Originally Posted by jorgenl
That is very true and a common tactic for some brokers. If a broker is honest and tells the seller what the boat is really worth, some less honest broker will not and end up with the listing. Much better, at least short-medium term, from the brokers perspective to get the listing and let reality play out over time.
Except that if a broker can get you to agree to a lower-than-market price, he gets an easy sale, quick bucks and you're the loser.
The only way to buy or sell a boat is research of your own - as soon as you depend on the "expert" he will play the game to his advantage and he will not come second. Maybe the seller will, maybe the buyer, but never the broker. As they say, if you want to know whether a broker is ripping you, watch his lips - when they move, he's lying.
Know the market before you talk to anyone.