Why should I use a NARA broker?
To become a Certified Aircraft Broker/Dealer of the National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA), a candidate must pass a rigorous application process that assures only the most respected and experienced aircraft brokers/dealers will become NARA Members. Each prospective NARA Certified Aircraft Broker/Dealer must be sponsored by three current NARA Members. The entire NARA Certified Brokers/Dealers Membership base then votes on admission, which is granted only with an 80% majority. NARA Certified Brokers/Dealers participate in a program of ongoing education to remain current on best practices and new developments in acquiring and selling business aircraft. All NARA Members strictly adhere to the NARA Code of Ethics that guarantees they will always conduct themselves honorably and represent the best interests of their clients.
Key factors you should consider:
How long has this broker been in business?
How many transactions per year has this broker completed?
Were those transactions similar to the one I’m considering?
Is his or her specialty relevant to my current situation? (Large cabin, small cabin, specific make and model, new aircraft orders, former fleet aircraft, domestic or international transactions, etc.)
Is the broker experienced as a pilot or maintenance professional for this type of aircraft? Or, does he or she have access to appropriately skilled people?
Does the broker have relevant legal and financial expertise?
If not, does he or she have access to a team of trusted professionals?
Source: Business Aviation Advisor