Not if we want this kind of rep.
I congratulate you on your testimonials John, unfortunately I have always been a bit suspicious of these as you are hardly likely to publish one that says very disappointed with the service, you do however seem to be one of those that does go the extra mile and do the job properly.
Some of the big and often recommended brokers that I have had dealings with could learn a lot from you. Then again maybe I just don't spend enough on my boats to warrant decent service.
Beyond adding value by performing all of the tasks in the sales process, do you think that the "brand" of a specialist broker - with recognition in a niche market i.e. not one of the volume / used car lot type operations - can add value for the seller, by endorsing any boat they are representing?
In my recent experience, jryachts is about the only broker who does all that - most can't be arsed to even reply to an enquiry!
(See my other post).
I would suggest that if one appoints a broker, set up a hotmail or gmail account in another name and send them an e-mail, just to see if they can be bothered to sell your pride and joy!
Why can't we work 2 days a week and boat the other 5????
Some brokers are obviously better than others.
As part of my search for my next boat I recently emailed Boatshed Kent, who couldn't be bothered to reply. They also didn't answer my follow up email.
I also asked some questions on the forum and some helpful replies from jonic, i have no doubt that if i emailed him about a boat i'd have a reply in no time.
So, unless you can do as good a job as a good broker, it might pay to get a good one to sell it for you.
I sell cars for a living and think i can do a good enough job to be able to shift the boat.
July 22, 2016
July 22, 2016