I had to learn the same lesson. Part of the difference is that many sailboats sold only dozens of hulls, the most popular models a few thousand over 20 years. Popular cars sell millions of the same model.I guess I was used to Keley Blue Book for cars where there was not much that would change the base that much.
Assuming the broker is not your blood relative it's not going to happen. Even if he is your blood relative it is very unlikely.So how do you get a broker to work for the buyer?
If and when the day comes I elect to sell my boat the ad will contain a line that reads "Lowballers not welcome"That Dickerson thing was ridiculous. Supply is way greater than demand, so prices are going to go down. If/when demand is greater than supply, prices will go up. Individuals holding firm just means that those individuals won't sell their boats. The pool isn't being contaminated, it's accurately reflecting the current market.
Anyhow, lowball lowball lowball. The worst that can happen is they say no. Be a "bottom feeder" if you're buying a boat right now.
That's what great about an open market. There is room for everything. Risk is a big factor. As a buyer the higher the risk the lower the offer. If you buy a new boat your risk it supposedly the lowest and the price is usually the highest.I will treat a serious buyer with the respect they deserve but I will have absolutely no respect for some "bottom feeder" looking to get something for nothing. I will simply tell the bottom feeder to take a hike, not interested.
I'm not sure we are saying different things. Maybe saying the same thing in different ways.I have had a very different experience than Davidpm with regards to brokers. I have been involved in literally scores of boat deals, both with and without brokers. Most brokers will work both sides of the deal, meaning that they try to bring the parties to a a fair middle, typically getting the seller to take a little less than they had wanted and the buyer to pay a little more than they had hoped, but put a deal together.