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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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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 about 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 Residential Brokerage 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 Residential Brokerage 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 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 over doing 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 any question 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 truely 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 are 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 video 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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Sedona Weekly Real-Time Market Report 2019

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Sedona Arizona 86336

Weekly Real-Time Market Report 2019

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 2019

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Village of Oak Creek ~ Big Park ~ Pine Valley

Sedona Arizona 86351

Weekly Real-Time Market Report 2019

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 an 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 Jacks Canyon. This trail head 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 were 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 area, 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 a quicker 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 1980’s 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, whirl pools 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, it is the first leg of a day trip to one of the world’s great wonders, nearby Grand Canyon.

 

 



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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. SellSedona.com, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, and Sheri Sperry are not affiliated with or are provided any fees, promotion or consideration for the information contained here.  This is merely a public service posting. Websites and URLs are provided for your convenience and not an endorsement for any activity.

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

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

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“With more than 310,713 members (as of August 13, 2019), 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.

Real Estate Blogger - Number 1 REALTOR in Sedona and Northern Arizona

 

ActiveRain Top Professional Real Estate Blogging PlatformSheri Sperry - Active Rain Top Blogger in Sedona Real Estate

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 May, 2019) 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 940+ blog posts. 27+ posts 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 August 13, 2019,  I have posted 1,074+ blog posts on ActiveRain, with clicks approaching 1,000,000 actual views. My overall content on SellSedona.com is unsurpassed in our market. 

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

Below

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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Cottonwood Arizona 86326 ~ Homes for Sale and Real Time Market Report

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Cottonwood Arizona

Homes For-Sale 

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Continuous Real-Time Market Report 2019

Courtesy of Sheri Sperry

 

Cottonwood homes for sale and continuous Market Reports

“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 2019 ~ Real Time Market Report

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Clarkdale Arizona

Homes For-Sale 2019

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Continuous Real-Time Market Report

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Clarkdale Verde Canyon Railroad

Verde Canyon Railroad (link)

 

 

Clarkdale homes for sale 505 Miners Gulch

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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
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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

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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

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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

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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)


 

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Duality of Work Life Balance…Discover More About Sheri Sperry

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Yin & Yang

The Duality of Work-Life Balance

 

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Without getting too far into the weeds, yin and yang describe the harmonious and interdependent nature of forces. Good versus evil or light versus darkness can be forces of yin and yang.  In the same thought, work-life balance fits that same interdependent nature. It is up to us to create the harmony that balances the push versus pull. 

 The Struggle

As an empty-nester, I don’t have to struggle as I did many years ago when our children were growing up. However, I still have a grandson, Tristan, that my husband and I watch on Sundays. So there may be a little struggle from my inability to let loose of this little one to get anything done when I am at home. It is frustrating but a happy frustration!

The Issues

Tristan & NanaI want to spend all my time with Tristan but clients call, houses need to be shown, questions need to be answered. Contracts and paperwork need to be done timely. These are just some of the issues I still deal with.  My son and daughter-in-law are very lucky to have us living so close to them. I do believe they are very appreciative, but it still creates that work/life struggle for balance.

On the other hand, I also realize how very blessed I am that we live so close that we can watch Tristan grow up. We recognize and are thankful for this. So as an issue, I am happy to have this yin and yang of sorts! 

The Strategies

As most real estate agents and brokers know, things change on a dime. A free day can become a completely full day in a matter of a few phone calls or emails!

When You Love What You Do Is It Work? 

Amalfi CoastI worked 34 years prior to taking time off in 2001. Now, I considered that 34 years of work. I was off from 2001 to 2011 and enjoyed doing anything I wanted to do. I even had a personal trainer! My husband and I traveled to many countries. Many were bucket-list destinations. So my “balance” was all “life-oriented” during that time. To this day, I feel very satisfied with all that I was able to accomplish. …No regrets and nothing but wonderful memories.

The Bug

However, as I have stated before, I have been involved in real estate since I was 19 years Tristan Sheri Rickold. The bug never left me. In 2011, I finally made the decision to get my real estate license in Arizona. My husband and I made this decision together, knowing full well we would have to put our hearts and souls into this to make it work. We were both excited about the anticipation and the challenge. We felt we were naturals for this. Why not? We had been preparing our whole lives for this challenge. We owned our own home when we were 20 years old, sold many of our homes without any formal help. Many of those homes were sold during crazy California markets over the years.

Balance Through Teamwork

My husband and I work as a team. I am the Sedona REALTOR® and Rick helps with the marketing, photography and other tasks that I may need help with. Rick’s schedule is determined by my needs. We work together to assure that the client is getting the very best service possible. We schedule a time for ourselves when we can. If it has to change we don’t have any issue with it. We know we will get our balance when we need it. After all, our Sedona real estate business is not work, it is our passion and a huge part of our life balance.

Yin and yang – The push and pull are only out of balance if you feel it is out of balance!

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®

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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 school and they are preparing for the holiday season.  They are thinking of buying presents, family gatherings, holiday party plans…. but not thinking about buying a home.  Most of us in the 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 good 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.

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 Metro area. Hotels are double or triple the “summer rates” from February through April.  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. 

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… we also don’t let our cat outside! 

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 Knat!

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Once those Snowbirds come to roost, they start exploring the area.  some enjoy the 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 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.  We have had only 12 days below 50 for the high in 2014 and only 8 days so far in 2015.  For Sedona weather go to http://sperryr.com/sedona-weather/ and scroll to the Hi-Lo Weather Stats Comparison tab to see all the stats by month and year from 2011.

 

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!

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

 

 

Jordan Park Trail 

 


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Sedona Winter is Coming – Do You Have A Snow Shovel? Are You Prepared?

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Winter is Coming in Sedona

Make Sure You Have A Snow Shovel!

Sedona Snow storm 2018 snow shovel

Remember the Sedona Winter of 2018-2019?

El Nino was responsible for our extreme cold weather last winter, especially February. Sedona had 5 low-temperature readings below 20º with 11.2º the lowest temp so far this year. I am pretty sure this will hold as the lowest temperature for the rest of 2019.

When I say “low temp”, I am referring to the temperature that hits the lowest point for the day. Usually, this is in the early morning right before sunrise. As soon as the sun rises, the temperature readings start to rise and quickly get above freezing.

What is “Hard Freeze”?

What we have to be worried about is a “hard freeze”. This is a combination of temperature and time below freezing that can damage the cell structure of a plant or bush. 27º is considered a danger zone. Ice can start forming on water and seasonal vegetation may be destroyed if the temp remains there for a sufficient time period.

Moving Forward – Are You Willing To Take The Chance?

Last year (2018), only 1 day at 18.6º was recorded. February had the most snowfall in any recorded month since starting in 2010 at 25.51 inches recorded at the Cottages At Coffeepot weather station. Chances are we may not see cold temperatures and snow like we saw last February but are you willing to take the chance?

Don’t Get Caught Off Guard!

Once the stores run out of winter supplies, it is hard to find any replacements.  It is better to be prepared than to be caught off guard. I was in Ace Hardware at the beginning of November and they had the snow shovels (all models) lined up at the entrance to the store.  Ace had plenty of buckets of driveway salt also.

snow shoveling in Coffeepot CottagesI went in to get some burlap to cover the plants when the temperatures get down below freezing and saw this first hand. When we got to Sedona, we bought a snow shovel, my husband has used it every year. Even in light snow, it is better to be pro-active and keep a path clear for walking.  It was only a couple of years later, that we had ice on the driveway and had to buy a snow pick to scrap it off.

This past February, we had such a large amount of snowfall (over 25 inches) that many residents were caught off guard.  We were the only ones with a snow shovel or salt. Many neighbors needed our help to clear driveways. My husband also has a rock climbing jeep if there was an emergency and someone needed to get to a hospital. Fortunately, there are four vehicles like the one pictured above in our neighborhood, but only Rick is here full-time!

Another item I would highly recommend is a cover to protect the outdoor faucet or spigot.  My house had both spigots freeze up in different years.outdoor faucet cover snow shovel I left a hose on one which is something you do not want to do in the winter during freezing morning temps. The other faucet was just a little too exposed to the elements.

Living in Southern California until 2007, I had never seen one of these covers.  It is worth spending a couple of dollars to put one of these covers over each of your outdoor spigots or faucets.

Faucet or Spigot Bib Covers

These faucet or spigot bib covers are easy to put on and take off to put a hose on to water plants during times when there is no freeze. The black pull has a circle at the end under the bell-shaped cover. Fit that over the faucet handle or spigot and loosen or tighten the pull.  Just make sure you put it back on before the next freeze!

 

Here are just a few things to keep in mind when you are off to the store to pick up winter supplies.

 snow shovel driveway salt and burlap

Snow Shovel

Pick up a nice sturdy snow shovel with metal on the scoop. This will keep your shovel from wearing out prematurely. It should be light but sturdy.  The snow shovel pictured above is 15 years old! Remember, you won’t be using it very often but you will be so glad you have it when you need it!

Driveway Salt

If you wait too long, this is another commodity that will be missing from store shelves.  I was able to substitute soft water system salt and it works just fine. I also recommend a small container that you can use to easily scoop the salt out of as you place it on your steps.

Burlap Roll or Bags 

Take inventory of plants and hedges that may need extra protection from early morning freezing temps. In most cases here in Sedona, you can keep plants covered and they should be able to weather the freeze.  I had a very hardy cactus plant and never covered it. It seemed to do fine every year until it didn’t… I lost this beautiful cactus.

Coffeepot Cottage Cactus

If you cover cactus plants like the one pictured above,  make sure you are wearing gloves. This type of cactus has plenty of stickers that you won’t even be able to see. My suggestion, once the season is over take the tarp (at arm’s length) and throw it in the trash!

Odds and Ends

You might also need Bungie cords, rope or netting to secure the tarp around bushes or trees. I also bought some stakes to secure the netting into the ground. Last recommendation, don’t wait until the freeze is upon you to get all the supplies. If you plan ahead, you will be happy you did!

Don’t Let A Little Snow Scare You Away From Sedona!

I have found that many real estate agents do not show snow in their images. My husband was commissioned by an agent for landscapes of Sedona and she specifically told him “no images with snow.”  There have been some potential buyers who have had such a negative experience with snow and frigid conditions, they will not ever consider an area where snow could fall.

We are fortunate to have a four-season climate. Better yet, the winter and summer seasons are mild compared to the rest of the country. Why? The humidity is low. Sometimes the snow evaporates before it melts. It just disappears.

Many who have not experienced winter here in Sedona don’t realize just how beautiful it really is.  We don’t get a lot of snow and when we do, it melts the same day.  It is rare we see ice and that is only if the sun cannot reach it. Shady areas may make the snow linger. Our freezing temps are usually in the early morning and once the sun comes out, temps move into the 50ºs or 60ºs.  Rick has only recorded 3 days with a high of below 32º since 2011.  That is approximately 3,282 days (and climbing) that never had a day where the temperature stayed below 32º. My husband has a weather station in the backyard and tracks all the temps.

The contrast of the crimson color of the rocks and the evergreens with the pure white snow is just amazing to see.  Our cold is not bone-chilling because the air is dry. Most days, just a sweater will do. You don’t need to bundle up unless you are going to be out in the weather for longer periods.

As always, if I can help you with any questions about Sedona or Verde Valley real estate, please don’t hesitate to call me at 928) 274-7355.

Chapel Area with dusting of snow

The Chapel Area – Elephant Rock – Twin Sisters

 

Planning a Fall Open House In Sedona

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As you are planning a Fall open house in Sedona, and your Sedona home is newly on the market, you have to take into consideration the shorter autumn and winter days, freezing temps, and deeper shadows.  Consider these ideas for making your open house bright, warm and welcoming.

Curb Appeal

In the spring and summer, it is easy to make the exterior of your home appealing by keeping the lawn green and trim, add showy blooms to your flower beds and trimming the hedges. But, if your lawn is the type that goes dormant in the winter, you know it won’t look its best. However, you can make sure it receives a final trim and has clean edges.  Keep the leaves raked and bagged, and add fresh much to your flowerbeds and the bases of your trees.

Prepare for inclement weather

All the meteorologists in the world cannot predict with complete accuracy what the weather above your home will be on the day of your open house, so you need to plan for multiple contingencies. That means protecting your entryway from the mud, snow and leaves that an unobservant guest may track in, having places for coats or umbrellas and other weatherproof gear. Here are some options to help:

  • Place a welcome mat outside both the front and back doors specially designed to remove dirt from shoes and boots like this one from LLBean.
  • Designate a place for wet outerwear. When potential buyers arrive during a downpour, it is important to let them know you have planned for them. Have empty hooks, or an empty coat closet available for their wet coats, scarves, and hats.
  • Place an umbrella stand just inside the door. If you have room, you can use a combination coat rack and umbrella stand. This decorative rack from Home Depot has room for both in a stylish but heavy-duty construction.
  • Once winter weather sets in, make sure your sidewalks are swept or shoveled, and that you have removed any ice from pathways and steps.

 

Create a warm and cheery environment

When it is cooler outside, buyers want to know that the furnace or radiators function. Avoid overheating your home, which can make it uncomfortable for buyers that keep their coats on. Aim for about 70°F. Be sure that windows are caulked and that there are no obvious drafts. If you have a gas fireplace, consider turning it on to add a cheery glow, but if your fireplace is wood-burning, consider using candles inside the fireplace instead since some buyers may be allergic to wood-smoke.

Finally, make sure your windows are clean and sparkling. Open drapes so buyers can see the view, and turn on lights in every room to chase away any dark shadows. You can add seasonal interest with a pretty wreath on the door and pumpkin or spice scents throughout the home.

We can help

When preparing your home for a fall open house in Sedona, we can help you determine the best way to display your home’s special features.

For all your real estate needs, you need an expert marketing agent.  Give me a call at 928.274.7355. It will be a pleasure to assist you.

Sheri Sperry ~ Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Sedona

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Growing an Indoor Garden in the Fall and Winter Months

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Growing Indoor GardenSomething to think about this time of year is growing an indoor garden. As the winter season rolls near in Sedona, you might be hankering for some fresh greens, herbs or sprouts in your diet. Changes and improvements in lighting, soil and planting techniques mean that you can grow lovely plants in your home year-round. You can have a simple herb garden or an elaborate hydroponic system.

Growing an Indoor Garden

Container gardening is a collection of pots, jars, boxes or other containers that can hold a plant medium (soil, commercial soil-less mixtures, sand, bark or mulch). The medium supplies the plant’s roots with nutrients, moisture, air, and physical support. Hydroponic or aquaponic gardening uses fertilized water (sometimes including live fish) as the growth medium.

9 indoor garden ideas:

Here are a variety of indoor gardening ideas. Add one to your décor and give your home a much-needed lift in the winter months.

  • Terrarium: you can create a terrarium in a jar, hurricane lamp or unused fish tank growning an indoor garden.
  • Force bulbs: Tulips, amaryllis, hyacinth, narcissus, crocus, and other bulb plants can be “forced” to bloom indoors in the winter.
  • Simple terra cotta pots: Start your herbs in small pots on the windowsill. In the spring, you can transfer them outside.
  • Rock garden: Grow succulents or parasitic plants on a rock. Since they don’t need soil they can live for months with periodic watering.
  • Hanging planters: When space is limited, hang planters on the wall or from a hook in the ceiling. A variety of options can be found at retailers like Home Depot.
  • Growing an indoor garden might require a Mini greenhouse: For herbs, cherry tomatoes and other hothouse plants, try a mini greenhouse like this one at IKEA.
  • Potted citrus trees: Grow your own oranges, lemons, limes or cumquats in an indoor pot and add some homegrown vitamin C to your diet.
  • Mason jars: Set mason jars in the windowsill or shelf and grow simple herbs like rosemary, cilantro, and basil.
  • Plant table: Buy or build a garden table for your living room. A plant table is like a box with legs. You can plant directly into the box, or fill it with small pots.

Environmental Control For Growing An Indoor Garden

If you don’t heat your entire home throughout the winter, consider a soil heat mat for your garden. Sort of like a heating pad for your plants, the soil heat mat keeps the soil warm from underneath. Most plants thrive best at about 75-85°F and a heat mat will keep the soil at the perfect temperature.

Automatic watering systems can keep your plants moist even if you forget. The same as an outdoor drip system, a series of tiny tubes supply water on a timer system. A simpler and more mobile option is the use of a watering globe. Typically made of hand-blown glass, you fill the globe with water once a week or so, place it tube side down into the soil and it keeps the soil moist. Homemade water globes (from wine or glass soda bottles) will work as well.

Finally, consider the light. If you don’t have a well-lit window, or if you’re winter days are often overcast, consider a grow light. These come in a variety of intensities and sizes. A gardening shop can advise you on the best light for your situation.

If you’re selling your home in the winter, simple indoor plants can add cheerful appeal for potential homebuyers. I can advise you on the best way to include plants when staging your home for an open house, so contact me today and let me get started.

As always, if you have any other Sedona or Verde Valley real estate needs please don’t hesitate to give me a call.  Contact 928-274-7355 ask for Sheri!

 

Sedona September Weather Recap – Monsoon 2019 – In the Books

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Sedona Weather Recap for September

Sedona September Weather Recap - Monsoon 2019 Coffeepot Rock

 

A Disappointing Monsoon

Sedona September Weather Recap – Fortunately, the Cottages at Coffeepot in Soldiers Pass West Sedona received 1.26 inches near the end of the month. Unless we get a lot of rain these next 3 months, the lack of precipitation will negate the amount of rain we received in the first half of the year. Monsoon is now over and you would not have known there was a monsoon.

The Stats

Monsoon starts on June 15 and goes to September 30th.

During that time, Sedona accumulated 3.52 inches of rain. If you compare this to the 6.94 inches in 2018, the 2019 total is about one-half of 2018. This means warmer days because there is little cloud cover. June rarely has rain or cloud cover and this is why it is generally the warmest month of the year. In most areas that do not have monsoon conditions, August is generally the warmest month of the year.

Days with Rain in 2019 = 12

Days with Rain in 2018 = 32

Last Day of 100º+ Temps in 2019 = 09/04

Last Day of 100º+ Temps in 2018 = 08/19

As for 100º Temps – We average around 25 a year at an average 101º. 

The Warmest Days in 2019 were 103.7 in June and mid-August

We are on track to hit over 300 days of sunshine this year. 

(See more Stats below) 

Sedona September Weather Recap - Weather Category by month 2019

September did start to cool down once the rain came. The average temperature was 77º for the month. Currently, the mornings are brisk and it feels like fall.  

See Sheri’s blog on “Monsoon” for more information.

 

Sedona September Weather Recap
Another month of perfect weather. The air conditioner has been off most of the month of September. It ran for about 15 hours during the entire month.

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Is Recession On The Horizon In Sedona Arizona?

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What Are The Economic Conditions in

Sedona Arizona?

It’s All About The Tone..

Economic Conditions – I have had clients ask about how the real estate market is doing. It is a pretty standard question, wouldn’t you agree? However, since the hysteria of the media to report that the sky is falling in on the economy, the tone has changed in the way the question has been asked. Though, my answer has not changed. More on that later.

The KISS Principle

Florida Everglades SwampI think it is important to identify a couple of economic and financial terms for simple understanding. These terms affect economic conditions.

To be fair, none of this is simple. Economists get advanced degrees to voice their complex opinions on the subject utilizing data streams and algorithms that fit the narrative they want to project. Do you see where I am going with this?

But for the context in future discussions, it may help with understanding what affects the economic conditions of Sedona.

If you have a basic understand the indexes and terms used as well as talk with others in your local community, You will be able to make a good assessment of how real estate and the economic conditions are doing. It’s just that simple!

Definitions

  • Macroeconomics – Analysis of growth, inflation, and unemployment trends.
  • Microeconomics – Simply put when googled – the study of the behavior of individuals and firms in making decisions regarding the allocation of scarce resources and the interactions among these people and businesses.
    • Hiring, layoffs, inventory control, consumer spending, shipping practices, transportation, travel, etc.
  • Inverted Yield Curve – When short-term interest rate is higher than the long-term interest rate in the bond market.
    • Simply speaking, investors feel that interest rates will fall soon and want a higher return on a short-term investment.

Historically, the Inverted Yield Curve has been a precursor to a recession. The swamp creatures, for reasons which should be obvious, want us to believe that a recession is coming sooner rather than later because of this indicator.  This affects both macro and microeconomics.

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Prognostication and Answers to the Questions

Prior to my Sedona real estate career, I was in the staffing industry and my husband was in transportation. Well before an upturn or downturn in the economy, the flags went up.  Either direction, temporary staffing was in big demand. Shipping and transportation were also affected. I knew when a recession was coming.  I did not need a talking-head to tell me what was happening. I do not feel any differently today.

As we know, anything can spark a change in the economic direction of our country and eventually our cyclical economy may see a recession. Nobody knows when or how deep that will be. As of now, I don’t see a storm on the horizon. You too can have a handle on how the economy is trending by analyzing the definitions above, using your criteria and not the swamp creatures and talking heads!

As for the Challenging Questions…

Tourism is Sedona’s main economy. Whether the economy is up or down, tourists still come. It just becomes more localized during a downturn. The economy is seasonal but fairly stable overall. If you talk to a local who has to deal with the traffic around town and in their neighborhoods (hiking trails), they think that we have too much tourism. I personally believe that we need to continue to have a vital economy and tourism figures into that equation.

Sedona Is A Unique Market 

The Sedona real estate market is a secondary home market so it lags behind the rest of the country during trending periods of our economy. People from across the country are investing in a vacation home, or are planning on retirement. Some are renting those homes to others before they retire. I have close to half of my clients who pay cash for the opportunity to own a home in Sedona or the surrounding area.

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Why Haven’t I Changed My Answer On How The Sedona Real Estate Market Is Doing?

I stated in the first paragraph that my answer has not changed when asked about how the Sedona real estate market is doing. My market analysis is based on the local trend for current real estate statistics and what I see happening.

I set the tone in my market for innovative thinking which creates innovative solutions tailored for every buyer and seller in my market. I also set the tone for business values, based on the concept of World Class Service and exceptionalism. My goal is to exceed the needs of my clients and be the Sedona real estate agent of choice in the market for today and tomorrow.

Our Fall Selling Season

Right now I am keying in on what is going to make me successful in the upcoming Autumn market.  I just added more online marketing and will continue with my print campaigns as well as getting ready to send out my Fall Season Thankful card to all my clients. The spring selling season starts mid to late January and I will tweak my marketing based on the fall season.

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Sedona Winefest 2019 ~ September 28th thru 29th ~ West Sedona Arizona

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11th Annual Sedona Winefest 2019

September 28th & 29th – 2019

Posse Grounds Park – 525 Posse Ground Road, Sedona Az 86336

Featured By Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

 

Unofficial Fall Season Kickoff!

 

The Sedona Winefest is the unofficial kickoff Fall celebration tradition for the Sedona area since 2009.  In 2009, over 700 guests attended the event.  This has become such a popular event that in 2015, the number of guests swelled to more than 2500! Every year more people attend.

The event has drawn visitors from near and far to experience what the Verde Valley and Arizona have to offer in wine selections. Besides tastings from Arizona wineries, there will be tantalizing food choices to pair with your wine. All available under the big tent!  Step outside and marvel at the wonderful view of the red rocks that surround you! Invite your neighbors and friends to participate in this fun event to kick start our Autumn high season.

This is a rain or shine event!

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Art Exhibits

– Vendors –

(Display of Goods – Glass Art, Wine Bottles, Jewelry, Wine Bottle Furniture)

Local Cuisine

Learn About Arizona Wines – by Arizona Wine Experts

Raffle Prizes

Paint-Out on Saturday

Live Music on Sunday

25 Arizona Wineries

including

Alcantara ~ Arizona Stronghold ~ Burning Tree Cellars ~ Caduceus Cellars ~

Carlson Creek Vineyard ~

Javelina Leap Vineyard & Winery ~ Oak Creek Vineyards & Winery ~ Page Spring Cellars ~ Pillsbury Wine Company ~ Su Vino Winery ~

Plus other wineries from around Arizona 
Ticket Prices
$35 pre-order ~ $40 at the door ~
Ticket for both days ~ $50 online (online sales end Friday, Sept. 27th)
More Information located here

 

Historical Posse Grounds Park below

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We Will Never Forget – Sedona Fire District’s WTC Artifact Ground Zero

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Sedona Fire District 911 Artifact and Memorial

Sedona Fire District 911 Artifact and Memorial

Where Is The Sedona Fire District 911 Memorial Artifact Located?


Sedona Fire District – For those who are local or coming to Sedona would like to see the Sedona Fire District 911 Artifact and Memorial, it is located right next to Sedona Fire District Station 6 on the SR 179. The Sedona Monument welcoming you into our beautiful city is located right next to the fire station and you would make a turn into that parking lot.  This fire station is located in the Chapel area and can be seen easily on the east side of the street. Please stop at Station 6 and touch this artifact. Remember all the souls lost that day and all those who have suffered from cancer directly related to that event. Our servicemen and women who have shed blood and treasure for their country should also be honored and remembered. We will never forget…

The Sedona Fire District Station 6 is located between Chapel Road and Meadowlark Drive. 



 

A Poignant Recollection of that Fateful Day

 

This script below was taken from Ricks World Sedona written on the 10th anniversary of this horrific event. See the entire post as well as pictures of that day from Newsweek magazine in a very poignant video.

America will never be the same after that Tuesday in September back in 2001.  I would hazard to say that no country in the world has been the same.  Ten years have gone by but for many, it seems like only days.  There are those people who have been touched and scarred deeply by the event; family members, close friends, and co-workers, who never returned home that evening. Since then, over 6200 servicemen and women have lost their lives defending our freedom;  freedom from tyranny and terrorism. Some of these people go to sleep every evening and wake up every morning with the unbearable pain of what they had to endure.  Our hearts and prayers go out to these brave souls who continue to fight day in and day out to survive the scars they received from the events of that day.

For the people who were not directly scarred by 9/11/01, many may only reflect back when there is an anniversary.  As Americans, we will never forget.  It is incumbent upon us to ensure that future generations understand and appreciate our history and what can happen when evil forces try to take your freedoms from you.

Sedona Fire District 911 Artifact donated by the Port Authority of NY and NJ

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Sedona Fire District Fire Station 6 911 Artifact Memorial

We Will Never Forget…

A Conversation With A Chipmunk ~ Sedona Style!

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A Very Special Sedona Sunrise…

 

Conversation with a Chipmunk… It is another brisk morning around 60º. A perfect time for a hike and a climb up Cathedral Rock. You arrive before the many other hikers.  Finding that special place in the saddle of Cathedral Rock, you clear your head and start your meditation. 

 

Hi Little Fella!

What’s that chirping noise? Hello little fella! What’s that you say?  Ahhh! I see what I am missing!  That sure is a beautiful sunrise. The sun is just starting to peek through the red rocks. Well little fellow, if you had not given me that nudge to open my eyes and make me look up I would have missed this daybreak. Thank you, for reminding me to live in the moment, little fella!

 

Living in the Moment…

My son is an avid hiker who has a favorite spot for meditation at Cathedral Rock. He has had little chipmunks and other critters enter his meditation circle before but this time, he felt this chipmunk was trying to get his attention. Fortunately, he had his phone close by and was able to capture this moment on video.

 

“The next message you need is always right where you are” 

Ram Dass

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“Remember then: there is only one time that is important – Now! It is the most important time because it is the only time when we have any power.” 

Leo Tolstoy

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“Past and future are in the mind only – I am now.” 

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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“The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.”

Abraham Maslow

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The “Non”soon Affects August Weather Pattern in Sedona

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August Weather Update 2019

The “Non”- Soon – Lack of Monsoon Moisture

Sedona Arizona

Sedona red rocks Sphinx and Mittens during Monsoon

August Weather

As long as I have lived in Sedona, we have had a decent amount of rain in July and August, that is until this year!  The rain was significantly down from over 6+ inches in July and August of 2018 to 2.2 inches in 2019. We are at the tail end of monsoon.

How Has This Affected our August weather?

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August temps were slightly higher than normal, averaging a little over 2º from the same time period last year. There were 7 more days over 100º compared to 2018 and last year there were 7 days in the 70s and 80s, with 11 in 2017 but none this year in August. Normally there is enough rain to cool off the August temps in Sedona. There have been many years with little to no triple-digit temps in August. It would be too much to assume that September would be a high rain-producing month. In the last 9 years, 4 have had less than an inch of rain. Two months were a little more than one inch leaving only 3 years at around 2.5 inches or more of rain.

There are other areas of Arizona that have seen some rain but not Sedona. I like to share storm cloud videos with lots of lightning and thunder but the weather has not cooperated!  So please enjoy this time-lapse video of moving clouds at sunrise and sunset.

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A Look Back At Coffeepot Rock’s Different Faces & The Cottages At Coffeepot

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Coffeepot Rock – Different Faces – Different Times in Sedona Arizona

As Coffeepot Rock is viewed from many different angles, it will take on a different look. It may appear to be a different rock. It got its name from the coffee pot that cowboys used on the range.
There are several examples below.
Can you see the different faces?

Coffeepot Rock At Coffeepot Cottages

Coffeepot Rock ~ Monsoon – Magic Time At the Coffeepot Cottages

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Coffeepot Rock in 1962 by my husband’s uncle who was visiting from Chicago. It is prior to sub-division development (Sedona 1-2) in this area. Most of the roads were dirt.

This is an old movie set (see picture below) from “Johnny Guitar” (1954) starring Joan Crawford and Sterling Hayden.

We have the original photo (above) and have scanned it and improved the color quality through photo apps.

By accident, I found the picture above on the internet being offered for sale as a postcard! Imagine my surprise!

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(above) Photo courtesy of Taos Unlimited



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(above) This is the area where the film “Johnny Guitar” was filmed – The subdivision is Sedona West 1-2

CoffeePot Rock

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Coffeepot Rock is known as ‘Standing Eagle’ in the Native American community

This was taken during Summer Monsoon

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This picture is taken about 300 ft up the street from the image below in the Cottages of Coffeepot

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A rainbow from mist moving behind Coffeepot Rock – rain clouds are out of view on the left8-coffeepot2-copy

On the trail below Coffeepot Rock

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This picture is right below Coffeepot on a trail halfway up the rock

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This image of Coffeepot Rock is from Soldiers Pass Rd

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Right outside the gates of the Cottages of Coffeepot

This angle is where the iconic rock looks most like the native American depiction of “Standing Eagle”

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On the other side of the gates to the Cottages At Coffeepot

This is where the “face” of the eagle shines through. At one angle, the rocks behind it appear to be the wings starting to spread.

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Aerial View of the lower portion of Coffeepot and a small look at the luxury townhomes of the Cottages At Coffeepot

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The back of my business card was shot from the Soldiers Pass Trail at the Seven Pools

The only way to see this angle of the rock is to hike or use a 4 wheel drive vehicle through Soldiers Pass Trail


A Unique Gated Community Borders Forest Next to Coffeepot Rock

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See the picture taken approximately 250 feet up the side of Coffeepot Rock looking down to Soldiers Pass

A Closer Look at Luxury Town Homes – Cottage At Coffeepot 


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