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Are you Ready to Sell?

Are you ready to sell?

Many businesses are unfortunately sold at a price below what they’re worth. This usually occurs when the proper due diligence has been left to chance or adjustments that could be made to improve the sale price are not understood or actioned. A sale can also be prompted for reasons other than a strategic decision, and when this happens, sellers can feel rushed to take whatever price they can get. 

Reasons that may prompt a sale but fail to get a good price

Quick sales with unfavourable price tags generally happen when:

 

  • The business owner must relocate
  • The business has been underperforming
  • There has been a dispute between business owners
  • The owner sells on emotions and fails to engage professional assistance
  • Interest in the business subsides
  • The owner is in desperate need of money

What to consider when selling

If you’ve made the decision to sell your business, there are several factors to consider before settling for a price tag no matter what the situation. If possible, you should try to act on relevant data as opposed to emotions and obtain a business valuation (link to page). Other factors to consider before selling include:

 

  • Are you mentally prepared to sell?
  • What will you do for income once the sale goes through?
  • How long are you prepared to wait for the business to sell?
  • Will you want your staff to know that you’re selling?
  • Have you met compliance and legal obligations?

How NAI Harcourts Rinnovate can assist

Eliminating the need to act on a whim and through emotions, comes with professional advice and assistance. At NAI Harcourts Rinnovate, you have access to a highly-trusted and well-experienced business broker and full suite of professional advisers.  Furthermore, our team are very experienced in buying and selling businesses and are therefore, very aware of our client’s needs.  We use our market knowledge and experience to get the best price for your business and connect you with buyers who are best suited to your expectations.

 

To list your business for sale or learn more, get in touch with our brokers.

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