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I think Craigslist or a class site would be a great way to sell such a boat. Many brokers charge a minimum commission that will likely be punitive on a boat that size/value.

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Here is a good example. I call the brokers at SF "urban" (not real name) to ask about a listed boat. Within 10 seconds I am put on hold for another call for "a minute." Two minutes later, I'm sitting with the phone stuck in my ear. I get tired of that and hang up. Am I really supposed to believe that there are that many calls in March of 2010?

It would be nice to contact the owner and let them know how their interests are being represented but that isn't possible unless you find them online.

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Going to Sell it Myself

Thanks for your input. I appreciate the good ideas and I plan to use them. I decided to sell it myself.
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Buying from private seller

I'm looking at a boat for sale by owner that is in my state, but about 150 miles away. It is a documented boat, and I want a survey.
How can I hold the boat from being sold to someone else. Should I get a broker involved to hold a deposit, and to handle the closing? What would be a reasonable fee for his service.
Should I take his word he will delay sale to someone else
Is it risky to pay him after the survey, and take his word that it is a clear title?

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