I am not sure if this is a common problem or not, however, I am having a difficult time trying to find a Broker
in Southern California
that will truly act as a buyers agent for me in the pursuit of sailboat.
As a sales professional myself, perhaps I am expecting too much out of the brokers I am dealing with, however, my experience has been that of lack of follow up, "I'll sell you a boat
if I don't have to work
to hard at it", or "what you are looking for is just not around so...see ya!.
If my business had such a captive market, ie: folks who actually come to the brokers to purchase
, I would be a happy guy. Instead, in my job, I have to cold canvas
, prospect, and dig out customers. When I get a customer, I try to covet the customer as if they are the most important person in the world. I am not finding that in the Yacht Brokerage industry (perhaps I am in the wrong field.)
I am a cash buyer up to 100K. I am looking for a 40-45' sailboat and I want a very good deal. That shouldn't be so hard should it? Well, it's been close to impossible so far.
So...I don't think I am an unreasonable guy. My wife and I know what we want, and I just want a good broker
to represent my interests in that pursuit. Does anyone have any recommendations for suggestions for Southern California
? I am fresh out of ideas and would appreciate your input.