As the spring season approaches, sellers looking to put their apartments on the market should start preparing for an influx of potential buyers

Spring is typically a busy time in the real estate market, and this spring will be no exception. Platinum’s Sales Director, Melissa True, says: “sellers who were waiting for the prime spring selling season should be getting to market sooner rather than later. There is an appetite for a healthy supply pipeline, so the time to list is NOW!” 

To ensure that your apartment stands out among the competition, here are some tips on how sellers can prep their apartments for the upcoming spring market.

Declutter and Depersonalize

Over time we let our clutter build up by attaching a sentimental value to objects or simply believing we will find ways to fit it into our space. As springtime approaches, it is important to re-evaluate the pile of magazines in a corner for decoration or cables stuck into a box. 

As you prepare your home for new potential buyers, it is important to present a space they can imagine themselves in. Remove any personal items, such as family photos and personal memorabilia, so that potential buyers can envision themselves living in the space. Clear out clutter and unnecessary items to make the apartment feel more spacious and inviting. As an added bonus, you will be able to move into your new space clutter and stress-free.

Deep Clean

A clean and well-maintained apartment is more likely to attract buyers. Deep clean the entire apartment, including floors, walls, windows, and appliances. Pay special attention to high-traffic areas such as the kitchen and bathroom, as these are often the first areas potential buyers will inspect.


Although packing can be a chore, starting in advance helps eliminate the stress. By starting with items you use less the packing process will start smoothly. While packing it is important to be strategic by making sure each box is labeled correctly and by room for an easier transition into your new home. 

Renovations and Improvements

Fix any minor repairs or issues in the apartment, such as leaky faucets, peeling paint, or loose doorknobs. Consider making updates to outdated fixtures or appliances to give the apartment a more modern look. Small investments in updating the apartment can make a big impact on potential buyers. 


Staging your apartment can help showcase its full potential and make it more appealing to buyers. If needed, Platinum is connected with a team of both virtual and professional stagers to help your apartment look its best. A well-staged apartment can make a big difference in attracting buyers and closing a sale.

Work with the Right Agent 

Once your apartment is prepped and ready for the spring market, it’s crucial to market it effectively. Working with the right real estate agent is the key to creating a compelling listing that highlights the home’s best features. Real estate agents can also help with understanding the best times to sell and to be more prepared for the upcoming market while bringing in new prospective buyers.

Platinum Properties has the agents you are looking for to help make this new transition in your life easier. If you’d like to be connected with an agent to assess your property value, or suggest minor improvements to help you get top dollar when you decide to list, reach out today – our team would be happy to help you maximize your earning potential when you choose to sell.