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Security Cams ~ Are You Compromising Your Negotiation Power?

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Security Cameras ~ The Seller May Be Watching Every Move You Make!

Security Cameras - MCNE - Sheri Sperry Master Certified Negotiation Expert

 

Security Cameras

When it comes to Security Cameras, I know a thing or two about the subject. I am a past President of the Sedona Luxury Real Estate Professionals (SLREP) and a Master Certified Negotiation Expert.  We meet twice a month and discuss the luxury home market.  At a recent meeting, the topic came up about security cameras.  As a luxury real estate specialist, many if not all our luxury homes have security.  With today’s technology, it is easy to access these features through your smart phone or tablet.  You can see the video feed live in most cases.

Sellers Want Top $$$$

As we know, hot market aside, when pricing a luxury home, it is generally going to have a longer selling cycle than the home that is priced much lower. If an agent does not hit the price point “sweet spot”, a  luxury home can sit and become stale.

Your Conversations and ACTIONS May Be Monitored

A seller may decide to be that “fly on the wall” during a showing of their home.  So if a buyer walks through the home and thinks they are having a private conversation, think again!  You may be monitored and not even know it. Just your actions, such as how long you linger in a room, the use of your body language to show your excitement, may tip off the seller as to how to emphasize the strong points of the home going forward. The listing agent may not even be aware of it.

Nanny Cams Are Everywhere…Compromising Your Negotiating Power

If you go into a somewhat private area to talk about your willingness to go to a certain price level, or worse yet, willing to pay full asking…. guess what, you will pay that price.  You may not even have to talk about pricing.  Just saying how much you love a feature or two or three may be enough to erode your position.

The Real Estate Agents Are Not Off The Hook Either!

As an agent, whether you are working for the seller or the buyer, you are on display.  Your actions will determine if you keep the listing as a representative of the seller.  As a buyer’s agent, your reputation is on display.  How do you present the home? Do you allow your customers to touch everything?  Does a buyer try out the bed?  Are they trashing every aspect of the home? If a seller is watching live or on tape, they are sizing you up.

It’s Not Just Luxury Homes Where You Can Find These Cameras

I think that we have an obligation to  remind some customers that they may be monitored on security cameras.  A gentle reminder to emphasize that discussing negotiations outside or in the car is probably the best course of action, especially if they are seriously considering purchase. You never know who is watching!

 

July 2016 ~ VOC ~ Market Report Analysis

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July VOC Market Analysis – Village of Oak Creek 

Sedona Arizona 86351

July 2016 Market Reports

Prepared for you by Sheri SperryRe/MAX Sedona

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July July VOC Market homes for sale

Homes On Golf Course – Returned 11 Results – Sedona Arizona 86351 – 6 less homes on market since May


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Sedona Arizona 86351 Homes For Sale

Report 7/11/16

VOC Village of Oak Creek Homes for Sale July

July VOC MARKET HOME ANALYSIS – First of all, these are real time charts that tell us “How the market is doing”. See the definition of Market Action Index above. Altos Research uses a complex algorithm to provide the MAI.

VOC, Village of Oak Creek or Big Park also known as Sedona 86351 is the bedroom community of Sedona. It is located 20 minutes from the city center off highway 179. There are two zip codes in Sedona, 86336 and 86351.

These July VOC Market Reports will highlight 86351

In this zip code, you will find a majority of single family homes nestled between some red rock formations. Bell Rock, Courthouse Butte, Castle Rock and the back side of Cathedral are the most notable of the formations. You will also find more than a couple of golf courses including an executive 9 hole course. Even though there is some shopping, entertainment, restaurants, and lodging. The majority of the zip code has more affordable housing than the zip code of 86336.

At the end of April. the Market Action Index or d was at the highest point for 3 out of 4 quartiles.  In June, these quartiles dropped but have started back on an upward trend. The top quartile is also trending upward. Though it is at a 25 MAI level which indicates a buyers market.  Currently the other 3 quartiles are trending upward from 33.  This is in the seller advantage range for MAI. 

Always use the median price to track trends. The median means that half the homes are higher and half are lower. If the highest priced home is well over a million dollars this will drive the average price of homes up substantially. Average price is not a good indicator of how the market is doing.

Check the interactive charts below.  

These charts are always current and  up-to-date with a Wi-Fi or Internet Connection. 

Neutral Push On The June VOC Homes For Sale

Pricing continues to be relatively stable and continues this trend in July. In the past year, Each quartile has seen little movement in pricing. Areas that affect pricing are DOM and inventory. Buyers and Realtors are waiting for the right homes to come on market and moving those quickly while some homes continue to sit. 

Inventory has been tightening and days-on-market increasing recently. The Market Action Index has been basically flat, not providing strong indication for market conditions. 

Supply & Demand

Homes sales have begun exceeding new inventory. This is a Buyer’s market so prices are not yet moving higher as excess inventory is consumed. If the tightening continues and the market moves into the Seller’s zone, we may see upward pressure on pricing. 

Buyers may continue to find some reasonable areas of selection in the top quartile. Any reasonably priced home in the other three quartiles is not lasting on the market.  As a buyer, look to homes that have become stale on market to increase your odds at a equitable negotiation. This continues to be the norm for the market in this area. 

One note: The Luxury Market has a low price point of $975,000 for VOC. However, the Luxury Market is measured using 86336, and 86351 zip codes. The price point is at $1,650,000 for the top 10% of the market.

The Sedona Luxury Real Estate Professionals which Sheri Sperry is a past-president of defines the Luxury Market as the top 10% of the listings available.

To learn more about these market reports please visit the Learning Center or visit Market Stats on my website.

July - VOC Homes for sale and market reports July


There are 10 VOC homes for sale (currently) priced at $1 million and over – 

Million dollar bracket – 1 less from June

$575,000 to $999,999 returned 28 VOC homes for sale  (– 7)

$400,000 to $574,999 returned 48 VOC homes for sale  (+3

NOTE: In the 2 months prior, 28 homes have been added to the $400,000 to $574,999 bracket for listings – 2 more homes added since April and now 3 more have been added since June.

This is approx. 242% increase in homes for sale in 4 months!

$399,000 and under returned 30 VOC homes for sale  (-8)

The listings above can change at any given time based on homes being added or subtracted from the Multiple Listing Service (MLS).

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MAI or Market Action Index answers the question “Hows the Market?” by measuring the current rate of sale versus the amount of the inventory.  Index above 30 implies a seller’s advantage.  Below 30, conditions give the advantage to the buyer.


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ABOUT ME: “Many buyers and sellers are skeptical about salespeople. So am I! But, I am not a typical salesperson. I put myself in your shoes and help you make decisions based on how I would want to proceed if I were you. In other words, what steps would I take and what is right for you? How will this transaction be beneficial for you? How will it help you move forward with your goals? How can I make it as smooth and pleasant as possible? What is in your best interests as we move forward?

Let’s face it, you won’t really know that I am not a typical salesperson until you get to know me. I am confident you will feel at ease and comfortable knowing I can find solutions for you. If you don’t feel that way, please let me know. I want to be the best I can for you. I am YOUR Solutions Realtor.” ~ Sheri Sperry

Disclaimer: Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed – SVVAR Broker

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A paid subscription service is provided by SellSedona.com and Altos Research to determine “How the active market is doing”. This Market Report is for single family residential only. No other housing segment is being analyzed. Analysis of Market Research and trends are based on opinion, experience, past & current statistics and other information. It is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Sedona 86336 ~ Homes For-Sale – July 2016 ~ Market Analysis

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Homes For-Sale
Sedona Arizona 86336
July 2016 ~ Market Analysis

Chapel Area Homes for sale

Learn More About Sedona Arizona 86336

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Sedona Arizona 86336 Homes For-Sale

Report 7/11/16

Sedona July real estate for sale

Sedona July Real Estate Market

First of all, as you research the Sedona July real estate market homes for-sale, these are real time charts that tell us “How the market is doing”. See the definition of Market Action Index (MAI) above. Altos Research uses a complex algorithm to provide the MAI.

Sedona 86336 is the heart of Sedona. There are two zip codes 86336 and 86351. These Market Reports will highlight 86336. In this zipcode, you will find the majority of the shopping, entertainment, restaurants, and lodging. It also includes a couple of 5 star resorts and the camping areas and mountain style living in the Oak Creek area heading toward Flagstaff. Sedona 86336 is basically areas such as the Chapel area, Uptown, West Sedona, the Airport Mesa area and Red Rock Loop.


SEDONA JUNE ’16 REAL ESTATE MARKET ANALYSIS

The Market Action Index has started to trend down. Only the bottom 2 quartiles are in the Seller’s Advantage range at an index of 30 or above. The 2 Lower Quartiles are showing that demand is starting to wane.

inventory is starting to increase while Days On Market DOM appears to be trending lower. Based on the indices, conditions are weakening just a bit. 

While prices have been at a plateau for a number of weeks, this is a Buyer’s market and the supply of homes listed has started growing relative to demand.  This indicates that prices could easily resume a downward trend in conjunction with MAI. Prices are unlikely to move significantly higher until there is a persistent upward shift in the MAI. Eight homes have been added to the market since June. 

Bottom Line: The Sedona 86336 market is weakening slightly.  There may be some deals to be had because DOM are high overall and the inventory has increased.  However, even though the MAI is trending downward, the bottom two quartiles are still well above the cutoff for a Buyer’s market. 

To learn more about these market reports please visit:

The Discover SellSedona.com or visit Market Stats on my website.
Reports are generated weekly on Mondays

Sedona July real estate for sale

*Please Note: As new listings hit the market and homes close or fall off, the number of Sedona homes for sale will fluctuate daily based on the Multiple Listing Service detail.


Select Links Below To See Sedona Single Family Homes In Each Price Range

There are 59 Sedona homes for sale (currently) priced at $1 million and over
Million Dollar Homes +3 Homes added since June

The top 10% of the Luxury Market starts at $1,650,000.
$700,000 to $999,999 returned 48 Sedona homes for sale –  +3
$400,000 to $699,999 returned 69 Sedona homes for sale  +2
$399,000 and under returned 40 Sedona homes for sale -2


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MAI or Market Action Index answers the question “Hows the Market?” by measuring the current rate of sale versus the amount of the inventory. Index above 30 implies a seller’s advantage. Below 30, conditions give the advantage to the buyer.


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ABOUT ME: “Many buyers and sellers are skeptical about salespeople. So am I! But, I am not a typical salesperson. I put myself in your shoes and help you make decisions based on how I would want to proceed if I were you. In other words, what steps would I take and what is right for you? How will this transaction be beneficial for you? How will it help you move forward with your goals? How can I make it as smooth and pleasant as possible? What is in your best interests as we move forward?

Let’s face it, you won’t really know that I am not a typical salesperson until you get to know me. I am confident you will feel at ease and comfortable knowing I can find solutions for you. If you don’t feel that way, please let me know. I want to be the best I can for you. I am YOUR Solutions Realtor.” ~ Sheri Sperry

Disclaimer: Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed – SVVAR Broker Reciprocity

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A paid subscription service is provided by SellSedona.com and Altos Research to determine “How the active market is doing”. This Market Report is for single family residential only. No other housing segment is being analyzed. Analysis of Market Research and trends are based on opinion, experience, past, and current information. It is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Chapel Aerial Video – A Special Place to See

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Chapel Aerial Video

This Chapel Aerial Video shows the surrounding rocks that this magnificent Chapel sits in. it is in a fabulous setting that sits high enough to get a good view of the red rocks and surrounding areas.  But if you can’t visit the Chapel, this may be the next best vantage point! Look at all the rock formations there are.  You can see a little of Elephant Rock, Madonna & Child, The Twin Sisters, Courthouse Butte, Bell Rock and Cathedral Rock. It is really amazing to be able to see all these formations in one area. This is why many people choose the Chapel area to make their home.

 

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Cornville’s Verde Santa Fe Market Is HOT! ~ Multiple Offers on Villas Townhouse!

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415 S. Camino De Encanto
Cornville Arizona 86325 

Verde Santa Fe 

A Very Special Sale Is Pending…

Sheri Sperry ReMax Sedona Listings & Buyers

The Cornville market is seller’s market as indicated by my “June 2016 ~ Cornville ~ Market Conditions”  analysis. So it is not surprising that this home was listed less than two week before receiving multiple offers! The sale is now pending.

The Villas Encanto is one of those rare 2 BD 2 bath gems. It is considered a townhouse but as a detached townhouse it sits on a lot with no other unit.  For all intensive purpose it is a single family home.  It is located in a gated 55 and over community.  There is a pool located in the townhouse community for the residents.

This Villas owner is also a member of the larger Verde Santa Fe Clubhouse where there is a game/meeting room, exercise room, pool table, large dining area with full kitchen and gathering area. Right outside the glass walls is a beautiful large swimming pool.  This is one of two community gathering areas in Verde Santa Fe.

Another Great feature for the communities of Verde Santa Fe, is the proximity to Verde Santa Fe Golf Course. Of course, golf rates and membership fees do apply.

Verde Santa Fe Golf Course Homes For Sale

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A Final Thought….

This is very special sale because the previous owner, my original customer recently passed. I really wanted to help her sibling get this sold so that the family could move on. The owner was a courageous woman who fought with every fiber of her being during her ordeal.

… I am in this for two reasons only:

  1. I want to help people – I really really care about my customers.
  2. I really really have a passion and love of real estate. 

ABOUT ME: “Many buyers and sellers are skeptical about salespeople. So am I! But, I am not a typical salesperson. I put myself in your shoes and help you make decisions based on how I would want to proceed if I were you. In other words, what steps would I take and what is right for you? How will this transaction be beneficial for you? How will it help you move forward with your goals? How can I make it as smooth and pleasant as possible? What is in your best interests as we move forward?
Let’s face it, you won’t really know that I am not a typical salesperson until you get to know me. I am confident you will feel at ease and comfortable knowing I can find solutions for you. If you don’t feel that way, please let me know. I want to be the best I can for you. I am YOUR Solutions Realtor.” ~ Sheri Sperry

Another Village of Oak Creek Home Sold! By Sheri Sperry ReMAX Sedona ~ 55 Stone Way

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Sedona Arizona 86351

Village of Oak Creek

55 Stone Way 

Village of Oak Creek Homes for Sale Big Park VOC Sedona 86351

Congratulations!

Mark & Candy

This Village of Oak Creek home located at 55 Stone Way is a great home with a nice fenced in backyard and views of Courthouse Butte and Bell Rock.  Bell Rock is probably the most prominent Red Red as you make your way into Sedona from highway 179. 

Mark and Candy are thrilled to have the keys to their new home. Everything went smooth at the end and they were able to close a few days early!  

This is a 3 BD – 2 Bath 1600 + sf home.  The lot size is .25 acre. 

One of the most satisfying experiences of my job is seeing the excitement on my customers’ faces when I hand them the keys to their new home.

Let me put my solutions to work for you! 


  ABOUT ME:  Many buyers and sellers are skeptical about salespeople. So am I! But, I am not a typical salesperson. I put myself in your shoes and help you make decisions based on how I would want to proceed if I were you. In other words, what steps would I take and what is right for you? How will this transaction be beneficial for you? How will it help you move forward with your goals? How can I make it as smooth and pleasant as possible? What is in your best interests as we move forward? 

Let’s face it, you won’t really know that I am not a typical salesperson until you get to know me. I am confident you will feel at ease and comfortable knowing I can find solutions for you. If you don’t feel that way, please let me know. I want to be the best I can for you. I am YOUR Solutions Realtor. ~ Sheri Sperry 


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June 2016 ~ Cornville ~ Market Conditions

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Cornville/Page Springs – Arizona 86325

June 2016 Market Conditions

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May Cornville real estate Market conditions - ReMax Sedona Golf Homes for sale

Homes On Golf Course – Returned 5 Results – Cornville Arizona 86325  (-2)

June – Cornville AZ 86325 – Homes For Sale

Report June 27, 2016

 June Cornville Homes for Sale - Market Reports

First of all these are real time charts that tell us “How the market is doing”.  See the definition of Market Action Index above. Altos Research uses a complex algorithm to provide the MAI.

Cornville 86325 which includes the community of Page Springs, is growing among those looking at buying homes for sale. Many homes such as the neighborhoods and sub-divisions of Verde Santa Fe are newer homes with great appeal. Verde Santa Fe (VSF) has several neighborhoods that appeal to a variety of residents and buyers.   VSF amenities abound, from gated communities, two clubhouses, neighborhood and community pools and a golf course where residents can belong to the VSF Men’s Club or Ladies League. Call golf course for more info and pricing @ 928-634-5454.

The Cornville area is also a bedroom community of Sedona, and it’s close proximity to Cottonwood can be very appealing to many people.  Cottonwood has big box stores such as Home Depot and Wal-Mart as well as the Verde Valley Medical Center.  This is very appealing to many who need to be near medical facilities, doctors and other professionals.

These Market Reports will highlight Single Family Homes in Zip Code 86325.

Check the interactive charts below.  These charts are always current and up-to-date with a Wi-Fi or Internet connection. 

Supply and Demand – June Cornville

The Cornville AZ 86325 DOM (days on market) is moving upward. Three of the four quartiles have been moving higher.  We are currently in the ‘on-season’ and sales activity has increased. Usually, this is the time of year that sellers put their homes on market because of the increased activity. The inventory levels are continuing to decrease, though this has slowed down.  

Overall, the inventory levels and sales activity have helped to increase the Market Action Index. The MAI has increased 2 points, since May. Sellers have a solid advantage right now. We are seeing upward pricing pressure. The median price for this zip code has moved up $15,000 since May. Only the top quartile has taken a decrease in pricing.  This may be the result of higher priced homes selling dropping the median price level. 

Remember that though it is clearly a seller’s market advantage, there may properties that present a better sales position based on the motivation and willingness of the seller to negotiate. This won’t change until multiple offers are being made. 

BOTTOM LINE —> Similar to last month, there is not a lot of inventory to choose from. If you find a home you like, you should act on it and make the best possible deal and always seek the advice of a Realtor. We are entering the summer selling season which usually slows a little until September. Watch the numbers moving into July. 


 

One note: The Luxury Market for Cornville currently sits at a price point of $592,000 and above. Six homes are available in this category. The Sedona Luxury Real Estate Professionals which Sheri Sperry is a past-president of defines the Luxury Market as the top 10% of the listings available. This price point increased from $549,000 for a $43,000 increase. 


 

To learn more about these market reports please visit the Learning Center or visit Market Reports on my website.

 

June Cornville homes for sale market reports Page Springs

 

There is Cornville home for sale (currently) priced at $1 million and over

$425,000 and up – returned 18 Cornville homes for sale – (+4)

$349,000 to $424,999 returned 8 Cornville homes for sale – (-3)

$249,000 to $348,999 returned 16 Cornville homes for sale – (+1)

$248,999 and under returned 16 Cornville homes for sale – (no change)

The listings above can change at any given time based on homes being added or subtracted from the Multiple Listing Service (MLS).


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MAI or Market Action Index answers the question “Hows the Market?” by measuring the current rate of sale versus the amount of the inventory.  Index above 30 implies a seller’s advantage.  Below 30, conditions give the advantage to the buyer.


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CORNVILLE – PAGE SPRINGS – VERDE SANTA FE


A paid subscription service is provided by SellSedona.com and Altos Research to determine “How the active market is doing”. This Market Report is for single family residential only. No other housing segment is being analyzed. Analysis of Market Research and trends are based on opinion, experience, past, and current information. It is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.   

 

Just Reduced! 415 S. Camino De Encanto Verde Santa Fe Cornville AZ 86325

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$175,000 

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415 S. Camino de Encanto, Cornville AZ, Town House For Sale – No Common Walls – This detached town house is located in Verde Santa Fe, Cornville. It is priced to sell quickly. There are no common walls! This is a great detached town house in the gated Villas for 55+. Want easy care landscaping? You got it! Want easy to clean floors? There is tile neutral color tile throughout this home. Do you want LOCK & GO convenience? This was built with you in mind! It is a detached town house for those who like to travel or use as a second home (winter or summer). The garage has lots of storage with built in cabinets and work area. Looking forward to leisure activities? In addition to the Villas pool, there is also a membership to the Verde Santa Fe Community Center with pool, clubhouse, exercise, kitchen, and game room. Also there is golf course nearby Golf fees do apply. You will enjoy the weather in the Verde Santa Fe community. Mild winters offer year long outdoor activities. Dont forget that you are just minutes from Old Town Cottonwood and Sedona. There are big box stores and medical facilities also with in minutes of this town house.

Sheri Sperry & Sedona Luxury Real Estate Professionals (SLREP)

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Sedona Luxury Real Estate Professionals

Sheri Sperry – Past-President

Sheri Sperry Sedona Luxury Real estate Professionals

I network with the top Sedona Realtors who sell Luxury Real Estate.  We meet twice a month to discuss all aspects of the real estate market as well as community news and issues.  When your new Luxury listing becomes available, Sheri will have the SLREP tour your home to assess the pricing, luxury features, and areas that could use improvement to present your property in it’s finest light.

Only The Best Luxury Realtors® Are Members Of SLREP

One of the biggest advantages for you the customer, is that you benefit from the relationship of the entire group. Enjoy the inside advantage of this relationship.  Benefit from local and expert knowledge of the Sedona Luxury Homes market. As a seller, the moment you employ me, A SLREP Realtor®, you are getting an agent who demonstrates the highest respect for the seller’s property and privacy.  You are getting a luxury home marketing consultant of the highest caliber who understands how to position your luxury home to create the most value for you.

Showings for your Sedona Luxury Home are scheduled with as much advance notice as possible. I will aspire to cooperate with and support the entire real estate community in achieving the sale of your property. Receive additional exposure for your property at no additional fee and be confident in the knowledge that visitors to your home are pre-qualified.

 Luxury Home Owners – I Am Looking Out For You

Simply put,  “It’s All About You”!  I am looking out for you. You can rest assured that your property is “presented” not simply shown by me. I will point out all the distinctive features and amenities that your property offers the prospective buyer as well as answer any questions.

My membership in The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing gives me unparalleled ability to provide the highest quality marketing material as well as access to the latest market conditions and reports. I will identify relevant properties that are in direct competition, and will assist you in positioning your luxury home to create the highest value with the express intent to bring a real buyer for you.

Luxury Home Buyers

For those buyers who are in the market for a luxury home, our SLREP group networks and identifies homes that may not be on market as of yet but has potential of selling soon. Most of the luxury homes go through our members and you have a distinct advantage as one of my buyers.

Why? I have the pulse of the luxury market at my fingertips.

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June 2016 ~ Cottonwood ~ Market Conditions

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Homes For-Sale 

Cottonwood Arizona 86326

June 2016 Market Conditions

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Cottonwood AZ 86326 – Homes ForSale

Report 6/20/16

June-cottonwood homes for saleThese are real time charts that tell us “How the market is doing”.  See the definition of

Market Action Index above. Altos Research uses a complex algorithm to provide the MAI.

Cottonwood Arizona 86325 is a city, about a half hour south of Sedona. It is located off highway 260.   Cottonwood is known for it’s big box shopping centers and is also known for the Verde Valley Medical Center.  There are many medical offices around the hospital that provide all the services you might need. Go to LifeInSedona.com and select Cottonwood for more information. Old Town Cottonwood has been completely renovated in the last few years.  It has the charm of the Old West and the modern flair of contemporary restaurants and boutique shopping.  One of my favorite gourmet food stores is the Verde Valley Olive Oil Traders.  You must go in there and taste the ultra fresh olive oils and balsamic vinegars they offer.  This Old Town experience is another reason that the Cottonwood, Clarkdale and Cornville areas are thriving.  Not only does this area bring tourism but the locals are fully invested in it’s success!

When you look at the trend lines on the charts below, you will notice that Inventory was at it’s highest level back in August of 2015 for all quartiles. In late April 2016, inventory appears to have bottomed out and continuing to rise through June.  If you look at the search parameters below the number of homes have dropped by 9 overall.   Because of a positive demand in the marketplace, the upward pressure has had a positive effect on the median price in each quartile. The MAI is mixed in June, but all quartiles are well in the seller range except the higher end homes in the top quartile. Those homes continue to drop and have reached 23 on the MAI. Days On Market (DOM) are also mixed for the quartiles. But because the top quartile is not performing well, the DOM overall is trending upward based on that quartile. Cottonwood is in the seller zone overall and prices are rising. All but the top quartile are showing price increases.  Keep your eye on the MAI . The top quartile is the only one in the buyer zone. The other 3 quartiles are well into the seller zone. 

 

BOTTOM LINE: The homes in the Cottonwood area are priced more competitively than Sedona. You get more home and property for the price.  Also it is an easy drive to Sedona to enjoy the beauty of that area. Buyers may find some relief in the top quartile. The homes in the top range, do not compete well with the more desireable location of Sedona. This may be the reason that this zone is not moving well. However, you will find that sellers in the other 3 quartiles have a strong negotiation position. 

 

 

 

June cottonwood market homes for sale

To learn more about these market reports please visit:

The Learning Center or visit Market Stats on my website.

Reports are generated weekly on Mondays

 


Select Link Below To See Cottonwood Single Family Homes in Each Price Range

(Top 10%) is considered the Luxury Market starts at $599,000 for Cottonwood 

Luxury Market Increased from $549,000 to $599,000

Only 1 home is over $1 million

There are 15 Cottonwood homes for sale (currently) priced at $500,000 and over – (no change)

$250,000 to $499,999 returned 31 Cottonwood homes for sale – (no change)

$175,000 to $249,999 returned 31 Cottonwood homes for sale – (-8)

$174,999 and under returned 28 Cottonwood homes for sale  – (-1)


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SEARCH FOR ALL HOMES FOR SALE IN COTTONWOOD


ABOUT ME: “Many buyers and sellers are skeptical about salespeople. So am I! But, I am not a typical salesperson. I put myself in your shoes and help you make decisions based on how I would want to proceed if I were you. In other words, what steps would I take and what is right for you? How will this transaction be beneficial for you? How will it help you move forward with your goals? How can I make it as smooth and pleasant as possible? What is in your best interests as we move forward?

Let’s face it, you won’t really know that I am not a typical salesperson until you get to know me. I am confident you will feel at ease and comfortable knowing I can find solutions for you. If you don’t feel that way, please let me know. I want to be the best I can for you. I am YOUR Solutions Realtor.” ~ Sheri Sperry

 Disclaimer: Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed – SVVAR Broker Reciprocity – Equal Housing

Cottonwood Market conditions

A paid subscription service is provided by SellSedona.com and Altos Research to determine “How the active market is doing”. This Market Report is for single family residential only. No other housing segment is being analyzed. Analysis of Market Research and trends are based on opinion, experience, past, and current information. It is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Sedona Summer Fun – Enjoying the Pool…and the View!

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West Sedona Arizona

Enjoy Summer In The Cottages At Coffeepot~Soldiers Pass

Summer 2016

EnJoy Summertime in West Sedona Arizona

Summer is a very special time of the year.  It gives us a chance to appreciate our climate in Northern Arizona. Temperatures that routinely hit the 90ºs with low humidity, especially in June.  May and June can be the driest months of the year. This means you can plan outdoor activities and not worry too much that they may be spoiled by inclement weather.  sedona summer

Our mornings are usually brisk, which allows for biking, hiking aa well as other activities such as tennis and walking.  It is a fabulous time of year to take pleasure in your surroundings and be thankful for the beauty and serenity that surrounds you every day of the year.

There are miles upon miles of trails to explore throughout Sedona.  Many of these trails intersect each other and can provide lots of exercise for an experienced hiker.  Always take a lot of water with you.  A climate with low humidity can be deceivingly dangerous. You could be opening yourself up to heat exhaustion or stroke if you do not stay hydrated.

There are areas that provide challenges such as rock climbing for the purely adventurous and I might add, highly skilled rock climber.

sedona summer

Hiking Trails Sedona and Surrounding Areas.

When the brisk air starts to turn warm, you may want to spend some relaxing time at the pool or maybe kayaking on the Verde River. There is always something special to do in and around Sedona.

sedona summer

 For more solutions & ideas from “YOUR Solutions Realtor – go to LifeInSedona.com.


ABOUT ME: “Many buyers and sellers are skeptical about salespeople. So am I! But, I am not a typical salesperson. I put myself in your shoes and help you make decisions based on how I would want to proceed if I were you. In other words, what steps would I take and what is right for you? How will this transaction be beneficial for you? How will it help you move forward with your goals? How can I make it as smooth and pleasant as possible? What is in your best interests as we move forward?
Let’s face it, you won’t really know that I am not a typical salesperson until you get to know me. I am confident you will feel at ease and comfortable knowing I can find solutions for you. If you don’t feel that way, please let me know. I want to be the best I can for you. I am YOUR Solutions Realtor.” ~ Sheri Sperry

Record Heat Hits Sedona – Hottest Day On Record – Sedona Coffeepot Cottages Weather Station

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Record Heat

Hottest Day On Record In Sedona

3º Higher Than Previous Record

Record Heat Ricks World Sedona Weather - All time hottest day

112.7º

I am always the first person to say that Sedona is much cooler than Phoenix or the Valley.  Well, yesterday, our temps were not far off of record setting temps in Phoenix!  I never thought I would ever see a temperature as high as 112 in Sedona.  We have spent many vacations on the Colorado River where temps can hover around 120º. So heat is not foreign to us but NEVER in Sedona. 

Normally – the coolest part of the day is right after sun up, unless a front moves in.  During summer, we run the AC from 11 AM to about 9 PM.  Just a day earlier, it was 61º in the AM!  I could tell we were headed for a record when that AM temp only got down to 74º.  We can cool the whole house down in a short time just by opening windows….not yesterday!!

Hottest Part of the Day

Where we live, the hottest part of the day is around 3:30 PM to 4:45 PM.  As you can see, the hottest temperature was 112.7º at 1:34 PM.  Clouds started to roll in and the temperature dropped from that point forward.  

I feel pretty confident that this record should stand for awhile.  The record that was smashed was set back on June 29th, 2013 at 109.1º.

 Discover Sedona Weather here.

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 ABOUT ME:  Many buyers and sellers are skeptical about salespeople. So am I! But, I am not a typical salesperson. I put myself in your shoes and help you make decisions based on how I would want to proceed if I were you. In other words, what steps would I take and what is right for you? How will this transaction be beneficial for you? How will it help you move forward with your goals? How can I make it as smooth and pleasant as possible? What is in your best interests as we move forward? 

Let’s face it, you won’t really know that I am not a typical salesperson until you get to know me. I am confident you will feel at ease and comfortable knowing I can find solutions for you. If you don’t feel that way, please let me know. I want to be the best I can for you. I am YOUR Solutions Realtor. ~ Sheri Sperry 

 

Arizona Gov. Ducey Signs Bill Allowing Short Term Rentals! There is one Exception…

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Bill SB 1350 Takes Effect December 31, 2016

Short Term & Vacation Rentals

 

Short Term Rentals HOAs

Short Term Rental Mixed Reviews

The City of Sedona has had a long time ordinance that did not allow any short term rentals unless your home met a “grandfather clause“. The definition included rentals of less than 30 days. Sedona already has a vibrant tourism economy with time-shares, hotels and motels all over the city. The ordinance was meant to protect the residential areas from increased noise levels and traffic. Some investors have shied away from purchasing homes to rent out because of this ordinance.  They gravitate to other areas outside of Sedona for investment opportunities.

On one side of the issue, you have timeshare, hotel and motel owners and corporations.  On the other side of the issue, there are internet home hosting sites, investors and some homeowners who want to rent out their property and are unable to do so.

A “Sharing Economy”

Governor Ducey of Arizona is not just trying to make political points signing this bill into law.  He is fulfilling a platform objective to make Arizona a “sharing economy“. In his State of the State address January 12, 2016:

Governor Ducey said, “Arizona should be the Sharing Economy, what Texas is to oil and what Silicon Valley used to be to the tech industry.” He went on to say, “Arizona requires licenses for too many jobs – resulting in a maze of bureaucracy for small business people looking to earn an honest living…The elites and special interests will tell you that these licenses are necessary.  But often they have been designed to kill competition or keep out the little guy. So, let’s eliminate them.” 

To support this line of thought, recently Uber and Lyft have been cleared to operate at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. In simplistic terms, Uber is a type of taxi or shuttle service that uses an app on your smartphone to secure payment and a ride. These services have sought contracts and permits to service Sky Harbor and have been unable to get a foot in the door.  Gov. Ducey has helped open that door.

Bill Allows More Options For Tourists, Hosts, and Taxes For Governments

As for short-term rentals, normally considered less than 30 days, there are a few municipalities around the state that have ordinances prohibiting short term rentals in some form, including Sedona. This bill lifted those restrictions. Homeowners or investors will be able to host short-term rentals. The bill’s sponsor, Senator Debbie Lesko, R-Peoria, said that this bill would prevent local governments from banning short-term rentals and lodging websites such as Airbnb and VRBO from offering these homes as an alternative vacation rental option. Lesko also stated that the bill would protect homeowners and reduce government bureaucracy. This was also confirmed by the Arizona Department of Revenue. Taxes, very similar to hotel taxes, would be easier to collect. The taxes include a 3% privilege tax and a 3.5% transient lodging tax which equals 6.5%.

This Debate Has Been Smoldering For Years

In my opinion, the increasing popularity of sporting events in the Valley, such as golf tournaments, and NASCAR races and more prominent football championship games such as the Super Bowl, have brought this short-term rental debate to the forefront. Let’s not forget the popularity of baseball’s Cactus League Spring training where there is an influx into the Valley. Hotel’s rates skyrocket up to three times the normal rate for a room. In most cases, you need to book months in advance to get a good room in a desirable location to your event.

AZCentral.com wrote an article as many pubications do every year around Superbowl. The article focuses around the exorbitant prices charged by homeowners to rent their home out during these events. Homes can go for $5000 to $6000 for 5 days. One owner was seeking $16,000 for a week!

In the Sedona local paper, the Red Rock News, City Attorney, Robert Pickels answers a lot of the questions that many residents have.

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FAQ In A Nutshell

  • Sedona’s short-term  vacation rental ordinance becomes unenforceable on December 31, 2016
  • ADOR will be responsible for collecting 6.5% tax – similar to hotels and enforcement
    • Hosts can register with ADOR or have an online lodging company collect the taxes
Homeowner’s Associations (HOA) – Covenants Conditions & Restrictions (CC&R’s)

The one exception to the bill as signed by Governor Ducey of Arizona is the HOA and CC&Rs.  When you purchase a home, condo or townhouse, chances are you may be part of a Homeowners Association.  Make sure you understand your responsibilities as part of that HOA. HOAs yield a lot of power as to how you manage your property.  This is where the exception over short-term rentals may be restricted. If an HOA defines the restrictions on renting out the house to another party, this may supersede SB 1350.  For example, some HOAs will not allow a homeowner to rent the premises for less than 30 days. Many HOAs have rental restrictions far greater than month to month.  Some HOAs have a minimum of a one year lease required for rentals, so do your due diligence and research what is in your CC&Rs. You may be very surprised at what you learn.

Most of these HOA communities have had these CC&Rs in place for many years; however, you should also check to see if there are any addendums in place. Any HOA CC&R’s put in place after SB 1350 is in effect may be subject to a limitation.  It is a good idea to assure yourself what rules you may have to abide by.  As with any law that goes into effect, there may be court challenges as well, but this remains to be seen. It is my opinion, if you want to live in a neighborhood that does not allow short-term rentals, check the language in the CC&Rs.

 If you have any additional questions about the housing market – feel free to reach out to me.  After all, I am YOUR Solutions Realtor®!

June 2016 ~ VOC ~ Market Report Analysis

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June VOC Market Analysis – Village of Oak Creek 

Sedona Arizona 86351

June 2016 Market Reports

Prepared for you by Sheri SperryRe/MAX Sedona

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June VOC - Homes for sale & market reports

Homes On Golf Course – Returned 12 Results – Sedona Arizona 86351 – 5 less homes since May


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Sedona Arizona 86351 Homes For Sale

Report 5/16/16

May VOC

JUNE VOC MARKET HOME ANALYSIS – First of all, these are real time charts that tell us “How the market is doing”. See the definition of Market Action Index above. Altos Research uses a complex algorithm to provide the MAI.

VOC, Village of Oak Creek or Big Park also known as Sedona 86351 is the bedroom community of Sedona. It is located 20 minutes from the city center off highway 179. There are two zip codes in Sedona, 86336 and 86351.

These June VOC Market Reports will highlight 86351

In this zip code, you will find a majority of single family homes nestled between some red rock formations. Bell Rock, Courthouse Butte, Castle Rock and the back side of Cathedral are the most notable of the formations. You will also find more than a couple of golf courses including an executive 9 hole course. Even though there is some shopping, entertainment, restaurants, and lodging. The majority of the zip code has more affordable housing than the zip code of 86336.

At the end of April. the Market Action Index or MAI was at the highest point for 3 out of 4 quartiles.  In June, these quartiles are continuing a weak downward trend. The top quartile is also trending downward. Currently the other 3 quartiles are all meeting at an index of 33.  This is still in the seller advantage range for MAI. 

The inventory levels continues to rise which is providing a weak push downward on the Market. In Sedona 86351 which is basically areas east of Bell Rock, median prices have not changed much for several months.

Always use the median price to track trends. The median means that half the homes are higher and half are lower. If the highest priced home is well over a million dollars this will drive the average price of homes up substantially. Average price is not a good indicator of how the market is doing.

Check the interactive charts below.  

These charts are always current and  up-to-date with a Wi-Fi or Internet Connection. 

Neutral Push On The June VOC Homes For Sale

Pricing continues to be relatively stable in again in June. In the past year, Each quartile has seen little movement in pricing. Areas that affect pricing are DOM and inventory. Buyers and Realtors are waiting for the right homes to come on market and moving those quickly while some homes continue to sit. There will need to be a continued strong downward trend in DOM and number of homes on market before there will be any rise in pricing.

Days on Market (DOM) are below May levels and are still trending downward. Though the inventory is showing a trend upward, the search results below indicate that the number of homes on market have dropped 5 since May. This is providing a neutral outlook for the market. 

Buyers may continue to find some reasonable areas of selection in the top quartile. Any reasonably priced home in the other three quartiles is not lasting on the market.  As a buyer, look to homes that have become stale on market to increase your odds at a equitable negotiation. 

One note: The Luxury Market has a low price point of $975,000 for VOC. However, the Luxury Market is measured using 86336, and 86351 zip codes. The price point is at $1,650,000 for the top 10% of the market.

The Sedona Luxury Real Estate Professionals which Sheri Sperry is a past-president of defines the Luxury Market as the top 10% of the listings available.

To learn more about these market reports please visit the Learning Center or visit Market Stats on my website.

June VOC - Homes for sale market reports for Big Park


There are 11 VOC homes for sale (currently) priced at $1 million and over – 

Million dollar bracket – no change since May

$575,000 to $999,999 returned 35 VOC homes for sale  (– 1)

$400,000 to $574,999 returned 45 VOC homes for sale  (-4

NOTE: In the 2 months prior, 28 homes have been added to the $400,000 to $574,999 bracket for listings – 2 more homes added since April.

This is approx.150% increase in homes for sale in 3 months!

$399,000 and under returned 38 VOC homes for sale  (no change)

The listings above can change at any given time based on homes being added or subtracted from the Multiple Listing Service (MLS).

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MAI or Market Action Index answers the question “Hows the Market?” by measuring the current rate of sale versus the amount of the inventory.  Index above 30 implies a seller’s advantage.  Below 30, conditions give the advantage to the buyer.


SEARCH FOR ALL HOMES FOR SALE IN VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK


ABOUT ME: “Many buyers and sellers are skeptical about salespeople. So am I! But, I am not a typical salesperson. I put myself in your shoes and help you make decisions based on how I would want to proceed if I were you. In other words, what steps would I take and what is right for you? How will this transaction be beneficial for you? How will it help you move forward with your goals? How can I make it as smooth and pleasant as possible? What is in your best interests as we move forward?

Let’s face it, you won’t really know that I am not a typical salesperson until you get to know me. I am confident you will feel at ease and comfortable knowing I can find solutions for you. If you don’t feel that way, please let me know. I want to be the best I can for you. I am YOUR Solutions Realtor.” ~ Sheri Sperry

Disclaimer: Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed – SVVAR Broker

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A paid subscription service is provided by SellSedona.com and Altos Research to determine “How the active market is doing”. This Market Report is for single family residential only. No other housing segment is being analyzed. Analysis of Market Research and trends are based on opinion, experience, past & current statistics and other information. It is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

FAA-UAS Is In Final Leg For Operation and Certification of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

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FAA UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) Certification Guidelines

Will Be Announced In July

Sedona Posse Grounds Park Land for Sale

 

It looks like we are in the home stretch of the FAA-UAS issuing guidelines for operating UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) or AKA drones. Finalization is expected in July.  Other countries such as Japan and Australia have a well documented stream of economic opportunities.  Based on what I have read, the FAA has been able to research this as well as other material.  The FAA has taken a position that safety is a foremost consideration but that if there are too many restrictions, there could continue to be an economic loss to private business as well as commercial operations and new industry opportunities. Currently there is a process where the FAA can grant exceptions or one time permits, certificates of waiver or authorization, but this is not a viable solution for the future and is also a cumbersome process.

It should also be noted that President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum which stated that privacy and civil liberty issues should also addressed in the certification process. The FAA will not address these issues because they believe those issues are out of the scope of the FAA’s jurisdiction. They (the FAA) referred this to the Commerce Department.  It will be interesting going forward to see how this plays out and how privacy issues will be integrated. This could end up being a very controversial point.

There are nine categories that were named that would fall under the proposed framework.  Some of these categories could affect other types of real estate transactions and that is a good thing.  However, all I want to address right now is what affects most of us, residential, land, ranches and farms as well as other commercial real estate.

Aerial photography was a named category!  This means we will be able to enlist services of individuals in the near future.

Sedona Golf Course homes for sale

Some Key Takeaways for FAA – UAS

There are 22 bullet points in the memorandum. Of course this could change prior to the final document that comes out.  Here are just a few key takeaways. I will include a link to the document at the end of the post. These Major Provisions start on page 10.

  • Unaided VLOS (visual line of sight) ONLY
  • UAS may not operate over any persons not directly involved in the operation –
    • Also being proposed is a micro UAS category that would allow operation over people not involved in the operation and would require airman to self-certify that they are familiar with the aeronautical knowledge testing areas
  • Daylight ONLY operation sunrise to sunset local time
  • No Operation is Class A – airspace – High traffic Terminal Control Areas – Class B,C,D,E airspace allowed with ATC permission. Class G airspace no ATC permission needed.
  • An Operator must yield the right of way to any other aircraft or traffic including another UAS.
  • An Operator can only operate one UAS at a time
  • No operation from any moving vehicle or plane
  • No one can operate a UAS if there is any physical or mental condition that would interfere with safe operation of UAS
  • Pilots of small UAS would be considered “operators”
  • Operators would be required to:
    • Pass an initial aeronautical knowledge test at an FAA-approved knowledge testing center
    • Be vetted by the Transportation Security Administration
    • Obtain an unmanned aircraft operator certificate with a small UAS rating (like existing pilot airman certificates, never expires)

Some of the key points addressed visual observers.  A visual observer would be required to have line of sight ability and only can track one UAS at a time. The actual operator still needs line of sight. So this eliminates some sort of “daisy chain” effect.

Many of the UAS coming out now such as the Phantom 4 are much safer UAS than the original UAS.  There are cameras and sensors that point up down and forward to help the UAS from striking objects such as trees or buildings.  Phantom 4’s can even track a moving object and keep a safe distance away. As the battery starts to lose power the UAS can return to the starting point based on the power left in the battery. If you lose sight of the UAS there is a return to home button. Press the button and the UAS returns home.

Costs

There will be some costs incurred for the Operator. Many schools will start to pop up.  Make sure you check to see that they are a school that is certified to teach and provide a operators certificate.  In the docket below, there is a cost analysis.  See page 152.

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Sedona 86336 ~ Homes For-Sale – June 2016 ~ Market Analysis

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Homes For-Sale
Sedona Arizona 86336
June 2016 ~ Market Analysis

Homes for Sale Sedona 86336

Learn More About Sedona Arizona 86336

Courtesy of Sheri Sperry ~ Re/MAX Sedona 

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Sedona Arizona 86336 Homes For-Sale

Report 6/13/16

Sedona June Real Estate for sale

Sedona June Real Estate Market

First of all, as you research the Sedona June real estate market homes for-sale, these are real time charts that tell us “How the market is doing”. See the definition of Market Action Index (MAI) above. Altos Research uses a complex algorithm to provide the MAI.

Sedona 86336 is the heart of Sedona. There are two zip codes 86336 and 86351. These Market Reports will highlight 86336. In this zipcode, you will find the majority of the shopping, entertainment, restaurants, and lodging. It also includes a couple of 5 star resorts and the camping areas and mountain style living in the Oak Creek area heading toward Flagstaff. Sedona 86336 is basically areas such as the Chapel area, Uptown, West Sedona, the Airport Mesa area and Red Rock Loop.


SEDONA JUNE ’16 REAL ESTATE MARKET ANALYSIS

The Market Action Index has increased significantly from a low point in April of 25.5 to 27.5 for the overall index. All but the Top/First Quartile are in the Seller’s Advantage range at an index of 30 or above. The 2 Lower Quartiles are showing that demand is very hot and even the Top Quartile is moving toward the seller advantage after reaching a low point in the beginning of May.

With the Market Action Index heating up, the Inventory is tightening and Days On Market (DOM) are falling. These signs indicate a relatively bullish outlook for pricing.  In fact the Median Price of the Homes in 86336 rose $63,000 from May to a June price of $835,000.

Home sales have begun exceeding new inventory. This will continue to put pressure on pricing.

As we look toward the future, the last 2 summers have seen a similar trend in the fall of DOM in all segments. This would indicate that the market is most active in purchases April, May, and early June. Our schools recess for the summer break in mid May. What that means is that homes are being purchased in the Spring and early Summer and as the homes close in July, the inventory DOM starts to fall.

Sellers may be encouraged by the bullish signs in the market and may not be as willing to negotiate with the lower inventory and DOM.

To learn more about these market reports please visit:

The Discover SellSedona.com or visit Market Stats on my website.
Reports are generated weekly on Mondays

Sedona June real estate for sale

*Please Note: As new listings hit the market and homes close or fall off, the number of Sedona homes for sale will fluctuate daily based on the Multiple Listing Service detail.


Select Links Below To See Sedona Single Family Homes In Each Price Range

There are 56 Sedona homes for sale (currently) priced at $1 million and over
Million Dollar Home – No Change – April to June

The top 10% of the Luxury Market starts at $1,650,000.
$700,000 to $999,999 returned 45 Sedona homes for sale –  +2
$400,000 to $699,999 returned 67 Sedona homes for sale -1
$399,000 and under returned 42 Sedona homes for sale +3


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MAI or Market Action Index answers the question “Hows the Market?” by measuring the current rate of sale versus the amount of the inventory. Index above 30 implies a seller’s advantage. Below 30, conditions give the advantage to the buyer.


SEARCH FOR ALL HOMES FOR SALE IN SEDONA


ABOUT ME: “Many buyers and sellers are skeptical about salespeople. So am I! But, I am not a typical salesperson. I put myself in your shoes and help you make decisions based on how I would want to proceed if I were you. In other words, what steps would I take and what is right for you? How will this transaction be beneficial for you? How will it help you move forward with your goals? How can I make it as smooth and pleasant as possible? What is in your best interests as we move forward?

Let’s face it, you won’t really know that I am not a typical salesperson until you get to know me. I am confident you will feel at ease and comfortable knowing I can find solutions for you. If you don’t feel that way, please let me know. I want to be the best I can for you. I am YOUR Solutions Realtor.” ~ Sheri Sperry

Disclaimer: Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed – SVVAR Broker Reciprocity

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A paid subscription service is provided by SellSedona.com and Altos Research to determine “How the active market is doing”. This Market Report is for single family residential only. No other housing segment is being analyzed. Analysis of Market Research and trends are based on opinion, experience, past, and current information. It is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Should I Haggle Over the Price? MCNE®

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Should I Haggle Over the Price?Buying a home, especially for the first time, is emotional. You’ve saved and scrimped for months—years even—and now you’ve found the home of your dreams. You’re in love and you don’t want someone else to get it.

Joss Whedon, the mastermind behind Buffy the Vampire Slayer says, “Never sit at a table you can’t walk away from.” That is, don’t begin a negotiation if you’re not willing to say “no” if it doesn’t move in the direction you favor. The truth is…if you can’t walk away from that home, you probably won’t do well and may even give up more than you need to.

When you’re negotiating over the purchase of a home that you’ve become emotionally invested in, it’s more difficult to stand your ground or walk away when the haggling becomes fierce. To succeed in a negotiation, you need resolve based on facts, not emotions.

Base your resolve on knowledge of the market: knowing the market gives you the advantage moving on to another similar home if this one doesn’t work out.

Let your professional do the haggling: Your real estate professional knows which areas in the deal might be negotiable and which probably aren’t. Your REALTOR® also knows, or can learn, more about the home’s situation. Look for a Master Certified Negotiation Expert®.  

  • Has it been on the market for a while?
  • Is it being sold by the former residents? Or, is it being sold by someone who inherited it or is it an estate sale? Is it part of a divorce? The more you know about the seller, the better you can judge if they’ll negotiate. Public records can give you some information about both the property and the seller.
  • Are there circumstances in the neighborhood that can give you wiggle room (i.e. a shopping mall going in near by, periodic odors wafting in the home’s direction a couple times a year from nearby industry)?
  • Know what the nearby comparable homes sold for and why (updated kitchen, new bath, in-ground sprinklers).
  • Ask! If you don’t ask, you don’t know. The more questions you ask, the more information you have to negotiate with.
  • Stick to the basics and don’t get hung up on easily changed decorations, appliances, carpeting or window treatments. You’re buying the structure.
  • Avoid contingencies. If you’re asking for concessions and negotiating the price, don’t expect the seller to agree to a contingency on the sale of the home you currently own.
  • Determine which is most important to you: location, price or size. Then, craft your negotiations around the one that is most important to you and your family.
  • Know if you’re in a buyer’s market, a seller’s market or a balanced market so you can tailor your negotiations to the market forces. In a seller’s market, try negotiating for simple additions to sweeten the pot, but don’t offer low-ball pricing unless you know the seller is in a distressed situation. In a buyer’s market, push for options on closing times, upgrades to flooring or appliances or keeping the patio furniture. In a balanced market, expect negotiations to take longer, or agree to things like splitting costs.

You want the seller to feel that he came out well, even if you win some concessions in the negotiations. When both the buyer and seller feel good about the transaction, the negotiations will be smoother and more positive.

Sheri Sperry is a Master Certified Negotiation Expert (MCNE®) She is one of only 5* REALTORs® in the Sedona Area.  There are only 204* agents out of approx. 40,000*  in the entire state of Arizona.

*Numbers may vary as REALTOR® levels change.
Master Certified Negotiation Expert

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Ocean Front Balcony Maui Marriott Vacation Rental Book Early!

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Maui Marriott Vacation Rentals
Marriott – Ka’anapali Beach – OCEAN FRONT Guest Room

Maui Marriott Vacation Club Rentals is a dream vacation spot especially during the winter months.  This week it will be in the mid to high 70ºs.  The whales are here. They will continue to migrate and reach a peak population in the last week of January thru the beginning of March.  You can see these whales from your Ocean Front guest room which includes a balcony especially in the AM because of the angle of the sun.  It is best to bring your binoculars.  They will get a lot of use!

 

This resort sits on Ka’anipali Beach voted #2 in the USA by TripAdvisor  (Travelers’ Choice Awards for 2014).

My particular 2 bedroom oceanfront condo has been rented out for 2017.

Right now this resort is almost sold out for the two weeks I have available, but you can take advantage of a smoking hot deal for a Maui Marriott Vacation rental today!

Please note the rates for the hotel go up January 31st.  See prices and amenities below the pictures.  You can verify these prices by clicking the link above and checking the daily rate for an OCEAN FRONT guest room. Be aware that the prices may continue to rise as availablility becomes slim or you may not see a price because the room is sold out.

Check out my “smokin hot” deal below the pictures!  If nothing else, please enjoy the pictures. This is one of my favorite vacation spots and I want to share it with you.  I have over 50 weeks of vacation time on the islands and consider Maui my second home.  Let me know if you have any questions. Aloha!

I toke all the pictures and 14 of these are of the Marriott Resort.

 

 

 Every day there are picture perfect sunsets!

Night view from Lanai Wing of the Maui Marriott Vacation Club – Ocean Front Balcony

 Whale watching is one of the best experiences while you relax.  You don’t even need to get on a boat, but I recommend the experience.

 Exquisite dining experience at Mamma’s Fish House (not associated with Maui Marriott). This is an expensive meal but you can afford it with all the money you saved on your room! Go for lunch, it is a less expensive and you can enjoy the daylight views.

 More beaches to explore – looking northwest Molokai – Kahana Beach area

Many lagoon style areas to enjoy the main pool.  There are 3 pools for your use on the property.

A great water play area with pirate ship for the little ones. The water is very shallow in this sand pool.

 Pool lounge facing Lanai

 Lounge facing the main pool

 Lush grounds to enjoy in winter!

Another great sunset view from your OCEAN FRONT room!

What is the “pinch me deal”?

 Please scrutinize the Maui Marriott price schedule  for the last week of January.  Unfortunately, there are no Ocean Front rooms available to compare pricing the first week of February. This is the current published room rate. Once the Ocean Front Guest Rooms are sold out. It will be removed from the list you see in the schedule.

As you can see, the room rate for a OCEAN FRONT ROOM is $469 a night or $3,283 a week.

For 2 weeks, you would pay $6,566.

As of right now, you can’t get an OCEAN FRONT ROOM for a full two weeks. Unless you rent my room which is already reserved.

Check out the amenities for each room below – this is a pinch me deal for Maui during this season.

 Maui Marriott Guest Room Amenities

 Screen the Maui Marriott Website for more details and pictures of the resort.

Maui Marriott website

Call Sheri Sperry for additional details 928-274-7355 

You can learn more about me at SellSedona.com

 

 

Disclosure:  This is a personal transaction. I am a licensed Realtor® in the state of Arizona and a member of the NAR, AAR, & SVVAR.

Rental fee is paid up front. My reservation has been confirmed. Unit is not assigned until you check-in with the front desk. The unit is not a fixed unit. You get an ocean front view with a balcony in either the Molokai or Lanai Wings. The floor the unit is assigned is not fixed. There are 9 floors. When making the reservation, I ask for a high floor, but it may vary because of availablity.  Units are assigned for a 1 week period for each week listed above. 

The rental is solely for occupancy of the unit for the rental period.  It does not include any transportation of any type or any payment for charges incurred while occupying the unit. This rental does not require you to attend, listen to, or participate in any timeshare sales presentation of any type.  This is a non-smoking room.

 timeshare to rent

 

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By Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s, Top Sedona REALTOR® Sheri Sperry ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Why use Sheri Sperry of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage , when purchasing Sedona real estate for your REALTOR®? For most Americans, a home is the most expensive purchase they’ll make in their lifetime. It’s a serious transaction with significant financial and emotional ramifications for the parties involved, and having proper representation is critical.

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Today’s buyers and sellers agree. In 2016, a full 89 percent of buyers used a real estate agent, and so did 88 percent of sellers. Many times, solutions can be challenging and Sheri can tailor solutions to fit your specific needs. Sheri is YOUR Solutions Realtor®.

Realtor® representation during a real estate transaction is important for both buyers and sellers.  Here are six of the chief reasons:

Fiduciary responsibility.

When you work with a Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Sedona Realtor®, their fiduciary responsibility is to you. That means you have an expert who is looking out for your best financial interests, an expert who’s contractually bound to do everything in their power to protect you. That’s big! — The value of that commitment cannot be overstated. “For more than 100 years, Realtors® have subscribed to the NAR’s strict Code of Ethics as a condition of membership,” says National Association of Realtors® President Gary Thomas. “Realtors® have the expertise and experience to help sellers protect their investment and help buyers build theirs.

Sheri Sperry is a Master Certified Negotiation Expert®.  Out of 43,000+ Arizona Realtors, only .2% are MCNE®.

Complex, ever-changing real estate regulations

Buying or selling a home is not like purchasing a plane ticket. Every home is different, and laws change every year and vary from state to state. Generally speaking, people purchase a new home every 7-10 years, and a lot can — and usually does — change between transactions. A Sedona Realtor® like Sheri Sperry is immersed in real estate, and she must stay current with all the updates in regulations, laws, contracts and practices. Once you retain your Realtor® Sheri Sperry, she will put that knowledge to work for you.

Help finding the right home, beyond square footage and baths

Browsing online is a terrific way to start a home search — in fact, almost 90 percent of people start their home search online. But when it’s time to buy, knowing all the pros and cons of a property can help you make the right decision. Sheri a Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Sedona Realtor® lives and breathes real estate, she can share information about a home that you wouldn’t otherwise know. For example, do you know about the perils of polybutylene piping (a plumbing material that’s prone to bursting), or the concerns with FRT plywood (a roofing material that can spontaneously combust in higher temperatures, like those in attics). YOUR Solutions Realtor® can go beyond the aesthetics and tell you important details about homes you’re considering. A Realtor like Sheri Sperry, knows the Sedona real estate market better than most.  She checks the MLS listings 4 to 6 times a day to see what has been added or has gone into contract or closed.

Pricing and selling a home

There are lots of sites where you can view price estimates for your home before you list it for sale, but you take a risk using them. In some markets, online estimates can be off by as much as 35 percent, and they often rely on tax records and data that can be as old as 6-12 months. Realtors® know the local market, have access to the freshest sale data, and can price your house in line with the market to maximize your earnings. In 2012, sellers using an agent got $40,100 more: The median sale price for the 88 percent of sellers who worked with an agent was $215,000, versus a median sale price of $174,900 for the 9 percent of sellers who didn’t use an agent. Also, Sheri Sperry is a past-president of the Sedona Luxury Real Estate Professionals.  Sheri knows how to price and market property. She networks with top real estate professionals.

Contracts and negotiations

Finding the right home is the fun part. Then the real work begins.: Today’s contracts can be 50 pages long — not counting addendums and riders. Realtors® can help you navigate these complex documents and craft an attractive offer that makes sense for you. Plus, when it comes to negotiation, your Realtor® is your advocate and can bring an objective voice to a very subjective situation. Sheri Sperry is MCNE®

Following a code of ethics

When you work with a Realtor®, you’re partnering with a professional who operates according to a strict code of ethics. In place for over 100 years, the National Association of Realtor® Real Estate Code of Ethics ensures that consumers who work with a Realtor® are treated professionally and ethically in all transaction-related matters.

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