Selling your Boston Beacon Hill condos is a big undertaking and you need to get the best possible price for your home as quickly as possible. You may think that paying commission to a Boston Beacon Hill condo agent seems to be a waste of money in these days on the internet, however, there are benefits for hiring a professional to help you sell your Beacon Hill home instead of For Sale by Owner (FSBO).
Doing the research and work on your own to sell your home is not a good substitute for an experienced Realtor who knows the business, local market and the process for over 20 years. You gain their experience in determining the best price you should list your home at with a detailed market analysis. As your Beacon Hill broker will provide current information on what is happening with your competition in the marketplace.
Listing your Beacon Hill home with a Realtor gains exposure for your home through a Multiple Listing Service (MLS). An MLS is an invaluable source to which all things real estate go. A FSBO will not be listed on an MLS. If you sell on your own you may attract a buyer from a Craigslist ad or someone driving by. But if you list with an agent you take advantage of being exposed to a pool of thousands of buyers. Which way do you think would have a better chance of selling?
You may think that selling on your own will save you six percent of the sales price by not paying commission. But consider this…most buyers will work with a real estate agent to look for a house. If you are not going to pay the buyer’s agent a commission, you are losing all those potential buyers. If you do pay the buyer’s commission, the buyer is represented by and agent and you are not. Who is going to have the upper hand in negotiations?
Hiring a real estate agent to sell your Beacon Hill condominium is a necessary cost that will greatly benefit you bottom line. If you do not use an agent, you could under price your home, which will easily cost you more than what the agent charges. You will come out better and with a lot less stress if you use a Realtor.
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.
Ford Realty Inc
137 Charles Street
Boston, Ma 02114