Are car brokers legit?
While many brokers are former car dealers, they should not be receiving any compensation from dealerships for passing your name along as a lead. Many operations call themselves brokerages, but make substantial amounts of their profits from dealerships, or even directly work for a dealership.
What is the difference between a car dealer and a broker?
What's The Difference? A Dealer is the car company that owns the cars they are making available for lease and purchase. A Broker is an impartial “middleman” who works for the buyer to find the best deal available on a vehicle that the buyer wants.
How do car brokers make their money?
There are two ways that car brokers make their money: As a flat rate or as a percentage. An auto broker might charge everyone a flat rate, ranging from $200-$1,000. Other brokers opt to charge a percentage of the money that they saved you on your purchase.
Can you negotiate with car brokers?
A good negotiator can sometimes get the car at or below the dealer's invoice price. You can also negotiate the price they're willing to give you for your trade-in, as well as dealer fees such as dealer prep, documentation fees, advertising charges and other miscellaneous costs.