One of the things that Boston listing agents do is obtain feedback from buyers agents after they have seen a condo. It is part of the job that a listing agent does. They either call or email the buyer’s agent and ask what the buyer thought. The question is: is it appropriate for a buyer’s agent to provide any feedback without the buyer saying it is okay? What if the buyer is riding in the car with their agent and discussing the condo, discussing all of the things they like about the condo and the agent then repeats what the buyer said to the other agent as “feedback.” Now the buyer decides to put a bid in on the condo and wants to negotiate certain points but they can’t because the buyer’s agent has already told the seller what they thought about the issue during the feedback discussion.

Feedback is not as innocent as a seller might think — and buyer’s should make the descision as to what is said with their agent. I know that buyer’s agents represent you (the buyer), but I’m just saying, be careful.

Less talking is usually better! Err … perhaps less blogging is better too.

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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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