What Are You Waiting For?

Jp Skov PicRecently, it came to my attention how few of us actually take full advantage of the services offered by our association, YBAA.  I’m going to make an educated guess that most of you joined YBAA to advance your business. You might have joined for the educational seminars, the ability to network with your fellow brokers, the accreditation that your business gets for being part of an industry related association or for something as simple as gaining access to our professional forms. The bottom line is that by joining an organization such as YBAA you are showing the retail customer that you are a committed professional in the industry. It is my opinion that the single most important thing you can do, as a “Yacht Sales Professional,” is to acquire your CPYB certification as soon as you are eligible. The ability to pass the CPYB exam and become certified is one of, if not the most important benefit available to the members of our association. What are you waiting for?

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ABYC’S Adey Joins CPYB Advisory Council

John Adey The national Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) program, supported and  sponsored by all seven broker associations in North America, recently welcomed  John Adey, President of the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) as a    member of their Certification Advisory Council.  

 Certified Professional Yacht Brokers are recognized as having achieved the  highest level of industry accreditation, available only to fully-qualified yacht sales  professionals. Since 2000, the CPYB program has been administered by the Yacht  Brokers Association of America (YBAA) in partnership with International Yacht  Brokers Association (IYBA), Northwest Yacht Brokers Association (NYBA), California Yacht Brokers Association (CYBA), Boating Ontario Dealers, British Columbia Yacht Brokers Association (BCYBA) and Gulf Coast Yacht Brokers Association (GCYBA). CPYB brokers offer considerable value to buyers and sellers, as outlined in the CPYB Value Statement.  

The program is guided by the Certification Advisory Council (CAC), represented by members of each of the seven sponsoring associations. Mr. Adey is the first non-broker to be invited to serve, bringing his expertise and industry insights to the CAC.

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