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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

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

 

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 blessed and thankful for…

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Reflection – How I got to where I am today as a Coldwell Banker Realty 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.

 

 

I probably should define a milestone so that I don’t confuse the image with the title of the blog.  To me, a milestone is an action or event that marks a significant change or stage of development.” My 5 Things” (plus 1!) 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 in that direction. So I have given this a lot of thought as to what has impacted my ability to be successful in reaching my goals and continuing to move forward in this challenging and very competitive occupation. Maybe you will reflect on some of the same things.

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

1. My Health

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

2. I Am A Coldwell Banker Realty Sedona Realtor®

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

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

3. My Husband and Partner

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

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

4. Marketing and Networking

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

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

HOmes and Land - Sheri Sperry REALTOR®

Sedona.TV

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

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

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

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

5. Clients ~ Family ~ Friends

Coldwell Banker Realty Sedona Realtor®

It’s All About You

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

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

 

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

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 6. SellSedona.com

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

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

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

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

2021

An update on SellSedona.com. 2020 was an unusual year for everyone in the world. I knew that 2020 would be a challenging year but I elevated my game to a different level to help clients who were in need of help. In turn, this has continued to be a successful venture for me. I followed all COVID-19 requirements for our Sedona real estate venture and came up with ways to list and show properties that were safe and easy for all to follow.

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

Besides the premium search engine and IDX platform that is in service, my husband maintains this site on a daily basis.  My blogs are featured in ActiveRain and this has made me the number one blogger in Sedona, and all of Northern Arizona. I am also a top 5 blogger in the entire state of Arizona.

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

International President’s Circle…

 

In January of 2021, I was very excited to learn that my exceptional sales performance earned elite-level recognition among the top Coldwell Banker® independent sales professionals across the globe. In the letter that I received from M. Ryan Gorman, President, and CEO of Coldwell Banker Real Estate; the letter states: “This remarkable accomplishment is well deserved.  Your expertise, market knowledge, and dedication to clients separates you from your peers and helped you earn your place among the top agent company-wide”. 

 

Remember, there are over 40,000 agents in Arizona, and those who chose to blog about real estate and related subjects 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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Top 5% of All Coldwell Banker Sales Associates Worldwide – International President’s Circle

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Coldwell Banker International President’s Circle 

Top 5 % - Coldwell Banker International President's Circle - Sheri Sperry Sedona

Sheri Sperry

Top 5% of All Coldwell Banker Sales Associates Worldwide

 

I found out near the end of January that I had earned the Coldwell Banker International President’s Circle Award for Excellence. I have been so busy taking care of clients that I didn’t really think about any awards I might receive.  After all, we are in a virtual world and there have not been any in-person sales meetings.  So there has not been any “buzz” about our 2020 achievements.  

I have really grappled with the idea of sharing this. First of all, it was 2020.  I know that many people have had so many life changes.  They have lost loved ones and many states such as Colorado, a neighboring state were completely shut down and unable to work in real estate.  My heart goes out to all those people.

But today, I saw a post from Grant Schneider – Virtual Teams Will Dominate Soon. I realized that I should share how I adapted to help clients (buyers and sellers) in this new pandemic reality. 

Arizona is a business-friendly state.  There was no real choice, you either adapt or get pushed aside.  I adapted to all the changes that needed to be made to thrive and help clients with all their Sedona real estate needs. 

It Was March 19, 2020…

I know the date because March 18, is my husband’s birthday and the restaurant we were at said that they could only offer take-out starting the next day. Our Sedona and Verde Valley real estate market was very hot. However the next two weeks the phone did not ring.  

“Step Up Communication”

This is right out of Grant’s post.  As a seasoned salesperson, this was natural for me.  I started calling family, friends, and close clients for no other reason than to check on them. I was not trying to sell real estate. But as you know, during the course of any conversation, we often get asked “How is the market doing?”

Inability To Travel

 

I realized that I would have to adapt to whatever my clients needed from me.    I learned how to leverage the virtual world with the hands-on reality of working in the Sedona real estate world. Many of my clients come from out-of-state so I have had that virtual aspect already. But they could not travel easily or had concerns about traveling.  So more than ever before, I did virtual tours for my buyers.  Sometimes I would tour 3 homes in a day.  My husband would do the video while I talked about the home.  Rick set up a template to showcase the video with details of the homes I previewed on my website.  He made a category called “Clients Only”. You can see a video of a $2,350,000 home here, that I previewed for a client. This is the type of service I offer buyers.  my service is customized for their needs.  It is a “Concierge” or bespoke service.

Many have said that clients want to see, touch and experience the energy of what is considered for most people, the largest purchase they make.  I have also found that office space and places to get some “alone” time are very important and changing the way we habitat. The home above has many areas that a member of a household can get away from each other!

Understanding the Nuances of the Virtual World

 

Here is a major issue that you may be able to help your clients with… Some people cannot understand the nuance(s) of change in the inflection of a person’s voice or worse yet, the body language. You may not even be able to see body language in the virtual world. 

Listening skills become critical as well as doing listening checks and asking the right questions. When we listen intently to what a client is telling us, we will be able to identify concerns and adjust to those needs. 

In Closing…

 

I had made all my goals by summer. I didn’t rest on those goals.  I adjusted them upward by a significant 7 figure amount and just slightly missed the new adjusted goal. In times like this, we can’t rest on our laurels. We need to press forward but we also need to realize why we are doing this and celebrate our accomplishments.  I look forward to continued success in 2021.

I received two letters of congratulations.  I will leave you with these 2 lines from our President & CEO, M.Ryan Gorman. 

Your exceptional performance exemplifies the best and brightest in real estate today. 

Congratulations on ranking among the top sales professionals in the network.

 

 


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Top 5 % of Coldwell Banker REALTORS Worldwide Sheri Sperry

This is the essence of what it means to be “YOUR Solutions Realtor. Whether you are a buyer or seller, together we will design the right solutions to fit your needs. For example, sellers… Every inquiry I receive on your listing is expertly handled with professional courtesy by me, Sheri Sperry, a licensed and highly trained Sedona Real Estate Expert. It’s the best way for me to assure that YOUR critical needs are being met to exceed expectations. Absentee owners who list with me can count on “White Glove” hands-on special care of their properties.

Contact me for more information to see how I can tailor solutions and services to your needs. It is all part of my Concierge ~ White Glove ~ Service.

Happy 109th Birthday to Arizona. – The Grand Canyon State – 6 Fun Facts

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Happy Birthday Arizona - Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Realty 928-274-7355

Happy Birthday Arizona!

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Unless you follow Arizona history, you may not know that back in 1912, Arizona was admitted to the Union as the 48th state on February 14th.  

 

In this land of sunshine in the middle of winter, many people are celebrating by getting outside and enjoying the beautiful weather. I can tell you that the amount of people hiking right now in Sedona is more than I would have thought.  I was going down Soldiers Pass this morning and there were at least 50 people walking on the side of the street to get to the entrance of the Soldiers Pass Trail. 

Seven Canyons Golf Resort - Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker 928.274.7355

Of course, others are playing golf or tennis. Many are enjoying their bikes.  Some will celebrate with cactus themed cakes and outdoor BBQs. 

Grand Canyon - Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Realty - 928-274-7355

6 Fun Facts About Arizona – The Grand Canyon State

  • Arizona was part of the New Mexico Territory in 1848 but became a separate territory in 1863. Zonies voted against being combined with New Mexico as a single state.
  • President Taft signed the Arizona Statehood Act after 49 years as a territory.
  • Governor George W. P. Hunt was the 1st Governor of Arizona.  He served 7 terms as governor!
  • Arizona had only 200,000 residents when Arizona achieved statehood. 
  • According to the History Channel, Arizona has the greatest percentage of acreage for Native American Tribal Land.
  • The Grand Canyon (besides being the second most visited of the National Parks – 6 million people visit each year), is larger than the state of Rhode Island. 

Reference – U.S. Department of the Interior – “13 Things you Didn’t Know About Grand Canyon National Park”

www.12news .com  – Happy birthday, Arizona


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 Red Rock Dusk Cockscomb - Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Realty - 928.274.7355

This is the essence of what it means to be “YOUR Solutions Realtor. Whether you are a buyer or seller, together we will design the right solutions to fit your needs. For example, sellers… Every inquiry I receive on your listing is expertly handled with professional courtesy by me, Sheri Sperry, a licensed and highly trained Sedona Real Estate Expert. It’s the best way for me to assure that YOUR critical needs are being met to exceed expectations. Absentee owners who list with me can count on “White Glove” hands-on special care of their properties.

Contact me for more information to see how I can tailor solutions and services to your needs. It is all part of my Concierge ~ White Glove ~ Service.

Cottages At Coffeepot – 2020 Year End Market Summary and Current Market Analysis for 2021 – Uncommon Homes

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The Cottages At Coffeepot

Soldiers Pass 

West Sedona Arizona 86336

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A Unique Gated Community 


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Luxury Townhouses Cottages At Coffeepot July 2019 Market Report

Uncommon Homes in an Uncommon Setting!

Cottages At Coffeepot June 2019 Market Report


Market Summary Cottages At Coffeepot 2020

2020 Cottages At Coffeepot Summary

Cottages At Coffeepot 2020 Market Analysis Report. This is the most activity I have seen in this small community for many years (7 sold in 2020). Because of the extreme lack of inventory, this is a seller’s market.  So much so that 2 of these townhomes hit the 7 figure mark for the first time ever in this community. Both of these million dollar listings were completely updated and fetched $1,099,000 and $1,150,000. Both also received offers in the first couple of weeks on market.

Cottages At Coffeepot July 2019 Market

A Unique Gated Community

Each of these townhomes is very unique. They have custom floor plans, different lot sizes and each view is different. Courtyards and garden areas vary as well.  Many of the luxury townhomes have been updated to varying degrees which makes pricing price per square foot a challenge. It takes an experienced REALTOR® who knows the Cottages At Coffeepot very well to position these luxury townhomes.  In the same spirit, a Cottage experienced real estate agent can help buyers when it comes to negotiations with the seller. I have owned a Cottage since 2003 and have 16 + years of history with this community. I can help buyers and sellers get the best value for these special townhouses.


  Cottages At Coffeepot – Market Summary for 2020 

Market Report Update

See Complete Detail – Luxury Town Homes For Sale 

Active Listings 2021 - Cottages At Coffeepot

Soldier’s Pass – West Sedona AZ 86336 – Homes For Sale

 


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

 

Cottages At Coffeepot June 2019 Market Report

Looking For That Lock and Go Sedona Lifestyle? 

The Cottages At Coffeepot West Sedona is a gated 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 and safety.  The Cottages are very safe.  Because the Cottages 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. Though there are neighbors on either side of each townhome, privacy is maintained very well. You have to see it to believe it!

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 other homes based on the season.  Some spend summers here and others spend their winter months in this community.

Heated Pool May Through October 

One of the unique features that residents enjoy at the Cottages is a heated swimming pool that is available from late April May through October.  The pool area sits higher than most of the luxury townhomes and has a great view of the surrounding red rocks.  (See video above)

Coffeepot Rock

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.

Luxury Amenities

Besides the pool, you can play a set of tennis anytime you choose at the tennis courts located right below the pool area.  If 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 10-15 minute walk right outside of the community.  There are Jeep trails also that you can take to get to those features. Just make sure you have the required permit and a narrow rock climbing vehicle to get you back there! If you can’t make it comfortably through the very first obstacle right out of the parking lot, do not attempt to go any further!

Cottages At Coffeepot June 2019 Market Report

Gated Community

You enter the community from the top of the hill and the monument lights 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.

Green Grass

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 considering modernizing the landscaping in increments as needed to bring a fresh young look to the complex.

Cottages At Coffeepot June 2019 Market ReportThe picture to the right is looking down from Teacup Trail which hugs Coffeepot Rock. As mentioned before, 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 Properties Border Forest

Half of the community borders the forest. Many units have built-in BBQs and all have a slab patio front and back.  Those units that sit on the east side of the street have a view of Coffeepot Rock from the front of the townhouse. All in all, each luxury townhome is unique and special.

The Cottages At Coffeepot Architecture Is Timeless & Built To Last 

The architect is a prominent local resident who built quality homes that still remain timeless today. Don Woods designed more than 200 local homes including Junipine Resort in Oak Creek Canyon to Heartline Cafe and the Sedona Racquet Club according to Sedona Monthly Magazine. This article was back in 2006. I am sorry to say that Don Woods recently passed away. A Don Woods home may start to appreciate in the future because you can’t commission a project anymore. Don Woods was a wonderful man who will be missed by the entire community.  His projects carry his legacy forward. I can recognize one of his projects as soon as I see it.

Fortunately, the builder is still active in the community.  He is Phil Morris.  Currently, he has a multi-million dollar project about 3 minutes from the Cottages located right on Soldier’s Pass. Again, Phil Morris provides a quality product that a homeowner can be proud of.

The Cottages – Affordable Alternative In Soldier’s Pass

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 and offer a more affordable alternative choice of living in a luxury setting.

Cottages At Coffeepot June 2019 Market Report

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 its own residents.  

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 


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Buyers

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If you can’t find what you are looking for – please call Sheri Sperry –

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Sellers

 Now is the time to sell!

Please give me a call if you are interested in selling. 

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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 picture of what your home or townhouse will sell for.  This is what I do for a living.

Complimentary Comparative Market Analysis 

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 Sedona luxury real estate 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, you will find these reports on my website. The reports automatically update weekly and will 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, and Cottonwood 86326.

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As the video (above) shows, the Cottages At Coffeepot border forest and red rocks. The pool and tennis courts are right below Coffeepot Rock.

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Magic Hour – A Special Time of the Day In Sedona Arizona

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Soldiers Pass ~ Sedona Arizona

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What Is Magic Hour?



Light Spectrum - Rainbow - magic hour - Sedona AZ Cottages at coffeepot

Magic Hour or Magic Time in Sedona is a special time of day. You can see it right before sunrise and right after sunset where the visible light spectrum is separated into the colors of the rainbow as the white light hits the atmosphere at a low angle. Without getting too technical, violet is the shortest wavelength of the visible spectrum. Violet moves and dissipates the fastest through the atmosphere. Red is the longest wavelength and is visible for the longest period of time. It throws a warm glow into the atmosphere for about 20 minutes before sunrise or after the sunsets.  Clouds reflect this light and can bounce it to the earth creating a red glow on everything in its path. This is demonstrated in the images below the prism rainbow below and the link above describes the visible light spectrum and electromagnetic spectrum nicely in a video.

Rainbows, magic hour, magic time, Soldiers Pass, Cottages At coffeepot

Because most of my home faces east with floor to ceiling windows, it is downright impossible to miss that red bounce effect that creates Magic Hour.  Everything inside the home turns red as well as everything on the outside. So reverse sunrises and sunsets are easy to capture in an image in that short window of time. What is also amazing to see is the dark crimson color of the red rocks during Magic Hour.  The contrast of color is most noticeable during Magic Hour or when it rains and saturates the red rocks. The dark contrast is pretty stark.  When snow falls and blankets those red rocks, it is also a sight to see.  The dark color of the red rocks and the vibrant green of the evergreens are vivid next to the white snow.

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Capital Butte – Thunder Mountain – Coffeepot Rock

The perspective of Coffeepot Rock and Thunder Mountain from the Cottages At Coffeepot is almost an optical illusion.  This image (above) shows you the difference in the size of all the formations.  When you see the images below, Coffeepot Rock looks much taller than Thunder Mountain. The proof that it is smaller is seen in the third image below.  The sun is rising on Thunder Mountain but Coffeepot Rock is still in the shade.

 

Magic Hour Reverse Sunrise 2021 Cottages At Coffeepot

The image above was captured at 7:22 am MST

Magic Hour - Cottages At Coffeepot - Soldiers Pass Sedona AZ

The above image was captured at 7:24 am MST

Everything is bathed in the red-orange spectrum of light that is being bounced off the clouds in the east. Nothing escapes the color of the bounced light.  The red rocks look more crimson and the green walls look orange.  This lasts for about 20 minutes.

Magic Hour is ending in Sedona AZ sunrise on Thunder Mut

This image was shot at 7:44 am MST – 20 minutes after the last shot above.

Magic Hour is ending and the sunrise is beginning.  The taller Thunder Mountain is the first to get the dawn of the sun rising. (Reference the panorama above.)

 

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What is the Sedona Weather Like in Winter?

 December 2020

The topic of weather in Sedona comes up often.  It is hard to believe that we are starting a New Year and the Winter of 2021!  As for the weather in the month of December, we were able to enjoy our Christmas weather.  There was even a snow flurry right after Christmas which gave us hope we would get some holiday snow.  However, that was not to be. Usually, by the beginning of December, all the leaves of our Japanese Maple have fallen. During this season, there are still leaves on that tree!  The tree may be dormant but the leaves are not brown, they are red, so the tree looks like it is not dormant. It is a very strange year indeed!  Find out –> Why didn’t my tree lose its leaves?

 Exceptional Drought Conditions

There are 5 designations for drought, not counting “none”! Severe is the middle designation moving to extreme and then exceptional. Most of Arizona is in an exceptional drought. Sedona is definitely in an exceptional drought. Again, that is the highest rating for drought conditions. We had only 0.04 inches of rain in December bringing our total rainfall up to 8.15 inches for the year. This is the lowest total by 5.5 inches since recording this measurement in 2010. To make the point, last year we had almost 3 times that amount of rain at 23.47 inches. Our precipitation does vary based on climate conditions in the Pacific Ocean. El Niño and La Niña affect our weather patterns dramatically. Currently, there is a La Niña weather pattern that shifts weather patterns to the north.  This means that Arizona and the Verde Valley (Sedona) will see the probability of a warmer and drier winter season. Learn more about these weather conditions on this page from the University of Arizona files.

 

Is There A Water Shortage In Sedona?

If you live or want to move to the Sedona area, being in an area that is in an Exceptional Drought may be cause for concern.  However, Sedona sits in a pretty unique area of the state of Arizona.  Only .3% of the surface area of Arizona is ground surface water. Because Sedona sits on the banks of Oak Creek, a tributary of the Verde River, it is a  magnet for visitors as well as locals to enjoy year-round. Hundreds of thousands visit this area, especially during the warm summer months. A couple of examples are “Slide Rock State Park” and “Red Rock Crossing”  Besides the Colorado River, Oak Creek and the Verde River are part of the last remaining perennial river systems in Arizona. The Verde River flows for over 150 miles through the state and Oak Creek flows into the Verde River.  It is also a perennial water source. It is said that Oak Creek, at the headwaters, contains some of the purest water in the world.  

In the 20 years that I have been coming to Sedona and owning property here for 17 years, Sedona has never had a water issue.  Sedona was in a pretty bad drought in 2003 and there was no need to ration water.  However,  the groundwater table was low and affected the tree and plant growth. Vegetation did suffer.  So far, this drought has not had a major effect on the trees leaving me to believe that good precipitation in the spring and 2019 had a positive effect on the water table.

Sedona sits at the edge of the Colorado Plateau.  The Colorado Plateau has a large aquifer that touches 4 states.  This is where Sedona gets our water and why we have not had the same issues as southern Arizona has had.  It takes about 800 to 1400 years for an artesian spring to form.  The Oak Creek Canyon Natural Artesian Spring provides us with this very pure water.  Learn more at Green Living “All Water is Not Created Equal”... According to the article, we have been getting water from this source since the 1800s.

The video below, “Loved to Death: The Story of Oak Creek” gives us some important information and discusses the challenges this eco-system faces because of the number of visitors that recreate in and around it. 

 

 

76% to 80% of Days You Will Be Able To Enjoy Sunshine

 

 

The weather in Sedona is pleasant all year long.  The image above was shot on New Year’s Eve morning, the last day of 2020. The mornings were much colder than last year. We had 8 more days of early morning temps below freezing. We also had 1 day in the 70ºs. There have not been any 70º temps in the last 4 years.

 

2020 Sedona Final Weather Category Summary

Previous Years Charts are located at Sedona-Weather.com for comparison

Final Numbers By Category

The Davis Weather Station captures all the statistics in the charts that you see above and below except for “Days with Sunshine”.  This is a subjective number based on the ability to see, feel the rays, and enjoy the sunshine.  Many outlets determine what percentage of clouds are in the sky and then decide whether that is a day of sunshine or not.  Rick looks at the cloud cover and how long it lasts.  For example, if the sky is full of fluffy white cumulus clouds that continually pass overhead but the sun is up, and you can feel the warmth of the sun’s rays and we see a sunrise or sunset, he considers this a day of sunshine. Generally, overcast skies for the better part of the day is a cloudy day and does not count. Based on that, there are 301 days of sunshine in 2020. Most of our days are sunny. 

I would also note that even though we may have 78 days that start out at below 32º, we didn’t have one day below freezing.  This means that any snow or ice that might develop evaporates or melts away because the temperature does not remain below freezing. Notice that there were no days with a high below 40º as well.  There have been a total of 3 days with a high below freezing in the past 10 years.

Sweater Weather

Another area in the chart above that affects the Comfort Index in Sedona (see below) is the number of days at 50º or above.  If the weather is above 50º, I consider that sweater weather.  Days in the 60ºs and 70ºs which most people truly enjoy are 30% of the days that are most comfortable.  For people who live in Arizona, days in the 80ºs are also considered great weather.  This brings the number up to 42% of the total days.  Throw in the days above 50º and you are looking at more than half the year that is comfortable weather.  We had an extremely warm period of weather over 90º. Normally, the number of days over 90º is anywhere from 90 days to 113 days.  This year the days ended up at 137 or 37% of a year!  That is 6 days shy of a month, more than the norm. Fortunately, days in the 90ºs are usually not a problem especially if you are not outside for a length of time. I personally would not go on a hike if the temperature is above 90º.

The Real Story

The real story is the lack of rain all year. November was no exception with 0.06 inches of rain. The yearly total so far is 8.11 inches. The lowest year on record is 5.55 inches higher than that total. Unless December has a big month of rain, this will be the lowest yearly total rainfall in Soldiers Pass, West Sedona measured at the Cottages at Coffeepot. We are definitely in a drought.

Precipitation Almanac

Rain and Snow Totals – FINAL 2020

Sedona AZ Final Precipitation Numbers

Temperature Almanac

Sedona Temperature Chart Totals –  FINAL 2020 – High-Low- Mean Temperatures

2020 Final Temperature Almanac for Sedona Arizona

Sedona AZ Annual Comfort Index = 8.0

How Is the Weather Comfort Index Determined?

According to BestPlaces“Being neither too hot nor too cold or humid nor dry plays a large part in enjoying where you live, so we came up with the BestPlaces Comfort Index. This calculation system factors in components such as afternoon summer temperature and humidity to determine the places in the U.S. that are the most comfortable.” 

That Sedona comfort index number is 8 out of 10.

…”It’s A Dry Heat”

I lived in Houston Texas during my childhood and worked for national companies in Florida.  During the many vacations visiting relatives in Omaha Nebraska and Chicago Illinois during summer, I remember how uncomfortable I felt with the humid conditions.  Humidity also affects you in the winter months making a person feel colder because of the water vapor in the air.  We have all heard the expression about the desert heat – “It does not feel that hot because it is a dry heat!”

Why Is Sedona At An 8.0 Comfort Index?

Some of the reasons Sedona has a very high Comfort Index is that the overall temperature and humidity levels make living everyday life a pleasant experience. Summer, winter temperatures and humidity are not extreme. Sedona-Weather.com has all the stats from 2010 to today. Humidity is not added to the stats because it is in the comfort zone. It should be noted that humidity changes as the temperature changes during the day. In Sedona, it remains in the comfort zone as the temperature changes.  Arizona has an overall Comfort Index of 7.5.  Hawaii has an overall Comfort Index of 8.7 and California has an overall index of 8.4.  Having spent a lot of time in all three states, I feel that majority of the population lives close to the ocean. An ocean breeze can make all the difference with one’s comfort level.

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Enchantment Resort During Late Fall – Early Winter

Enchantment Resort - Sedona Weather during winter

Enchantment In Late Winter – Early Spring

Enchantment in Spring

Cathedral Rock – Summer – Red Rock Crossing Area of Oak Creek – A Place for Recreation

Cathedral Rock Red Rock Crossing

West Fork – Oak Creek Canyon – Fall

Fall - West Fork Oak Creek Canyon

 

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Christmas and Holiday Memories on this Throwback Christmas Eve 2020

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 Throwback Thursday Christmas Eve Memories

A Disney Christmas

Top Image: This is the view I get as I drive up Shadow Rock drive to turn into my subdivision, The Cottages At Coffeepot. Snow is a rare and beautiful sight on Thunder Mountain. I have stated this before but yes, this is the Thunder Mountain that captured the heart of Walt Disney who was so inspired, he designed a ride at Disneyland.  Walt Disney had a home and escaped here to Sedona before Sedona was ever on the world’s radar. My family loves Disneyland, especially this time of year. We had a trip planned to take Tristan but it will have to wait until next Christmas.

I often think of a Disney Christmas or a Bing Crosby White Christmas when it snows. We love snow. It doesn’t overstay it’s welcome. After a snowstorm, the snow starts melting (mostly evaporating) immediately. Unfortunately, this year we will probably not see much if any snow due to the La Niña weather conditions. More about that in my end of the year weather update!

So I have compiled a few of my favorite images into a video.  I also sprinkled in some family fun shots of special holidays because making memories is what this Christmas season is all about.

Merry Christmas from the Sedona Sperry’s from Rick & Sheri Sperry on Vimeo.

Happy 2020 Christmas!

“There’s no experience quite like cutting your own live Christmas tree out of your neighbor’s yard.” – Dan Florence

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“I love Christmas. I receive a lot of wonderful presents I can’t wait to exchange.” – Henny Youngman

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and my favorite…

“For it is in giving that we receive.” – Francis of Assisi

BTW…

Our Japanese Maple is still holding leaves.  This tree has never held leaves this far into December, let alone Christmas. At this rate, it will be 2021 before all the leaves fall. It certainly has been a different year!

Japanese Maple Xmas Eve with leaves

 

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Cottages At Coffeepot Is First Sedona Community To Be Certified As “Firewise”

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Cottages At Coffeepot Certified “Firewise” 

First Sedona Community To Earn Designation

Cottages At Coffeepot Firewise Certified

Image courtesy of Sedona Red Rock News

Sedona Fire District engineer Cooper Carr left, firefighter Josh Combs, Captain Angel Morales, Aaron Casem, prevention and mitigation officer for the Arizona Department of Forestry, Catherine Knox, head of the Firewise steerage committee, HOA board member Caroline Oreel, HOA board president Gila Hager-Sherman, SFD Fire Marshal Jon Davis, HOA board member Bill Baridon, and SFD Battalion Chief “Buzz” Lechowski recognize the Cottages at Coffeepot neighborhood as the only Firewise USA site in the Sedona Fire District on Saturday, Dec. 5. David Jolkovski/Larson Newspapers

 

Cottages At Coffeepot Borders U.S. Forest Service

Cottages At Coffeepot Gated Entrance

Due to the fact that the Cottages At Coffeepot community borders U.S. Forest Service, it is essential that the community does everything it can to help with wildfire mitigation.  Every year in spring, a memo goes out to the entire community with tips on how to be “Firewise”.  We all need to do our part to protect our community from the risk of wildfire.

Wood Shingle RoofWood Shingle Roof – 2006

Composite fire-retardant roof shingle

Wood Shingle Roofs Needed To Be Replaced

This really came to a culmination when the Brins Mesa Fire broke out on June 17, 2006. This fire was very close to the Soldiers Pass area.  The Cottages At Coffeepot were under evacuation orders.  It just so happened that the Cottages At Coffeepot Home Owners Association (HOA) was in the midst of deciding on new roofing materials.  Prior to the composite shingles that the cottages now have, the roofing material was a wood shingle.  Many homeowners wanted to reroof with this same wood shingle.  This all changed with the encroachment of the Brins Mesa Fire.  These shingles have been found to aid in hastening fires.  Most insurance companies will not even insure properties with this type of shingle. Every cottage has replaced the roof with a fire-retardant composite shingle. On the left is the composite fire-retardant roof shingle that has replaced the wood shingles throughout the Cottages At Coffeepot.

The Cottages At Coffeepot had to be evacuated when it was thought that the Brins Mesa fire was changing direction towards the cottages.  Fortunately, the fire did not encroach any homes in Soldiers Pass.

10 Safety Tips To Mitigate Wildfire Risk

Cottages At Coffeepot Firewire Certification

 

5 Action Items To Improve Your Home’s Survivability

  • Remove leaves, pine needles, and other flammable material from the roof, gutters, and on and under the deck to help prevent embers from igniting your home.
  • Screen areas below decks and porches with 1/8″ wire mesh to help prevent material from accumulating underneath.
  • Cover exterior attic and soffit vents with 1/8″ wire mesh to help prevent sparks from entering your home.
  • Enclose eaves to help prevent ember entry.
  • Inspect shingles or roof tiles. Replace missing shingles or tiles.  Cover ends of tiles with bird stops or cement to help prevent ember penetration during a wildfire.

5 Tips For Landscaping Around Your Home

  • Remove dead vegetation and other flammable materials, especially within 5 feet of your home.
  • Keep your lawn hydrated and maintained.  If it is brown, cut it down to help reduce fire intensity.
  • Prune tree limbs so the lowest branches are 6 to 10 feet above the ground to help reduce the chance of fire getting into the crowns of the trees.
  • Move construction material, trash, and woodpiles at least 30 feet away from the home and other outbuildings.
  • Dispose of branches, weeds, leaves, pine needles, and grass clippings that you have cut to reduce fuel for a fire.

 

Shadow Mountain Drive - Cottages At Coffeepot

Cottages At Coffeepot Overhead

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The Charm of “Uptown” Sedona and the Restaurants!

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Homes for sale in Uptown Sedona

Uptown Sedona

I have always wondered how “Uptown” Sedona got its name.  Actually, nobody seems to know how this area of Sedona came to be called Uptown Sedona. The dictionary definition defines it as a residential area in a town or city. As long as I have lived here, Uptown has always been the shopping area that drives our tourist economy. These shops add to the charm of a small-town environment. Uptown homes for sale Surrounded by red rocks and Oak Creek that flows north to south on the east side of the 89A. Out-of-town visitors can enjoy the magnificent scenery while shopping for souvenirs. When you walk into these stores you are probably going to be greeted by the owner of the shop.  This is also the small-town allure that draws visitors to this area.

The Original Neighborhoods 

Many of the original neighborhoods grew around Uptown Sedona.  There are many houses with character as well as homes that are of a historical nature.  At the end of Jordon Road, you will find one recent development in Jordon Park.  These homes are newer, high-end homes with some view lots still available to build that perfect custom home. Many residents walk to the Uptown area to get some exercise and have their favorite beverage.

 

Uptown Sedona homes for sale

Restaurants 

Please note: Due to COVID-19 – Some restaurants noted below may have gone out of business. The restaurants that are open may have different hours of operation.

Uptown is home to at least fourteen different restaurants…  Each of these restaurants has a different theme and uniqueness. The Cowboy Club, pictured above, is a popular tourist and local destination. You can get dishes that you normally would not see at a regular restaurant, such as, cornbread and cactus fries. Have you ever tried wild rattlesnake?  You can at the Cowboy Club. There is a small venue inside the Cowboy Club called the Silver Saddle.  The Silver Saddle is a little more upscale with a slightly different fare. The tables have tablecloths and the atmosphere is quiet. Also with the re-engineering of the street and parking areas, the sidewalks were designed to accommodate more outside seating which is very popular at the Cowboy Club. Elote Cafe moved from SR 179 to Uptown in 2020.  It is one of the most popular restaurants in Sedona, and for good reason…the food is great.  But it is social media that created the meteoric rise of this restaurant when it was located in the Arrabella Hotel.  The new location is great.  There are no views to speak of, but the atmosphere is very charming and it is in a walkable location off the beaten path in Uptown.

Links to the Websites (Cowboy Club link is located above…)

Here are other restaurants you can check out: The Vault89Agave Cantina or Taos Cantina, Chipotle, Creekside American Bistro,  Etch Kitchen and Bar, HP (Hitching Post) Cafe, L’Auberge Restuarant on Oak Creek, The Hideaway HouseOaxaca Restaurante & Cantina, SaltRock, Sedona Pizza Co., Sound Bites Grill, Thai Palace Uptown, Wildflower Bread Company.

 

Map of Uptown Area 

Map of Uptown Sedona AZ area - ReMax Sedona

2020 – Late Fall and Early Winter – Sedona Weather – What is the Weather Like in Sedona AZ?

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What is the Sedona Weather Like in Late Fall?

November – Early December 2020

It is hard to believe that we are approaching the Winter of 2021!  It will be here fast.  Usually, in late November, our early mornings are filled with temperatures below 32º.  It is the time of the year that we have to make sure plants that are prone to frostbite including many species of cactus need to be wrapped up with a frost blanket or brought into our homes.  Outdoor watering systems should be turned off or set to come on later in the day when the temps are above freezing.  Generally, we don’t have to blow out our outdoor water pipes for “winterizing”.  Check with your landscaper on your location for your individual needs. It is a rare day in the last decade that we had a high temperature of less than 32º. Looking back at the Cottages At Coffeepot Weather stats in the last decade, there have been only 4 days with a recorded high of less than 32º.  The last day was New Year’s Eve 2018 at 31.8º!  Another category tracked from 2017 on has been “High Temps Below 40º”. (see below).  The Cottages At Coffeepot weather station has only recorded 19 days below 40º for a high.  Freezing temps and temps below 40º are not something we really see.  Our seasons whether we are talking about winter or summer tend to be milder than other areas of the country.

Sedona Fall Weather By temperature category

Previous Years Charts are located at Sedona-Weather.com for comparison

November had a typical temperature pattern as in previous years. You can count on some days below 32º which gets the tree and bush sugars to start their Autumn processes adding the vibrant red, purple, orange, and yellow colors. Some of the leaves will have a mixture of colors because of filtered sunlight hitting each leaf. It is very beautiful.

The Real Story

The real story is the lack of rain all year. November was no exception with 0.06 inches of rain. The yearly total so far is 8.11 inches. The lowest year on record is 5.55 inches higher than that total. Unless December has a big month of rain, this will be the lowest yearly total rainfall in Soldiers Pass, West Sedona measured at the Cottages at Coffeepot. We are definitely in a drought.

Precipitation Almanac

Rain and Snow Late Fall – Early Winter 2020

Sedona Precipitation 2020

Temperature Almanac

Sedona Temperature Chart for Up to November 2020 – High-Low- Mean Temperatures

2020 Sedona Temperature Highs and Lows

Sedona AZ Annual Comfort Index = 8.0

How Is the Comfort Index Determined?

According to BestPlaces“Being neither too hot nor too cold or humid nor dry plays a large part in enjoying where you live, so we came up with the BestPlaces Comfort Index. This calculation system factors in components such as afternoon summer temperature and humidity to determine the places in the U.S. that are the most comfortable.” 

That Sedona comfort index number is 8 out of 10.

It’s A Dry Heat…

I lived in Houston Texas during my childhood and worked for national companies in Florida.  During the many vacations visiting relatives in Omaha Nebraska and Chicago Illinois during summer, I remember how uncomfortable I felt with the humid conditions.  Humidity also affects you in the winter months making a person feel colder because of the water vapor in the air.  We have all heard the expression about the desert heat – “It does not feel that hot because it is a dry heat!”

Why Is Sedona At An 8.0 Comfort Index?

Some of the reasons Sedona has a very high Comfort Index is that the overall temperature and humidity levels make living a pleasant experience. Summer, winter temperatures and humidity are not extreme. Sedona-Weather.com has all the stats from 2010 to today. Humidity is not added to the stats because it is in the comfort zone. It should be noted that humidity changes as the temperature changes during the day. In Sedona, it remains in the comfort zone as the temperature changes.  Arizona has an overall Comfort Index of 7.5.  Hawaii has an overall Comfort Index of 8.7 and California has an overall index of 8.4.  Having spent a lot of time in both states, I feel that majority of the population lives close to the ocean. An ocean breeze can make all the difference with one’s comfort level.

Oak Creek Canyon from Midgley Bridge Sedona

Fall Oak Creek Canyon

Oak Creek Canyon

Oak Creek Canyon

Southwest Christmas Theme – Enchantment Resort

Southwest Christmas - Enchantment Resort

 

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

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70 Rim Shadows Circle – Virtual Showing – 11/11/20

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70 Rim Shadows Circle – Rim Shadows Subdivision – West Sedona AZ. 86336

$2,350,000

4 BD  | 4 BA  | 4,899 SF  | 0.58 Acres | Yr Built – 1996

MLS # 524735

Video Segments

 (Minutes: Seconds)

Entry – 00:15

Living and Dining Rooms – 00:26

First Floor Office – 00:38

Grand Staircase – 00:56

Family Room – 01:04

Kitchen – 01:30

Walk-in Pantry – 02:20

Laundry Room – 02:50

Three Car Garage – 03:02

Reverse View of Kitchen to Family Room – 03:17

Dining Room – 03:33

Living Room to Entry – 03:47

Powder Room – 04:11

First Floor Master Suite – 04:18

Bar/Game/Excercise Room – 05:14

Bedroom 3 – 05:49

Bathroom 3 – 06:00

Bedroom 4 – 06:12

Upstairs Owners’ Suite with Sitting Room Outside Deck and Views – 06:53

Owners’ Five Piece Bath with Huge Walk-in Closet – 07:39

Pan View to Main Level From Owners’ Suite – 08:49

 

 

Breathtaking Setting and Red Rock Views

Breathtaking setting and privacy in highly coveted Shadow Estates. Sweeping red rock views enhance this quality constructed luxury home. Architectural elegance complements the attractive floorplan that offers a great room, gourmet kitchen with Viking, JennAire, and SubZero appliances, living, dining, private office, and reading area with fireplace off the master suite. Solar panels reduce electricity costs by more than $3,000 annually. Oversized three-car garage. Outdoor living areas exude the ultimate Sedona outdoor experience. Spacious patios, putting green, fruit trees, views, and landscaping areas complete Sedona’s finest home in this price range. Stunning .57-Acre lot. Listing and description provided courtesy of REDSTONE PROPERTIES INC. Video produced and edited by Rick Sperry of SellSedona.com

The video was taken with an iPhone 11 Pro Max @ .5 wide-angle lens.

GENERAL

  • Price: $2,350,000
  • HOA FEE: $760
  • Taxes: $10,799 (2020)
  • Status: Active
  • Type: Single-Family
  • MLS ID: 524305

INTERIOR

  • Number of Rooms: 11
  • Rooms/Areas: Laundry, Family, Kitchen, Living, Dining, Recreation/Game, Storage, Study/Den/Library
  • Interior Features:
    • Laundry – Dryer, Washer
    • Kitchen – Cooktop, Dishwasher, Disposal, Electric Ove, Microwave Built-in, Multiple Oven(s), Range, Refrigerator, Trash Compactor, Wall Oven, Breakfast Bar, Breakfast Nook, Island, Walk-in Pantry
    • Living – Ceiling Fan, Great Rm
    • Dining – Formal
  • Fireplace(s): Gas
  • Appliances: Cooktop, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Microwave Built-In, Refrigerator, Reverse Osmosis, Trash Compactor, Wall Oven, Washer
  • Flooring: Carpet, Stone, Wood

ROOMS

Bathrooms

  • Total Bathrooms: 4
  • Full Bathrooms: Verify

Bedrooms

  • Total Bedrooms: 4

EXTERIOR

  • Exterior Features: Southwest Style – Split Level, Stemwall, Frame-Wood-Stucco, Cul-de-Sac, Red Rock, Trees, Fenced Backyard, Landscaping, Open Deck, Open Patio, Sprinkler/Drip, Storm Gutters, Tile, Views – Mountains, Red Rocks, Boulders, Panoramic, Lot Size – 25,264 SF

PARKING

  • Parking Type: 3 Car Garage

LOCATION

  • Area: 42 – West Sedona
  • County: Yavapai
  • Subdivision: Rim Shadows
  • Location Details: Residential

COMMUNITY

  • Pet Restrictions: Domestics

HEATING & COOLING

  • Cooling Type: Ceiling Fan, Refrigeration/Central
  • Heating/Cooling: Natural Gas, Forced Gas

UTILITIES

  • Utility Description:  Electricity, Natural Gas, Sewer (Public), Underground

STRUCTURAL INFORMATION

  • Architectural Style: Southwest
  • Construction: Frame – Wood, Stucco
  • Foundation: Stemwall
  • Roof: Tile
  • Stories Description: Split Level
  • Sq. Ft. Source: County Assessor
  • Living Area: 4,899 Sq. Ft.
  • Finished Total4,899 Sq. Ft
  • Year Built: 1996

LOT FEATURES

  • Property View: Mountains, Panoramic, Red Rocks/Boulders
  • Lot Size (Acres): 0.58
  • Street/Road Desc.: Paved
  • Road Maintenance: Privately Maintained

FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS

  • Association Fee: 760
  • Assoc Fee Freq.: Annual
  • Assoc Fee Desc.: Homeowners
  • Assoc Transfer Fee: $300
  • Tax Amount: $10,799
  • Tax Year: 2020

DISCLOSURES AND REPORTS

  • Flood Zone: Verify

 

Listing remarks courtesy of Broker Reciprocity – Entire description courtesy of Redstone Properties

The information being provided by Sedona Verde Valley Association of Realtors is for the consumer’s personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Any information relating to real estate for sale referenced on this web site comes from the Internet Data Exchange (IDX) program of the Sedona Verde Valley Association of Realtors. 630-Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is not a Multiple Listing Service (MLS), nor does it offer MLS access. This website Sellsedona.com is a service of Sheri Sperry of SL Sperry PLLC working as a Sales Associate of 630-Coldwell Banker Realty, a broker participant of Sedona Verde Valley Association of Realtors. Sheri Sperry is a member in good standing of the Sedona Verde Valley Assoc. of REALTORS®. This web site may reference real estate listing(s) held by a brokerage firm other than the broker and/or agent who owns this web site.

The accuracy of all information, regardless of source, including but not limited to open house information, square footages, and lot sizes, is deemed reliable but not guaranteed and should be personally verified through personal inspection by and/or with the appropriate professionals. The data contained herein is copyrighted by the Sedona Verde Valley Association of Realtors and is protected by all applicable copyright laws. Any unauthorized dissemination of this information is in violation of copyright laws and is strictly prohibited.


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

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

“I am YOUR Solutions REALTOR®” ~ Sheri Sperry


80 Rojo Vista Ct– Client Only – Virtual Showing November 7, 2020

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Virtual Showings

80 Rojo Vista Ct – Firecliff – Sedona AZ. 86351

$535,000

3 BD  | 2 BA  | 1,961 SF  | 0.11 Acres | Yr Built – 2005

MLS # 524702

Move-in ready 1961 square foot home, in the highly desirable Firecliff community. Spacious single level floor plan, ready for a primary or vacation home, or ”lock and leave” that will realize your dreams of living in the Red Rocks. 3BR/2B well-appointed home, with a small yard, and a patio with views as big as Courthouse itself. Dream away the hours sipping coffee quietly in the mornings, watching the sunrise over Jack’s Canyon, and then relax in the peacefulness surrounding you. Minimal maintenance, the association cares for the common areas and the front yard. Close to everything you need …. Shopping, services, restaurants, and hiking/biking from your front door!! (secret trail nearby) This is the kind of living you deserve in Sedona, start your journey now !!

The video was taken with an iPhone 11 Pro Max @ .5 wide-angle lens.

GENERAL

  • Price: $535,000
  • Taxes: $3,281 (2020)
  • Status: Active
  • Type: Single-Family
  • MLS ID: 524702
  • Updated: 11/6/2020
  • Added: 1 day(s) ago
  • Viewed: 27 times

INTERIOR

  • Number of Rooms: 6
  • Rooms/Areas: Laundry
  • Interior Features: Fire Sprinklers, Garage Door Opener, Smoke Detector, Whirlpool
  • Fireplace(s): Fireplace Insert, Gas
  • Appliances: Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Microwave Built-In, Range, Refrigerator, Washer
  • Flooring: Carpet, Tile

ROOMS

Bathrooms

  • Total Bathrooms: 2
  • Full Bathrooms: 2

Bedrooms

  • Total Bedrooms: 3

EXTERIOR

  • Exterior Features: Covered Patio(s), Landscaping, Pool, Community, Sprinkler/Drip

PARKING

  • Parking Type: 2 Car

LOCATION

  • Area: 46 – Big Park
  • County: Yavapai
  • Subdivision: Firecliff
  • Location Details: Mountain Views, Red Rocks,

COMMUNITY

  • Pet Restrictions: Domestics

HEATING & COOLING

  • Cooling Type: Ceiling Fan, Refrigeration/Central
  • Heating/Cooling: Natural Gas

UTILITIES

  • Utility Description: 220, Cable TV, Electricity, Individual Meter, Natural Gas, Private Water, Sewer (Private), Telephone, Underground

STRUCTURAL INFORMATION

  • Architectural Style: Santa Fe/Pueblo, Southwest
  • Construction: Frame – Wood, Stucco
  • Foundation: Slab, Stem Wall
  • Roof: Rolled/Hot Mop
  • Stories Description: Single Level
  • Sq. Ft. Source: County Assessor
  • Living Area: 1,961 Sq. Ft.
  • Finished Total: 1,961 Sq. Ft.
  • Year Built: 2005

LOT FEATURES

  • Property View: Red Rocks/Boulders
  • Lot Size (Acres): 0.11
  • Street/Road Desc.: Paved, Private
  • Road Maintenance: Privately Maintained

FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS

  • Assoc Fee Desc.: Homeowners
  • Tax Amount: $3,281
  • Tax Year: 2020

DISCLOSURES AND REPORTS

  • Flood Zone: Verify

 

Listing remarks courtesy of Broker Reciprocity – This was written by the Co-List Agents Coldwell Banker Realty

Images of Neighboring Streets

Firecliff Community Cul-de-sac - presented by Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Realty

 

Firecliff Community - presented by Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Realty

Image You See As You Turn Off Of Jack’s Canyon

Bell Rock Courthouse Butte - SellSedona.com




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

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

“I am YOUR Solutions REALTOR®” ~ Sheri Sperry


303 Calle Linda – Client Only – Virtual Showing October 28, 2020

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Virtual Showings

303 Calle Linda – Casa Contenta – West Sedona AZ. 86336

$1,050,000

3 BD  | 3.5 BA  | 3,101 SF  | 0.15 Acres | Yr Built – 2000

MLS # 524305

True single-level Luxury Home with highly desired indoor-outdoor living and gorgeous Red Rock Views! Located in the gated community of Casa Contenta, this high-end, low-maintenance home will have you saying ”Yes!” The ideal floor plan features an elaborate great room, gourmet chef’s kitchen, three ensuites, multiple covered patios, and a bonus room perfect for a theater, library, hobbies, etc. The great room boasts viga beams, grape stake ceiling, wet bar with ice maker, gas fireplace, and views from every window. Chef’s kitchen features Viking/Sub Zero appliances, ample counter space, walk-in pantry, breakfast bar & eat-in nook opening to a covered patio. The master suite is what dreams are made of! Adjoining vacant lot provides extra privacy and ”breathing room,” by a separate agreement.

The video was taken with an iPhone 11 Pro Max @ .5 wide-angle lens.

GENERAL

  • Price: $1,050,000
  • HOA FEE: $250/month
  • Taxes: $7,784 (2019)
  • Status: Active
  • Type: Single-Family
  • MLS ID: 524305
  • Updated: 10/21/2020
  • Added: 32 day(s) ago
  • Viewed: 44 times

INTERIOR

  • Number of Rooms: 7
  • Rooms/Areas: Laundry, Study/Den/Library
  • Interior Features: Bar/Wet Bar, Central Vacuum, Fire Sprinklers, Garage Door Opener, Skylights, Smoke Detector
  • Fireplace(s): Gas
  • Appliances: Cooktop, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Microwave Built-In, Refrigerator, Reverse Osmosis, Trash Compactor, Wall Oven, Washer
  • Flooring: Carpet, Tile

ROOMS

Bathrooms

  • Total Bathrooms: 4
  • Full Bathrooms: 3

Bedrooms

  • Total Bedrooms: 3

EXTERIOR

  • Exterior Features: Community Club House, Covered Deck, Covered Patio(s), Gutters, Landscaping, Open Patio, Pool, Community, Sprinkler/Drip, Tennis

PARKING

  • Parking Type: 2 Car

LOCATION

  • Area: 42 – West Sedona
  • County: Yavapai
  • Subdivision: Casa Contenta 1 & 2
  • Location Details: Gated Community, Mountain Views, Red Rock, Trees, View

COMMUNITY

  • Pet Restrictions: Domestics

HEATING & COOLING

  • Cooling Type: Ceiling Fan, Refrigeration/Central
  • Heating/Cooling: Natural Gas

UTILITIES

  • Utility Description: Electricity, Natural Gas, Sewer (Public), Underground

STRUCTURAL INFORMATION

  • Architectural Style: Contemporary, Southwest
  • Construction: Frame – Wood, Stucco
  • Foundation: Piers, Slab
  • Roof: Rolled/Hot Mop, Tile
  • Stories Description: Single Level
  • Sq. Ft. Source: County Assessor
  • Living Area: 3,101 Sq. Ft.
  • Finished Total: 3,101 Sq. Ft.
  • Year Built: 2000

LOT FEATURES

  • Property View: Mountains, Panoramic, Red Rocks/Boulders
  • Lot Size (Acres): 0.15
  • Street/Road Desc.: Paved
  • Road Maintenance: Privately Maintained

FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS

  • Association Fee: $250
  • Assoc Fee Freq.: Monthly
  • Assoc Fee Desc.: Homeowners
  • Tax Amount: $7,784
  • Tax Year: 2019

DISCLOSURES AND REPORTS

  • Flood Zone: Verify

 

Listing remarks courtesy of Broker Reciprocity – This was written by the List Agent RE/MAX Sedona


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

 

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

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

“I am YOUR Solutions REALTOR®” ~ Sheri Sperry


5 Topics To Consider For Snowbirds Migrating To Sedona AZ

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

Let’s Talk About Snowbirds…

What to do in Sedona AZ

 

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

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

Snowbirds – Other Things You Should Consider…

1. Rental or Hotel Cost & Availability

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

2. Closing Up Your Home

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

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

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

3. Adjust Your Insurance and Other Services

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

4. Don’t Forget About Your Pets

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

5. Your House Should Look Lived In

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

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

See More Images at RickSperry.com and RedRocksFever.com

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

 

The Sun Shines Close to 300 Days A Year!

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

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

 

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

 

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

2019 Sedona Weather Summary courtesy of Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Realty

 

Some more pics……

A Residential Street in West Sedona

Fall Color Sedona

 

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

 

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

Sedona Real Estate

 

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

 

 

Golf – All Year – A Snowbird’s Delight!

Golf

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

 

 

Jordan Park Trail 

 


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Solutions For Buyers

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

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Why Should You Use A Sedona Realtor®?

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YOUR Sedona Solutions Realtor®

Finding Real Estate Solutions Is A Big Deal

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

Why use Sheri Sperry of Coldwell Banker Realty, when purchasing Sedona real estate for your REALTOR®? For most Americans, a home is the most expensive purchase they’ll make in their lifetime. It’s a serious transaction with significant financial and emotional ramifications for the parties involved, and having proper representation is critical.

Sheri Sperry NAR Realtor.com

Today’s buyers and sellers agree. Recent years show a full 89 percent of buyers used a real estate agent, and so did 88 percent of sellers. Many times, solutions can be challenging and Sheri can tailor solutions to fit your specific needs. Sheri is YOUR Solutions Realtor®.

Realtor® representation during a real estate transaction is important for both buyers and sellers.  Here are six of the chief reasons:

Fiduciary responsibility…

When you work with a Coldwell Banker Realty Sedona Realtor®, their fiduciary responsibility is to you. That means you have an expert who is looking out for your best financial interests, an expert who’s contractually bound to do everything in their power to protect you. That’s big! — The value of that commitment cannot be overstated. “For more than 100 years, Realtors® have subscribed to the NAR’s strict Code of Ethics as a condition of membership,” says National Association of Realtors® President Gary Thomas. “Realtors® have the expertise and experience to help sellers protect their investment and help buyers build theirs.

Sheri Sperry is a Master Certified Negotiation Expert®.  Out of 43,000+ Arizona Realtors, only .2% are MCNE®.

Complex, ever-changing real estate regulations…

Buying or selling a home is not like purchasing a plane ticket. Every home is different, and laws change every year and vary from state to state. Generally speaking, people purchase a new home every 7-10 years, and a lot can — and usually does — change between transactions. A Sedona Realtor® like Sheri Sperry is immersed in real estate, and she must stay current with all the updates in regulations, laws, contracts, and practices. Once you retain your Realtor® Sheri Sperry, she will put that knowledge to work for you.

Ability to find the right home, beyond square footage and baths…

Browsing online is a terrific way to start a home search — in fact, almost 90 percent of people start their home search online. But when it’s time to buy, knowing all the pros and cons of a property can help you make the right decision. Sheri, a Coldwell Banker Realty Sedona Realtor® lives and breathes real estate, she can share information about a home that you wouldn’t otherwise know. For example, do you know about the perils of polybutylene piping (a plumbing material that’s prone to bursting), or the concerns with FRT plywood (a roofing material that can spontaneously combust in higher temperatures, like those in attics)?

YOUR Solutions Realtor® can go beyond the aesthetics and tell you important details about homes you’re considering. A Realtor® like Sheri Sperry knows the Sedona real estate market better than most.  She checks the MLS listings 4 to 6 times a day to see what has been added or has gone into a contract or closed.

Pricing and selling a home…

There are lots of sites where you can view price estimates for your home before you list it for sale, but you take a risk using them. In some markets, online estimates can be off by as much as 35 percent, and they often rely on tax records and data that can be as old as 6-12 months. Realtors® know the local market, have access to the freshest sale data and can price your house in line with the market to maximize your earnings. In recent years, sellers using an agent got $40,100 more: The median sale price for the 88 percent of sellers who worked with an agent was $215,000, versus a median sale price of $174,900 for the 9 percent of sellers who didn’t use an agent. Also, Sheri Sperry is a past-president of the Sedona Luxury Real Estate Professionals.  Sheri knows how to price and market property and Sheri networks with top real estate professionals. What does this mean?  Sheri starts marketing your property the day you hire her.  She continues to pre-market right up to publishing your property on the MLS.  Sheri has a record of receiving offers early in the marketing process because of the way she networks and pre-markets your property.

Contracts and negotiations…

Finding the right home is the fun part. Then the real work begins.: Today’s contracts can be 50 pages long — not counting addendums and riders. Realtors® can help you navigate these complex documents and craft an attractive offer that makes sense for you. Plus, when it comes to negotiation, your Realtor® is your advocate and can bring an objective voice to a very subjective situation. Sheri Sperry is MCNE®, a Master Certified Negotiation Expert®,  Her sellers and buyers will tell you how much value she brings to the negotiation table.

Following a code of ethics…

When you work with a Realtor®, you’re partnering with a professional who operates according to a strict code of ethics. In place for over 100 years, the National Association of Realtor® Real Estate Code of Ethics ensures that consumers who work with a Realtor® are treated professionally and ethically in all transaction-related matters. One of the biggest compliments I receive and why people refer me to others as well as continue to come back to me is how much my client appreciates my straight forward honesty.

Why Sheri Sperry is Your Solution For Real Estate

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

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Bill Worrell "Voice of Wisdom" sold out

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

Setting Goals and Intentions

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

Calendar & Smart Phone

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

 

Clipboard & Pen

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

The New Moon 

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

New Moon!

Cycles

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

 

Full Moon Pull

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

Energy Waves

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

Meditation

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

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

Feel the feeling of the wish fulfilledWayne Dyer

The Reward

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

 

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

Sedona Petroglyphs

Sedona Petroglyphs 

 About Bill Worell

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

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

Behind you…   All your memories

Before you…   All your dreams

Around you…   All who love you

Within you…    All you need


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Solutions For Sellers

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

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

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

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

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

 

Examples of West Sedona Luxury Listings that SOLD in 10 Days or Less…

57 E. Dove Wing

15 E. Dove Wing

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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 –

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10845 Stingray Ln Cornville AZ 86325

$550,000

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

MLS # 523331

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

Owner upgraded:

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

Other Amenities:

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

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

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


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2135 S. Aspass Rd. Cornville AZ 86325

$458,000

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

MLS # 522481

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

“I am YOUR Solutions REALTOR®” ~ Sheri Sperry


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