A great Beacon Hill real estate broker is hardworking, knowledgeable about the downtown Boston real estate market, and will never make you feel uncomfortable about the transaction. Unfortunately, not all agents are created equal. If any of the following ring true, it might be time to find a new agent.

1. You have trouble reaching your agent.

Buying a home is a serious decision, and your financial future may even be hanging in the balance. There’s also a very good chance that you are working on tight deadlines. If you find yourself frequently waiting around to hear back from your agent, it’s a good sign that it’s time to move on. Your agent may simply have too many clients and not enough time to give you the attention you need and deserve.

2. You don’t feel like your agent listens.

When you talk to your agent, does he or she ask you questions about your budget, the features you want in your Beacon Hill condo. It’s time to move on if your agent seems more interested in selling you on something instead of advising you.

3. Your agent is unprofessional.

There are many tip-offs that your agent isn’t quite on top of things. He or she may appear disorganized, cancel appointments, show up late, or make frequent excuses. If he or she isn’t invested in their career, they’re probably not invested in finding the right condo in Beacon Hill for you.

4. You feel pressured.

Your agent’s job is to help you find a condo, loft, or penthouse that fits your needs and budget, offer advice, and guide you through the real estate process. Your agent should never use high-pressure sales tactics, encourage you to make an offer on a space you do not love, or show you condos that are well beyond your budget.

5. Your agent does it part-time, on the side.

When looking for a new Beacon Hill condo, you want a full-time agent who is passionate and dedicated to their job. This means keeping up with the market on a daily basis, jumping on new listings you might love, and being readily available to you.

While bad agents are out there, you’re not necessarily stuck if you hire an agent who is not looking after your best interests. However, you certainly don’t want to waste time finding an agent who is organized, professional, and prioritizes your wants and needs.

If you’re looking to find a new agent serving the Downtown Boston area, turn to Ford Realty. With listings from Beacon Hill to Boston Midtown, we can help you find just what you’re looking for.

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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.

John Ford
Ford Realty Inc
137 Charles Street
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