WHY YOU SHOULD USE A BOAT BROKER TO HELP YOU BUY OR SELL A BOAT
Here Are 5 Reasons You Should Use a Boat Broker
Whether you’re deciding to invest in a bigger boat, or sell your existing one, the process of buying or selling a boat can seem daunting and time consuming. How much time do you have to find what you’re looking for? How can you make sure you recieve or pay the right price? Where do you go to find the right boat? Where do you list the boat you're trying to sell? What paperwork is necessary for buying or selling your boat?
This is where hiring a boat broker to list your boat or find the boat you’re looking for removes any stress associated with the process. Besides being an industry expert, with years of experience, working with all their connections in the boat industry, here are five reasons why hiring a broker is the right choice:
1. KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT IT TAKES TO BUY OR SELL A BOAT
A broker is constantly studying the market and knows what makes a boat sell fast and what doesn’t. They know exactly what to look for in a used boat to ensure you’re not being taken advantage of. The broker will also know how to promote your boat and what features to focus on in a listing in order to make your boat shine. They can also recommend a reliable professionals to inspect, repair or make upgrades at a reasonable price.
2. MARKETING EXPERTISE
While most private sellers know of only a few sites to list or find the boat of their dreams such as boat trader, your yacht broker has access to many websites, boat shows and a vast brokerage network connecting qualified buyers and sellers, securing top dollar for your yacht. As soon as you decide to list your boat, your broker will professionally market your boat on their private site, social media, in blogs, print ads and in brokerage channels. Most brokerage channels are exclusive to eligible yacht brokerage firms and dealerships representing multiple boats for sale on behalf of an owner/seller. Your broker will be able to utilize this exclusive tool in order to get your boat in front of the right eyes.
3. DEDICATED TIME TO SELL YOUR BOAT OR FIND THE BOAT OF YOUR DREAMS
Constantly listing your boat on Boattrader, taking calls from brokers, dealing with tire-kickers and low ball offers…it all takes time! A broker will take care of incoming calls, offers, and negotiate deals on your behalf. This removes any stress from the sale, and offers peace of mind knowing you have someone constantly working with you towards your goal. If you’re looking for a new boat a broker will sift through all of the potential ‘lemons’ and only show you the quality boats that meet your objectives.
4. NEGOTIATION EXPERTISE TO KEEP THINGS MOVING
Many people don’t like to negotiate or haggle over price. Brokers have experience and enjoy negotiating a great deal and will often work with connections in order to maximize an offer or get the best price for a boat. The broker also works as a middleman and can successfully keep negotiations moving smoothly between buyer and seller if things seem to stall. Your broker is an expert in boats and will be able to know the difference between a good deal and a shady one.
5. CLOSING ARRANGEMENTS
Getting a boat loan, marine insurance or dealing with the Bill of Sale, title transfer, closing agreements, and other required paperwork can quickly overwhelm a buyer or a seller. This is where your broker is most useful and will come in and provide a turn-key and painless process. Brokers know the process and the critical steps involved with closing on a boat. They also have the experience and connections to solve any problems that arise at the last minute. Quick access and know-how allow your broker to close a deal on your boat and help you move on to the next step – enjoying the boat!
Using a broker is a smart way to utilize an expert in the industry in order to sell or buy your boat. Whether it’s their connections, knowledge of the industry, or negotiating strategies, a broker will make selling your boat an easy process. Buying or selling your boat can be a painless process, if you focus on your goal and engage an expert it can be an experience that is rewarding!
For more information about how Tampa Yacht Sales can help you find the boat of your dreams contact Shane Faunce at (813) 906-0888 for more information or view our current listings.
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