Originally Posted by rabbi
A buyers broker will not give you access to any privately listed boat as there is no listing broker involved so no commission to share.
This "commission thing" is relevant. It remembers me the real estate market in Germany
. Over years the market turned into a high speculatively business, because of lack of living room. Owners had been in a very good position.
Regularly the commission rate was payed by the buyer. Logically we can imagine what happened: Wealthy buyers payed (illegally) highly commission rates to get the "object of desire". Kind of corruptive business the brokers went into.
The new German law stopped this since beginning 2015 following the "order princips". The seller orders a broker to do the job for him, so he has to pay the commmission rate, alone. The buyer no more is involved.
This new regulation clearly stops wild speculatively business methods.
I think, this handling of real estate brokerage in Germany
could be a good example how it should be handled in the boat market, isnt ? :-)