Selling your Boston Beacon Hill condo is a big deal, and can literally take 2-3 months to prepare your property—and yourself—to be ready for buyers. It helps to break your to-do list into manageable bite-size pieces to minimize the stress and keep the process under control. Here’s a quick guide to get you started.

As soon as you decide to move:

  • Interview  Beacon Hill real estate agents: Take time to find a Boston Beacon Hill condo agent that specializes in your area and who can demonstrate their marketing prowess.
  • Outline a plan: Work with your agent to set priorities so you can focus on finishing one task at a time. Create a checklist for your Beacon Hill condo clients and complete each task
  •  Decide what you can live without until your home sells. Then pack it up and get it out!

2–3 months before listing:

  • Hire a Beacon Hill condo inspector: having a pre-listing inspection helps identifying issues early in the Beacon Hill home-selling process
  • Complete repairs: Once you’ve taken stock of it all, tackle what matters most. Be smart. This initial investment of time and money can help generate a faster sale at a higher price.

1–2 months before listing:

  • clean: Scrub every surface until it shines. Hire a pro to make carpets and rugs
  • Create an inviting space that lets buyers see your house as their home. Take down family photos and other personal items. Don’t forget to stage the outdoors too.

2 weeks:

1 week to go:

  • Discuss with your agent showing instructions.

keep the stress at bay during the weeks and months leading up to putting your Beacon Hill home on the market is to make a plan


Author Profile

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.

John Ford
Ford Realty Inc
137 Charles Street
Boston, Ma 02114



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