Best time to sell?

Jerbro

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It's been a while since my last post....
Anyway, what's the best time to market your boat?
Is the second-hand market falling (seen some previous posts suggesting it might). Does this apply to all boat types? (any market intelligence out there?)
Anyone sold recently? How long did it take?
Cheers!
 

Medskipper

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In my experience its never a good or bad time! just good or bad buys! If you have a boat that is a good buy and at the right price it will sell!
Don't over price it and make sure its looking the best it can possibly look!

Good Luck

Barry
 
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Deleted User YDKXO

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I posted about a possible secondhand market collapse. My impression from talking to brokers about buying another boat is that good well priced boats of popular model types are still selling well so there are still buyers out there. There's no point in being ambitious with your price unless you can afford to wait and it's obviously worth making the effort to ensure that you boat is presented well
As to timimg, my impression is that the only really slack time in the UK is the 2 months running up to Christmas but the busiest time will always be springtime ie. now so, if you want to sell, get it on the market sharpish!
 

KevB

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I heard from a poster here that a very large british boat dealer had only sold one boat on brokerage since Christmas.
 

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A Broker once told me "When the sun is out", no one ever buys a boat if it's raining!!!

Best time as a buyer, end of season
Best time as seller , start of season

So now should be just about right, just pick a good day for viewing. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
 

oldgit

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If you are selling privately try to make sure your advert is in place over any bank holidays etc.That way your advert in local rag or Boat-for Sale may get a second glance even if your boat ad rejected when punter first bought magazine.The prospect of an afternoon of bank holiday tedium worked wonders,in persuading me to go through boaty mags yet again and then driving far further than my self imposed limit of an hour or so.Ended up 150 miles away.The latest perishing boat followed me back home a few weeks later.
 
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