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post #24 of Old 10-29-2012
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Re: buyer's broker payment questions

I'm in Real Estate and I often work as a buyer's broker. bljones is right. A good broker will not wish to waste his time pushing you towards something you dont want. If you decide to go with a broker, be forthright and realistic about your needs and wants in a boat and make sure to discuss them frankly with your broker. That more than anything else will help you both greatly.

Good luck!


Originally Posted by bljones View Post
As someone who works on commission, I will argue that if you want results, hire a guy who doesn't get paid unless he gets the job done.

Of course, there are those who argue that "well, because a broker works on commission, he is going to steer me toward higher priced boats so he can make more money."
It makes no sense to a commission broker to steer you toward a boat you won't buy. It wastes his time and money, because if you don't buy he makes nothing. He also runs the risk of losing you as clients, because he is wasting YOUR time, too.

A GOOD broker will find you the right boat, at the right price, as quickly as possible.

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