Sell My Boat
WHY USE RHODE RIVER BOAT SALES, LLC TO LIST AND SELL YOUR BOAT?
YachtWorld, Boat’s.com & Boat Trader advertising services are only available to eligible yacht brokerage firms and dealerships representing multiple boats for sale on behalf of an owner/seller. They do not offer services directly to the individual owner/seller.
RHODE RIVER BOAT SALES, LLC works much like a real estate agent; we work hard to facilitate the sale of our listings and to protect and promote the interest of our clients. We prefer to sign a “Central Listing Agreement” with the owner/seller, providing the most value to all parties. We work co-operatively with all other brokers on a co-brokerage basis. We charge a commission when the vessel is sold, and the commission amount will be set in writing when you sign a listing agreement with our brokerage. If another broker brings a buyer to the table on a co-brokerage arrangement, the total commission is shared between the brokers.
RHODE RIVER BOAT SALES, LLC specializes in many boat types, sizes and regions, so choosing us as your broker who already represents boats similar to yours, and who operates our business close to where your boat is located, only makes sense.
RHODE RIVER BOAT SALES, LLC ROLE FOR THE SELLER
DETERMINING A FAIR ASKING PRICE
YachtWorld advertising services are only available to eligible yacht brokerage firms and dealerships representing multiple boats for sale on behalf of an owner/seller. They do not offer services directly to the individual owner/seller.
PREPARING AN ADVERTISING STRATEGY
We will outline a plan of how a boat is to be advertised in the most appropriate media. For example, the best means to promote a 20? Boston Whaler is vastly different than the strategy for a 60? Sunseeker. Our objective is to devise a strategy with the best chances of reaching the most interested and qualified audience for your boat.
PREPARING THE LISTING FOR THE PUBLIC
We will prepare the listing for distribution in various electronic and print media, for print and email distribution to our clients and other brokers, and for distribution to prospects at boat shows, open houses, and walk-in inquiries. Sellers who have listed their boat for sale with Rhode River Boat Sales, LLC will see their listing advertised in www.yachtworld.com, www.boats.com, www.boattrader.com and on our website www.rhoderiverboats.com, and in other partner sites selected by our brokers.
BROKER-TO-BROKER MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE
When you list your boat with a Rhode River Boat Sales, LLC broker, your broker will also prepare the listing for co-brokerage by other brokers using the private BoatWizard MLS. YachtWorld for example has over 2000 member brokerage firms, with 3000 offices and 5,000 individual yacht brokers and salespeople, all of who have password access to this MLS system.
Rhode River Boat Sales, LLC has multiple tools and services to help us promote your boat listing to buyers and other brokers. Interview our brokers by phone, email and in person before choosing us as your listing broker. View the presentation of our other listings in YachtWorld, Boats.com & Boat Trader. You will see that we present our other listings, as you would like us to present yours. Send us an email. We respond quickly to your email. We use the latest technology to answer your phone calls promptly. We subscribe to e-reports to find when competitive boats come onto the market. We track prospective buyers with online tools. We email professional purchase and sales agreements to you. We provide e-referrals. After you have chosen us as your broker, view your listing. Could it be better? We will work together with you to make sure your boat is advertised in it’s best light, the way you want it to look.
PREPARE THE BOAT
Rhode River Boat Sales, LLC will advise of any improvements that should be made to compete within today’s market, identify possible problems and solutions, and help organize upgrades & repairs. We can help locate easy-access moorings/storage for the duration of the listing.
Rhode River Boat Sales, LLC brokers will understand the principals of the brokerage profession – such as certificates of ownership, security agreements, bills of sale and other documents needed to register and transfer titles to boats. We understand maritime and admiralty liens for the type of vessels we represent, as well as mortgaging and transferring title to documented vessels. We understand agency contracts, listing agreements, closing statements, deposit requirements and escrowed accounts to safeguard funds.
SEA TRIAL AND SURVEY
The buyer will usually request a sea trial and the services of a marine surveyor. Buyers pay for the surveys and for hauling the boat out of the water for inspection. Rhode River Boat Sales will attend the sea trial and marine survey and help you determine how any discovered deficiencies should be addressed in the purchase negotiations.
THE ART OF NEGOTIATING THE DEAL
Rhode River Boat Sales, LLC will use our position as a middleman to keep the negotiations between buyer and seller moving to a successful conclusion.
DETERMINE THE BUDGET
This is important for obvious reasons. We pride ourselves on being an Annapolis yacht broker you can trust, and a company who doesn’t try to squeeze every penny from our clients. You should determine a reasonable budget for your yacht and learn more about bait maintenance and other potential costs of your vessel. Compare prices with price guides and other listings to get a good feel for the boat you want, and the price range to stay within.
WORK WITH THE RIGHT YACHT BROKER
Find a broker you can trust. Communicate with them and understand how they can help you throughout the purchasing process. With the right broker, you have all the resources and tools needed for a successful transaction that’s sure to leave you happy. We offer all types of yacht brokers Maryland can truly be proud of.
Remember: whether you have found the boat for you, or just find yourself browsing and not quite sure what you’re looking for, Rhode River Boat Sales, LLC can help. Our qualified staff and endless resources can locate and get you into a new or used vessel smoothly, quickly, and most of all, painlessly. Call us today for more information or questions regarding boats and yachts.