About 1 out of 10 answers their phone directly. From the remaining 9 where i leave my number on the messaging machine, another 1 returns my call.
I already got into a habbit of not saying what boat i'm calling for so that they dont know its about a <10.000$ boat, but that doesnt seem to help.
Okay, so you call but don't bother telling them what boat you are interested in... I wouldn't call you back either. I don't play guessing games.
By taking that approach, you are virtually guaranteeing a broker will not take you seriously.
Serious buyers know what boat they are calling about and want info now.
My experience with brokers is that every inquiry I have made by email has been answered.
No matter how big or small the boat or the price tag on the boat.
In some cases, the broker phoned me and emailed me.
Under 10 grand, you will often find boats that are crunchy, soft, ugly nasty, and have been listed forever, especially if you are looking for boats that SHOULD be over $10K or search for ads that say "recent price reduction"
WHY do you think the price was reduced?
If you are gonna be a bottom feeder, you're gonna have to navigate some wrecks.