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We match boat owners with water lovers, RV owners with road trip adventures all across the US and Canada. We are looking for passionate, energetic individuals to join our team and help these people find each other.
It was almost a decade ago that POP was born in a small, but lively town, of Sarasota, FL. POP was raised with a simple philosophy: to ethically, efficiently, and intelligently market vessels for sale.
POP spent all her time on the Internet (at a time when buying boats online was unheard of) while the other brokers were busy playing at the marinas, pounding the docks, handing out business cards in search of listings.
The other brokers laughed, said that POP was doing it all wrong. Youll never amount to much!, they said. But POP stayed the course, and wasnt afraid to be different.
And then POP started to grow…steadily expanding throughout Florida, and then up the East Coast, and then headed West, and then on to the North!
What started off as 100 or so listings, became 500, then 1,000, then 2,500, then 5,000. And POP refuses to stop growing!
But do you know what the best part of this story is? The best part of this story is that this is still just the beginning.
These are the tasks a POP boat or RV broker is expected to perform. The common threads are relationship-building and doing what you said you were going to do when you said you were going to do it.
Scheduling photo/video appointments with sellers on each new listing. Almost all new listing agreements are procured by the company directly, freeing up your time to focus on selling.
Meeting the seller at the unit (boat or RV) to take 100+ photos, shoot a quick video walk-through and take down an inventory of features and electronics.
Building the online advertisement, including writing a unique description that guides potential buyers through the unit.
Responding to phone calls, texts and web inquiries (leads) from potential buyers.
Communicating with the thousands of existing buyers in our database who may be interested in any of our listings and who are unaffiliated with a salesperson.
Obtaining a signed Purchase & Sale Agreement (offer) from potential buyers.
Communicating counter-offers to buyers as necessary.
Meeting potential buyers at a unit for showing and/or inspections.
Meeting buyers at the completion of sale for pickup of their new boat or RV!
POP is great at giving you leads to work and you get to work from home. Just like any job you get out of it what you put into it. I enjoy working with POP and for meeting people all over the world.
Camdenton, MissouriCommon Questions for an Uncommon Position
We know you are excited (or at least curious) to know more! Here are some short answers to common questions.
First order of business is to sign up for and attend thelive webinar. During the webinar, you will be given a code to access the online application.
This is a Paid on Performance position and is commission-based. The compensation plan is reviewed in detail during the live webinar.
We set aside time to answer all questions during the live webinar no matter how long it takes! Our recruiting office is quite small and not equipped to handle individual questions prior to then.
You wont need an individual license to sell RVs. To sell boats, you only need a license if you are located in either Florida, California, or Virginia.
If you are located in either of these states, you will need to acquire a license from your state to sell boats. The approx. cost of the required bond and licensing (paid to the state and other agencies) is $150 (CA), $15 (VA), and $590 (FL).5.How long does it take to get licensed?Show answerIf you are physically located in FL, CA, or VA, you can usually obtain a temporary provisional license in less than 3 weeks. You can start training prior to obtaining your temporary license.
If you dont live in FL, CA, or VA, you do not need a license.6.Should I get my license in Florida, California, or Virginia even though I live elsewhere?Show answerIf you wanted to do so, getting licensed in one of these states is technically an option for anyone, regardless of where you live. However, because of the expense of time and energy to get a license, you probably should wait for at least a few months before proceeding with that option.
Because many of our reps do choose to pursue a FL or CA license after some time with the company, POP Yachts has the most actively licensed sales reps in both Florida and California.
Unless you live in or near VA, it is not helpful to have a VA license.7.Will I be able to get my own listings?Show answerThe company will supply almost all of your listings through our fully-staffed Listings Department which can produce more than 800 new listings per month across the country during peak season.
However, our most successful representatives do also choose to obtain their own listings from time to time, when the opportunity presents itself.8.What if there is already a sales rep in my area?Show answerThere are many regions of the country that can support more than one rep. In fact, there are some regions that can support five reps. That being said, we do not take the decision to bring a new rep into an area lightly and evaluate multiple factors to ensure that there is enough opportunity for all.9.Can I miss any training classes?Show answerThe information provided in the class is very important and a key to your future success. From time to time, an absence may be unavoidable, however multiple absences can lead to dismissal from training.10.Can I do this job in addition to my current job?Show answerA career at POP allows a lot of flexibility. As long as our customers are taken care of quickly and inline with our standards, what you do with the rest of your other time is up to you.
With your current job, if you are unavailable for several hours at a time, this job is not a good fit. However, if your current job is as a realtor, this job is the perfect complement. In both of these jobs you need to be available throughout the day at any time to respond quickly to a buyer or seller. However, there is rarely a time with either job where you would be unavailable for more than an hour at a time.
That said, if you are expecting this single job to fully support you, you will need to put in a full time effort.11.I live part of the year in one city and part of the year from another city. Can I do this from both locations?Show answerThese situations would be examined on a case-by-case basis. Ultimately, the question remains, are you able to promptly service your Buyers and Sellers?12.What is the schedule for initial training?Show answerTraining runs for 10 sessions. Generally, M-F 12:00-5:00 Eastern Time. After the course has been completed, you will have access to topic-specific presentations that can be attended optionally.13.I enjoy being out in the field, but would like to bring on someone to handle the administrative end (or vice versa). Is that allowed?Show answerWe do have people that like to bring in a partner and work as a team. Both of you will need to turn in hiring documents, and if you are located in either FL, CA, or VA, both will need to be licensed.14.Will the training cost money?Show answerThere are no training fees. What we do require is your investment of time, a sincere effort, and proactive communication.Restrictions and Fees
POP doesnt ever charge any fees to sales associates. That means no fees for training, no marketing fees, no monthly fees, and no fees per sale, ever. However, some states do have rules, fees, and restrictions and this should be understood in advance.
The sale of boats is actually regulated in only three states: Florida, California, and Virginia. This means that, if you live in either of these states, youll need to apply with your state for a license and pay the license fee and pay to have a bond kept with the state in your name. The total fees for this range from $15 – $590 and are payable to the state and a bond agency. The licensing process usually takes from 2 – 4 weeks. If you live in any other state, you wont need to pay for any licensing.
Additionally, were not able to sell RVs in every state. If youre interested in selling RVs too, check the map below to see if you live in one of the states where RV sales are restricted. If, for example, you live in Louisiana or Florida, you are able to sell boats and RVs. If you live in Georgia or South Carolina, its boats only. Check the map below for your state.
If you are located in Wisconsin, or in Canada, local regulations require that independent contractors are hired as a business entity. Once you receive your hiring paperwork, please fill them out in the name of that entity and include the EIN where requested.
Select the state where you live to learn more about any fees or restrictions specific to your state:
Working as a boat and yacht broker is the perfect complement to your current position as a real estate broker. A broker really is a broker, no matter what the asset is. All of the things you do every day as a real estate broker are the same things we do every day.
Our brokers sign up new sellers via listing agreements, drive out to photograph and video the units, build the online advertisement by writing a compelling description and uploading the photos and video, answer calls and emails from interested buyers, send out contracts to buyers, negotiate a deal if there is a counter-offer, meet buyers for a showing on their units, and meet the buyers when they come to pick up the unit and take it home.
If it sounds familiar and youre open to splitting your time between real estate brokerage as well as boat and RV brokerage, wed like to hear from you.
The listings below are actually sold or currently under contract by active trainees in our current training class.
Do not be afraid of using POP Yachts! The process with POP Yachts was very fast and flawless as I was wishing for. I saw the boat on Sunday, 7/14. Monday I was under contract and was very hopeful to have everything taken care of by the following weekend. The expectation set by POP Yachts was up to two weeks, but because of the great service between Mel, Pete (Buyer Agent) and POP Yachts, along with working with Essex Bank everything was able to be completed by Friday afternoon! At the beginning, I had read many poor reviews elsewhere about POP Yachts and Essex Bank. I was sort of nervous and almost started to look elsewhere for a boat. However, I am very very happy I gave both companies a chance. I could not have asked for a better group and team to go through this process. Will certainly use them again (hopefully wont need to buy a boat for a while though 😉 ). Thank you again Mel, Pete and POP Yachts. Excellent service!
POP Yachts, the largest boat broker in the world, is proud to announce our ranking on the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies list. This distinction puts POP in elite company among Americas fastest growing firms. Dont miss out on your chance to be a part of our ever-growing team!
Thousands of volunteers, donors, and supporters advance the Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida vision to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a critical illness.
In our area, on average, a wish is granted every 14 hours. The Make-A-Wish® organization believes a wish experience can be a game-changer for a child.
We do, too. For that reason, POP Yachts and POP RVs will donate $10,000 this year (2019) to Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida.
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