Really, what is the deal with brokers? Im fine with people being intermediaries. I do think it is good such a profession and a job, as well as people to do it, exist. I think they are a boon for sellers, if they did their job correctly. I have been close to buying
a center cockpit
for the last months. I have already backed down from two offers I made. Broker wanted me to put a note in the offer I would not contest price
... :/ Really, what? This is for a boat in the caribbean
that most people would have to invest quite a bit in travelling to look at it.
I haven't found one broker really willing to invest half a day taking proper pictures, and helping sell the boat. They will reluctantly just say "all the info is on the post in Yachtworld". They really think I will make an offer on a 100,000 usd boat from 7 pictures on Yachtworld? I am a buyer that will look at boats in the east, west and caribbean
. I live landlocked, so anything works for me. I guess there are other people like myself, or buying
to take somewhere else.
Brokers should not only be "negotiators". They should be sellers. They should do good photography
, and make sure they sell through images
the boat to a potential buyer. If you lowball them a bit, they start strong arming you into buying blind. Again, give me GOOD photos, GOOD information, history
of the boat, service history
, SOMETHING so I am more willing to pay closer to asking. Otherwise, I will just cover myself. All boats need work. If you do a good job of letting me know which stuff wont, it will help me be more confident. In the end I feel they are so lazy, they loose a lot of business from everyone else who is not local.
Or maybe it's full of people that will just buy without being thorough. Oh well, there is quite a lot of people playing Pokemon GO and making faces on Snapchat. I guess being dumb buyers is the least of the problems of humanity.