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

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“Old Town” Historic District

 

 

Cottonwood homes for sale and Market report and analysis 2019

Cottonwood Arizona 86326

Yavapai  County 

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

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

Cottonwood – Arizona 86326

Close To Big Box Shopping and a Medical Center

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

Welcome message from the Mayor of Cottonwood

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

Historic Old Town Restaurants 

I bet you didn’t know…

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

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

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

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

 


Cottonwood Wine Country

Cottonwood homes for sale wineries

Learn more about Verde Valley Wineries at

Verde Valley Wine Consortium 

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

Here are the wineries and tasting rooms in Cottonwood:

Alcantara Vineyards and Winery – Cottonwood

Arizona Stronghold Vineyards – Cottonwood

Chateau Tumbleweed Winery and Tasting Room – Clarkdale

Freitas Vineyard – Cottonwood

Merkin Vineyards Tasting Room and Osteria – Cottonwood

Pillsbury Wine Company and Vineyard – Cottonwood

Winery 101 – Cottonwood

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

Here are the wineries and tasting rooms in Page Springs:

Javelina Leap Vineyard – Page Springs

Page Springs Cellars – Page Springs

D.A. Ranch  – Page Springs

Oak Creek Vineyards & Winery – Page Springs

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Cottonwood Has Low Humidity and a Desert Feel

Without Constant Extreme Heat

Cornville Page Springs Market Report and homes for sale

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

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

 

Sight Seeing-Recreation Abounds in the Verde Valley

Montezuma Castle

Montezuma Castle (above)

Tuzigoot National Monument 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Hot Air Balloon Ride

Find Trails 

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

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


 

Montezuma Well Ruins

 



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

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Clarkdale Arizona

Homes For-Sale 

86324

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Clarkdale Verde Canyon Railroad

Verde Canyon Railroad (link)

 

 

Clarkdale homes for sale 505 Miners Gulch

Clarkdale Arizona Homes For-Sale 86324

Yavapai  County 

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

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

Clarkdale – Arizona 86324

Historic Company Town Established in 1912

 

Clarkdale homes for sale 2019

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

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

 

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

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

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

Historic Downtown Business District

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

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

 


Clarkdale Wine Country

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Chateau Tumbleweed Winery and Tasting RoomClarkdale

Learn more about Verde Valley Wineries at

Verde Valley Wine Consortium 

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

Here are the wineries and tasting rooms in Cottonwood:

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

Here are the wineries and tasting rooms in Page Springs:

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Clarkdale Has Low Humidity and a Desert Feel

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

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

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

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

 

Sight-Seeing and Recreation Abound in the Verde Valley

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

Verde River Kayaking (select link)

 

More Things To Do In Clarkdale

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

Learn more here

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

Other Attractions and Things to Do in and around Clarkdale Arizona

Tuzigoot National Monument 

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

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

 

Find Trails 

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

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


 

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



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

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

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

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

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Cornville ~ Page Springs ~ Verde Santa Fe

Arizona 86325

Continuous Real-Time Market Report 

Courtesy of Sheri Sperry

 

Cornville Pages Springs Market Reports and homes for sale

 

 

Cornville Golf Course home

Cornville ~ Verde Santa Fe ~ Page Springs

Yavapai  County 

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

Cornville Horse property for sale

Cornville/Page Springs/Verde Santa Fe – Arizona 86325

Vibrant Retirement, Golf, and Rural Communities

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

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

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

Verde Santa Fe

Verde Santa Fe homes for sale

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

Verde Santa Fe Amenities 

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

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

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

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

Cornville 

Cornville Ranchette For Sale

Cornville Homes For Sale

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

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

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


Page Springs and Wine Country

Verde Valley Wineries for sale

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

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

Javelina Leap Vineyard – Page Springs

Page Springs Cellars – Page Springs

D.A. Ranch  – Page Springs

Oak Creek Vineyards & Winery – Page Springs

Learn more about Verde Valley Wineries at

Verde Valley Wine Consortium 


Cornville/Verde Santa Fe Has A Desert Feel

Without Constant Extreme Heat

Cornville Page Springs Market Report and homes for sale

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

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

 

Sight Seeing-Recreation Abounds in the Verde Valley

Cornville Verde Santa Fe Homes for sale

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

Audubon Page Springs important birding area

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

Page Springs Fish Hatchery

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

Find Trails 

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

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


 

Cornville Verde Santa Fe Page Springs homes for sale

 



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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.

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

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Village of Oak Creek ~ Big Park ~ Pine Valley

Sedona Arizona 86351

Weekly Real-Time Market Report 

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Big Park Village of Oak Creek Pine Valley Market Reports

 

 

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

A Mild Climate with Impressive Red Rock Views

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

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

Castle Rock ~ Bell Rock ~ Courthouse Butte

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

A Vibrant Retirement and Golf Community

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

Big Park historical photo

 

The “Village”

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

Sleepy Bedroom Community of Sedona

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

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

Big Park~Village of Oak Creek~Pine Valley

Yavapai  County 

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

Sedona Golf Resort Big Park VOC Village of oak creek

Sight Seeing-Recreation Abounds in Sedona and Big Park

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

cathedral red rock crossing swimming hole

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

 

 



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Sedona Weekly Real-Time Market Report With Other Local Information

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Sedona Arizona 86336

Weekly Real-Time Market Report 

Courtesy of Sheri Sperry

 

Red Rock Crossing Cathedral Rock

 

 

Casa Contenta West Sedona homes for sale

A Mild Climate with Stunning Red Rock Views

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

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

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

Sedona –  A Vibrant Art and Hiking Community

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

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

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

Sedona homes for sale Soldiers Pass

Sedona Straddles Yavapai and Coconino Counties 

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

Sight-Seeing and Recreation Abounds in Sedona

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

 

 

 



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

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

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

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

ActiveRain Real Estate Leader Board for Northern AZ

 

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

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

 ActiveRain Top Real Estate Educational Tool

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

 

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

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

 

Buyers & Sellers Have An Information & Marketing Advantage

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

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

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

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

My Website (SellSedona.com) Blog

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ActiveRain Search for Sedona area blogs

 

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

 

ActiveRain and SellSedona blogs

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

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

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

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Cottages At Coffeepot ~Sedona AZ~ A Closer Look At A Luxury Gated Town House Community – Update February 2020

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Cottages At Coffeepot

Soldiers Pass 

West Sedona Arizona 86336

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A Unique and Uncommon Gated Community 

Sedona Townhouse for sale


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Cottages At Coffeepot Market Update ~ February 2020

Currently, there are 3 active Cottages available:

  • 1 – 2 BD / 4 Bath -||- 2087 Sq Ft -||- List Price $879,000 -||- Price/SF = $421.18 -||- DOM =     9
  • 1 – 2 BD / 2 Bath -||- 1986 Sq Ft -||- List Price $875,000 -||- Price/SF = $440.58 -||- DOM = 463
  • 1 – 2 BD / 2 Bath -||- 2015 Sq Ft -||- List Price $849,000 -||- Price/SF = $421.34 -||- DOM = 105

Pending 

  • 1 – 2 BD / 2 Bath -||- 2009 Sq Ft -||- List Price $765,000 -||- Price/SF = $380.79 -||- DOM = 128

Sold in 2019 

  • 3 Luxury Townhouses  – Average List Price = $908,303 -||-  Average Sold Price = $871,667 -||- Average Discount = 4% -||- Sold Price/SF = $426 -||- Average DOM = 255

Summary

This is the most activity I have seen in this small community for many years. Each of these luxury townhomes is very unique. They have custom floor plans, different lot sizes and each view is different.  Many of the luxury townhomes have been updated to varying degrees which makes pricing price per square foot vary so much.

 


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

Cottages At Coffeepot Gated EntranceLock and Go Lifestyle

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

Designed For Low Maintenance and Relaxation

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

Neighborhood Amenities  

(There is a detailed 1-minute 18-second video below)

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

Besides the pool, there is a covered ramada and BBQ. There is even a small park with a bench to relax. You can play a set of tennis anytime you choose at the tennis court located right below the pool area.  Anytime you decide you want some fresh air and a nature walk, there are trails by Coffeepot that lead to Boynton Canyon to the west and Jordan Park to the east.  The Seven Pools and Devil’s Kitchen are a ten-minute hike right outside of the community.  There are Jeep trails also that you can take to get to those features (permit required). Just make sure you have a narrow rock climbing vehicle to get you back there!

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

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

Sedona townhouses for sale

The picture below is looking down at Coffeepot Rock. There are 34 units.  Two of these units sit on two lots. Most of these luxury townhomes are two and three units to a building. Each unit has some sort of courtyard in the front and a backyard garden area. Many units have built-in BBQs and all have a slab patio front and back.  About half of the units back up to the forest with a direct view of Coffeepot Rock.  Those units that sit on the east side of the street have a view of Coffeepot Rock from the front of the townhouse.

The Cottages At Coffeepot Architecture Is Timeless & Built To Last 

The architect was a prominent local resident who built a quality home that has remained pretty timeless. Don Woods designed more than 200 local homes including businesses such as Junipine Resort in Oak Creek Canyon to Heartline Cafe and the Sedona Racquet Club according to Sedona Monthly Magazine. Since his recent passing, The value of homes he designed will, without doubt, increase in value.

This article was back in 2006. The builder is still active in the community.  He is Phil Morris.  His most recent multi-million dollar project is about 2 minutes from the Cottages located right on Soldier’s Pass. Again, Phil Morris provides a quality product that a homeowner can be proud of.

Soldiers Pass an Uncommon Area

The Soldier’s Pass area of Sedona is one of the more pricey areas in Sedona. The average home price in Soldier Pass right now is over $1,650,000.  On the other hand, The Cottages At Coffeepot sit on some prime property at the very end of Soldier’s Pass with forest service on multiple sides. There are gorgeous views from all the residences and pool, tennis court and community park areas.

Just 4 Minutes Away…

 

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

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

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

Medical & Professional Services Are Just 4 Minutes Away

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

Contact Sheri Sperry 


Buyers

Search Homes For Sale in Coffeepot Cottages –

– Soldier’s Pass – West Sedona AZ 86336

There are three Cottages for sale currently on the market, from the mid to high $800s. In the recent past, no more than two of these special luxury townhomes are available at any given time.

  More Information For Sedona Home or Cottage Buyers


Sellers

If You Are Selling Your Sedona Home or Cottage At Coffeepot

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

Complimentary Comparative Market Analysis 

Sellers - Exceptional Marketing from Sheri Sperry of Coldwell Banker Sedona

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

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

Also, monthly I provide you with a Market Report Analysis for each of the main zip codes and communities in the area which include: Sedona 86336, Village of Oak Creek 86351, Cornville/Page Springs 86325, Cottonwood 86326 and Clarkdale 86324.

More Information For Real Estate Sellers


Video Of Cottages At Coffeepot Amenities 

(1 minute and 18 seconds)

 

Additional Pictures 

 

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Cottages At Coffeepot Park

 

Homes for sale Soldiers Pass Sedona AZ

Shadow Mountain Drive

Sedona Pool homes for sale

Coffeepot Rock

West Sedona Arizona

How to Think Like a Sedona Home Buyer

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Sedona Home Buyer How to Think Like a BuyerIf you’re selling your Sedona home, then you know there’s a laundry list of things you need to do to prepare. You’ve got to find a great real estate agent, prepare your home to list, and get ready for your next big adventure. But one thing that most sellers don’t include on that list is to think like a homebuyer. Ask yourself these questions in order to see your home from a buyer’s perspective thereby increasing your chances of a successful sale.

Who are the potential buyers?

Many home sellers don’t take the time to figure out the kind of buyer that is most likely to purchase their home. And this can be a big mistake. You won’t know what to highlight or how to market your home unless you what kind of buyer will be interested. Who lives in your neighborhood? How has your community changed since you moved there? Is your home good for a growing family, or will it appeal to empty nesters? What kinds of amenities are nearby? By knowing who your potential buyers will be, you can make choices now that will appeal to them.

Does my home have curb appeal?

Imagine pulling up to your house for the first time. Even better – imagine what it would be like to see your home for the first time in a photograph posted online. What stands out? What could use some attention? Curb appeal is very important when selling your home. You want the exterior of your home to be inviting enough that potential buyers will want to see the inside. Determine where you need to make some changes to the exterior so that it makes a great first impression.

What’s my home’s best feature?

Is there something that makes your home stand out? Then that’s what potential buyers will most likely be attracted to. Do you have a great view? Does your home lend itself well to entertaining? Is it within walking distance of excellent amenities? Is there a big backyard that is great for kids and pets? Be sure to focus some time and energy on sprucing up and highlighting your home’s best feature, because potential buyers will certainly be looking at it.

What is my home’s biggest drawback?

On the flip side, be honest with yourself about where your home needs the most work. Is the design outdated? Are there repairs that need attention, like squeaky floors or leaky faucets? Are any of your major appliances in need of replacement? Potential buyers are sure to see these things and can use them as bargaining chips to make a lowball offer. Make necessary small repairs, and consider upgrades that make financial sense. Cosmetic changes like new paint, lighting fixtures, and window treatments can go a long way to making your home feel updated and attractive.

Will a buyer be able to imagine living in my home?

Finally, be sure to de-clutter and de-personalize your home before any buyer visits. It’s important to neutralize your home’s décor so that any potential buyer can imagine living there. This means removing family photos and personal possessions and arranging furniture to suggest how each room can be used. Appeal to your buyer’s emotions, and allow them to easily see how their belongings can be used in the house.

 

If you are looking for a REALTOR®  who gets results, let me help you sell your home faster and for more…

  • 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 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 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 or won’t offer. 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 1100+ blog posts and over 1,000,000+ views (as of 2/2020), I am the number one blogger in Sedona, the Verde Valley and all of Northern Arizona. My media and marketing are syndicated and reach areas others can’t.

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Luxury Homes Sold Coldwell Banker Sheri Sperry


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

I will tailor real solutions to fit your specific needs. – Sheri Sperry –

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January Weather 2020 – Sedona Arizona Weather Statistics

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Sedona Weather Stats 

January Weather 2020

For all stats go to 

Sedona-Weather.com 

January weather 2020 Sedona

2019 Comparison 

January weather 2020 Sedona 2019 Final Sedona Weather Categories

January Weather is in the books! This is the 11th year that the Weather Station at the Coffeepot Cottages has been keeping records. January is generally the coldest month of the year with December coming in a close second. February and March have been known to have more snow than the other months but as the days push closer to March, the mean temperature usually pushes up about 3º to 4º over January.

Temperature Almanac

January weather 2020 Sedona Sedona Weather Almanac

In January weather this year, there were 11 days over 60º for a high. This is 2 more than last year with exactly the same number of days (20) in the 40ºs and 50º. The difference is that last year there were 2 days below 40º.

Precipitation Almanac

January weather 2020 Sedona Sedona January 2020 Weather Rain and snow

 

As for January weather precipitation, we only had .63 of an inch spread out over 5 days in January. 10 days were cloudy. Rain could have developed but nothing fell to the earth. No snow fell in Soldiers Pass Sedona, either.

 

Juniper Pollen

An area of note: Sedona got a lot of rain in 2019 (23.47 inches and over and over 32 inches of snow) which has helped our Juniper Trees bloom more than ever before. During the last front that came in January, Sedona had some wind. Many of the Junipers released their pollen. You could see lots of small yellow funnels throughout Soldiers Pass. It looked like yellow smoke coming from the forest areas. Juniper pollen is a big issue for allergies in the Sedona Area.

In February of 2019, Sedona experienced a huge snowstorm. This was the largest amount of snow Soldiers Pass had received since 2003,  The total for the year came out to 32.37 inches. Many might think this is a lot of snow but the unique conditions in Sedona allowed the snow to evaporate and melt during the day. There was not one day in 2019 where the high temp remained below 32º. Within a couple of days, there was very little snow on the ground. 

 

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December 2019 Crimson View Homes For Sale and Market Trends West Sedona, AZ 86336

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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 the 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!

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Stats and Market Trends – 2016 thru 2019 Comparison

Note: 2016 through 2018 are the year ending numbers. 2019 stats up to 12/17/19

 

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Quick Analysis – 2016 – 2017 – 2018 – 2019

The Crimson View home market sales showed a lot of strong activity in 2017 compared to other years. However, the three homes that closed in 2019 show a huge drop in Cumulative Days On Market. There are only 2 homes on the market currently. Homes are selling faster than all past years as they reach the Crimson View market and for a higher price per square foot. The sold price per square foot is at the 2017 level, much higher than 2018.   The discount off of the list price is at 95.4%.  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. Homes with a high number of days on the market are not positioned to sell in my opinion.  I am very experienced in this market and know the builders of these homes and can be a valuable resource for buyers or sellers.

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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?

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Moving During Holiday SeasonIf you are moving to Sedona, Whether Thanksgiving weekend or the full week between Christmas and New Years, the holidays may be the best time, or indeed the only time, you can plan the move to your new Sedona home. Here are some tips and links to make the transition smoother. As always, you can call me (Sheri) at 928-274-7355 for any additional information or recommendations.

Plan ahead

If you have young children, you’ll want to plan a time of holiday celebration, even if it is less elaborate than you normally would. My website provides you with all the information you may need to plan ahead.  Just visit this link in the search communities section.

  • Spending the holidays in a Sedona hotel: If you’ll be in a hotel over the holidays during your move, find one that is planning a holiday celebration. You might work with the hotel staff to schedule a special time to “use” the hotel’s Christmas tree to open your gifts.
  • Make sure you know which Sedona restaurants are open or deliver on the holidays. Since cooking utensils may already be packed away, don’t assume your new kitchen will be up and running. If you’re moving to a new city, knowing which restaurants will be open may require some searching on the Internet or a few phone calls.
  • Bring along some holiday spirit. Even if you’re foregoing traditional gift-giving during your move, take stockings and a few decorations with you.
  • If you’re planning to celebrate in the new home, shop online and have gifts delivered to your new home. Arrange with the local postmaster and delivery services to hold your packages until you arrive, or arrange to have them delivered to a relative or the hotel where you are staying.
  • Choose the gift-wrap option during online shopping. The last thing you need is to be looking for tape and scissors in the midst of all your boxes.

Prepare for hidden costs

While some companies charge less to move over the holidays since demand often is lower, others may charge more because paying for movers and drivers on a holiday costs them more. Before choosing your moving company and a holiday moving date, make sure you know what the costs will be when moving over the holidays. Even if the movers are less expensive, some moving costs that could be higher include:

  • Cable/satellite installers may cost more or be unavailable
  • Plumbers and electricians may charge a premium
  • You may not be able to get the lights or heat turned on until after the holiday
  • There may be more breakage from slips and falls on icy driveways and sidewalks when loading or unloading a truck.

Other tips and considerations

If you need to move during the holidays and want to celebrate at the same time, consider leaving one room set up for your celebration while packing up all the other rooms. Alternatively, plan the actual celebration day at a family member’s home or a hotel. Prioritize packing so that non-essentials are packed first, and if space on your truck allows for it use the last-in-first-out rule so that the items you need to celebrate in your new home are readily available when the truck gets there. If you’re moving a long distance and are driving, check along the way to see if you can take advantage of special holiday celebrations, concerts or events in any cities you pass through.

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and holiday season. If you need any other questions answered, I am available for you during this holiday season.  After all, I am YOUR Solutions Realtor!  Call Sheri Sperry at 928) 274-7355

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Hot Air Balloons are a unique and very different way to see the red rocks of Sedona.  It will be an experience you will never forget. Sheri Sperry presents many options below to make your Sedona experience feel like home. Most tourist locations can’t offer this unique perspective of the surrounding area for a number of reasons. But Sedona has all the unique ingredients to make this a trip you will never forget! You will get Red Rocks Fever! Sheri has a cure for that as well.  See Sedona real estate solutions here.

 

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L to R – Chimney Rock (far left) – Capital Butte (highest peak) – Thunder Mountain (2nd highest pk)

Far-right –> CoffeePot Rock  (looks like an old percolator coffeepot!)

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  • How Long is a ride? – Typical flight time is 1 to 1.5 hours depending on the weather.  Total time approx. 4 hours – Get a good night’s sleep. Tour company could pick you up as early as 4:00 am depending on sunrise time. A chase car follows the balloon.
  • What about the weather? – Ask your tour company about weather conditions. Generally, tours plan to operate every day of the year.
  • How should I dress? – Dress for comfort on the ground. Light layers – you get some radiant heat from the burners – Wear hiking boots or closed-toe athletic shoes. Sunrise takeoffs are chilly!  On a rare occasion, you may have a short hike out.
  • How safe is ballooning? – Investigate the safety record. Generally, most people who fear heights are surprised. No sense of movement because the balloon travels with the wind. Ask tour operators more personalized answers for your individual concerns. The views are spectacular and in a few minutes, you forget about any concerns you might have. Pilots have complete control of vertical movement.
  • What should I bring? – Make sure you bring your camera or video equipment in a soft bag to protect it and others from impact upon landing.
  • How much does a balloon ride cost?  – Check the websites above for pricing.  Some companies are located closer to Cottonwood and pricing may be less because the launch site is further away.  Also, cost may vary based on what is offered. Some tours may include a Champagne toast or light fare upon landing. There also may be package deals that can change but may be of interest. So, ask if there are different packages.

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Duality of Work Life Balance…Discover More About Sheri Sperry

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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.

 

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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?

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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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Make Sure You Have A Snow Shovel!

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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.

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Master Certified Negotiation Expert ~ MCNE®

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Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker MCNE Master Certified Negotiation Expert


 

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Master Certified Negotiation Expert – MCNE®

If you are looking for a real estate agent who understands and is an expert in the negotiation process, Sheri Sperry MCNE® of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage of Sedona is the Sedona top agent you should seek out. *There are currently approximately 211 agents (Nov. 2019) that are MCNE® in all of Arizona and only 5 who are local agents in Sedona Verde Valley Association of Realtors (SVVAR).  There are 50,000+ members in the Arizona Association of Realtors.

A Master Certified Negotiation Expert must be skilled in all areas of negotiation and have taken all the courses including:

  1. Certified Negotiation Expert CNE 1 (2 days)
  2. Mastering Email Negotiations (1 day)
  3. Advanced Negotiation Techniques for Buyer’s Agents (1 day)
  4. Advanced Negotiation Techniques for Listing Agents (1 day)
  5. Negotiating Across Generations (3 hours)
  6. Cultural Factors In Real Estate (3 hours)

Key Take-Aways

  • Professional Negotiation and Business Building Training
  • Competitive Win-Lose Hard bargaining vs. Collaborative Win-Win Negotiation
  • Psychology of Buying
  • Persuasion Principles
  • Case Studies
  • Skill Practice and Role Plays
  • Understand and Demonstrate Various Communication Modes
  • Learn Effective Written Communication Skills and Techniques
  • Handle Highly Competitive Negotiators With Ease
  • Greater Confidence In All Negotiations
  • Anticipate and Prepare For Counter Offer
  • Prepare Listing vs Buyer Offer Strategies To Support Your Position and Improve Odds of a Successful Negotiation
  • Persuade Seller Not To “Over-list” and Buyer Not To “Lowball”
  • Understand General Concept of Culture Factors and Tactics On Negotiations
  • Deal Effectively With Language Barriers
  • Understand Generational Factors and the Impact On Negotiations
    • Silent Generation – Baby Boomers – Gen X – Gen Y – Millenials

 

* These figures will change as real estate agents are added or deleted from the respective associations. The article was updated in November 2019.

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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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