In downtown Boston your real estate agent has access to the MLS, which gives an incredible amount of downtown Boston real estate market data, including total inventory reports broken down into active, pending, and sold properties. Basically your Boston real estate agent has access to the information to be able to tell you how long on average it takes to sell a Boston condos for sale.

Two powerful forces in the downtown Boston real estate market.

1. Day’s on Market

Days-on-market Boston condo data is incredibly important, and along with available inventory this gives us the two main ingredients we need in order to sell a client when is the best time to sell a home (also when the worst is).

2. Number of active Boston condos for sale.

Boston condos for sale, as one might imagine, the Christmas season is the worst, Thanksgiving time is second to that. The first quarter of the year is slow, and the highest traffic can be found at the end of March through October. However, when you lay on top of that, the amount of inventory per month in that same market, you can find the best time to sell – when inventory is lowest and traffic is highest, and when it is really hard to sell, when traffic might be high but inventory is 10X what it normally is. The numbers can be surprising.

How long will it take to sell my Boston condo?

Based on the last 6 months, here’s a list of how long it took to sell in a Boston condo each downtown Boston neighborhood:

Back Bay condos for sale – 54 days

Beacon Hill condos for sale – 53 days

Charles River Park condos for sale – 63

Leather District condos for sale – 39 days

Midtown condos for sale – 109 days

North End condos for sale – 51 days

Seaport condos for sale – 35 days

South Boston condos for sale – 39 days

South End condos for sale – 35 days

Waterfront condos for sale – 92 days

West End condos for sale – 63 days



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.


Back Bay

Beacon Hill

Charles River Park


North End

South End

Seaport District

South Boston



Surrounding Communities of Boston
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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