You may have noticed an uptick in new Boston condo listings over the past week. Spring has officially arrived, bringing with it a new Boston condo buyers and sellers who are ready to do business.

I’ve been selling real estate in the city for more than 20 years, and the same thing happens every year: Boston condo owners rush to put their condominiums on the market to capitalize on the April thru-June sales sweeps, and new buyers way in on the market.

Why does this happen annually? For one thing, Boston condo buyers finish their taxes and get on solid financial ground. It’s also a lot more fun to look at condominiums in warmer weather, although this April is off to slow start in the warmer weather department. In the case of 2018, Boston condos sellers undoubtedly been looking at first quarter sales and have decided to ride the wave of a market that’s squarely in their favor.

In Boston, there are 115 single-family homes,  625 condos for sale (not including new construction units not listed in the MLS), 845 condos under agreement as of this morning. Expect those numbers to increase in the next few days or so as the new listings come on the for the upcoming weekend.

And for all you buyers and sellers out there, here are a few quick tips to get you going:

Buyers: Get your loan preapproval in order before you wander into the open house circuit. Talk with your agent about the best strategies for making your offers as competitive as possible. There’s no point in writing offers unless you can compete with all the other buyers who want the same thing you do.

Sellers: If you’re thinking you want to be on the market between now and June, it’s time to get busy. Clearing out your house, packing up and having prep work done all takes time. Hire your real estate agent, like, next week and get the ball rolling. (Don’t hesitate to give me a shout at 617-595-3712| if you’d like to work together. I swing into action quickly.)

Happy Spring!

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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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