A few days after the Parkland High School shooting, I conducted a showing and my client asked me if I read the Wall Street Journal editorial (Responding to Parkland, WSJ 2/16/18) I told them I didn’t, but I’ll make a point to look it up.  I’ve learned the hardway that it’s best to stay clear of politics when conducting a Boston condo showing.

A day after the showing, my client put a low offer on the Boston condo. With the seller’s agent help we went back and forth for several days to iron out the price with the seller. It was a tough hall, but we finally came up with an agreed upon price and terms and signed the Offer. And thankfully, both parties were both very satisfied

On average 14, 207 homes sell daily in this country. Buyers and sellers who are looking out for their best interest come together on agreed upon price and terms on selling/purchasng a single-family home/condo. Even when they start off so far apart.

How does this relate to gun control?

It is past time for us to come  together around reasonable restrictions and possession of firearms. Unless the Second Ammendment to our Constitution is repealed, there is no reasonable foundation for believing that the abolishment of privately owned firearms will ever take place. Hunting and target practice will not be impaired if average citizens are prevented from purchasing and owning automatic or semi-automatic weapons more suited for combat than recreational use.

Bottom line. Enacting a mutual and reasonable agreement with two parties can take place in both gun control and selling a Boston condo.

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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.

AREAS COVERED

Back Bay

Beacon Hill

Charles River Park

Downtown/Midtown

North End

South End

Seaport District

South Boston

Waterfront

Brookline

Surrounding Communities of Boston
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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