Owning a Boston condo is both convenient and fun, but it can come with some unusual challenges. Thanks to modern technology, there are now plenty of apps you can use to make Boston condo living hassle free. Technology is making it even easier and more efficient for people who own condos in downtown Boston or any large urban area. If you own a condo, these apps can be extremely useful.

1. Kill-Ur-Watts

After you sync this app to your utility company, you get access to a lot of helpful data. You can view exactly which items in your  luxury condominium are using electricity and find ways to cut back on electric costs for your condo.

2. Evercondo

If you’re on a high rise condo board, this app’s support is extremely useful. It lets you send out notifications to all the people in the high rise building, and it also lets you know when the notifications have been read, which lets you make sure people are getting important information you send out.

3. Calendly

With this app, scheduling meetings with all the condo owners in a building doesn’t have to involve lengthy conversations. It tracks your calendar and helps everyone find a time when they’re all free.

4. Nest

Nest gives you the ability to control your thermostat right from your home. You can leave the heat off when you’re at work and have the house warmed up by the time you arrive home. It lets you blend comfort, convenience, and energy efficiency.

5. HOA Asset Report

HOA Asset Report is a great way for condo buildings to stay on top of maintenance. It lets you enter things like lights, garage gates, gym equipment, and doors into the app, then you can click anything that needs fixing. The app provides updates on maintenance and tells you when it’s done.

6. Piper

This app is a useful way to stay on top of home security. Piper sends you a smartphone alert whenever any windows and doors are opened, and you can see a video to find out why your security system is noticing motion or sound when you’re away from home.

7. WeMo

WeMo lets you control whether outlets are turned on or off in your home. It’s great for when you forget to turn off the iron before leaving for work, want to preheat your oven on the way home, or need to make sure your television is off. WeMo makes your condo living even more comfortable and convenient.

8. Nextdoor

This app is essentially a private, location-based social network. Everyone in your condo can join the app, and then it can easily be used to get in touch with each other, plan events, and meet your neighbors. Nextdoor makes it easy to look for dog walkers in your building, ask a neighbor to sign for a package, or sell unwanted furniture.

There really does seem be an app for just about anything these days, and the ones listed here are just a few you might find helpful. If you haven’t bought your condo yet, the experienced professionals at Ford Realty can help you find your perfect dream home. When it comes to condos for sale in downtown Boston, we’re the only experts you need to call. Contact one of our friendly representatives at 617-720-5454 and schedule an appointment 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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