Selling a condo in Downtown Boston from out of state can be a smooth and seamless process if you plan for it correctly. With the right people on your team, you won’t have to be present at all times in order to get a good deal and a fast close. Following are five things that you can do to simplify and expedite this endeavor while ensuring optimal results.

1. Find the Right Agent

Finding and hiring the right real estate agent in Midtown Boston is the most critical part of this process. The more services and support that this professional provides, the less that you’ll need to be physically present to see everything through. A good agent will be willing and able to both market and show the home in your absence. With an out of state sale, it is often best to align yourself with an agent who represents a modest-sized territory and has a strong knowledge of the local market as well as ample opportunity to devote lots of time and attention to your need.

2. Clear the Condo Out

If you’re selling a home that you’ve inherited from a deceased relative, take the time to pack up family heirlooms and other cherished items. You can then connect with a company that handles estate sales. After all personal items are gone, you’ll want to hire a professional cleaner to restore the unit to a sales-worthy condition. Touring condos that have been de-personalized often makes it easier for prospective buyers to imagine themselves living in them.

3. Have the Unit Professionally Staged

In addition to cleaning and de-cluttering the unit, it is important to have it professionally staged. Condos that are staged properly tend to generate more interest than empty units that are marketed without any aesthetic thrills. A properly staged home will also look better in any photos and virtual tours that you or your agent opt to offer online.

4. Create Professional-Quality Visuals

Make sure to capture photos of the property interior and exterior from a variety of angles and vantage points. Many property shoppers are currently doing a lot of their research on the web. Comprehensive collections of images and high-tech virtual tours are among some of the best marketing resources that you can have.

5. Find Out If Any Condo Restrictions Exist

Learn more about the rules for selling that have been established by the related condo association or board. There may be restrictions on whom the property can be sold to, and it could be necessary to get pre-approvals from this association before formalizing any deals. Knowing these rules in advance of marketing the unit will allow you to target the right prospects with your outreach.

Moving out of state? Let us help you sell you Boston Midtown condo. We specialize in this area and can help you make the transition as seamless as possible. Give us a call today at 617-720-5454.

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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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