I know many of my blog readers say I spin sales data and Boston condo stats ect. But I have to tell you, I’m just a virgin compared to Boston Great Rock Auction Blog. Here’s an excerpt on why the Beacon Hill Auction was, er, a failure. Or should I say bombed, no wait … was a major sucesss. Excerpt from their blog:

The goal and purpose of an auction marketing platform is to hold an actual auction and approximately 90% of the time, a sale is consummated on Auction Day. Quite strangely, as we have seen with the two Beacon Hill Auctions, a buyer surfaced and preempted the 25 Lime Street Auction by making a pre-auction offer that was acceptable to the seller. With 20 Brimmer, the market didn’t feel comfortable with the published minimum bid, thus, it was converted to a private sale. All of the buyers that have expressed interest in the property over the course of our marketing efforts will now, on an individual basis, be given a chance to privately communicate a price at which they are comfortable with.

Stay tuned…..

File Under: Yeah, I can’t wait for their next new blog post.

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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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