Statistically the summer months are prime time to sell real estate. So if you're considering putting your property on the market, a few simple upgrades can push you into a higher price bracket. Less clutter will make your space appear bigger so clear surface spaces and day to day items. Remove family photos so that buyers can imagine themselves living in the property. A front door makeover will also help with first impressions, so consider a new coat of paint to spruce things up. Making basic repairs can pay off hugely. Missing tiles or leaking radiators can be a big turn off for your prospective buyers. Keeping up to date on repairs will stop your property from looking tired. Take advantage of the summer sunshine to get your outdoor spaces in order. A landscaper or professional gardener is a worthwhile investment in the run up to your sale. Good looking home exteriors are the front line of your charm offensive. Professionally cleaning your driveway and any brickwork can give a much needed face lift to a tired property and should only set you back about $150. Flowers and extra greenery will always add a much needed color boost. A recent study showed that $200 spent on home cleaning and re vamping can add 10 times that much cash onto your final offer. Definitely a worthwhile investment.