October 13, 2019  
 
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Selling a Pest Control Equipment and Supplies Business

Think pest control equipment and supplies business sales have dwindled to a standstill? Think again. Although final sales prices vary, the best sales combine strategy and hard work to achieve desired outcomes.

Business buyers are a timid lot, even more so now that they are facing an uncertain economic landscape.
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The economy hasn't squashed the market for pest control equipment and supplies businesses. Not surprisingly, buyers expect to receive value for their dollars - and that means sellers need to demonstrate that their businesses are capable of delivering anticipated returns.

Advantages of Hiring a Broker

A good broker can offer several benefits to business sellers. Right out of the gate, brokers know how to help their clients properly prepare their businesses for a sale. More importantly, brokers have the ability to identify serious buyers and maintain confidentiality throughout the sale process. Typical brokerage rates (a.k.a. success fees) run 10% of the final price - an expense that is usually recouped through a higher sales price and less time on the market.

Finding Pest Control Equipment & Supplies Business Buyers

It's difficult to predict where the buyer of your pest control equipment and supplies business will come from. Avoid pigeon-holing your search to a single buyer category. Although it's helpful to target promotional tactics to likely buyers, allow for some exposure to the broader market. Sellers should also recognize the value of promoting their sale in trusted business networks, carefully balancing the need for confidentiality with the promotional potential of their contact base.

What to Expect in a Pest Control Equipment & Supplies Business Sale

It's impossible to predict the emotional highs and lows you will experience during the sale of your pest control equipment and supplies business. Many sellers experience discouragement during a long sale process. You can prepare yourself by talking through your emotions with friends and family members, and thoroughly evaluating your minimum requirements before you put your pest control equipment and supplies business on the market.

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