Why Use A Broker
People often consider the value of using a broker to buy and sell assets. Real estate owners use real estate agents to sell property. Entertainers use managers to sell their talents to secure work. Unions use negotiators to secure contract terms. Transactions negotiated by a third party frequently increase the final accepted value by an amount greater than the third party’s fee. Let’s explore how Pacific Boat Brokers can help you achieve this result and more!
Sellers should arm themselves with as much information as possible so they can position their asset competitively in the market place. Focus should be in a few key areas: preparation, pricing, promotion, presentation, processing.
Preparation of your asset is the first step to ensure getting the best price. Vessels should be cleaned from stem to stern including engine room. Paint the decks and deal with rust if needed. PBBI brokers have the experience and knowledge to point out key spots that may need extra attention to please viewers.
Pricing your asset correctly is crucial to a sale. An over-priced asset is unlikely to generate many inquiries and could potentially leave your asset languishing for months. Under-pricing might make for quick interest but that just means lost money for the seller. Pricing is based on market history, current economic trends, and current demand of buyers. PBBI has more than 10 brokers and over a decade of sales data to draw from in order to determine a current market evaluation of your asset.
your asset will generate the leads you need. Advertising your vessel in the right places can be expensive, especially in a crowded market. PBBI brokers do quality photo shoots of your vessel and write eye-catching descriptive text. PBBI buys advertising space in bulk so we can advertise many listings at reduced cost. PBBI also utilizes the internet to get your vessel seen on our website and others like Yachtworld.com, Boats.com, Used.com and Craigslist.
Presentation converts those important leads into sales. Dealing with prospective buyers can be stressful and time-consuming. PBBI brokers assess and filter leads to determine serious buyers and steer them towards an offer.
Processing the paperwork can be daunting to the novice seller. Vessels may require various government forms to be filled out. Transferring money and asset ownership safely is a huge concern. PBBI has relationships with various government agencies, lawyers, and transport companies to ensure smooth transactions. PBBI even has people in the USA to help with the often complicated transactions of cross-border deals.
The advantages to using a broker are piling up considerably but what’s even better…
PBBI charges NO FEES to list and promote your vessel!