The evidence is all around you — neighbors and friends who believed these Beacon Hill condos for sale myths and suffered financially for it. So why would you persist in thinking these three top myths are true? Please, for your own financial security and a good night’s sleep, believe what you read with your own eyes. These three (expensive, debilitating) myths about selling Boston Beacon Hill condo are simply not true.

MYTH 1: I don’t need a Broker I’ll sell it myself

I don’t know how else to put this, since we have tried for years to quash this myth. If, by “sell my own home myself,” you mean you can find somebody willing to pay you cash for your Beacon Hill condo for sale, then, yes, you can sell it yourself. You can also sell homemade lemonade on the sidewalk, but neither transaction will bring in the kind of money you expect, and both will produce a sour taste in your mouth.

Beacon Hill Real estate agents and Realtors® provide local expertise. In the downtown Boston real estate area, our real estate agents transact more home sales in a month than most homeowners will in a lifetime. They have the skills and experience to get top dollar for your home. They know the downtown Boston real estate market, and can sell everything from a Beacon Hill 1 bedroom condo to a Beacon Hill townhouse

What else does a Beacon Hill real estate broker bring to the table? Literally, to the table: top-notch negotiation skills. Your own career may never have prepared you for that chilling moment when you are seated across from sincere buyers seeking to knock thousands or tens of thousands of dollars off your selling price.

With your own downtown Boston real estate salesperson at your side you can sit in comfort, knowing your interests and expectations are protected. A great agent can push back against unreasonable concessions, intimidation tactics and bargain hunting.

In the age of the Internet, unfortunately, a pioneer spirit of doing it yourself has inched into nearly every profession. In some cases the damage is minimal — you failed at making your own scented candles and now your Beacon Hill condo smells like the perfume counter at Macy’s. In some cases, though — such as selling your home — the risk is very real.

What many Beacon Hill home sellers fail to realize is the increase in, not the loss of, control of the home selling process when you enlist a residential real estate agent. Your agent can help you avoid amateur mistakes, bring real-time knowledge of the local market, and provide high quality service far above what the internet alone can offer.

MYTH 2: YOU MUST MAKE MAJOR REPAIRS

Large renovations are unlikely to add tremendous value, or simply break even for you, with the sale of your home. An experienced real estate agent can point you toward the right choices.

A carefully cleaned foreclosure property in need of a new central air conditioner may sell faster than the nicest upscale house with a marble-lined whirlpool bathtub.

MYTH 3: HIBERNATE IN WINTER AND SELL IN SPRING

If the downtown Boston real estate market truly only flourished when the flowers bloom, brokerages would sit idle for nine months a year. No one season or time is right or wrong to sell a house. People need housing year round, even in the cold winters of Boston. Rather than focus on a season or trying to time the market, the smart home seller focuses on marketing.

Beacon Hill condos for sale and marketing

Effective marketing means knowing who will be interested in your Boston Beacon Hill condo for sale, and what price will entice. Effectively marketing your home does not involve putting up signs on telephone poles, for example, as though your house were a lost dog. By partnering with a real estate professional familiar with MLS, competing homes for sale, and the local real estate market, you can be sure you home will get all the exposure and foot traffic you need to get the right price.

Beacon Hill condos for sale: Conclusion

Now that you know these myths are merely illusions, avoid other traps. Contact the professionals at Ford Realty Inc., today to partner with true professionals in the Beacon Hill home selling market. Working with Ford Realty Inc., you are working with a genuine downtown Boston broker who knows the housing market and can help you overcome any challenge.

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John Ford
John Ford
EXPERIENCE

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.



HISTORY

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.

AREAS COVERED

Back Bay

Beacon Hill

Charles River Park

Downtown/Midtown

North End

South End

Seaport District

South Boston

Waterfront

Brookline

Surrounding Communities of Boston
Contact
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.




John Ford
Ford Realty Inc
137 Charles Street
Boston, Ma 02114

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