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post #18 of Old 07-11-2013
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Re: Boat Too Cheap to get a Buyer's Broker?

When I purchased my boat, there were potential title problems, so I contacted a broker. They would have done the title search + all the transfer paper work for $250. After more research, I did the title search myself (to ensure there were no liens). It was touch and go, at first, but with persistence, and due diligence, I was able to acquire my boat, sans broker.

So, to the question, why would you need a broker? Primarily to ensure a clean title. Though, again, and imho, you can do that sort of footwork, yourself. ymmv, of course.
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