Brokerage Services / Listing Your Boat with Marine Group
There are several factors One should consider when selecting a Yacht Broker to sell their vessel. Following are just a few of the basic considerations:
How long has the company been in business / overall experience of their sales team?
Marine Group has been in business for over 30 years and has developed a long and respectable list of Clients who come back to Marine Group time and time again when it’s time to sell and upgrade or maybe sell and downgrade in size a bit. At any given time we have Buyers actively looking for specific vessels through their Marine Group Broker. When you hire Marine Group to sell your boat you are not only getting the service of what we are going to do to sell her but what we have been doing for over 30 years to develop a significant base of Customers to market to and the work we have done to create and maintain a reputation within the industry as a respected, trustworthy and very capable Yacht brokerage organization.
Geographic and Demographic Marketing Program
“Will my boat be advertised Nationwide and World Wide?” Frankly, most of the larger and well-known brokerage companies utilize many of the same mediums of advertising. The difference in companies comes not from where they advertise but: How well is the ad written, is it in a manner that correctly describes the vessel and prompts a prospective Customer to call. Does the Broker representing the listing and accepting that inquiry from a potential buyer have the experience and knowledge required to adequately describe your boat and all the factors that make it a special vessel and one to be seriously considered among all the other choices? Marine Group utilizes the latest and most popular industry websites for online advertising including, but not limited to Yachtworld, Boat Trader, Yacht Council, Boats.Com, Usedboats.com and, of course, MarineGroupEC.com. Generally, you can expect the ad to be shown on 8-10 websites at any given time. The question should be not so much how many sites but the quality of the ad and the site and are they listed on the most popular sites. We also maintain a presence in Marlin and In The Bite magazines as well as various other specialty publications as deemed beneficial for any particular vessel. We also participate in various regional boat shows and are generally among the top three displayers at any given show.
Does the company offer full brokerage services including escrow and full closing services?
Marine Group. We will handle all aspects of the showing and sell including, initial information gathering in order to properly represent the vessel, meeting Buyers to show and explain all the features of the vessel, preparing offers, determining value for Buyers and Sellers, negotiating the offer, accepting escrow deposits, verification of clear and transferable title, preparing full and detailed closing documentation for Buyer and Seller, assisting Buyer with financing and insurance, delivery of the boat whether local, out of State or out of Country and instructing the new Owners on proper use, handling, maintenance and various vessel procedures to ensure safe and enjoyable boating.