Why is it that when we are in an elevator in a Boston Midtown condho that we clam up and try to avoid the person standing within inches of us? Don’t we realize that we could be missing out on meeting our future: attorney, tax preparer, life instructor, hook up to the hottest club in town, neighbor or person who may have mutual interests and can share many memorable moments with.

As a society it seems as if elevators are off limits.

What is my point in all this??? We are living in an urban environment where people are on top of each other and side by side. If we are comfortable there than why not be comfortable in the metal box that allows no cell phone reception that takes us up and down. Did you ever think that maybe the elevator allows no reception specifically to promote neighborly interactions? Was Otis conspiring to have people talk to each other?

Next time, and I’m telling myself this as well, a simple smile- how are you- my name is _____-it was nice to meet you, might change the whole outcome of your day in a positive way. It may make your day and theirs

You never know…

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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
137 Charles Street
Boston, Ma 02114



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