Before you place an Offer on a Boston condo, here are five questions you may want to ask the broker of Seller:

  1. Why is the Boston condo owner selling the property?
  2. What is involved in the sale? Recently, I heard of a buyer who purchased a Boston condo and was disappointed that one of the light fixtures wasn’t included in the sale.
  3. How long has the Boston condo been on the market? This will help you and here’s why, it will indicate whether  property is overpriced or if there is possibly something wrong with the condo or the condo building itself.
  4. Are there any future assessments coming up? The last thing you want to do is purchase a Boston condo and a week after you bought it find out the condo association is asking for thousands of dollars for needed repairs.
  5. Ask for 3 months of condo meeting minutes. This will give you an idea what the condo association is concerned about in the near future.

Author Profile

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.

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



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