Christina Erl Real Estate Blog

Staging vs Decorating 

(August 03, 2017, posted in Selling)

Once you've decided to put your home on the market, you're looking to sell quickly for the best possible price. One tactic that can help sell your home faster is staging. At first, staging may seem like a real estate term that doesn't actually mean anything. Isn't staging just decorating? Not really.. whereas hiring a decorator and decorating is typically a very personalized endeavour, staging is... read more.

How to Avoid the 10 Biggest Mistakes Sellers Make

(December 18, 2013, posted in Selling)

A great video for anyone thinking of selling their home.. this is invaluable advice.


Preparing Your Home for Sale in the Fall

(December 18, 2013, posted in Selling)

Before the peak months of September and October, if you’re thinking of putting your house on the market this Fall it’s a good idea to take a walk around the outside of your house and find those areas in need of a little TLC. Do it before the weather gets too chilly in case your house is still on the market come the colder, winter months.

Here’s a short list of things you can do to improve the curb... read more.

Sell Your Home and Keep Safe

(December 18, 2013, posted in Selling)

When it comes time to sell your home one of the first concerns often voiced is for safety.

Who will coming through the house?
Will your Broker be present at all showings?
How will your Broker conduct an open house?

Every single one of these questions – and more – are a valid concern and should be addressed with your Broker.

I have personally had the experience of having expensive items stolen at my ow... read more.

Because first impressions matter..

(December 18, 2013, posted in Selling)

Curb appeal is the first thing potential buyers take in when they see a FOR SALE sign. Does the home look friendly? Does the home look well cared for? Or…does it look like a lot of work?

Often buyer’s will take a drive by a home before making an appointment or going to an open house, so it’s important to make that first impression count. Here are a few ways you can improve the curb appeal of your h... read more.