I kind of wonder about the broker and the buyer. If I was the sellar reading this I would not be happy.
I just closed a deal on a boat it took me over a year to find.
different thought proccess.
Was my second boat first doesn't count realy i bought it cash for peanuts sold it for less peanuts. But I liked it. only a 24ft.
decided i wanted a bit bigger a bit more comfy. no leaks
, no problems and decided to stick with a make I knew. 27ft maybee even a 30
bigger but still small and tight. 20k old and cheep.
Still cash I don't want a debt in the water
looked at 70s old was to old. boats were cheep but looks like you cant givem away. looked at all near by. most to old and didn't like or to expensive.
saw one allmost just right price
, sise, age, near by, good cond, but smelled damp found leak and all cusiond were damp. wifey said no way it smells.
looked at internet
kept dreaming. started thinking about smelly boat again. contemplated offer.
contacted a few brokers on internet
Got polite responses from most ignored by a couple.
One boat allready sold.
One never answered any questions.
One was very vauge answeres only.
One was quite direct and I figured out not right boat.
Started asking about boats a little bit outside my budget
One was very helpfull gave me good idea of condition of boat and owners expectations re price
. saved me the bother of going to look. owner had already turned down offer more than my max.
broker tried to talke me into others but i knew what i wanted and what i didnt. no prob if he got the right type in at my budget give me a call.
Saw a listing many times didnt look to expensive.
Was getting ready to look at smelly boat again.
expensive boat listing said price reduced months ago.
asking if likly to be an other price reduction.
got response no. but owner has already bought a bigger boat.
good time for agresive offer. HMM what does that mean.
Broker gave me idea of what boats had sold for over last 2 yr. all to high.
Broker answere all my questions gave me good advice
said Id make offer.
I made low offer about what smelly boat was asking.
about 2 weeks later we worked out a price. above my absoloute possible maximum no way I would excede budget.
broker recomended some surveyors. got an excellent surveyor
I spent entire day with surveyor
Some issues were detected. lots of advice from surveyor on severity and how to fix.
Now I own a boat.
Broker was Sellars Broker. But he treated me well. And got me to by the boat. all in all a pleasant transaction.
boats way bigger than intended and newer.
I expect I still have lessons to learn especialy about older boats.