When people share their Boston Seaport condos on Airbnb, they can make money over and above the cost of maintenance. Making the decision to become an Airbnb host will depend on several things, such as economic and social goals, as well as how much time and effort the owner wishes to spend on their Boston downtown condo owners should know the 5 best reasons to offer their homes on Airbnb.

1. Make a Profit on Your Boston condo

Many Airbnb hosts have earned enough money to pay for their carrying costs of their Boston Seaport condo or Boston downtown condo rental plus they typically have a nice profit at the end of each month and each year. Profits can be significant—sometimes thousands of dollars per month. Those who have a mortgage may be able to pay it off early or put the profits into another property they could use to host more Airbnb guests and multiply their earnings.

2. Engage in Human Interaction with Your Boston condo

Most Airbnb guests are friendly and honest. Having other people visit you can stave off feelings of loneliness or sadness—the fact that your guests have to pay you is an added bonus. You can share stories and smiles. They’ll enjoy getting your insight on things about your city, and you can learn about theirs. You might even make some new friends in the process.

3. Learn about the World

Airbnb allows you to become connected to people from different parts of the world, which will give you a chance to learn about various cultures, history, and art, among other things. You can gain greater knowledge from your guests in your Boston Seaport condo and they from you as you both exchange information and share your experiences. Learning about your guests’ lives and home environment, you’ll no doubt be inspired to travel around yourself.

4. Find Inspiration to Upgrade Your Home

It’s always a good idea to spruce up a Boston downtown condo, and often people need an extra push to motivate them to do it. As an Airbnb host, you’ll now have another reason to paint the walls, add some decorations, get some new furniture, or make some other upgrades.

5. Get to Know Boston Seaport District Better

As a host, you’ll realize you don’t know the Boston Seaport District as well as you should. You’ll gain knowledge and incentive to learn some new things about your city because your guests will ask you about things such as the best places to eat, go out for entertainment, recreate, sight see, and do other things that aren’t only for the tourists but also for locals. Invariably, you won’t know all the answers to these questions. When you research for information to gain more knowledge, you’ll be pleased to find out more of the things you can enjoy in your city.

Boston downtown condos last thoughts

In Boston, real estate downtown is often used for Airbnb purposes. Whether this is something you’re interested or you just want to move in to a great condo, loft, or penthouse so you can enjoy the urban lifestyle downtown Boston has to offer, you’ll need a trusted real estate agent by your side. Reach out to Ford Realty Inc., today at 617-595-3712 to begin your search.

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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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