Here are a few real estate quotes I have heard over the years.

* “Never feel sorry for your tenants, because they never feel sorry for you.”

* “You want to rent at what price? Why don’t you butter my butt and call me a biscuit.”

* “If you think nobody cares about you, try missing a mortgage payment.”

* “NO! We don’t have more awards than real estate agents.”

* “If you sleep on it, you won’t sleep in it.”

* “FSBO? What kind of BO is that?”

* “Turn Key? How much work do I have to do to make the turn-key?”

* “Trust Me.”

* “This is a great investment, its listed below tax value.”

* “Boston is different….”

* “Stop trying to sell me the property and show me the numbers.”

* “List to last, Listers are lasters”

* “Real estate agents are professionals. Like Lawyers, Doctors and Hair Dressers.”

* “Lies, Damm Lies, Statistics, and Real Estate numbers.”

“You’re giving me a Kick-back of 50% of your commission? I thought ‘kick-backs’ were illegal?” “No I’m a real estate agent we have special rights”

I hope Boston real estate agents don’t sue me on the last quote.

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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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