November 15, 2019  
 
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Selling an Auto Salvage Yard

In any market, there are sellers and then there are serious sellers. We'll give you the tools you need to be taken seriously when you decide to sell your auto salvage yard.

Business-for-sale markets are less dependent on economic conditions than most sellers think they are.
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Market timing is a constantly moving target. So if you're waiting for the perfect market conditions to sell your auto salvage yard, you could be waiting a while. If your business is ready to be sold, the time to sell is now. To improve sale outcomes, you will simply need to tailor your auto salvage yard to today's buyers.

Adjusting Expectations

When you made the decision to sell your auto salvage yard, you had a specific set of outcomes in mind. But it's highly unlikely that the sale will meet all of your expectations, especially if your initial estimates were created without the benefit of a solid appraisal or market knowledge. Sometimes, sellers need to readjust their expectations to accommodate market realties. If buyers don't seem to be willing to meet your expectations, consult with your broker to modify your strategy and market approach.

Closing Strategies

Today's auto salvage yard buyers expect sellers to offer concessions to persuade them to close the deal. Concessions can consist of non-cash as well as cash incentives. When you've reached your limit on price, consider offering non-cash concessions to encourage a commitment from the buyer. A limited amount of training and mentoring may seem inconsequential to you, but to a young auto salvage yard owner, they can be critical launching points for their ownership journey.

Factoring In Economic Variables

When you sell an auto salvage yard, there are a number of variables you need to consider. A combination of economic conditions and market sentiment can complicate your sale. But at Gaebler, we advise our business partners to look beyond simple economic data when determining whether it's the right time to sell an auto salvage yard. A much better approach is to focus on the factors that always attract buyers and investors. When it comes to selling an auto salvage yard, successful sales sales often boil down to the business itself - not the economy.

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