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.
What is the point of an auto broker?
An auto broker is someone who works on behalf of the consumer, to help them get the car they're looking for, at a good price. An auto broker works in between the buyer and the dealer, and can help negotiate price, as well as help track down specific vehicles.
Do you pay auto brokers?
A car broker generally collects fees from the dealer, which the car buyer ends up paying indirectly. A car broker is someone who gets paid by both a buyers and a dealership to help facilitate a vehicle purchase. Generally a car broker needs to have a dealer's license and does not exclusively represent the buyer.
Are car brokers a good idea?
In the end, most consumers can save hundreds if not thousands of dollars by hiring a professional to broker the purchase of their next car. But beyond the dollars, you're also saving hours of hassle in avoiding the traditional walk-up or even an Internet-based dealership experience.