Renovating your Boston condo for sale:

If you’re renovating your Boston to put on the sale market, there are certain areas that will earn a better return on investment compared to others. Whether you’re selling this year or not, here are some critical Boston condo home improvement tips.

If you’re painting your home, go with a soft gray that has a hint of beige. Balboa Mist by Benjamin Moore is the kind of color buyers are looking for. Benjamin Moore is a more expensive paint, but you can definitely find a similar color in a lower price point. Balboa Mist is extremely popular among the big builders in town, which means it’s also popular with buyers.

You should also change out your old, one-inch baseboards. Replace them with a flat, four-inch baseboard. A white baseboard accentuates those soft gray colors.

“If you’re selling in the next year or two,
you need to know what buyers want.”

Finally, many sellers are removing old, beat up carpets. Although this sounds like a good idea initially, they replace that with new carpet, which many buyers might not be interested in. You can install a very nice wood vinyl or laminate for about the same cost as new carpet. You’re spending the money already, and buyers prefer that type of flooring.

If you are planning on staying in your home for a long time and you prefer carpet, then go ahead and invest in new carpet. However, if you’re thinking about selling in the next year or two, you need to pay attention to what buyers want.

If you have any questions about today’s video, give me a call or send me an email. I would be happy to help you!

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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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