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Old 03-24-2010
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Originally Posted by kwaltersmi View Post
The benefits of using a listing broker include no showing/scheduling hassles, legal paperwork is on the broker, negotiations is on the broker, some liability is on the broker, better advertising with a good broker, etc. It may also be true that boats listed with brokers fetch a higher sales price (making up for the commission) and sell in a shorter amount of time on average. Or at least the last sentence is true for real estate, so it may also apply to boats.
One additional advantage is that you don't have to take time to show the boat to tire-kickers who may not be very serious.

That said, your boat is small and popular enough to justify trying to sell it yourself as a first step.
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