Great Northern1986 Defever 53 – Great Northern – Sold in St. Helens, OR

Dear Jeff,

Thank you for your diligence in helping us sell our DeFever 53, Great Northern.

We wanted to write you a recommendation so that you could put it on your website and share our feelings with other trawler sellers out there. You and I have known each other for a long time and this was a more difficult listing for you, due to our distance apart, but I want to compliment you on how well you were able to represent our boat even though you were a state away. I have to think that a long-distance listing is tough on both the broker and seller, but after trying a local Portland broker and not getting any results we are very glad that we switched over to you.

Your approach with the promotions and video were great. I don’t think I’ve ever read a better listing write up than the likes of the one you prepared for Great Northern, thank you!

My career has been in the marine industry, primarily on the commercial, tugboat side. I’ve been involved around the water for decades and I’ve seen a lot of boat builders and boat brokers. There is no question in my mind that you are at the top. Your follow up and attention to detail are unmatched.

It’s not very easy to sell a boat of our vintage when today people want to buy something new, but you were able to persistently keep communicating with us and let us know about all inquiries. We were happy to attend the showings that you couldn’t make, and we really appreciate you coming up for the survey.

We’d also like to acknowledge and thank your sales associate, Rob Piwowarczyk, for his role in coming up to help out with the survey. Rob is very calm and did a great job keeping things together.

We could not be happier with your efforts Jeff and if I was to summarize your approach and brokerage business in one word it would have to be “Professional.”  Katie and I would often speak in the evenings about you and your professionalism – we believe that that is a significant difference that you and your brokerage provides.

Thanks again for helping us find a buyer and we look forward to staying in touch.

Chuck and Katie Garman