A Sedona Thanksgiving Match Made In Heaven! Another Property SOLD!

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty NRDS # 146013739

Thanksgiving Challenge Post 2 - by Debe Maxwell, CRS 


135 Red Rock Cove Drive, Sedona AZ 86351



This listing was my third transaction with Joan Andrew.  She is an artist and is well known for her bronzes as well as her paintings.  But in her early career, she was a sketch artist for CNN.  In fact, she was THE sketch artist for the John Hinkley trial.  I see many of my clients who live in Sedona on a regular basis.  We go to lunch and it is never dull.  Joan is another Thanksgiving blessing.  

This was a very special listing.  Joan moved into an assisted-living facility recently.  I felt that it was my personal responsibility to make her move as easy as possible.  

Joan has downsized from a very large home with an artist studio and a kiln on the property to this wonderful golf course home.  So there was a lot to detach from.  I helped her every step of the way and felt so happy and blessed to be a part of this major life move.  Up until the very last day, we were clearing out the home and the garage.  

A match made in Heaven. 

The buyer was a REALTOR® from the Phoenix area who had been looking for 2 years up in Sedona.  This was the perfect home for her.  It was a dream come true.  Low and behold, we found out she was also an artist and was happy to take all the supplies as well as pay for some of the artwork and sculptures.  She had her eye on one particular sculpture she just had to have.  Her husband called and wanted to surprise her with it.  He told me that if she called, to tell her that it had sold.  Do you know how hard that was? !!  Anyway, we all hit it off and Joan and I are so happy that these buyers got this home.  It is a true Thanksgiving Blessing and why I do this work.   

Bruce and the Japanese Maple

I will continue to have a monthly lunch with Joan.  I enjoy her company and companionship.   BTW - She knew I was eyeing a sculpture of her son "Bruce" when he was a little boy and I was willing to pay for it.  Well, Joan gifted it to me, along with a couple of other pieces I will cherish.  Thank you, Joan.  

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Stunning Aerial Video


Oak Creek Country Club West  - Golf Course Property


12th Fairway - Near The Tee Box


2 Bedrooms   |   1680 Sq Ft   |   2 Baths


0.25 Acres.   |   2 Car Garage   |   Single Level 


Area 45 - Village Oak Cr   |   R1L-10 Zoning   |  $2,558 Taxes/2020


MLS # 528054


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(Previous Update):  After all the activity that I had on my previous listing also located in the Village.  I recommended that we have showings from Friday through Sunday and make a decision on any offers the following day.  There were well over 20 showings.  The activity was really outstanding for such a short window. 

The potential buyer is a real estate agent from the Phoenix area and drove up especially to see this property.  I never recommend that a seller and buyer be present together.  However, the seller and I were doing a lot of last-minute preparations when the potential buyer viewed the property.   

The seller and the buyer hit it off right away.  My seller is an artist who happened to be the sketch artist for CNN decades ago and covered the Hinkley trial. The buyer also is an artist and fell in love with the seller's art and of course... the home!

I am so excited for both parties involved.  More on the listing and negotiation process after 135 Red Rock Cove Dr. closes and records. 


Unobstructed Views   


Enjoy the serenity of golf course living with red rock views of Castle Rock and surrounding red rocks. 


You will find all of this from the rear of the property.  It includes a buffer between the backyard and the golf course. Discover the beauty on the video of this property located on the 12 Fairway. 


Home With Charm and Character 


This is truly a home with character.  There are not many homes like this left. There’s a charming arched front entrance. The porch has a Spanish wrought iron gate leading to a carved wood front door.  A formal entry with a skylight leads to an open, spacious great room with a beehive wood-burning fireplace.  The great room has vaulted ceilings and wood beams that accentuate the charm and character. 


As you transition from the great room to what could be the formal dining room or entertainment area, you will also enjoy views. 


The primary suite was updated by the current owner. Of course, there is an attached ensuite.  This is an opportunity to own one of the few homes available of this style.


Quiet Surroundings


Oak Creek Country Club West is a neighborhood that offers quiet surroundings yet is close to trails, golf, business, & restaurants, in the Village of Oak Creek. This home sits on a cul-de-sac and as mentioned before, has a buffer between the backyard and the golf course. 


Easy Access


Easy access to the I-17 off of highway 179.  Many prefer this quiet Bedroom Community environment. 



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Comments (21)

Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

The sale of this property gives Sherri Sperry another great reason to be thankful this Thanksgiving day!

Nov 23, 2021 07:24 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Congratulations on another sale, Sheri! This one is lovely and what a 'wow' window framing of the Cathedral Rock!

Nov 23, 2021 07:30 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Well how awesome is that Congratulations to you and all who were involved, Endre

Nov 23, 2021 10:24 PM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That sculpture looks amazing, I am glad that she gifted it to you!  I would love to have such a sculpture.

Nov 24, 2021 04:52 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Sheri - this home, the story and the relationship that ties together the entire package is quite special.   That photo you included in the comment section here is especially so - and adds to the specialness of this post.  

Nov 24, 2021 04:53 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Congratulations on the sale.  That was truly a perfect match for the new buyer.

Nov 24, 2021 04:58 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Sheri... what a beautiful story. And goes to show that "when it's meant to be, it's meant to be." I've always believed that things happened when they are supposed to and your story totally underscores my belief. 

Nov 24, 2021 05:33 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sheri, and who said being a real estate agent, it is all about the sales?   NO WAY, it is about relationships.   Congratulations, and well done!  

Nov 24, 2021 05:49 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Thank you,  Debe Maxwell, CRS - two more posts to go.  Where did this month go? !!

Nov 24, 2021 09:13 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat - I am so thankful for the friendship I have with Joan Andrews.  I have known her now for 6 years. 

Nov 24, 2021 09:14 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Endre Barath, Jr. - I am happy that this will bring a new friendship with the buyer as well.  This was a huge win for all parties. 

Nov 24, 2021 09:16 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Brian England - It means, even more, knowing that this is a sculpture of her son, Bruce!  I went back to our original photos and did not see it in any of the listings  I had with her. 

Nov 24, 2021 09:18 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Thank you, Michael Jacobs.  I am so glad she chose me to represent her on her initial listing.  We have been friends ever since that time.

Nov 24, 2021 09:20 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Ed Silva - It really was.  The initial showing was one of the days I was helping the seller pack things up and the buyer got to meet her.  Normally, we do not want the buyer and seller at the home at the same time.  But these two hit it off so well!

Nov 24, 2021 09:23 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI Nina Hollander, Broker and Thank you.  I completely agree with you.  I never force things.  If it is meant to be, it will happen.  I tell that to all my clients as well. 

Nov 24, 2021 09:24 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Joan Cox - You are right on target!  I do this because I love building new relationships and I see that in your posts all the time. 

Nov 24, 2021 09:26 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Sheri Sperry and thanks for sharing another great sale with us here in the Rain.  Hope you have a great turkey day!


Nov 24, 2021 10:48 AM
Tanya Van Blake-Coleman
Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/www.talk-to-Tanya.com - St Thomas, VI
Improving the Quality of Your Life

Congrats on your recent sale! Good luck keeping the momentum going.

Nov 24, 2021 10:58 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

What a wonderful story, Sheri! Joan must be thrilled to be moving on with her life, with your help!

Happy Thanksgiving!


Nov 24, 2021 10:43 PM
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR

Congratulations Sheri Sperry - MCNE® and how nice she gave you the statue!  Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 26, 2021 02:56 AM