What you should do when you move into your new Seaport condo? Moving into your first Seaport condo can be both exciting and nerve-wracking—exciting because you finally have a place to call your own and nerve-wracking because buying Boston real estate comes with it a whole new level of responsibility. From having to repair the plumbing on your own to arranging home insurance, there are certain duties you must perform that you may have never performed before. Here at the Boston Real Estate Blog will share with you a few tips you can use to make the transition from renter to Seaport condo owner a seamless one.

Change Your Mailing Address

The easy and temporary fix to getting your mail involves going to the USPS website and opting to have your mail forwarded. However, forwarding only lasts for a few months, so you will eventually need to inform all utility companies, creditors, banks, family members and far-away acquaintances of your new Seaport condo address

Establish Internet

You may be able to live without your sofa and dining table for a few weeks, but if you’re like most people, you’ll go crazy without internet after just a few hours. As a Boston real estate company we suggest setting up your new connection in advance of your move-in date.

Change the Locks

You have no idea how many people have lived in your Seaport condominium prior to you, which means you have no idea how many people have the keys to your locks. On move-in day, arrange to meet with a locksmith to change all the bolts.

Pack a “First Day” Box

Much like the internet, there are some things you cannot go without for more than a few short hours. Put your toothbrush, bath towels, shower curtain, hair brush, favorite coffee mug, coffee pot and a few other essentials into an easily accessible box for your first day in your new Seaport condo

Plug in the Refrigerator

Make sure your refrigerator is nice and cool by the time you move in, that way you don’t risk spoiling food during your move. After buying a Seaport condo for sale, you may not want to spend a ton of money replacing meats, dairy, condiments and veggies.

Do you have additional questions to ask our Boston real estate staff? Contact us 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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