What’s today’s temperature 90 or perhaps 100 degrees?

Let me tell you a short story:

Today, like every Saturday I Jumped on my bike and started my 5 mile bile ride from Lexington Center to the Alewife train station (a.k.a The T). My final destination was to my beloved Boston Beacon Hill.

Before leaving my home I watched the local Fox news and they mentioned we all should stay home because of the above average temperatures.

Weather men are like economists:

Nah! I jumped on my bike and sped forward to Alewife T. Life can’t be learned or enjoyed sitting at home

The journey is half the fun:

One of the the things that I love about my solitude bike ride from Lexington to Alewife is my moments of thought – what I mean by that is how I enjoy reflecting on how blessed I am.

A boring work day:

Nothing terrible exciting happened today. But sometimes that’s how the Boston downtown real estate goes.

Stopping at a Chinese restaurant:

As I was ordering my take out food I was lucky enough to be engaged in a conversation with a nice Arlington couple that sells real estate.

Normally, I work in a very protective field where real estate secrets are not readily shared.

But I decided to break the rules, and tell them some of my Google search engine secrets. With expecting nothing in return. Was that a prudent idea? Most of my competitors would say not.

But If I gained a friend or two from it…was it worth it?


One advantage of being closer to the end of your career than the beginning, is that you become less selfish, and at some point helping others becomes a greater commodity than money.

I also hope, unlike today’s weather outside, my temperature to help my fellowman never cools off. 



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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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