I’ve been a Boston real estate broker for over 20 years, during this time I realized how one’s imagination is one of the greatest gift that has been bestowed on us. We use it quite naturally as children without realizing it. As we grow into adulthood, we are in danger of losing it. Like a muscle that never gets exercised, it can easily stop working.

The reason I bring this up, yesterday, I was working with some first time Boston condo buyers. After a day of showing them properties I could tell by their facial expressions they were discouraged by what they can afford in the current Boston condo market.

When we had some private time, I assured them that as a team we’ll find a Boston condo that meets your needs, it might not be in Beacon Hill or Back Bay, but we will find it.

Having faith in ones-self is essential for any endeavor, especially when your buying your first Boston condo. Disney has mastered making films about believing in one’s self. In their recent movie A Wrinkle in Time based on a science fiction novel by American writer Madeline L’Engle. The movie is about a character named Meg who discovers that their is an untapped power within her and during her journey she is able to overcome obstacles and challenges.

As a first time Boston condo buyer you’ll experience obstacles, and challenges, and like the character Meg in the movie if you’re consistent and surround yourself with a good team you’ll reach your dream.

Like a wine that needs to be savored. A Wrinkle in Time needs to be cherished over time, and so should the Boston condo buying process. what makes this movie appealing is its ability to speak to us at a subliminal way and nourish our need to be reassured  that we are on the right track.

If you’re an apartment renter and you want to get on the right track to buying a Boston condo please call me at 617-720-5454.

Contact me to find to set up an appointment to start your Boston condo buying process.

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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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