Lists on the following websites. Boattrader.com, YachtWorld.com*, Boatseeker.com, Boatcrazy.com*, powerandmotoryacht.com, Boats.com, oogle.com, VillageMarina.com, Craigslist.org*, Ebay.com* and is directly indexed by google. This means if someone is looking for your boat, they will see it. To try this for yourself just find a boat on the VillageMarina.com website and google it. 90% of the time it is on the first page.
How does the information get fed to those sites? Once we have your boat setup in our main system at Village Marina, it cues a data file each night that is sent to all of it's partner sites. This is a huge benefit. If you want to change a picture or price of your vessel, we just change one spot and it populates automatically. Other brokers manually enter your information into these sites every so often. So when you want to make a change, it can take weeks before the change is seen by the internet community.
The asterik sites are premium listings only. For a monthly fee we will list on these sites for additional exposure.
While some brokers around the lake offer discounted fees, we believe by advertising the boat everywhere you will have the best chance to sell your boat. If you were to list on all the sites we list on, the monthly fees to you would be close to $300 to $500 per month. We offer a 10% fee and that is it. Depending on the situation there might be additional fees for storage.
The best way after making sure it is very easily found is having your boat in top working order and in super clean shape. If your gauge doesn't work and it is going to cost $250 to fix it, get it fixed. If you don't the buyer will knock off say $1,000 because it doesn't work. The next thing is price. We all want to get top dollar for any item we sell. However, you must be realistic. In today's economy, if it is priced higher than loan value, it will eliminate buyers. Go to the websites listed above and make sure what your asking for your boat is in line with other offerings. Then ask a sales associate to pull ABOS to get retail values for your vessel. You can easily find a middle ground to start off with.