In an active Boston Midtown condo market such as downtown Boston, prospective sellers and buyers are in direct competition with their peers, and the best strategies to prevail in such conditions is to have the right real estate professionals guiding the transactions. Unlike Wall Street, the Boston luxury condo market isn’t a perfect information game where all parties have reasonable access to market data on equity securities. Some real estate agents are bound to be privy to more relevant information than others, which is why buyers and sellers should search for the right professional. To find the ideal downtown Boston real estate agent to manage your listing or acquisition, it’s recommended to follow a checklist with the items below.

Licensing Verification and History

Verifying an agent’s licensing doesn’t have to be the first step, but it’s essential because it relates to state compliance.

Field of Specialty

This item resonates more with Boston Midtown condos high rise condo Sellers looking to sell than with buyers, but it can go both ways. In Boston, some agents choose to focus on helping condo unit owners get the most out of the 2018 sellers’ market, but this experience could also be helpful to buyers who expect to get in a bidding war for prime listings.

Average Client Load and Pipeline

Most agents won’t hesitate to inform clients that they’re very busy. However, some won’t want to show their personal pipelines of closed deals. It’s usually easier to get this information from agencies that operate under a major franchise agreement because the brand is interested in proving their relevance in the regional market.

Operational Support from Team Members

The individual experience of an agent doesn’t weigh as heavily as the collective experience of his or her team members, especially when the agent operates under a known real estate franchise brand. In some cases, the most charismatic agents stay in touch with clients while supporting team members work diligently in the background.

Good References

Buyers or sellers shouldn’t be afraid to ask for a few references they can corroborate. This being Boston, some agencies will hang autographed photos of local celebrities who were happy with the service received, while others may hang framed newspaper clippings if they’ve been mentioned or quoted. Running a Google search for the names of agents or agencies  to see if they show up on Google Search

Evaluating Questions from Agents

An ideal real estate agent will ask various questions about client expectations. In some instances, an agent may not work with buyers who are looking for absolute bargains or are interested in distressed properties because those aren’t listings the agent is experienced in.

If you’re interested in buying or selling a Boston Downtown condo or Boston Midtown condo you have many options to choose from, and you’ll need a trusted agent who knows the area well. Get in touch with us to schedule an appointment with one of our friendly and reliable agents.

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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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