If you have sold your boat before, you know that it can be a lengthy and difficult process. We all know that time really is money, and the longer it takes to sell your boat, the less cash you will receive. Boats that have been on the market over 60 days sell for less. That is only 2 months! When you decide to sell your boat, you want a quick and easy transaction to leave you with cash in your pocket. Whether you have your next boat picked out or just need to liquidate . Here are several tips for selling your boat fast.
For anyone who needs to get out of their boat fast, wholesaling is the fastest way. Though trying to earn full retail for your vessel may seem tempting….the cost of holding your boat for months while you’re trying to sell it adds up quickly. By wholesaling your boat, you get your boat taken off your hands quickly and a cash payment in your pocket. Sound like a good deal? We Buy Boats can do this for you! Simply submit your boat here for a quick quote.
2. Find the right price for your boat
You need to price your boat right. You may be thinking, “where do I start?” Here are some steps to take when finding the right price for your boat.
After comparing all these prices, take the information you have gathered and give yourself a good price for your boat. Keep in mind the cost of keeping your boat for a couple more months. Once you determine the right price for your boat, go out there and sell it.
3. List Your Boat With A Broker
If selling your boat on your own is just more than what you want to do at the time, another option is taking your boat up with a broker. Because selling a boat is literally a job, why not have the person who has that job do it for you? Boat brokers will market your boat across multiple platforms, negotiate, handle paperwork, financing, surveys, sea trials, showings, insurance, and settlements so that you don’t have to. It’s all for around 10% commission, but that seems like a fair trade. These are professionals who know how to monitor trends and get you the best price for your boat.
Just look for a broker who:
Check with your local marina or any friends to see if they can recommend a broker to you.
4. Make your boat one that will sell quickly
When buyers come around and see your boat, you don’t want them to think “this isn’t what I pictured” or “this doesn’t look like the pictures!” You want these buyers to have the best first impression of your boat.
It is not enough to just have your boat on the market. You need to get the most exposure possible to sell your boat fast. Ebay and Craigslist are useful for private listings. However, there are many other ways to get your boat out there for people to see. You can start by placing your boat for sale in a spot where buyers will see it. Some good places would be:
You can also use simple word-of-mouth advertising to sell your boat, but a great way to gain exposure in this age is through social media. Post your boat listing on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, any social media platform where you are connected to potential buyers.
With all of these tips, you will sell your boat in the time you want and get the price you desire. If you want to sell your boat fast: wholesale. If you want a professional to sell your boat for you: broker. Just make sure you price your boat correctly and get maximum exposure of your boat, and buyers will come running. If you have any questions or would like to get a quote for your boat, call We Buy Boats today or contact us via any of our pages.