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Enjoy the Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Tlaquepaque Sedona

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Tlaquepaque – Cinco de Mayo in Sedona

Celebration and Chili Cook-off on May 5th

Lots going on this Saturday (Cinco de Mayo) at Tlaquepaque

Cinco de Mayo Line-up

Mariachi La Familia Rojas

Patio de Las Rosas: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Plaza de La Fuente: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Tlaquepaque North: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Mosaico Flamenco with Gaetano

Patio Del Norte: 11:00  AM – 2:00 PM

Ballet Folklorico de Colores

Plaza de La Fuente: 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 3:00 PM

Eric Miller

Tlaquepaque North: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Ritmo Latino

Patio de Las Campanas: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Darius Lux

Tlaquepaque North: 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Jaleo Band

Patio Del Norte: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Kid Zone: Face Painting

Patio de Las Campanas: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Breaking the Pinata

Patio de Las Campanas: 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM, and 4:30 PM

8th Annual Great Sedona Chili Cook-off 

$15 unlimited tasting – Children under 12 free

11 am to 4 pm in Calle Independencia


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Solutions For Buyers

As a Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Sedona Arizona REALTOR®, my primary goal is to help my customers obtain their dreams, as well as satisfy their financial goals and objectives through real estate.  From the moment I am contacted, you will observe my seasoned ability to provide you with “World Class Service” and that “personal touch” while utilizing a complete package of technology options that are of the utmost importance and so critical in today’s market. I will tailor real solutions to fit your specific needs. 

Contact Sheri Sperry

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5 Key Steps To Sell Your Home Fast

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Want Your Home to Sell Fast?

What makes a home sell fast with buzz, excitement and lots of activity while getting quick offers and a fast sale yet others seem to simmer on the market with little activity?

You know what they say about first impressions…

There are steps you can take to bring out the best features of your home while alleviating concerns of potential buyers. Before putting your home on market, allow yourself enough time to complete the pre-marketing process.  Most activity on a new listing happens in the first couple of weeks.  This is why you want to have everything done prior to that activity to sell your home fast.

Buyers look for a well cared for home. If that is not apparent they will move on to the next home.

  • Start Out With The Right Realtor®

One of the most important parts of the equation is getting the right Realtor® to work with you. If you are reading this blog, you are on the right track. The link below may help you in your search for the “Right Realtor®”.

 

Top 10 Reasons To Work With the Right Realtor

 

  • Be Pro-Active – Fix and Repair

Take away the excuses for not buying your home.  If you know that there are repairs that need to be done, make the repairs.  Most home buyers will have a licensed Home Inspector find all the issues and repairs that need to be done. Be pro-active and get an inspector to inspect your home, so you know what to look for and what to repair.  Your Realtor® can help with that. If there are repairs that need to be done, the buyer will want these completed or they may re-negotiate the cost of the repairs. One way or another it will cost you. Remember, the buyer is basing their offer on what they see, not the hidden cost of repairs they didn’t count on.

  • Curb Appeal – Staging – Pictures – ALL Matter

If your home needs landscape or clean up, buyers will notice. It goes back to the “a well-cared for home”.  If you are unsure about the curb appeal, talk with your Realtor®.

If the home is vacant, fresh paint and a few well placed items, help to make a difference.  A neutral color palette is the safe bet and shouldn’t scare anyone away.  If you are living in the home, it should be neat and clean and you should remove or store as many pieces of furniture and other items as possible for a sparse appearance.  Personal pictures should also be removed.  The buyer wants to see the room and picture themselves in it … not you!

It is always best to have a skilled or professional photographer take pictures of your home. Make sure your Realtor® provides this service and look at prior listing pictures to see the standard they use.  One flaw, or common mistake is taking the main picture of the house, from the street. Sometimes that is not the entrance to the home and it may not even be the best outdoor feature.  Highlight the outdoor feature.  If the outdoor picture does not work, use the picture that provides the best indoor feature.

 

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Example of what NOT to use as a main picture. Taken from the street.

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This is the main entrance to the home.

A professional photographer knows how to use lighting and clouds to bring out the best in your property.

Which”First Impression” below, would you want buyers to have?

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  • Price Your Home For Sale – So It Will Sell

Again, your Realtor® can help you with this. Let them do their job.  A competent Realtor® will ask to see all the details in your home prior to suggesting a sales price.  Your Realtor® should do comparisons of the home inventory available as well as a comparison of the features your home offers along with square footage, number of bedrooms and baths, age and style among other factors.  They will compare this to what has recently sold, trends in the market, and what is available in a certain radius to your home. Price per square foot will also be a factor in determining the optimum sales price of your home.

Home owners tend to price their own home higher than the market may bare. Listen to your Realtor®. Remember, the highest activity is the first couple of weeks the home is on the market.  You want to take advantage of that activity.  Other buyers and their agents are also doing their own comparisons.  Don’t take your home out of the running because it is priced too high. Like any statistical analysis, there is a mid range that will create the most “buzz” or activity.  This is where you are likely to find a buyer.

  • What Affects Your Home’s Value?

It is the buyer who determines the value of your home. The value of your home is what a buyer is willing to pay based on what is happening in the Sedona market today and then comparing it to other similar homes in the same market.

Nothing else determines the value. These 3 conditions do not determine value to the buyer…

  1. It isn’t what you paid for it.
  2. How much money you put into it.
  3. How much money you want or need to get out of the home.

If you can get past these three conditions, you will get back to pricing your home (point above) so it will sell!

  • Have A Marketing Plan To Create Pre-Marketing Buzz

Let people know that you are putting your house on the market.  Neighbors are a good source of buyer leads. They know if their friends are looking and may know the perfect people for your home. Your Realtor® who should have a strong network of contacts, will bring in others prior to releasing the home into the market. They may know of a person looking for this kind of home or another agent who may have a potential buyer.  They will also let you know if something was overlooked prior to publishing the listing on the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS).

Watch the activity closely in the first couple of weeks.  If you have determined that something is not on point, adjust your marketing or pricing strategy. As always, if you have any questions on your strategy to sell your home quick, feel free to contact me for advice. I am happy to help you!

Contact Sheri – Not Convinced – Call me and give me an opportunity to answer your questions and concerns!

More Info For Sellers – After selecting this link….scroll to bottom of page for useful links to help navigate the selling process.

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Enjoy The Mystical Beauty and Golf At Seven Canyons Golf Resort – Boynton Canyon – Sedona Arizona

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 Seven Canyons Golf Resort

Boynton Canyon – Sedona Arizona

Dave Bisbee – Golf Operation & Membership Director stated:
“Seven Canyons started out just as an idea, of putting a private destination golf club in a picturesque setting…”

A Tom Weiskopf Golf Course Design

Seven Canyons is a Tom Weiskopf inspired golf course design. His main goal as a golf course designer is to apply his creativity so each course provides a memorable experience. Seven Canyons Golf Club is a private club that shares privileges with the Enchantment Resort and Mii Amo Destination Spa.

Rated 4.5 Stars

The course is rated 4.5 stars and is included with the best that Arizona has to offer. It has the surreal affect on even the most experienced golfers leaving those who play the course in awe of the red rock landscape and challenge the course offers.  Golf carts have built in GPS and food can be ordered and delivered directly to your cart.  Ahhh! Life is good!  The Tom Weiskopf course was designed with the courses of Scotland in mind.  Natural undulations as well as elevation changes are characteristics of Seven Canyons.

Unparalleled Luxury

This is a very private and secluded resort.  It also offers luxury villas, private homesites and luxury single family homes that sit in some of the most beautiful scenery the world has to offer.  If you decide to move to this luxurious setting in Boynton Canyon, you can choose from different levels of membership and ownership options. There are even fractional ownership choices for those who want the flexibility of a second home and a way to help manage cost control.

Quiet Solitude

One thing you will see rather quickly is the quiet solitude that is all around you as you enter this area. There is nothing quite like this area.  Luxury homes are designed to take advantage of the outdoor landscape flowing into the indoors.  This area lends itself well to those who love nature as well as golf.

Seven Canyons

 

Find Golf Course Homes – Sedona / Village of Oak Creek

 

Find Homes In Boynton Canyon

 


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Solutions For Buyers

As a Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Sedona Arizona REALTOR®, my primary goal is to help my customers obtain their dreams, as well as satisfy their financial goals and objectives through real estate.  From the moment I am contacted, you will observe my seasoned ability to provide you with “World Class Service” and that “personal touch” while utilizing a complete package of technology options that are of the utmost importance and so critical in today’s market. I will tailor real solutions to fit your specific needs. 

Contact Sheri Sperry

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Sedona Arizona ~ “Javelina On Parade”

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Javelinas On Parade ~ Sedona Arizona

 

Javelinas on Parade Sedona Arizona

Javelina On Parade” ~ Inside the Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa is their restaurant “Reds”. I like to go their with clients and my husband because it is quite and you can conduct business easily.  Besides, the food and service is good!  Right in the hotel foyer, you can find the art work in the featured image above. 

Javelina on parade SedonaBack in 2005, Sedona decided to answer a call to Chicago’s “Cows on Parade” which was established in 1999. In Chicago, you would see cows painted in different artistic ways. 

Here in Sedona, highway construction was about to begin so the Chamber of Commerce and Sedona Arts Festival who were looking for ways to boost tourism, got this idea to create 50 pairs of Javelina. Businesses could sponsor Javelina on Parade Sedonathese for $2000, commission artists and place them prominently somewhere adjacent to their business.  As you stroll the streets of West Sedona, Uptown of Village of Oak Creek, you may see one of these pairs all gussied up.

Javelina Are Not Pigs…

 

Though Javelina may look like a wild boar or pig, they are in the peccary family.  They are native to North and South America.  Pigs were brought to the new world and are not related to Javelina. Javelina seem to like fruits, vegetables and garden plants and roots. But they will eat meat as well. Actually, they will eat just about anything.  They go after the grubs in grass. This means that lawns are constantly being dug up.  They can roam as a large family of between 20 and 30 but normally in smaller group of less than 10. In some cases, the alpha male will kick out the less dominant male to roam alone. You know when a Javelina is nearby because it stinks….a lot!  

Caution – Javelina are very skittish and they might bite if they are cornered.  Don’t get too close and don’t try to feed them especially out of your hand.  

Javelina

 

 


 

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Solutions For Sellers

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Solutions For Buyers

As a Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Sedona Arizona REALTOR®, my primary goal is to help my customers obtain their dreams, as well as satisfy their financial goals and objectives through real estate.  From the moment I am contacted, you will observe my seasoned ability to provide you with “World Class Service” and that “personal touch” while utilizing a complete package of technology options that are of the utmost importance and so critical in today’s market. I will tailor real solutions to fit your specific needs. 

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Sedona March 2018 Market Update and Year To Date

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Sedona Arizona

Zip Codes 86336 – 86351 Combined

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Sedona March 2018 Sedona Market Report

This Sedona March 2018 market update compares March and YTD for 2017 and 2018. It also compares Single Family and Townhouse/Condo categories to help get a high level view of the entire Sedona market. 

The trend charts below the key metrics in the above exhibit shows a 10 year comparison of Sedona median sales price to the entire Verde Valley. 

Single Family Homes – Strong Seller’s Market  

New listings are up 14.3% but the inventory is down 9.4% and the number of months supply has also decreased to 5.9 months. One cautionary piece of advice, don’t look at average sales price to gage pricing. One month there might be a $3 million home that goes on market which could increase the average sales price. The median sales price takes the middle point of the sales spectrum. Half the homes are above that point and half are below. The median is what should be scrutinized.

This is a market where homes that are priced right are going into contract fast. If you find a house you like, analyze all the data with the help of a real estate professional and make an offer.  

Townhouse/Condo – Seller’s Market 

This market has much fewer units available. This makes it harder to see the trends.  March ’17 to March ’18 and YTD figures help to determine how the market is performing. Looking at all the indices, the days on market (DOM) are down significantly and there is just a little over 2% discount off list price. Though months supply of inventory is slightly higher than March of 2017, It is only at 3.7 months which is well into the seller zone. 

Overall, there may be some good deals to be had, but townhomes and condos are selling faster than single family home because the price point is much lower. 

When You Need A Real Estate Professional…

 After being both a real estate buyer and a real estate professional, I have a unique perspective to help clients.  In today’s seller’s market, buyers can’t do it without help from a professional. The REALTOR® has the experience and understands what needs to be done to help secure a home for the buyer at the best price and conditions. This report is a quick look to give a snapshot of the market. Whether you are a buyer or seller, I will provide a thorough analysis of any property to make sure the market value is at the proper price point.       

 

If you have questions about Sedona market conditions or other information on the Sedona real estate market, please contact me at 928.274.7355 . 


Sedona March 2018 Market Report

As real estate professionals, we have seen a busy first quarter. So, to see the Market Penetration Report, it confirms what we already suspected.  We are in a hot market! 

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Sedona & Verde Valley events, happenings and Sedona-Lifestyle, are brought to you as a courtesy of Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Sedona REALTOR®.  If you are a contemplating selling your home, a prospective buyer or just curious about real estate in Sedona I would be honored to discuss our market.  You can contact me at (928) 274-7355.  From the moment I am contacted, you will observe my seasoned ability to provide you with “World Class Service” and that “personal touch” while utilizing a complete package of technology options that are of the utmost importance and so critical in today’s market. I will tailor REAL solutions to fit your specific needs.

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A Sedona Photographer’s Secrets Revealed

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Utilizing Mother Nature’s Gifts To Provide Dramatic Effect

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Some photographers take pictures and there are some who paint images through the lens of a camera. Over the years, I have had the opportunity to watch my husband (Rick) master his photographic skills. As an amateur photographer, he enjoyed taking landscape photography. Every trip we took was another journey in learning his craft. It is a passion of his to capture and freeze a moment in time. He relishes sharing it with others. The highest compliment one can give him is “WOW”! BTW – Rick is self-taught!

My tours have garnered almost 207,000 views. There are 6 separate homes displayed below and those homes alone have over 87,500 views. All are no longer active (sold) but they continue to get a lot of views! The top 5 tours have garnered over 105,000 plus views.

As Rick has transitioned into a Professional Real Estate Photographer, who has an exclusive contract with me (Ha! Ha!), I can see how much he has grown. With every listing we secure, we work as a team to give it life. Together, we discuss what we need to emphasize, highlight and promote. To us, “Dramatic Effect” is our friend.

– What are the best angles to capture the essence of the home?

– What is the best time of day to seize the proper lighting and bring out the very best in every picture. If I may be so bold, lighting is the makeup of the “model”. Proper “make up” brings out the very best features of the subject in the artistic imagery. Rick has found that the more natural the lighting and sometimes a little fill light brings out the best in a home.

– When possible, we come back several times to get the very best Mother Nature has to offer for lighting and weather. Clouds are also our friend. However….

– Shadows are the enemy – Whenever possible, stay away from shooting a picture with harsh shadows. There are special filters that can help to minimize the effects of harsh shadows. This is another reason we come back at different times of the day.

– Staging is a must. Sometimes we don’t have complete control over staging a home. Simple staging to highlight an area may be as simple as flowers strategically placed or place settings at a table. More complex staging may involve rearranging furniture. Ever watch a movie or TV Show, no one has their back to the camera. To get the right angle a piece of furniture may have to be taken out of the picture. A diligent artist will make it happen.

– Don’t sacrifice the beauty and charm to sell a view. Make sure you have an image to compliment the entire room besides any view that may be a feature you are trying to promote.

– I get my sellers buy-in by educating them on what we are trying to accomplish.

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This picture was a picture that we rejected. It was taken near sunset and did not take advantage of the magic a morning sunrise would hold. Also the clear sky does not any dramatic effect to the shot.

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Another secret revealed…With a home that faces east, use the rising sun as natural lighting that will enhance the image. Get there before sunrise and snap away. Use different angles. This pic was taken 2 feet off the ground to use the rocks as a frame and give the picture some depth of field.

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In this image, we are highlighting the pottery that is part of a pillar that would not be in any other shot. The pottery and the pine frame the image and draw your attention the the signature water feature.

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Two more secrets revealed – #1 – Natural lighting…there is no substitute! #2 – You are trying to sell your customer a lifestyle. Take advantage of the perfect setting. Can you picture yourself sitting in one of these chairs reading a good book with the fire feature dancing in the background? I can!

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Here is the triple treat – Showcasing 1) Views – 2) The Home – 3) The Garden and the park bench. This area is a very special garden area that offers privacy and it was showcased from 4 different angles highlighting other features of the property. See one more example below.

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Can you see yourself sitting on the park bench enjoying nature? How about the pictures below?

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Sometime a feature is the whole room. Our client who built this home loves skiing in Colorado. This influenced his design of the fireplace. Notice the subtle framing of the natural beam pillars.

Here is the other side of the fire feature. It is the first thing you see as you enter the foyer.

In the picture below, you have seen the fire feature and are now entering the Great Room with 20 ft ceilings and a magnificent view of Castle Rock in the Village of Oak Creek.

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Rick will not compromise the listing with shabby pictures.  He understands that there are many homes that a potential buyer may want to view and there is only so much time available. We owe it to our sellers to give them the very best solutions to fulfill their desired goals.

Some of these pictures are from current listings and others are from listings that were sold in previous years.

Here are the full tours to see the rest of the pictures highlighted here.

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2018 First Quarter ~ Cottages At Coffeepot – Uncommon Homes In An Uncommon Setting

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September 2017 Coffeepot Cottages

The Cottages At Coffeepot

Soldiers Pass 

West Sedona Arizona 86336

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A Unique Gated Community 


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Luxury Townhouses

Uncommon Homes in an Uncommon Setting!

 

Cottages At Coffeepot Have No Closed Listings in 2018 as of 3/31/18


2018 First Quarter Cottages at Coffeepot

Summary

2018 Cottages At Coffeepot – This is the most activity I have seen in this small community for many years (8 sold in 2016-17). Each of these town homes are very unique. They have custom floor plans, different lot sizes and each view is different.  Many of the luxury town homes have been updated to varying degrees which makes pricing price per square foot vary so much.


 2018 First Quarter ~ Coffeepot Cottages Market Update 

See All Cottages At Coffeepot Homes For Sale 

2018 First Quarter Cottages At Coffeepot Market Report

Soldier’s Pass – West Sedona AZ 86336 – Homes For Sale

 


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Cottages At Coffeepot Are Maintained With Your Safety & Aesthetics in Mind

Coffeepot Cottages
The Cottages At Coffeepot West Sedona is a community for those who want a lock and go lifestyle. The community has a full-time grounds keeper who maintains the front landscaping of each home.  There is only one way in and one way out and it has a security gate to maintain your privacy.  The Cottages are very safe. Because they sit over a mile off the main highway (89A) and are tucked in at the foot of the forest preserve, there is little traffic that is not accounted for.

Designed For Low Maintenance and Relaxation

There are 34 homes and generally 10-12 full-time residents who live in the Cottages while other residents travel to other homes based on the season.  Some spend summers here and others spend their winter months in this community.

One of the unique features that residents enjoy at the Cottages is a heated swimming pool that is available from May through October.  The pool area sits higher than most of the luxury town homes and has a great view of the surrounding red rocks.  Straddling one of the famous rocks in Sedona. ..Coffeepot Rock, the pool is located right below. From the main street of the 89A, it looks just like the old percolator coffee pot, but as you move around the rock, it can take on another appearance of  a “Standing Eagle” a name given to the rock by the Native Americans who inhabit the area.

Besides the pool, you can play a set of tennis anytime you choose at the tennis courts located right below the pool area.  If you decide you want some fresh air and a nature walk, there are trails by Coffeepot that lead to Boynton Canyon to the west and Jordan Park to the east.  The Seven Pools and Devil’s Kitchen are a ten minute walk right outside of the community.  There are Jeep trails also that you can take to get to those features. Just make sure you have a narrow rock climbing vehicle to get you back there!

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You enter the community from the top of the hill and the street lights meet the dark sky requirements.  These monuments throw a soft light down onto the pavement and each townhome has one or more in front of their home.

As you can see, there is green grass where you might expect rocks and desert plants.  Most of the community has grass in front of the town homes. However, the HOA is considering modernizing the landscaping in increments as needed to bring a fresh young look to the complex.

Sedona townhouses for saleThe picture to the right is looking down from Coffeepot Rock. As mentioned before, there are 34 units.  Two of these units sit on two lots. Most of these luxury town homes are two and three units to a building. Each unit has some sort of courtyard in the front and a backyard garden area. Half of the community borders the forest. Many units have built in BBQs and all have a slab patio front and back.  About half of the units back up to forest with a direct view of Coffeepot Rock.  Those units that sit on the east side of the street have a view of Coffeepot Rock from the front of the town house.

The Cottages At Coffeepot Architecture Is Timeless & Built To Last 

The architect is a prominent local resident who builds a quality home that usually remains pretty timeless. Don Woods has designed more than 200 local homes including Junipine Resort in Oak Creek Canyon to Heartline Cafe and the Sedona Racquet Club according to Sedona Monthly Magazine. This article was back in 2006. The builder is still active in the community.  He is Phil Morris.  Currently he has a multi-million dollar project about 3 minutes from the Cottages located right on Soldier’s Pass. Again, Phil Morris provides a quality product that a home owner can be proud of.

The Soldier’s Pass area of Sedona is one of the more pricey areas in Sedona. The average home price in Soldier Pass right now is over $1,650,000.  On the other hand, The Cottages At Coffeepot sit on some prime property at the very end of Soldier’s Pass and offer a more affordable alternative choice of living in a luxury setting.

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Just 4 Minutes Away….

 

 The Soldier’s Pass Location Is 4 Minutes To Shopping & Dining

The location is far enough away from main highway traffic to relish the quiet solitude of nature.  Surrounded by pine and juniper trees, your Cottage is nestled deep into nature yet you can enjoy the peace of mind knowing you are located in a gated community that looks after it’s own.  

A recent study has shown that living within a mile of a Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s increases the value of your home. The Whole Foods of Sedona is right at the beginning of Soldiers Pass just 3 minutes away.  

Medical & Professional Services Are Just 4 Minutes Away

A question often asked is “How far are the medical facilities located?”  The intersection of Soldier’s Pass & SR 89A is the start of all the businesses located in Sedona.  Besides the Whole Foods at that corner, there are two banks, restaurants and professional services which include, doctors offices, eye care, dentist and lawyer’s offices as well as other professional services. Within 5 minutes of that corner are all the services you may possibly need.  If you need any specific questions answered please reach out to me through my cell phone or email.

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Search Homes For Sale in Coffeepot Cottages –

– Soldier’s Pass – West Sedona AZ 86336

There are no Cottages for sale currently on market, no more than two of these special homes are usually available at any given time.

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Sellers

 Now is the time to sell!

Please give me a call if you are interested in selling. 

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If You Are Selling Your Sedona Home or Cottage At Coffeepot

You can find a number of sites that will provide you with an ‘estimate‘ of what your home is worth.  These sites use public records and algorithms to determine an ‘estimate‘. They must also publish their ‘error rate’ as well. The human factor is left out of the equation in these estimates. I live in this community and can give you a more accurate picture of what your home or town house will sell for.  This is what I do for a living.

Complimentary Comparative Market Analysis 

I am an expert in the Sedona market and the surrounding communities.  I also network with the top REALTORS® in the area. As a past-president of the Sedona Luxury Real Estate Professionals, I bring an added dimension to the luxury market. We meet every 2 weeks to discuss current market conditions and what the forward looking picture is indicating for the market.

National and even county-wide news sources are slow and do not accurately represent what is happening in the Sedona area. I contract with a National Research firm to provide you with COMPLIMENTARY, real-time up-to-date market reports and statistics showing homes and condos for sale in Sedona. These reports are updated every few days to keep you current on Sedona market conditions. This is a valuable tool for you that only I provide through quick website graphs or detailed reports you can get FREE in your email. Just select this link, “How is the market is doing?“.  You can subscribe to any report you need and it will be delivered to your email in-box on a weekly basis.  If you have any questions, feel free to call me.  I will walk you through it.

Also, monthly I provide you with a Market Report Analysis for each of the main zip codes and communities in the area which include: Sedona 86336, Village of Oak Creek 86351, Cornville/Page Springs 86325, and Cottonwood 86326.

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Additional Pictures 

June Coffeepot cottages Homes for sale Soldiers Pass Sedona AZ

 

New Paving – Completed in August 2017
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Pool sits directly under Coffeepot Rock – Bordering forest

Pool may be heated from early May until late October at the discretion of the HOA – BOD
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Views to Jordon Park area – Mittens – Sphinx – The Fin and Ship Rock June coffeepot cottages market report and conditions Pool homes for sale

June coffeepot cottages market report and conditions

 Campfire coffeepot
How Coffeepot Rock Got The Name

A lot of the rock formations in Sedona are named after objects that they look like. Cathedra Rock, Thunder Mountain, Snoopy Rock, Chimney Rock and of course, Coffeepot Rock,just to name a few more visible formations. Some of these are iconic symbols for Sedona.

In the wild west, the cowboys on the range, would use a percolating type of coffeepot over their campfire or on their camp stoves to brew coffee. Many of you may recognize the shape that has a glass knob on the lid to detect the color of the coffee as it continues to brew. The pot was made of a tin.

This type of pot was used well into the 1960’s and may still be used today in some homes or for camping.

Native Americans saw a different figure. “Standing Eagle” was the name given to the rock. Look at the top picture which is the entrance to the gated community. Think of an eagle right before the eagle starts to lift from it’s perch and the wings are the rock formations directly behind the main formation where the coffeepot spout is the eagle’s beak,

Recent Paving of Entire Community Road – September 2017 Coffeepot CottagesAugust 2017


September 2017 Coffeepot Cottages
This was around 9 step process that took five days to complete. The finished surface should last many many years. The last resurfacing lasted 15 years.  The first step was complete prep and patching and an additional drain put in. Then a netting was put down and a black resin placed over it. After that large gravel was set down. Another type of sealant was placed over that gravel.  Then a smaller pea size gravel was laid down with another sealant placed over the smaller gravel. There was a final sealant to adhere and cure the surface. A few days later there was a lime wash to eliminate any stickiness. 
 

West Sedona Arizona

As the video shows, the Cottages At Coffeepot border forest and red rocks. The pool and tennis courts are right below Coffeepot Rock.

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What Did Easter 2018 Bring? A Spring Photo Journey

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Easter and Spring 

and

What It Did Bring…

Easter 2018 Sedona Coffeepot Cottages

A Grandson and his Easter toy…

Easter 2018 Sedona Coffeepot Cottages

A Bunny and her table flowers…

Easter 2018 Sedona Coffeepot Cottages

A Courtyard full of color…

easter 2018 Weather

 

Easter 2018 – In Northern Arizona and Sedona, this time of year there is no better weather. Mid-70ºs all week long, very little rain, allowing for abundant outdoor activities ….especially hiking.

Another activity many people enjoy is having a bite to eat al fresco. Most of our restaurants have outdoor patios to enjoy the abundant sunshine we are blessed to have.

 

 


 

 

 

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2018 First Quarter – Casa Contenta Market Report – Luxury Homes For Sale – Sedona Arizona 86336

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 2018 First Quater Casa Contenta Market Report and Conditions

Soldiers Pass

West Sedona, 86336 AZ

Welcome To Casa Contenta!

June 2017 Market Conditions Casa Contenta

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Casa Contenta Soldiers Pass – Homes For Sale –

A Luxury Gated Subdivision of West Sedona Arizona 86336

 

2018 First Quarter Casa Contenta – West Sedona – Homes For Sale Market Analysis – located in one of Sedona most desirable locations Soldier’s Pass in West Sedona. The red rock views are spectacular. Rock formations such as Coffeepot Rock, the Sphinx, the Mittens, the Fin, Steamboat and Ship Rock can be seen prominently throughout the subdivision.

Casa Contenta

Besides being a luxury home neighborhood, the gated community of Casa Contenta features many amenities such as, a tennis courts and swimming pool with a clubhouse. There is a full-time grounds keeper on premise during business hours who maintains the mature natural landscape. Many of these luxury homes back right up to forest land. This community was established in 1994 and it does have a home owners association.

Airport Mesa is located on the south side of SR 89A. To the east is Uptown, which is only a four or five minute drive. You are just minutes from everything you need or want!

Conveniently Located

The luxury homes of Casa Contenta stand out among neighborhoods because of the proximity to the Sedona business district. As you exit the gated community, you are about one to two minutes from professional services, two banks, Whole Foods, restaurants and medical, dental, eye care offices as well as coffee shops and two churches. Many residents really appreciate the convenience of a vibrant business and entertainment district. close by. Besides the stunning red rock views, convenience is one of the big draws to West Sedona. Most other businesses are within a 7 minute drive from this location.

Close To All Forms of Recreation

Many of the trails in West Sedona connect to trails that lead to the Jordon Park area  to the northeast, as well as the Stupa to the west and the Boynton Canyon area further west. With a good trail map in hand you will see all the trails Casa Contenta is located near. One of Sedona’s better know parks Posse Grounds is nearby and located near West Sedona Elementary School. There are basketball courts, a skate park, public swimming pool, soccer field and baseball diamonds. An amphitheater is also in this area. Many community events are held in this area every year.

 

Casa Contenta Real Estate Market

FINAL 2016 and 2017 COMPARISON FOR CASA CONTENTA

No Casa Contenta Homes Closed In The 1st Quarter of 2018 –  (As Of 3/31/2018)

Casa Contenta 2018 1st Quarter Market Report and homes for sale

CASA CONTENTA ACTIVE LISTINGS SUMMARY – 99 Total Lots

As of 4/03/18 


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Sedona Luxury Market 

As of 04/03/18 – Includes zip codes 86336 and 86351

The Sedona Luxury Real Estate Professionals which Sheri Sperry is a past-president of, defines the Luxury Market as the top 10% of the closed listings going six months back. The Luxury Market is measured using 86336, and 86351 zip codes. The price point has increased from $865,000 to $960,000 for the top 10% of the market. Again, this figure is based on the last 6 month’s of sold listings.

The top 10% of active listings (which is different from sold listings) has moved higher, from $1,675,000 to $2,000,000 as of April 3rd, 2018. – This just gives you an idea of how the active market compares.



SOLUTIONS FOR SELLERS

 

If you select Sheri Sperry, she will provide marketing

that most agents reserve for luxury homes only.  

Beside professional photography, – aerial pictures and video are included.

Our marketing materials are customized with you and your home or property in mind.

We ask the question. “What type of marketing will attract the right buyers?

Call Sheri for a custom listing presentation designed especially for you.

 

For more information and expert strategy analysis of your property

Contact Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Sedona.

 

SOLUTIONS FOR BUYERS 

 

Complimentary Consultation over the phone or in person. 

 

You need a Master Certified Negotiations Expert –  MCNE® working for you!

 

 

*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 (MLS) detail. The local MLS for this area is Sedona Verde Valley Association of Realtors (SVVAR)

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Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Voted Sedona’s Best Real Estate Company

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Article courtesy of Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

 

Voted Sedona’s Best Real Estate Company

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

I moved to Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in 2017.  The decision was a long and arduous one. I started considering a move back in September of 2016.  The main reason it took so long was my recollection of a previous move in the corporate world that never set well with me. I made the corporate move for monetary and advancement considerations and I regretted making that move. 

To help me avoid making a move I might regret, I made a checklist of all the positive and negatives reasons to move. I also made a checklist of all the web based info that would need to be changed on my website besides the print info and physical move. Of course, I had to have complete buy-in from my husband and partner. After all, he would be burning the mid-night oil on most of the website changes.

Support

 One of the reasons I am am so thankful is the support I have received from my manager, Andrew Brearley.  Andrew was the former owner of the two Coldwell Banker franchises in the Sedona area. He sold these to NRT.  This allows Andrew to do what he loves, coaching and developing his agents.  

But the support does not stop there!  The regional offices located in Scottsdale AZ, provide training as well as marketing support state wide. 

Marketing

I like a good balance of print and Internet media. I get everything I need from Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. This gives me more time to spend with my clients. At CB, we are set up to be a one-stop shopping experience. We even have an in-house mortgage affiliate. 

Why I Am Thankful

Coldwell Banker has people who come to work happy and ready to take care of Sedona real estate clients. I am thankful and appreciate the spirit of teamwork and co-operation among the support staff and the sales associates. People make time for each other. It is a work atmosphere that nurtures a client relationship that is second to no other.

Andrew Brearley has stated; “Our sales associates gain unequaled business development opportunities, the use of leading technology, extesive real estate services and an extremely powerful frgional and international marketing platfom.  These advatages will enable them to better serve our valued customer, and remain Sedona’s top-selling brokerage…”. I couldn’t agree more with this statement. My clients get my full attention. I beleive this is why readers of the Sedona Red Rock News have voted Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Sedona’s Best Real Estate Company! I am thankful, proud and happy to work for Sedona’s Best Real Estate Company!


 

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Blink and it’s gone….A Spring Snapshot of Crescent Moon Ranch – Sedona

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Crescent Moon Ranch Park in Sedona AZ

Crescent Moon Ranch Park

Blink and it’s gone….

Crescent Moon Ranch in Sedona Arizona is one of my favorite areas to visit. However, this image is generally only available during a short time in spring.  I am talking specifically about the green grass. The grass is wild. It will wither and turn brown without any rain, and it will do that rather quickly! So the scene above is not quite as appealing without the grass.

Cathedral Rock

Lower Oak Creek…

The image to the right, is a two minute walk on a trail to the right of the shed in the picture above. Lower Oak Creek borders this property. Water was and is a valuable resource. Even more so, if it borders your property.  Early settlers looked for prime property near water sources to raise livestock, or farm. It was too costly or near impossible to get thousands of gallons of water to a large portion of land if you could not have irrigation ditches or canals right off of a water source such as a creek or river.

The OK Ranch…

The Native Americans knew this. There is evidence all around the Verde Valley where ancient tribes such as the Sinaguan people who farmed and hunted on this land and lived close to the creeks and rivers during the growing season as early as 700-900 AD.

Fast Forward To the Late 1800’s…

In 1880, this 160 acre property was homesteaded in the 19th century by cattleman John Lee. He named it the “OK Ranch”. The land changed hands numerous times and the ranch also changed names at least 3 times. As a REALTOR® it was interesting to see the price that was paid each time it was sold.

Elizabeth Ragsdale bought the ranch for $750. She spent a colorful 6 years there because of who she married, Charles “Bear” Howard.  He was convicted of murder and was sent to San Quentin Prison where he escaped two times. As you probably would guess, the marriage did not last long! “Bear” got his name because it was rumored he killed 5 bears with just his knife.

Strictly Speculation….

In 1902, Ragsdale sold the ranch to the Schnebly’s – T. C. and Sedona. <–(Read more about how Sedona got it’s name!)  Yes, the one and only! T.C. ran the post office and named it after Sedona and the area took her name. They bought the property on pure speculation for $1000 and sold it 2 years later for a whopping $2000. The next owner sold it shortly after the purchase for $2200.

To give you some perspective as to how that speculation paid off, the average annual U.S. salary in 1900 was just under $450.

A Thriving Business…

The Schuerman and Dumas families turned this property into successful orchard and cannery. In the next 15 years over 1500 fruit trees were planted.

“Palo Bonito”

In 1936 – Crescent Moon Ranch changed ownership again. The Baldwins paid $6000 for this orchard that had needed some tender loving care to get it back to tip top condition. A cannery was run right out of the kitchen of the cabin. The miners in Jerome bought produce from the orchard and it was also transported to as far away as Chicago and as close to the Phoenix area to be distributed to the surrounding areas.

 

Water WheelAlong Comes Electricity!

In 1937, the Baldwins hired C. Jones to run the ranch. There was no electricity so a brick water wheel was added to make electricity to run the irrigation pumps. Sixteen year later, the Baldwin Ranch was sold in 1953 to Mrs. Nick Duncan.

The U.S. Forest Service and Crescent Moon Ranch…

Tourism replaced farming and ranching in Sedona in the 1970’s. The decline forced the land to be put up for sale once again. It wasn’t until 1980 that the Forest Service purchased the ranch using land and water conservation grants designed to preserve land from development and for the enjoyment of future generations. Not sure when the property was named “Crescent Moon Ranch” but it is one of the most popular places to take pictures in all of the Sedona Area.

If you are thinking of going to Crescent Moon Ranch picnic area, the Forest Service does charge a fee. You can also rent out the original Baldwin cabin. You can read additional details here. Currently, the fee is around $200 an night. My guess is that you may have to book months in advance of your stay.

The North Meets The South….

Crescent Moon Ranch stradles Red Rock Crossing which can be reached from Red Rock Crossing Rd on the north side of Oak Creek and Verde School Road on the south side of the creek. There are stepping stones at the shallow point in the creek where you can cross to each side. There has been talk about connecting the two sides. But local residents are against this proposition. It would definitely impact the area but as traffic continues to increase this may become a necessity.

Cathedral Rock Red Rock Crossing

 Cathedral Rock at Red Rock Crossing on Verde School Road

  References – Charles “Bear” Howard: http://theproperfunction.com/oak-creek-canyon/

 

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As a Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Sedona Arizona REALTOR®, my primary goal is to help my customers obtain their dreams, as well as satisfy their financial goals and objectives through real estate.  From the moment I am contacted, you will observe my seasoned ability to provide you with “World Class Service” and that “personal touch” while utilizing a complete package of technology options that are of the utmost importance and so critical in today’s market. I will tailor real solutions to fit your specific needs. 

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Do You Have Red Rocks Fever? See what the symptoms are…

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 What is Red Rocks Fever? 

West Sedona Real Estate 

                                             

Red Rocks Fever Symptoms

Those with a severe case of red rocks fever, may lose some sleep, become anxious and possibly frustrated because they did not plan enough time in this wonderful area.

This means a person with the “fever” may try to pack too much into their time here. An extra red rock hike or canoe trip down the Verde River or a Red Rock or Pink Jeep tour.

I know, you don’t want to leave but you have to go home and get back to work. Maybe you do like my husband did….“Sheri, find us a REALTOR®!” 

Now I am not saying everyone who comes to Sedona gets the bug, but many do. They will wander into my office and ask to see some property. Just like myself, they didn’t plan it but come hell or highwater, they are going to find a place for a vacation home or second home.  Maybe they will retire here near one of the golf courses or get a home near a trail head.

If you know someone who may have been bitten by the Red Rock Fever, please send them my way.  I can help them find a cure to their “fever”.

Red Rocks Fever …Catch It!

See more pics at RedrocksFever.com 

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As a Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Sedona Arizona REALTOR®, my primary goal is to help my customers obtain their dreams, as well as satisfy their financial goals and objectives through real estate.  From the moment I am contacted, you will observe my seasoned ability to provide you with “World Class Service” and that “personal touch” while utilizing a complete package of technology options that are of the utmost importance and so critical in today’s market. I will tailor real solutions to fit your specific needs. 

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OPEN HOUSE ~ 130 Indian Cliffs Rd Sedona ~ March 9-10 from 1 PM to 4 PM

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OPEN HOUSE!

130 Indian Cliffs Rd Sedona AZ 86336

March 9-10 between 1 PM and 4 PM

Presented by

Sheri Sperry of Coldwell Banker

130 Indian Cliffs Observation Deck – Updated_converted from Rick & Sheri Sperry on Vimeo.

 

Open House – Imagine owning your own rooftop observation deck with iconic sunsets and sunrises of the famous rocks and landmarks of Sedona, including Cathedral Rock, The Chapel In The Rocks, Twin Sisters, Madonna and Child, Elephant Rock, and much more! Perched on a little hill with a custom private driveway, You will feel you are in your own sanctuary. As you enter your walkway, take in the dramatic views of Elephant Rock on your left. As you near the top of the stairway, you will marvel over the beautiful stain glass porthole and the custom designed solid wood arched doors with patina copper inlays.

As you enter the foyer, you will see the art nook and warm inviting great room with gas fireplace and electric start! Look out the large picture windows and enjoy those special views of the Chapel area. The recently updated kitchen has new countertops and refrigerator. The master bath has also been recently updated with new countertops, shower and more. New tile roof and HVAC in 2015 and more upgrades in 2017! This home is turn-key and ready to move in.

The master bedroom leads out to a covered porch through French doors. There are 2 closets and one is a large walk-in closet. This hallway leads to a 5 piece spacious master bath with separate vanity areas. In addition, there are two more spacious bedrooms, one has built in shelves. All rooms are accessed on a single floor.  Observation deck is rooftop and there are six steps leading to entry of home. The French doors in the master and dining room have screens to circulate the fresh air and take advantage of the breezes.

Besides have storage throughout the home and garage, There is a separate large storage closet and a laundry room which leads out to an oversized two car garage with a separate utility sink and large storage shelf. There is plenty of room to include a workbench or workshop.

Did I mention the VIEWS! If you enjoy hiking there are numerous trailheads – Little Horse, Mystic, Cathedral giving access to Templeton, Twin Butte Loop, Chicken Point HT, Bell Rock Pathway, Llama, Courthouse & more!

This home is on City Sewer! See more amenities and pricing at Indian Cliffs . 

Directions – In Chapel Area off SR 179 – At Sedona Methodist Church on SR 179, Turn East on Indian Cliffs Rd – Can’t Miss it!

 


 

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Solutions For Buyers

As a Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Sedona Arizona REALTOR®, my primary goal is to help my customers obtain their dreams, as well as satisfy their financial goals and objectives through real estate.  From the moment I am contacted, you will observe my seasoned ability to provide you with “World Class Service” and that “personal touch” while utilizing a complete package of technology options that are of the utmost importance and so critical in today’s market. I will tailor real solutions to fit your specific needs. 

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Sedona AZ 86336 Homes For Sale – February Market Conditions – 2018

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Homes For-Sale
Sedona Arizona 86336
February 2018 ~ REAL TIME Market Report & Analysis

Red Rock Chapel Views from Indian Cliffs

Learn More About Sedona Arizona 86336

Courtesy of Sheri Sperry ~

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Sedona Arizona 86336 Homes For-Sale

Report 2/27/18

Sedona February Market

Sedona February Market Report

 

As you research the Sedona Homes For Sale and February Market Report, 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 Information

Sedona 86336 is the heart of Sedona. There are two zip codes 86336 and 86351. These Market Reports will highlight 86336. In this zip code, 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.


Characteristics By Quartile

 

February ’18 – Sedona AZ 86336 Homes For Sale

 

Sedona February Market


To learn more about these market reports please visit:

The Market Stats on my website.
Reports are generated weekly on Mondays


SEARCH FOR ALL HOMES FOR SALE IN SEDONA AZ


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

 

There are 52 Sedona homes for sale (currently) priced at $1 million and over  (+4)

$700,000 to $999,999 returned 39 Sedona homes for sale –  (-6)

$495,000 to $699,999 returned 24 Sedona homes for sale – (-10)

$494,999 and under returned 30 Sedona homes for sale  (+2)


Supply and Demand – Sedona 86336 


Median Price

The Median Price is at $870,000. At the end of December it was $797,750. There are 4 more homes  priced over $1,000,000. The top 2 quartiles are in the 7 figure range. All the quartiles have increased. 

Interactive chart below will continue to show current market information

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Inventory

The Inventory continues to decrease. The current number is down by 10 homes. The trends show that new inventory would be very welcome with buyers. 

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Days On Market

Days On Market – Overall, the DOM has dropped by 11 days since December. All but the top quartile have shown an increase in DOM.  The top quartile dropped over 5 months. 

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Market Action Index

The Market Action Index increased 4 tenths of a point, from December. 30 is the break even point between seller vs buyer advantage.   

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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.

Bottom Line

The 2018 Market continues to look strong. We are just starting to enter the Spring selling season and the numbers are already continuing to improve.  The median price has increased dramatically since December by over $72,000. There are 6 additional million dollar homes on the market and inventory is down by 10 homes. The DOM at the top bracket have come down significantly while the other 3 brackets have all gone up. I think if a buyer can find a home that has been on the market for awhile, you may be able to get a good deal. 

 

Luxury Market

As of 12/31/17

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. The Luxury Market is measured using 86336, and 86351 zip codes. The price point has decreased from $865,000 and is now at $840,000 for the top 10% of the market. This figure is based on the last 6 month’s of sold listings. The top 10% of active listings (which is different from sold listings) has moved lower from $1,675,000 in December to $1,795,000 in February. – This just gives you an idea of how the active market compares.


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To learn more about these market reports please visit SedonaMarketReports.com on my website or click on the MAP below for a quick look of each market. You can sign up for a weekly update right on the map by clicking the map marker

 Visit Market Stats on my website or contact me with questions.
Reports are generated weekly on Mondays

*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 (MLS) detail. The local MLS for this area is Sedona Verde Valley Association of Realtors (SVVAR)





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

Sedona homes for sale

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.

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February 2018 – Big Park – VOC – Village of Oak Creek – Pine Valley – Homes for Sale and Market Conditions

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Homes For-Sale

Big Park – VOC – Village of Oak Creek – Pine Valley

Sedona Arizona 86351

February 2018 ~ REAL TIME Market Report & Analysis

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Village of Oak Creek Homes for sale Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Sedona


Learn More About Big Park – VOC –  Sedona AZ 86351

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Big Park VOC April Market Report Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Sedona Realtor

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Sedona Arizona 86351 Homes For-Sale

Report 2/27/18
Big Park (VOC) Market Report

 

February 2018 Market ~ Big Park – VOC – Village of Oak Creek – HOMES FOR SALE and MARKET 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. People choose this side of town because there is less traffic, good hiking trails, and a buyer can get more home for the same amount of money as Sedona 86336. It is also closer to the SR 179 for those who travel a lot.

These 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.


VOC/Big Park – Golf – Golf – Golf!

Homes On Golf Course – Returned 8 Results – Sedona Arizona 86351  (+4)

February 2018 Market Homes for Sale in Village of Oak Creek VOC

 

February 2018 Big Park VOC – When it comes to Big Park/Village of Oak Creek real estate & Golf Resort homes for sale, you only need to go to the Village of Oak Creek (VOC) to fulfill your dream. Homes are sprinkled around the 45 holes on two golf resorts and one executive golf course.  For those who enjoy this sport, there is a home for you either close to or on a golf course.  But for those who like the serene atmosphere and beauty of a home straddling one of the beautiful and well manicured fairways this may be right for you as well!


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.


Characteristics By Quartile

 

February ’18 – Big Park / VOC Sedona AZ 86351 Homes For-Sale



SEARCH FOR ALL HOMES FOR SALE IN VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK

 

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

 

There are 6 VOC homes for sale (currently) priced at $1 million and over – (-1)

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$575,000 to $999,999 returned 27 VOC homes for sale – (+2)

$400,000 to $574,999 returned 25 VOC homes for sale – (+7)

$399,000 and under returned 16 VOC homes for sale – (NC)

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

Supply and Demand – (VOC) Sedona 86351

How the Market is Doing 


Median Price 

The Median Price in February 2018 for Big Park/VOC has decreased from $619,500 to $589,500 in February. The quartiles are showing mixed results. The bottom and top quartiles have increased in median price. 

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Inventory

Inventory continues to drop. Even though it has fallen only 1 home. This is the Spring selling season and the inventory is still down!

 

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Days On Market (DoM)

Days on Market (DoM) – The properties in VOC – Big Park and Pine Valley have been on the market for an average of 165 DoM. Approximately 5 days have been cut because of low inventory. Overall there is around a 5.5 month supply of homes on market. The top bracket is at 10.3 months supply. The overall market is in the seller range. About 6.5 to 7.5 months supply of homes is the break for buyer vs. seller advantage.

 

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Buyer or Seller Market? (MAI)

The Market Action Index – The MAI has been above 30 for all brackets the last 5 months. Currently all four brackets are in the seller zone.  However, This is where the Days on Market come into play for buyers. A home that has been on market for 290 days may allow for some negotiation.  There is such low inventory in the 86336 zip (Chapel area, Uptown and West Sedona that buyers are moving into the VOC area to purchase a home.  Even though the Big Park area is in a seller range, buyers may be able to negotiate with sellers because of the West Sedona demand. This has not changed from Spring. 

 

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Bottom Line

Overall the real estate market for Village of Oak Creek continues to have very low inventory. Key in on how long a home has been sitting on the market. 

 A buyer may be able to find some homes that the seller is willing to negotiate.  The reason some homes are stale is because the seller is not willing to drop the price of the home. Keep that in mind when negotiating. 


Millionaires’Row VOC Big Park Millionaires Row VOC Big Park

Luxury Market

As of 3/8/18

One note: 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. The Luxury Market is measured using 86336, and 86351 zip codes. The price point has decreased from $865,000 and is now at $840,000 for the top 10% of the market. This figure is based on the last 6 month’s of sold listings. The top 10% of active listings (which is different from sold listings) has moved lower to $899,000. – This just gives you an idea of how the active market compares.


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 Visit Market Stats on my website or contact me with questions.
Reports are generated weekly on Mondays

*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 (MLS) detail. The local MLS for this area is Sedona Verde Valley Association of Realtors (SVVAR)





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.

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Winter Charm of the Cottages At Coffee Pot

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The Winter Charm of the Cottages At Coffee Pot

Video Snippet of Snow Falling Against Red Rock Backdrop of Coffee Pot Rock

 

Winter Charm

The winter charm of this video was taken in the Cottages At Coffee Pot subdivision. A gated community in Soldiers Pass West Sedona Arizona –

We had 2.5 inches of snow fall but you would never know it if you slept in until noon! Watching the snow fall is very relaxing and provides a stress release in and of itself. Of course that takes into consideration that you are not driving around in the white stuff!  But in Sedona, that probably wouldn’t be the case!

The Sedona Climate in all four seasons is fairly mild when you compare to other areas of the country. See images here of the actual storm here.

 

 

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Sedona & Verde Valley events,happenings  and Sedona-Lifestyle,are brought to you as a courtesy of Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Sedona REALTOR®.  If you are a contemplating selling your home, a prospective buyer or just curious about real estate in Sedona I would be honored to discuss our market.  You can contact me at (928) 274-7355.  From the moment I am contacted, you will observe my seasoned ability to provide you with “World Class Service” and that “personal touch” while utilizing a complete package of technology options that are of the utmost importance and so critical in today’s market. I will tailor REAL solutions to fit your specific needs.

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March 2018 – Black Moon – Once Every 20 Years…

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Sedona’s Black Moon

March 1, 2018

Rare Black Moon – Every 20 Years

Today is the “Black Moon” – It happens every 20 years. It is the absence of a full moon in February. There will be 2 full moons in March; today and March 31st – which is called a “Blue Moon” because it is the second full moon in a month. This is another rare event. It generally only happens a couple times a year.

Remembering January 2018

Remember back in January, there were two full moons. The second being a very rare event that featured a Super Blue Blood Moon at the end of the month! Basically, the second full moon was also a total eclipse and at the closest point (perigee) in its elliptical orbit to the earth. This made the moon appear much bigger than at other times. The “Blood Moon” gets its color because of the shadow cast by the earth as it passes through the sun’s shadow during a lunar eclipse. This makes the moon appear orange in color.

Sedona’s – Red Rock Fever

 As the full moon rises in Sedona, the rocks appear to be a deep crimson color, and that is what is captured in a photo. This happens because as the sun sets in the west, only the red wavelength of sunlight is getting through the atmosphere. This is why sunrises and sunsets are so magnificent. This “magic time” is why photographers love to snap pictures. There is a warm glow which is magnified in the color of the Sedona red rocks. This may even cause some people to get “Red Rock Fever”

Sedona & Verde Valley events and happenings are brought to you as a courtesy of Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Sedona REALTOR®.  If you are a contemplating selling your home, a prospective buyer or just curious about real estate in Sedona I would be honored to discuss our market.  You can contact me at (928) 274-7355 or email me at Sheri@SellSedona.com.  From the moment I am contacted, you will observe my seasoned ability to provide you with “World Class Service” and that “personal touch” while utilizing a complete package of technology options that are of the utmost importance and so critical in today’s market. I will tailor REAL solutions to fit your specific needs.

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What is Red Rock Fever? Sedona Arizona Real Estate

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Red Rock Fever

Red Rock Fever Sedona

Ship Rock from my backyard with a telephoto lens

Sedona Hikes
Jordan Park Trail

Red Rock Fever – What is it?  No, it is not a physical disease or is it? ! Of course,  I am making light of the term but one of the definitions is “a state of nervous excitement or agitation.” What about Delirium? In a severe case of fever, delirium can accompany a fever.      Wild excitement is included in the definition of delirium.

So if you break down the phrase, we have excitement over the red rocks of Sedona.  When you experience the sights, the sounds and the smell of nature and the red rocks, a feeling of euphoria may come over you.

Those with a severe case of red rock fever, may lose some sleep, become anxious and possibly frustrated because they did not plan enough time in this wonderful area. This means a person with the “fever” may try to pack too much into their time here. An extra hike or bike ride, maybe a red rock jeep tour or just one more vortex before you leave. I know, you don’t want to leave, but you have to go back home to go to work.

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Devil’s Kitchen and Piano Rock – Soldiers Pass – The Sphinx is in the background

Maybe you do just like my husband did. “Sheri“, he said. “Find us a REALTOR®“!  Now, I am not saying that everyone who comes to Sedona gets the bug, but many do. Just like us, they didn’t plan it but come hell or high water, they are going to find some property for a vacation home or a home for a future retirement.

 

If you know someone with red rock fever or you may have it yourself, please see me.  I had a severe case of the bug and I can find a “cure” for you.

Red Rock Fever Catch It!

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Cathedral Rock in the Spring – with the pump house to create electricity and pump water.

 


As a Coldwell Banker Sedona Realtor®, my primary goal is to help my customers obtain their dreams, as well as satisfy their financial goals and objectives through real estate. From the moment I am contacted, you will observe my seasoned ability to provide you with “World Class Service” and that “personal touch” while utilizing a complete package of technology options that are of the utmost importance and so critical in today’s market. I will tailor real solutions to fit your specific needs. – Sheri Sperry

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Best Garden Apps

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Best Garden AppsIf winter has got you down, just know that longer days and warmer temperatures are right around the corner. And that means it’ll soon be time to tend to your garden. If you’re looking for inspiration or resources to get your garden ship-shape this spring, then we’ve got the list for you. Check out these garden apps to help you get creative and organized this spring season.

Leafsnap

Want to know what kind of tree that is in your front yard? Simply take a photo of a leaf against a white backdrop and the Leafsnap app will help you identify it. As of right now, it has a database of trees in the Northeastern United States, with plans to extend to the entire country. It’s free to download on the iPhone and iPad.

Garden Answers

Another great app for identifying plants, Garden Answers has more than 2,000,000 users and counting. Take a picture of a plant with your phone and get an instant identification. In addition, you can find out if your plant has any pests or diseases, and you can get your questions answered by experts. It is available both for Android and iOS.

Gardenate

Do you need help figuring out what vegetables to plant and when? Then download the Gardenate app and get growing quickly and easily The app provides expert advice specific to your climate zone and lets you record and track planting dates and harvests. The app is available for both Android and iOS.

iScape

If you have trouble visualizing how certain plants will look in your yard, try the iScape app. This easy-to-use app lets you see how your project will look in your yard before you even dig one hole. Share your projects with others, buy products, and collaborate with other users. It is available for iOS.

Garden Plan Pro

One of the toughest jobs in designing a vegetable garden is to figure out where all the plants should go. With the Garden Plan Pro app, you can minimize the guesswork. This app helps you to design the perfect plan and gives you advice based on your location. It will send you reminders via email about when to plant and allow you to work with any kind of garden layout. You can download this app from the Apple App Store.

GrowIt!

Are you hoping to find a social network dedicated to gardening? You’re in luck, because that’s exactly what you’ll get with GrowIt! This garden app lets you connect with other gardeners, share pictures of your plants and exchange advice. You’ll also find information about thousands of plants and can search for what gardeners in your area are growing. It’s available for both Android and iOS devices.

Perennial Match

Not sure which perennials will look good together? Then download the Perennial Match app. This app helps you make plans for your perennial garden by choosing plants that meet your criteria and seeing how they will look together – all before you buy a single plant. You can find information about a variety of perennials and add your own photos. It is available for the iPhone and iPad.

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OPEN HOUSE ! Saturday February 17th between 11 AM and 4 PM – 130 Indian Cliffs Rd, Sedona Arizona

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OPEN HOUSE

130 Indian Cliffs Rd Sedona AZ 86336

11 AM to 4 PM 

Saturday February 17th

Come to see the views off the Observation Deck!

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If you are unable to make it to the OPEN HOUSE, Sheri Sperry will be happy to give you a private showing of this move-in ready home!

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 Contact Sheri Sperry

Open House 130 Indian Cliffs Rd

Turn east off SR-179. Sedona United Methodist Church is your landmark.  

3 BD – 2 Bath 

More Info Here

 

Sheri Sperry Realtor Coldwell BankerABOUT 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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