Originally Posted by betachz
......I need help finding a good / reputable / friendly / buyer's broker to represent me and my wife and start looking for boats in that area .......
Question: Do you pay the broker any kind of finders fee?
I have used a regular Broker in Tampa Bay area that had a listing for the boat I was looking for. I was down in Rockport, Tx and he was in Tampa Bay - Approx 1200 miles away. I asked him about the boat and he gave a detailed description over the phone
. I made an offer and he brought it to his client, she agreed. I asked that he not show the boat for the next 3 days giving me time to get there. We set a time and place. When we got there and looked at the boat, it was exactly as described including the all of the scratches. We agreed to proceed ahead. We hired a surveyor
from a list the broker had given us. There were a few issues and the broker got the seller to agree to fix them. One month later, we owned the boat. sailed it across the Gulf to Galveston Bay. No major issues yet and that was 6 years ago.
All I can say is that he was 100% honest and so was the surveyor
If you would like, I can look up their phone
numbers. He is just an honest broker. I'm sure if you are looking for something he florida, he has hundreds of listings. Brokers have central lists of sorts.