Presenting your home


Quillsen has many years experience in successfully assisting people prepare their homes for sale. It is our aim to assist you to achieve a result beyond your expectation.

Part of this process is working with you to make sure your home is presented to its best advantage and has the maximum appeal for buyers. Experience tells us that sprucing up your home is well worth the effort and usually has a positive impact on the price.

We suggest you consult us before you carry out any major maintenance or alteration but meanwhile there are many small and inexpensive ways of making your home more appealing and more saleable.

Inside your home

  • Ensure your home is thoroughly cleaned from floor to ceiling
  • Remove all unnecessary clutter off kitchen benches and take everything off the front of the fridge
  • Have an adequate level of heating on
  • Add a bowl of fruit to the kitchen table for colour
  • Steam clean the carpets
  • Replace any faulty or used bulbs or light fittings
  • Attend to minor repairs such as dripping taps, creaking doors and sticking windows
  • Make sure all appliances are gleaming clean and operating efficiently
  • Clean bathrooms and toilets regularly
  • Ensure all tiling and grouting is clean and in good condition
  • Put fresh towels in the bathrooms
  • Check that all doors open and close freely (Oil if necessary)
  • Clean mirrors and windows
  • Remove posters from bedroom walls
  • Tidy cupboards (someone may open them)
  • Remove pet bowls and litter trays from living and kitchen areas
  • Brighten up your home with fresh flowers

Outside your home

  • Cast a critical eye over the entrance to make sure it says “welcome”.
  • Invest in a new doormat
  • Dust and wash the front door
  • Freshen exterior paintwork
  • Clean out gutters and down pipes
  • Dust and wash window sills
  • Remove cobwebs
  • Clean windows
  • Wash spouting and fascias
  • Check garden and exterior lights to make sure they are working and clean
  • Wash the garage door, make sure it operates and make sure the garage is tidy
  • Sweep up leaves regularly and give timber decking and furniture a coat of oil if shabby
  • Keep children’s bikes and garden accessories neatly stored and clear pathways

In the garden

  • Mow the lawns regularly
  • Trim all the hedges
  • Sweep paths and driveways
  • Remove any rubbish and garden clippings
  • Store toys and garden tools out of sight
  • Add some colour by planting flowers
  • Trim any trees and shrubs covering windows
  • Repair, straighten or repaint fences