Downtown Boston condo investors can make impressive profits by purchasing the right properties at the right time such as in the Beacon Hill area.. However, real estate isn’t always the safest or easiest form of investment. Making the wrong decisions can quickly decimate your savings and even cause you to eventually lose your Boston condo properties. People new to real estate investment frequently fail because of the following reasons.

Picking the Wrong Deals

Some real estate investors fail because of poor decisions in purchasing condos. For example, a person might buy a property in a rundown neighborhood, fix it up until it’s far nicer than all other properties in the area, then realize people who can afford the upgraded house don’t want to live in the area. You need to do your research on local market trends and make wise decisions. Avoid paying too much, selecting properties no one wants, or buying buildings with severe damage. It may be helpful to have a real estate agent and financial expert who can advise you when you’re first starting out.

Not Having Enough Funds

When it comes to real estate investment, the old “it takes money to make money” saying is definitely true. Keep in mind you’ll need more than just the cost of a property. You also need to have enough money for inspection fees, upgrades, property managers, and other essential things. Real estate investment requires you to be patient and wait for the right price, so you also need to make sure you have enough funds to take care of yourself until the big payday. Many real estate investments fail because the person miscalculates the amount of time and money it will take to flip a home or maintain a rental property.

Working with Bad Investment Associates

It’s almost impossible to go into real estate investment all by yourself. You need a group of talented contractors, real estate agents, closing attorneys, and lenders who can assist you with each aspect of investing. However, having a bad partner is just as bad as having no associates, perhaps even worse. Working with people who are untrustworthy or clueless could end up costing you a huge amount of money. It can be particularly problematic to select a bad partner if he or she is splitting the ownership of the property with you.

Panicking and Quitting Too Soon

When you’re investing large sums of money in a volatile market, it may be tempting to sell the property and cut your losses. However, those who panic over not making money in a few months and give up could lose out. Always looking for the next big thing instead of waiting for the market to change can lead to many problems. Wise real estate investors normally play the long game instead of trying to make money in a couple weeks

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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.

John Ford
Ford Realty Inc
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Boston, Ma 02114



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