November 15, 2019  
 
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Selling an Apartment Sharing and Roommate Referral Service

Selling an apartment sharing and roommate referral service doesn't happen overnight. It takes a deliberate process to get top dollar for your company.

If you listen to many entrepreneurs, there never seems to be a good time to put a small business on the market.
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The business-for-sale market is extremely dynamic. Knowledgeable entrepreneurs understand that market timing isn't nearly as important as other factors in a apartment sharing and roommate referral service sale. The key is to go into the sale with your eyes open and with complete awareness of market condition.

When to End Negotiations

The negotiation stage of an apartment sharing and roommate referral service can seem never-ending. But sooner or later, someone needs to bring negotiations to a close. Unfortunately, that responsibility often falls on the seller. In an apartment sharing and roommate referral service sale, a stalled negotiation can be an indication that the deal is dead. At this point in the process, an awareness of negotiation parameters really pays off. If the buyer is unwilling to accept your minimum demands, it's time to end negotiations and move on to the next prospect.

Finding Prospects

Many sellers don't realize how many prospective buyers there are for their businesses. We frequently see qualified buyers emerge from the seller's network of business and personal acquaintances. In other cases, sellers take a proactive approach to finding likely buyers and contacting them directly. Competitors may seem like natural prospects and they are. The downside is that they won't pay top dollar and will probably absorb your company into their own.

Benefits of Third-Party Assistance

Rarely, if ever, do owners sell an apartment sharing and roommate referral service without outside assistance. Brokers can be an important resource for your sale, especially if you are unfamiliar with the business-for-sale marketplace. Additionally, you may want to hire professionals for legal, valuation and other functions before you put your business on the market. The benefit of soliciting outside assistance early is that seemingly small decisions now can have big consequences later. By consulting professionals throughout the sale of your apartment sharing and roommate referral service, you can avoid painful tax and legal complications both before and after closing.

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