Ask Me What I Can Do For You!
It’s easy to find a broker who will list your boat and many of them promise you that they will sell it. But how can you really know which broker can best serve your needs and represent you and your interests? Who can really show you a proven marketing plan that results in actual sales?
Most sellers already see Little Yacht Sales and Texas Power Yachts (LYS/TPY) as the market leader not only in Texas but the Gulf Coast and we have the sales data to prove it.
Our reasons are very simple and easy to explain:
First of all we are two companies and two locations under one ownership. One primarily sail, Little Yacht Sales, and one primarily power, Texas Power Yachts.
The brokers from both companies do crossover because all the brokers have experience in BOTH Power and Sail. Our Sail location is at the Waterford Harbor Marina, where there is more sail than power, and our power location is at the South Shore Harbor Marina and Resort which is primarily power.
“Rick was great. He closed a deal that required international correspondence while I was in South America and the seller was in Asia. He put everything together, helped sail her for a short sea trial and still took the time to check in after the sale to make sure everything was okay. Rick’s help and patience is appreciated. He is an experienced professional … I’ve recommended him to friends who also dream of owning a sailboat.”–Artie Maxwell
Both locations represent the two finest storm-proven, all floating marina facilities on the Gulf Coast.
Power and Sail buyers are different buyers and tend to gravitate to the locations which represent more of what they are looking for.
Many brokerages specialize in just sail or really just power. We specialize in both and our brokers can sell either equally well.
Little Yacht Sales and Texas Power Yacht brokers know the product and know how to sell boats. Some of our brokers have over 30 years of experience and most have over 10 years of experience solely in Professional Yacht Sales. Combined we have well over 165+ consistent years in just yacht sales. That is a hard number for any other brokerage to beat.
Some of our brokers have over 30 years experience and most have over 10 years experience in just Professional Yacht Sales
Combined with this experience our brokers have the knowledge of not just the boats but we also take the time to analyze the boat and the market place as well as how to make the boat presentable. We have had many listings that other brokerage houses have had that have sat for up to a year and we have taken the listing, enacted our marketing plan and sold it sometimes in less than a month.
We know the product, how to make it presentable, how to market it, how to get the offer and how to close the sale.
Our transactions are also expedited through an innovative software package that manages and tracks documents related to the sale. It allows for us to conduct the sale via internet and email using e-signatures. This makes process from offer to closing much smoother and helps to make it happen much faster.
Thank you Captain Rick for a wonderful experience aboard the O’day. We are very pleased with the boat and the service you have provided. It is rare to find people today that take such pride in their job, but you have gone over and beyond our expectations with answering all of our questions. It has been a great buying experience. Regards,- Brent Coleman
To whom it may concern,
I recently purchased a boat with the expert help of Capt. Rick Weiler. I wanted to let you know what a great experience it was to work with Rick. His wealth of knowledge and contacts within the local boating community were a tremendous help as he was able to provide me with information on the costs and lead times for work that may need to be performed or possible upgrades. Thank You Capt. Rick for all of your hard work and dedication! I would highly recommend Capt. Rick Weiler to anyone who is in the market to purchase a boat!!!! ~Most Sincerely, Robert Arnold
Most buyers and sellers comment about our marketing but it takes more than an ad to sell a boat. We all know the internet is where the inquiries are coming from. We don’t discount print media and in fact do a lot of local, regional and national ads but we have a huge presence online:
• Two distinct websites for both LYS and TPY that are consistently updated.
• Social Media from Linked In, Facebook and Twitter.
• Emailed Newsletters that promote our listings as well as events like open houses that regularly bring out over 75 prospective buyers on one weekend.
Besides incredibly detailed listings with Photos and Video we have two YouTube Channels, one for power and one for sail.
We are able to do this because LYS/TPY is one of a few brokerage houses that have a real full time marketing manager that takes care of marketing your boat every day.
LYS/TPY Owner, Kent Little, and Marketing Manager, John Brown, both have strong marketing backgrounds and work consistently with our office manager, Betty Polk, on the marketing aspect of LYS and TPY. John makes sure the ads get done, the photos and videos get shot and all aspects of getting your boat out to the buying public is taken care of. Our brokers are then freed up to work clients and sell your boat!
Unlike print ads where you seldom ever see actual results, we can show you actual analytical data from both Yachtworld.com and YouTube that shows how many people have really viewed your listing.
Our software system allows us to track showings and feedback. Our marketing department compiles and sends the traffic data, market assessment and monthly feedback to every seller about their listing every month.
The other thing anyone can do is just go to the #1 online listing service www.yachtworld.com, find the broker you are looking for, go to their site and just add up how many listings show up as sold. Most all brokers post their sold boats on yachtworld for 90 days. It’s easy to make a comparison for yourself and it’s even easier to see how LYS/TPY is the proven leader in the South for Yacht Sales.
Questions You May Have
Selling a boat is not unlike buying one — you will still need someone who has the experience and knowledge to get the job done.
When looking for a broker to list your boat, you should be asking yourself these questions:
Is my broker experienced not only in sales, but YACHT sales and for how long?
Capt Rick and the brokers at Little Yacht Sales (LYS) have over 27 years of experience exclusively in yacht sales.
Will the brokers in this office treat my boat like it was their own listing?
The brokers in my office act as a team in every listing. We all help each other.
Is my broker particular about what he lists? Is he trying to manage a lot of listings, or a few quality listings?
Our motto is that we personally inspect every boat we list. We do not list every boat we see.
Does LYS have resources and contacts in the industry to get the word out on my boat? and Will LYS be open to co-brokering my boat?
Over 27 years of co-brokering has enabled the brokers at LYS to build a network from which to work from in buying or selling.
If a co-broker calls LYS about one of our listings they can be assured we will work with him to the best of our ability to help him sell the boat as well.
Is my broker licensed to buy and sell in the state of Florida?
Yes, Florida license #1815 which is also accepted in the state of California.
We believe in doing more detailed listings than most brokers. Ask to see a sample. Carefully analyzing the data and securing a proper listing is only part of the job.
Has my broker passed the Certified Professional Yacht Broker exam?
YES! Not only is Kent Little, the principal at LYS, the first broker in Texas to receive the accreditation, but I am also instrumental in helping to set-up a national accreditation.
With my assistance, the brokers in my previous office received their certifications — it was the first office in the U.S. to have ALL CPYB Brokers! Certification is a priority for LYS as well. All LYS brokers are CPYB certified, or CPYB brokers in training.
What will my broker do that will set my boat apart from the others that are on the market?
I will personally inspect your boat and offer suggestions on how to maximize your boat’s dockside appeal and obtain the highest asking price.
We believe in doing more detailed listings than most brokers. Ask to see a sample.
Carefully analyzing the data and securing a proper listing is only part of the job.We at LYS will provide detailed photographs of your boat, more than just what is listed online. When an out-of-state buyer calls seeking information about your boat, he’ll have photos in his hands within an hour in order to show why your boat is better than any of the others listed.
Is my broker using state of the art technology to sell my boat?
We began using digital photos and videos before anyone else.
As your broker, it is my job to give you the data needed, so that together we can really see what your boat is worth. And, to evaluate not only the asking price, but also how long it might take to sell. A free market analysis is offered with every listing inquiry.
Will my broker keep me informed?
We will keep you informed monthly, usually via email, about the asking price and how it is compares to similar boats on the market.
It does neither of us any good to list a boat and just wait for someone to come along. We have to be proactive about the price and what is happening in the market.
So how do we get started in selling my boat?
Just call me today at (832)738-6251, or email me.
— Capt Rick