One of the best things about owning a Boston luxury condo is tailoring it to meet your needs and tastes. But, if you’re planning to put your Boston Beacon Hill condo on the market in the foreseeable future, then you should also consider how your projects will affect its market value. In this post, we’ll discuss which improvements offer the most payback when selling time comes.

1. Freshening Up the Paint

A new coat of paint can make any home look better. This fact, plus the project’s affordability, make a fresh coat of paint a no-brainer if your current color scheme is over the hill. Remember that neutral colors are best if you’re planning to sell.. That’s because buyers want a setting that requires minimal effort to change to their liking. So opt for tones like white, gray, or beige.

2. Remodeling Your Bathrooms

Speaking of bathrooms, larger, more user-friendly bathrooms are high on most buyers’ lists of must-haves when home shopping. According to HomeAdvisor, bathroom remodeling costs range between $9,698 – $22,488 in San Diego, California. The payoffs for you and your family can be substantial, however. Imagine stepping out of a spacious shower cubicle onto heated floors, bathing in your own cast-iron soaking tub, and never having to fight over the bathroom sink again. Plus, you can bet these features will appeal to prospects when you list your home.

3. Remodeling the Kitchen

The kitchen is one of the most-visited rooms in your home, so a remodel of any scale will pay off. Most homeowners spend between $5,000 – $50,000 depending on the size of the remodel, but smaller renovations tend to add the most resale value as opposed to a complete overhaul. Bring in a contractor and get quotes on making small but noticeable changes such as adding granite countertops, updated flooring, under cabinet lighting, or a backsplash.


We’ve given you some handy guidelines for upcoming improvement projects. Keep this information in mind when planning for the future, and you’ll enjoy not only a higher Boston condo value but a better quality of living. That’s a great return on any investment, large or small.

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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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