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Ken is basically writing about why some homes don’t sell and others do.

Normally, this is a subject that could arise at just about any point in either a thriving or struggling housing market. But it’s of particular interest now because there are currently many hot housing markets with high demand and low inventory (not just in Boston) after an especially prolonged and severe downturn.

Besides the usual dunderheads who wouldn’t know how to sell a bar of gold, an argument might be made that sellers are: A.) a little rusty in their selling skills. B.) their minds are still hopelessly stuck in the pre-crash era. C.) they stopped doing routine maintenance during the downturn, figuring it wasn’t worth it. D.) their homes are or were foreclosed at one point (and all the cautionary negatives associated with them) E.) credit is still tight, turning off buyers who can barely get mortgages, let alone a little extra cash for after-sale renovations to subpar homes. F.) owners are still underwater compared to the bubble-peak prices they paid and just don’t want to sell even at a minor loss.

Those and other factors also lead to “turnoffs” that are sometimes unique to the times.

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Updated: January 2018

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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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