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Cottonwood Arizona 86326 ~ Homes for Sale and Real Time Market Report Plus Other Local Info!

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“Old Town” Historic District

 

 

Cottonwood homes for sale and Market report and analysis 2019

Cottonwood Arizona 86326

Yavapai  County 

This weekly real-time market report covers all the areas in Cottonwood Arizona. The map below shows the boundaries of this area. The 2010 Census reported the population at 11,265. In 2017 the population was 12,023.

The Jail Trail below can be reached through the parking lot of the Historic Old Town original jail which is now the Cottonwood Visitor Information Center. This trail will take you to the Verde River.Cottonwood Homes for Sale and Market Reports

Cottonwood – Arizona 86326

Close To Big Box Shopping and a Medical Center

If you buy a home for sale in Cottonwood Arizona, you will find an area steeped in history.  According to the City of Cottonwood’s official site, it is also the “commercial hub of the Verde Valley”. Many residents enjoy the close proximity to the Verde Valley Medical Center and Large shopping centers. There are a Super-Walmart, Home Depot and a Fry’s shopping center. The Verde Valley Medical Center is part of Northern Arizona Healthcare. There are many medical and professional services nearby that help support the medical center. Many health-care professionals live within 15 minutes of the medical center.

Welcome message from the Mayor of Cottonwood

“My husband and I enjoy taking a stroll down Main Street and having dinner at one of the many restaurants in the area. It is a great area to visit for tourists and locals alike.”

Historic Old Town Restaurants 

I bet you didn’t know…

Cottonwood had a reputation for being a big bootlegging area. This bootlegging was considered some of the best around and attracted people from areas as far away as Los Angeles and Phoenix. By 1920, Cottonwood was called the “Biggest Little Town in Arizona”. Cottonwood had more businesses than any other area, but there were only 300 residents in the local community.

Mae West and the Reputation for Bootlegging in Roaring ’20s

Mae West stayed at the Cottonwood Hotel before she was famous. She spent time in the historic section of Old Town during the heyday of Prohibition. Mae frequented all the Speak-Easy hide-aways up and down Main street. Visit this website to learn more about the history as well as the historic Cottonwood Hotel and dining/bars in the area. (source: Wikipedia) 

 It should be noted that Cornville ~~ Page Springs ~~ Verde Santa Fe are bedroom communities of Sedona 86336 and Cottonwood.

 


Cottonwood Wine Country

Cottonwood homes for sale wineries

Learn more about Verde Valley Wineries at

Verde Valley Wine Consortium 

Cottonwood has many vineyards and tasting rooms to enjoy local wines. Wine tasting has become a popular past-time in the Verde Valley. You can find wine tours that will bring you to these vineyards. Fifteen years ago, there were only two or three tasting rooms in the entire valley with a small amount of vineyard grape vines.  Additional wine grapes had to be brought into the local wineries to complete the bottling process.

Here are the wineries and tasting rooms in Cottonwood:

Alcantara Vineyards and Winery – Cottonwood

Arizona Stronghold Vineyards – Cottonwood

Chateau Tumbleweed Winery and Tasting Room – Clarkdale

Freitas Vineyard – Cottonwood

Merkin Vineyards Tasting Room and Osteria – Cottonwood

Pillsbury Wine Company and Vineyard – Cottonwood

Winery 101 – Cottonwood

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Page Springs straddles Oak Creek.  This community sits on the east side of Oak Creek and is famous for it’s Northern Arizona wineries.

Here are the wineries and tasting rooms in Page Springs:

Javelina Leap Vineyard – Page Springs

Page Springs Cellars – Page Springs

D.A. Ranch  – Page Springs

Oak Creek Vineyards & Winery – Page Springs

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Cottonwood Has Low Humidity and a Desert Feel

Without Constant Extreme Heat

Cornville Page Springs Market Report and homes for sale

Cottonwood is an area that is considered a semi-arid climate zone, just like Sedona 86336 and the rest of the Verde Valley. This area is a little warmer than Sedona.  It is about 1 hour north of the Sonoran Desert and about 40 minutes from the southern border of the Colorado Plateau.  Humidity is not a factor in personal comfort. Warmer and colder weather is less noticeable because of the lack of humidity. Another reason why staying hydrated is so important. Basically, an individual can tolerate much warmer and colder temperatures because humidity does not play a part. You can get detailed statistics at Weatherspark.com. For more information on Sedona weather go to Sedona-Weather.com.

Like Sedona, there is a mix of desert flora. The elevation of Cottonwood is about 3,455ft. The area within 2 miles of Cottonwood is covered by shrubs (83%), cropland (14%), and trees (12%), based on Info weatherspark.com.

 

Sight Seeing-Recreation Abounds in the Verde Valley

Montezuma Castle

Montezuma Castle (above)

Tuzigoot National Monument 

Tuzigoot is Apache for “crooked water” from nearby Peck’s Lake which is a cutoff meander of the Verde River. A two-story pueblo ruin was excavated in 1933-35 by Caywood & Spicer of U of A. President Roosevelt declared Tuzigoot Ruins as a National Monument.

The early days during the 1800s began the land rush.

Farmers and ranchers settled the area. They called the area Verde. Around 1915, Cottonwood started to spring up. Cottonwood (see pic above) got the name from the Cottonwood trees that rose up around the Verde river not far from where the Historic Old Town Cottonwood jail stands now.

Cottonwood began booming when many settlers wanted to own their own businesses and homes. It had a reputation for lawlessness because those who were kicked out of company towns such as Jerome came to settle. Also, there was an equal number of law-abiding citizens and families that also wanted to settle the area.

There are many other activities such as visiting National Monuments, Tuzigoot, Montezuma Castle and Well, horseback riding antique shopping, and did I mention golf? Also, you can find local hot air balloon rides beside many other attractions.

 

Hot Air Balloon Ride

Find Trails 

Want to find trails that fit your needs in Red Rock Country, this site, Sedona Red Rock Trails will provide information and interactive map on:

~ Hiking ~ Biking ~ Horseback ~ Off Highway Vehicle (OHV)


 

Montezuma Well Ruins

 



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Clarkdale Arizona Homes For-Sale ~ Real Time Market Report and Other Info!

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Clarkdale Arizona

Homes For-Sale 

86324

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Clarkdale Verde Canyon Railroad

Verde Canyon Railroad (link)

 

 

Clarkdale homes for sale 505 Miners Gulch

Clarkdale Arizona Homes For-Sale 86324

Yavapai  County 

Clarkdale Arizona Homes For-Sale 2019 and continuous weekly real-time market report covers all the areas in Clarkdale Arizona 86324. The map below shows the boundaries of this area. The 2010 Census reported the population at 4,097. In 2017 the population estimate was 4,197.

This link will take you to TripAdvisor and has a view of the United Verde Copper Company – Historic Marker
Looking Toward Smelter in Clarkdale homes for sale 2019

Clarkdale – Arizona 86324

Historic Company Town Established in 1912

 

Clarkdale homes for sale 2019

Clarkdale Arizona homes for-sale is part of a historic company town founded by William A. Clark, who was the owner of one of Jerome Arizona’s largest copper mines. In fact, the area around Jerome was one of the largest producers of copper for the state of Arizona and the USA in its hay-day.

If you buy a home for sale in Clarkdale Arizona, you would be an owner of a home in the first planned community in the State of Arizona!  This township was owned by the United Verde Copper Company. The company provided services and housing for the employees of the nearby smelter. Mining operations ceased in 1953 and the town incorporated in 1957. The original township is recognized on the National Register of Historic Places as the Clarkdale Historic District.

 

Historic Bungalow
clarkdale-arizona-homes-for-sale-2019 Historic Bungalow Clarkdale homes for sale 2019

The bungalows in the historic downtown district are a testament to the town owner William Clark and his vision. Take a drive down some of the streets to see the well-kept bungalows from another era.

Many Clarkdale residents enjoy close proximity to Cottonwood’s Verde Valley Medical Center and large shopping centers. There are a Super-Walmart, Home Depot and a Fry’s shopping center. The Verde Valley Medical Center is part of Northern Arizona Healthcare. There are many medical and professional services nearby that help support the medical center. Many health-care professionals live within 15 minutes of the medical center.

Historic Downtown Business District

Well over a $1.5 million has been invested into the downtown district to help keep the district prospering. The downtown area delivers a little of everything such as restaurants, a service station, art gallery, tavern, light manufacturing, and several internet-based businesses. (clarkdale.az.gov)

 It should be noted that in addition to Clarkdale,  Cornville ~~ Page Springs ~~ Verde Santa Fe are all bedroom communities of Sedona 86336 and Cottonwood.

 


Clarkdale Wine Country

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Chateau Tumbleweed Winery and Tasting RoomClarkdale

Learn more about Verde Valley Wineries at

Verde Valley Wine Consortium 

Clarkdale Arizona has one Winery and Tasting Room but is only minutes from Cottonwood which has many vineyards and tasting rooms to enjoy local wines. Wine tasting has become a popular past-time in the Verde Valley. You can find wine tours that will bring you to these vineyards. Fifteen years ago, there were only two or three tasting rooms in the entire valley with a small amount of vineyard grape vines.  Additional wine grapes had to be brought into the local wineries to complete the bottling process.

Here are the wineries and tasting rooms in Cottonwood:

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Page Springs straddles Oak Creek.  This community sits on the east side of Oak Creek and is famous for it’s Northern Arizona wineries. It is about 15 minutes from Clarkdale.

Here are the wineries and tasting rooms in Page Springs:

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Clarkdale Has Low Humidity and a Desert Feel

clarkdale-arizona-homes-for-sale-2019 and weather

Clarkdale is an area that is considered a semi-arid climate zone. This is similar to Sedona 86336 and the rest of the Verde Valley. This area is a little warmer than Sedona.  It is about 1:15 hours north of the Sonoran Desert and about 50 minutes from the southern border of the Colorado Plateau.  Humidity is not a factor in personal comfort. Warmer and colder weather is less noticeable because of the lack of humidity. Another reason why staying hydrated is so important. Basically, an individual can tolerate much warmer and colder temperatures because humidity does not play a part.

You can get detailed statistics at Weatherspark.com. For more information on Sedona weather go to Sedona-Weather.com.

Like Sedona, there is a mix of desert flora. The elevation of Cottonwood is about 3,455ft. The area within 2 miles of Cottonwood is covered by shrubs (83%), cropland (14%), and trees (12%), based on info at weatherspark.com.

 

Sight-Seeing and Recreation Abound in the Verde Valley

clarkdale-arizona-homes-for-sale-2019-Verde Valley River Kayaking

Verde River Kayaking (select link)

 

More Things To Do In Clarkdale

Verde Canyon Railroad is a must-see attraction. There is a year-round nest of bald eagles.

Learn more here

clarkdale-arizona-homes-for-sale-2019-Verde Canyon Railroad

Other Attractions and Things to Do in and around Clarkdale Arizona

Tuzigoot National Monument 

Tuzigoot is Apache for “crooked water” from nearby Peck’s Lake which is a cutoff meander of the Verde River. A two-story pueblo ruin was excavated in 1933-35 by Caywood & Spicer of U of A. President Roosevelt declared Tuzigoot Ruins as a National Monument. Here are a couple of more National Monuments, Montezuma Castle and Well,

Here is a link for other things to do in Clarkdale Arizona.  Also, remember it is about 15-20 minutes to the historic mining town of Jerome which is now an Art community with many restaurants and storefronts.

 

Find Trails 

Want to find trails that fit your needs in Red Rock Country, this site, Sedona Red Rock Trails will provide information and interactive map on:

~ Hiking ~ Biking ~ Horseback ~ Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV)


 

Visit the Yavapai College Verde Valley Campus Clarkdaleclarkdale-arizona-homes-for-sale-2019 - Yavapai College Verde Valley Campus Clarkdale



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Sedona sub-division market reports add a more hyper-local dimension to understanding the Sedona real estate market. Sub-division market reports are being added on a regular basis.

There are a lot of sub-divisions in Sedona, the Village (VOC) and Big Park so not all will be highlighted as a separate report. However If you want to know more about an area, PLEASE let me know and I can give you all the information you want to know. I can also create a custom market report for a specific area using the most recent data available.

I would be honored to help you find your dream home!

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Cornville ~ Page Springs ~ Verde Santa Fe – Real-Time Market Report and Homes For Sale and Other Local Info!

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Cornville ~ Page Springs ~ Verde Santa Fe

Arizona 86325

Continuous Real-Time Market Report 

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Cornville Pages Springs Market Reports and homes for sale

 

 

Cornville Golf Course home

Cornville ~ Verde Santa Fe ~ Page Springs

Yavapai  County 

This weekly real-time market report covers all the areas in Cornville – Page Springs – Verde Santa Fe. The map below shows the boundaries of this area. The 2010 Census reported the population at 5,152.

Cornville Horse property for sale

Cornville/Page Springs/Verde Santa Fe – Arizona 86325

Vibrant Retirement, Golf, and Rural Communities

Cornville ~~ Page Springs ~~  Verde Santa Fe are bedroom communities of Sedona 86336 and Cottonwood AZ. As legend has it, back in the 1800s, the Verde Valley pioneers decided on the name Cohnville – named after one of the families that lived there. When the papers came back from Washington, they read it as Cornville and the pioneers accepted it. The 1880 Census could not find anyone named Cohn in the Verde Valley, however, there was a Mr. Cone who purchased a homestead in what is now called Page Springs.

The appeal for Cornville / Verde Santa Fe is growing among those looking at buying a home for sale. The direct route of the 89A between Sedona and Cottonwood makes it very convenient to access those areas. Cornville and Page Springs are growing suburban areas that serve as bedroom communities for nearby Sedona and Cottonwood, Arizona. Cornville and Page Springs are located along scenic Oak Creek.

A big factor that drives buyers to the Cornville / Verde Santa Fe is housing prices are very modest compared to Sedona 86336. Buyers find this a better fit for their needs.

Verde Santa Fe

Verde Santa Fe homes for sale

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Verde Santa Fe in Cornville is a golf course community. Verde Santa Fe has inviting hiking and walking trails, and eye-catching home designs. All are included in this Northern Arizona lifestyle.  Verde Santa Fe appeals to families of all ages. The views of the surrounding national forests and mountain ranges are all part of the spectacular and relaxed and amazing style of living for active adults. The Red Rocks of Sedona are just 15 minutes away. “Old Town” Cottonwood, along with historic Jerome are also close by. The Verde Santa Fe Golf Course and walking paths intermingle many of the neighborhoods of Verde Santa Fe. There are 861 homes and condos plus Turnberry Estates which is a luxury home community with custom homes intermingled throughout the golf course.

Verde Santa Fe Amenities 

There are seven neighborhoods with additional development scheduled in the near future.

  • Gated Neighborhoods – Amante, Dorado, La Privada, The Villas
  •  Non-Gated Neighborhoods – Montara, Turnberry, VSF 1 & 2
  • Three age-restricted and four non-age-restricted neighborhoods
  • Two Community Clubhouses – see amenities below
  • Verde Santa Fe Golf Course – a public 18-hole par 71 course

Community Clubhouse (Verde Santa Fe & Amante) Amenities- (amenities may vary)

  • Catering Kitchens
  • Conversation Area with flat-screen TVs and fireplace
  • Dining Rooms
  • Specialty Rooms such as Card Game Room/ Pool Table Room
  • Fitness Centers
  • Heated Pools – some communities have separate neighborhood pools as well
  • Heated Spas

Cornville 

Cornville Ranchette For Sale

Cornville Homes For Sale

The rural character of Cornville is important to residents. It is a key component of the articles of the Cornville Community Association: “The Corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes to maintain and enhance rural lifestyles, natural resources, economic values, health and safety within the Cornville postal area.”

Because Cornville has a more rural appeal with a small town feel, there are large properties including ranches and agricultural based properties that are mixed into the neighborhoods with smaller residential homes. Cornville is not an incorporated city. Support services are provided through Yavapai county. The agricultural base also supports wineries which will be discussed more in Page Springs section.

Another draw to the community of Cornville is the proximity to Big Box shopping. There is a Home Depot, Fry’s and a Super Walmart close by in Cottonwood.  The Verde Valley Medical Center is also within a few minutes and is part of Northern Arizona Healthcare. There are many medical and professional services nearby that help support the medical center.


Page Springs and Wine Country

Verde Valley Wineries for sale

Page Springs and Cornville share the same zip code and both areas straddle Oak Creek.  This community sits on the east side of Oak Creek and is famous for it’s Northern Arizona wineries.

Here are the wineries and tasting rooms in Page Springs and Cornville:

Javelina Leap Vineyard – Page Springs

Page Springs Cellars – Page Springs

D.A. Ranch  – Page Springs

Oak Creek Vineyards & Winery – Page Springs

Learn more about Verde Valley Wineries at

Verde Valley Wine Consortium 


Cornville/Verde Santa Fe Has A Desert Feel

Without Constant Extreme Heat

Cornville Page Springs Market Report and homes for sale

Cornville/Page Springs/Verde Santa Fe is an area that is considered a semi-arid climate zone, just like Sedona 86336. It is about 1:05 hours north of the Sonoran Desert and about 30 minutes from the southern border of the Colorado Plateau.  Humidity is not a factor in personal comfort. Warmer and colder weather is less noticeable because of the lack of humidity. Another reason why staying hydrated is so important. Basically, an individual can tolerate much warmer and colder temperatures because humidity does not play a part. You can get detailed statistics at Weatherspark.com. For more information on Sedona weather go to Sedona-Weather.com.

Like Sedona, there is a mix of desert flora. The elevation of the area is about 3,451ft. The area within 2 miles of Cornville is covered by shrubs (74%), cropland (14%), and grassland (12%), based on Info weatherspark.com.

 

Sight Seeing-Recreation Abounds in the Verde Valley

Cornville Verde Santa Fe Homes for sale

Lower Oak Creek in Page Springs has been designated an Important Bird Area. The Northern Arizona Audubon Society partners with the Arizona Fish and Game to provide a bird sanctuary and riparian habitat along with the fish hatchery described below. The public parking provides access to both areas.

Audubon Page Springs important birding area

Page Springs is the home to the largest cold water fish hatchery in the state, producing 700,000 trout a year.  Though the area around the fishery is closed to fishing.  Many of the streams in the area are stocked each year including Oak Creek, Verde River, West Clear Creek, and Wet Beaver Creek.  See the Stocking Schedule and Where to Fish.

Page Springs Fish Hatchery

There are many other activities such as wine tasting and horseback riding and did I mention golf? !! In the surrounding area, there is Old Town Cottonwood, Tuzigoot National Monument, Montezuma Castle, and local hot air balloon rides.

Find Trails 

Want to find trails that fit your needs in Red Rock Country, this site, Sedona Red Rock Trails will provide information and interactive map on:

~ Hiking ~ Biking ~ Horseback ~ Off Highway Vehicle (OHV)


 

Cornville Verde Santa Fe Page Springs homes for sale

 



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Sedona Weekly Real-Time Market Report With Other Local Information

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Sedona Arizona 86336

Weekly Real-Time Market Report 

Courtesy of Sheri Sperry

 

Red Rock Crossing Cathedral Rock

 

 

Casa Contenta West Sedona homes for sale

A Mild Climate with Stunning Red Rock Views

Sedona is a town that is in the transitional climate zone. It is about a 1:25 hours north of the Sonoran Desert and about 25 minutes from the southern border of the Colorado Plateau.  There is a mix of desert flora as well as pine, juniper trees, and forest. Sedona is surrounded by iconic red rocks and buttes. Some areas will have steep canyon walls and there are miles and miles of trails that criss-cross the area. Oak Creek has many picnic areas as well as swimming holes. Slide Rock is a popular summer destination.

As for the chart below; humidity is not a factor in personal comfort. Warmer and colder weather is less noticeable because of the lack of humidity. Another reason why staying hydrated is so important. Basically, an individual can tolerate much warmer and colder temperatures because humidity does not play a part. You can get detailed statistics at Sedona-Weather.com. All Stats are tracked and there is detailed info since 2010.

Sedona-weather.com - What is the Sedona weather?

Sedona –  A Vibrant Art and Hiking Community

Though Sedona has a little more than 10,000 residents, the visitor population can swell to 30,000 or more. It boasts a vibrant art community and Uptown is tightly packed with shops featuring Native American and New Age wares, along with galleries, restaurants, hotels, and spas. West Sedona has a dynamic business and shopping district with professional services, restaurants, supermarket, and shopping centers.

Want to find trails that fit your needs in Red Rock Country, this site, Sedona Red Rock Trails will provide information and interactive map on:

~ Hiking ~ Biking ~ Horseback ~ Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV)

Sedona homes for sale Soldiers Pass

Sedona Straddles Yavapai and Coconino Counties 

This Sedona weekly real-time market report covers all the areas in Sedona AZ 86336 including West Sedona, Red Rock Loop, Uptown, Little Horse Park and Chapel area. The map below shows the boundaries of the area of Sedona 86336. There is a little over 19.2 square miles of area.

Sight-Seeing and Recreation Abounds in Sedona

The collection of the Verde Valley natural endowments also includes the 1.8 million-acre Coconino National Forest, which surrounds this city and encompasses seven intriguing wilderness areas. Obviously, the list of sightseeing and recreational amenities, including state parks and national monuments, is extensive. In fact, its hardly a surprise that the winding road through Oak Creek Canyon is not only Arizona’s first officially designated scenic highway, but it is also the first leg of a day trip to one of the world’s great wonders, nearby Grand Canyon.

 

 

 



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Big Park ~ Village of Oak Creek ~ Weekly Real-Time Market Report and Homes For Sale and Other Local Info!

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Village of Oak Creek ~ Big Park ~ Pine Valley

Sedona Arizona 86351

Weekly Real-Time Market Report 

Courtesy of Sheri Sperry

 

Big Park Village of Oak Creek Pine Valley Market Reports

 

 

Big Park, Village of Oak Creek - VOC, Pine Valley Sedona AZ 86351

A Mild Climate with Impressive Red Rock Views

People who may find the 89A corridor of Sedona a little too busy for their tastes usually find they feel right at home in the Village of Oak Creek. VOC still retains that small town charm nestled in some of the most scenic and familiar red rock views that area has to offer. Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte stand out as you travel west on Hwy 179. The estimated population from the 2010 census is 6,147 (www. quickfacts.census.gov). That is a 2.6% increase from 2000. The land area is 5.26 miles. Most residents find housing prices very friendly and inviting. If you like golf, the area boasts three golf courses; Oak Creek Country Club, Canyon Mesa, and Sedona Golf Resort.

Big Park/Village of Oak Creek/Pine Valley is an area that is in the transitional climate zone, just like Sedona 86336. It is about 1:15 hours north of the Sonoran Desert and about 40 minutes from the southern border of the Colorado Plateau.  Humidity is not a factor in personal comfort. Warmer and colder weather is less noticeable because of the lack of humidity. Another reason why staying hydrated is so important. Basically, an individual can tolerate much warmer and colder temperatures because humidity does not play a part. Since Big Park has a similar climate as Sedona, you can get detailed statistics at Sedona-Weather.com.

Castle Rock ~ Bell Rock ~ Courthouse Butte

Like Sedona, there is a mix of desert flora as well as pine and juniper trees. The area is surrounded by iconic red rocks and buttes, most notably, Bell Rock, Courthouse Butte (pictured above) and Castle Rock. All three red rocks are pictured below.

Big Park provides different vantage points to enter hiking trails. There are miles and miles of trails that criss-cross the area and may take you to the top of the Munds Mountain ridge. You can access this trail through Jack’s Canyon. This trailhead starts in the community of Pine Valley. It is a long and in spots, a difficult trail to traverse. Learn more about area recreation below.

Want to find trails that fit your needs in Red Rock Country, this site, Sedona Red Rock Trails will provide information and interactive map on:

~ Hiking ~ Biking ~ Horseback ~ Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV)

 

Big Park Village of Oak Creek Pine Valley Sedona 86351 Market Report and Homes for sale

Big Park/Village of Oak Creek/Pine Valley/Sedona 86351

A Vibrant Retirement and Golf Community

The Big Park/Village of Oak Creek (VOC) area is a sleepy bedroom community of Sedona 86336. Big Park is a census-designated place in Yavapai County, Arizona. It was founded in the early 1800‘s and today is otherwise known as Village of Oak Creek or VOC. When it was formed, there was nothing but farms and ranches scattered about the area.

Big Park historical photo

 

The “Village”

The “Village” as it is often called, has slowly transformed over the last 50 years into a sleepy bedroom community of Sedona with golf resorts. Businesses support a retirement community with a bank, some hotels, shopping areas, hardware store, and restaurants. Besides the established Hilton Resort, there is also new construction of the Westin Element Hotel and Sedona Vista Village with two new anchor restaurants coming soon.

Sleepy Bedroom Community of Sedona

People who may find the 89A corridor of Sedona a little too busy for their tastes usually find they feel right at home in the Village of Oak Creek. VOC still retains that small-town charm nestled in some of the most scenic and familiar red rock views that area has to offer. Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte stand out as you travel west on Hwy 179. If you are looking for quick access to Flagstaff or the Phoenix area, many like the closer proximity to I-17.

Another factor that drives buyers to the Village of Oak Creek is housing prices are more moderate than Sedona 86336. Buyers find this a better fit for their needs. Big Park homes vary in size, style, and amenities.  These are all custom built homes and most have been built from the 1980s up to the present.

Big Park~Village of Oak Creek~Pine Valley

Yavapai  County 

This weekly real-time market report covers all the areas in Sedona AZ 86351 including Big Park, Village of Oak Creek, and Pine Valley. The map below shows the boundaries of the area of Sedona 86351. The estimated current population is 6,734 (pointo2pointhomes.com), with the land area at 5.26 square miles.

Sedona Golf Resort Big Park VOC Village of oak creek

Sight Seeing-Recreation Abounds in Sedona and Big Park

If you like golf, the area boasts three golf courses; Oak Creek Country Club, Canyon Mesa, and Sedona Golf Resort. Verde Valley School road leads right to Red Rock Crossing on Oak Creek near Cathedral Rock. Many enjoy this swimming area in the summer months. Many of the spas offer memberships to use facilities, whirlpools and swimming pools.

cathedral red rock crossing swimming hole

The collection of the Verde Valley natural endowments also includes the 1.8 million-acre Coconino National Forest, which surrounds this city and encompasses seven intriguing wilderness areas. Obviously, the list of sightseeing and recreational amenities, including state parks and national monuments, is extensive. In fact, its hardly a surprise that the winding road through Oak Creek Canyon is not only Arizona’s first officially designated scenic highway, but it is also the first leg of a day trip to one of the world’s great wonders, nearby Grand Canyon.

 

 



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Sheri Sperry is the Top Ranked Real Estate Blogger In Sedona and Northern Arizona 86336

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Sheri Sperry Number 1 (#1) Sedona Real Estate Blogger

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“With more than 301,936 members (as of February 12, 2020), ActiveRain is the largest and most active professional social network in the real estate industry. We are a community of real estate agents, brokers, home stagers, inspectors, lenders, and other industry professionals who are committed to learning how to do our jobs better, building connections, and having some fun along the way! (taken from activerain “about” page) 

The ActiveRain “about” page goes on to say that AR, is the largest storehouse of real estate knowledge base with well over 4 million blog posts and hundreds being added daily.

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ActiveRain Top Professional Real Estate Blogging PlatformNumber 1 Real Estate Blogger in Northern Arizona

Being involved in ActiveRain has helped to raise our caliber of blogging proficiency. This is a network where professionals tied to the real estate industry, who have similar tastes and opinions are able to help each other through education, networking, and years of experience. There are many personal relationships that have developed over time, which helps create one of the best nationwide referral networks for our real estate industry. We also get to participate in one of the finest blogging platforms in the social network and real estate world.

 ActiveRain Top Real Estate Educational Tool

I am very fortunate to have found this fabulous platform for real estate. The interaction and the relationships I am building throughout the ActiveRain network have created a very uplifting inspirational experience and a perfect way for clients to gain education and knowledge about Sedona and the Verde Valley.

 

Sheri Sperry Is Number One in Sedona, The Verde Valley, Yavapai County and All of Northern Arizona!

I started blogging back in 2012. It took a lot of time, understanding how it works and how to interact, and network with others on ActiveRain.  I kept accumulating points through Sheri Sperry Number One Sedona Real Estate Blogger ActiveRainmy active blogging about many different topics related to Sedona and real estate. By late 2015, I became the number one ranked blogger for Sedona. I continue to be the number one blogger for all of Northern Arizona.  As for my overall rank in Arizona, I am currently the 3rd ranked real estate agent (as of February 12, 2020) and will continue to improve my ranking for all of Arizona as I continue to blog!  There are 40,000 + real estate agents in Arizona.

 

Buyers & Sellers Have An Information & Marketing Advantage

This gives my buyers and sellers an advantage. I have a treasure of information available for those who are interested in the Sedona area real estate market. My ActiveRain blog “Sedona Property Solutions from A to Z” along with my SellSedona.com blog “Sedona Real Estate News & Info From A to Z” provides well over 1091+ blog posts. 32+ posts of mine have been featured on the entire ActiveRain network. The reach for a feature is 300,000+ viewers! Many more of my posts have been featured in individual categories such as “Photos” as well as marketing categories.  

Besides all the education I receive, we have challenges monthly that are designed to motivate, inspire, help us plan and teach us new techniques and technology. We also get to interact and network with hundreds of real estate professionals across the US and Canada.  This gives each of us a keen idea of who to refer to clients. This is by far another great advantage our clients have.  Many of the blog posts I read include areas and buildings that another agent is marketing.  I may be able to direct a client to a certain area in another geographic location from the information I glean off a blog. This could be very helpful to my clients.

As of February 12, 2020,  I have posted 1,091+ blog posts on ActiveRain, with clicks approaching 1,500,000 actual views. My overall content on SellSedona.com is unsurpassed in our market. Currently, I am ranked 6th in all of Arizona and First in Northern Arizona. 

Most of my blogs are pushed to ActiveRain from SellSedona.com. At SellSedona.com my blog has a vibrant search engine to find any of my blogs that have been posted.  Just place the search term in the box and any blog post that matches that criteria will come up on the screen.

My Website (SellSedona.com) Blog

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ActiveRain Search for Sedona area blogs

 

As an example, type Sellers into the search box. Just like Google, you will see posts that have that search term.

 

ActiveRain and SellSedona blogs

There are 13 pages of blogs with the search term “Sellers”.

One of the advantages of using my blog as a reference site is the ability to “google” or search the article or blog base.  When you use the search box, it only searches my information based on the term you put in. Generally, this will give you much more relevant and useful information because you are searching for a particular database.  Most of the information you get you can apply generally to other geographic areas but the slant of my blog will always be with Sedona or the Verde Valley or Northern Arizona as a reference point.  For example, I may talk about fall projects but fall can start as early as late August in some areas of the country. In Sedona, fall will pick up in mid to late October. So you may not see a blog on this subject until early to mid-October.

If you are looking for any information on real estate, start here!  If you don’t find what you are looking for, contact me to help you.  After all, I am YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

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6 Milestones Impacting SellSedona.com ~ I am thankful for…

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Reflection – How I got to where I am today as a Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Sedona Realtor
The original blog was published on November 23, 2015. It was recently updated.

“My 5 Things” (plus 1) refers to what I hold dearest to my heart.

 

Sedona Sunrise Soldiers Pass

 

I probably should define a milestone so that I don’t confuse the image with the title of the blog.  To me, a milestone is an action or event that marks a significant change or stage of development.”My 5 Things” are what I hold dearest to my heart.

SellSedona.com continues to be a very successful venture helping hundreds of buyers and sellers with their real estate decisions. Most of you know me through my startup domain name eSedona.biz.  I started with another brokerage on March 28th of 2011. So this is a milestone in and of itself! As a start-up real estate business, all of us go through changes and we make changes based on what we think is going to bring about success or at least trend that direction. So I have given this a lot of thought as to what has impacted my ability to be successful in reaching my goals and continuing to move forward in this challenging and very competitive occupation. Maybe you will reflect on some of the same things.

As of January of 2017, I decided another change was in order.  I am now a Sales Associate at Coldwell Banker Realty – Sedona located at the old “Y”, because of the roundabouts, it is now called the “Figure Eight”. But the “Y” continues to stick with most people.

1. My Health

Health is the cornerstone of my milestones. Can you imagine trying to start a business later in life without having good health? I re-invented myself because I love real estate and I found this to be a vigorous and exciting job. As you probably know, it takes a lot of energy to stay up with the demands of providing a top-quality performance, as my clients expect my attention to detail and that personal touch. Don’t you expect those who work with you to pay attention to your needs? Sometimes we are working 7 days a week trying to get everything done in the time frame we have allotted for our clients’ needs. Without our health, the demands might be too much to handle.

2. I Am A Coldwell Banker Realty Sedona Realtor®

I knew the company I chose had to fit well with my work ethic. Also, the other Realtors had to have high ethical standards and promote a professional image in the community, as they would become my second family. I wanted to work for a broker and owner that treated me as a business owner, not an employee. Also, as a customer, you want to work with a company that is professional, has got brand recognition respect and agents who are the best at what they do.

The support that I get from our entire team is invaluable. When it comes to my clients, they are the true beneficiaries of all the services I offer. I cannot be prouder of the company and the culture of our office and corporate structure.

3. My Husband and Partner

Sheri Sperry & Rick SperryWhen my husband retired from a mid-level position at UPS and we moved out of California to beautiful Sedona, Arizona, he was able to continue his passion for photography and website design.

I enjoy working with people and want to spend most of my time with my clients. My husband, Rick, compliments my business because we collaborate on our marketing approach. He engages social media, new marketing ideas, and techniques as well as cutting edge web design, and SEO. His real estate photography is among the best photos available. The picture at the top is just one of his landscape pictures. What it does for you is it gives you the best internet experience when looking to buy or sell real estate as well as a great referral network for ideas, service personnel, restaurants, lodging, finding your way around the area, and looking for things to do. Our website and social media presence were designed with you in mind.

4. Marketing and Networking

The biggest commitment I made was 2 years with a local publication.

Every week I had a quarter-page ad with my picture and logo and once a month I had a half-page color ad. This promoted my business in such a way that it propelled my recognition in the community. Recently, someone said I looked familiar and I told him that I was a local realtor and he said: “that’s it, I have seen you in the local paper!” I got my first luxury listing from that publication. Besides what I mentioned in number two above, I also do print in Homes and Land and Phoenix Magazine on occasion.

HOmes and Land - Sheri Sperry REALTOR®

Sedona.TV

I have had a TV segment that hits just about all of the hotels and other visitor accommodations as well as the residential area of Sedona and Big Park/Village of Oak Creek. My segment introduced West Sedona information. You can see a portion of the segment here.

Networking and marketing go hand in hand. I decided to join the Sedona Luxury Real Estate Professionals, as it was a big commitment, but a smart decision in the end. I was introduced to a networking venue of professionals who have paramount luxury market knowledge in Sedona. You benefit because I network with the top people in our industry. As an outsider coming into SLREP, I brought a fresh perspective to the group and immediately gained the respect of my associates. In my second year, I became the president of SLREP. As a member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, I bring an entirely different skill level to luxury marketing. You can learn more about my added features at the link above.

I also decided to spend the time becoming a Master Certified Negotiation Expert (MCNE®), another decision that I feel has made a huge impact on my ability to negotiate the best deal for you my customer. There are only a handful of agents in Sedona that are MCNE® and out of the approx. 40,000 agents across Arizona and there are 127 agents total in the state. (These numbers will contract or expand).

I would also throw Virtual Results, Happy Grasshopper, IDX Broker along with Ixact Contact in this category. In this day and age, there is no business without a strong vibrant website and IDX system, and Happy Grasshopper and Ixact Contact give me the ability to communicate with my customers in different ways without overdoing it.

5. Clients ~ Family ~ Friends

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Sedona Realtor®

It’s All About You

Tristan 1st Plane RideOur business IS our clients. I thrive in helping my clients, educating, and staying in touch with them. Many have become my friends. There is such a satisfaction in having a client come to me and thank me for what I did for them. Sure, the commissions are necessary to take care of my family but I go above and beyond because I care about my client. …Just ask one!  I mean it when I say I will be there for you from the beginning throughout the transaction and beyond. I am just a phone call away for all questions you have regarding any subject.

My friends and family are very special to me. When I need to dig down and reach for that extra boost of energy I think of my customers, family, and friends. This helps provide the energy I need to get to the next level. Friends and family understand how busy we are and know that we will make time count when we are with them. Don’t you find that to be true about your friends and family as well?

 

We also enjoy our first grand-baby and are so excited to watch him and the family grow. This is what it is truly all about! He is our little “boo-boo”.

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 6. SellSedona.com

In 2016, I changed my main website domain from eSedona.biz to SellSedona.com˚. This was a very big deal. After all, my website is the address where people reach me. It was a very time-consuming move to change all my blog posts and website information to the new domain SellSedona.com. Fortunately, my husband managed the complete change-over.

and how it not only improved traffic to my website but also converted that traffic to clients.

I believe that this was a huge marketing bonus in 2016 and that is why my husband and I made the change. SellSedona.com says exactly what I do. Rick designed this site with tourists and locals in mind.  If you go to the Sedona Community under Explore Communities tab, you can scroll down to helpful links such as searching for restaurants, things to do, hotels, resorts, and motels to stay at, etc.. Though this site is great for tourists and locals alike, there should be no confusion going forward!

My niche is out of state buyers and sellers. I know exactly what it is to be from out of the area and contemplating a move to Sedona. I often get questions about lodging, restaurants and things to do. Another area of major concern to most clients is what the weather is like. My husband has an entire domain (Sedona-Weather.com) devoted to our local weather. He is an avid weather nut and has a weather station in our backyard. The stats go back to 2011!  I also have a blog section that summarizes our weather monthly or seasonally. You can get a great feel for what to expect if you follow this blog category…Sedona-Weather.

2019

An update on SellSedona.com. This has continued to be a successful venture for me. My WordPress website has been updated a couple of times and I have a lot of traffic every day coming to the website. With all of the security issues surrounding websites and the internet in general, my husband has updated our website to HTTPS.  This is a secure version of HTTP. What it means is that all communication from your browser and the website is encrypted.

Besides the premium search engine and IDX platform that is in service, my husband maintains this site on a daily basis.  My blogs are featured in ActiveRain and this has made me the number one blogger in Sedona, and all of Northern Arizona. I am also a top 8 blogger in the entire state of Arizona.

Though I actively use social media venues, which you can access on any page of my website, I have started making more and more videos to improve SEO traffic and create more syndication. As noted above, I recently added more social media information that will give you more local information. Also, you can enjoy videos that SellSedona has created. If you are a seller and list your home with me, this is another tool in our marketing portfolio that you benefit from.   Here are a few links to find videos easily – Youtube ChannelVimeo ProBlogs with Videos – Aerial Videos.

Remember, there are over 40,000 agents in Arizona and those who chose to blog about real estate and related subject increase their syndication efforts and make it easier for those interested in real estate topics to search out the agents who have the right competencies to meet the clients goals.

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5 Topics To Consider For Snowbirds Migrating To Sedona AZ

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Snowbirds – For most potential home buyers around the country, the season to buy a home is behind them.  Their kids are settling into regular or online school and they are preparing for the holiday season.  People are starting to think about buying presents, potential family gatherings, …. but they are not usually thinking about buying a home.  Most of us in the real estate business realize that for buyers, this is a great time to buy a home.  The demand is not as great so it puts the buyer in a great position to make a better deal. BUT this is the story for another blogpost!…….

Let’s Talk About Snowbirds…

What to do in Sedona AZ

 

Here in the Southwest, it is a different story.  The Snowbirds are already starting their migration to the warm climate areas.  Phoenix and Tucson are big draws but just about anywhere you will find a vacation motor home and trailer park, you will see the spots filling up with Snowbirds.

Most of the Snowbirds come from the cold climate zones in the midwest or Canada.  Some of these snowbirds come to Sedona as well!  Even if they aren’t staying here for the winter, they make it a point to check it out and spend some time here.  Times-shares are a popular option to see the red rocks and do some hiking.

Snowbirds – Other Things You Should Consider…

1. Rental or Hotel Cost & Availability

Spring Training, baseball’s Cactus League, has changed the entire dynamics of the Phoenix/Scottsdale metro area. Hotels are double or triple the “summer rates” from February through April and May.  So, book early! For those who come back for months at a time, you may want to consider renting well in advance or buying a second home or condo that can be rented out when you are not here.  In Sedona, rentals are hard to come by during the Fall, Winter, and Spring;  even during the summer months, rentals are sparse.  So buying an income property that you could use might make sense.  Of course, I can help with all your real estate questions and needs! 

2. Closing Up Your Home

Don’t forget simple things like your utility bills and mail.  Fortunately, most tasks and bills can be paid by credit card or online.  But you may have to decide what to do with your mail. Do you want to forward it? Or do you have someone to look over your home when you are gone?  Do you live in an area that has a freezing climate which may require winterizing pipes and sprinkler systems?  Does your home need a minimum amount of heat supplied while you are gone? What about turning off the water? Make sure you turn off your water heater if you are going to turn off your water.  Your water heater could burn up if there is no water inside.  

I would not personally turn off my water to the house. I have a water recirculating system that keeps the water flowing back to the water heater. I set it to a minimum amount.  I will turn off the water to the washing machine to prevent flooding if a hose fails. I also have stainless steel reinforced hoses to prevent failure as well.

Unplug all unnecessary appliances.  These appliances can have a slight drain that will add up over time. Include your TV and computers, but don’t unplug your refrigerator!

3. Adjust Your Insurance and Other Services

If you are going to leave a car home and not use it for 6 months, call your insurance and let them know the car is in storage.  This could be a huge saving for you.  Most other services such as garbage, newspaper, the cable may have vacation settings that keep charges low while not in use. Again, I personally do not recommend disconnecting these services.  The inconvenience of re-connecting the services and the fees, to me, is just not worth it. 

4. Don’t Forget About Your Pets

Make a decision on whether they are going to come with you or stay with friends or family.  Pet sitters can be very expensive over time.  Remember that areas like Sedona have wildlife that runs free.  Coyotes will look for cats and dogs.  We also have Javelina, deer, and you may see an occasional bobcat. Do your homework and check for the wildlife in your area.  Personally we have had all types of animals around our home and never worried about any interaction… but we also don’t let our cat outside! If you own a dog, make sure you have your fur baby on a leash when you walk with them.  

5. Your House Should Look Lived In

Have some lights on timers. It is a good idea to get a neighbor to watch your house.  Have an easy way for them to get in touch with you.  I watch both my neighbors when they leave for long vacations. 

Ask Any Sedona Snowbird – The Early Snowbird Catches The Gnat!

See More Images at RickSperry.com and RedRocksFever.com

Once those Snowbirds come to roost, they start exploring the area.  Many enjoy hiking or tennis.  Others play a few rounds of golf.  They spend some time in the art galleries.  They may even get sidetracked and take a trip to Jerome or Main Street Cottonwood or if they are feeling adventurous, the Grand Canyon or Lake Powell may be a destination. BUT, there is a well-known malady called Red Rocks Fever  –> (video) that many of these snowbirds seem to get.  The only cure for Red Rocks Fever is spending more time around the red rocks!  So buying Sedona real estate becomes an option.  It may not cure your Red Rocks Fever, but it does offer a panacea to alleviate the anxiety when you have to leave the proximity of those majestic red rocks!

 

The Sun Shines Close to 300 Days A Year!

The southwest offers great weather options. In Sedona, we get all four seasons but it is normally sweater weather in late fall and winter.  Very few days does it get cold enough to bundle up.  We get the pretty white stuff but it melts the next day. For example, only 3 days in the last 9 years have had a below-freezing temperature for the entire day.  This means that once the sun comes up, or right after a snowfall, snow immediately starts to thaw or melt.  Normally, it evaporates because there is very little humidity or moisture in the air.

Sedona Freak November snowstorm 2019 - courtesy of Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Realty

 

For Sedona weather go to Sedona-Weather.com and scroll to the “Weather Statistics for 2011 to 2020” comparison tab to see all the stats by month and year from 2011.  The chart below is the FINAL from 2019 so it is a complete year of information, but on the website, you can see all the current stats for each month in 2020 and beyond. There are also weather blogs with videos and images, as well as weather summaries by season from 2014 to the current season.

 

This Chart (below) is One Example of the Stats on Sedona-Weather.com

2019 Sedona Weather Summary courtesy of Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Realty

 

Some more pics……

A Residential Street in West Sedona

Fall Color Sedona

 

Broken Arrow Trail – Pink Jeep maintains the trail for all to use…

 

Sunrise From My Backyard – Do you have Red Rock Fever yet?

Sedona Real Estate

 

Oak Creek Canyon up near West Fork Trail – super busy now through the end of November with less parking on 89A for your safety

 

 

Golf – All Year – A Snowbird’s Delight!

Golf

Yes!  We have fishing…This is Oak Creek Canyon – Fly Fishing

 

 

Jordan Park Trail 

 


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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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Why Should You Use A Sedona Realtor®?

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YOUR Sedona Solutions Realtor®

Finding Real Estate Solutions Is A Big Deal

By Coldwell Banker Realty Top Sedona REALTOR® Sheri Sperry ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Why use Sheri Sperry of Coldwell Banker Realty, 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. Recent years show 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 Realty 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.

Ability to find 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 Realty 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 a 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 recent years, 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 and Sheri networks with top real estate professionals. What does this mean?  Sheri starts marketing your property the day you hire her.  She continues to pre-market right up to publishing your property on the MLS.  Sheri has a record of receiving offers early in the marketing process because of the way she networks and pre-markets your property.

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®, a Master Certified Negotiation Expert®,  Her sellers and buyers will tell you how much value she brings to the negotiation table.

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. One of the biggest compliments I receive and why people refer me to others as well as continue to come back to me is how much my client appreciates my straight forward honesty.

Why Sheri Sperry is Your Solution For Real Estate

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Are You Setting Intentions and Goals Using the New Moon Cycle?

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Top Picture – “Voice of Wisdom” Sold Out by Bill Worrell

Setting Goals and Intentions

New Moon Cycle – Most successful people spend time every year to develop a strategy to move forward in the new year. This high-level design is used to form quarterly goals which help us to establish our monthly, weekly, and daily action plan. 

Calendar & Smart Phone

Some people use a calendar or their smartphone to set up a monthly plan. Sample Calendar
I place my plan on a calendar on my desktop and print out a daily calendar every morning.

 

Clipboard & Pen

The rest of the day, I use a clipboard and make a record of everything I do. The clipboard goes everywhere with me. When a client calls, the info goes on the calendar for follow up. At the end of the month, I scan all of these dailies and place them in a tax folder for my records. 

The New Moon 

The Next New Moon is July 20th at 10:33 am MST ~ 1:33 pm EDT

New Moon!

Cycles

Most people set their monthly goals based on the start of the month. For me, I have found that using the cycle of the new moon works best for me. 

 

Full Moon Pull

I have always had issues trying to sleep during the pull of the full moon so I decided to work with the sequence of the moon’s phases. 

Energy Waves

Every day, we go through a wave of energy ups and downs.  For some of us, we work better during the morning hours, others work better during mid-day or evening. What I am trying to do is tap into my best energy cycle. 

Meditation

To tap into the strength of the cycle, the meditation and manifestation of my goals and intentions need to be completed within 48 hours. Here are the basics I employ:

  • Create a space free from clutter. 
  • Have a vision board available to tap into images that help clarify, concentrate, and maintain focus on your most important goals. 
  • Clear your space with sage.  Maybe, light a scented candle. 
  • Meditate to clear all thoughts.
  • Review last month’s goals – Are adjustments needed to the goals? Did you make progress? 
  • Remember to be grateful and thankful for completed goals and progress in a goal or intention.
  • Write your new list of monthly goals and intentions.
  • Meditate on each item in the list – Think of how you are going to accomplish each item and what it is going to bring.  I believe in the “Law of Attraction”.  If you are unfamiliar with the book “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne, you might want to check it out. Thirty-million copies )and counting) have been sold worldwide. I first saw the DVD of the same name. Some of you may not even realize that you are putting your positive intentions out there.  For years, I did not realize that I was doing this. 

Feel the feeling of the wish fulfilledWayne Dyer

The Reward

There is a feeling of gratitude as I go through this process. As I read the previous month’s goals and thoughtful intentions, I  feel a weight being lifted that helps me move forward. I thank the powers to be for helping me achieve my goals and giving me clarity on how to proceed. It is a powerful way to feel gratitude for my accomplishments with the satisfaction of knowing I am moving forward to the next step. 

 

I started this process in September of 2017 and it is remarkable how it has helped me move forward in my Sedona real estate business and my personal life.  I am truly thankful for starting this process and how it makes me feel after I complete it. 

Sedona Petroglyphs

Sedona Petroglyphs 

 About Bill Worell

Hear in his own words how he started on his artistic quest on the Pecos River in Texas.

 Find More About Bill Worell

 The images on this blog depict Shamans.  This religious practice goes back millennia in some form or another. The Southwest is influenced primarily by Native-American Practices.  Learn more about Shamanism.

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I leave you with this final quote… (Lille Vaihere)

Behind you…   All your memories

Before you…   All your dreams

Around you…   All who love you

Within you…    All you need


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15 E. Dove Wing Drive Sedona AZ For Sale by Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Realty

15 E. Dove Wing Dr. Sedona AZ 86336 For SaleOffered

By Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Realty Sedona


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. 

Contact Sheri Sperry

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Learn about Sheri Sperry and the 

Sedona-Lifestyle.com

 

NOTE: All information presented including, event scheduling, directions, and pricing are deemed reliable but not guaranteed. You should check with the organizers, event and attraction website, or management, and organizing team for current information. SellSedona.com is not responsible for inaccuracies, or changes to the information provided. Information is provided as a convenience to you. Sperryr.com, SellSedona.com, Coldwell Banker Realty, and Sheri Sperry are not affiliated with or are provided any fees, promotions, or otherwise for this information contained here.  This is merely a public service posting. 

Find West Sedona Arizona Luxury Real Estate ~ See Why People Specifically Ask For West Sedona

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West Sedona Luxury Real Estate

Courtesy of

Sheri Sperry REALTOR - Coldwell Banker Realty 928-274-7355

West Sedona Luxury Real Estate – The luxury homes of West Sedona are conveniently located throughout the neighborhoods and are sought after due to the convenient location to business, shopping, and professional services. There are medical services such as eye care, eye surgery, dental and orthodontic services as well as other medical professionals. Four major grocery stores are located within five minutes of each other. Whole Foods, Natural Grocers, Bashas, and Safeway, are conveniently located on the 89A. Of course, there are 3 Starbucks locations in West Sedona. One is a stand-alone store.  This does not include the location in Uptown int the Shops at Hyatt Piñon Pointe.  There are galleries and restaurants as well as unique stores peppered up and down SR 89A in West Sedona.  There are also two places of worship right off of Soldiers Pass road and more in close proximity.

If you want to buy or sell West Sedona Luxury real estate, I live here! I can help you find the right property to fit your needs. Just call 928.274.7355.  I am always happy to answer any questions you may have.

Why Do West Sedona Luxury Real Estate Buyers Specifically Ask For West Sedona?

Buyers who are familiar with West Sedona, know they want luxury properties that have some outstanding views of the red rocks.  The areas can have a modicum of privacy that is acceptable to most people who really looking forward to the solitude, especially if they are coming from a metropolitan atmosphere.  The proximity of the West Sedona business district and the advantages this offers for efficiency and timeliness is much appreciated by West Sedona residents as well as future residents. Neighborhoods like Casa Contenta and The Cottages At Coffeepot are private gated communities offering pools and tennis courts. Residents also know that traffic, though it may look bad, is nothing compared to other areas. You can get from one end of West Sedona to Uptown in approximately 10 minutes or less…with traffic!  Trails also cover the West Sedona area. In fact, these trails go beyond the Jordan Park area in Uptown all the way through and beyond Boynton Canyon on the west side of Sedona. See the map below…

Map of West Sedona map

 

Casa Contenta Luxury homes

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Crimson View West Sedona Luxury


As a Coldwell Banker 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. – Sheri Sperry –

YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

See Reasons Why Sheri Is Your Solution

Solutions For Buyers

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Special Virtual Showings – Cornville AZ 86325 – July 5, 2020

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10845 Stingray Ln Cornville AZ 86325

$550,000

3 BD  | 2 BA  | 2,306 SF  | 1.61 Acres | Yr Built – 2002

MLS # 523331

1.61 Acres of Heaven. House position and huge windows take advantage of magnificent sunrise/sunset/moon phases without even going outside. Stroll through your Sunflower forest & organic garden, 15 raised organic garden beds w/an automatic Hunter programmable watering system. Pitch & putting green. Upon entering the home you will appreciate the serene beauty and warmth. Open, bright kitchen w/new stove, microwave, dishwasher & stainless double sinks. Finely crafted Heat-N-Glo fireplace in the living room, central vacuum, stereo speakers throughout the home & exterior porch. Master bath w/separate shower & Jacuzzi tub, enormous counter space & large mirrors. Split floorplan, spacious bedrooms w/view. Formal dining room, a cozy breakfast nook & breakfast bar for versatile dining choices.

Owner upgraded:

Newly extended patios and walled private patio area
New Permanent concrete (non-rotting) Vigas on house; garage
Vigas are wood with metal
New well-pump in 2015
New Foam Roof in 2018
Exterior Painted in 2017
New Motion Sensor lights
Newly painted master bedroom, dining room, kitchen and living
room
New hardware in the bathrooms and kitchen (except water control
on showers)
ADA hardware in bathrooms
New window treatment including solar on the north end of the home
with older hunter double shades.
2500+ sq ft Pitch & putting green. Great to play croquet or
petanque on.

Other Amenities:

Reverse osmosis
Large tile
Ceiling Fans
Cable TV or dish hookup
Air Conditioning (heat pump)
Water Softener (never used by the current owner, but was working
when they bought the home and disconnected it)

Disclaimer – Video Intro has incorrect MLS Number – should be MLS #523331

Listing remarks courtesy of Broker Reciprocity – This was written by the List Agent


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2135 S. Aspass Rd. Cornville AZ 86325

$458,000

3 BD  | 3 BA  | 2,375 SF  | 3.02 Acres  |  Yr Built – 2006

MLS # 522481

 

 

Directions: Cornville rd to S. Aspaas rd go all the way to end Rd jogs left onto Lynn dr. and turns back into S. Aspaas continue home is on the left.

Marketing Remarks: Move-in ready creek property. Fresh interior paint and new flooring on this 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, split floor plan home. A large master suite offers dual closets, inviting large soaking tub and shower. A nice open floor plan with granite and stainless kitchen. Enjoy a large extra room for den/study/library with sliding doors to a full-length back porch. Great location in Cornville with a 3-acre flat lot with creek in the back yard.Plenty of room for horses or farm animals.

Agent Remarks: This move-in ready home sits on a great flat 3-acre lot with the creek in the backyard. Horses allowed. Freshly painted interior and exterior, new flooring, and resurfaced roof. This home is ready for its new owner. Price increase as all new interior paint and new flooring in master and guest bedrooms

Legal: AN IRREG M&B PTN NE4NW4 MOST NLY PCL COR APPROX 570’S & 1080’W OF N4COR SEC 15-15-4E CONT 3.02AC

Listing remarks courtesy of Broker Reciprocity – This was written by the List Agent

 

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


Sedona Weather – May 2020 – What’s It Like In Late Spring?

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Sedona Weather – May 2020 

What’s The Sedona Weather Like In Late Spring?

Cactus Flower - Cottages At Coffeepot Soldiers Pass Sedona Sheri Sperry REALTOR Coldwell Banker Realty

Sedona Weather Stats 

May 2020

 

Sedona spring Weather Sedona-weather.com

For all stats and a look at weather in previous months and years, go to

Sedona-Weather.com

Sedona Comfort Index = 8 out of 10

In April 2020, the Sedona weather was almost perfect.  But it was a lot cooler than most other Aprils in past years.  So when you go from most days in the 70ºs and below for April to all but 1 day in the 80ºs and above for May, you notice the difference!

Compared to May of 2019, this was a much warmer May in 2020. The mean temperature jumped 10º which is pretty incredible. Last year there were no days over 90º and 23 days were below 80º. The one and only day below 80º came in at 78º.  Here is the difference that most people do not understand.  Our climate is arid.  Sedona does not experience much humidity even during our monsoon. This makes higher temperatures more bearable. People that are not used to an arid climate need to make sure they stay hydrated all day.  This translates into one cup every 15 to 20 minutes while working outside or at least 1 quart an hour to stay hydrated.

Currently, we are on track to hit a little less than 300 days of sunshine right now. We are at 118 days and last year we were at 117 days of sunshine. We ended last year at 296 days.

Cottages At Coffeepot real estate - Sheri Sperry REALTOR Coldwell Banker Realty

 

Update On Pandemic Guidelines For Sedona and Other Areas As Of June 4, 2020

Governor Doug Ducey’s ‘Stay-at-home” order expired May 15th, 2020

See All Updated COVID-19 Guidelines for Sedona

Sedona Newslines

The Sedona City Pool will have a soft opening on June 8th.  Check the link above for all the details! Posse Grounds Community Park and Recreation Soldiers Pass West Sedona Sheri Sperry SellSedona.com

Temperature Almanac

 

Sedona Temperature Almanac for May 2020

 

Precipitation Almanac

 

May 2020 Sedona Weather

If you need more information about Sedona weather or activities please call me.

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Want to find out how much value is in your home?

I’ll walk you through it all.

Complimentary Homeowner Consultation

Sellers, List your home, real estate marketing,

As a Coldwell Banker Sedona Arizona REALTOR®, my primary goal is to help my clients 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 –

YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

See Reasons Why Sheri Is Your Solution

Solutions For Buyers

Solutions For Sellers

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*Comfort Index For Sedona is from BestPlaces.net
SellSedona.com is not responsible for inaccuracies or changes to the information provided. Information is provided as a convenience to you. Please verify the information to make sure it is current. Sperryr.com, SellSedona.com, Coldwell Banker Realty, and Sheri Sperry are not affiliated with or are provided any fees, promotions, or otherwise for this information contained here.  This is merely a public service posting.

How Do The Super Rich Escape The Coronavirus Pandemic? An LA Times Article

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How Do The Super Rich Escape The Coronavirus Pandemic? An LA Times Article

Hiking Sedona

Prolog

The following article from the Los Angeles Times was published on-line, April 23rd but it does shed light on how visitors from other areas may come to resorts (which includes Sedona) and rent homes to get away from locations in their own states. The numbers that are reflected in this article were from mid-April and are out-of-date. You can *Find Current US Stats here. For any other individual state, go to that particular state health website.  You can find links to Sedona and Arizona COVID-19 information here
Phoenix Magazine just put out an article about “7 Solitary HIkes and Cozy Cabins”. This article probably was published after Sedona locked down the parking areas for the popular trailheads. But, some visitors may think that these areas are open.  Sedona is still discouraging visitors.  Even though trails may be accessed from other areas, many visitors will have to park well over a mile away from the trailhead or risk being towed and or ticketed. 
Here is a link to the article. 

LA Times Article About Sedona-COVID-19

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Sedona & Verde Valley events, happenings, and Sedona-Lifestyle are brought to you as a courtesy of Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Realty Sedona REALTOR®.  If you are 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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What is Happening with COVID-19? Webpage and Guidance for the City of Sedona

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What is happening with COVID-19?

COVID-19 – Links to all relevant websites will be included on this page. Information may overlap due to the nature of the guidelines coming from CDC, the White House COVID Task Force, Arizona, Yavapai and Coconino Counties as well as Sedona.

Governor Ducey sets the guidelines for Arizona. State guidelines supersede all other recommendations and emergency proclamations. This issue is constantly changing and evolving as data grows. The links below will help you find the information, recommendations, and guidelines necessary to make informed decisions.

 

City of Sedona COVID-19 Webpage and Guidance

 

COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving issue. The city of Sedona’s primary focus is to protect residents from the spread of the virus. This webpage will be updated as new information is available. Each link should have the most current information available.

Find out all current statistics for COVID-19 cases at the Dashboard link below.

The Icons on the Dashboard page link cover these information topics.

Summary – Demographics – COVID-19 Deaths – By Zip Code – Confirmed Cases by Day – Hospitalization – Illness Surveillance – Laboratory Testing – Positive Cases – Hospital Bed Usage & Availability –
Ventilator Usage and Availability – Hospital COVID-19 Specific Metrics

Current AZ Dept. of Health Services Data Dashboard for COVID-19

Governor extends stay-at-home order

On March 30, 2020, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced a mandatory stay-at-home Executive Order. Extended until May 15, 2020, all Arizona residents must limit their time away from home except:

  • To conduct or participate in essential activities.
  • For employment, to volunteer, or participate in essential functions.
  • To utilize any services or products provided by essential business services.
  • For employment, if as a sole proprietor or family-owned business, work is conducted in a separate office space from your home and the business is not open to serve the public.

Read the list of essential activities, functions, and services here and the updates to essential services here. Read the extended order here.

This Executive Order supersedes Sedona Mayor Sandy Moriarty’s Emergency Proclamation.

Additionally, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced the following businesses may open:

  • May 4, 2020: Retail businesses can resume partial operations, including curbside delivery (guidance)
  • May 8, 2020: Retail Businesses can resume partial in-person operations (guidance)
  • May 8, 2020: Cosmetologists and barbershops can resume appointment-based services (guidance)
  • Monday, May 11, 2020: Restaurants and coffee shops can resume dine-in services, with safety measures (guidance)

Restrictions to businesses like bars, gyms, and spas will continue as they have in April, with more specific guidance from Arizona Governor Doug Ducey expected in the coming weeks.
Still have questions on this Executive Order? Read this FAQ or email questions@sedonaaz.gov.

FAQs

The city has compiled the following FAQs:

  • Read general COVID-19 questions here.
  • Read questions on what type of information you should expect to hear here.
  • Read the FAQ on what the stay-at-home order means here.

Events and Other Cancellations

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The city of Sedona canceled all city-sponsored and city-permitted large gatherings or events, or private gatherings or events on city properties, until May 9, 2020. In accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order, all private, non-city events must be canceled unless they are deemed essential services.
Cancellations will additionally be made for all non-essential city meetings and programs with the public, until May 15, 2020. The pool is closed until further notice.
Read more on cancellations here.

Resources

Community Resources

For people looking for community resources like food, shelter, and economic relief, view this list. (Updated 4-21-20)

Business Resources

For businesses looking for resources and assistance including loans and employee needs, view this list. (Updated 4-20-20)
Additionally, check the Sedona Chamber of Commerce’s COVID-19 website for business-specific updates, including what restaurants are open for take-out.

Other Resource Links Below

(Coconino or Yavapai) Counties – Statewide Hotline and Website
CDC Website – Tips of Coronavirus Protection and Managing Respiratory Symptoms
Arizona Department of Health and Human Services Information
CDC Travel Notices
The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America

The city, in coordination with Coconino and Yavapai counties, is monitoring the situation daily and following the guidelines set forth by the federal, state, and county governments and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Look to the following CDC, state, and county resources for more information on COVID-19:

Virtual and Phone Services

Beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020, the city of Sedona is closed to in-person access to city facilities and has moved to virtual and phone services. This will be re-evaluated by May 15, 2020. Read this news release for details.
A detailed explanation of city services, programs, and contact information offered at this time is available here.


Guidelines For Showing Property During COVID 19

Below you will find the link to the Model COVID-19 Certification for Property Access and the CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 ADDENDUM.

The certification form is provided by Coldwell Banker Realty and approved by AAR and NAR.  This Addendum is an AAR form (Arizona Association of Realtors).

If you have any questions about showing a property in Sedona or the Verde Valley, I will be happy to answer these questions.  I am working. Whether you are a buyer or seller, I am here for you.  My clients know they can depend and trust me for all their real estate needs. Here is the link for the above forms. Again, If you have any questions or concerns please reach out for me at 928-274-7355. Ask for Sheri Sperry!

 

Covid-19 Certification and Addendum


As a Coldwell Banker Realty 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. – Sheri Sperry –

YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

See Reasons Why Sheri Is Your Solution

Solutions For Buyers

Solutions For Seller

Sedona Weather – April 2020 – Almost Perfect ~ Comfort Index = 8.0!

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How Pleasant Is The Sedona Weather In Spring?


Japanese Maple Tree April 2020 Sedona Coffeepot Cottages

Sedona Weather Stats 

April 2020

Sedona Weather Summary for April 2020

For all stats and a look at weather in previous years, go to 

Sedona-Weather.com 

 

Why Is Sedona Weather Almost Perfect?

April had a little of every temperature range! There is nothing hum-drum about the weather.  We enjoyed some Sedona 70º plus spring weather at the beginning of the month and around the 9th, a cold front came in and made it feel like winter for about 5 days. Of course, that is if your winter is in the 50ºs and 60ºs! We had no freezing temps and only 1 day dipped below 32º for about an hour. The mean temp was almost 1º higher than in April of 2019. This was probably due to 6 days of warm weather in the 80ºs and 3 days in the 90ºs.

The Perfect Amount of Rain

As for our precipitation, we had 5 days of rain for a total of .91 inches. This was perfect to enhance all the spring blooms. Everything is looking great. Drought conditions don’t exist right now. Currently, we are on track to hit a little less than 300 days of sunshine. We are at 91 days and last year we were at 92 days of sunshine.

 

Making The Case…


So, when you put it all together, Sedona’s weather is almost perfect.  Did I mention it doesn’t get humid? This is another plus in my book.  No real hot sticky or bone-chilling weather, simply because of the lack of humid conditions. Even when it is warm, mornings and evenings are cool. That means you can have windows open bringing in our Sedona fresh air.  We do not run the AC all day. In fact, the AC was not run at all during April.

 

Sedona-Lifestyle

 A *Comfort Index of 8.0 Means Very Pleasent Temps

This April, almost the entire month was above 70º. After leaving behind a fairly chilly March, April was almost perfect. There were only a couple of days that we put the AC on and that was only for a short time. The first day of < 80º weather was April 22nd at 81.3º.  Only 4 days later, we hit 90.1º on April 26th!

 Every morning and evening, the doors and windows could be open to allow that fresh air in as noted above!  A 50º temperature is spring-like in Sedona. Low humidity means light sweater conditions. 

April Spring Sedona Coffeepot Cottages

Sedona Real Estate Spring Selling Season Starts In January

As I have said before, the Sedona spring selling season starts in mid to late January.  Many people from colder states are visiting and want to see homes or condo get-aways.  Of course,  Cactus League Baseball season which started in late February brings baseball fans and Snowbirds to Sedona and Arizona to take advantage of the warmer weather, celebration of Valentines’ Day, Presidents Weekend, the Sedona International Film Festival, Spring Break, and did I mention the much warmer weather! Hiking is also huge this time of year. Needless to say, the pandemic has brought all of this to a halt. 

Update On Pandemic Guidelines For Sedona and Other Areas As Of May 4th, 2020

Of course, the baseball pre-season, as was all sports, was interrupted by the COVID 19 pandemic. See the Arizona Department of Health Services recommendations and COVID 19 statistics. You can find information on Arizona Governor Ducey’s Executive Order detailing “Essential Services“. Trailhead parking in Sedona is still closed during Physical Distancing Guidelines.

Sedona restaurants are open to take-out and some have delivery options as well. This started on March 20, 2020. As of this publication May 3rd, this is still ongoing. Like many other states, Arizona is slowly reopening restaurants and businesses. See Arizona business guidelines that are effective May 4th, 2020. 

Arizona State parks and campgrounds are open for the most part.  Bathrooms are closed as well as any other park buildings or visitor centers. There are some state parks that are closed. See the list and learn more at the link above. Always remember to follow the CDC Guidelines for physical distancing and cleanliness. 

 

Temperature Almanac

Sedona Weather Almanac for April 2020

Precipitation Almanac

Sedona Precipitation Almanac 2020



If you need more information about Sedona weather or activities please call me.

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Want to find out how much value is in your home?

I’ll walk you through it all.

Complimentary Homeowner Consultation

Sellers, List your home, real estate marketing,

As a Coldwell Banker Sedona Arizona REALTOR®, my primary goal is to help my clients 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 –

YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

See Reasons Why Sheri Is Your Solution

Solutions For Buyers

Solutions For Sellers

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*Comfort Index For Sedona is from BestPlaces.net
SellSedona.com is not responsible for inaccuracies or changes to the information provided. Information is provided as a convenience to you. Please verify the information to make sure it is current. Sperryr.com, SellSedona.com, Coldwell Banker Realty, and Sheri Sperry are not affiliated with or are provided any fees, promotions, or otherwise for this information contained here.  This is merely a public service posting.

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Model COVID-19 Certification for Property Access in Sedona Arizona

Covid-19 Certification for property access

COVID – 19

Below you will find the link to the Model COVID-19 Certification for Property Access and the CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 ADDENDUM.

The certification form is provided by Coldwell Banker Realty and approved by AAR and NAR.  The Addendum is an AAR form (Arizona Association of Realtors).

If you have any questions about showing a property in Sedona or the Verde Valley, I will be happy to answer these questions.  I am working. Whether you are a buyer or seller, I am here for you.  My clients know they can depend and trust me for all their real estate needs. Here is the link for the above forms. Again, If you have any questions or concerns please reach out for me at 928-274-7355. Ask for Sheri Sperry!

 

Covid-19 Certification and Addendum


As a Coldwell Banker Realty 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. – Sheri Sperry –

YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

See Reasons Why Sheri Is Your Solution

Solutions For Buyers

Solutions For Seller

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 to resolve the situation based on facts, not emotions.

Base your resolve on knowledge of the market: knowing the market gives you the advantage of 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 of 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 211* agents out of approx. 50,000*  in the entire state of Arizona.

*Numbers may vary as REALTOR® levels change.
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