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Old 09-16-2019, 04:58 AM   #15
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City: Seneca Lake NY
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Originally Posted by BruceK View Post
In a short post retirement time playing in real estate, I was often told a good broker/salesperson`s first sales job is getting the listing and not having to lower the commission to get it. The broker who immediately butchers his own commission may do the same to the price of your boat.
At the end when there is a buyer, some brokers will reduce commission to help get a deal over the line. Something is better than nothing.
I agree with this and would add that perhaps the best place to negotiate a commission reduction is with a trusted buying broker... if and a big if... you have located the boat you want yourself and have NOT contacted the listing/selling broker.
It does depend on where each broker is located relative to the and who does what during the inspection, survey, sea trial & closing.
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