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Andrew Winter's tips for styling your home when it's on the market

Property expert Andrew Winter shares a few styling hints when your home is on the market - and some things to watch out for.

The way a home is presented can make or break a sale. Here, Andrew Winter reveals some tips on how to style your home if it's on the market and some tricks of the trade to be aware of if the tables are turned and you're the one hunting for a home. 

When selling

Andrew says to ensure your home is always clean and tidy when conducting opne homes.

He adds that the interior of the home should reflect the architectural style. 

"Character homes should have an interior that reflects that, and the same applies for contemporary homes. If you are selling a four-bedroom home, ensure the bedrooms look like bedrooms not storerooms," he tells.

Along with making things look nice, Andrew says that adding a feeling of space and light should be a top priority.

"Even in a one-bedroom unit, all buyers want it to feel as spacious and bright as possible," he says. "Space and light is the most common term used as buyers wonder around a home they claim to like."

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When buying

If you're on the other end of the stick and looking to buy, Andrew says to watch out for some often used clever styling tricks.

"Sometimes, the picture you’re being presented with isn’t actually real," he tells. "Styling can make a property look bigger or more modern than it really is."

Some key signs your eye may be getting tricked at the next open home, is to scout for the use of undersized furniture and a questionable paint job, he adds. 

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