What's Not To Love About Being A Sedona Realtor?

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage NRDS # 146013739

I want to thank Liz and Bill Spear for hosting this February Challenge "What I Love About My Job". 


Open House


It's All About People and Homes!


I come from a family of sales people. The oldest of five siblings with three brothers and one sister, we are all still very close. My parents came from the heart of the country, Nebraska and Kansas. Maybe because of that, I always felt I was a mid-westerner at heart. After all, I have roots there.  But I had the opportunity to spend some of my formative years growing up in the Houston Texas area.  I can remember the devastation that Hurricane Carla brought with it. The flood waters came up to the steps of our home and we were without power for sometime.

What I remember most is the people.  People from the mid-west and Texas where I grew up, are warm, generous neighborly by nature. My family moved to California, where most of my teenage years and adult life were spent. I worked and raised my family, two rambunctious boys, in the Inland Empire until my husband and I decided to pick up roots and move to Sedona Arizona after the boys were grown. 

Now I get to work with many of those same people from the midwest who buy second homes or retirement homes right here in Sedona.  


Real Estate Is In My Blood

My husband and I have owned our own home since we were 20 years old. Ever since then, real estate has been part of our fabric.  We have sold many of our own homes. I have experience in property management and we have invested in commercial real estate ventures and LLCs. For fun, we would go to new home developments all across Southern California to see the latest trends, design features and new areas being developed. To this day, we still enjoy doing this!

Once we moved to Sedona, I decided to go to work at a real estate brokerage and help out with paperwork.  It was the height of the recession that I decided to get my license and jump into the deep end.  I love looking at homes and what better way to satisfy this desire. 


Painting That Marketing Canvas

Now my husband and I can enjoy the excitiment of getting that new listing and painting the marketing canvas from taking the photos, to putting the finishing touches on the customized marketing plan while I craft the copy for the listing. It is all about striking the right creative tone for the ultimate buyer of that property. 




I Jumped In With Both Feet During The Great Recession


As a guest on a local real estate radio show, I was told by the host that I was unusual because most people in real estate were getting out and here I was jumping in with both feet! He told me that I just missed the good times. I may have missed the big $$ before the bubble burst but I would argue that I did not miss out on the good times. 

I Am blessed 

I SELL Sedona. It is what I do and what I named my domain (SellSedona.com). Whether I am with a client or a visitor to our magnificent red rocks, I tout this area because I love every red dirt inch of it. I get to tell all who will listen, about our outdoor activities including hiking, wonderful year round weather and views from custom designed homes that are awe inspiring.  


Steeped In Western & Native American History


Rick and I feel we have it all living in Sedona. There is the utter beauty and majesty of the surrounding red rock landscape as well as a mild four season climate. We have 5 Star resorts, restaurants, art galleries and cultural events. In fact, our 23rd Annual International Film Festival start February 18th! We also have all year round outdoor activities. Sedona and the Verde Valley are steeped in western and Native American history. It is all around us. What could be better than living the Sedona dream?

This is why I love my job...

Looking on Oak Creek from uptown Amara Resort


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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I love the post . Your clients are lucky to be working with you

Feb 17, 2017 06:50 PM #1
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Being a Realtor in Sedona Arizona . . . . is living the dream.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Feb 17, 2017 07:50 PM #2
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

I'd add one more thing. Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - it's about people, homes and PLACE! Abundant natural beauty!

I love Sedona!

(I may end up settling there....lol!)

Feb 17, 2017 09:28 PM #3
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

I just love Sedona Arizona and recommend Sheri Sperry - MCNE® for home buyers and sellers.

Feb 17, 2017 09:41 PM #4
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - what a beautiful love story about your roots, your family, business, and your passion that continuously ignites positive energy. You have every reason on earth to glow!

The photographs, you and your story are lovely to know about. Thank you for sharing. 

Feb 17, 2017 09:55 PM #5
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Sheri loved the first picture, it is great how the home blends into the background and nature, reminds me of my military days and we had to blend into nature, Endre

Feb 17, 2017 11:48 PM #6
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Sheri.  I also lived in Houston off of Telephone Road on Sweetwater Lane.  I would sit in my front year and watch the planes land at Hobby....  Interesting

Feb 18, 2017 03:28 AM #7
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hi Sheri -- there you go again with another well-written post that comes from the heart.  What an incredible journey and the passion for what you do and how you live comes through very clearly.     

Feb 18, 2017 06:31 AM #8
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I feel the love.  What a great job you did writing this up.  All the best A

Feb 18, 2017 12:21 PM #9
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

It is beautiful there so that makes it easy to embrace the area and enjoy sharing it. I feel your love for it, Sheri.

Feb 18, 2017 01:02 PM #10
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Sheri - Nice post! We who toil in the fields of realty are fortunate indeed - this is so much more than just a job and we have the freedom to make whatever we want out of it.

Feb 18, 2017 01:19 PM #11
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

It's clear to anyone reading your blog that you love what you do and where you do it.  

Feb 18, 2017 08:48 PM #12
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

You are very lucky to live and work in such a beautiful part of our country.

Feb 19, 2017 09:39 AM #13
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

It must be so fun to get out and see the beautiful homes with the incredible backdrop around you!

Feb 19, 2017 10:43 AM #14
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

The recession was a difficult time to jump right in Sheri Sperry - MCNE® and make a go of it .  I understand when you say it is in your blood. I often say the same thing . Red white and blue blood runs through my veins . Great post

Feb 19, 2017 12:39 PM #15
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Sheri, There are a few places I've traveled that it's just tough for me to get any "work" done because the views are just so spectacular.  Sedona is near the top of that list.  Bill

Feb 28, 2017 12:21 PM #16
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