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Do You Have Red Rocks Fever? See what the symptoms are…

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 What is Red Rocks Fever? 

West Sedona Real Estate 

                                             

Red Rocks Fever Symptoms

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 wonderful area.

This means a person with the “fever” may try to pack too much into their time here. An extra red rock hike or canoe trip down the Verde River or a Red Rock or Pink Jeep tour.

I know, you don’t want to leave but you have to go home and get back to work. Maybe you do like my husband did….“Sheri, find us a REALTOR®!” 

Now I am not saying everyone who comes to Sedona gets the bug, but many do. They will wander into my office and ask to see some property. Just like myself, they didn’t plan it but come hell or highwater, they are going to find a place for a vacation home or second home.  Maybe they will retire here near one of the golf courses or get a home near a trail head.

If you know someone who may have been bitten by the Red Rock Fever, please send them my way.  I can help them find a cure to their “fever”.

Red Rocks Fever …Catch It!

See more pics at RedrocksFever.com 

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Solutions For Buyers

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

Contact Sheri Sperry

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OPEN HOUSE ~ 130 Indian Cliffs Rd Sedona ~ March 9-10 from 1 PM to 4 PM

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OPEN HOUSE!

130 Indian Cliffs Rd Sedona AZ 86336

March 9-10 between 1 PM and 4 PM

Presented by

Sheri Sperry of Coldwell Banker

130 Indian Cliffs Observation Deck – Updated_converted from Rick & Sheri Sperry on Vimeo.

 

Open House – Imagine owning your own rooftop observation deck with iconic sunsets and sunrises of the famous rocks and landmarks of Sedona, including Cathedral Rock, The Chapel In The Rocks, Twin Sisters, Madonna and Child, Elephant Rock, and much more! Perched on a little hill with a custom private driveway, You will feel you are in your own sanctuary. As you enter your walkway, take in the dramatic views of Elephant Rock on your left. As you near the top of the stairway, you will marvel over the beautiful stain glass porthole and the custom designed solid wood arched doors with patina copper inlays.

As you enter the foyer, you will see the art nook and warm inviting great room with gas fireplace and electric start! Look out the large picture windows and enjoy those special views of the Chapel area. The recently updated kitchen has new countertops and refrigerator. The master bath has also been recently updated with new countertops, shower and more. New tile roof and HVAC in 2015 and more upgrades in 2017! This home is turn-key and ready to move in.

The master bedroom leads out to a covered porch through French doors. There are 2 closets and one is a large walk-in closet. This hallway leads to a 5 piece spacious master bath with separate vanity areas. In addition, there are two more spacious bedrooms, one has built in shelves. All rooms are accessed on a single floor.  Observation deck is rooftop and there are six steps leading to entry of home. The French doors in the master and dining room have screens to circulate the fresh air and take advantage of the breezes.

Besides have storage throughout the home and garage, There is a separate large storage closet and a laundry room which leads out to an oversized two car garage with a separate utility sink and large storage shelf. There is plenty of room to include a workbench or workshop.

Did I mention the VIEWS! If you enjoy hiking there are numerous trailheads – Little Horse, Mystic, Cathedral giving access to Templeton, Twin Butte Loop, Chicken Point HT, Bell Rock Pathway, Llama, Courthouse & more!

This home is on City Sewer! See more amenities and pricing at Indian Cliffs . 

Directions – In Chapel Area off SR 179 – At Sedona Methodist Church on SR 179, Turn East on Indian Cliffs Rd – Can’t Miss it!

 


 

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Solutions For Sellers

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Solutions For Buyers

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

Contact Sheri Sperry

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Sedona AZ 86336 Homes For Sale – February Market Conditions – 2018

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How’s The Market Doing?

Homes For-Sale
Sedona Arizona 86336
February 2018 ~ REAL TIME Market Report & Analysis

Red Rock Chapel Views from Indian Cliffs

Learn More About Sedona Arizona 86336

Courtesy of Sheri Sperry ~

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 

Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Sedona Realtor Sedona December Market Report

Your Solutions Realtor®

Check out the most current monthly reports in the Sedona Verde Valley at SEDONAMARKETREPORTS.com

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Sedona Arizona 86336 Homes For-Sale

Report 2/27/18

Sedona February Market

Sedona February Market Report

 

As you research the Sedona Homes For Sale and February Market Report, these are real time charts that tell us “How the market is doing”. See the definition of Market Action Index (MAI) above. Altos Research uses a complex algorithm to provide the MAI.

Sedona Information

Sedona 86336 is the heart of Sedona. There are two zip codes 86336 and 86351. These Market Reports will highlight 86336. In this zip code, you will find the majority of the shopping, entertainment, restaurants, and lodging. It also includes a couple of 5 star resorts and the camping areas and mountain style living in the Oak Creek area heading toward Flagstaff. Sedona 86336 is basically areas such as the Chapel area, Uptown, West Sedona, the Airport Mesa area and Red Rock Loop.


Characteristics By Quartile

 

February ’18 – Sedona AZ 86336 Homes For Sale

 

Sedona February Market


To learn more about these market reports please visit:

The Market Stats on my website.
Reports are generated weekly on Mondays


SEARCH FOR ALL HOMES FOR SALE IN SEDONA AZ


Select Links Below To See Sedona Single Family Homes In Each Price Range 

 

There are 52 Sedona homes for sale (currently) priced at $1 million and over  (+4)

$700,000 to $999,999 returned 39 Sedona homes for sale –  (-6)

$495,000 to $699,999 returned 24 Sedona homes for sale – (-10)

$494,999 and under returned 30 Sedona homes for sale  (+2)


Supply and Demand – Sedona 86336 


Median Price

The Median Price is at $870,000. At the end of December it was $797,750. There are 4 more homes  priced over $1,000,000. The top 2 quartiles are in the 7 figure range. All the quartiles have increased. 

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Inventory

The Inventory continues to decrease. The current number is down by 10 homes. The trends show that new inventory would be very welcome with buyers. 

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Days On Market

Days On Market – Overall, the DOM has dropped by 11 days since December. All but the top quartile have shown an increase in DOM.  The top quartile dropped over 5 months. 

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Market Action Index

The Market Action Index increased 4 tenths of a point, from December. 30 is the break even point between seller vs buyer advantage.   

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MAI or Market Action Index answers the question “Hows the Market?” by measuring the current rate of sale versus the amount of the inventory. Index above 30 implies a seller’s advantage. Below 30, conditions give the advantage to the buyer.

Bottom Line

The 2018 Market continues to look strong. We are just starting to enter the Spring selling season and the numbers are already continuing to improve.  The median price has increased dramatically since December by over $72,000. There are 6 additional million dollar homes on the market and inventory is down by 10 homes. The DOM at the top bracket have come down significantly while the other 3 brackets have all gone up. I think if a buyer can find a home that has been on the market for awhile, you may be able to get a good deal. 

 

Luxury Market

As of 12/31/17

The Sedona Luxury Real Estate Professionals which Sheri Sperry is a past-president of, defines the Luxury Market as the top 10% of the listings available. The Luxury Market is measured using 86336, and 86351 zip codes. The price point has decreased from $865,000 and is now at $840,000 for the top 10% of the market. This figure is based on the last 6 month’s of sold listings. The top 10% of active listings (which is different from sold listings) has moved lower from $1,675,000 in December to $1,795,000 in February. – This just gives you an idea of how the active market compares.


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To learn more about these market reports please visit SedonaMarketReports.com on my website or click on the MAP below for a quick look of each market. You can sign up for a weekly update right on the map by clicking the map marker

 Visit Market Stats on my website or contact me with questions.
Reports are generated weekly on Mondays

*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)





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


Disclaimer: Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed – SVVAR Broker

Sedona homes for sale

A paid subscription service is provided by SellSedona.com and Altos Research to determine “How the active market is doing”. This Market Report is for single family residential only. No other housing segment is being analyzed. Analysis of Market Research and trends are based on opinion, experience, past & current statistics and other information. It is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

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February 2018 – Big Park – VOC – Village of Oak Creek – Pine Valley – Homes for Sale and Market Conditions

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Homes For-Sale

Big Park – VOC – Village of Oak Creek – Pine Valley

Sedona Arizona 86351

February 2018 ~ REAL TIME Market Report & Analysis

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Village of Oak Creek Homes for sale Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Sedona


Learn More About Big Park – VOC –  Sedona AZ 86351

Courtesy of Sheri Sperry 

YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Big Park VOC April Market Report Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Sedona Realtor

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Sedona Arizona 86351 Homes For-Sale

Report 2/27/18
Big Park (VOC) Market Report

 

February 2018 Market ~ Big Park – VOC – Village of Oak Creek – HOMES FOR SALE and MARKET ANALYSIS  – First of all, these are real time charts that tell us “How the market is doing”. See the definition of Market Action Index above. Altos Research uses a complex algorithm to provide the MAI.

VOC, Village of Oak Creek or Big Park also known as Sedona 86351 is the bedroom community of Sedona. It is located 20 minutes from the city center off highway 179. There are two zip codes in Sedona, 86336 and 86351. People choose this side of town because there is less traffic, good hiking trails, and a buyer can get more home for the same amount of money as Sedona 86336. It is also closer to the SR 179 for those who travel a lot.

These VOC Market Reports will highlight 86351

In this zip code, you will find a majority of single family homes nestled between some red rock formations. Bell Rock, Courthouse Butte, Castle Rock and the back side of Cathedral are the most notable of the formations. You will also find more than a couple of golf courses including an executive 9 hole course. Even though there is some shopping, entertainment, restaurants, and lodging. The majority of the zip code has more affordable housing than the zip code of 86336.


VOC/Big Park – Golf – Golf – Golf!

Homes On Golf Course – Returned 8 Results – Sedona Arizona 86351  (+4)

February 2018 Market Homes for Sale in Village of Oak Creek VOC

 

February 2018 Big Park VOC – When it comes to Big Park/Village of Oak Creek real estate & Golf Resort homes for sale, you only need to go to the Village of Oak Creek (VOC) to fulfill your dream. Homes are sprinkled around the 45 holes on two golf resorts and one executive golf course.  For those who enjoy this sport, there is a home for you either close to or on a golf course.  But for those who like the serene atmosphere and beauty of a home straddling one of the beautiful and well manicured fairways this may be right for you as well!


Always use the median price to track trends. The median means that half the homes are higher and half are lower. If the highest priced home is well over a million dollars this will drive the average price of homes up substantially. Average price is not a good indicator of how the market is doing.


Characteristics By Quartile

 

February ’18 – Big Park / VOC Sedona AZ 86351 Homes For-Sale



SEARCH FOR ALL HOMES FOR SALE IN VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK

 

Select Links Below To See Sedona Single Family Homes In Each Price Range 

 

There are 6 VOC homes for sale (currently) priced at $1 million and over – (-1)

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$575,000 to $999,999 returned 27 VOC homes for sale – (+2)

$400,000 to $574,999 returned 25 VOC homes for sale – (+7)

$399,000 and under returned 16 VOC homes for sale – (NC)

The listings above can change at any given time based on homes being added or subtracted from the Multiple Listing Service (MLS).

Supply and Demand – (VOC) Sedona 86351

How the Market is Doing 


Median Price 

The Median Price in February 2018 for Big Park/VOC has decreased from $619,500 to $589,500 in February. The quartiles are showing mixed results. The bottom and top quartiles have increased in median price. 

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Inventory

Inventory continues to drop. Even though it has fallen only 1 home. This is the Spring selling season and the inventory is still down!

 

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Days On Market (DoM)

Days on Market (DoM) – The properties in VOC – Big Park and Pine Valley have been on the market for an average of 165 DoM. Approximately 5 days have been cut because of low inventory. Overall there is around a 5.5 month supply of homes on market. The top bracket is at 10.3 months supply. The overall market is in the seller range. About 6.5 to 7.5 months supply of homes is the break for buyer vs. seller advantage.

 

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Buyer or Seller Market? (MAI)

The Market Action Index – The MAI has been above 30 for all brackets the last 5 months. Currently all four brackets are in the seller zone.  However, This is where the Days on Market come into play for buyers. A home that has been on market for 290 days may allow for some negotiation.  There is such low inventory in the 86336 zip (Chapel area, Uptown and West Sedona that buyers are moving into the VOC area to purchase a home.  Even though the Big Park area is in a seller range, buyers may be able to negotiate with sellers because of the West Sedona demand. This has not changed from Spring. 

 

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Bottom Line

Overall the real estate market for Village of Oak Creek continues to have very low inventory. Key in on how long a home has been sitting on the market. 

 A buyer may be able to find some homes that the seller is willing to negotiate.  The reason some homes are stale is because the seller is not willing to drop the price of the home. Keep that in mind when negotiating. 


Millionaires’Row VOC Big Park Millionaires Row VOC Big Park

Luxury Market

As of 3/8/18

One note: The Sedona Luxury Real Estate Professionals which Sheri Sperry is a past-president of, defines the Luxury Market as the top 10% of the listings available. The Luxury Market is measured using 86336, and 86351 zip codes. The price point has decreased from $865,000 and is now at $840,000 for the top 10% of the market. This figure is based on the last 6 month’s of sold listings. The top 10% of active listings (which is different from sold listings) has moved lower to $899,000. – This just gives you an idea of how the active market compares.


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To learn more about these market reports please visit SedonaMarketReports.com on my website or click on the MAP below for a quick look of each market. You can sign up for a weekly update right on the map by clicking the map marker

 Visit Market Stats on my website or contact me with questions.
Reports are generated weekly on Mondays

*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)





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


Disclaimer: Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed – SVVAR Broker

Sedona homes for sale

A paid subscription service is provided by SellSedona.com and Altos Research to determine “How the active market is doing”. This Market Report is for single family residential only. No other housing segment is being analyzed. Analysis of Market Research and trends are based on opinion, experience, past & current statistics and other information. It is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

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Winter Charm of the Cottages At Coffee Pot

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The Winter Charm of the Cottages At Coffee Pot

Video Snippet of Snow Falling Against Red Rock Backdrop of Coffee Pot Rock

 

Winter Charm

The winter charm of this video was taken in the Cottages At Coffee Pot subdivision. A gated community in Soldiers Pass West Sedona Arizona –

We had 2.5 inches of snow fall but you would never know it if you slept in until noon! Watching the snow fall is very relaxing and provides a stress release in and of itself. Of course that takes into consideration that you are not driving around in the white stuff!  But in Sedona, that probably wouldn’t be the case!

The Sedona Climate in all four seasons is fairly mild when you compare to other areas of the country. See images here of the actual storm here.

 

 

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Sedona & Verde Valley events,happenings  and Sedona-Lifestyle,are brought to you as a courtesy of Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Sedona REALTOR®.  If you are a 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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March 2018 – Black Moon – Once Every 20 Years…

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Sedona’s Black Moon

March 1, 2018

Rare Black Moon – Every 20 Years

Today is the “Black Moon” – It happens every 20 years. It is the absence of a full moon in February. There will be 2 full moons in March; today and March 31st – which is called a “Blue Moon” because it is the second full moon in a month. This is another rare event. It generally only happens a couple times a year.

Remembering January 2018

Remember back in January, there were two full moons. The second being a very rare event that featured a Super Blue Blood Moon at the end of the month! Basically, the second full moon was also a total eclipse and at the closest point (perigee) in its elliptical orbit to the earth. This made the moon appear much bigger than at other times. The “Blood Moon” gets its color because of the shadow cast by the earth as it passes through the sun’s shadow during a lunar eclipse. This makes the moon appear orange in color.

Sedona’s – Red Rock Fever

 As the full moon rises in Sedona, the rocks appear to be a deep crimson color, and that is what is captured in a photo. This happens because as the sun sets in the west, only the red wavelength of sunlight is getting through the atmosphere. This is why sunrises and sunsets are so magnificent. This “magic time” is why photographers love to snap pictures. There is a warm glow which is magnified in the color of the Sedona red rocks. This may even cause some people to get “Red Rock Fever”

Sedona & Verde Valley events and happenings are brought to you as a courtesy of Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Sedona REALTOR®.  If you are a 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 or email me at Sheri@SellSedona.com.  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 Red Rock Fever? Sedona Arizona Real Estate

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Red Rock Fever

Red Rock Fever Sedona

Ship Rock from my backyard with a telephoto lens

Sedona Hikes
Jordan Park Trail

Red Rock Fever – What is it?  No, it is not a physical disease or is it? ! Of course,  I am making light of the term but one of the definitions is “a state of nervous excitement or agitation.” What about Delirium? In a severe case of fever, delirium can accompany a fever.      Wild excitement is included in the definition of delirium.

So if you break down the phrase, we have excitement over the red rocks of Sedona.  When you experience the sights, the sounds and the smell of nature and the red rocks, a feeling of euphoria may come over you.

Those with a severe case of red rock fever, may lose some sleep, become anxious and possibly frustrated because they did not plan enough time in this wonderful 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.

Sedona Real Estate
Devil’s Kitchen and Piano Rock – Soldiers Pass – The Sphinx is in the background

Maybe you do just like my husband did. “Sheri“, he said. “Find us a REALTOR®“!  Now, I am not saying that everyone who comes to Sedona gets the bug, but many do. Just like us, they didn’t plan it but come hell or high water, they are going to find some property for a vacation home or a home for a 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.

Red Rock Fever Catch It!

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

 


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

10 Reasons Why Sheri Is Your Solution

Sedona-Lifestyle.com

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Best Garden Apps

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Best Garden AppsIf winter has got you down, just know that longer days and warmer temperatures are right around the corner. And that means it’ll soon be time to tend to your garden. If you’re looking for inspiration or resources to get your garden ship-shape this spring, then we’ve got the list for you. Check out these garden apps to help you get creative and organized this spring season.

Leafsnap

Want to know what kind of tree that is in your front yard? Simply take a photo of a leaf against a white backdrop and the Leafsnap app will help you identify it. As of right now, it has a database of trees in the Northeastern United States, with plans to extend to the entire country. It’s free to download on the iPhone and iPad.

Garden Answers

Another great app for identifying plants, Garden Answers has more than 2,000,000 users and counting. Take a picture of a plant with your phone and get an instant identification. In addition, you can find out if your plant has any pests or diseases, and you can get your questions answered by experts. It is available both for Android and iOS.

Gardenate

Do you need help figuring out what vegetables to plant and when? Then download the Gardenate app and get growing quickly and easily The app provides expert advice specific to your climate zone and lets you record and track planting dates and harvests. The app is available for both Android and iOS.

iScape

If you have trouble visualizing how certain plants will look in your yard, try the iScape app. This easy-to-use app lets you see how your project will look in your yard before you even dig one hole. Share your projects with others, buy products, and collaborate with other users. It is available for iOS.

Garden Plan Pro

One of the toughest jobs in designing a vegetable garden is to figure out where all the plants should go. With the Garden Plan Pro app, you can minimize the guesswork. This app helps you to design the perfect plan and gives you advice based on your location. It will send you reminders via email about when to plant and allow you to work with any kind of garden layout. You can download this app from the Apple App Store.

GrowIt!

Are you hoping to find a social network dedicated to gardening? You’re in luck, because that’s exactly what you’ll get with GrowIt! This garden app lets you connect with other gardeners, share pictures of your plants and exchange advice. You’ll also find information about thousands of plants and can search for what gardeners in your area are growing. It’s available for both Android and iOS devices.

Perennial Match

Not sure which perennials will look good together? Then download the Perennial Match app. This app helps you make plans for your perennial garden by choosing plants that meet your criteria and seeing how they will look together – all before you buy a single plant. You can find information about a variety of perennials and add your own photos. It is available for the iPhone and iPad.

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OPEN HOUSE ! Saturday February 17th between 11 AM and 4 PM – 130 Indian Cliffs Rd, Sedona Arizona

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OPEN HOUSE

130 Indian Cliffs Rd Sedona AZ 86336

11 AM to 4 PM 

Saturday February 17th

Come to see the views off the Observation Deck!

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If you are unable to make it to the OPEN HOUSE, Sheri Sperry will be happy to give you a private showing of this move-in ready home!

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 Contact Sheri Sperry

Open House 130 Indian Cliffs Rd

Turn east off SR-179. Sedona United Methodist Church is your landmark.  

3 BD – 2 Bath 

More Info Here

 

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

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

“I am YOUR Solutions REALTOR®” ~ Sheri Sperry

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Final December Cornville Homes For Sale Market Conditions

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How’s The Market Doing?

Homes For-Sale

Cornville – Verde Santa Fe – Page Springs

Arizona 86325

Final December 2017 ~ REAL TIME Market Report & Analysis

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Cornville AZ Homes


Learn More About Cornville – Verde Santa Fe – Page Springs

Courtesy of Sheri Sperry 

YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

May Cornville Market Report Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Sedona Realtor

 Check out the most current monthly reports in the Sedona Verde Valley at

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Cornville Arizona 86325 Homes For-Sale

Report 12/31/17
Cornville – Page Springs – Verde Santa Fe – Market Report
Final December Cornville AZ
Cornville Homes for sale for December 2017, will also cover Page Springs Verde Santa Fe market as well. First of all, these are real time charts that tell us “How the market is doing”. See the definition of Market Action Index above. Altos Research uses a complex algorithm to provide the MAI.

Cornville AZ 86325 which includes the community of Page Springs and Verde Santa Fe, is growing among those looking at buying homes for sale. Many homes such as the neighborhoods and sub-divisions of Verde Santa Fe are newer homes with great appeal. Verde Santa Fe (VSF) has several neighborhoods that appeal to a variety of residents and buyers. VSF amenities abound, from gated communities, two clubhouses, neighborhood and community pools and a golf course where residents can belong to the VSF Men’s Club or Ladies League. Call golf course for more info and pricing @ 928-634-5454.

These Cornville Market Reports will highlight 86325

As a bedroom community of Sedona, and it’s close proximity to Cottonwood can be very appealing to many people. Cottonwood has big box stores such as Home Depot and Wal-Mart as well as the Verde Valley Medical Center. This is very appealing to many who need to be near medical facilities, doctors and other professionals. Many doctors live in Verde Santa Fe or Cornville because of it’s close proximity to the Medical Center in Cottonwood.

Always use the median price to track trends. The median means that half the homes are higher and half are lower. If the highest priced home is well over a million dollars this will drive the average price of homes up substantially. Average price is not a good indicator of how the market is doing.

Cornville Homes for sale

Homes On Golf Course – Returned NO Results – Cornville Arizona 86325  (NC)


Characteristics By Quartile

 

 Cornville Homes For Sale December 2017  include:  Verde Santa Fe – Page Springs – AZ 86325


Final December Cornville AZ


SEARCH FOR ALL HOMES FOR SALE IN CORNVILLE – VERDE SANTA FE – PAGE SPRINGS

 

Select Links Below To See Cornville Single Family Homes In Each Price Range 

 

There are 4 Cornville homes for sale (currently) priced at $1 million Plus – (-1)

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$459,000 and up returned 15 Cornville homes for sale – (+1)

$294,000 to $458,999 returned 12 Cornville homes for sale – (-1)

$239,000 to $293,999 returned 6 Cornville homes for sale – (-3)

$238,999 and under returned 7 Cornville homes for sale – (+4)

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FIND ONLY HOMES IN VERDE SANTA FE = 12 – (+1)

The listings above can change at any given time based on homes being added or subtracted from the Multiple Listing Service (MLS).

Supply and Demand – Cornville – Page Springs – Verde Santa Fe – Arizona 86325

How the Market is Doing 


Median Price 

The Median Price is up from $369,000 to #394,700. Over $70K increase from October. Top 3 Quartiles have increased but the bottom quartile has dropped almost $10,000. 

Interactive chart below will continue to show current market information

 

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Inventory

Inventory has dropped across the quartiles, from 43 down to 30 since October.

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Days On Market (DoM)

The Days on Market (DoM) are up almost the same overall (125). The overall DoM is at 4.1 months which is in the Seller zone. The top 2 tiers are up but the bottom 2 have slipped into double digits.   If you are interested in a value priced home don’t wait to make an offer!  It won’t be there if you wait. 

Interactive chart below will continue to show current market information

 

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Buyer or Seller Market? (MAI)

The Market Action Index – The MAI continues to show a strong seller market. It has moved up from 36.2 to 37.2. The top tier has been up over 30 since May 2017. It is trending very strong and helping all quartiles.  The Winter selling season is the weakest season, but you can see how strong it is right now.  . So keep that in mind if you are buying a new home. 

Interactive charts below will continue to show current market information

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Bottom Line

Overall the real estate market for Cornville, Page Springs and Verde Santa Fe continues to have very low inventory and trending lower. It is affecting all the categories including the median price. 

Currently, this market is in a strong seller zone. Buyers do not have much room to negotiate because there is another buyer waiting in the wings. If you are looking for room to negotiate, my recommendation is to look for homes that have been sitting on the market for a long period of time. Homes that need some work or upgrades may have room for negotiation. Otherwise, be ready to pay the price the seller is asking. 

Sellers, we are at the peak of the weakest season, so now is the time to get your home on market if you are seriously considering selling your home. The Spring selling season will be in full swing soon. 

I can help you get your home on market quickly because we do everything “in house” and don’t have to wait to schedule others. Call Sheri Sperry for details –  928-274-7355. 

Luxury Market For Sedona

One note: The SEDONA Luxury Market has a price point of $1,325,000 for the top 10% as of 12/31/17 – This figure is based on the last 6 month’s of sold listings for all of Sedona.

Cornville

The top 10% of closed listings in Cornville for the last six months, is $395,000. There have been 75 closings from July to December. The top 10% of active listings (which is different from sold listings) is at $1,200,000 for Cornville. – This just gives you an idea of how the active market compares to the sold market for the top 10%. 

The Sedona Luxury Real Estate Professionals which Sheri Sperry is a past-president uses the definition above for defining a luxury listing. The Luxury Market is measured using 86336, and 86351 zip codes.


 

MAI or Market Action Index answers the question “Hows the Market?” by measuring the current rate of sale versus the amount of the inventory.  Index above 30 implies a seller’s advantage.  Below 30, conditions give the advantage to the buyer.



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To learn more about these market reports please visit SedonaMarketReports.com on my website or click on the MAP below for a quick look of each market. You can sign up for a weekly update right on the map by clicking the map marker

 Visit Market Stats on my website or contact me with questions.
Reports are generated weekly on Mondays

*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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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


Disclaimer: Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed – SVVAR Broker

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A paid subscription service is provided by SellSedona.com and Altos Research to determine “How the active market is doing”. This Market Report is for single family residential only. No other housing segment is being analyzed. Analysis of Market Research and trends are based on opinion, experience, past & current statistics and other information. It is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

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Celebrating Two Years In A Very Special Way At Snowbowl Flagstaff Arizona

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First Time Snowboarding!

Snowbowl Flagstaff Arizona

       

Snowbowl Flagstaff – Tristan Xander – Turned Two Years Old on February 7 ! He was a Superbowl baby. My son has been excited to take Tristan snowboarding ever since Tristan was born. Ricky’s dream came true.

Ricky is a two-time USASA Nationals Champion in his discipline representing Mountain High Resort in the San Bernardino Mountains at the Nationals in Colorado. At the time, he never thought he would have a child he could coach.

Tristan loves the snow (as the video depicts) and will probably be spending more time there, much to my son’s delight!

RailsSnowbowl – Hours : 9 am to 4 pm daily while conditions exist.

Snowbowl is an alpine ski resort located on the San Francisco Peaks about seven miles north of Flagstaff.

Snowbowl has snow making equipment which extends the season and adds consistency for businesses, the resort and all patrons.

It is believed that Snowbowl provides around $12 million in economic output for the city of Flagstaff.

 

Getting Air Snowboard

Sedona is close to the Ski/Snowboard Resort of Snowbowl. It is about an hour away. Just another outdoor activity that you can enjoy in Northern Arizona.

 


 

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Sedona Weather – January 2018 – Warmest In 9 Years!

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Sedona Weather Update January 2018

Temperature Chart Below

Sedona Weather January 2018

46.5º is warmest mean temp for a January since recording in 2010. It is very close to the February mean temperature for last year.

Precipitation Chart Below

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Sedona Weather for January 2018 – While the rest of the country east of Arizona is having extremely cold weather and freezing conditions, our Arizona and Sedona January was warmer than most. The high and low days for January was 3º warmer than last year and the average was 6.5º higher than last year. We did get 1.76 inches of rain in January and just a trace of snow.

What Stands Out…

Last year we recorded 300 days of sunshine. This year,there were 26 days of sunshine in January. This is eight days ahead of last year’s pace.  There was only 4 days with rain. This is probably why we are ahead of last year’s sunshine numbers.

Another reason why the temps were more mild this January was the number of days below 50º for a high.  There were only three compared to fifteen last January.

Overall – Sedona is a wonderful place to live every season of the year. You get seasons but they are bearable compared to other parts of the country. So, if you are in need of thawing out, Sedona might be an option for you!

 

Here are the 2017 Category Summary by Month and totals.

2017 Sedona Weather Summary by Category

Enchantment Resort BelowSedona Weather January 2018

Outdoor Activities Thrive During Winter In Sedona – Above…Enchantment Resort

Many locations in Sedona Arizona (and Arizona in general) have outdoor pools where you can enjoy swimming during the winter months. Outdoor activities including hiking, tennis and biking are winter favorites right here in Sedona!

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Schnebly Hills Photos

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Schnebly Hills Lizard – East of Uptown Sedona

Sedona Schnebly Hills Lizard

Image below shows view from the top of Schnebly Hills out to Oak Creek Canyon (foreground). Uptown is just out of the picture on the left. Ship Rock sits beyond the 89A furthest red rock in the right foreground. Capital Butte, West Sedona is behind it….

Schnebly Hills Sedona Arizona

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InfoGraphics – A Fun Way to Get Sedona Real Estate Market Reports

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Sedona Market Overview

January Infographic Luxury Homes for sale

Using an infographic to tell about the Sedona Market Overview is an interesting way to pack in a lot of information into a fun graphic. There are a few points of interest that many customers have told me are important to them. The weather, outdoor activities, and being able to see those little dots in the night sky we call stars.Using an infographic to tell about the Sedona Market Overview is an interesting way to pack in a lot of information into a fun graphic. There are a few points of interest that many customers have told me are important to them. The weather, outdoor activities, and being able to see those little dots in the night sky we call stars.

This particular infographic shows the entire Sedona market. It includes, Sedona, Village of Oak Creek (VOC), Big Park and Pine Valley.  It encompasses both zip codes, 86336 and 86351.

Over the past few months, the Sedona Real Estate Market has seen a rise in the Market Action Index which uses an algorithm that takes in recent trends and current stats to create the index and answers the question “How’s the market doing“. Basically, the market currently has a weak buyer position. In many of the price points, there are few homes to see and homes priced right do not stay on the market long. In fact there are many homes that are getting multiple offers because of the lack of inventory. You can see that pricing has risen sharply in 2017 alone. The market is already very active and I am sure this Spring (for Sedona Springs starts in February) will be very active.

Check out this Infographic and let me know what you think.

Go here to get more information for Sedona ~ Village of Oak Creek (VOC) ~ Big Park ~ Cottonwood ~ Cornville and other Subdivisions

Also find detailed analysis  >>>> SedonaMarketReports.com

 

1801-Sedona Infographic Market Report


Sedona Infographic Market Report for January

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Sedona Marathon 2018 Countdown to the race on February 3, 2018

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13th Annual Sedona Marathon 2018

Sedona Marathon February 3 2018

On-Line Registration will close on Friday, Feb 2nd at 12 Noon

Sedona Marathon 2018

During the Sedona Marathon, there are many different categories you can pick to run, starting with a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Full Marathon as well as categories for youth. You can also walk the race!

Entry fees depend on the category you choose. Vogue magazine reported that the Sedona Marathon was ranked 7th on a list of 15 of the most beautiful marathon venues in the world.

This Sedona marathon 2018 is in a hilly area and can have elevation changes that will challenge the most fit athletes! There is peaks and valleys that cover around 1500 feet differences in altitude.  Don’t forget, Sedona sits at around 4500 feet, so you are already at a high altitude!  But you may be able to look up at the beauty that surrounds you and take your mind off of the altitude shifts.

Aid stations are set up around every two miles and includes, Water, Gatorade, Clif Shots, Bananas, and First Aid supplies. Just so that you know, there is a medical center located right on the race course so you are not far from an emergency facility if needed!

Enjoy the Sedona Marathon 2018 Race!

Find more information at SedonaMarathon.com

 

 


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Sedona Heritage Museum In Uptown Sedona

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Sedona Heritage Museum

 

Sedona Heritage Museum

Enjoy the Area History at the Sedona Heritage Museum and Orchard

OPEN daily 11 am to 3 pm

735 Jordan Road, Sedona Arizona – Phone (928) 282-7038

Self Guided Tour: $5 Adults – Free for Children under 13 years old

$2 additional for the Audio Tour (all ages)

 

Sedona Heritage Museum – is the homestead of Will and Annie Jordan. Going back quite a few years, there were 12 other farmers who filed a suit alleging crop damage due to the smelters sulfurous smoke of the United Verde Mining Company located in what is now Clarkdale Arizona. Eventually the farmers finally were paid for their loses and Will Jordan bought land where the Sedona Heritage Museum now sits. Over the years Will’s son Walter bought out his father’s share of the land. They farmed Apple trees and grew grapes to make wine. This museum started out as one room and the other rooms were added over time.   
Sedona Heritage Museum

The Sedona Heritage Museum is considered the “Caretakers of Sedona’s History”. Once you visit the museum and outbuildings, you will agree that much of the early history is located throughout the acreage of this museum.

There is a whole wall of journals in one of the offices where anyone can go in and do research of the history of the founding families. Material is everywhere, and if you enjoy early Arizona settler history, this is a treasure trove of data, exhibits, background and notes.

The barn houses the first Sedona Fire truck as well as  hundreds of other antiques used in Sedona, yesteryear. There is even one of the teal colored “M” s that McDonalds had to use in a historic first for the company.


Sedona Heritage Museum
Sedona Heritage Museum

This is another angle of the barn showing the back of the very first Sedona fire truck. On the left hand side is a 45 foot “Apple Grading Machine”. Walter Jordan installed this right here in 1952. The sign continues with “He sold it in 1976 but it was unused for 18 years….It was restored to operations condition by Ray Anderson, an SHS member.”

Sedona Heritage Museum

 

 

 

 

 

The tent was temporary housing as the permanent buildings were being built. You had everything you needed in this small tent structure.

 

 

 


Uptown Sedona

In this shed many of the tools to work the land were stored. They have been put on display for your enjoyment. See the images below.

Sedona farm equipment

Sedona farm equipment in Uptown Sedona

Walter Jordan's homestead Sedona

 

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

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

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Do A Few Things Right and Embrace Real Estate with Irrational Optimism!

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Ask The Right Question…

Why Do You Want To Be A Sedona Real Estate Agent? 

As I am sure happens with you, many say they want to be real estate agents. They are looking for advice on how to get started.

Most people have no idea what it takes to be a successful real estate agent. They just like what they see. So I always ask the question “Why do you want to get into real estate?

This can be answered many different ways and it really depends on the answer how I proceed with my advice.

If I get an answer like – I want to make a lot of money or I want to be just like that agent with the fancy car and expensive jewelry like I see on that Millionaire Real Estate TV show, then I do everything to get that impression out of their head. There will be nothing but frustration and disappointment when they don’t see that big check roll in the first month!

Every market is a little different and it depends on how much you have to pay for your desk and what the broker’s cut will be.  I usually tell someone that they should plan on having $20,000 on hand for all the costs involved to start your own business. This is where the rubber meets the road. Most back out at this point. They just assumed that you show a couple of million dollar houses and then a check is cut for $30,000. …It does not happen that way!

 

I did do a few things right when I started…

Marketing Ads

 

First, I had the reserves needed for start up costs and there are many. I also knew a thing or two about marketing. I was able to secure a great price for weekly ads in our local Kudos Magazine that is delivered to every house in Sedona and Village of Oak Creek. People knew my name and my face!

My husband also understood marketing and had a passion for building websites and learned to be a professional real estate photographer…so he built me a website that was responsive and had an IDX platform. Basically, it showed up correctly on a monitor, iPad, or a smart phone. I had this website the week I started.

Coming from the staffing industry, I knew that interviewing with many different brokerages was very important. I felt that I had to fit in. I wanted to be with a company that had brand recognition and support.

 

Irrational Optimism

 

Irrational OptimismI learned fast that it really helps if you have a mentor who can guide you through everything that school doesn’t cover….and there is a lot! I had no mentor. But as a person with irrational optimism, a life long self starter and a sales person, this did give me an edge and I also had passion and real estate experience.

I managed apartment buildings; bought and sold many of my own homes and I even re-negotiated mortgage rates by challenging low appraisals with my own comps located in the area I lived in.

I never questioned if I made the right choice only why I waited so long to get started! I started my career during the great recession in 2011. Sedona still was not out of it. Many pros had left and gone on to other jobs. My passion, irrational optimism, and love for real estate kept me going. This wasn’t a job. It was what I loved to do. …..I enjoyed getting up in the morning!

Other areas that helped me along the way include:

  • Educational Opportunities – take as many classes as you can. One of the best courses I attended was Master Certified Negotiation Expert. You use these skills in every negotiation with a buyer or seller.
  • Join Organizations
    • Network as often as you can – Build Relationships with clients, other agents, and all support services.
    • Help your community – volunteer in an organization you love
  • Of Course, spend time on ActiveRain – participate in blogging and commenting – You will learn a lot from experienced REALTOR®s

In Conclusion… 

Become the “Choice” in your market. Be steadfast and embrace the future of real estate with irrational optimism. Innovative thinking creates innovative solutions tailored for every buyer and seller in your market. Set the standard for business values, based on the concept of World Class Service and exceptionalism. Your goal should be to exceed the needs of your clients and be the real estate agent of choice in the market for today and tomorrow.

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Majestic Oak Creek Canyon – Magic Time

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Slide Rock State Park Area

Oak Creek Canyon

Majestic oak creek canyon

Another “Magic Time” Photo

Majestic Oak Creek Canyon

Majestic Oak Creek Canyon is an area that will leave you silent while you take in the beauty of the majestic mountains, red rocks and landscape. These peaks rise to well over 6000+ feet.  There are no words …just silent reflection on the beauty that Mother Nature has given us to enjoy. Have a majestic day!


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Hiking Jordon Park Uptown Sedona Arizona 86336

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Hiking Jordon Park During Magic Time

Uptown Sedona Arizona

Hiking Jordon Park

Magic Time

Hiking Jordon Park during “Magic Time” is a very special treat. In my opinion, “Magic Time” is that time just before sunrise and just after sunset. The sun is just below the horizon and the spectrum of light is diffused through the atmosphere. The red light has the longest visible wavelength of light so it easily gets through the thick atmosphere layer just below the horizon. It can bounce through the atmosphere and not lose very much of it’s strength. This is what makes “Magic Time” so special in Sedona. The crimson color in our red rocks is saturated with the red light and images may actually look imaginary only because the red color is deeply saturated and captured and frozen in time.

As the sun continues to move through twi-light, our mind “sees” the changes in real time. This progression is very short. A photographer can lengthen the “Magic Time” by adjusting the aperture setting of the lens. This can also be done in post-rpoduction. A photographer who uses a professional camera that has a wide range of aperture, ISO and shutter speed which is also called “the exposure triangle”, can increase the ability to capture a low light image well past what an average eye can see.

The Golden Hour 

Often times, “The Golden Hour” and my opinion of “Magic Time” are interchanged. “The Golden Hour” is usually the time right after sunrise and right prior to sunset. This is where the sun is still above the horizon and the yellow spectrum of light is most visible. It allows the yellow wavelength to add a golden hue to the image. It is also why sunrises and sunsets are so dramatic.

 

This map gives you an idea where the above image was captured

Jordon Park Trail head Uptown Sedona

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Why Are Sedona New Construction Costs Skyrocketing?

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Sedona New Construction Rising At Alarming Rate!

Sedona New construction Rimstone West Sedona

Lumber Costs Rising

SEDONA NEW CONSTRUCTION – I recently had a conversation with a very prominent builder in Sedona who puts out a quality home product. In the course of our conversation, he told me that he was very concerned with the cost of lumber and the availability.  His costs have gone up 25% since the weather or hurricane disasters that we recently experienced.  In addition the recent fires in California will be adding to the lack of inventory and rising cost. This has not even been figured in yet!

After doing additional research, I found that builderonline.com referenced an article from Calculated Rick Finance & Economics that lumber random lengths are up 25% from a year ago. CME, which is a Futures Exchange, states that lumber futures are up 45% year-over-year. 

New Custom Homes Are Still Available In Sedona Arizona

In the Sedona area, lumber costs are affecting our builders on new home construction. There is a small amount of land and lots available in Sedona proper. This limits home construction to one build at a time. Generally speaking, with all the costs involved, a resale home is a better deal. You just can’t build a home for what a resale home will cost.

New Development Construction Is Flourishing In Sedona’s Outlying Communities

But there are other areas such as Cottonwood, Cornville and Clarkdale that have seen large areas being developed by one or more builders. These new homes can be considered semi-custom builds and are becoming more attractive to those who just can’t find the resale home that fits their needs. 

Buyers Need To Consider

Typical lumber costs are between 60%-70% of the home building costs. Labor costs the other 30% to 40% (costowl.com). With building costs continuing to rise, buyers need to consider the pluses and minuses of buying new. Normally, Lumber costs vary at different times of the year, but these disasters have stressed the lumber market.

Pluses For Purchasing New

  • Did I mention the home is brand new!
  • If bought early, you pick out the finishes.
  • You may be able to custom design it – bump out a wall, add an extra garage, etc.
  • Modern open floor plans – some have 2 master suites.
  • You get a builder’s warranty – remember it’s brand new!
  • All appliances, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, roof, etc. is all brand new!

Pluses For Purchasing A Resale

  • You can negotiate price much easier than on new homes. Seller may be motivated.
  • Generally, you get more for the money.
  • Mature landscape and possible hard-scape is already done.
  • You know exactly what you are getting – it is already complete!
  • Neighborhood is established.
  • You may get quality amenities that are absorbed in the negotiation.

Also check out my blog on steel construction:

“Why You Should Select Steel Instead Of Wood For Your new Home Construction”

Steel Construction in Sedona

PLEASE NOTE:

Always remember that as a buyer considering new home construction, you should be represented by a buyer real estate agent. Seller agents are there to represent the builder/seller and protect those interests.  As your buyer agent, I will be there to represent your interests and negotiate on your behalf. Give me a call to see how I can help you with your real estate needs.

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

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

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