Many of those who have just started looking at buying a boat may have the question “what does a yacht broker sell?” and “why should I hire one?” Let’s just jump right in and explain what yacht brokers do and the value you can expect from us.
The first question “what does a yacht broker sell?” seems straightforward. We sell yachts. But that isn’t exactly the same as it sounds. Many people instantly think about car dealerships, where they have a limited inventory and high-pressure tactics because you can just go down the street to the next dealer. But you should really think of yacht brokers more like real estate agents.
Paul Keeney can sell you boats from around the world. This gives you the most options and we can make sure you get the best deal possible. With inventory being so easy for us to access, it’s all about the connection you build with your broker. Communication and experience are so important in this industry. So, make sure that you choose the right yacht broker that you trust to find exactly what you need.
Some people may think that they can buy a boat without the use of a broker. However, there are many reasons that this industry exists. And all of these will benefit you as you look for your new boat.
How does a Yacht Broker Help the Buyer?
So, what does a yacht broker do for the buyer? As we are sure you already know, there is so much information available about boats, styles, sizes, and much more that can make the purchase seem complicated and overwhelming.
That is where a yacht broker comes in. We help you navigate the buying process to make sure you get the best boat at the best price possible. We will ask you lots of questions about your boating experience, needs, and budget. Once we get a good idea for who you are, we can use our expertise to guide you to some options that fit your needs.
Once we have a general list of what you may be interested in, your broker will begin searching through an extensive database of boats available. This database gives us the most up to date information on what options we can present to you. Your broker will then narrow down the choices to only the best ones. The ones that fit your needs, lifestyle, and budget, making sure to get you the best value for your money.
Once we have this shortened list of boats, we will take you to view the options. As we tour the boats, we will point out both the pros and cons of each one. After we have seen all the options you may already know exactly which one is for you. If you are still unsure, we will sit down and talk with you about the differences and what each one would mean for you to help you decide what works best for you.
Once a boat is chosen, we help you negotiate to get the best deal possible. Again, this is where our extensive experience comes in. We know boats, and we know what a reasonable price is. Access to the most up to date information on values allows us to make sure you aren’t overpaying. We will talk through the numbers together and settle on the best price to offer.
Once a seller agrees to our offer it is time to get to work processing the sale. We will help make sure all of your paperwork is in order. This involves setting up specific expectations and ensuring that they are met prior to each step moving forward in the process.
Safe Transfer of Title and Money
The purchase of a boat involves a large amount of money exchanging hands, and this is another huge advantage to using a yacht broker. They will keep your money safe and make sure that the money only exchanges when everything is in order and the boat is officially yours.
Once everything is completed, all that is left to do is say “Congratulations!” We can’t wait for you to get out on the water and experience everything that we love about boat ownership. Inevitably, you will want to upgrade your boat as your needs change. The great thing about working with a broker is that you will have this relationship already established when it comes time to sell. We can’t wait to help you with this stage in your life as well and walk you through the sale process when the time comes.
Give Paul at Off The Hook Yacht Sales to let us further explain the purchase process and how we can get you into the boat of your dreams before you know it.