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Re: Average number of months for a sailboat to sell

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Originally Posted by denverd0n View Post
I suppose I can understand that. But then, it seems to me like it doesn't take too many like the above, where the seller ends up bad-mouthing the broker all over town, to make it not worth the occasional, eventual sale.

I guess what I'm thinking of is the real estate brokers office that I worked in a couple of summers, back when I was a kid. I know that he would refuse to list houses if the owner was not realistic about a price. Said it wasn't worth his time, and that it made him look bad if he carried a bunch of houses that never sold. I would think the same would apply to boat brokers, but maybe they don't think of it the same.
It's the same with boats. There is a local broker that will list boats with absurd prices and they sit. I have had people ask me if he ever sells anything, which he does but the sitters do create that impression.
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