In today’s Boston condo buying tips episode you’ll learn the top 5 real estate scams so you don’t get tricked!

With roughly 1.3M real estate agents across the USA (2018) most of us are on the up and up seeking opportunities to provide exemplary service with integrity. Yet, a small contingent of agents, those posing as agents, and other fraudsters seek to employ shady real estate tactics to trick people out of their hard earned money.

So this video has the top real estate scams to know about as you move forward with buying, selling or renting  a Boston condo. Over the past few years, real estate phishing has become more prevalent with increasing sophistication by scam artists. Beware that you may come across real estate scams on leading websites, such as:

1. Real estate scams craigslist

2. Real estate scams for sale by owner

3. Real estate scams on Zillow.

Fortunately, by following the advice in this episode about real estate scams to avoid, you’ll know exactly how to recognize when something is right and how to outwit con job.

Whether you are selling, buying or renting a condo, always google real estate agents to verify their reputation and work with a top trusted real estate advisor in your area to avoid issues with most of our largest investment, our homes.

Author Profile

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.

John Ford
Ford Realty Inc
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