Change of seasons

Here in Michigan we don’t need to look at the date to determine the change from summer to fall is about to happen. It was 58 here this morning.

Just off the phone with a customer that is listing his boat who said, “well it won’t sell until April-June now anyway”. Whoa was the answer. Don’t think that.

Our late summer business is great. Buyers usually have their minds made up to get another boat by now for next season. They are planning ahead to “personalize” the new vessel.

Warm weather boat shoppers are looking hard at our fresh water beauties to determine which one to get before it goes into storage & how to take it south, truck it’s own bottom or combination of both.

Some fall advice for sellers:

  1. Keep your boat in water as long as possible.
  2. Make arrangements ahead of time with your storage facility to have your boat stored at a door so it can be launched again should it sell.
  3. Especially keep it detailed & spotless at this time of year when the tendancy is to skip a wash or waxing.
  4. Get the mechianical service done now, oil changes, filters, belts & hoses, plus those nagging “I’ll get around to it” repairs you have been puptting off.

Be prepared to sell your boat & guess what? It will!