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Re: Looking for a good buyer broker
Why do you feel you need a buyer's broker? Yes, there are certain things they can tell you about "sold" prices on Yachtworld, but that is not critical. If you are financing, you will only get what the bank feels the boat is worth.
Other than that, they won't do anything for you that you can't do yourself. In fact, if the listing broker has any wiggle room in his commission, that will go away when he has to split the earnings with your broker.
Before smart phones and the internet, maybe a buyer's broker would be a help. Not today.
Now, there will be some who will come up with some other opinions but in reality, you are better off with a good lawyer.
One thing buyer's brokers, be it real estate or boats, are good at is convincing you that they are there to protect you, advocate for you and ensure you get the best possible deal. Reality is a bit of a stretch from that point.
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