Buying a Boston condo is a big decision. Between the mortgage commitment, the down-payment, taxes, and insurance – it can add up. Not to mention the neighborhood, schools, community amenities, and all the other things that make a living in a particular place perfect for your family.

In short, there is a lot to consider, and it can be a daunting process to work through. A recent survey found that a consistent reason why people buy Boston condos for sale is the freedom to personalize it at will.

Apartments, unlike your home, cannot be customized without permission and you may have to pay to undo the change once you leave. Your home is your castle. You can change or do anything you want to it.

Listed below are three tips to help you sell your Beacon Hill condo. The best part it does not have to be expensive. Here are three tips to sell your Boston Beacon Hill condo


Painting your walls is a great interior design project to tackle without spending too much money. A fresh coat of paint can update any room. A lot of people like to coordinate the colors in each room, which creates a character for your home (breaking up the monotony that white or eggshell walls can create). Moreover, painting is easy. You can find the paint you want online and pick it up in store.

But if you do take on a painting project, make sure you budget your time (you don’t want to be up at 3:00 a.m. on a Sunday night trying to finish. You can’t stop painting a room halfway through because the paint will dry at different intervals and you can see the difference. We recommend picking up the paint in the morning (around 10:00 a.m. to avoid contractors) and budget the entire afternoon on a Saturday.


Lighting is another easy way to change or personalize your home and just to have fun. Some people even adjust the lighting in their rooms every few months – to keep it fresh.

Even changing the location of standing lamps can instantly alter the character of a room. If you have recessed lighting, change out the bulbs for a brighter, newer light. You can also add a hanging fixture (IKEA has a lot of affordable, chic choices).


Bathroom fixtures are another easy way to customize your home. The cheapest fixtures to replace are the showerhead, tiling, and faucets (rather than changing the vanity). You can think even smaller, change the soap dispensers, add a standing shelf, hanging photos or picture frames, etc. If your bathroom has a lot of lighter fixtures, maybe switch them out for gunmetal or a rustic look. You can completely change a bathroom’s character for less than $200 in fixtures and one weekend afternoon.

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John Ford
John Ford

Over the course of 20 years in the Boston downtown real estate market, John represented and sold numerous, condominiums, investment and development properties in Greater Boston and in the surrounding suburbs

In addition to representing Boston condo buyers and sellers, John is currently one of the most recognized Boston condo blog writers regarding Boston condominiums and residential real estate markets. John's insights and observations about the Boston condo market have been seen in a wide variety of the most established local & national media outlets including; Banker and Tradesman, Boston Magazine The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and NewsWeek and Fortune magazine, among others.


For over 24 years, John Ford, of Ford Realty Inc., has been actively involved in the real estate industry. He started his career in commercial real estate with a national firm Spaulding & Slye and quickly realized that he had a passion for residential properties. In 1999, John entered the residential real estate market, and in 2000 John Started his own firm Ford Realty Inc. As a broker, his clients have come to love his fun, vivacious, and friendly attitude. He prides himself on bringing honesty and integrity to the entire home buying and selling process. In addition to helping buyers and sellers, he also works with rental clients. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new Boston condo or rent an apartment, you’ll quickly learn why John has a 97% closing rate.


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John Ford and his staff can be reached at 617-595-3712 or 617-720-5454. Please feel free to stop by John's Boston Beacon Hill office located at 137 Charles Street.

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Ford Realty Inc
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