As the owner of a Boston condo, you are currently in a great position to list your property and make the most out of current conditions in the Boston condo market. If you feel hesitant to list your property now, you are not alone. Many homeowners tend to feel a bit of apprehension when faced with a seller’s market such as the one experienced in Boston. One of the concerns associated with this hesitation is related to market timing, a strategy that almost never works out as intended.

You should only list your Boston condo for sale when you are ready to do so. To help you decide if the time is now, consider the following factors.

Timing the Market Is a Risky Proposition

Every homeowner is a prospective property investor, but this does not mean you should treat your Boston condo as a stock options contract. Market timers sit and watch a seller’s market heat up to the point of inflation. When they finally believe the time has arrived to list their properties, the market often shifts in the opposite direction. You can’t treat the housing market like tech stocks on the NASDAQ. It is better to listen to the advice of trusted Boston condo real estate agent.

Selling Real Estate Can Be Complicated

The “For Sale by Owner” (FSBO) strategy is not conducive to selling condo. For this reason, you should allow real estate professionals, particularly those who specialize in condos in Boston, to handle your listing. If you want to sell your condominium quickly and at an advantageous price, you should not take the FSBO route.

Boston condos for sale

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Dorchester Boston condos
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Condos around the Boston area to rent:

Back Bay area condos for rent
Beacon Hill area condos for rent
Charlestown area condos for rent
Navy Yard Charlestown area condos for rent
Dorchester area condos for rent
Fenway area condos for rent
Jamaica Plain area condos for rent
Leather District area condos for rent
Midtown area condos for rent
Seaport District area condos for rent
South Boston area condos for rent
South End area condos for rent
Waterfront area condos for rent
North End area condos for rent
West End area condos for rent
East Boston area condos for rent

Equity in a Boston Condo Is Usually Based on the Neighborhood

Some homeowners in Boston feel they may not get all the equity they deserve, but this mostly applies to single-family residences that have gone through extensive remodeling. As a condo owner, you do not have to worry about this as much because most of the equity is reflected by the neighborhood. Condo buyers pay more attention to the potential for remodeling than to the remodeling that has already been completed.

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.

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