Re: No Sea Trial
james , he always has "control as a buyer"
He has the cash and he can walk.
I am a little concerned to hear an attorney say "it is all negotiable"
That's bad advice, counselor.
You imply that there may be other brokers out there who provide cruises on OPBs without an offer and earnest money in hand. Doubtful, unless you know one or two, in the buyer's area, who do so. I don't.
A broker is like a realtor- there are constraints on how the offer is structured, whether by law or association practice.
Having said that, the others are also correct- you want a sea trial, make an offer.
A sea trial without an offer is a joyride.
This is not like buying a used car, where the car is simply sitting in the garage/parking lot, no prep time is required, the test drive takes 5 minutes, etc.
If you were buying a house, the realtor would not let you live in it over night, take a shower, have it inspected, etc., without an offer, no matter how bad the market is.
If you want to sail before you buy, i suggest you buy privately.
It's 5 o'clock somewhere:
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Last edited by bljones; 01-14-2013 at 08:32 AM.