Buyers broker / consultant. - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Boat Review and Purchase Forum
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 11-19-2006
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 105
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
kmclarke is on a distinguished road
Buyers broker / consultant.

Hello all.

Does anyone know of a person or company that provides a buyers consultant service? I know Bob Perry provides this service are there any others ,has anyone used it . I would like to know if it was a worthwhile thing to do , I know what size and beam I want I also know what kind of hull rudder and rig I want , so I am wondering if I should just stick to the seemingly endless yachtworld search or enlist the services of an expert.

Cheers, Kevin.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 11-19-2006
labatt's Avatar
I'd rather be sailing
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: The state of s/v/ Pelican
Posts: 1,901
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 9
labatt will become famous soon enough
I've heard good things about Bob Perry from a couple of people who have used him, but mostly to educate themselves on what to look at in specific boats. I'm sure he can probably direct you to the appropriate boats to look at based upon your interests. I contacted him a few weeks ago and he's now charging $500 for consultation vs. the $350 he lists on his site. I'm also fairly confident that if you post your preferences here that various people would be more than happy to direct you towards some boats and designs to look at.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 11-19-2006
ASA and PSIA Instructor
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Posts: 3,469
Thanks: 6
Thanked 18 Times in 18 Posts
Rep Power: 15
sailingfool will become famous soon enough
Just find a local broker who has a reputation for expertise and being easy to work with, tell him what you want in a boat and what you can pay, and see how you like his advice. Let him line some boats up - if he's good, you're on your way, if you don't like the results, just say thanks anyway and move onto someone else...I think working wioth a good broker can save the buyer a lot of time and travel, unless you know exactly what you want and are going to buy locally...

good luck.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 11-20-2006
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Michigan
Posts: 121
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
JakeLevi is on a distinguished road
Do you have a clear idea of what you want in a boat or just sampling now ?

Paying a finders fee isnot a bad idea if its to someone who finds the boat that you want.

A $ 3-500 finders fee gets smaller and smaller as the price of the boat goes up. But its an unnecessary fee if you dont know yet what you want.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 11-20-2006
catamount's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Gulf of Maine
Posts: 599
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 13
catamount is on a distinguished road
Some experienced cruisers offering boat selection consulting services:

John Harries and Phyllis Nickel - http://www.morganscloud.com/services.htm

John Neal and Amanda Swan - http://www.mahina.com/consult.html
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 11-20-2006
ebs001's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 2,149
Thanks: 5
Thanked 21 Times in 19 Posts
Rep Power: 9
ebs001 is on a distinguished road
When I boat my boat in Detriot I used a broker in Palmetto, Fl. He gets paid as part of the brokerage fee the seller pays. Contact a local broker or if you want I'll let you know my broker's name.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 11-20-2006
Zanshin's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Germany
Posts: 2,179
Thanks: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 14 Posts
Rep Power: 9
Zanshin is on a distinguished road
I communicated quite a bit with Gary Fretz prior to buying my boat; I ended up not using his services for other reasons, but am sure that had I used him for the whole purchase process to communicate with the "other" broker it would have saved quite a bit of money. He was quite friendly, and that attitude didn't change when I informed him that he wouldn't be getting part of a commission.

See his article at Why a Yacht Buyer Should be Represented
by a Professional Broker
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 11-20-2006
catamount's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Gulf of Maine
Posts: 599
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 13
catamount is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Being represented by a professional brokerage house does not add a penny to a yacht purchase price, since the brokers’ commission is entirely paid by the seller. Therefore, it is completely cost-free to the yacht Buyer.
Well, if the broker is being paid by the seller, then that broker is not really representing the interests of the buyer, is he (or she)?

A true buyer's broker would be one that the buyer pays.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 11-20-2006
Gene T's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Left Coast USA
Posts: 666
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
Gene T is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by catamount
Well, if the broker is being paid by the seller, then that broker is not really representing the interests of the buyer, is he (or she)?

A true buyer's broker would be one that the buyer pays.
Perhaps a good ethics discussion. While the buyer broker is paid by the seller he has signed no listing agreement with them. Essentially the buyer broker decides to sell the boat or not, based on the competing boats. This does give him leverage in negotiating for the buyer and against the seller. The seller could always choose to instruct the listing broker to not accept a co-broker. I don't see a problem with it and may use their services myself.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #10  
Old 11-20-2006
Quetzalcoatl's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 31
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Quetzalcoatl is on a distinguished road
broker fees

In selling/buying real estate, the commission paid by the seller is shared (not necessarily equally) by buyer's and seller's brokers.
Although the same should work for boats, one should also be able to negotiate a fixed fee for the services of a buyer's broker. At least, this makes sense to me. In any case, they don't work for free!
Q
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dealing Directly w/ the Listing Broker TAK Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10 05-04-2006 05:51 PM
Yacht Broker "Certification" GordMay Boat Review and Purchase Forum 3 01-26-2005 12:59 AM
How do I buy a boat without a broker? BobMacey Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 03-25-2004 04:39 PM
Pros and Cons of using a Broker dbatjr Boat Review and Purchase Forum 8 09-08-2001 05:41 AM
Brokers: The 10-Percent Factor Tom Wood Buying a Boat Articles 0 01-17-2000 07:00 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:09 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.