A few years ago, I received a phone call from an interested buyer on one of my listings while walking into the movies with my wife and kids. I’m sure many brokers can relate to the experience of receiving important calls when they’re not at the office. The gentleman expressed his genuine intent to purchase the boat with a demanding, yet realistic offer. He also insisted that if the offer was accepted, he would be on a plane the next day, survey and sea trial the following day, and close by Friday. Knowing this was one of my better listings and I had a 90% chance of getting the seller to accept, I was feeling pretty good about the deal, but I knew a lot needed to get done before the buyer would feel comfortable purchasing a plane ticket. The feelings of excitement were quickly held hostage by the following thoughts running through my head:
After several hours of work and disrupting time with the family, I got it all done but it was in this very moment that I realized….”there must be a better way”.
If this happened to me today, I would use YachtCloser to complete this deal before my wife finished buying the popcorn! – Brad Parker, Founder and CEO