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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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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

Solutions For Sellers

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*Comfort Index For Sedona is from BestPlaces.net
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.

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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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.

I will tailor REAL solutions to fit your specific needs.

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

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Covid-19

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

Solutions For Buyers

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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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Want to find out how much value is in your home?

I’ll walk you through it all.

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

Solutions For Sellers

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*Comfort Index For Sedona is from BestPlaces.net
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

Solutions For Seller

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.
Master Certified Negotiation Expert

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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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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.

I will tailor REAL solutions to fit your specific needs.

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#LiveTheDream
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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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Show Me A Sedona Luxury Townhouse/Condo Community

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.

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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.

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Video Of Cottages At Coffeepot Amenities 

(1 minute and 18 seconds)

 

Additional Pictures 

 

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Cottages At Coffeepot Park

 

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Shadow Mountain Drive

Sedona Pool homes for sale

Coffeepot Rock

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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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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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Want to find out how much value is in your home?

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Complimentary Homeowner Consultation

Sellers List with Coldwell Banker Sheri Sperry

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

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26th Annual Sedona Film Festival – Mardi Gras Edition 2020

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26th Annual

Sedona International Film Festival 

Sedona International Film Festival

Honoring 

Rob Reiner 

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

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

 

An International Draw…

 

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

Film Schedule 

 

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

 

Special Venues For Receptions

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

 

Sneak Preview

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

Side Note:

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

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

The Sedona International Film Festival Mission Statement

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

Film Festival FAQs

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NOTE: All information presented including, event scheduling, directions and pricing are deemed reliable but not guaranteed. You should check with the organizers, event and attraction website, or management, and organizing team for current information. SellSedona.com is not responsible for inaccuracies or changes to the information provided. Information is provided as a convenience to you. SellSedona.com, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, and Sheri Sperry are not affiliated with or are provided any fees, promotions or otherwise for this information contained here.  This is merely a public service posting.

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

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Cottages At Coffeepot

Soldiers Pass 

West Sedona Arizona 86336

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A Unique and Uncommon Gated Community 

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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  

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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.

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

The Cottages At Coffeepot Architecture Is Timeless & Built To Last 

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

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

Soldiers Pass an Uncommon Area

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

Just 4 Minutes Away…

 

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

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

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

Medical & Professional Services Are Just 4 Minutes Away

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

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

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If You Are Selling Your Sedona Home or Cottage At Coffeepot

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

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

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

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

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

Who are the potential buyers?

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

Does my home have curb appeal?

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

What’s my home’s best feature?

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

What is my home’s biggest drawback?

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

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

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

 

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

  • We Create A VISION
    • We sit down and discuss the reasons you bought this home.  What initially attracted you to it? What do you love about it? How have you made it special?  The buyer needs to visualize themselves in this home.
  • We Fashion a PRESENTATION
    • We sit down and discuss the reasons you bought this home.  What initially attracted you to it? What do you love about it? How have you made it special?  The buyer needs to visualize themselves in this home.
  • We tailor a MARKETING campaign just for you
    • In addition to the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Corporate Marketing Department, my in-house marketing and media team offers premium services most other Realtors® can’t or won’t offer. I collaborate with my team to ensure the perfect marketing plan is designed to sell your home. We offer services, such as Virtual Tours, flyers, e-blasts, newsletters, social media marketing, professional aerial video, and photography. With over 1100+ blog posts and over 1,000,000+ views (as of 2/2020), I am the number one blogger in Sedona, the Verde Valley and all of Northern Arizona. My media and marketing are syndicated and reach areas others can’t.

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January Weather 2020 – Sedona Arizona Weather Statistics

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January Weather 2020

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2019 Comparison 

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

Temperature Almanac

January weather 2020 Sedona Sedona Weather Almanac

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

Precipitation Almanac

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

 

Juniper Pollen

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Three Minutes to Shopping – Restaurants – Medical 

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

Close To Hiking Trails

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

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Stats and Market Trends – 2016 thru 2019 Comparison

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

 

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Quick Analysis – 2016 – 2017 – 2018 – 2019

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

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Sheri Sperry has sold many homes in Crimson View.

If you select Sheri, she will provide marketing

that most agents reserve for luxury homes only.  

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

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

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

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

 

For more information and expert strategy analysis of your property

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

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

Plan ahead

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

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

Prepare for hidden costs

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

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

Other tips and considerations

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

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

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

 

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

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

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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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