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Sedona March 2020 Weather ~ Rain – Rain – Snow Flurries and More Rain! March Comes In Like A Lion…

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How Is The Sedona Weather In Spring?


Japanese Maple Tree and Leaf

Sedona Weather Stats 

March 2020

Sedona Weather Summary for March 2020

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

Sedona-Weather.com 

By the end of March, the leaves on the Japanese Maple tree above were just starting to bud. During the first week of April, the tree finally started to show the leaves. To me, this marks spring at my home.  I have had bulbs already sprout and flower and the plum trees that line our main highway in Sedona blossomed over a month ago. 

As for the rain… March came in like a lion. This weather station at the Coffeepot Cottages has been keeping records for 125 months. This is only the fifth time that we have recorded more than 5 inches of rain in a single month.  For the first 3 months, we recorded 7.12 inches.  Last year’s El Niño conditions created 9.1 inches of rain and in 2010 the highest first-quarter total of 9.6 inches of rain. 2010 was considered a moderate El Niño year.  2019 was considered a weak El Niño year.  I would note that in the chart below, 2016 was the highest year of rain recorded by our weather station.  2016 was considered a strong El Niño. (See the “Precipitation Almanac” chart below).

March was the coolest since 2017. There were a lot of storms that came through Sedona.  Even when you can expect warmer weather as the days get closer to April, we ended up with snow flurries! These flurries were on and off all day.  It really did feel like winter! The video below shows the snow flurries.  

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Much Warmer Temps

Looking back to February, we almost broke 70º on 2/21/20.  One-third of the month was above 65º. These temps were spread out throughout February. The medium temperature was 5º higher than last year and the low temperature was 11º higher than last year’s low.  February was still cooler than in other years. In 2015, 2016, and 2017, the medium temp was 48.2º to almost 50º.  A 50º temperature is spring-like in Sedona. Low humidity means light sweater conditions.

Spring March 2020 Weather Cottages at Coffeepot

Sedona Real Estate Spring Selling Season Starts In January

Our spring selling season starts in mid to late January.  Many people from colder states are visiting and want to see homes or condo get-aways.  Of course,  Cactus League Baseball season starts on February 22nd and baseball fans are visiting pre-season and taking advantage of Valentines’ Day, Presidents Weekend, the Sedona International Film Festival, Spring Break, and the much warmer weather. Hiking is HUGE this time of year.

Pandemic Guidelines Catch Up To Sedona…

Of course, the baseball pre-season was interrupted by the COVID 19 pandemic. See the Arizona Department of Health Services recommendations and COVID 19 statistics. Find information on Arizona Governor Ducey’s Executive Order detailing “Essential Services“. Trailheads in Sedona are closed during Physical Distancing Guidelines. Sedona restaurants closed to take-out only on March 20, 2020. 

 

Temperature Almanac

Sedona Temperature Almanac

This March, about two-thirds of the days were over 60º for a high. We did get into the 70ºs for 3 days. To put that into perspective, in 2019 and 2018 there were 10 days in the 70º each of those March months. In 2017, there were 8 days in the 80ºs!  In comparison, this March was chilly!

Precipitation Almanac

Sedona Precipitation Almanac 2020

 

Juniper Pollen Still Here…

Note: Our Junipers continue to hold pollen. 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. The rain in March helped to dilute the problem, however, we also are continuing to get just enough wind to loosen that pollen and send it in the air! 

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MONSOON ! ~ What is it? ~ How Does It Affect Sedona and Arizona?

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Monsoon!

An Arizona Summer Phenomenon

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Information on Monsoon – Sedona, AZ – First of all, there is no need to add season at the end of Monsoon because Monsoon is a season. Monsoon affects the west and southwest states because the pattern of the weather changes as noted below.

How Long Is The Monsoon In Arizona?

Monsoon officially starts on June 15th and ends on September 30th. However, most of the rain comes from the middle of July through the middle of August.  This is one of the reasons that the Temps in Sedona are less harsh during July and August.  The average rainfall in the state of Arizona is around 12.5 inches.  The Sedona area gets more than the average rainfall. We have had as much as 26 inches (2016) and as low as 13.66 inches (2014). See the actual precipitation chart on Sedona-Weather.com.

What Creates Monsoon Conditions?

Weather enthusiasts and forecasters look to the dew point to tell if monsoon conditions exist. The dew point must be about 55º for thunderheads to start development. The dew point indicates how much moisture is in the air. At this point, the air cannot hold water in gas form and the gas will then turn to liquid form creating water droplets. The water droplets create fog or precipitation. Prior to officially declaring a calendar season for monsoon, the season would be declared when there were three days at a dew point of 55º.

2016 – Record Rain Totals

In 2016, the monsoon had 9.65 inches of rain recorded at our station. When you couple that with over 7 inches of rain and 7.5 inches of snow, we had a year-end total of 25.92 inches of precipitation.

During 2019…

 Since 2010, our backyard weather station has recorded an average of 5.8 inches of rain in July and August combined, so every year we look forward to monsoon. In 2019, we had El Nińo conditions.  This caused our summer climate conditions to change. There was less cloud cover and less rain which caused warmer temperatures throughout the summer months. This is an a-typical season. As noted below, the normal Monsoon pattern brings moist air in from the south.

Preparation For Monsoon

One quick note – Because it is our rainy season and the chance of lightning during a thunderstorm could knock out power, take some time to have things ready to go:

  • Know where the flashlights and candles are for easy access.
  • Keep your cell phone charged
  • Clean out gutters – drains – culverts – rain ditches and any other natural path water may take during a sudden downpour.

What Is Monsoon?

It seems that Southern Arizona, the White Mountains, and the Phoenix metropolitan area known as “The Valley” get the brunt of the monsoon affects. It is amazing to see the haboob (desert wind storms)monsoon - Sedona real estate kick up and tower thousands of feet in the air moving through the valley. Those storms are the pre-cursor to the rain and massive storm cells that develop from the moisture in the warm air coming off the Gulf of Mexico. Generally, massive amounts of rain falling create downdrafts that push the air out from the center of the storm which produces a dry wind that kicks up the dust and dirt.

Seasonal Weather Patterns monsoon Arizona Sedona real estate

During summer, weather patterns change.  Storms that travel from the arctic  (Alaska) down through Canada and the lower 48, create our winter storm pattern.

In the summer, the pattern shifts to the south. Hurricanes, storms, and moisture travel northwest from the Gulf of Mexico through Mexico, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona moving all the way to California. We also get moisture coming from the Gulf of California traveling directly north. Lots of moisture and an occasional hurricane come up from the coast of Baja California and push northeast into Arizona.

Northern Arizona

Up in Northern Arizona, we get a lot of cloud cover and the storms move through but usually don’t drop a lot of rain here in Sedona. Though in Flagstaff it is quite a different story! The area of Sedona seems to be protected. By that, I mean that most of the rain falls elsewhere before it gets to our little city. But when we do get rain and storm cells, it is a big deal around here.

In 2014, Sedona got 7.73 inches of rain from July through September. In 2013, there were 8.18 inches of rain in the same time frame. Flash flooding can happen because many of the streets are sloped leading up to the red rocks. There has been much improvement made in our drainage system to be able to handle the additional water flow but during an intense storm there is no place for the water to go and mud and rocks can travel across roads to find the path of least resistance. Do not travel through a road where water is more than 4 inches deep.  A car can be swept away easily.

Southern & Central Arizona

In Southern and Central Arizona – 2014 will be remembered as the “Monsoon of the Century”. All future monsoon activity will be measured in terms of 2014. There were 3 major hurricanes that affected the weather in the southern half of the state. This caused a deluge and many towns and neighborhoods suffered tremendous flooding damage due to flash floods, hurricane wind, broken canals, and water that had nowhere to go. Many long-time residents had never seen a deluge like we had that year. Sky Harbor Airport had record rainfall of 1.59 inches and has exceeded the all-time record set back in 1903.

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Some of the most incredible pictures are taken during Monsoon

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Thunderheads Surround Sedona

89A – West Sedona AZ – looking south

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Massive Thunderstorm at Sunset creates Fire In the Sky

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North View – Century Plant in Bloom

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Cathedral Rock at Monsoon Sunset

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Looking Toward the Mogollon Rim

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Rare Monsoon Sunset Rainbow

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It was taken just a couple of minutes before the sky went on fire!

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Sedona Mayor Pleas For Visitors To Stay Home – Trails Are Closed! See Video!

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Sedona Mayor Pleas For Visitors To Stay Home

Unusual Time Calls For Unusual Action

Sedona’s resources are being stressed due to visitors hiking the trails in Red Rock Country. Visitors are disregarding the distancing guidelines that need to be strictly adhered to.

Devils Bridge Boynton Canyon Sedona

This image of Rick and Sheri was taken on Devils Bridge back in 2005. Seven Canyons is in the background.

Even after “Shelter-in-place” recommendations have been put into place, we are finding visitors/tourists hiking in areas such as Soldiers Pass – Seven Pools – Devils Kitchen – Boynton Canyon and Devil’s Bridge (pictured in the video and image below) are lining up in close proximity to each other to take their turn on the natural arch for a picture. Some of these lines are over 100+ deep!

Devils Bridge Sedona AZ

 

 

Sedona Is Seeking Your Help During This Time

Please adhere to the Pandemic guidelines for distancing and sheltering in place. We really appreciate your help in this matter. All of our health is at risk and we need to protect each other through distancing guidelines.  Thank you!

Orders From Governor of Arizona – Doug Ducey

Stay At Home ~ Stay Healthy ~ Stay Connected

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(This is a PSA provided by Ricks World Sedona and SellSedona.com)

Thank you ABC15 PHX for airing this story.

Credit: Multi-media Journalist – Cameron Polom

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Sedona & Verde Valley events, happenings, and Sedona-Lifestyle are brought to you as a courtesy of Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Realty Sedona REALTOR®.  If you are contemplating selling your home, a prospective buyer or just curious about real estate in Sedona I would be honored to discuss our market. 

You can contact me at (928) 274-7355.  From the moment I am contacted, you will observe my seasoned ability to provide you with “World Class Service” and that “personal touch” while utilizing a complete package of technology options that are of the utmost importance and so critical in today’s market.

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What Makes The Red Rocks Of Sedona So Special? Why Should I Move To Sedona Arizona?

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What Makes the Red Rocks of Sedona so Special?

Red Rock Fever SedonaShip Rock from my backyard with a telephoto lens

Sedona Hikes
Jordan Park Trail

“God Made The Grand Canyon But He Lives In Sedona!” 

The first time you see the majestic red rock beauty of Sedona, the image you see is burned into your memory. What makes this landscape so unique is how it changes as you move through it. There is a certain “Wow Factor” that can take your breath away as the scenery seems to change right in front of your eyes. There is a very old saying that “God made the Grand Canyon but He lives in Sedona”. Also, Sedona is one of the few cities where you can go outside at night and see the Milky Way.  We will discuss that later!

Red Rocks Fever

Sedona Real EstateRed Rocks Fever – I have talked about this many times before. In fact, we have a dedicated domain that showcases some of the landscape and photography of Sedona’s red rocks.

Sedona Brings A Sense of Adventure

So as you analyze the phrase, there is an anticipation of what you might see around the next turn, whether you are hiking or driving.  When you experience the sights, the sounds and the smell of pine trees, nature, and the red rocks, a feeling of euphoria may come over you. Hence, the name “Red Rocks Fever”!

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

They didn’t plan it but here they are, looking at property for a vacation home or a home for future retirement.

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

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Here is a look at the latest up-to-date Sedona Market Report for zip code 86336 which includes West Sedona, Uptown, Red Rock Loop and the Chapel Area. The Market Reports for zip codes 86336, (86351–> VOC), (86325–> Cornville), (86326–> Cottonwood), (86324–> Clarkdale).  Other Market Reports can be found at SedonaMarketReports.com.

Red Rocks Fever Catch It!

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

 


I Love the Red Rocks and the Landscape but why should I move to Sedona?

Another big factor why people move here is for the weather and the climate and year-round outdoor activities.  Buyers say they love the healthy mild climate. The air is clean. There are outdoor activities all year long including hiking and mountain biking among the red rocks. Golf and tennis are other popular activities. Just living in the red rocks and enjoying a dark sky is a very powerful draw for buyers. Mild weather with very little noticeable humidity and around 300 days of sunshine is yet another big reason to move to Sedona. Is it any wonder why Sedona is a second home, retirement, and relocation destination.

2019 Final Sedona Weather Categories Find 2020 Sedona-Weather.com Category Summary By Month

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Verde River rafting

How Is The Weather in Sedona?

I get a lot of questions about weather and climate.  In fact, before we moved here full-time, we decided to visit every season to see what the weather is like. My husband erected a weather station to record the weather.  His records are pretty extensive going back to 2010. In my neighborhood of 33 homes, only 10 are used full-time. Many residents come here in winter to get away from the fridged cold of the midwestern and northeastern states while others beat the heat from areas such as Phoenix in those long summer months of 110º plus days. Sedona averages 15º cooler than the Phoenix area and 15-20º warmer than Flagstaff area.

Sedona has a mild climate compared to other areas that have high humidity in the summer months and/or very cold freezing weather in the winter months.  Both seasons are relatively short with a longer period of pleasant spring and fall weather.

How Does Low Humidity Affect How You Feel?

What a lot of people don’t realize is that low humidity in summer and winter months means temps over 90º do not feel as warm as areas with humidity. This same climatic condition goes for winter weather as well. Days below 50º feel less chilly than other areas that have humidity and wind.  If you are looking for four distinct seasons, Sedona may be just what you are looking for! You may see snow however, it evaporates quickly. Since 2010, there have only been a handful of days that the temperature remained below freezing all day.  This minimizes the chance of icy conditions. You can see this complete documentation at Sedona-Weather.com.

How Does Sedona Compare To Large Metropolitan Areas?

Besides the wonderful weather and gorgeous views, people move to Sedona because of the small-town atmosphere, commitment to the Arts, easy access to businesses, doctors, dentists, and other professional services.  Sedona has 5-star resorts and first-class restaurants. Just in West Sedona alone, there are four grocery stores including Bashes, Safeway (Albertsons), Natural Grocers, and Whole Foods.  Besides the pharmacies in Bashes and Safeway, there is a CVS and Walgreens for convenience.

Five-minutes east of Whole Foods you will find Uptown Sedona. Uptown is home to jeep touring companies, restaurants, and wine tasting rooms as well as many stores that tourists enjoy shopping in, as well as restaurants and lodging accommodations. The Hyatt at Pinon Pointe Shopping Area is the transition from West Sedona to the Uptown area.

All of this can be found within a short drive.  Even if there is an appearance of traffic, you can get just about anywhere in Sedona 86336, within minutes. For example, my home at the very back of Soldiers Pass is only 4-5 minutes to Whole Foods, and my doctor as well as other professional services. My dentist is 5-minutes to the west. All the food stores and pharmacies are 5-minutes or less from each other. Uptown is only 5 to 7 minutes to the east from Whole Foods!  Big-box stores such as Wal-Mart and Home Depot are located 25 minutes to the west in Cottonwood.  Verde Valley Medical Center Sedona Campus Emergency Department is 6-minutes from Whole Foods. Traveling short distances for your shopping, professional and medical needs does spoil me.  If it takes me an extra couple of minutes to get somewhere because of traffic, my husband reminds me of how much traffic we came from in the Metropolitan Los Angeles area.

Sedona is an International Dark Sky Community

One of the main reasons Rick got Red Rocks Fever was the night sky.  You could actually see the Milky Way at night along with shooting stars. Sedona reminded him of being a kid again when there was little light pollution and you could see stars. Once there was the suburban sprawl, light pollution entered the picture.

International Dark Sky Community Sedona

 

Sedona has taken great strides to continue to suppress light pollution and preserve the dark sky. There is an actual city ordinance that covers what residents and the business community can do with lighting.  In 2014, Sedona was designated as the eighth International Dark Sky community.

There are 18 other communities worldwide including Big Park Village of Oak Creek Arizona. Flagstaff Arizona was the very first city to be designated IDA back in 2001.

Each area that is designated must meet stringent criteria to carry the IDA designation. There are also 30 International Dark Sky Parks. The Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, Arizona, and Elan Valley Estate, Wales, United Kingdom are two such parks. In another category, there are 13 International Dark Sky Reserves that have also been added to the list.

Of the 61 areas worldwide, 36 are located in the United States and 7 of those are located in Arizona. Four of the seven are located in Northern Arizona

The image above was shot during a full moon and you can still see a lot of stars.

 

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

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Sedona Weather Stats for February 2020 – Are Sign of Spring Here!

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Sedona February Weather at Enchantment Resort

Sedona Weather Stats 

February 2020

Sedona Weather Category Summary

For all stats go to 

Sedona-Weather.com 

February is in the books! This is the 11th year that the Weather Station at the Coffeepot Cottages has been keeping records. February is generally the third coldest month of the year with December coming in behind January. 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. For example, today it got up to 68.6º.  We are still looking for our first 70º day. 

February 2020 ~ No Snow in Sedona!

Fortunately, February was a much warmer month than last year and also warmer than January. You might recall that we got 25.61 inches of snow in February of 2019. Sedona has not had any snow so far in 2020! As we approach spring, just 16 days from now, chances for snow will continue to diminish. 

Much Warmer Temps

As for our temperature, we almost broke 70º on 2/21/20.  One-third of the month was above 65º. These temps were spread out throughout February. The medium temperature was 5º higher than last year and the low temperature was 11º higher than last year’s low.  February was still cooler than in other years. In 2015, 2016, and 2017, the medium temp was 48.2º to almost 50º.  A 50º temperature is like spring in Sedona. 

Sedona February Weather Enchantment Resort Sedona AZ Blooming

Sedona Real Estate Spring Selling Season Starts In January

Our spring selling season starts in January.  Many people from colder states are visiting and want to see homes or condo get-aways.  Of course,  Cactus League Baseball season starts on February 22nd and the visitors are visiting all month long taking advantage of Valentines’ Day, Presidents Weekend, the Sedona International Film Festival and the much warmer weather. Hiking is HUGE this time of year. 

Temperature Almanac

 Sedona February Weather Temperature Almanac

This year, about two-thirds of the days were over 60º for a high. Only 4 days were in the 60ºs last year in February! Also, in 2019 there were 17 days in the 40ºs or below. In 2020, there were only 5 days in the 40ºs. The difference, last year felt like winter in February, this year February felt like spring. Generally, February does bring in spring-like conditions.

Precipitation Almanac

Sedona February Weather Precipitation Rain Almanac

 

As for precipitation, we had 1.24 inches of rain spread over 2 days in February. Only 5 days were cloudy. Rain could have developed but nothing fell to the earth. No snow fell in Soldiers Pass Sedona, either.

 

Juniper Pollen Still Here…

An area of note: Our Junipers continue to hold pollen. 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. We also are continuing to get just enough wind to loosen that pollen and send it in the air! 

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

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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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26th Annual Sedona Film Festival – Mardi Gras Edition 2020

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26th Annual

Sedona International Film Festival 

Sedona International Film Festival

Honoring 

Rob Reiner 

Sedona International Film FestivalMarc Shaiman will be here to honor his dear friend Rob Reiner with the Lifetime Achievement Award. He will also host “An Evening with Marc Shaiman”. As stated in our guide it will be “part performance, part music master class, part stories from the movies and Broadway, and ALL entertaining!“. 

Reiner is best known for his Emmy Award-winning performances in the iconic comedy sitcom, “All In The Family”(1971 – 1979) as the “Meathead”. He is an Oscar-nominated and Emmy Winning director, producer, writer, and actor. Some of my favorite movies he made were, “The American President” (1995), “A Few Good Men” (1992), and “When Harry Met Sally” (1989).  BTW – “The American President” will be featured on Saturday, February 29th at the Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony. 

 

An International Draw…

 

The Sedona Film Festival which is in its 26th year draws independent movie enthusiasts from around the world.  In the 9-day festival, you will find fascinating filmmaker workshops, seminars and of course panel discussions with some of the stars, directors, writers, and producers of these films. Also, you can attend “Free Sunset Filmmaker Talks” on Wednesday and Thursday at 5:30 pm MST.

Film Schedule 

 

The film presentations and schedule will include shorts, documentaries, animations, and foreign films. 

 

Special Venues For Receptions

VIPS will enjoy receptions at Reds of Sedona Rouge, Mariposa Restaurant, L’Auberge de Sedona Resort, a VIP Cast Party at Steakhouse 89, and a Red Carpet Gala at Enchantment Resort on Saturday evening, February 29th.  The Awards Celebration Lunch will be held at Poco Diablo Resort

 

Sneak Preview

Featured on opening night, was a sneak preview of directors Josh and Rebecca Tickell’s “Heartland“.  Mariel Hemingway, David Arquette, and Frances Fisher were on hand to discuss their new movie which is in post-production. It is a drama based on the events surrounding the  US Veterans who came to support the Native Americans at Standing Rock in 2016. 

Side Note:

Frances Fisher starred in the movie “Sedona” (2011) directed and produced by a couple who live down the street from me!  This movie debuted at the Sedona Film Festival (shock) in 2012.  The movie brought a small amount of fame to our community.

Of course, I enjoyed it. After all, many of us, watched it being shot in and around Sedona and know those who produced and directed as well as worked on the film. There are even some real characters who are portrayed in the film, such as Deb Lovejoy! Prior to my real estate career, I was a volunteer and member of the Sedona Film Festival. 

The Sedona International Film Festival Mission Statement

 “The Sedona International Film Festival is a yearlong celebration of the power of independent film and multi-cultural programming to inspire, educate, entertain and enlighten.”

Film Festival FAQs

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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, promotions or otherwise for this information contained here.  This is merely a public service posting.

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.  

Whole Foods Sedona ArizonaA 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 4 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.

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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.

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If You Are Selling Your Sedona Home or Cottage At Coffeepot

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

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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.

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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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January Weather 2020 – Sedona Arizona Weather Statistics

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January Weather 2020

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2019 Comparison 

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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

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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

 

2019 Crimson View West Sedona Homes for sale

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.

December 2019 Crimson View Homes Active Market 

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SOLUTIONS FOR SELLERS

 

Sheri Sperry has sold many homes in Crimson View.

If you select Sheri, she will provide marketing

that most agents reserve for luxury homes only.  

Besides professional photography, – aerial pictures and videos are included.

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

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

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

 

For more information and expert strategy analysis of your property

Contact Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Sedona.

 

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Complimentary Consultation over the phone or in person. 

 

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

 

 

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

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Moving To Sedona During Holiday Season?

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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-Balloon Rides ~ Sedona Style!

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Hot Air Balloons 

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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Looking into Boynton Canyon from Sedona Airport

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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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Things to know about Sedona Hot Air Ballooning
  • 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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You can contact me at (928) 274-7355.  From the moment I am contacted, you will observe my seasoned ability to provide you with “World Class Service” and that “personal touch” while utilizing a complete package of technology options that are of the utmost importance and so critical in today’s market.

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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.

 

Some more pics……

A Residential Street in West Sedona

Fall Color Sedona

 

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

 

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

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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!

Golf

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

 

 

Jordan Park Trail 

 


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

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Winter is Coming in Sedona

Make Sure You Have A Snow Shovel!

Sedona Snow storm 2018 snow shovel

Remember the Sedona Winter of 2018-2019?

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

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

What is “Hard Freeze”?

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

Moving Forward – Are You Willing To Take The Chance?

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

Don’t Get Caught Off Guard!

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

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

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

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

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

Faucet or Spigot Bib Covers

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

 

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

 snow shovel driveway salt and burlap

Snow Shovel

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

Driveway Salt

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

Burlap Roll or Bags 

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

Coffeepot Cottage Cactus

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

Odds and Ends

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chapel Area with dusting of snow

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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.

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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.

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Growing an Indoor Garden in the Fall and Winter Months

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

Growing an Indoor Garden

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

9 indoor garden ideas:

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

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

Environmental Control For Growing An Indoor Garden

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

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

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

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

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

 

Sedona September Weather Recap – Monsoon 2019 – In the Books

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Sedona Weather Recap for September

Sedona September Weather Recap - Monsoon 2019 Coffeepot Rock

 

A Disappointing Monsoon

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

The Stats

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

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

Days with Rain in 2019 = 12

Days with Rain in 2018 = 32

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

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

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

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

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

(See more Stats below) 

Sedona September Weather Recap - Weather Category by month 2019

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

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

 

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

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Is Recession On The Horizon In Sedona Arizona?

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It’s All About The Tone..

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

The KISS Principle

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

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

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

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

Definitions

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

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

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Prognostication and Answers to the Questions

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

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

As for the Challenging Questions…

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

Sedona Is A Unique Market 

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

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

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

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

Our Fall Selling Season

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

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

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11th Annual Sedona Winefest 2019

September 28th & 29th – 2019

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

Featured By Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

 

Unofficial Fall Season Kickoff!

 

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

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

This is a rain or shine event!

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Art Exhibits

– Vendors –

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

Local Cuisine

Learn About Arizona Wines – by Arizona Wine Experts

Raffle Prizes

Paint-Out on Saturday

Live Music on Sunday

25 Arizona Wineries

including

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

Carlson Creek Vineyard ~

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

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

 

Historical Posse Grounds Park below

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