#104 – Sedona Bridal Fair
365 Reasons to Live in Sedona

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.

#102 – Sedona International Film Festival in Feb 2012
365 Reasons to Live in Sedona

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

The Sedona International Film Festival is just around the corner. If you consider yourself a “movie buff” then this is a Sedona Must Do! Living in Sedona makes it easier for us to attend this great showcase of our area and its culture. The event begins on February 18th and will show more than 145 films that are sure to not disappoint. The highly desired event will conclude on February 26th.

Festival Passes are expected to increase in price as we get closer to the event. We suggest that you buy your passes ASAP, while they are still on sale. That way you will guarantee your spot(s) and you will get the best price available. Please click the following link for more information about tickets and scheduling: Sedona International Film Festival.

Please note the advertisement to the right, featured in the Sedona Monthly Magazine. The whole event is first class and represents Sedona at its finest. You can see some of Sedona’s beauty demonstrated in their beautifully designed poster. We are very impressed by the designers behind the Sedona International Film Festival! A great slogan… “Where the Red Carpet meets the Red Rocks”…

Living within Red Rock Country, we are exposed to numerous festivals. If you find yourself in town for the Film Festival and have a desire to Search for Sedona Property, please let us know. We would be more than happy to give you a tour and to educate you on the Sedona Real Estate Market. We are well versed in the Sedona and the Village of Oak Creek inventory. If you are looking for a new Sedona Vacation Home, or maybe a place to retire to, we are happy to show you what our area has to offer in one of our various Sedona Neighborhoods.

If you would like to begin your search online please click the following links for direct access to ever-updating lists of West Sedona Real Estate for Sale & Village of Oak Creek Homes for Sale. As always, we are available at 928-821-3508 or 928-282-4166 ext. 253.

Good Luck & Enjoy the Festival!

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!

#100 – Holiday Tree Lighting
365 Reasons to Live in Sedona

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

You want a reason to live in Sedona? The community of Sedona is reason enough! On December 2nd, 2011 there will be the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony.

The Event will Include:

  • Mayer Rob Adams lighting the holiday tree in Uptown Sedona
  • Christmas Carols by the Canyon Singers
  • A visit by Santa – Free Polaroid’s will be provided to the families of Sedona kids telling Santa their Christmas Wishes
  • Big Park & West Sedona Elementary Band & Chorus’ will perform
  • Refreshments of Hot Chocolate, coffee, etc will be provided by Sedona Restaurants such as Black Cow
  • Etc.

The tree will be set up by Sedona Red Rock High School Students in Future Business Leaders of America Club and the event on Dec. 2nd is a production of the Sedona Main Street Program.

If you are interested in joining the Sedona Community please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can Search Sedona Property for Sale on our website or view the links below for ever-updating lists of Sedona Real Estate in Sedona’s main neighborhoods:

We are available to answer any questions at 928-821-3508 or at our RE/MAX Sedona Office at 928-282-4166.

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

#93 – Sedona’s Coffee Pot Turkey Trot
365 Reasons to Live in Sedona

Greetings from Rob & Pam Schabatka – Broker/Owners of REMAX Sedona
Living in the beautiful desert landscape and red rocks of Sedona AZ we often see people participating in energetic activities such as jogging, biking, and hiking on a daily basis. Enjoying the great outdoors is one of the many reasons to live in Sedona. Today we would like to acknowledge the 3rd annual Coffee Pot Turkey Trot in West Sedona.

Event Details

  • Starting and ending location – Posse Grounds.
  • 5K Run/Walk throughout the beautiful city of Sedona
  • The race begins at 8:00 am Thanksgiving Morning
  • Proceeds will give underprivileged children the opportunity to participate in Music for Tots!

On a day devoted to feasting, we encourage you to join Sedona residents and visitors; soak up some sunshine and participate in the Coffee Pot Turkey Trot.

While you are enjoying the scenery in Sedona think how amazing it would be to live here. If you are interested in viewing Sedona Property for Sale please give us a call at 928-821-3508 or at our RE/MAX Sedona Office at 928-282-4166 ext 253 or visit our Sedona Real Estate Website. We look forward to hearing from you!

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

#85 – ‘Dahling It’s You’ Fashion Boutique in Sedona AZ
365 Reasons to Live in Sedona

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

Living in a small town such as Sedona AZ it is hard to find stores that compare to the variety of stores that larger cities offer. Luckily, Sedona has a selection of distinctive boutiques that are a pleasure to shop in.

One boutique stands out to us as the leader of Women’s Fashion – Dahling It’s You! With two Sedona locations and only one-of-a-kind inventory; we (Pam) recommend visiting Dahling It’s You to find the perfect combination of clothing & accessories for any occasion. Dahling It’s You is one of our favorite Reasons to Live in Sedona AZ. The location pictured above is in Uptown Sedona on the right as you enter Uptown heading north. If you wish to shop in West Sedona you can find a Dahling It’s You Boutique at 250B N State Route 89A.

Interested in buying a Sedona Property in West Sedona or Uptown near Dahling It’s You? Click the link for West Sedona Real Estate & Uptown Sedona Homes for Sale. Like always, we are available to answer any and all of your questions at 928-821-3508 or 928-282-4166 ext 253.

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

#75 – Home-Style Cooking @ Nick’s on the West Side
365 Reasons to Live in Sedona

Greetings from Rob & Pam Schabatka – Broker/Owners of RE/MAX Sedona…

Sedona – known for extravagant high-end restaurants but remembered for local home-style eateries. Sedona may have an abundance of prestigious restaurants where celebrities dine when they come to town but Nick’s on the West Side is where the locals eat.

Previously known as Keiser’s, Nick’s on the West Side is our favorite go-to place for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Nick, a personal friend of ours, makes sure all of his staff is welcoming and genuinely kind to all customers. At Nick’s you are sure to get quality customer service along with amazing food!

We especially love Nick’s “all you can eat” weekly specials.

  • Taco Tuesdays
  • Friday Fish Fry
  • Saturday Baby Back Pork Ribs
  • Beef Ribs….Every Night!

The thing we love most about Nick’s – Breakfast is served all day!

Restaurant Information

  • Hours: Mon-Sat 7am-9pm & Sunday 8am-2pm
  • Located at 2920 State Route 89A
  • (Next to the Giant Gas Station)

 

If you are looking for a place that makes you feel like you’re at home with great service, friendly atmosphere & an authentic menu – Nick’s on the West Side is the place to go!

Interested in buying a Sedona Property in West Sedona near Nick’s? Click the link for West Sedona Homes for Sale & West Sedona Vacant Land for Sale. Like always, we are available to answer any and all of your questions at 928-821-3508 or 928-282-4166 ext 253.

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

#74 – Annual Earth & Space Exploration Day @ ASU
365 Reasons to Live in Sedona

Greetings from Rob & Pam Schabatka – Broker/Owners of RE/MAX Sedona…

Fortunately for Sedona’s central location ‘Sedon-ians’ are able to take part in Phoenix activities. One activity this month is the annual fall event sponsored by the ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE). This year’s Earth & Space Exploration activities will be held on November 5th between 9am – 3pm. A list of activities include:

  • Interactive activities with the Mars Education Program
  • Interactive activities with the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera
  • Space Photography Lab tours
  • Public Lectures by NASA Scientists

If you decide to make the quick two hour drive the Tempe ASU Campus you won’t be disappointed. Because this event is free be sure not to forget spending money for a souvenir from the GeoClub!

If you are like us and love the diversity of all that Phoenix has to offer but like being able to come home to a small smog-free town then Sedona may be the place for you. Below are lists of homes for sale in Sedona’s most popular areas.

Not finding what you are looking for? Visit our website to conduct your own customized Free Sedona MLS Search to find the perfect Sedona Property within your price range.

We are available to help you find the best deal within our inventory; give us a call at 928-821-3508 or at our RE/MAX Sedona Office at 928-282-4166 ext. 253.

New to Sedona? Get to know the Sedona Area on our website.

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

#72 – Luxurious Sedona Day Spas
365 Reasons to Live in Sedona

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

Taking an escape from everyday life is not out of the ordinary for most Sedona residence. Whether you escape by hiking into the caves and crevasse of the infamous Red Rock Formations and/or Vortexes or you attend one of the many Sedona Day Spas, we encourage visitors and residents alike to take a break from your usual schedule to get re-energized with one of Sedona’s relaxation activities.

One day spa that we recommend is Sedona’s New Day Spa. With a serene aroma, international staff, and “the most luxurious and health-restoring treatments”, the Sedona’s New Day Spa is a place to let all of your stress go as you restore your inner and outer wellbeing.

You will feel relaxed and ready to conquer the world after attending the voted #1 Day Spa in Sedona. To us (Pam) there is nothing better than to take in Sedona’s beauty and ambiance from the inside of one of the many Day Spas. For more information on the Sedona’s New Day Spa click here.

Amazed by Sedona’s atmosphere? Join our community and purchase your own Sedona Property. Click the following links to view a list of Sedona Luxury Homes for Sale or Sedona Vacant Land for Sale.

Contact Us

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any and all real estate questions 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.