Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of having a young couple come into my office looking for a Beacon Hill apartment.

As we were getting to know each other, I found out they were from the mid-west and one their dreams was to buy a Beacon Hill condominium. They went on to say, that they thought that their dream may never come true because of the prices in this neighborhood are so high.

I knew at this point, by the sound of their voices, they were saddened by their future prospect. I then told them that’s how I felt when I first moved up here from New York 25 years ago. And not to despair. I went on to tell them in my 25 years here, I bought and sold numerous condos on my own.

You need to make the first move. It’s all about attitude

As the conversation moved forward, I realized that this couple were actually financially capable of buying a starter Boston condo for sale. As I told them, once you start the process of looking to buy a Boston condo a rhythm sets in that will help you accomplish your goals.

The motivational video below are for those that may need to change their mindset on purchasing Boston downtown real estate. The theme of the video… don’t search for a defining moment to see your dreams come true (i.e from renter to owner), because the moment is NOW.

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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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Ford Realty Inc
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