f you’ve decided to place your Beacon Hill condo for sale or are curious about what it is worth, you should schedule an appointment for a home appraisal. During this process, a licensed, certified appraiser will come in to assess what your Beacon Hill condo market value is worth. Here’s a summary of what do appraisers look for when conducting a downtown Boston real estate appraisal.

The Exterior of the Home

First, the appraiser will take note of the exterior of your condo. This will include the size and style of the condominium, what materials it is made of, and its current condition. When considering what do appraisers look for, the location on Beacon Hill will also be very important.

The Interior of the Home

Next, the appraiser will enter your home to calculate the square footage and note the number of bedrooms and bathrooms. Then, he or she will gauge the interior appearance to see the condition of things like the windows, doors, walls and floors, and examine the kitchen and bathrooms. The appraiser will also survey the lighting, electrical and plumbing systems.

Any Improvements to the Home

Your appraiser will want to know any modifications you have made to your Beacon Hill condo. The value of the condo appraisal will certainly increase if you have replaced your HVAC system, or installed a new kitchen. Other improvements like upgraded lighting, or bathroom rehab will also factor into the final valuation.

Your Home in Relation to Nearby Properties

After personally examining your property, the appraiser then turns to data about nearby properties. This analysis will take into account Beacon Hill condo similar in size, style and condition that have recently sold in your area. These “comps” greatly help determine your home appraisal value.

If you are ready to look for a new property, contact Ford Realty Inc. We can also help you to schedule a home appraisal today.

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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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