Beacon Hill Real Estate Market 2020 Advice

If your looking to buy a starter Beacon Hill condo for sale or an investment rental property under $600,000 – go for it! The skies are blue and the future looks great. If you’re planning to buy higher than that, it is okay too. Just make sure you’re selling something that is in an even higher range (you’re stepping down), or if you need to buy that bigger Beacon Hill home for a growing family (you’re stepping up) just make sure your home ownership plans in Beacon Hill are for the longer term.

My personal advice:

Work with a Beacon Hill real estate agent that’s on top of the market.

Stop clicking through those “find an agent” websites. Everytime you put in your information, whichever agent you choose to work with later, that is in their lists (and many top agents are), will owe that program 25% of their commission or more. Then that agent will have less available funds to promote your home. Don’t trust online Beacon Hill condo price estimates, they are still not good enough, mostly because they can’t see the inside of the Beacon Hill home or understand its history.

Don’t be fooled by iBuyers, they exist to make money off you and will only buy your Beacon Hill condo for sale if they can turn around and sell it on the open market – with a Beacon Hill real estate agent – for more than they bought it from you. The public market is your friend! If you hold an auction and one person shows up, you’ll get a terrible price. If ten people show up, you’ll get a bad price. If you are able to reach hundreds of thousands of home buyers at once (a.k.a. the public market and the ability of a good real estate agent), then you’ll get the market price, a good price.

Bottom Line

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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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