Finding a new Beacon Hill condos for sale at a rice you wand is complicated, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the neighborhood, area, or city. When you are moving to a new location, it is typically a good idea to get advice from a Beacon Hill real estate agent.

Beacon Hill real estate agents’ expert knowledge of Boston can narrow the list of available properties based on what you’re looking for in a Boston condo and the neighborhoods that fit your lifestyle. For instance, maybe you are raising a family and need multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, a backyard for a dog, or easy access to the T

Your real estate professional will help you find your perfect Boston Beacon Hill condo of your dream home.

Whether you’re looking for a condo or a three-bedroom home, the steps are the same. Here’s a breakdown of the ways real estate professionals help buyers navigate the process:

  1. Review potential homes listed on the MLS (“Multiple-Listing Service”) and online
  2. Schedule viewings of the home
  3. Compare different neighborhoods
  4. Contact and coordinate people you will need to finalize a purchase (such as lenders, specialists, and inspectors)

A Bston real estate agent can make the buying process smooth and seamless by helping you navigate the myriad of listings and travel through the buying process. Here’s how they help you every step of the way:

NAVIGATING THE MULTIPLE-LISTING SERVICE

There are many different Multiple Listing Services and each has its strengths and weaknesses. One thing is sure though, you need access to listings to find your dream home. The challenge with MLSs is that access to them is never free. You have to pay some sort of access fee (either per search, a monthly subscription, or some other fee model) and have to be licensed..

SCHEDULING VIEWINGS

Once you identify a few Boston condo, you need to schedule viewings. Dropping a few hundred thousand or even over a million dollars is a hefty investment — obviously, you will need to walk through and get a “feel” for the house.

That Beacon Hill condo is going to be your home for at least the next few years and likely longer. Seeing the home in person is the critical linchpin that enables you to make the jump. Attending an open house with scores of other potential buyers won’t always give you the information that you need.

A Beacon Hill real estate agent would handle and coordinate private viewings on your behalf, and keep you updated on an open house. If you are buying a home, you will likely go to at least a dozen different viewings before you settle on the few that you like.

COMPARING PRICES

Once you have narrowed your selection down after a few viewings, it is time to compare the various housing markets. Comparing markets between neighborhoods or cities is critical because it will help you estimate the projected value increases in your home (building equity is a major advantage of owning your home). Real estate agents are critical in ascertaining the value of your home, its neighborhood, and the market projections.

While you need a home that you love, you also need one that is going to retain and increase in value as you own it.

COORDINATING PEOPLE

This is probably the most difficult of the four steps. You need your lenders to approve your mortgage. You will likely want to review the purchase agreement and confirm you are getting everything you want. Finally, if you are planning any additions, remodels, or even if you simply want to purchase the home — you may want to contact an inspector and/or contractor to confirm that your future home is up to code and your changes are properly zoned.

Real estate agents can coordinate these people and they can help you with the paperwork. Licensed real estate agents are experts at navigating the home selling and buying process. They can shepherd you through the listing process, escrow, a mortgage, and the purchase agreement

CONCLUSION

I hoped you enjoyed my thoughts on buying a Beacon Hill condo

Consider me your #1 resource for all things Beacon Hill Real Estate! Household changing? Getting married (or divorced)? Time for a change of scenery or job relocation? Want to invest? Just send me an email at realtyford@yahoo.com or call 617-595-3712 – I can help.

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Author Profile

John Ford
John Ford
EXPERIENCE

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.



HISTORY

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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Contact
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
137 Charles Street
Boston, Ma 02114

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