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Bringing Out the Best in Your Home, Whether Selling or Settling

Lately we’ve been getting things lined up for our quarterly seminar here at Sowell & Company.

If you’re thinking about selling, this is the seminar to attend!  We’ve invited speakers with expertise in bringing out the best in your home and preparing it for the market.  Mary Davis, an appraiser from C. Howard Davis Appraisers, will be there, as well as Mary Katherine Taras of MKFT Interiors. 

 
Both of these ladies have wonderful information and ideas to share. If you won’t be able to attend on July 15, why don’t you check out our website for information on getting ready to sell?  We have basic tips and links to some great articles.  Click here.

Again, the seminar will be July 15.  It begins at 6:00 and is open to the public, although we request you call first at (901) 278-4380 to reserve a space.  It will take place here at our offices at 54 S Cooper in Memphis, and we will serve light refreshments.


If you've lived in the home you're selling for many years, you probably know a little about it's history.  I love to think of all the life that's been lived in old homes, so

I loved reading about the historic Wright Carriage house in this month’s issue of Memphis Magazine.

It once belonged to Luke Edward Wright,  a decorated Confederate Civil War soldier and Tennessee Attorney General, among many other prestigious titles. He went with Teddy Roosevelt on the famous bear hunt in Mississippi that led to the creation of the Teddy Bear!  Wright’s home is long gone, but the carriage house remains and stands as a fascinating residence in Victorian Village.  Pick up the June issue of Memphis Magazine at Bella Notte or Toadhall Antiques in Midtown or these other locations

One of our agents, David Lorrison, found the perfect buyer for this intriguing home.  Lorrison is quoted in the article, saying, “…to see someone fall so in love with a home like this and be able to help him acquire it is something I don’t think either of us will ever forget.”  Our agents are so lucky to work with clients in this beautiful and historic part of Memphis.  I think it’s obvious that they enjoy what they do.


Speaking of homes and history....

As I’ve begun to turn my new home in Midtown into a perfect little nest, I’ve grown curious about its history and character.

Yesterday I decided to rearrange my furniture, so I gave myself a crash course in the ancient art of feng shui.  I’d like to say I was skeptical about the new age-y claims that it could boost your mood and improve your health, but I’m a sucker for most things new age-y. Okay, so maybe I tricked myself into believing it worked, but I honestly felt an emotional change: surprisingly calm and rejuvenated  after rearranging just my living room! 

Needless to say, I wanted to know more, so today I did a little more research. I found a  series of videos, “Feng Shui Video Tips for a Better Home,” and learned about a bagua map.  A bagua map is a tool used in feng shui to map a room or an entire home in order to see how the different sections correspond to different aspects in one's life:  fame, relationships, creativity, travel, career, inner knowledge, health, and wealth.   That led to my wondering where I could get a floor plan to my home. Since it was built in the 1920s, I guessed it might be a little hard to track down.

I did a little research online and I found this article with ideas for tracking them down, and this one, that deals more with the history of the home. So is this the beginning of a beautiful relationship between me and my little home?  I think so.  I’m going to learn it’s history, find it’s different energy centers, and deck it out to bring in all the good energy and people that a house needs to make it a home sweet home.

Every home has an energy all its own, whether it comes from its history, its past owners, or its design and construction.

One of the greatest delights when making your nest is to become acquainted with it's bones.  And when you're selling it, I'm sure it's to your advantage to communicate that kind of information to your agent and your potential buyers.  Maybe I'll ask about that at the seminar!

Posted by Katie Lambert at 2:54 PM

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