Thread: Offshore 38
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Old 09-14-2011, 07:06 AM   #8
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RE: Offshore 38

I don't have a clue where you guys are coming from. Let's keep in mind the context here. A 30-40K boat has a commission of 3-4K of which anywhere from $1,050 to $2,000 will find it's way into the broker's hands. Now subtract from that all the broker's expenses which he pays for out of pocket ie: phone, internet, gas, travel, extra advertising, health insurance, etc. Many times on a boat of this price a broker is being paid nothing for his time and is actually paying out of pocket to sell the guy's boat. Now you say it's the broker's responsibility to clean the guy's boat? A good broker recommends to clients what needs to be done to best show his boat and when possible helps facilitate the recommendations. A good broker takes good pictures of the boat and yes moves clutter out of the way if necessary and does some minor wiping etc, for the shots. A good broker writes a compelling and accurate listing. A good broker is available nearly all hours to respond to prospects. A good broker is honest and excited about the boats and the lifestyle that comes with owning/cruising a boat. I put the same effort into a clients 25K boat as the 200K. It takes a partnership to sell a boat, the seller and the broker. Like Forrest Gump said "That's all I got to say about that".
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