November 17, 2019  
 
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Selling a Landscape Equipment and Supplies Dealers Business

We hear from a lot of business owners who are timid about listing their landscape equipment and supplies dealers business. Despite the mood of the market, we think there are still opportunities to receive a good price for your landscape equipment and supplies dealers business. Here's what you need to know . . .

You need to get a good price for your landscape equipment and supplies dealers business. To get there, you'll need to set realistic expectations and follow a deliberate selling strategy.
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Too often landscape equipment and supplies dealers business sellers fail to receive fair market value for their businesses. That's unfortunate because all it takes to get a fair price in today's market is ample planning and an awareness of what's important to buyers.

Post-Sale Details

The way you exit your landscape equipment and supplies dealers business is just as important as the way you sell it. The transition to the new owner, the distribution of sale proceeds and other issues can weigh heavily on sellers. If there are pending details that still need to ironed out, address them ASAP to ensure a smooth closing and transition.

Selling a Landscape Equipment & Supplies Dealers Business to an Employee

Although it may seem easier to sell your landscape equipment and supplies dealers business to an employee, this approach also has some pitfalls. A faithful employee may have the motivation and ability to continue to operate the business. If you need to sell quickly, the timeframe is condensed in an employee sale because you don't need to track down a buyer. Yet most employees lack the means to buy their employer's business at or near the asking price. Most of the time, employees also expect owners to finance a large portion of the sale. So if you aren't willing to finance the sale or need to get top dollar for your landscape equipment and supplies dealers business, a sale to an employee is probably not a possibility.

The Emotions of a Business Sale

Business sellers sometimes struggle to handle the emotions of a sale. You probably have good reasons for selling your landscape equipment and supplies dealers business now, but that doesn't make the emotions you will experience any easier. We advise sellers to discuss their feelings with family members and close friends before, during and after the sale. However, when it comes to negotiating a successful deal, there is no room for your personal emotions. To keep the sale on track, you'll need to seek the advice of a broker or another objective third-party counselor.

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