3) PREPARING YOUR VESSEL TO SELL…

A COUPLE OF ITEMS THAT THE OWNER CAN DO TO PREPARE THEIR VESSEL FOR SALE IS TO HAVE THEIR BOAT COMPLETELY CLEANED INSIDE AND OUT, WHICH SHOULD INCLUDE THE BILGES AND ENGINE ROOM.

A CLEAN VESSEL WILL ALWAYS SELL FASTER AND FOR MORE MONEY THAN A DIRTY CLUTTERED ONE.

DEPERSONALIZE YOUR VESSEL IS ALWAYS THE BEST WAY TO PRESENT YOUR VESSEL TO POTENTIAL BUYERS.

STAGE YOUR VESSEL WITH FRESH PILLOWS, CLEAN LINENS AND AIR FRESHNERS, JUST LIKE YOU WOULD IN SELLING YOUR HOME.

ON THE EXTERIOR, IT HELPS TO TOUCH UP THE PAINT AND BRIGHT WORK ALONG WITH MAKING NECESSARY REPAIRS SO EVERYTHING IS IN GOOD WORKING ORDER.

MAKE SURE ITEMS THAT ARE “TO GO” WITH THE BOAT ARE ONBOARD AND YOUR PERSONAL ITEMS ARE REMOVED.

THIS IS TO ALLEVIATE ANY CONFUSION AS TO WHAT STAYS WITH THE BOAT AND WHAT STAYS WITH THE SELLER AT CLOSING.

PROVIDE TO YOUR BROKER ANY MAINTENANCE AND SERVICE RECORDS PERFORMED ON THE BOAT AND ENGINES WITHIN THE PAST FEW YEARS.

HAVE ALL OWNERSHIP PAPERS IN ORDER AND GIVE COPIES TO YOUR BROKER. PROVIDE TO YOUR BROKER THE NAME OF YOUR BANK AND PAYOFF INFORMATION IF YOUR BOAT IS FINANCED.

INFORMATION ON YOUR BOAT’S INSURANCE COMPANY IS ALSO BENEFICIAL.

ADDRESSING THESE AREA OF NEEDS BEFORE A SALES CONTRACT IS NEGOTIATED IS MUCH EASIER THAN RUSHING AROUND ONCE AN AGREEMENT IS REACHED!

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