Spent 4 hours showing the boat yesterday

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mrsrobinson, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. Hampton

    Hampton Air Defense Dept TECHNICAL Contributor

    Nov 26, 2006
    Panama City, Fl
    2008 44 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSC-500's
    Straight Drives
    : )
     
  2. Big Al

    Big Al New Member

    293
    Oct 13, 2006
    Canada
    370 Sundancer
    Twin 454 Mercruiser
    V-Drives
    Westerbeke genny
    Well Greg, my suggestion is to turn the page and wait for the next one.

    If you tired of this process (like I was) take a broker and let him deal with it......
     
  3. Woody

    Woody Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2007
    N. Wisconsin/Lk Superior
    2005 420DA
    Cummins 6CTA8.3
    Ya but did you get the $100 bucks?
     
  4. Hampton

    Hampton Air Defense Dept TECHNICAL Contributor

    Nov 26, 2006
    Panama City, Fl
    2008 44 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSC-500's
    Straight Drives
    Nope. I did sell my boat on the last day prior to storing it for 4 years, and I got my revenge.
     
  5. Hoo'sdave

    Hoo'sdave Member SILVER Sponsor

    241
    Dec 4, 2007
    Mechanicsville Va/Deltaville, VA
    340 Sundancer Garmin touch screen Garmin HD radar
    454 Mercruiser
    19 pages and 6870 view.Is this a new record on the SR form.:smt038
     
  6. ImpulseIII

    ImpulseIII Active Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    Jersey Shore/Venice FL
    2001 410 Sundancer
    Caterpillar 3126TA
    Pretty pathetic, isn't it.
     
  7. mrsrobinson

    mrsrobinson New Member

    Mar 9, 2006
    Richmond, Virginia
    1995 Sea Ray 330DA - Sold
    2001 Regal 3780 - Sold
    Big ones
    What's wrong with it? Personally I do not think page and view counts have anything to do with a thread, other than members are interested in the thread. Is interest and participation a bad thing?
     
  8. ImpulseIII

    ImpulseIII Active Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    Jersey Shore/Venice FL
    2001 410 Sundancer
    Caterpillar 3126TA
    Interest and participation are never a bad thing when applied to something of consequence. Rehashing a lost deal or playing the "if only I had" game serves no purpose other than to induce self inflicted pain. If you are a masochist, then I guess its OK. We have enough sadists out their to make your day!

    Just my lowly $.02 which amounts to nothing.
     
  9. billandamy

    billandamy New Member

    Oct 22, 2007
    Southwest CT
    2008 205 sport. MonsterTower wakeboard tower.
    5.0 mpi (260 hp) alpha one drive with 19p ss prop.
    Yet by your own participation in the thread, you have just added to both post count and view count :smt001
     
  10. mrsrobinson

    mrsrobinson New Member

    Mar 9, 2006
    Richmond, Virginia
    1995 Sea Ray 330DA - Sold
    2001 Regal 3780 - Sold
    Big ones
    "if only I had"

    Not sure where I ever said this here or implied it. I have repeatedly stated the intent of my original post...members ran with it from there.

    "something of consequence"

    Glad to hear you are the "measurer" of this for the members here! Should we ask you to preview all future posts? You are just grouchy because your boat has not sold too :smt001
     
  11. Blueone

    Blueone Active Member SILVER Sponsor

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    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Greg.... I think the time and effort you put in to get this boat sold in today's market is justified... You have to do all the things you can do ...Say all the things you can say....because you will never know what that one thing was that got the girl to go upstairs
     
  12. Pseudomind

    Pseudomind Active Member

    Jul 1, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    2011 Hurricane with Magic Tilt Trailer
    115 HP Yamaha Four Stroke
    AH-Huuum Lets get a room for that! ROTHFLMAO

    "...That much closer to Gary ;-)" :smt043 OKKKKK!

    :thumbsup:
     
  13. mrsrobinson

    mrsrobinson New Member

    Mar 9, 2006
    Richmond, Virginia
    1995 Sea Ray 330DA - Sold
    2001 Regal 3780 - Sold
    Big ones
    Yeah, but would I do it again? Maybe, not without using some of the tips here and trying to learn a little more about the buyers situation first though.

    The Mrs and I talked about this last night. She said "keep the first visit/showing under an hour" and my immediate reply was "how can you put a time limit on it". I will volunteer up front, after the first showing, what we expect from the buyer, like a deposit.
     
  14. billandamy

    billandamy New Member

    Oct 22, 2007
    Southwest CT
    2008 205 sport. MonsterTower wakeboard tower.
    5.0 mpi (260 hp) alpha one drive with 19p ss prop.
    Personally, I think you should develop some form of ESP, that way you will know right away if a client is actually going to buy or is just a tire kicker.
     
  15. mrsrobinson

    mrsrobinson New Member

    Mar 9, 2006
    Richmond, Virginia
    1995 Sea Ray 330DA - Sold
    2001 Regal 3780 - Sold
    Big ones
    So, lets keep the thread going...when selling a boat, tell us your plan/strategy for when the potential buyer is standing in front of you for the first time, ready to look at your boat. Lets assume 2 cases, the buyer presents themselves as a boater, knows boats at some level and the second case is where the buyer provides enough information to tell you this is new to them.

    Do you have a checklist, like show them this, go over this with them, tell them about this/that?

    As I type this one additional question I think I will ask is "have you ever purchased a boat before?". If the answer is yes, "tell me about the process" will be my follow up and if the answer is no I will refer them to a broker immediately!
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2008
  16. ImpulseIII

    ImpulseIII Active Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    Jersey Shore/Venice FL
    2001 410 Sundancer
    Caterpillar 3126TA
    Actually Greg, I could have sold my boat twice but I was not willing to give her away. As far as me previewing future posts, sure, just run them by me and I'll tell you what I think. Great idea!

    Oh yeah, never got my shirts.
     
  17. mrsrobinson

    mrsrobinson New Member

    Mar 9, 2006
    Richmond, Virginia
    1995 Sea Ray 330DA - Sold
    2001 Regal 3780 - Sold
    Big ones
    "Oh yeah, never got my shirts."

    Mrs states she mailed them all off. If you sent her a check, and it was received, get after her: amybrobinson@gmail.com

    " I could have sold my boat twice"

    Gary will question your use of the word sold here.....
     
  18. Dancin Dave

    Dancin Dave Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 9, 2006
    Rowayton, Ct
    580 SSS 1997
    CAT 3408 800 hp
    "As I type this one additional question I think I will ask is "have you ever purchased a boat before?". If the answer is yes, "tell me about the process" will be my follow up and if the answer is no I will refer them to a broker immediately!"

    I love it.... A pre purchase interview!
     
  19. mrsrobinson

    mrsrobinson New Member

    Mar 9, 2006
    Richmond, Virginia
    1995 Sea Ray 330DA - Sold
    2001 Regal 3780 - Sold
    Big ones
    Why not? Lets me know if I am working with someone who has been through this process before...where's the harm? The only way to get information is to either ask questions or hope they volunteer it...right?

    The gentlemen, and that's stretching it, I worked with here was clueless and fought me on everything I consider an industry standard when buying/selling a boat.
     
  20. Turtlesboat

    Turtlesboat Minister of Media TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Feb 4, 2007
    New York City
    1996 450DA, TNT, Caribe dink w/15hp OB.
    3126 427HP TD transmissions
    Well the first question I would ask is their name. Then in the... somewhere in the top 5 questions, if you need to ask it, would be if they own a boat now. If they own a boat now question, not to interview them, would tell you a lot about where they stand. There will usually be 1 of 3 answers. 1- yes. 2- no but I once owned blahdy blah. 3 - never owned a boat. If they own a boat now, then you know they will probably want to sell their boat first. If they once owned a boat, then you have an idea that they know what's involved. If they've never owned a boat, then you know you will have to figure out what they know and don't know.
     

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