Tips on having a smooth Beacon Hill condo experience. The Beacon Hill real estate market can be very competitive, which can be potentially stressful for those selling or buying a home. There will always be a few bumps in the road when buying or selling Boston real estate, but there are also steps you can take as a homeowner to make the process as smooth as possible.

Do Your Due Diligence When Hiring a Realtor

Hiring a Boston broker is recommended when selling a Beacon Hill home, especially if this is your first sale. If you’re not experienced in downtown Boston real estate transactions, chances are that you don’t know what you don’t know. An experienced realtor who’s familiar with the process can help guide you and prevent you from making potentially costly mistakes. However, there are many downtown Boston real estate agents available, and not all of them are trustworthy. Be sure you have confidence in the abilities and character of your realtor before you hire him or her.

Take Steps To Prepare the Home for Sale

As potential Beacon Hill condo buyers are introduced to your home for the first time, you want to be sure it makes a good impression. This may involve the relatively major step of home renovation to present your home in the best possible light and potentially increase its value. Your short-term investment may pay off in the form of a higher selling price.

Set a Realistic Price 

Here is an area in which your downtown Boston real estate broker experience and knowledge of the market is invaluable to you. Surprisingly, the time of year that you list your home also influences the price you can reasonably set. Your realtor can advise you on when the market will be most favorable to you.

Learn About the Selling Process

An old expression holds that “forewarned is forearmed,” and the more you know what to expect, the fewer surprises are likely to arise during the Beacon Hill condo sales process.

A realtor can help you with parts of the selling process you may not expect, like home renovation. Contact us for more information about selling your Beacon Hill condominium.

To learn how to save money on Beacon Hill broker fees contact John Ford at 617-595-3712

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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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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.

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