Generally speaking, brokers I've dealt with have provided me with a good living doing deliveries on the west coast
The only broker that really surprised me refused to allow me to view a boat for a friend who was in the market for a specific model and year and had previously owned a similar boat so had some specific questions about condition. The broker would not give me the owners name to ask him questions about the boat.
I went ahead and contacted the owner anyway who met me at the boat and showed me through her because the broker was located about 300 miles from where the boat was moored.
The broker called me and the owner threatening to sue us both for breach of the exclusive listing he had with the owner. I told him to piss off and that I would advise my friend not buy the boat because the dealer would find someway to screw both the owner and the buyer. The sale
went nowhere, the broker moved the boat to his marina 300 miles from where it was located and a year later the boat is still for sale
My buddy would have been quite happy to move forward and buy the boat, the owner was anxious to sell and acknowledged he was responsible to pay a commission on the sale
in accordance with the terms of the exclusive listing, a price
had been agreed upon between the owner and the buyer, I expected nothing as I was doing a favor for a friend but the broker just screwed himself and the owner out of a sale mainly because of his attitude.
I've not done business with this particular broker before but had done several deliveries for his company over the years so he knew who I was and that I had retired.
Some folks just aren't suited for the service
industry, I guess... Phil