Boston condos for sale selecting a Boston reale state agent. Here are a few tips:

1) How long have they been in the business?

Take into consideration how long the agent has been involved in San Diego real estate, and what roles they’ve had. Multiple roles may help the process go a little smoother. Also find out if this is their full time job, or just something they do on the side.

2) Do they have specialties & credentials?

Real estate agents who specialize in condos may not be the best match to sell or purchase a house.

3) What is their average home sale like? 

Find out how long it takes to make an average sale, and what the initial asking prices were, as well as the final sale prices. This is an indication of how skilled the agent is at priving homes and marketing them.

4) What is their marketing plan?

Find out what marketing plan the agent plans on using. You don’t just want a For Sale sign stuck in your front yard, an open house and a classified ad. Look for aggressive, innovative approaches and familiarity with technology. They should be able to speak about potential buyers, and how they will reach them.

5) Check that they’re licensed 

Agents are licensed in the states that they are selling in—in this case, California. Check with your state’s regulatory body to find out if the agent is licensed, or if there have been any documented disciplinary actions or complaints.

6) Check their current listings

Look at the agent’s current San Diego listings. You can look on the agent’s own website and on services like Zillow.com and Realtor.com. How long have they been on the market and do the listings match what you’re trying to buy or sell? This is a good indication of how they may be able to perform for you.

7) Talk with recent clients

Ask for a list of what they’ve listed and sold in the past year with contact information. Find out if anybody was particulary pleased or disappointed. Look for properties that match the one you’re selling or buying and find out how long it was on the market and ask the buyers and sellers what their experience was like with this agent.

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John Ford
John Ford
EXPERIENCE

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.



HISTORY

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.

AREAS COVERED

Back Bay

Beacon Hill

Charles River Park

Downtown/Midtown

North End

South End

Seaport District

South Boston

Waterfront

Brookline

Surrounding Communities of Boston
Contact
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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