Using a Boston buyer representative when purchasing a Boston Seaport condo for sale

Do you really need a Realtor® if you plan on buying a newly constructed Boston Seaport District condo? Sometimes when the Boston condo for sale market has many new constructed homes, buyers often consider purchasing without consulting a Realtor® first. Nevertheless, the benefits of using an agent as a new Boston Seaport condo construction buyer’s representative are many. Here’s our list:

1. FREE Representation.

It’s almost never recommended to represent yourself in a court, so why would anyone do it when buying a Boston Seaport District condo? Using an agent for a new construction who will represent you will keep your best interest in mind against a seller who is often trying to maximize his net profit on the sale. An onsite agent is hired to represent the builder and builder’s best interest, not to protect or educate the public. Buyer representation is provided to you at no cost and can help you negotiate in pricing, but waiving your right to representation will only increase the builder’s profit. 

2. Market Analysis

Professional real estate agents can bring valuable information to even the most experienced Boston condo buyers. This is especially important when the real estate market changes and there might be information you should take into consideration before deciding on a new Boston high rise condo construction. Another part of the analysis is focused on features of the condominiums and any potential updates you would like to add. Agents understand how prices fluctuate from quarter to quarter, year to year, and often have the insight on everything from new condo constructions, foreclosures, renovated residencies,townhouses, and condos. 

3. Knowledge

Boston condo buyers who do not use agents will wind up paying top dollar to the seller and often without the benefit of comparing what a resale property would cost them. An agent brings this knowledge to the table along with a market analysis, expertise, and close, personal advice.

4. Lingo

.Experienced agents know how to speak in a “sales language” to the onsite sales representative and “construction language” to the manager or superintendent overseeing the new Boston Seaport District construction. The person overseeing the construction is often eager to teach you about your new home, so having an agent as an ally to help translate terms or to ask questions is incredibly beneficial.

5. Expertise

An experienced agent can remind you to inquire about a variety of things with a new Boston Seaport condos construction. The expertise an agent brings to the table means they can often clarify details of a construction process, appraisal, contingencies, builders warranty, potential issues in construction, down payment, inspections, financing and much more.

6. Cost

The cost of your buyer’s representation will be covered by the Boston Seaport condo builder. It’s important to visit Boston downtown areas with your agent or disclose that you have your own representation. This will protect your right to FREE representation later on. If a buyer decides not to use an agent, the seller simply pockets the savings without providing any discounts to the buyer. Waiving your right to representation only increases the builder’s profit. It’s a myth that unrepresented buyers can get a better “deal”. Realtors bring prospective buyers to new construction communities, and builders recognize the benefits of not providing any discounts to unrepresented buyers.

7. Advice

Realtors or agents will provide you with objective advice on a number of issues concerning the purchase of a new Boston downtown condo construction. The agent acts as an exclusive advocate during the sale and can often provide you private, personal advice that can positively influence the purchase and the process. In most areas you will be able to pick from multiple new Boston high rise condo construction buildings offered by different builders. Your agent will help you select best option for you and your family.

8. Contract Assistance

Your agent will assist you with the pricing, terms, and conditions of a contract. A savvy agent will help you navigate the complexities of most contracts drawn up for new Boston high rise condos. Your agent is not an attorney to interpret builder’s contract but they will know all the right questions to ask. This assures your understanding of the new construction process and allows you to make educated decisions.

9. Nothing to Lose

If you do not hire a qualified realtor to represent you, the price of the condo will not be reduced. Thus, potential buyers wind up paying more to not have an agent that can help, even if marginally.

10. Ease

Using a qualified agent will allow you to engage the Boston condo buying process with a clear, stress-free mind and attitude that would otherwise be stressful, complex, and heavy. Agents help explain everything from the start of the buying process to well after the sale, often helping new home buyers with every angle of their purchasing experience.

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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.

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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
137 Charles Street
Boston, Ma 02114

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