An ideal time to sell

July and August are traditionally slower months with respect to new inventory coming on the market. Statistically speaking, we don’t seem to have a problem with trans-actional volume right now in late September. But I can tell you that I have about five sets of active buyer clients, and we aren’t finding much of anything to look at this week in their price range.

Planning to sell a Boston condo

But I do know that many Boston condo owners are planning to put their homes on the market in the popular Fall selling season, which kicked off  after Labor Day and tails off around Thanksgiving. If you’re at all considering jumping into the game in late September or October, it’s really important for you to start planning now. You need to figure out how to present your Boston condo for sale, and how much it’s realistically worth. You’ve seen steadily rising Boston condo sale prices in your immediate neighborhood, but you haven’t seen these properties in person; so how does yours stack up?


This is the time to consult with a Boston condo agent who will be your advisor and hopefully someone you can trust to act in your best interests. Ask your neighbors, co-workers or friends who they worked with in their Boston condo sale (and if they were happy with the services), or perhaps you can contact your favorite experienced, well-connected Realtor-blogger (hint…hint)with the built-in ability to attract buyers.  In any event, call or email that person, and schedule an hour meeting to have your Boston condo evaluated and your options discussed. Particularly if you’re going to need staging and painting, it’s key to start getting on the calendars of all the real estate professionals involved.

As always, give me a shout at or 617-595-3712, and I’d be happy to meet with you.

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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.

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