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Sedona sub-division market reports add a more hyper-local dimension to understanding the Sedona real estate market. The sub-division market reports are being added every week. There are a lot of sub-divisions in Sedona, the Village (VOC) and Big Park so not all will be highlighted. 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 would be honored to help you find your dream home!

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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 305,122 members (as of July 1,2018), 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.

Top Ranked Sedona Real Estate Blogger

 

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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 and it took, a lot of time, understanding how it works and how to interact 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 of July 2018, As for my overall rank in Arizona, I am currently the number 5th ranked real estate agent (as of May 1, 2018) and will continue to improve my ranking for all of Arizona!  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 850+ blog posts. 19+ 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 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 from a blog. This could be very helpful to clients.

On ActiveRain, I have posted 845+ blog posts with clicks of 561,000 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 has been posted.  Just place the search term in the box and any blog post that matches that criteria will come up on 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 six 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 a particular data-base.  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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Day of the Dead – Dias del los Muertos at Tlaquepaque

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Dias de los Muertos

(Day of the Dead) 

Tlaquepaque – Celebration

This Day of the Dead Celebration is a tradition that goes back centuries in Mexican and Hispanic tradition.  It is all about commemorating friends and relatives who have passed on in a time honored celebration generally celebrated on November 2. 

costumes for Day of the Dead

Tlaquepaque: Join in the Marigold Mural Project and paint on the 26 foot community wall your tribute to loved ones. This will go from October 30th through November 3rd, 2018. The paint and brushes are provided. 

A big part of the activities is dressing in Dias de los Muertos costumes. This adds to the celebration for all who attend.

 

The schedule below shows all the fun events going on! 

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SCHEDULE OF: Dias de los Muertos (DAY OF THE DEAD)

FREE EVENT: 

TLAQ North:

4-8pm Face Painting

4-8pm David Merino Duo — Unique Gypsy style world music

6-6:30pm Belly Dancers — Fire dance performance

TLAQUEPAQUE

Chapel:

5-8pm Eric Miller — Unique interwoven world and Brazilian jazz guitar music

Patio Del Norte: 

3-5pm Teresa Joy — Magical technological violin music

5-8pm Los Chollas Peligrosas — Latin folk fusion all female band

La Fuente:

7pm Circus Farm Fire Show — Fire dance performance

Patio de Las Campanas: 

3-5pm Darius Lux Duo — Rock, pop and soul music

5-7pm Gaetano Frankel Due & Dancer — Flamenco guitar music and dance performance

3-5pm Sugar Skull making — A Day of the Dead tradition

Calle Independencia:

 3-8pm Mercado

3-8pm Face Paining

Additional events and surprises will be added.

Select This To See Large View of Map & Venues 

Tlaquepaque-Map


 

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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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NOTE: All information presented including, event scheduling, directions and pricing is 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 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 otherwise for this information contained here.  This is merely a public service posting. Two images courtesy of TLAQ.com. 

Buying Or Selling Sedona Real Estate Can Be Spooky, Unless…..

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Buying Or Selling Real Estate May Be SCARY!

Enjoy The Halloween Video Below….

But it doesn’t have to be…..

Buying or Selling Real Estate is A Huge Decision

It can put anyone on edge, but…

You can rest assured that Sheri Sperry will have your best interests at heart.

Sheri Sperry knows how to keep you “off the ledge”!

Discover how Sheri can help you!

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

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How’s The Market Doing?

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

Sedona October Real Estate Market Luxury Homes for sale

Learn More About Sedona Arizona 86336

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Check out the most current monthly reports in the Sedona Verde Valley at SEDONAMARKETREPORTS.com

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Sedona Arizona 86336 Homes For-Sale

Report 10/13/18

Sedona October Market Homes for sale

Sedona October Market Report

 

As you research the Sedona Homes For Sale and May Market Report, these are real time charts that tell us “How the market is doing”. See the definition of Market Action Index (MAI) above. Altos Research uses a complex algorithm to provide the MAI.

Sedona Information

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


Characteristics By Quartile

 

October ’18 – Sedona AZ 86336 Homes For Sale

 

Sedona October Market homes for sale


To learn more about these market reports please visit:

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


SEARCH FOR ALL HOMES FOR SALE IN SEDONA AZ


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

 

There are 54 Sedona homes for sale (currently) priced at $1 million and over  (+1)

$700,000 to $999,999 returned 33 Sedona homes for sale – (+5)

$495,000 to $699,999 returned 20 Sedona homes for sale – (-5)

$494,999 and under returned 24 Sedona homes for sale – (+6)


Supply and Demand – Sedona 86336 


Median Price

Currently the Median Price is at $892,500.  At the end of May, it was $922,500. There is 1 more home added to the homes priced over $1,000,000. The top 2 quartiles are in the 7 figure range. All the quartiles have dropped but the biggest drop is the top quartile which peaked at the beginning of August. 

Interactive chart below will continue to show current market information

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Inventory

The Inventory is slowly moving upward since it hit a low point at the beginning of September. 

Interactive chart below will continue to show current market information

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Days On Market

Days On Market – Overall, the DOM continues to trend down to 173 currently.  Luxury homes that were selling are slowing down in October. The average home is selling in 5.8 months. But homes in the top tier $2,199,000 sell in 9.3 months.

Interactive chart below will continue to show current market information


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Market Action Index

The Market Action Index – “30” is the break even point between seller vs buyer advantage.  The overall index is a push between buyer and seller, but if you look at the chart below, you will see that all tiers but the top tier are above 30.  This means that buyers should be able to make a good deal at the top tier level. 

Interactive chart below will continue to show current market information

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

Bottom Line

The 2018 Market weakened over the summer with the top tier softening the most.  The median price has increased dramatically since December by approx. $125,000. The luxury market inventory is about the same as winter.  If buyers can find a home that has been on the market for awhile, you may be able to get a good deal. Also multi-million dollar homes may have motivated sellers. 

 

Luxury Market

As of 10/16/18

The Sedona Luxury Real Estate Professionals which Sheri Sperry is a past-president of, defines the Luxury Market as the top 10% of the listings available. The Luxury Market is measured using 86336, and 86351 zip codes. The price point has decreased from $943,000 in May to $882,500 in October for the top 10% of the market. This figure is based on the last 6 months of sold listings. The top 10% of active listings (which is different from sold listings) has moved higher from $1,795,000 in February to $1,998,500 in October. This is a $200,000+ increase – This just gives you an idea of how the active market compares.


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To learn more about these market reports please visit SedonaMarketReports.com on my website 

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

*Please Note: As new listings hit the market and homes close or fall off, the number of Sedona homes for sale will fluctuate daily based on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) detail. The local MLS for this area is Sedona Verde Valley Association of Realtors (SVVAR)

 

When You Need A Real Estate Professional…

 After decades of buying and owning multiple single family homes and town homes,  and as an experienced real estate professional, I have a unique perspective to help clients.  In today’s seller’s market, buyers can’t do it without help from a professional. The REALTOR® has the experience and understands what needs to be done to help secure a home for the buyer at the best price and conditions. This report is a quick look to give a snapshot of the market. Whether you are a buyer or seller, I will provide a thorough analysis of any property to make sure the market value is at the proper price point. My ability to market property is unsurpassed. See my extensive portfolio here.      

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


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

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

 

I am YOUR Solutions REALTOR®” ~ Sheri Sperry


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

Sedona homes for sale

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

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

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West Sedona Luxury Real Estate

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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 with-in 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.

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

Buyers who are familiar with West Sedona, know they can 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 solitude, especially if they are coming from a metropolitan atmosphere.  The proximity of the West Sedona business district and 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 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

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September 2018 – Sedona Weather Stats Update and Summary

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September 2018

Sedona Weather Stats Update 

September Sedona Weather

September 2018 Sedona Weather Summary

September 2018 Sedona Weather Stats Update – Our weather transition to Fall starts in mid-August. So by September the low temps are in the mid- 50ºs. You can feel the crisp air and smell the pine. It is wonderful! We did have 8 more days over last year above 90º which brought the mean temp up by 3º. But by evening, the windows were open allowing the AC to be turned off. There were a couple of days we did not even turn the AC on. One day had a high of 67º! That particular day we got a cold rain. Total rain for the month was .78 inches.

300 Days of Sunshine?

We are a 9 months into the year and have 239 days of sunshine so far. We are on the way to another 300 days of sunshine for the year! We only need 20 days a month to reach that goal.

September 2018 Sedona Weather

Link for —> Complete Summary of Sedona Weather for 2017 

Finding That Ideal Weather Temperature Range

It is now September and we have a summary for Sedona weather.  I think it is important to re-introduce the three new categories added. I was trying to find a consensus on what is the ideal weather temperature range. The more research I did, I found that this was extremely subjective. Everyone has a different opinion of what they consider to be a comfortable range. So added the 3 ranges that were not accounted for on the previous chart.  You will find them in green.

An Example —> A Fairly Mild January 2018 ! 

If I tell you that the Sedona weather was fairly mild in January; without the green ranges above, you might not see it. But by including the 3 additional ranges, you can see that in January, there was 1 day in the 70º’s and 18 days in the 60º’s. So two-thirds of the month of January was above 60º!  This gives the reader a better idea of what the writer considers to be mild.  Also, it will help you identify what you feel is “comfortable weather”, and ultimately, your range is what really matters.

 

The Sedona Weather Almanac has the complete history from 2010 of rain and snow totals by month as well as mean temperature. It also has the highest and lowest temperature by month and the historic average for comparison.

Find Sedona Weather Almanac Statistics

Current through September 2018

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Sedona Fall Color – Two Not So Secret Hiking Locations! Flagstaff – Aspens and Sedona – West Fork

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Above – Signature tree at my first listing November 2011! I took this as a sign of good things to come…

 

Fall Color In Sedona Is Beautiful

….and It Is Finally Here!

Fall color in Soldiers Pass Cottages At Coffeepot

 

Fall color….I love all the seasons in Sedona, but fall is special to me.  This season is much shorter than spring but the number of people who visit Sedona in the fall is comparible. Great weather, lots of color, crisp mornings help to enthusiastically bring in fall. 

Tourist Season

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Aspens – Flagstaff Snowbowl

The fall Sedona tourist season starts around the last week of September and goes through Thanksgiving.  Of course, the Christmas season is supported by the “Valley of the Sun”. Last year was a good example of a “Hallmark” experience! Many people like to go to Flagstaff to see the Aspens and then they come to Sedona for a meal. The above pic was taken Oct 2, 2017. It won’t be long now! Flagstaff sits at 7000 to 7500 feet, so fall color will start soon. Temps hover around 70º in late September. 

Sedona West Fork Color Arrives Late October Into November 

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West Fork Trail

The hiking trails are also very crowded.  West Fork in Oak Creek Canyon sits about 5300 to 5660 feet and is the most popular area during this time. You can spend more time on the trails because the weather is milder than summer and generally you don’t have to worry about monsoon. West Fork trail follows Oak Creek and has towering red rock walls throughout. Various foilage will be in different stages of fall color. Expect heavy traffic (foot and car). Get to the parking area before 8 am.  

Spring Season Lasts about 5 – 6 Months 

Our spring tourist season starts in January, builds through the Cactus League baseball in February and goes through 4th of July weekend.  Tourism is lighter about 2 months a year scattered between mid July through August and part of December and a couple of weeks in January. 


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When You Need A Real Estate Professional…  As an experienced Sedona real estate professional, and after decades of buying, owning and selling multiple single family homes and town homes, I have a unique perspective to help clients.  In today’s seller’s market, buyers can’t do it without help from a professional.

The REALTOR® has the experience and understands what needs to be done to help secure a home for the buyer at the best price and conditions.

This report is a quick look to give a snapshot of the market.

Whether you are a buyer or seller, I will provide a thorough analysis of any property to make sure the market value is at the proper price point. My ability to market property is unsurpassed. See my extensive portfolio here.   

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

Check Out the Sedona Snapshot Video For The Cottages At Coffeepot Luxury Listing

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108 Shadow Mountain Drive Sedona Arizona

Snapshot Video

             

Go to SedonaLuxuryHome.com to learn more about the listing above

located at 108 Shadow Mountain Drive, Sedona AZ 86336.

If An Image Scrolls Only One Second… 

Will It Still Make An Impression?

I want to share this 49 second (Sedona Snapshot) video on YouTube with both sellers and buyers.  The goal is to show what can be done on social media channels to hold the attention of the viewer.  

The average time a picture scrolls on a video is usually 4 seconds.  The bulk of these pics were cut down to aproximately 1 second each.  There is an intro and outro and the first two pics are a little longer than 1 second.  

To grab the attention of the viewer, my husband decided to use an aerial snippet that shows the red rock views. 

The Fast Pace of Social Media

It is my opinion that with the fast pace of social media, using the Sedona Snapshot Video is a great way to hold someone’s attention.  Years ago, we were told that to hold the attention of a viewer the video needs to be less than 3 minutes!  Then it was cut to less than 2 minutes and now it is below a minute!

If your videos are not held to 45-50 seconds, the viewer may go on to the next thing.  I follow the trends on social media and the marketing and syndication venues to make sure I offer the very latest marketing tools to assist my client in selling their Sedona luxury home. I coined the term Snapshot Video to show that the length of the video does matter with viewers. The fast pace of the images moving past, tends to keep viewers engaged because they realize the Sedona snapshot video is progressing quickly.  

Instagram

When Sedona snapshot videos are uploaded to Instagram, the cover image (or frame) is picked by Instagram. Most of the videos that my husband loads are done on a Mac desktop and he has found that the videos we create have to go through video editing software. 

When you use Instagram, the best way to get the thumbnail that you want to show up at the beginning is to add a screenshot or image at the very beginning. This applies to videos that are uploaded from a laptop or desktop computer to Instagram. An app that works well to upload pics or video to Instagram is the Uplet app.  

  • Make the duration of the first image about one tenth of a second and when the video is uploaded to Instagram, that image will show first. 
  • Reminder – Instagram video can only be more than 3 seconds and less than 60 seconds. 
  • Convert the 1920×1080 mp4 video to 640×480 wide pixels to make sure that the video remains in frame. 

You can use Youtube video on just about all the other social media outlets. The areas I put these videos are: Facebook and the business page, Google +, Linkden and Linkedin business, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. 


 

Find Sedona Homes For Sale 


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

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Is Monsoon 2018 Over In Sedona? Discover Arizona Climate Difference

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Sedona Weather Summary Through August

Sedona August Weather

Sedona-Weather.com

 

Is Monsoon 2018 Over?

In Arizona, our big weather season is nearing the end. There has been little indication of monsoon throughout the state since the first week of September.  

A note for those not familiar with monsoon.  It is a season in and of itself. We do not add season when speaking of monsoon. As with hurricanes where you need 80º water temperature to form them, dew points affect monsoon development. Weather patterns have not changed as of now but the dew temps need to be at 55º or above to form the storms.  We may see monsoon before the month is done, but peak monsoon is long over. 

When talking about extreme weather conditions such as monsoon microburst and wind events, southern Arizona has a higher risk of a major event.  Sedona is surrounded by red rocks and mountains which minimizes conditions for major wind events and virtually eliminates dust events or haboobs. 

Climate Differences ~ Sedona Sits In The “Sweet Spot”

 Waking up to fresh crisp air is very invigorating. It is one of the little things I enjoy about living here. In Sedona, our low temps have been in the 50ºs since August 23rd.  I believe this keeps our high temps from shooting over 100º.  The last day we were over 100º was on August 19th.

monsoon 2018According to 12 News Weather, today the Phoenix area is under an “Excessive Heat Warning”.  The temperature is expected to get over 110º for the 23rd day this year. Phoenix averages 18 days OVER 110º normally. The highest number of days was 28.

 About 10º to 15º Difference In Temperature From Other Arizona Areas 

When talking about climate or weather conditions, Sedona sits in the “sweet spot” of
Arizona. It is located in a transitional zone between the Sonoran Desert and the Colorado Plateau, Being in the transition zone, the weather is more mild in the summer and winter months than other areas such as Phoenix in summer, and Flagstaff or Prescott in winter.

Sedona has had a total of two days that reached 110º in 8 years.  In those same eight years here in Sedona, our average number of days over 100º is 21. Most of those days hang around 102º.

 

 

Sedona and Arizona ~  An Arid Environment

Ten to fifteen degrees makes a big difference when looking at extremes. Because Sedona and Arizona are in an arid environment, heat does not feel as oppresive because of the lack of humidity. There is a condition called “virga” that is prevalent in Arizona. To simplify, it is a condition where rain is falling from a cloud and evaporates before it hits the ground. 

People who visit as well as residents, have to be very cautious out in the heat because heat exhaustion and sun stroke can sneak up on you. Keep exercise to a mimimun, drink plenty of fluids and stay indoors as much as possible. 

What About Winter Conditions?

Looking at extremes in cold temperatures, Sedona has had only two days (total), below 32º. 

Snow Appears to “Disappear!”

One of those days was January 1st, 2011 and the other was March 20th, 2012.  No other days since have had a high temperature that is below freezing. This means that there are very low instances of ice accumulation. Generally a small amount of snow or ice may linger in shaded areas. In other areas, the snow actually evaporates rather quickly after a snowfall. It appears to disappear!

In areas such as Flagstaff and Prescott as well as the White Mountains, snow takes much longer to melt. You can see parking lots full of dump truck loads of snow and it does not go away quickly. Fortunately, our arid climate makes winter conditions more bearable even in the colder climates of Flagstaff and Prescott. 

The Four Seasons of Sedona

In Summary

When I moved to Sedona, I wasn’t sure how the winters were going to be. I am a fair-weather person and not interested in living in a cold climate. I found out that Sedona offered the best of all scenarios for four-season weather.

We get it all, but in very moderate doses. It is rare that I have to wear anything but a sweater in winter. In Summer, there is little humidity. The arid air dissipates the affects of any humidity. You just don’t feel it.  

Fall and spring are so beautiful and very long seasons. Can you imagine springtime that starts early February and goes through mid-June? How about fall? Temps start hitting the 50ºs in mid August and freezing temps don’t start until around Thanksgiving. I can’t ask for anything more. 


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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.

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Discover the Crimson Vortex Power of Red Rock Romance – Why Do Visitors and Buyers Flock to the Sedona Lifestyle?

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The Iconic Red Rock Vistas

The Red Rock Romance attracts 3 million plus visitors a year. Back in the early and mid 20th century, many Westerns were filmed in the Sedona area. Of course, back then there were very few homes and the wide open range was perfect for wagon train or camp scenes and wide angle shots that captured the gorgeous red rocks. Fast forward to present day and we still see movies and television commercials, mostly car commercials shot on these back roads where the camera can capture the background. Unlike the black and white movies of those past eras, color commercials capture the brilliance of the stunning crimson red rock color. Special TV programs are filmed with red rock backgrounds and sporting events such as major football games, Super Bowl etc., send camera crews to get that iconic shot of Cathedral Rock (like the one above)! Media and “Best of….” rankings work like a magnet to attract visitors to this special area.  For example, Sedona was ranked 13th recently by TripAdvisor among the Top 25 US Destinations. Once here, they want to become “buyers”.

Many of our customers marvel and dream of living among these magnificent red rock monoliths. Buyers want homes with red rock views. It is that simple! This is number one on their wish list. Though view homes, like ocean front homes, come with a price.  Occasionally, the right view home comes on market at a price point the customer can afford. Those homes do not stay on the market long, so a buyer must be ready to act.Sedona lifestyle - homes for sale

Weather 

300 Days of Sunshine 

Ensures an active Sedona Lifestyle

We get many of the 3 million visitors in our Fall and Winter Season.  Retired folks want to get out of those cold climates in other parts of the country.  They flock to the warmer climates.
Our Sedona climate is pretty mild all year long. The highest mean temperature was 79.2º in June. By August of this year, the mean temperature dropped to 72.9. Summer temps that allow for windows to be open at night and air conditioners to be turned off.  During our winter months, there were only 2 days since 2011 that were below freezing. So far this year, only 12 days were below 50º! Generally, all you need is a sweater when you go out.  We have “polite snow” because it does not stick around. Usually it is gone within a day. See all Sedona Weather stats at

Ricks World Sedona . There are five to seven years of stats available.

 

 

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Outdoor & Other Activities

Another area that is high on our buyers’ list is the ability to enjoy the outdoors – all year long.  Every activity that you do in the summer can be done in the middle of winter as well. Our most popular attractions are our hiking trails. According to one local hiker, Bill Bohan, he has hiked 1600 miles in his 13 years here in Sedona. You can find an alpha list of all the trails he has categorized here.

<— My favorite hike is Devils Bridge.  This is the hike that is pictured. You can see the Bridge from below, above or you can stand on it like you see in the pic. BUT if you are leery of heights, I wouldn’t walk out on the bridge.  It is only 3 feet wide where we are standing.

Every outdoor activity you can think of, you can do. From golfing to red rock jeep tours or rent your own; to visiting historical sites and vortexes.

We have airplane tours, hot air ballon rides, helicopter tours, 2 different train tours. There is swimming in pools, in swim holes, on Slide Rock, or take a leisure kayak paddle that lets you off at a winery! I would be remise if I didn’t include the magical mystical new age connection that is endearing to this small town. Everything from Holistic pedicures to psychic readings and Vortex tours, energy healing, crystal & rock shops as well as aura photography.

For those shopaholics how about visiting all the speciality shops in Uptown and Tlaquepaque as well as Hozho and Hillside shopping centers, as well as many more. There are galleries and world class spas and resorts including fabulous restaurants to choose any style of food you can come up with! Sedona has it all.

 

During the winter months, Sedona hold the annual International Film Festival and the Sedona Marathon. While you are here, don’t forget to visit some of the historical sites that were established centuries ago by the Native American Hopi and Apache tribes.  We also are steeped in Wild West history that you can find in Old Town Cottonwood as well as Jerome. The links below will help you with your itinerary.

Oh! I almost left out the most romantic part of Sedona, your wedding!  Sedona is one of the premier locations for a destination wedding in all of the southwest. There is a link below in Sedona 86336.

You can find all of the links to these activities

Or you can type in this domain

iSedona.biz

 

Camelback Inn – Sonoran Desert Flora

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Sonoran Desert Flora….

Camelback Inn Paradise Valley

The Camelback Inn in Paradise Valley is just two hours south of Sedona and offers a different look, dare I say a look into the past, of a very special area in the Valley of the Sun. I highly recommend this five star resort if you are looking to relax and enjoy a little privacy from the outside world. It has the charm of the 1930’s with the modern amenities of today.

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While you are down there, check out El Chorro Restaurant located right next to the resort. This restaurant offers top shelf service and food. You will enjoy you five star meal.

 

The desert, when the sun comes up. I couldn’t tell where heaven stopped and the Earth began.   Tom Hanks


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Hillside Sedona – Shop-Dine-Art-More! Enjoy the Iconic Red Rock Views

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Shop – Dine – Art and More…

Residents enjoy living in this area because there is beauty all around you. Shopping areas and restaurants are also close by, most notably is Hillside with galleries and popular restaurants.

Some of the restaurants include:

*The Hudson – an American eatery, welcomes you daily for lunch and dinner with chef-driven food, great cocktails and wine, and a fun, inviting, family-like atmosphere. Be prepared to make reservations!

*Javelina Cantina – Sonoran-style Mexican food – No corners are cut in food preparation using the finest cuts of meat and seafood with wonderful selections such as sizzling fajita platters, carne asada plates, salmon tostados, scallop specials, and fish tacos to name but a sampling of the many options.

Mooney’s Irish Pub – Very few places in Sedona offer food after 9:00 pm. There are 300 choices of drinks and the new kitchen offers tasty pizzas, burgers, soups, salads, and Shepards Pie!

Dellepiane – An Argentine Bar is well known for their burgers and quality fast foods. They are famous in Buenos Aires and the 1st winner of the burger contest in 2016.

Sedona Sandwich Shoppe – offering organic, fair trade tea and coffee, they work with local dairy and bakery suppliers to source the freshest, highest quality offerings.

* I recommend these two restaurants for the views and the food. Two restaurants, I have taken clients. Full disclosure – I have not dined at the others. 

In Hillside Sedona, you can find unique art pieces/sculpture as well as stylish interactive wind sculptures. There are stores with home furnishings, clothing and accent jewelry. Of course there is top quality dining with iconic red rock views…Sedona style! 


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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.

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2018 August Chapel Hills Homes For Sale and Market Trends

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Chapel Of The Rocks – Chapel of the Holy Cross

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 Chapel Hills Area – Sub-divisions of Sedona Arizona 86336

chapel area market conditions and homes for saleAs you come into Sedona off SR 179 you will see the Chapel sitting in the rocks on the northeast side of the 179. it is probably the most visited attraction in Sedona. The Chapel is a Roman Catholic Chapel though people all over the world visit this magnificent artistic building. The late Senator Barry Goldwater helped local rancher and sculptor Marguerite Staude Chapel area market conditions and homes for sale get a special use permit to build this Chapel.

In 2007, Arizonans voted the Chapel to be one of the Seven Man-made Wonders of Arizona.

Chapel Trail & Named Red Rocks


 Off in the north, on Chapel road there is the Chapel Trail which goes between the Chapel and Little Horse Trail. One thing about this area is all the red rock named formations that you can see in a 360º field. (See video below) There is Madonna & Child, Twin Sisters, Courthouse Butte, Bell Rock, Cathedral Rock, Airport Mesa, Elephant Rock and of course…the Chapel of the Holy Cross!

 

Just Minutes to Shopping – Restaurants – Half Way Point Between West Sedona and Village of Oak Creek

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Residents enjoy living in this area because there is beauty all around you. But shopping areas and restaurants are also close by, most notably is Hillside with galleries and popular restaurants.

Some of the restaurants include:

The Hudson – an American eatery, welcomes you daily for lunch and dinner with chef-driven food, great cocktails and wine, and a fun, inviting, family-like atmosphere. Be prepared to make reservations!

Javelina Cantina – Sonoran-style Mexican food – No corners are cut in food preparation using the finest cuts of meat and seafood with wonderful selections such as sizzling fajita platters, carne asada plates, salmon tostados, scallop specials, and fish tacos to name but a sampling of the many options.

Mooney’s Irish Pub – Very few places in Sedona offer food after 9:00 pm. There are 300 choices of drinks and the new kitchen offers tasty pizzas, burgers, soups, salads, and Shepards Pie!

Dellepiane – An Argentine Bar is well known for their burgers and quality fast foods. They are famous in Buenos Aires and the 1st winner of the burger contest in 2016.

Sedona Sandwich Shoppe – offering organic, fair trade tea and coffee, they work with local dairy and bakery suppliers to source the freshest, highest quality offerings.

Schooling

Children who live in the Sedona/Village of Oak Creek area attend school through the Sedona-Oak Creek Unified School District.

Charter Schools include:

Sedona Charter School (K-8)- American Montessori Society located at 165 Kachina Dr. West Sedona AZ

Verde Valley Montessori School (Pre-school,K-8) located at 215 Main St. Cottonwood AZ.

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Chapel area homes

The Chapel Hills area also sits in between West Sedona and the Village of Oak Creek making it convenient to travel either direction. Each home is a custom built home and many take advantage of the views of the named red rocks in the area. There are over 400 home sites in the Chapel area not many lots are undeveloped but there are some.

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Update – August 2018

august chapel area homes for sale Chapel Hills Area Closed Homes For Sale Summary and Market Trend

There are only seven months in the books for 2018 but you can see that only 11 homes have closed up to August in the Chapel Hills area. The list and sold price of these homes have increased by 8-9% respectively. However that Sold price may drop with the homes that are pending. (See below) The average days on market has also dropped significantly.

 

 August Chapel Hills Area Active/Pending Homes For Sale Summary


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SOLUTIONS FOR SELLERS

 

If you select Sheri Sperry, she will provide marketing

that most agents reserve for luxury homes only.  

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

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

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

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

 

For more information and expert strategy analysis of your property

Contact Sheri Sperry ReMax Sedona.

 

SOLUTIONS FOR BUYERS 

 

Complimentary Consultation over the phone or in person. 

 

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

 

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DISCLAIMER: 
The data relating to real estate for sale on this website comes in part from the MLS.  Listing broker has attempted to offer accurate data, but is not guaranteed accurate.  All information presented is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Images may be used from SVVAR listings following Broker Reciprocity.

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August 2018 Crimson View Homes For Sale and Market Trend – West Sedona AZ 86336

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August 2018 Crimson View Homes for sale and market trends

August Crimson View Homes For Sale and Market Trend

If you travel north from State Route (SR) 89A onto Rodeo Road and start heading up the hill, you will reach Crimson View, Western Hills sub-divisions along with Cedar Ridge, Sedona Arizona. What you will notice first are Crimson Red Rocks of Capital Butte and Thunder Mountain. August 2018 Crimson View Homes for sale and market trends

In the northeast, you can’t help but see Coffeepot Rock.  There are many homes with views of Sedona looking to the east. This area is elevated from SR 89A.

Off in the northwest, you might gaze upon Chimney Rock, but be careful not to take your eyes off the road!  It is easy to do with these beautiful views. It provides views that are not available from the main highway passing through Sedona business district.

Three Minutes to Shopping – Restaurants – Medical 

Speaking about the Sedona business district, just one more reason this area is a favorite among residents and buyers alike is that Crimson View sub-division is close to the business district.  At the bottom of the hill is the Safeway shopping center and numerous restaurants close by.  You will find an Urgent Care as well as other medical facilities and professional offices within another four minutes of the intersection of Rodeo Rd and SR 89A.

Close To Hiking Trails

There are many trails right above Crimson View. The Stupa and trails leading to Sugarloaf Mountain are close by and easy to access. I have been up to Sugarloaf and there is an amazing view of the landscape above and below. It is not a difficult hike but will clear your head and allow you to enjoy the reason you moved here in the first place!

August 2018 Crimson View Homes for sale and market trends

Crimson View Real Estate Market

Stats and Market Trend – 2016 – 2017 – 2018 Comparison

Note: 2016 and 2017 are year ending numbers. 2018 stats up to 8/12/18

 

August 2018 Crimson View homes for sale

Quick Analysis – 2016 – 2017 – 2018

The Crimson View market showed a lot of strong activity in 2017 compared to 2016 and 2018. However, as of August 2018, the Crimson View market averaged a drop by over 4.3 months Cumulative Days On Market. The homes are selling faster than the homes in either 2016 or 2017. The discount off of list price dropped another 2% off from the previous two years.  This is not a market you can wait around to see what happens. Homes are moving faster because they are positioned appropriately in the market place and sellers are adjusting their expectations.

August Crimson View Active Market 

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SOLUTIONS FOR SELLERS

 

Sheri Sperry has sold many homes in Crimson View.

If you select Sheri, she will provide marketing

that most agents reserve for luxury homes only.  

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

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

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

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

 

For more information and expert strategy analysis of your property

Contact Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Sedona.

 

SOLUTIONS FOR BUYERS 

 

Complimentary Consultation over the phone or in person. 

 

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

 

 

*Please Note: As new listings hit the market and homes close or fall off, the number of Sedona homes for sale will fluctuate daily based on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) detail. The local MLS for this area is Sedona Verde Valley Association of Realtors (SVVAR)

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The data relating to real estate for sale on this website comes in part from the MLS.  Listing broker has attempted to offer accurate data, but is not guaranteed accurate.  All information presented is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Images may be used from SVVAR listings following Broker Reciprocity.

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Thinking About Selling Your Sedona Home? I will walk you through it… Unsurpassed Luxury Marketing Syndication

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Get Fast Results with Professional Luxury Home Marketing and Syndication!

 

I am ready to reveal the secrets of how we work together to sell your home using our luxury home marketing syndication…

We create a VISION
We sit down and discuss the reasons you bought this home.  What initially attracted you to it? What do you love about it? How have you made it special?  The buyer needs to visualize themselves in this home.
We fashion a PRESENTATION
We position your home in the market, then set up a plan that will match your home with the right buyers. The correct focus will attract the perfect buyers. I have a proven track record. Buyers and their agents will engage in showings and presentations of your home.
We tailor a MARKETING campaign just for you
In addition to the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Corporate Marketing Department, my in-house marketing and media team offers premium services most other Realtors® can’t. I collaborate with my team to ensure the perfect marketing plan is designed to sell your home. We offer services, such as Virtual Tours, flyers, e-blasts, newsletters, social media marketing, professional aerial video and photography. With over 850+ blog posts and 560,000+ views (as of 7/18), I am the number one blogger in Sedona, the Verde Valley and all of Northern Arizona. My media and marketing is syndicated and reaches areas others can’t.

 

I am committed to fast, professional, courteous personal service and solutions. Tell me more about your property…

 

Get Started Today by Scheduling a Complimentary Seller’s Consultation.

Sellers, the sale of your home is more than a business transaction. Recognizing that selling your home can be emotionally trying, I take extreme care as your guide through the process. I live locally and understand how difficult it can be to make a change and have helped many of my clients through the transition of selling their home. You can rely on me to evaluate the details of your home sale and advise you in making decisions. I will help you find solutions that fit your needs. Getting you top dollar and the best buyer is always my highest priority.

As an expert luxury home marketing professional, I will:

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Selling homes is what I do and I’d love to sell yours. Please ask about the advantages of selling your home with me, or any other questions you may have.

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This IS the Sedona Lifestyle – imagine it and live it! ~ Your Solutions Realtor Sheri Sperry

Here are two examples of custom blog and luxury home marketing action plans. Each paints the picture of the Sedona Lifestyle we have completed for clients…

Please check out each very different luxury home marketing strategy.

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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 on August 10, 2018.

“My 5 Things” 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 start up 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 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 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 colaborate 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 was designed with you in mind.

4. Marketing and Networking

The biggest committment 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.

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Sedona.TV

I have 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 introduces the 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 committment, 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.

2018

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 10 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 a segment to the popular local Sedona.TV that gives you a quick tour of Sedona and the Verde Valley. 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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Aerial Video of Secret Mountain Fires From Soldiers Pass West Sedona

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Soldiers Pass West Sedona Aerial Video

Aerial Video Secret Mountain from Soldiers Pass- August 2018 – These fires started north of Boynton Canyon on top of Secret Mountain and could be seen easily throughout the Sedona area. The video shows the smoke rising. Fortunately, the smoke missed the Sedona Valley. However as night fell, cooler temperatures allowed the smoke to drop.

The fires were right above Enchantment Resort but are now moving north.

  • Cause: Lightning – Predicted Smoke Impact Area: Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Verde Valley, Boynton Canyon, Enchantment Resort and Seven Canyons Resort.
  • Resources: No action being taken due to significant risk .
  • Fire modeling indicates the fires will not pose a risk to communities and unlikely to grow out of the wilderness. Fires are being monitored.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, a five year study stated that local fire departments responded to an estimated average of 22,600 fires per year that were started by lightning. In addition, federal and state government departments reported another 9000 wild-land fires. This study was done by the National Interagency Fire Center in a 4 year period. Most of the fires were started outdoors but civilian deaths generally occur when lightning strikes homes.

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Soldiers Pass, West Sedona Arizona

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2018 Second Quarter Casa Contenta – Market Report – Luxury Homes For Sale

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 2018 Second Quarter Casa Contenta

Market Report and Conditions

Soldiers Pass

West Sedona, 86336 AZ

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Casa Contenta Soldiers Pass – Homes For Sale –

A Luxury Gated Subdivision of West Sedona Arizona 86336

 

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

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Casa Contenta

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

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

Conveniently Located

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

Close To All Forms of Recreation

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

 

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Casa Contenta Real Estate Market

 2016 – 2017 – 2018 COMPARISON FOR CASA CONTENTA

5 Casa Contenta Homes Have Closed Thru July 2018 

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CASA CONTENTA ACTIVE LISTINGS SUMMARY – 99 Total Lots

As of August 2018

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Sedona Luxury Market 

As of 08/04/18 – Includes zip codes 86336 and 86351

The Sedona Luxury Real Estate Professionals which Sheri Sperry is a past-president of, defines the Luxury Market as the top 10% of the closed listings going six months back. The Luxury Market is measured using 86336, and 86351 zip codes. The price point has decreased from $960,000 to 940,000 for the top 10% of the market. Again, this figure is based on the last 6 month’s of sold listings.

The top 10% of active listings (which is different from sold listings) has moved higher, from $2,000,000 to $2,200,000 as of August 4, 2018. – This just gives you an idea of how the active market compares.



SOLUTIONS FOR SELLERS

 

If you select Sheri Sperry, she will provide marketing

that most agents reserve for luxury homes only.  

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

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

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

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

 

For more information and expert strategy analysis of your property

Contact Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Sedona.

 

SOLUTIONS FOR BUYERS 

 

Complimentary Consultation over the phone or in person. 

 

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

 

 

*Please Note: As new listings hit the market and homes close or fall off, the number of Sedona homes for sale will fluctuate daily based on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) detail. The local MLS for this area is Sedona Verde Valley Association of Realtors (SVVAR)

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

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