What this means to buyers?
Selling boats in both Florida and California is no picnic! Businesses are monitored, required to leave bonds in place with the states, regulated, and fined should they step out of line legally OR ethically.
Brokerages in every other USA state aren't required to abide by any regulation for professional behavior, obtain and keep current a license to do their business, constantly monitored and threatened with fines for not keeping up with the best interests of their buyers and sellers.
So why are POP Yachts offices only in Florida and California? Buyers like doing business with bonded and regulated businesses. It's simple. We operate under a strict set of rules regarding the treatment of buyer deposits, monies in escrow and disclosure of all known material facts about a vessel.
As a listing broker, many people in our organization are charged with maintaining representation of our sellers. These people help negotiate terms that are in the seller's best interests ethically and to their bottom line.
When you are working with a licensed broker in either Florida or California, you know you are operating with a company built around principles, who chooses to operate in a business heavily-regulated to ensure the protection of the interests of buyers and sellers alike!
You may look up our Broker license at any time at:
Florida DBPR Broker License Lookup
California DBW Broker License Lookup
Or the licenses of our salespeople at:
Florida DBPR Salesperson License Lookup
California DBW Salesperson License Lookup
Our license numbers are included in our outgoing email signatures.