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Re: what is a typical broker commission?

Originally Posted by MikeOReilly View Post
Ten percent has been my experience. But it's always possible to try and negotiate.
Yep, negotiate. Remember the seller added the 10% commission to his bottom line amount he was willing to accept for the boat. So offer him what you think his bottom line is minus the commission and offer to pay the commission your self. Hint you pay the commission either way. You can save yourself a few thousand when buying the boat this way and more when the tax man comes a knocking since the commission is not in the purchase price. I've done this with real estate.

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