Originally Posted by NCC320
... I insist, and manage to make it happen, that I talk one on one with the buyer or seller, because I believe that the principals can negotiate and arrive at a deal better and more efficiently one on one without the interference of the brokers. The brokers always go nuts and often get very angry, even though they are protected under the law in that they will get their respective fees if a deal is struck and closed.
I agree with you. It is almost always beneficial for the principals - the seller and the buyer - to meet and discuss the deal. Most people are very reasonable and accommodating in person. They appreciate the opportunity to personalize the transaction and understand who is selling or buying the boat. The broker(s) shouldn't care as long as he/she/they/it earns his/her/their/its commission(s).
It is so easy to forward communications to a principal. I do not know why it causes so difficult for communications to be transferred to the decision maker.