I am not certain about the USA, but in Oz brokerage is usually calculated on ten percent for the first ten thousand and five percent on the balance up to a certain figure, then 2.5 % thereafter, a low priced vessel is still a good market prospect for an honest broker because there are a lot more optimistic buyers in that price range, and a hell of a lot more boats, if they are properly priced.
I used to sell homes, and I made far more money
than any of my local competition, because I worked far harder than they did by NOT turning away deals. I never refused to accept money from ANYONE who wanted my service
and I made damn sure they got it. Any broker who forgets that he works for VENDORS will soon find that buyers do not pay his commission, vendors do, and only on SUCCESSFUL outcomes.
If a broker wishes to become a buyers' agent, and be paid by the buyer a percentage of money saved from the asking price, or on locating a deal to order and being paid a commission as if a brokerage sale
then and only then to they work
There is nothing WRONG with being a buyers' agent, some or all of the time, but one can not and should not try to be both on the same deal. If a buyers' agent finds a good deal listed with a broker, then they do a conjunction deal and split the commission, or come to some other arrangement with the purchaser and buyers' agent.
So--If I was a broker, I would be happy to accept your listing, and I would do so if, having inspected the vessel, if I thought that it was good or even fair value for a purchasers' money with brokerage included.
That is what selling and buying
is about--getting fair value for money--in both directions. The service
a broker provides includes insurance
, finance, valuations, advice, negotiation skills and represents fair value for the commission charged--at least MOST of the time.
But of course there are exceptions. Get references