Excerpts from the Boston Globe piece headlined No bidders for Beacon Hill home:

The bidding for a 5,700-square-foot single-family home on Brimmer Street in Beacon Hill opened at $4.975 million, went once, went twice, and – with no bids entered – went back to private sale about a minute after the auction began.

“It’s now 7:33 p.m., and the auction is now officially concluded,’’ auctioneer Bruce Sayre told the crowd of about three dozen gathered last night on the home’s kitchen level.

Jeremy Freid, managing principal with Great Rock Auctions, which staged the event, said his firm will now work to cut a deal with potential buyers who showed up at the auction.

“We’ll talk to them about a number they’re comfortable with,’’ Freid said.

He added that last night “the buyers said, ‘This isn’t the price we’re willing to pay right now. It may have been the price six months ago, it might be the price six months from now. But it’s not the price right now.’ ’’

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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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