#112 – “Believe in Ashley” A SRRHS Community Benefit for Student in Need
365 Reasons to Live in Sedona

Greetings from Rob & Pam Schabatka – Broker/Owners of REMAX Sedona

Have you seen the Believe in Ashley fliers in local businesses around Sedona? Believe in Ashley is a benefit that took place last night in support of Ashley Hook.

“Hook was surprised by the benefit and thanked everyone involved. Yet, she saw a good aspect outside of herself.
‘I’m really happy to see how much people are coming together. It proves how much a small town pitches in at a time like this,’ Hook said.”  ~Click for Full article

In times of need, the Sedona Community steps up to assist & support those in need. Sedona had to step up last night and support Ashley Hook, a senior at Sedona Red Rock High, and boy did they do a great job!

Ashley Hook was a cheerleader, on the Student Council and played an active part in her school & community until December of last year when she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of ovarian cancer. This beautiful 18 year old girl had to face the hard truth that she would be battling cancer instead of enjoying the remaining part of her senior year of high school. Ashley’s positive attitude & spirit inspires many. Click here for a video from CBS 5 news about Ashley’s mindset.

Believe in Ashley, a fundraiser event that took place last night at the Sedona Performing Arts Center in SRRHS, was nothing short of amazing. Believe in Ashley demonstrated just how much the Sedona community and our local High School gives in order to support a community/family member in need. The evening started with a limo (donated by a community member) arriving to Ashley’s house full of Cheerleaders who all got ready together and rode to the event sipping sparkling cider.

The event consisted of:

  • An abundant silent auction of items donated from local businesses such as a 7 night stay at any Diamond Resort in the country
  • Gourmet food provided by local restaurants
  • Encouraging speeches from Ashley’s principal, teachers, coach, & friends
  • An incredible concert/performance by various SRRHS musical groups and cheerleaders for the 600+ guests to enjoy.
  • Ashley even got up on stage to express her gratitude to everyone involved: Video on Facebook.

Rehearsal for Don’t Stop Believing

The inspirational night ended with all groups performing as one to the Journey’s song “Don’t Stop Believing” and then the girls were escorted back into the limo.

One community member stated that the Believe in Ashley event “Rocked the walls of the Sedona Performing Arts Center”, it was a night to remember for all.

From the donation of people’s time to the limo ride and everything in between, this event was truly a display of how our community is irreplaceable in good times and bad. If you would like to join our community we encourage you to research on our Sedona Real Estate Website or view a list of Sedona Homes for Sale.

You can contact us at 928-821-3508 or at our REMAX Sedona office at 928-282-4166 x 253. We look forward to hearing from you!

Rob & Pam Schabatka – Your Source for Sedona Real Estate

#110 – Impressive Music Culture of Sedona AZ
365 Reasons to Live in Sedona

Greetings from Rob & Pam Schabatka – Broker/Owners of REMAX Sedona

Another impressive event, courtesy of the Sedona International Film Festival, These Three Tenors will perform in Sedona AZ on March 24, 2012!­­­­­­­­­­­

“World-renowned, extraordinary, a must see”! These are some of the phrases heard when discussing These Three Tenors and their performances. Sedona will be hosting the event on the 24th at 7:00pm in the Sedona Red Rock High School’s Sedona Performing Arts Center.

We recommend purchasing tickets early do to the event will be first come, first served. Tickets will be priced at $20, $30 or $40 for this family-oriented night out in Sedona. Rumor has it that the performance will range from Broadway to Opera and wouldn’t be complete without a tribute to Frank Sinatra! For more information please visit the Sedona Film Festival Website.

A reason for living in Sedona is the musical variety & culture provided to the public. Thinking about joining the Sedona Community? Visit our Sedona Real Estate website for a list of current Sedona Homes for Sale or Search the Inventory to find the perfect Sedona Property for you! We are available to answer any questions you may have as well as show you any property you come across. You can reach us at our RE/MAX Sedona Office located in the West Sedona Safeway Shopping Center at 928-282-4166 x 253 or directly at 928-821-3508. We look forward to hearing from you!

Rob & Pam Schabatka – Your Source for Sedona Real Estate

#109 – Sedona’s Convenience to Snowbowl Ski Resort
365 Reasons to Live in Sedona

Greetings from Rob & Pam Schabatka – Broker/Owners of REMAX Sedona

As some of you have seen in our previous post, sometimes Sedona gets a late spring snowing. One perk about that is Sedona residents can sneak off to Snowbowl Ski Resort. Well it is not as large as some of Colorado’s ski resorts, Snowbowl is perfect for that beginner/ intermediate snowboarder & skier that wants to get out in nature and
shred the mountain, a.k.a experience the snow and gorgeous blue skies!

Snowbowl is located in Flagstaff, Arizona and is a quick 45 minutes from Sedona’s Red Rocks. For many Sedona residents, winter weather means lots of trips up the Oak Creek Canyon to play in the snow of Flagstaff. As many of you know, Sedona’s winters consist of warm weather with sparse snowfalls that typically melt by noon the following day. That is why Sedona’s proximity to Snowbowl (and Flagstaff in general) allows the community of Sedona to experience seasons such as winter snowstorms.

Please click here for more information about Snowbowl’s Schedule and Passes.

Thinking about moving to Sedona from a colder part of the country, but are scared that you will miss out on winter because Sedona doesn’t receive much snow? Rest assured! Snowbowl has you covered; you can experience a winter wonderland, then drive home to Sedona, warm up & forget about having to shovel snow in order to leave the house.

For those of you attracted to Sedona’s moderate climate, we would like to invite you to use our Free Sedona MLS Search. Our Sedona Property for Sale Website allows you to Research the Sedona Area, Search for the perfect Sedona Property & and learn about Sedona Real Estate from the professionals – all free of cost!

If you are with us in Sedona we hope you enjoy the snow while it lasts, otherwise check out our Facebook/SedonaProperty for some incredible photos!





Rob & Pam Schabatka – Your Source for Sedona Real Estate

#108 – Spring Break Snowfall – Sedona AZ
365 Reasons to Live in Sedona

Greetings from Rob & Pam Schabatka – Broker/Owners of REMAX Sedona

We are much better at predicting the Sedona Real Estate Market than the weather – as those of you who receive our monthly newsletter have seen. Filmed one week prior, our Sedona Market Update Video boasts about an active market due to the gorgeous weather & blue skies. Just days after filming, Sedona is currently in the midst of a cold front and the heaviest snowfall of the year.

In the video (http://youtu.be/83FxnHRs2hg) we showcase one of our Sedona Properties for Sale, specifically a tree in full bloom. You can see the tree as it stands today, bearing several inches of snow.

Today’s reason to live in Sedona is the typical Spring Snowfall. You can almost be certain that within weeks of Easter there will be a final illustration of winter. Usual snowfalls will sprinkle Sedona’s Red Rocks in the late afternoon and as soon as the sun appears the next day the snow will have disappeared. Heavy storms on average last less than a week. As for Spring Break – March 2012, we have our coats & boots on and hot chocolate in hand as we are enjoying the incredible scenery.

Many Sedona residents, including us, love living in Sedona because of the ‘perfect’ weather we get to take advantage of. Our 300+ days of sunshine allow locals & visitors to hike the Red Rocks, bike through Sedona trails and live surrounded by nature year round.

Interested in previewing Sedona Real Estate? Browse our Website today for Sedona Property for Sale or to do your own Custom Sedona MLS Search! Call Rob & Pam Schabatka at 928-821-3508 or at their RE/MAX Sedona Office at 928-282-4166 x 253 for any and all information about buying or selling Sedona Property.

Rob & Pam Schabatka – Your Source for Sedona Real Estate!

#107 – Sedona’s Pinterest Photos are Spectacular
365 Reasons to Live in Sedona

Greetings from Rob & Pam Schabatka – Broker/Owners of REMAX Sedona

Out of the many notable reasons to live in Sedona, spectacular photos taken of the Sedona Area are a great reason to live locally. For those of you whom have not heard all the chatter, we would like to introduce to you, Pinterest.com. Pinterest is a new social network (like Facebook, Twitter & YouTube) where you “pin” all of your interests to online boards that you create for your profile.

One of the many things we love about Pinterest is that the network as a whole is visually alluring. Pins can be either Photographs or Videos taken from websites online or uploaded directly – the only text on Pinterest is that of captions.

Take a look at our Pinterest Profile http://Pinterest.com/SedonaProperty where you can see boards of our Interests and Sedona Photos galore! Within our short journey with Pinterest we have begun pining photos in the following categories:

  • Sedona Dream Homes
  • Sedona Outdoor Living at its Best
  • Great Food in Sedona AZ
  • Sedona Area Information, Landmarks & Famous Views
  • Sedona Resorts
  • Luxurious Master Bedrooms
  • Sedona Homes with Red Rock Views
  • Sedona Weddings – The Perfect Location
  • We even have a pin board of 365 Reasons to live in Sedona – in this board you will see photos from some of our various blog posts.

All in all, we love Pinterest and the fact that we are adding another source of information to our customers; past, present & future. As you are browsing through our Pinterest boards, feel free to click on any photos you would like to know more information about. When you click the pin it will take you to our website or a local website where you can read more.

Yes Sedona Pinterest Photos are spectacular but living in Sedona and daily experiencing these breathtaking views is something we want to share with you. If you are interested in searching for Sedona Property for Sale please search our ever updating MLS system on our website: http://SedonaProperty.net, or you can browse the current selection of Sedona Homes for Sale. As always, we look forward to hearing from you and helping you in the process of Buying or Selling Sedona Real Estate. You can contact us at 928-821-3508 or at our RE/MAX Sedona Office at 928-282-4166 ext 253.

Rob & Pam Schabatka – Your Source for Sedona Real Estate