If you’re about to put your Boston condo up for sale on the Boston real estate market, it’s best to make a few changes to maximize your property’s value and appeal. Here are some tips for preparing your Boston for sale to boost the asking price.

Have a Plan

No matter what you have in mind for Boston real estate renovation. it’s best to proceed with a thorough plan.

Focus on One Room at a Time

Concentrate on one room at a time with your Boston real estate renovation plan. Doing so is sure to maximize your efforts.

Bring in the Light

Dimmer switches and sun tubes do a great job adding natural and versatile light, which Boston condo buyers are sure to love.

Don’t Forget About Small Improvements

New faucets, doors, window treatments and the like can add just as much value as major room overhauls. 

Remember Maintenance

Regular appliance maintenance and home repairs make all your other upgrades that much better to Boston real estate buyers.

Do a Thorough Cleaning

Boston real estate buyers have an easier time paying your asking price when your property is as clean and inviting as can be.

Make Your House Energy Efficient 

If you’ve got the money and time, install energy-efficient appliances. Look for other energy efficient additions as you prep Boston for sale.

Concentrate on the Kitchen

Kitchens are a hot spot for Boston condo buyers. New backsplash, paint, stainless steel and an island can do wonders.

Sell smarter rather than harder to boost your home’s value. Look at the small picture and the bigger picture is sure to come together on its own.

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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