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Re: troubling news..

Originally Posted by fallard View Post
A Yachtworld search won't tell you the real value, because asking isn't getting. A broker would have access to recent sales and could probably give you a better idea of what a boat is worth.
Actually I'd disagree. Boats on YachtWorld are placed by brokers who have access to sold data and a good idea of where the market is. They know a boat priced too far out of line with the market won't get any eyeballs and won't sell, meaning they won't see a commission.

Now there are good and bad brokers and a sellers idea of what their boat is worth will have an affect; but a good broker will try and talk a seller down to a more reasonable number.
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