Having trouble selling your Boston downtown condo? Here are some tips for you

If you are having trouble selling your Boston condo for sale at Charles River Park or the Boston Seaport, you are not alone. Currently there are 637 Boston downtown condos available for sale  With this many choices, how do you get the buyers to see your home over the competition? Here are a few quick tips that can help you get more showings from Boston midtown condo buyers and ultimately have your property go from being available to being sold.

Boston Downtown Real Estate Sales Tips

Be able to access your Boston condo for sale

Have your agent leave a key with the doorman and if possible install a lockbox on your property. This saves the showing agents time in picking up keys from Boston real estate offices and allows them more time with the buyer. 

Know your competition

Know your competition. Know how your neighbors Boston condo for sale is priced compared to yours. You may need to adjust the price of your Boston Seaport condo for sale to stay competitive in this real estate market.

Think like a Boston condo for sale buyer

Think like a buyer. If you were shopping for a property right now, would you buy your Boston condo for sale at that price? Try to be as objective as possible given what else may be for sale in the market.

Showing Schedule

Make your Charles River Park condo available for showings as often as you can. If you are strict about the showing schedule of your property, chances are buyers are going to pass on it and choose to see one of the many other homes for sale in the market.

Tenants in your Boston condo for sale

If you have a tenant in the property, try to get them to work with you on showings and keeping the property as neat as possible.

First Impressions

Curbside appeal matters more and more now. Make sure the exterior and common areas are clean and in good shape.

Throw out the garbage inside your home. I know this sounds simple,  but I cannot tell you how many homes I have taken a buyer to that had a pile of garbage in the kitchen or had a garbage odor in the houseFirst impressions are everything.

“But I’m not a neat freak!” Start to become one.  Try to make your house as neat and clean as possible for showings. Again, first impressions are everything.

Make sure your Realtor keeps you upodated

Have your agent update you weekly on what has sold and what is available for sale in the Boston real estate market. Properties come on and off the market everyday. Know what’s out there competing with your Boston Seaport condo for sale.

Personal Items

Minimize your personal photos. The goal is to get the buyer to look at your house and not your wedding photos.

Boston Downtown Real Estate For Sale in 2019

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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.

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