Find a Business
Broker Why use a professional broker.
A Professional Business
Broker is an individual who works with either buyers or sellers
of businesses to help them realize their
goals. The business broker helps determines the value of a business,
determines whether or not a sale makes sense, and recommends
the proper terms and structure for the sale. The business broker
can handle the various aspects of a transaction including developing
a marketing plan, executing the plan, locating and screening
potential buyers, negotiating the price and the terms of the
sale, and assisting buyers in obtaining proper financing and
other services such as insurance, that are needed to sell or
buy a business. Many times a broker is called a Business Intermediary
and professional organizations have designations that reflect
special training the broker has completed.
Why should I use a professional business broker?
When it comes
to business ownership, the business value usually takes first
place. Therefore, you want to secure the best possible advisor
for the sale or purchase of your largest asset. A professional
business broker adds tremendous value to the sale or purchase
of a business. The process of buying or selling a business can
be time consuming.
Make sure you pick a professional who spends the needed time
on your business for sale. Some agents take on too many listings
knowing that some may not sell - its a numbers game to them.
You need someone who understands your business, what your expectations
are, and who can properly get your business sold.
Where can I find a professional?
There are several professional
organizations listed on this web site. Whereas BusinesssForSaleUs
cannot and will not be responsible for the actions of an individual
or organization, a membership in these organizations usually
means the person has met and conforms to very high standards.