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137 Charles Street, Boston
151 Tremont Street




John A Keith Real Estate provides excellent service to buyers and sellers of real estate in Boston, Massachusetts.

Have you heard? John A Keith Real Estate helps sellers, too!

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I’m pleased to announce that my company, John A Keith Real Estate, is now helping both buyers and sellers of homes in Boston.

Previously, I worked exclusively as a buyer’s agent.

I have now expanded my services to help sellers, too.

If you are considering listing your home for sale, I encourage you to learn more about how I, or a member of my team, can help you sell your home.

Please click through to read Sellers-How I Can Help You, and contact me for more information.

The agents at John A Keith Real Estate are ready to help!

Thank you.

Welcome, buyers


If this is your first visit to my website, welcome.

There is a lot of useful information on my website. To navigate, you can search by month, by topic, or by search term. Look in the right-handed column.

I am available to help buyers of condos within the City of Boston. I focus primarily on the South End, Back Bay, and Beacon Hill neighborhoods, but have helped buyers in East Boston, South Boston, Jamaica Plain, and The Fenway, as well.

Welcome, fellow netters

Latest search bringing someone to this website:

19:18 Google Search: john a keith+ real estate god 1

And the next, minutes thereafter:

19:37 MSN Search: boston real estate+ the mentally ill 1

Real estate agents sometimes use blogs

I was recently interviewed by a reporter at the Boston Business Journal.

From e-mail to blogs, local real estate brokers are relying more heavily on Web-based marketing tools to give them an edge in the current soft market …

… “With the current uncertainty in the U.S. housing market, it’s more important than ever for small real estate businesses and agents to find effective ways to build strong client relationships,” said Eric Groves, senior vice president at Constant Contact …

John Keith, principal of John A. Keith Real Estate in Boston, spends up to five hours a day reading materials and posting to his blog at With three years worth of blog posts containing industry buzz words, Keith also gets plenty of natural search traffic.

“Many of my clients are buyers who are relocating to Boston. If they do an Internet search for the words ‘Boston real estate’ or ‘Boston real estate blog’ or similar words, then they find me,” Keith said, noting that he allows visitors to search the listing service from his site.

According to the [a recently released] report, word of mouth and billboards were listed as the most effective sources of leads. The report suggests “agents and brokers don’t see advertising in general as a very effective marketing tool.”

But Keith isn’t buying that philosophy, not with nearly 100 percent of his leads coming through his blog. “There’s a real connection between having an Internet presence and finding clients and closing,” he insisted. “I don’t advertise anymore. The clients find me.”

True, that.

Realtors increasingly look to the Web for an edge – By Jennifer LeClaire, Boston Business Journal

More on my favorite subject

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Site traffic, last thirty days:

# of times a visitor visited — % of visitors

1 times — 31.89%
2 times — 5.97%
3 times — 3.66%
4 times — 2.56%
5 times — 2.04%
6 times — 1.74%
7 times — 1.52%
8 times — 1.31%
9-14 times — 6.37%
15-25 times — 6.72%
26-50 times — 8.87%
51-100 times — 9.64%
101-200 times — 7.37%
201+ times — 10.35%

So, over 40% of my site’s visitors have been here at least 9 times, over the past thirty days.

Ten percent of my site’s visitors have been here at least 200 times, over the past thirty days.

Er. I think Google’s got a bug in its system …

It’s called “quoting with attribution”, thank you very much

Most recent search term bringing someone to my blog:

13:47 Google Search: john keith boston real estate blogger plaigarize globe

What’s that all about?

There should be no confusion about when I’m writing my own words and when I’m quoting from a published source.

I start by saying something like, “As the Globe said today:” …; this is followed by a quote, in italics.

WordPress does have a “blockquote” function which is a good way to bracket quoted material, but unfortunately, there is some sort of bug in it that causes the paragraph to start running off the right side of the page, each time I try it, so I use the italics as a workaround.

More good news: I’m popular


If you use Firefox, you can automatically see each website’s Google PageRank. I’ve been stuck at 4/10 or 5/10 for the past year or two.

I looked this evening … and I’m finally at 6/10.

Those are numbers.