the property lifestylist
A West Coast native, real estate and design professional Karina Strachan founded Property Lifestyles with a vision to to properly position, prepare, present and promote properties to appeal to today’s buyers.
With over 25 years experience in business development, buying and selling, designing and building, renovating, staging and marketing properties, she offers a proven formula, built on a solid foundation, and delivered by top industry professionals and local experts.
Why Property Lifestyles?
I help bring out the lifestyle in every
property I work with
It’s more than just a place to live, it’s a way of life.
Property Lifestyles minimize any flaws in a property, and maximize its attributes, thus increasing desirability and perceived value.
We position, prepare, present, and promote your property to create emotional connections and irresistible lifestyles that stand out in the marketplace, and encourage buyers to feel at home.
Let’s create yours today!
"Karina stands out as being one of the very best."
"In my fourteen years of selling real estate I have come across lots of home stagers and Karina stands out as being one of the very best. Her opulent style always comes through in her work but it’s her ability to highlight the fabulous and tone down the less desirable elements of any home that makes her so successful. Karina is the queen of detail but it’s the big picture that puts Karina head and shoulders above other stagers. While other stagers are focused on matching towels, Karina is busy bringing the whole property to life, giving each space an opportunity to shine. Karina’s magic can virtually change the flow of a home. I can’t recommend her highly enough.”
— GAVIN PRICE MR & MRS PRICE RE/MAX CREST REALTY
"She has been pleasure to work with!"
“I’ve been fortunate to work on several of Karina’s projects. As a photographer, I deeply appreciate the aesthetic of interior design. Karina has an amazing ability to combine classic elements with touches of whimsy, resulting in a palette that is considerate of both space and environment. She has been pleasure to work with!”
— STACY THOMAS, PHOTOGRAPHER BLURRDMEDIA
"If you have the opportunity to work with this lady, take it!"
“Karina is professionalism personified. It only takes a few moments into a conversation with her to understand her complete passion for real estate. Her enthusiasm when she speaks of homes, whether estate properties, design and development, or luxury home features is contagious. Her knowledge and expertise are reflected in her focus and dedication to her industry. If you have the opportunity to work with this lady, take it!”
— LEESA VREUDGE DIRECTOR OF AGENT DEVELOPMENT RE/MAX METRO GROUP
"I would recommend her to anyone wishing to sell their luxury home!"
“Karina was instrumental in the quick and successful sale of my home at 4310 Rockridge Rd, despite a recent softening in the luxury market in West Vancouver. Already a top of the line, 5+million dollar view property, renovated and designed to the highest standards of quality and attention to detail, it was made all the more appealing with Karina’s meticulous choice of decor and accessories to highlight the incredible lifestyle that the property offered. The home showed better, made for superior marketing materials, and sold faster
and for more money because of her input. She was pleasant and professional to deal with, and I would recommend her to anyone wishing to sell their luxury home!”
— ROB OLIVER BUILDER AND DEVELOPER
"I would recommend her services to anyone looking to enhance their home or looking to sell fast!"
“Karina was an absolute pleasure to work with! Her keen eye for detail, exquisite taste in design and true professionalism are what makes her so great at what she does. I would recommend her services to anyone looking to enhance their home or looking to sell fast!”
— CHRIS RYAN AND CHELSEA ROSE BEYOND PROPERTIES GROUP RE/MAX CREST REALTY
"She was so easy to work with, efficient and always very client oriented."
"I had the pleasure of working with Karina on my recent listing. She was so easy to work with, efficient and always very client oriented. She has a fabulous eye and a keen sense of what is needed for the particular situation at hand. Whether for a large staging project or a small styling job, I would highly recommend Karina’s services."
— JULIA STAUFFER MACDONALD REALTY (WEST VANCOUVER)