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Sell Boat Myself or Use Broker?
I have a 2001 Catalina 22 that I want to sell. I had it in another location but now have two sailboats at the same location. It's a nice boat, and I am under no particular stress to dump it, so I want a fair price and will hold for that. The question is, is it better to sell it myself or to use a broker? Brokers typically get 10% selling fee, and if I sell it myself, there's either, more for me, or a better deal for the buyer. As far as I can tell, most brokers put a sign on the boat, advertise it on one or two websites, and then wait until a buyer comes along. Why couldn't I do the same? For those of you who have done it either way, what is your opinion and recommendation?