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Newsletter November 2013: Views & News from the Red Rocks

Posted By Wally Reule @ Nov 29th 2013 7:05pm In: Events

November 2013
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Sedona Red Rocks

Views & News From The Red Rocks
ANNOUNCING...Jan Bigelow & Wally Reule join forces with Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty!!! 
  When you hear the knock on the door and the messenger says, "let us help you serve your clients with the kind of quality tools and programs that professionals like you deserve..." you take the leap and don't look back. Wally and I are proud to say that since joining Russ Lyon Sothebys on October 1st, we've assisted 8 new home owners to find and close on their dream home!

Like many, they came for a visit and decided to stay for a lifetime.  
Autumn Client Appreciation Event
Wally and I strive to give unmatched quality service with every communication & transaction. One of the ways that we say "thanks" to our clients is to introduce them to a Special Event in the Community at least once a year. On Saturday, October 19th, on a balmy autumn afternoon, our clients attended the 1st Annual Sedona Red Rocks Oktoberfest. Clients received VIP passes that got them a front row seat for the entertainment, glass beer steins, free beer, grilled brats, and German potato salad.

Wally and I thank all of our clients who have referred us  to their friends and family for their real estate needs. We look forward to 2014 -- greeting new clients at the event -- and another intriguing outing with friends!

SEDONA'S Real Estate Market has much to be Grateful for this Thanksgiving Season!    

1. Homes are Selling at $206 a square foot vs. $181 in 2012.   


2. Days on the Market in 2013 average 227 vs. 253 in 2012. 


3. Sales Price to List Price ratio in 2013 is 96%.


4. REO's (35) make up only 9.9% of 2013 Sales (lowest since 4th quarter 2008)


5. Short Sales (20) make up 5.6% of 2013 Sales.

6. 28 Luxury Homes have sold in 2013 with a median recorded sales price of $1,257,000, an average square foot selling price of $350, and average days on the market is 470.

7. 108 Vacant lots have sold to date vs. 95 in all of 2012. Days on market for land in Sedona is 397 and the sales price to list price ratio is 91%.

Happy Holidays!!! Events in Sedona!
This year the community has come together to provide special holiday events & festive decorations which will resemble a Red Rock Winter Wonderland throughout the entire month of December.  The kick-off event for this elaborate celebration started when the Capitol Christmas Tree was on display at Posse Grounds Park on 11-14.
  • 11/23: Verde Valley Sinfionetta performs "Our Gala Year Begins"    
  • 11/29-12/1: Fiber Arts Sedona Open Studio Tour
  • 11/29-12/7: Festival of the Trees- Tlaquepaque Ballroom   
  • 12/1-12/8: Ice Skating at Posse Ground Park 
  • 12/1-12/31: Vintage Holiday Ornament Activity at Sedona Heritage Museum    
  • 12/5-12/29: Tinsel Town at Posse Grounds Park 
  • 12/6: Holiday Tree Lighting and Santa Visit at Canyon Breeze Plaza Uptown 
  • 12/6: First Friday Gallery Tour at Participating Sedona Galleries 
  • 12/7: Breakfast with Santa and Jingle Bell Run at the Sedona Teen Center
  • 12/7: The Nutcracker by the Sedona Chamber Ballet Company 
  • 12/14: Festival of Lights at Tlaquepaque
  • 12/20-12/21: Holiday Sweet Stroll at Tlaquepaque
  • 12/21: "A Christmas Carol" reading at Sedona Heritage Museum 


Wally's Technology Tip: Evernote App for getting things done during the Holidays!
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Track your shopping lists, to do items, and preferences of those hard to please family members this holiday season with this app! If you want to be more organized--this App is a must have! 

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Jan & Wally

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Jan Bigelow & Wally Reule

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