#115 – Sedona Red Rock High School Grad
365 Reasons to Live in Sedona

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

When talking to most Sedona residents you will find that there are few people who have grown up among the Red Rocks of Sedona AZ. Many people move to Arizona, Sedona in particular, from various places in the U.S. and from across the world. Well not the “Sedona Kids”. Since Sedona Red Rock High School opened its doors in 1995, there has been a special bond between the children growing up in Sedona.

Living in a small town such as Sedona, there are many things to appreciate; adults often see this more clearly than the youth growing up. Whether it be lack of big city knowledge or the longing to go out and experience the world away from the Red Rocks; there’s something unique about the young adults raised here. We saw this so clearly at the 2012 Graduation at Sedona Red Rock High School.

On May 23, the class of 2012 departed from SRRHS and began their future, many travelling to one of the three Arizona Universities: NAU, ASU & U of A. At the commencement ceremony we heard from 5 students who spoke more about their friendships and cherished memories with their fellow students than their futures plans. We found this so heartwarming because unlike most High Schools, Red Rock has a small number of students who sincerely connect with each other.

We also heard from a very proud principal, congratulating his class for making SRHHS an excelling school for another consecutive year. He also spoke to numerous individual students on their achievements, academically & in various extracurricular activities – which is what SRRHS prides itself on.

We feel that SRRHS, as a whole, is a reason to live in Sedona because the teachers have a passion for teaching & mentoring the students, the administration cares enough to know each student personally and the community support allows students to flourish in every aspect of their High School careers.

From the time you first enter the school campus to the last time you walk across the football field, you can feel the warmth of the continuous compassion and love.

As for the Sedona Kids that graduated this year, we applaud you and wish you the very best in life. Like teacher Karyl Goldsmith said, you will miss Sedona, these Red Rocks, and mostly the people in the community. Always know, we love you and forever will welcome you back with open arms.

If you would like to join our wonderful community of Sedona AZ please visit our website for Sedona Community Information and Sedona Property for Sale. You can perform your own Custom Sedona MLS Search or view a list of current West Sedona Homes for Sale. We are available to welcome you to the community and help with all of your Sedona Real Estate needs. Contact Rob at 928-821-3508 or at the RE/MAX Sedona Office at 928-282-4166 x 253. We look forward to hearing from you!

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

#113 – Sedona Golf Clinics Only $10
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Greetings from Rob & Pam Schabatka – Broker/Owners of REMAX Sedona

Golf in Sedona… worth every penny! Sedona residents sometimes forget to realize just how good we have it here. Living in such a beautiful place with incredible community amenities, the golf courses in Sedona are first class. One treasure that we recently found is a golf clinic offered by the Oak Creek Country Club (OCCC).

OCCC is a Robert Trent Jones Sr. & Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed course located in the Village of Oak Creek (VOC). “Being Sedona’s first golf course, this championship, 18 hole golf course is truly unique when compared to Sedona’s other courses” (Sedona Golf Course Reviews). Playing on these greens currently costs $99 for 18-holes or $65 for 9-holes. But now you can get some practice & some guidance without breaking your bank.

$10 gets you 60 minutes of instruction on Monday, Wednesday and/or Thursday mornings to work on your swing in a small group setting. Even though you won’t be playing 18-holes you still get the experience of playing golf in beautiful Sedona AZ!

The price is reason enough to try one of these lessons. A drop in rate of $10 is hard to beat. Some of the instructors offer 6 lesson packages for $50 or $300 for an unlimited year’s pass. That is a great value for someone like us that needs a lot of practice. For a printable list of times and topics, click here for Oak Creek Country Club’s 2012 Golf Clinic Schedule. This Sedona Golf Deal is simply unmatched!

While you are enjoying the warmth of the sun, the wind in your hair and the gorgeous views of Sedona Red Rocks, imagine living within walking distance to Oak Creek Country Club or another Sedona Golf Course. Click here to browse Village of Oak Creek Homes for Sale near OCCC or Sedona Golf Resort.

Like always, we are available to answer any questions regarding the Sedona Community or Real Estate Process. Call us at 928-821-3508 or at our REMAX Sedona Office at 928-282-4166 x 253 or email us today!

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

#104 – Sedona Bridal Fair
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Greetings from Rob & Pam Schabatka – Broker/Owners of REMAX Sedona

The second most special thing you can do in Sedona is to marry the one you love. What’s the first thing? Wake up everyday and breathe Sedona’s fresh air! But today we are talking about #2. Creating your Sedona Dream Wedding.

Weddings are stressful on all parties. Most of the stress stems from not knowing where to start. Luckily some answers are on the way. In our own backyard, the Sedona Wedding Professionals Association has chartered the perfect event. The  2nd annual Sedona Bridal Fair, Scheduled for Sat. February 18th, 2012, gives brides and their maids of honor the resources to plan a wedding! Everything you need to get started on your wedding planning journey is assembled on the grounds of the Poco Diablo Resort. The only other thing you will need is a groom, as these are not provided at the event.

The event hosts plenty of local vendors and wedding professionals from primarily the Sedona and the Verde Valley areas. The representatives give brides-to-be a taste of what their businesses offer. Some of the wedding professionals include:

  • Wedding Planners
  • Venue Representatives
  • Officiates
  • Photographers/Videographers
  • Cake Designers
  • Musicians/DJs
  • Hair and Makeup Artists
  • Limousine and luxury car companies, etc.

Event Details
The second annual Sedona Bridal Fair will be hosted at the Poco Diablo Resort and will begin at 10 am Saturday, February 18th and will proceed until 2pm. To purchase tickets please visit SedonaBridalFair.com, brides are $10 and guests are $5.

The chance of winning one of the many incredible door prizes even makes Rob want to attend! If you are a Sedona bride-to-be we (Pam) highly recommend attending this great occasion.

For those of you who were more interested in the #1 most wonderful thing to do in Sedona, let us give you some suggestions. We have found that when searching for a new home in any area it is most important to begin your search by seeing which neighborhoods fit your lifestyles. Your goal should then be to find a home within that community.

Sedona AZ has six areas/neighborhoods, you can search Sedona Properties for sale within them below.

At any point in your Sedona home search feel free to contact us with any questions. We are available by email, FaceBook.com/SedonaProperty, Twitter.com/Sedona_Property and by phone at 928-821-3508 or 928-282-4166 ext 253. We look forward to hearing from you.

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

#101 – New Year’s Resolutions
365 Reasons to Live in Sedona

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

As we begin the New Year, we have taken time to reflect on 2011. After some thought, there is plenty we would like to improve on in 2012. Sedona AZ is notorious for new beginnings and/or an ideal place to make changes in your life. We feel lucky we get a chance to regroup in such a great place.

We have routinely discussed how we feel Sedona’s culture and outdoor-friendly community is plenty of a reason to live in this gorgeous town. As we took time to decide on our New Year’s Resolutions, we determined 2012 is time to take advantage of our town and to focus on our health. We have decided we will attempt to improve our health in three areas:

  • The Mind
  • The Body
  • and The Soul

With those goals in mind, living in Sedona allows us and others an opportunity to pursue our resolutions with plenty of options locally.

New Year’s Resolution #1: Restoring Health to your Mind
With an assortment of organizations to join, there are multiple ways to engage your mind and to learn something new every day. Here are some examples of things you can do for mental stimulation:

  • Take a class at Yavapai College – Sedona Campus
  • Explore the Sedona Arts Center
  • Take Care in a Cause – Volunteer at:
    • One of Sedona’s elementary schools
    • Sedona’s Public Library
    • The Sedona Canned Food Drive
    • Sedona’s Humane Society, etc.

New Year’s Resolution #2: Restoring Health to your Body
Spending time in nature is one of the best things you can do for your body & spirit. Exercise in Sedona is fun, you have countless options. Here are some suggestions:

  • Train for the Sedona Marathon
  • Hike up and atop the Sedona Red Rocks
  • Walk a trail throughout Sedona’s scenery
  • Bike on one of the many Sedona trails designated for mountain biking
  • Swim against the current of the Oak Creek (or for a more controlled swim, try your hand at swimming laps at the Sedona Public Pool)
  • Kayak or tube down Oak Creek or the nearby Verde River
  • Rock Climb or Hike throughout Oak Creek Canyon
  • Join one of Sedona’s fabulous gyms: Sedona Fit or Snap Fitness if you would like to admire Sedona Red Rocks from an indoor exercise facility.

New Year’s Resolution #3: Restoring Health to your Soul
One reason so many people call Sedona home is the numerous places of worship. If you come to Sedona looking for a place of worship that practices your beliefs, 99% of the time you will find one or more places to choose from.

If you want a community of support and the right environment to proactively live out your New Year’s Resolution then we would like to welcome you! We believe that finding the perfect neighborhood is the start to finding the perfect Sedona Home. If you would like further information on Sedona AZ’s neighborhoods please give us a call at 928-821-3508 or visit us at our REMAX Sedona Office (located in the Safeway Plaza in West Sedona) at 928-282-4166 ext. 253. In the meantime you can Search Sedona Real Estate and/or view these lists of Sedona Property for Sale: West Sedona Homes for Sale or the Village of Oak Creek Homes for Sale. We look forward to hearing from you!

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

#99 – Sedona Sweet Cider, Locally Grown & Made
365 Reasons to Live in Sedona

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

Sedona Sweet Cider, a place where you can purchase fresh local apples and homemade apple cider is definitely one of our favorite reasons to live in Sedona. If you ever find yourself traveling from West Sedona to the Village of Oak Creek (which most of us that live in the Village do on a daily basis) be sure to stop by Sedona Sweet Cider and taste some of Sedona’s Sweetness!

Directions to Sedona Sweet Cider
As you are traveling to the Village of Oak Creek from West Sedona you will drive past the Shops at the Hillside & the King’s Random Hotel (on your left). Continuing on, you will go through a round-a-bout and begin down a hill. Keep an eye out for the Sedona Sweet Cider sign on the right-hand side! There is a tent set up year round with fresh apples & homemade cider for sale.

Living in a town where the soil is plentiful allows many Sedona Residents to have gardens and gives the opportunity for local business’ such as Sedona Sweet Cider to share their mouthwatering, local produce. We encourage all of our readers to take the time to buy a cup of Homemade Apple Cider; it will be your first of many!

If you are interested in viewing Sedona Property for sale while you sip on your cider please don’t hesitate to contact us for a tour of Sedona Property for Sale928.821.3508 or 928.282.4166 ext 253. If you would like to start your search online you can do so on our website that allows you to Search Sedona Property for Sale.

Rob & Pam Schabatka – Your Source for Sedona Real Estate

#97 – Verde Valley Sky Diving
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Greetings from Rob & Pam Schabatka – Broker/Owners of REMAX Sedona

Indescribable. Awe-inspiring. Exhilarating? Sedona may be described as many things to different people but exhilarating is not a frequent term we hear. Unless… you just got done with a Verde Valley Skydiving experience, then your Sedona depiction is all the more unique.

If you are a daring soul looking for adventure with an unmatchable view than skydiving near Sedona is just the place! Red Rock Skydiving gives visitors & locals the chance of a lifetime. Just take a look at this amazing photo, courtesy of the Red Rock Skydiving website.

Red Rock Skydiving Information
Located at the Cottonwood Airport (second entrance) Red Rock Skydiving allows first time jumpers as well as experienced jumpers to soar throughout blue skies of Sedona & the Verde Valley. Beginner prices are as follows, according to their website:

  • 1 to 4 people – $225 per person
  • 5 or more people, student* or military* – $215 per person

For more information please contact Red Rock Skydiving at (928) 649-8899 or jump@redrockskydiving.com.

Impressed with Sedona AZ’s natural beauty? Make Sedona Red Rock Country your backyard! Search Sedona Property Here or view a list of Sedona Homes for Sale with Red Rock Views. If you would like any other Sedona Real Estate information please Contact Us via Email or call 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.

#95 – Bell Rock Plaza Art & Craft Show
365 Reasons to Live in Sedona

Greetings from Rob & Pam Schabatka – Broker/Owners of REMAX Sedona
In a culture rich city such as Sedona AZ we find that many residents buy home décor from various authentic trade shows rather than large department stores. One show that we would like to highlight is the Art & Craft Show in the Bell Rock Plaza.

Directions/ Event Details
Coming from Sedona, Bell Rock Plaza will be on your right just as you pass the round-a-bout (Circle K) entering the Village of Oak Creek. Driving by, you will not be able to miss the show.

The Bell Rock Plaza Art & Craft Show will feature a variety of artists’ work including home décor – interior & exterior, Native American rugs & blankets, an assortment of unique hand-made jewelry, and much more.

Events will be held occasionally throughout the year. If you are in the area be sure to stop by and see what treasures you may find.

As you are browsing the booths notice our vacant lot for sale to the South. If you are interested in this vacant lot or others please view our list of Sedona Vacant Land for Sale in the Village of Oak Creek. Not interested in Vacant Land? Click here to run our own Search of Sedona Properties for Sale.

Like always, we are available to answer questions or schedule appointments to view Sedona Property. You can reach us at 928-821-3508 or 928-282-4166 ext 253.

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

#90 – Shops at the Hillside
365 Reasons to Live in Sedona

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

Shopping in Paradise, enough said! Yes for us girls, the shopping at the Hillside is one of our Reasons to Live in Sedona AZ. The unique boutiques, great restaurants and a serene ambiance makes browsing on the “hillside” a treasured experience.

Hillside Sedona is diverse, delectable and darling! Don’t take our word for it, see for yourself.

As you could see in the video, the Hillside has some of the best Red Rock Views in Sedona. Would you like to live atop a hill and overlook Sedona’s beauty? You can Search Sedona Property with Red Rock Views here or contact us to schedule an appointment to view Sedona Properties.

We love matching our clients with the best Sedona home that fits all of their needs and wants. You can reach us at 928-821-3508 or at our RE/MAX Sedona Office (928-282-4166 ext 253) located in the West Sedona Safeway Plaza.

Rob & Pam Schabatka – Your Source for Sedona Real Estate

#86 – Sedona’s Convenience to San Diego, CA
365 Reasons to Live in Sedona

Greetings from Rob & Pam Schabatka – Broker/Owners of RE/MAX Sedona
Whether you are escaping Arizona’s summer heat or warming up in the winter, San Diego is a must do vacation for all Sedona residents. Over the years we have made the drive to San Diego numerous times and we always come home to Sedona more appreciative than when we left.

Only eight hours south-west of Sedona, San Diego is the perfect weekend getaway. Relax on the beach, ride a wave, bike ride around Coronado Island, or experience the many fabulous restaurants. If you are like us, you will enjoy the beach city but soon will long for the tranquility of your home, Sedona.

Although going on vacation and getting away from everyday life is nice, but there is nothing better than to get off I17 and come around the corner to see Bell Rock and the other spectacular Sedona Red Rocks!

If you are thinking about purchasing a Sedona Property please use our website as a resource. Find lists of Sedona Homes for Sale in different areas or search the Sedona MLS yourself. Always feel free to contact us at 928-821-3508 or at 928-282-4166 ext 253. We are happy to help you find the perfect property for you and your family.

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