7 Items You Don’t Want to Overlook When Selling a Boston Condo

Here is a quick list of things to think about…

Deferred Maintenance

Is there is any deferred maintenance in your Beacon Hill condo for sale like missing light bulbs? Missing or damaged vent covers? Chipped or peeling paint? Cracked plaster? Damaged screens etc? Deferred maintenance – even small stuff – raises a red flag to a Boston condo buyer and makes them question what other items have been overlooked.

Dated Light Fixtures

Are light fixtures tired or dated? Believe it or not, light fixtures will impact your Boston high rise condo sale. Updating light fixtures is an easy and relatively cheap way to modernize a space.

Highest and Best Use for Space

Is the current use of a particular room in your Charles River Park condo for sale the best for selling? For example, are you using your dining room as an office? If so, you might consider changing it back to its intended use, especially if there is no other designated space for a table. Only 10% of buyers can visualize an alternative use of a space. Don’t make them have to think.

Clear the Clutter

Are heavily traveled traffic patterns clear of as much clutter as possible? Our rule is if you don’t need it in your day to day life, or you can live without it while your Boston downtown condo is on the market, pack it in a box and put it in the garage. This keeps your home feeling spacious and open.

Kitchens, Baths, Master Bedroom

Do key areas like the kitchen, bathrooms and master bedroom need work to appeal to Beacon Hill condo buyers? Not sure? We can help you decide.

Spruce it Up

Does your Boston Midtown condo for sale look tired? If so, consider sprucing it up so the buyer doesn’t immediately assume your home needs a lot of work. Things like paint can go a long way.

Who is My Target Buyer?

Does your Boston Seaport condo for sale appeal to the type of buyer looking for your type of home? Unsure who might purchase your home? Ask your Realtor to help you understand your home’s target market.

Only Work with a Realtor Willing to Tell You the Truth

Selling a Charles River Park condo for the most money in the shortest period of time requires a relentless pursuit of the truth. Someone with courage must step up and give you the unvarnished truth about your home that even your friends aren’t comfortable telling you. Along with this ‘truth’ will come solutions and a plan of action to help your home compete in today’s market.

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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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