The Importance of Finding a Good Broker When Selling Your Business 

Selling a business can be a time-consuming and challenging process, especially if you're unfamiliar with the intricate details of the transaction.

Having a good broker can make all the difference in achieving a successful sale. In this article, we'll discuss the importance of finding a good broker and how they can assist you in selling your business. 

Alex T., a construction company owner, decided to sell his business after years of running it. Initially, he hired a broker who didn't delve into what was happening within the company and simply put it up for sale based on accounting figures provided by the buyer. After a year of failed attempts to sell the company, Alex was fortunate enough to come across a broker from INVMAG. The broker informed Alex that the failure of due diligence would continue to haunt him until his accounts were in order. With the help of a consultant recommended by the broker, Alex's accounting was established. The next buyer was skeptical at first, but after conducting an audit of the business, the buyer was amazed by how everything was done openly and efficiently and purchased it for the originally billed value. This real-life example highlights the importance of having a good broker when selling your business. 

Role of a Broker in Selling a Business 

The broker's role is to help the seller find investors who are financially capable and willing to buy the business. A good broker helps to make the company more attractive to the buyer. The buyer confirms their desire to acquire a business during the check, and after making an offer, they want to check all the components of the company. 

Sellers are often not well-versed in paperwork, tax accounting, and marketing. As a result, their documents are in terrible shape, or worse, missing altogether. A broker who has the seller's best interests at heart insists on correcting everything before meeting with investors. They also help the seller avoid mistakes during negotiations and protect their privacy by organizing access to documents without sending them by email or print. 

Brokers can be classified into two types: those who use INVMAG and those who don't. The former conducts aggressive advertising all over the world, bringing in foreign investors, and creating a great demand from an additional source of investors. This approach shortens the length of the sales process and allows for more confident negotiations of the price. The latter type posts business information on only two main resources and may not receive a single offer in a year. 

Selling a Business Successfully 

To sell a business successfully, preparation is crucial. It's essential to set up accounting, optimize marketing, and formalize the work of managers. Presale preparation ensures that the business is in good shape and increases its attractiveness to potential buyers. 

Confidentiality is also vital when selling a business, and brokers must have the technical training to ensure it. Knowing digital signatures, restricted file access, and document version control are essential skills for brokers who want to protect their client's privacy. 

Lastly, a broker must conduct aggressive marketing to attract investors. If they fail to do so, the chances of spending years without selling the business increase significantly. At INVMAG, 70% of listings are sold, emphasizing the importance of having a good broker who knows how to market your business. 

The most important things to remember:

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  • Selling a business can be challenging, especially if you're unfamiliar with the intricate details of the transaction. Having a good broker can make all the difference in achieving a successful sale.
  • A good broker will help you find investors who are financially capable and willing to buy your business, make your business more attractive to buyers, and protect your privacy during the sales process.
  • To sell a business successfully, preparation is crucial. Presale preparation ensures that your business is in good shape and increases its attractiveness to potential buyers. Confidentiality is also essential when selling a business, and brokers must have the technical training to ensure it.
  • The process of selling a business will be accelerated with the participation of a broker. How to quickly sell a company you can read in our article.

In conclusion, selling a business can be a daunting task, but with the help of a good broker, the process can be much smoother and more successful. It's essential to prepare your business before putting it up for sale, ensure confidentiality, and hire a broker who can help you find capable and willing investors, make your business more attractive to buyers, and conduct aggressive marketing.

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