It's All About Sedona Rainbows These Last 10 Years...

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage NRDS # 146013739
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My Sedona 10 Year Journal of Life

As I look back 10 years in the past, a rainbow comes to mind.  Every time I see a rainbow, I stop and watch it as long as I can.  Rainbows remind me of the awesome power of Mother Nature and how the rain is ending and there are sunny days ahead. Rainbows are just out of our reach and each one reminds me of how magical our journey on this earth is. 

Each year there are note-worthy rainbows that hold a memorable Pot o' Gold at the end. 

This quote is how I look at life as well as the last 10 years. 

"It takes sunshine and rain to make a rainbow. there would be no rainbows without sunshine and rain." Roy T Bennett - The Light In The Heart

 

2010

 

My husband received a hip operation after going for many years and not realizing that his actual hip bone had disintegrated. The doctor didn't know how he was still walking. He was flabbergasted when he saw the x-ray. It has been 9 years now, and still going strong. (June 8, 2019)

 

My First Day of Real Estate Class! (September 15, 2010)

 

I was just leaving the driveway and my husband ran out of the house to capture my first day of real estate class. This was one of those areas we realized would have a huge impact on our lives going forward. 

 

2011

Our Longest Maui Vacation 

 

February to March 2011. I was getting ready to start my real estate career and Rick and I realized we may not be able to take a long vacation anymore. We spent Valentine Day, my birthday and Rick's birthday this year. We spent a month at the Marriott Kaanapali (sunset) pic and 1 week at the Marriott Wailea (rainbow) at the end of the trip. During that time my husband was hard at work on my first website below. 

 

I Became a ReMax Sedona REALTOR® - April 4, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Becoming a real estate agent was not all that new to me. I had been studying real estate and worked in the industry and sold my own homes since 1972.  I was a very successful salesperson.  With my husband's help with the website and media, I knew I would be successful. When other agents were bailing out, I started my business in a recession. You can't let a little thing like a recession stop you ...Right?

Back in 2011 my husband developed a responsive website and commissioned a design for a "smart" phone app. This is when smartphones were used for only 1-3% of the home searches. The smartphone app never really took off so we dropped it. 

 

2012

 

April 15, 2012, was my first post on ActiveRain.

No pics. It was about another first... My first listing! What a difference 9 years makes! It was another year before I did another post! 

On June 1, 2012 -Rick created a post on his website, "Update on Sheri's Success!" discussing what we accomplished in the first 1.5 years.  

 

I Celebrated My 40th Wedding Anniversary in August!

 

Rick and I went down south to the Marriott Desert Ridge. At this point in time, I still didn't have back up to help me with my real estate business so we needed to be close. We will probably spend a couple of days there for our 47th anniversary which is coming up!

 

2013

 

January 2013 - My First Million Dollar Listing! 

This listing was secured because of my weekly ad in the Sedona Kudos magazine. 190 Sun Up Ranch

 

 

 

A Very Special Wedding At Courthouse Butte and L'Auberge de Sedona!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My son married his wife in November 2013. Samantha was on holiday from Switzerland visiting Sedona when they fell in love. Their story is right out of a Hallmark movie. 

 

2014 - 2015

 

NEW Redesigned Wordpress website!

My old domain eSedona.biz was still in play.  I announced my new domain SellSedona.com in November 2015.  My husband had to do a lot of work to scrub eSedona.biz. We do continue to redirect this domain to SellSedona.

 

2016

I Became a Nana!

 

On February 7, Superbowl Sunday, Tristan Zander Sperry was born in Flagstaff AZ. He is the first Sperry to be a true Zonie! My life was truly changed the day I found out my daughter-in-law was pregnant. 

It changed, even more, when Tristan was born. I am very fortunate and blessed to have my son and his family so close to me. 

One day, maybe... my son from California will relocate out here!

 

 

 2017

I moved to Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Sedona Office

 

 This was a bold move to make but I felt it was the right time. I am so happy I did it. My manager is a non-competing broker and is always there to help. The tech and marketing departments are 100% behind you as is all the corporation's resources.  Another huge plus, all the agents work with each other and support each other. 

 

2018 

 

June 21, 2018 - I attended a certification class for the Institute of Luxury Home Marketing. 

The Instructor was the well known Kofi Nartey!  What a great job he did! My next move is to continue with the certification submitting the luxury homes that I have sold. 

I also have to submit the paperwork to become a Coldwell Banker Luxury agent. 

 

 

2019

 

Best Year Ever!

 

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Arizona had our awards banquet on June 1.  I have always wanted to go to the Phoenician and had this opportunity fulfilled. Coldwell Banker paid for a suite with a view of the pool area. The ceremony and banquet were spectacular. Rick and I had a great time. I am still going through the pictures!

 

 

My Son Ryan turned 40 years old in June

I am very fortunate and blessed to be able to take my entire family to the Marriott Desert Springs Resort for an all-inclusive paid vacation.  This has been the highlight of the year. We were able to have some wonderful dinners and breakfast at the famous Elmer's on Palm Canyon.  I miss my son. So this was a really special time.  

 

Fluffy and Mittens

 

  

 

There were some sad times with the loss of both our kitties during this decade. But I always look at the wonderful times they gave us and a smile comes over me. 

 


 

 

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Rainmaker
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
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Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS,

Thank you!  I couldn't imagine 10 years ago that I would be here but I am. So I am excited about what is to come. 

Jul 13, 2019 03:11 PM #20
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD,

I was lucky to experience a period from 2000 to 2011 essentially being retired. So this has been a very rewarding "last 10 years". 

Jul 13, 2019 03:15 PM #21
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
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HI Lottie Kendall

Thank you!  The sun can be super strong here and this was the result but it looked really close to the backyard. 

Jul 13, 2019 03:23 PM #22
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
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Hi Jerry Newman

I am glad you enjoyed it, and yes, there is a force up above watching over me. 

Jul 13, 2019 03:28 PM #23
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
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Hi Will Hamm

Indeed! It is a great challenge that brings us just a little closer.

Jul 13, 2019 03:29 PM #24
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
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Hi Ron and Alexandra Seigel - Very lucky to get that rainbow shot!

Jul 13, 2019 04:46 PM #25
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
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Thank you, Nina Hollander,

I hope I can get some new rainbow shots this monsoon.

Jul 13, 2019 04:47 PM #26
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
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Thank you Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP,

You are always so eloquent. No one knows what the future holds but I certainly am excited to find out. 

Jul 13, 2019 04:51 PM #27
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Hannah Williams
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Wonderful post Sheri Sperry - MCNE®  time flies when you are being productive.It seems like a only a few years ago but wow it has been ten years. Shared so much with you and hope to share so much more 

Jul 14, 2019 08:18 AM #28
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
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That was a nice story with so many happy events (mostly) and great pictures too.  Your husband sounds like he helps a lot with your business, so I guess he's a keeper after all these years! haha

Jul 14, 2019 08:22 PM #29
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Roy Kelley
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Thank you very much, Sheri, for sharing some of your personal story.

Jul 15, 2019 05:27 AM #30
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Oh my gosh, I loved reading about your journey, Sheri. You know that I've always admired Rick and all that he does for you but, WOW, being a former nurse (orthopedic trauma at that), I'm REALLY impressed with him! That is remarkable pain tolerance.

We have also stayed at the Marriott Desert Springs Resort and loved it there. I know your family enjoyed the time together - there's so much to enjoy on the campus - you don't really need to leave.

As for your accomplishments, your 10-year trek in this business has been remarkable, Sheri. You have done gangbusters and I am a firm believer that when we have spouses supporting us, we can, indeed, soar with the eagles - just as you've done. 

Love the first rainbow shot - I've never seen one that vibrant - so gorgeous!

Lastly, OMG, Rick & Ray would get along so well; I absolutely adore that he snapped a picture of you leaving for class, your first day of real estate school! Sounds exactly like something Ray would have done, had he been home to see me off that day!

Jul 15, 2019 02:03 PM #31
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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HI Hannah Williams - We just keep plugging along!  As long as we can put balance in our lives everything is rainbows. 

Jul 15, 2019 03:54 PM #32
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
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Hi Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 - You know how this works, as long as he stays in his lane, everything is A-O-K! LOL

Jul 15, 2019 03:56 PM #33
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Am happy to do it, Roy Kelley.  Have a great week. 

Jul 15, 2019 03:57 PM #34
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Debe Maxwell, CRS - I am glad you enjoyed it.  As for the hip...when, I saw the X-ray I couldn't believe it. He did have a huge limp. We discussed pain tolerance, and he thinks it can be compared to boiling a frog. It is a slow ongoing tolerance and your brain just minimizes the actual pain. 

As for business, I could not have been as successful without my spouse.

I find that interesting. ...Rick's dad was named Ray!  

Jul 15, 2019 04:10 PM #35
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Grant Schneider
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Good afternoon Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - I enjoyed reading your story and seeing how career, health, and family all intertwined.  You have a lovely family.

Jul 16, 2019 12:21 PM #36
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Kat Palmiotti
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What a wonderful post. I loved reading about your last decade, and I like the way you did this by focusing on highlights for each year. Great post!

Jul 17, 2019 06:35 AM #37
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
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Thank you, Grant Schneider.

I am looking forward to more good things happening in the future. 

Jul 17, 2019 10:53 AM #38
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Kat Palmiotti - Thank you.  Going year by year just felt right. 

Jul 17, 2019 10:55 AM #39
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