I was sad to read in today’s Boston Globe, that the Boston real estate community lost a one of kind, top notch, South-End real estate broker.

From today’s Boston Globe, Wednesday, February, 11, 2009 regarding Avi Rome:

Clients tended to be in the financial industry, and, “He was very good with numbers and economic trends and things like that,” said former colleague William Dellea, who worked with him at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. “They felt very comfortable dealing with him.”

And many came back to work with him as they looked to upgrade to a bigger place or move out of town.

An only child, his parents were World War II refugees who had fled Eastern Europe, said his longtime friend, Ged Kenslea of Los Angeles. “His parents instilled Old World manners, and I know that’s a trait that served him well in the industry.”

On his desk at Coldwell Banker, he kept a picture of himself with Al Gore and the former vice president’s wife, Tipper. “Everyone used to comment on that,” Dellea said.

We will miss him. Bostonreb.com and Ford Realty Inc would like to express our prayer’s to Avi Rome’s family and friends.

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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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