Redfin entered the Boston market back in March. They started helping buyers of real estate negotiate transactions and close deals. They also helped sellers market and sell their properties (ending up with so much business that they had to close down for a week or two, in July …!).

In return for working with a Redfin agent, a buyer or seller was able to get a rebate of 2/3’s of the commission on the deal.

Sounded pretty good. But, Boston’s a hard nut to crack, and Redfin has yet to make much of a dent in the market.

At least, so far …

Today, the company made a grand announcement regarding their company and website.

According to a company spokesperson:

Redfin has Boston Forums, Boston agents, Boston customers and Boston Sweet Digs blog on the horizon. How more local can we go?!

Today Redfin added local pages for each of its markets. The Boston local page boston.redfin.comhas all sorts of cool information for Bostonians all in one place“ you can access popular Boston searches in one click, check out what people are asking in the Boston Forum, find helpful local information  and the best part, click right through to the Boston Real Estate Blog!

Wait, that’s me!

Anyway, it’s a good thing that Redfin is spending more time and effort on its Boston operation. From what I hear, other “discount” real estate brokers (I know, Redfin hates that term) are circling the city, looking for a good time to set down.

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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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