Unless you do this stuff—ya know, buying and selling Boston Seaport condos—frequently, it may feel daunting each time you decide it’s time to make a move. My job is to make sure you feel like an expert, like you have—and understand—all the information possible so you can make the wisest decisions and get the most for your money, all along the way. Think of me as you coach and hopefully, I’ll be as successful to you as Bill Belicheck is to the Patriots.

Where do I start the process of selling my Boston condo?

Say you find yourself in a similar situation as one of my clients. She’s a busy stay-at-home mom with a husband that travels for work most of the time. She has to get her Boston downtown condo sold and buy another one practically all on her own. I happened to run into her at Whole Foods and she was frazzled.

“John, thank God you’re here!”… or something to that effect ;)… “I have to sell my Boston Beacon Hill condo and I’ve started a list, but where do I start?”

First step, take s deep breath and relax

So, I met her at her Beacon Hill condominium and together we walked through it; I taught her what buyers expect in this area and price point, and what appraisers and inspectors will be looking for. Then we came up with a prioritized project plan, or road map, for her to get her Beacon Hill home ready to sell and she’s now working the plan, step-by-step and feeling much calmer and like a pro.

Having worked on Beacon Hill for nearly 20 years, a valuable asset I offer to both buyers and sellers is the history and expertise I have of each neighborhood’s downtown condo market. I make it my business to know what the city is doing and how it impacts market values.

I pull of that together to provide you a long-term plan, a road map, to get your property ready for listing, and to prepare you for buying then moving.

So, to answer the question, ‘where do I start?’,

start by reaching out me and we can talk about your situation and what you want to achieve. Then, if you’re selling a Boston downtown condo or a Boston Seaport condo we’ll do a walk through and pre-inspection to create a road map for you to get ready to sell. While you’re working on that I’ll be working on a custom marketing plan to your specific target audience. And then we’ll be well on our way to getting your home on the market.

Do you have any helpful tips to share about getting ready to sell? General questions? Share them in the comment section.

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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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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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