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5 Topics To Consider For Snowbirds Migrating To Sedona AZ

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Snowbirds – For most potential home buyers around the country, the season to buy a home is behind them.  Their kids are settling into 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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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.

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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

Hear in his own words how he started on his artistic quest on the Pecos River in Texas.

 Find More About Bill Worell

 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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15 E. Dove Wing Drive Sedona AZ For Sale by Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Realty

15 E. Dove Wing Dr. Sedona AZ 86336 For SaleOffered

By Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Realty Sedona


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

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West Sedona Luxury Real Estate

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

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

Shouldn’t Sheri be your REALTOR®

See the map below…

Map of West Sedona map

 

Casa Contenta Luxury homes

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Crimson View West Sedona Luxury


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

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

YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

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Special Virtual Showings – Cornville AZ 86325 – July 5, 2020

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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


Sedona Weather – May 2020 – What’s It Like In Late Spring?

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Sedona Weather – May 2020 

What’s The Sedona Weather Like In Late Spring?

Cactus Flower - Cottages At Coffeepot Soldiers Pass Sedona Sheri Sperry REALTOR Coldwell Banker Realty

Sedona Weather Stats 

May 2020

 

Sedona spring Weather Sedona-weather.com

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

Sedona-Weather.com

Sedona Comfort Index = 8 out of 10

In April 2020, the Sedona weather was almost perfect.  But it was a lot cooler than most other Aprils in past years.  So when you go from most days in the 70ºs and below for April to all but 1 day in the 80ºs and above for May, you notice the difference!

Compared to May of 2019, this was a much warmer May in 2020. The mean temperature jumped 10º which is pretty incredible. Last year there were no days over 90º and 23 days were below 80º. The one and only day below 80º came in at 78º.  Here is the difference that most people do not understand.  Our climate is arid.  Sedona does not experience much humidity even during our monsoon. This makes higher temperatures more bearable. People that are not used to an arid climate need to make sure they stay hydrated all day.  This translates into one cup every 15 to 20 minutes while working outside or at least 1 quart an hour to stay hydrated.

Currently, we are on track to hit a little less than 300 days of sunshine right now. We are at 118 days and last year we were at 117 days of sunshine. We ended last year at 296 days.

Cottages At Coffeepot real estate - Sheri Sperry REALTOR Coldwell Banker Realty

 

Update On Pandemic Guidelines For Sedona and Other Areas As Of June 4, 2020

Governor Doug Ducey’s ‘Stay-at-home” order expired May 15th, 2020

See All Updated COVID-19 Guidelines for Sedona

Sedona Newslines

The Sedona City Pool will have a soft opening on June 8th.  Check the link above for all the details! Posse Grounds Community Park and Recreation Soldiers Pass West Sedona Sheri Sperry SellSedona.com

Temperature Almanac

 

Sedona Temperature Almanac for May 2020

 

Precipitation Almanac

 

May 2020 Sedona Weather

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

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

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

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How Do The Super Rich Escape The Coronavirus Pandemic? An LA Times Article

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How Do The Super Rich Escape The Coronavirus Pandemic? An LA Times Article

Hiking Sedona

Prolog

The following article from the Los Angeles Times was published on-line, April 23rd but it does shed light on how visitors from other areas may come to resorts (which includes Sedona) and rent homes to get away from locations in their own states. The numbers that are reflected in this article were from mid-April and are out-of-date. You can *Find Current US Stats here. For any other individual state, go to that particular state health website.  You can find links to Sedona and Arizona COVID-19 information here
Phoenix Magazine just put out an article about “7 Solitary HIkes and Cozy Cabins”. This article probably was published after Sedona locked down the parking areas for the popular trailheads. But, some visitors may think that these areas are open.  Sedona is still discouraging visitors.  Even though trails may be accessed from other areas, many visitors will have to park well over a mile away from the trailhead or risk being towed and or ticketed. 
Here is a link to the article. 

LA Times Article About Sedona-COVID-19

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

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What is Happening with COVID-19? Webpage and Guidance for the City of Sedona

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What is happening with COVID-19?

COVID-19 – Links to all relevant websites will be included on this page. Information may overlap due to the nature of the guidelines coming from CDC, the White House COVID Task Force, Arizona, Yavapai and Coconino Counties as well as Sedona.

Governor Ducey sets the guidelines for Arizona. State guidelines supersede all other recommendations and emergency proclamations. This issue is constantly changing and evolving as data grows. The links below will help you find the information, recommendations, and guidelines necessary to make informed decisions.

 

City of Sedona COVID-19 Webpage and Guidance

 

COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving issue. The city of Sedona’s primary focus is to protect residents from the spread of the virus. This webpage will be updated as new information is available. Each link should have the most current information available.

Find out all current statistics for COVID-19 cases at the Dashboard link below.

The Icons on the Dashboard page link cover these information topics.

Summary – Demographics – COVID-19 Deaths – By Zip Code – Confirmed Cases by Day – Hospitalization – Illness Surveillance – Laboratory Testing – Positive Cases – Hospital Bed Usage & Availability –
Ventilator Usage and Availability – Hospital COVID-19 Specific Metrics

Current AZ Dept. of Health Services Data Dashboard for COVID-19

Governor extends stay-at-home order

On March 30, 2020, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced a mandatory stay-at-home Executive Order. Extended until May 15, 2020, all Arizona residents must limit their time away from home except:

  • To conduct or participate in essential activities.
  • For employment, to volunteer, or participate in essential functions.
  • To utilize any services or products provided by essential business services.
  • For employment, if as a sole proprietor or family-owned business, work is conducted in a separate office space from your home and the business is not open to serve the public.

Read the list of essential activities, functions, and services here and the updates to essential services here. Read the extended order here.

This Executive Order supersedes Sedona Mayor Sandy Moriarty’s Emergency Proclamation.

Additionally, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced the following businesses may open:

  • May 4, 2020: Retail businesses can resume partial operations, including curbside delivery (guidance)
  • May 8, 2020: Retail Businesses can resume partial in-person operations (guidance)
  • May 8, 2020: Cosmetologists and barbershops can resume appointment-based services (guidance)
  • Monday, May 11, 2020: Restaurants and coffee shops can resume dine-in services, with safety measures (guidance)

Restrictions to businesses like bars, gyms, and spas will continue as they have in April, with more specific guidance from Arizona Governor Doug Ducey expected in the coming weeks.
Still have questions on this Executive Order? Read this FAQ or email [email protected].

FAQs

The city has compiled the following FAQs:

  • Read general COVID-19 questions here.
  • Read questions on what type of information you should expect to hear here.
  • Read the FAQ on what the stay-at-home order means here.

Events and Other Cancellations

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The city of Sedona canceled all city-sponsored and city-permitted large gatherings or events, or private gatherings or events on city properties, until May 9, 2020. In accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order, all private, non-city events must be canceled unless they are deemed essential services.
Cancellations will additionally be made for all non-essential city meetings and programs with the public, until May 15, 2020. The pool is closed until further notice.
Read more on cancellations here.

Resources

Community Resources

For people looking for community resources like food, shelter, and economic relief, view this list. (Updated 4-21-20)

Business Resources

For businesses looking for resources and assistance including loans and employee needs, view this list. (Updated 4-20-20)
Additionally, check the Sedona Chamber of Commerce’s COVID-19 website for business-specific updates, including what restaurants are open for take-out.

Other Resource Links Below

(Coconino or Yavapai) Counties – Statewide Hotline and Website
CDC Website – Tips of Coronavirus Protection and Managing Respiratory Symptoms
Arizona Department of Health and Human Services Information
CDC Travel Notices
The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America

The city, in coordination with Coconino and Yavapai counties, is monitoring the situation daily and following the guidelines set forth by the federal, state, and county governments and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Look to the following CDC, state, and county resources for more information on COVID-19:

Virtual and Phone Services

Beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020, the city of Sedona is closed to in-person access to city facilities and has moved to virtual and phone services. This will be re-evaluated by May 15, 2020. Read this news release for details.
A detailed explanation of city services, programs, and contact information offered at this time is available here.


Guidelines For Showing Property During COVID 19

Below you will find the link to the Model COVID-19 Certification for Property Access and the CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 ADDENDUM.

The certification form is provided by Coldwell Banker Realty and approved by AAR and NAR.  This Addendum is an AAR form (Arizona Association of Realtors).

If you have any questions about showing a property in Sedona or the Verde Valley, I will be happy to answer these questions.  I am working. Whether you are a buyer or seller, I am here for you.  My clients know they can depend and trust me for all their real estate needs. Here is the link for the above forms. Again, If you have any questions or concerns please reach out for me at 928-274-7355. Ask for Sheri Sperry!

 

Covid-19 Certification and Addendum


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

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

YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

See Reasons Why Sheri Is Your Solution

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Sedona Weather – April 2020 – Almost Perfect ~ Comfort Index = 8.0!

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How Pleasant Is The Sedona Weather In Spring?


Japanese Maple Tree April 2020 Sedona Coffeepot Cottages

Sedona Weather Stats 

April 2020

Sedona Weather Summary for April 2020

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

Sedona-Weather.com 

 

Why Is Sedona Weather Almost Perfect?

April had a little of every temperature range! There is nothing hum-drum about the weather.  We enjoyed some Sedona 70º plus spring weather at the beginning of the month and around the 9th, a cold front came in and made it feel like winter for about 5 days. Of course, that is if your winter is in the 50ºs and 60ºs! We had no freezing temps and only 1 day dipped below 32º for about an hour. The mean temp was almost 1º higher than in April of 2019. This was probably due to 6 days of warm weather in the 80ºs and 3 days in the 90ºs.

The Perfect Amount of Rain

As for our precipitation, we had 5 days of rain for a total of .91 inches. This was perfect to enhance all the spring blooms. Everything is looking great. Drought conditions don’t exist right now. Currently, we are on track to hit a little less than 300 days of sunshine. We are at 91 days and last year we were at 92 days of sunshine.

 

Making The Case…


So, when you put it all together, Sedona’s weather is almost perfect.  Did I mention it doesn’t get humid? This is another plus in my book.  No real hot sticky or bone-chilling weather, simply because of the lack of humid conditions. Even when it is warm, mornings and evenings are cool. That means you can have windows open bringing in our Sedona fresh air.  We do not run the AC all day. In fact, the AC was not run at all during April.

 

Sedona-Lifestyle

 A *Comfort Index of 8.0 Means Very Pleasent Temps

This April, almost the entire month was above 70º. After leaving behind a fairly chilly March, April was almost perfect. There were only a couple of days that we put the AC on and that was only for a short time. The first day of < 80º weather was April 22nd at 81.3º.  Only 4 days later, we hit 90.1º on April 26th!

 Every morning and evening, the doors and windows could be open to allow that fresh air in as noted above!  A 50º temperature is spring-like in Sedona. Low humidity means light sweater conditions. 

April Spring Sedona Coffeepot Cottages

Sedona Real Estate Spring Selling Season Starts In January

As I have said before, the Sedona spring selling season starts in mid to late January.  Many people from colder states are visiting and want to see homes or condo get-aways.  Of course,  Cactus League Baseball season which started in late February brings baseball fans and Snowbirds to Sedona and Arizona to take advantage of the warmer weather, celebration of Valentines’ Day, Presidents Weekend, the Sedona International Film Festival, Spring Break, and did I mention the much warmer weather! Hiking is also huge this time of year. Needless to say, the pandemic has brought all of this to a halt. 

Update On Pandemic Guidelines For Sedona and Other Areas As Of May 4th, 2020

Of course, the baseball pre-season, as was all sports, was interrupted by the COVID 19 pandemic. See the Arizona Department of Health Services recommendations and COVID 19 statistics. You can find information on Arizona Governor Ducey’s Executive Order detailing “Essential Services“. Trailhead parking in Sedona is still closed during Physical Distancing Guidelines.

Sedona restaurants are open to take-out and some have delivery options as well. This started on March 20, 2020. As of this publication May 3rd, this is still ongoing. Like many other states, Arizona is slowly reopening restaurants and businesses. See Arizona business guidelines that are effective May 4th, 2020. 

Arizona State parks and campgrounds are open for the most part.  Bathrooms are closed as well as any other park buildings or visitor centers. There are some state parks that are closed. See the list and learn more at the link above. Always remember to follow the CDC Guidelines for physical distancing and cleanliness. 

 

Temperature Almanac

Sedona Weather Almanac for April 2020

Precipitation Almanac

Sedona Precipitation Almanac 2020



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

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Complimentary Homeowner Consultation

Sellers, List your home, real estate marketing,

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

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

YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

See Reasons Why Sheri Is Your Solution

Solutions For Buyers

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SellSedona.com is not responsible for inaccuracies or changes to the information provided. Information is provided as a convenience to you. Please verify the information to make sure it is current. Sperryr.com, SellSedona.com, Coldwell Banker Realty, and Sheri Sperry are not affiliated with or are provided any fees, promotions, or otherwise for this information contained here.  This is merely a public service posting.

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Model COVID-19 Certification for Property Access in Sedona Arizona

Covid-19 Certification for property access

COVID – 19

Below you will find the link to the Model COVID-19 Certification for Property Access and the CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 ADDENDUM.

The certification form is provided by Coldwell Banker Realty and approved by AAR and NAR.  The Addendum is an AAR form (Arizona Association of Realtors).

If you have any questions about showing a property in Sedona or the Verde Valley, I will be happy to answer these questions.  I am working. Whether you are a buyer or seller, I am here for you.  My clients know they can depend and trust me for all their real estate needs. Here is the link for the above forms. Again, If you have any questions or concerns please reach out for me at 928-274-7355. Ask for Sheri Sperry!

 

Covid-19 Certification and Addendum


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

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

YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

See Reasons Why Sheri Is Your Solution

Solutions For Buyers

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Should I Haggle Over the Price? MCNE®

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Should I Haggle Over the Price?Buying a home, especially for the first time, is emotional. You’ve saved and scrimped for months—years even—and now you’ve found the home of your dreams. You’re in love and you don’t want someone else to get it.

Joss Whedon, the mastermind behind Buffy the Vampire Slayer says, “Never sit at a table you can’t walk away from.” That is, don’t begin a negotiation if you’re not willing to say “no” if it doesn’t move in the direction you favor. The truth is…if you can’t walk away from that home, you probably won’t do well and may even give up more than you need to.

When you’re negotiating over the purchase of a home that you’ve become emotionally invested in, it’s more difficult to stand your ground or walk away when the haggling becomes fierce. To succeed in a negotiation, you need to resolve the situation based on facts, not emotions.

Base your resolve on knowledge of the market: knowing the market gives you the advantage of moving on to another similar home if this one doesn’t work out.

Let your professional do the haggling: Your real estate professional knows which areas in the deal might be negotiable and which probably aren’t. Your REALTOR® also knows, or can learn, more about the home’s situation. Look for a Master Certified Negotiation Expert®.  

  • Has it been on the market for a while?
  • Is it being sold by the former residents? Or, is it being sold by someone who inherited it or is it an estate sale? Is it part of a divorce? The more you know about the seller, the better you can judge if they’ll negotiate. Public records can give you some information about both the property and the seller.
  • Are there circumstances in the neighborhood that can give you wiggle room (i.e. a shopping mall going in near by, periodic odors wafting in the home’s direction a couple of times a year from nearby industry)?
  • Know what the nearby comparable homes sold for and why (updated kitchen, new bath, in-ground sprinklers).
  • Ask! If you don’t ask, you don’t know. The more questions you ask, the more information you have to negotiate with.
  • Stick to the basics and don’t get hung up on easily changed decorations, appliances, carpeting or window treatments. You’re buying the structure.
  • Avoid contingencies. If you’re asking for concessions and negotiating the price, don’t expect the seller to agree to a contingency on the sale of the home you currently own.
  • Determine which is most important to you: location, price or size. Then, craft your negotiations around the one that is most important to you and your family.
  • Know if you’re in a buyer’s market, a seller’s market or a balanced market so you can tailor your negotiations to the market forces. In a seller’s market, try negotiating for simple additions to sweeten the pot, but don’t offer low-ball pricing unless you know the seller is in a distressed situation. In a buyer’s market, push for options on closing times, upgrades to flooring or appliances or keeping the patio furniture. In a balanced market, expect negotiations to take longer, or agree to things like splitting costs.

You want the seller to feel that he came out well, even if you win some concessions in the negotiations. When both the buyer and seller feel good about the transaction, the negotiations will be smoother and more positive.

Sheri Sperry is a Master Certified Negotiation Expert (MCNE®) She is one of only 5* REALTORs® in the Sedona Area.  There are only 211* agents out of approx. 50,000*  in the entire state of Arizona.

*Numbers may vary as REALTOR® levels change.
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What Is A Master Certified Negotiation Expert ~ MCNE®?

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Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker MCNE Master Certified Negotiation Expert


 

MCNE - Sheri Sperry - Master Certified Negotiation Expert

What Does It Take To Become A Master Certified Negotiation Expert – MCNE®?

If you are looking for a real estate agent who understands and is an expert in the negotiation process, Sheri Sperry MCNE® of Coldwell Banker Realty Sedona is the Sedona top agent you should seek out. *There are currently approximately 231 agents (May 2021) that are MCNE® in all of Arizona and only 5 who are local agents in Sedona Verde Valley Association of Realtors (SVVAR).  There are 50,000+ members in the Arizona Association of Realtors.

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

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

Key Take-Aways

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

 

* These figures will change as real estate agents are added or deleted from the respective associations. The article was updated in April 2020.

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Sedona Mayor Pleads For Tourists To Stay Home During COVID 19 Pandemic! See ABC-15 TV Video

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Sedona Mayor Pleas For Visitors To Stay Home During Pandemic

 

Unusual Time Calls For Unusual Action

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

UPDATE: Parking has been temporarily closed off at many trailheads and roads leading to trailheads. Soldiers Pass and Devils Bridges as well as others in Boynton Canyon and around the city are closed. Check with the City of Sedona and US Forest Service for updates to this temporary closure. 

Sedona Pandemic - Devils Bridge Boynton Canyon

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

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

Sedona-Pandemic Devils Arch Bridge from below

 

 

Sedona Is Seeking Your Help During This Time

Sedona sees more than 3 million visitors a year.  Closing our trails and asking visitors to stay away is the hardest thing our community has had to do. Please adhere to the Pandemic guidelines for distancing and sheltering in place. We really appreciate your help in this matter. All of our health is at risk and we need to protect each other through distancing guidelines.  Thank you!

Orders From Governor of Arizona – Doug Ducey 

Stay At Home ~ Stay Healthy ~ Stay Connected

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

Thank you ABC15 PHX for airing this story.

Credit: Multi-media Journalist – Cameron Polom (top video)

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

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Cottages At Coffeepot ~ Sedona AZ ~ A Closer Look At A Luxury Gated Townhouse Community – Update April 2020

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Cottages At Coffeepot

Soldiers Pass 

West Sedona Arizona 86336

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A Unique and Uncommon Gated Community 

Sedona Townhouse for sale


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Cottages At Coffeepot Market Update ~ April 2020

As of April 8, 2020, there are 3 active Cottages available:

  • MLS #522153 -||-  2 BD / 2 Bath -||- 2087 Sq Ft -||- List Price $879,000 -||- Price/SF = $421.18 -||- DOM =   69 
  • MLS #521452 -||-  2 BD / 2 Bath -||- 2015 Sq Ft -||- List Price $829,000 -||- Price/SF = $411.41 -||- DOM = 165
  • MLS #518101 -||-  2 BD / 2 Bath -||- 1986 Sq Ft -||- List Price $875,000 -||- Price/SF = $440.58 -||- DOM = 523

Pending 

  • No Pending Townhomes

Sold in 2019 

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

Sold (so far) in 2020 

  • 1 Luxury Townhome
  • Average List Price = $650,000 -||-  Average Sold Price = $650,000 -||- Average Discount = 0% -||- Sold Price/SF = $323 -||- Average DOM = 144

 

Summary

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

 


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

Cottages At Coffeepot Gated EntranceLock and Go Lifestyle

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

Designed For Low Maintenance and Relaxation

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

Neighborhood Amenities  

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

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

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

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

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

Sedona townhouses for sale

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

The Cottages At Coffeepot Architecture Is Timeless & Built To Last 

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

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

Soldiers Pass an Uncommon Area

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

Just 4 Minutes Away…

 

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

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

Whole Foods Sedona ArizonaA recent study has shown that living within a mile of a Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s increases the value of your home. The Whole Foods of Sedona is right at the beginning of Soldiers Pass just 4 minutes away.  

Medical & Professional Services Are Just 4 Minutes Away

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

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Buyers

Search Homes For Sale in Coffeepot Cottages –

– Soldier’s Pass – West Sedona AZ 86336

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

  More Information For Sedona Home or Cottage Buyers


Sellers

If You Are Selling Your Sedona Home or Cottage At Coffeepot

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

Complimentary Comparative Market Analysis 

Sellers - Exceptional Marketing from Sheri Sperry of Coldwell Banker Sedona

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

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

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

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Video Of Cottages At Coffeepot Amenities 

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Additional Pictures 

 

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Cottages At Coffeepot Park

 

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

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How Is The Sedona Weather In Spring?


Japanese Maple Tree and Leaf

Sedona Weather Stats 

March 2020

Sedona Weather Summary for March 2020

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

Sedona-Weather.com 

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

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

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

Sedona-Lifestyle

Much Warmer Temps

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

Spring March 2020 Weather Cottages at Coffeepot

Sedona Real Estate Spring Selling Season Starts In January

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

Pandemic Guidelines Catch Up To Sedona…

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

 

Temperature Almanac

Sedona Temperature Almanac

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

Precipitation Almanac

Sedona Precipitation Almanac 2020

 

Juniper Pollen Still Here…

Note: Our Junipers continue to hold pollen. Sedona got a lot of rain in 2019 (23.47 inches and over and over 32 inches of snow) which has helped our Juniper Trees bloom more than ever before. The rain in March helped to dilute the problem, however, we also are continuing to get just enough wind to loosen that pollen and send it in the air! 

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

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

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Sedona Mayor Pleas For Visitors To Stay Home

Unusual Time Calls For Unusual Action

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

Devils Bridge Boynton Canyon Sedona

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

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

Devils Bridge Sedona AZ

 

 

Sedona Is Seeking Your Help During This Time

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

Orders From Governor of Arizona – Doug Ducey

Stay At Home ~ Stay Healthy ~ Stay Connected

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

Thank you ABC15 PHX for airing this story.

Credit: Multi-media Journalist – Cameron Polom

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

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

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

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What Makes the Red Rocks of Sedona so Special?

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

Sedona Hikes
Jordan Park Trail

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

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

Red Rocks Fever

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

Sedona Brings A Sense of Adventure

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

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

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

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

Find Sedona Property Solutions HERE!

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

Red Rocks Fever Catch It!

Cathedral Rock - Sedona Real Estate
Cathedral Rock in the Spring – with the pump house to create electricity and pump water.

 


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

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

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

Sedona-Weather.com

Verde River rafting

How Is The Weather in Sedona?

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

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

How Does Low Humidity Affect How You Feel?

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

How Does Sedona Compare To Large Metropolitan Areas?

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

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

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

Sedona is an International Dark Sky Community

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

International Dark Sky Community Sedona

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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Sedona February Weather at Enchantment Resort

Sedona Weather Stats 

February 2020

Sedona Weather Category Summary

For all stats go to 

Sedona-Weather.com 

February is in the books! This is the 11th year that the Weather Station at the Coffeepot Cottages has been keeping records. February is generally the third coldest month of the year with December coming in behind January. February and March have been known to have more snow than the other months but as the days push closer to March, the mean temperature usually pushes up about 3º to 4º. For example, today it got up to 68.6º.  We are still looking for our first 70º day. 

February 2020 ~ No Snow in Sedona!

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

Much Warmer Temps

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

Sedona February Weather Enchantment Resort Sedona AZ Blooming

Sedona Real Estate Spring Selling Season Starts In January

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

Temperature Almanac

 Sedona February Weather Temperature Almanac

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

Precipitation Almanac

Sedona February Weather Precipitation Rain Almanac

 

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

 

Juniper Pollen Still Here…

An area of note: Our Junipers continue to hold pollen. Sedona got a lot of rain in 2019 (23.47 inches and over and over 32 inches of snow) which has helped our Juniper Trees bloom more than ever before. We also are continuing to get just enough wind to loosen that pollen and send it in the air! 

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

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

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

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26th Annual Sedona Film Festival – Mardi Gras Edition 2020

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26th Annual

Sedona International Film Festival 

Sedona International Film Festival

Honoring 

Rob Reiner 

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

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

 

An International Draw…

 

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

Film Schedule 

 

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

 

Special Venues For Receptions

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

 

Sneak Preview

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

Side Note:

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

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

The Sedona International Film Festival Mission Statement

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

Film Festival FAQs

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

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Cottages At Coffeepot

Soldiers Pass 

West Sedona Arizona 86336

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A Unique and Uncommon Gated Community 

Sedona Townhouse for sale


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Cottages At Coffeepot Market Update ~ February 2020

Currently, there are 3 active Cottages available:

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

Pending 

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

Sold in 2019 

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

Summary

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

 


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

Cottages At Coffeepot Gated EntranceLock and Go Lifestyle

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

Designed For Low Maintenance and Relaxation

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

Neighborhood Amenities  

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

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

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

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

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

Sedona townhouses for sale

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

The Cottages At Coffeepot Architecture Is Timeless & Built To Last 

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

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

Soldiers Pass an Uncommon Area

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

Just 4 Minutes Away…

 

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

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

Whole Foods Sedona ArizonaA recent study has shown that living within a mile of a Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s increases the value of your home. The Whole Foods of Sedona is right at the beginning of Soldiers Pass just 4 minutes away.  

Medical & Professional Services Are Just 4 Minutes Away

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

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Buyers

Search Homes For Sale in Coffeepot Cottages –

– Soldier’s Pass – West Sedona AZ 86336

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

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Sellers

If You Are Selling Your Sedona Home or Cottage At Coffeepot

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

Complimentary Comparative Market Analysis 

Sellers - Exceptional Marketing from Sheri Sperry of Coldwell Banker Sedona

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

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

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

More Information For Real Estate Sellers


Video Of Cottages At Coffeepot Amenities 

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Cottages At Coffeepot Park

 

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