Most Boston condo sellers follow convention and wait until the spring to list their place for sale. If you wait until March, you may be missing out. The truth is listing your Downtown Boston condo for sale in the winter can pay off big with reduced competition and more motivated buyers. Here are some important advantages to listing your property between December and February.

Your Property Will Likely Sell Faster

According to a Redfin report, homes are actually more likely to sell within six months when listed in the winter compared to any other time of the year. In downtown Boston, a property has a 69 percent chance of selling within 6 months during the winter compared to just 59 percent in the spring, the traditional start of the home-selling season. Properties listed in the winter spend 26 days on the market on average compared to 33 days when the property is listed in the spring.

Buyers Are More Motivated

It’s true there are more Boston condo buyers during the spring and summer, but the buyers that are looking for a place in the winter tend to be more motivated. People looking in winter are usually moving because they need to or looking to avoid the seasonal competition, which puts you at an advantage as a seller.

Your Place Has Less Competition

Because so many people believe winter isn’t a good time to sell, there will be fewer properties for yours to compete against. With great staging and a smart pricing strategy, your condo, loft, or penthouse for sale in Downtown Boston will catch the attention of serious buyers.

Any time of the year can be an excellent time to list your condo for sale, but the winter season offers its own unique advantages. Don’t overlook the benefits of listing your in January if you want to attract motivated buyers and sell fast.

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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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