If you’re looking to sell your Charles River Park condo, you’ll want to hire a competent listing agent to help—and there are certain questions to ask a Boston downtown real estate agent to pinpoint the right professional for you. Pick wrong, and your listing might languish, then the low-balling bargain hunters come out looking for a deal.

What are your credentials?

At the least, your agent or his/her company should have a functional website  because this means your agent will have access to the multiple listing service, or MLS, and can list your Charles River Park condo far and wide. But you might want to look further and find someone  who has taken the National Real Estate Association classes to show that their on top on the most recent marketing trends in selling your Charles River Park condo.

How many sales did you close last year?

While an agent’s past performance doesn’t guarantee a quick sale, a track record of success can at least give you the assurance that this professional knows what she’s doing. Also inquire about the price range for the Boston condos the agent has sold, because you ideally want someone who knows what features will be valued by buyers in your income bracket. Other questions ask an agent

How many Charles River Park condos did you sell in 2019?

How many did you put under agreement in 2019?

Do you specialize in this neighborhood?

Having a Charles River Park condo specialist can be a huge advantage because he/ she will know about any upcoming changes in the area. What recently sold or went under agreement in the last 30 days.

 How did you arrive at this listing price?

Few things are as important to a seller as the money conversation, and your agent’s ability to land on a listing price that is appropriate for the market. A Charles River Park condo for sale that is priced too high will languish, eventually turning off potential buyers; but a home priced too low might leave money on the table. Make sure your agent is knowledgeable about the market and what other similar homes have recently sold for to help you arrive at the right price.

Whom will I be working with?

You want to find out if you will be working with one specific real estate agent or a member of the agent’s team. There are pros and cons for each.

 How much will selling my home cost?

Know upfront about the costs you’ll be paying such as broker’s commission, closing fees, and anything else so you can plan accordingly—and compare from one agent to the next. If one agent is charging 5% and another 4% ask why? The lowest commission is not always the best. What is one agent offering that the other may not be. 

What is your sales plan?

An agent should have a written plan that identifies where and how he/ she will market your Charles River Park condo for sale. are they just using 20th Century methods like placing it on MLS and doing Sunday Open Houses.

Does your agent have any new 21st Century marketing ideas? Video marketing, customized websites, social media, search engine optimization ect…

 How will we communicate?

If you’re a texter and your agent prefers lengthy phone calls, that could be a problem. Likewise, you might prefer the personal touch of a  phone call over an email. Knowing the method and frequency of communication can be important.

How long will the process take?

While no agent can guarantee how fast the sale itself will go, they should be able to give a ballpark range on how long it will take to sell your home

Do they know how many Charles River Park condos sold in 2019 – answer 11 as of the date of this posting

Charles River Park condos for sale: Summer 2019

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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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