November 19, 2019  
 
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Selling a Lighthouses Business

Don't believe anyone who tells you it's easy to sell a lighthouses business. A lot of things need to happen before you can successfully exit your business. But with a few tips, you can keep your shirt and your sanity in the sale of your business.

Most business sellers are interested in disposing of their businesses as quickly as possible. But that's not how a lighthouses business sale works.
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If you're ready to move on, now is the right time to sell your lighthouses business.

How to Skillfully Address Buyer Concerns

Buyers can present challenges, especially during the due diligence stage. Due diligence preparation can mitigate the irritation factor, but you should still expect to field numerous buyer concerns before closing. Avoid answering buyer concerns with vague generalities. Instead, be as specific as possible, even if it means doing additional research before offering a response. If due diligence drags on too long, your broker may need to intervene.

Professional Appraisals

There is no substitute for a qualified appraisal in the sale of your lighthouses business. Leading industry appraisers equip sellers with a value gauge that can be accessed during negotiations. If you're disappointed with the appraiser's estimate of your company's worth, you have the option of seeking a second opinion. However, it's more often the case that you will need to adjust your expectations of your business's value to buyers.

Factoring In Economic Variables

Several economic factors can affect the sale of a lighthouses business. Interest rates, spending, inflation, and other variables directly influence how long your lighthouses business will be on the market as well as its sales price. The truth is that perfect market conditions may never materialize. A much better approach is to focus on the factors that always attract buyers and investors. In our experience, the most important factors in the sale of a lighthouses business have little to do with the economy.

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