Boston condos for sale and potential buyer feedback

Boston condo potential buyers don’t have to say anything but their facial expressions say a lot. 

On average Boston condo buyers select 5-7 Boston condos online before visiting a property.  They discern the best handful of Boston condos for sale that could match what they are looking for. Their Realtor sends them homes that match their criteria. 

In general, when the buyer visits a Boston condo for sale they are ready to purchase. When the buyer sees a Boston Seaport condos for sale of interest they ask more questions and express interest to make an offer. When a Boston midtown condo matches closely the buyer’s criteria the buyer usually is making an offer.

What does the feedback tell you when you are selling your Boston condo for sale?

1.  If the Boston condo for sale is priced right, it gets offers in the first 2 weeks of listing – usually even quicker than that.

2. If you are getting steady showings and no offers (or low offers) then it is one of two things causing your home to not sell.  Price or condition.  

3.  If you are receiving sporadic showings and not offers, then it is clearly price. There are no other variables. Boston Downtown condo buyers can see pictures online and most of the time they can’t tell if there are condition issues. So, the only factor is price. I’ve heard some people blame their Realtor at this point. I’ve been around this business too long to know that this reasoning is just not acceptable. Why is it that all marketing is consistent across the board for real estate listed homes. If the agent is consistently selling lots of homes then it is impossible to pinpoint the realtor to say they are not doing a good job on one home and not another one.  That’s hogwash!!!

4. If there are no showings in a good market then you need to get with your realtor and take a serious look at your price. Especially if the realtor has sold homes in the neighborhood recently and now your home is sitting with no showings and/or offers.


If you’re thinking of selling your Boston Seaport condo or Beacon Hill condo please call me at 617-595-3712.

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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Ford Realty Inc
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