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6 Tips for Showing Your House to Potential Buyers

Wed, May 9th 2018 3:56 pm by Tammy Emineth Sellers

Listing, staging, and selling a house may seem stressful but with a little bit of research, a great real estate agent or team, and a few tips on showing the house, you can get it sold for the highest price possible in a shorter amount of time. Here are eight tips for showing your house to potential buyers.

6 Tips for Showing your Sedona House

#1. Clean.

Buyers will seek out a speck of dirt anywhere so as long as you keep it clean from top to bottom, you won't offend those clean freaks that might be wiping down mantles and bookshelves with white gloves. If need be, hire a housekeeper or maid service at least once a week while your home is on the market. Once you've accepted an offer you can cancel the service.

#2. Make s...



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Buying a Ranch, Farm or Equestrian Property in Sedona

Mon, Apr 16th 2018 6:07 pm by Tammy Emineth Buyers

How to buy a ranch in Sedona

Maybe this is the first time you are considering buying farmland, a ranch, or equestrian property and you're wondering if Sedona is really the best place for that purchase. Surprisingly, there are a lot of equestrian ranches around the Sedona area including places like West Sedona and Big Park. Beautiful acreage, luxurious homes, or simple farmland is available depending on what you're looking for.

Recent listings in Arizona with farms totaling over 125,000 acres with a combined value of nearly $250 million definitely goes to show that there are plenty of ranches and equestrian properties available. 

But it doesn't just include land with equestrian properties or ranches. Arizona has l...



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The 4 Things All Home Buyers Should Know Before Buying

Wed, Mar 28th 2018 1:33 pm by Tammy Emineth Buyers

The 4 Things to KNow Before Buying a House

Homebuyers today are educating themselves more than ever. According to a recent article in the National Association of Realtors, 75% of millennial homebuyers are doing their homework and researching how to buy a house before buying. That’s a lot of people getting information about a major purchase. In the age of Amazon reviews, Consumer Reports, and review engines, finding out as much as you can before buying, is inevitable. But, do buyers need to know everything about the ins and outs of a real estate transaction before being comfortable enough to buy? We don’t think so. Nobody wants to be told how to do their job but educating yourself on the right topics really can protect yourself, ...



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Best Places for "Foodies" in Sedona

Wed, Jan 10th 2018 5:33 pm by Tammy Emineth Local

Where do foodies want to go for good grub in Sedona? We've got the list. From tv-worthy hotpots to restaurants with so many reviews they're a must, we've got your go-to spots for the best food in Sedona.

Best Foodie places in SedonaCowboy Club 21 N. State Route 89 A Uptown Sedona – step back in time to the old West and enjoy some delicious cowboy fair at Cowboy Club. Open 11 AM to 9 PM daily. As seen on Rachel Ray $40 a Day, Cowboy Club features some of the best grub this side of the Mississippi including Diamondback rattlesnake cakes, buffalo brochettes, and ridiculous homemade cornbread with honey chipotle better. Looking for something a little unique? How about some freshly fried cactus fries, cast-iron baked ...




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5 Mistakes Not to Make When Relocating

Thu, Oct 12th 2017 12:10 pm by Tammy Emineth Sedona

There are an infinite number of reasons people move. Whether it's for the military, marriage, divorce, new career, family change (or a dozen other reasons), you want to make it as stress-free as possible. 

We have lot of moving options in Sedona as far as moving, packing and storage companies but there are simple and costly mistakes many people make when relocating. Here are some of the ones we see the most AND how to avoid them. 

Moving Misakes

#1. You haven't researched the location or the property.

There's nothing worse than moving in, getting all settled only to realize you're in a flight path or the home is next to railroad tracks. Maybe the neighbor's dog barks incessantly or the city dump is...



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Best Fall Home Maintenance Tips You Won't Want to Miss

Fri, Sep 8th 2017 4:57 pm by Tammy Emineth Local

Kids are back in school and autumn is already approaching. Now is a great time to focus on some home maintenance projects that you get your home ready for the winter. I know, it doesn't get that cold around here but we can still do a few things to keep our homes in tip-top shape.

#1. Clean the Gutters.

Cleaning the gutters and downspouts is a good way to maintain the integrity of your house so that they don't overflow, fill up, and damage the roof or siding. Regards can make the job a lot easier as well.Best Fall Home Maintenance Tips You Won't Want to Miss

#2. Check the wood trim around windows, doors, railings, and decks.

If you see any wood rot or if there are any holes, use caulking to seal them or simply replace the wood.

#3. Now i...



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Metro Living in Uptown Sedona Arizona

Tue, Aug 8th 2017 2:04 pm by Tammy Emineth Sedona

Where is the best place to live in Sedona? Well, of course, that's all relative, but many people will tell you that Uptown is the place to be. Just before State Route 89A heads up Oak Creek Canyon is the small community or central heart of Sedona called Uptown. 

Uptown is located just north of South Sedona, east of West Sedona about 10 minutes from the Village at Oak Creek. This unique blend of history, shopping, social activities, restaurants and the main hub of the visitor activity is one of the best places to be in Sedona, especially if you are new to the area or you'd like to check out more of the commercial side of Sedona.

There are sidewalk cafés, coffee shops, galleries, fudge ...



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How You Could Sell Your Home in 48 Hours

Fri, Jun 9th 2017 2:59 pm by Tammy Emineth Sellers

Is it possible? For some it is! But it also depends on how willing you are to prepare the house for a fast sale. I'm not talking about dropping the price so far that you're giving the home away, but have you ever wondered why one house sells in a neighborhood within days while others sit on the market for weeks or even months?

You don't want to be that guy. You want your house sold. So, here's what a recent client did to get the house sold fast.How you could sell your home in 48 hours

#1. She timed it right

Timing is everything in the real estate market. Now is an excellent time to sell as we head into spring and summer. People that sell right before major holidays were when people are going to be out of town is never a good...



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Bad Advice When Selling Your House (and how to avoid)

Tue, Apr 18th 2017 4:29 pm by Tammy Emineth Sellers

Selling your house can be a stressful situation but there are some ways that you can alleviate that stress by preparing, planning ahead, and choosing the right real estate agent. But no matter how long we've done this we still here are some of the most horrific selling advice. There's always something new or some new tactic that homeowners have heard that may work to sell their house, but chances are, the best way to sell a house is to stage accordingly, price it right from the beginning, and marketed to the right buyer. However, if you've heard some of these tactics, you might be tempted to try them as well.

Here's some of the worst home selling advice we've ever heard.

#1. Don't make ...



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Sedona Living and the Local Wildlife

Thu, Mar 9th 2017 6:06 pm by Tammy Emineth Sedona

Sedona Living and the Wildlife that surrounds you

Family adventures in Sedona

 

There are many perks to living in Sedona and the surrounding towns. You have everything from small city living, nights out on the town, hole in the wall shops, awarding winning restaurants and more. There are a few hidden gems in Sedona that you can stumble upon such as breathtaking hiking trails and beautiful wildlife. While there may be brightly colored wildflowers peppered through Sedona, there are also many different animals to discover.

When you think of Arizona, Texas, New Mexico or really any sunny and dry state, one of the first animals that come to mind would be the rattlesnake. Sedona is home to multiple different species ...



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Sunday Fun day - A Family Affair at Coffeepot Trail

Wed, Feb 8th 2017 2:02 pm by Tammy Emineth Events and Activities

Finding a family friendly adventure can often be a much more difficult task than you may think. Of course, there are many different things you can do indoors that require a pretty penny, however, I am always on the lookout for adventures that can not only get my family outside but also get my family moving to maintain a healthy life style.  While the adventurer in me is nearly bursting at the seems I love it when I just so happen to stumble upon a beautiful piece of nature that can be explored by not only beginners, but also beginners in training. AKA: a grumpy, tired, hungry, mood-swinging toddler. Grab your calendar and a pen and make sure your weekend plans are filled with a trip to ...




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The Top Three Wineries You Won’t Want to Miss in Sedona

Wed, Jan 25th 2017 1:14 pm by Tammy Emineth Local


The Top Three Wineries You Won’t Want to Miss in Sedona

While you might not have a winery on your wish list when searching for a new home, it is a huge bonus when you just so happen to stumble upon the perfect winery only right next door. It’s these unexpected surprises that can help make a house a home and a neighborhood a community. For those of you who are lucky enough to call Sedona and the surrounding areas your home, you are able to experience and discover multiple great wineries to help satisfy your weekend tasting or even offer you a much-needed nightcap to the end a long and exhausting work day. While each winery has its own unique charm, each and every one of these wineries has something new to offer and many feature live music, ev...




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A Rustic Lovers Dream | Rustic Decor in Sedona and Cottonwood

Thu, Dec 15th 2016 7:00 pm by Tammy Emineth Local

A Rustic Lovers Dream | Rustic Decor in Sedona and CottonwoodWith Television show such as “Fixer Upper,” “Property Brothers” and “Rustic in the Rockies” airing on HGTV and catching our attention, many people have found a new love and appreciation for rustic décor. With the renovations and beautiful rustic remodels many people have also decided to forego their modern decorations and structures to create a homey, cozy, rustic sanctuary. Someone’s trash truly can be someone else’s treasure, and these shows are here to prove it! Distressed wood, antiques, re-purposed furniture, the possibilities are endless and allow you to create and add that perfect little touch of rustic charm. With rustic charm on the verge of expansion, everyone is left wonderin...




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Herkenham Trail - A Good Cooler Weather Hike

Fri, Nov 11th 2016 12:30 pm by Tammy Emineth Events and Activities

Located on Chavez Ranch Road is Herkenham Trail. The trail is named after Norm Herkenham, a local resident that work for the National Forest Service and volunteered with Friends of the Forest, who passed away in 2010. The trail is an easy walk great for all skill levels of hikers and the lack of shade along the trail makes this a great hike in the cooler months.Herkenham Trail - A Good Cooler Weather Hike

To find the trail from Chavez Road, go to the Old Post Trailhead. Old Post is popular with mountain bikers and used to be a road. From this point you will stroll through a few piñon pine and juniper trees with mesas on the right and Schuerman Mountain to the left. This portion of the hike is very scenic and if you glance back a l...




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Greenbelt Living - Verde Valley Homes and Properties

Thu, Oct 20th 2016 7:32 pm by Tammy Emineth Sedona

Greenbelt living in Verde Valley

Without a doubt, the Verde Valley is one of the prettiest areas of Arizona. The stretch along the very important Verde River in an area known as the greenway or greenbelt is particularly lush and beautiful.

The Verde River is one of few free- flowing rivers left in the state of Arizona. The 36 miles of lush land along the shores of the river, the greenbelt is some of the most notable and beautiful land in the Verde Valley. This is the habitat for most of the valley’s wildlife including blue heron, black hawks, ducks, coyotes, raccoons, mule deer, beavers, frogs, turtles, toads, and more. You will also find a few endangered species including river otter, southwestern bald eagles, and le...




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Best Hikes and Walks in Sedona Arizona

Fri, Sep 16th 2016 6:54 pm by Tammy Emineth Local

Looking for some of the best hikes or short walks around the Sedona area? Being real estate agents we travel to and from various places around the Sedona area and come across some unique hikes, events, activities and things to do, plus we get a lot of insights from the locals. It is our collection of some of the best hikes in and around Sedona Arizona.Great hikes and trails in Sedona AZ

The Cathedral Trail. This is a beautiful location paired with the beauty of Oak Creek and its canopied forest. This is a moderate adventure and when you get to the creek, the kids can jump in the water, cool off and get ready for the hike back. It's a great little spot also called the Templeton trail. This trail can be found off of Back O'...




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Should You Get a Specific Inspection or General Inspection?

Mon, Aug 8th 2016 2:10 pm by Tammy Emineth Buyers

A common question we get from our real estate buyers is the difference between a specific inspection or a regular home inspection and a general inspection. We urge all of our homebuyers to get a home inspection contingency when they make an offer. This means that the buyers will not agree to finalize the sale on the home until an inspection has been completed and approved.Should You Get a Specific Inspection or General Inspection?

A general inspection is where the buyer pays for an inspection and can either continue with the purchase or terminate the transaction if they are not satisfied. This is the most common type and it allows the buyer to back out if they are not satisfied with the results of the inspection report or the response from the s...




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Should I Short Sale My House?

Thu, Jun 2nd 2016 5:32 pm by Tammy Emineth Sellers

It can happen to anyone.... job change, divorce, medical emergency. Anything that makes it difficult to pay your mortgage. That mortgage - the one thing that's sheltering you and your family. You don't want to lose your house but you just can't make ends meet any longer. The problem is, you can't just sell the house. You may owe more than the home is currently worth. But you also don't want to just walk away and have a foreclosure tainting your credit history for up to 10 years! 

What can you do?

There are options.

Short sale options for homeownersSurprisingly, quite a few. The short sale is just one of those options. Arizona is a title theory state, which means that your property remains in trust until the loan is pa...




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What Can You Get for $1 Million in Sedona Arizona

Fri, May 6th 2016 6:07 pm by Tammy Emineth Buyers

Sedona is one of the most beautiful places in the Unites States. It is no wonder that thousands come to visit the red rocks every year. But Sedona is more than just a top Arizona vacation destination, it is a great place to live. Many home buyers seeking a quieter and more relaxed lifestyle are settling down in Sedona.Million dollar Sedona homes

The real estate market in Sedona has always been fairly strong even through the recession around 2008. The general set of permanent residents you will find in Sedona are affluent, many from parts of California where prices are the same or more. Real estate prices have been on a steady climb for a while and are expected to keep going.

So if you are searching for a home in ...




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In the Details - The Little "Extras" That Really Help Sell Your Sedona House

Tue, Apr 5th 2016 5:29 pm by Tammy Emineth Sellers

Details that help sell a house

It's all in the details, right? It's the little things that really help sell a house. Most sellers want to do everything they can to appeal to a wide range of homebuyers whether it's professional staging, the right photographs, proper layout or fantastic curb appeal. But it's those details and little extras that really showcase a home and show buyers that you've gone the extra mile in order to sell the property. Here are five extras that really will help sell a house.

#1. New flooring.

Now, this is not a minor detail and it can be quite expensive but new carpet, flooring, hardwoods or tile can really make a room or the entire house stand out. If buyers are looking at houses with older...




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