March 30, 2020  
 
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Selling a Bibles and Religious Books Business

The decision to sell your bibles and religious books business isn't something that should be taken lightly, especially these days. If a business exit is on the horizon, you'll want to check out our suggestions for staying ahead of the market.

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Qualified buyers are constantly looking for attractive bibles and religious books businesses. And the ones that are commanding the highest price tags are the ones with sellers who are committed to the sale process.

Equipment and Inventory Concerns

It's incumbent on buyers to commission their own appraisal of your bibles and religious books business's physical assets. Your appraisal should occur before you put your business on the market. A pre-sale appraisal is a prerequisite for because it offers insights about your assets' market value before you initiate conversations with prospective buyers. When you conduct your appraisal of your assets, note their condition and include it in the information packet you prepare for prospective buyers.

Before You Sell

The pre-sale checklist for a bibles and religious books business is long and is full of critical tasks that will likely determine the success (or failure) of your sale. The first item on your checklist should be a reality check -- if you plan to sell your business for top dollar in just a few short months, you need to adjust your expectations%However, your first priority should be to set realistic expectations for the selling process and its eventual outcome. Once your expectations are in the ballpark, you can move on to making your business presentable to prospective buyers.

Adjusting Expectations

Every business seller dreams of a fast sale and a fat payday. However, no one told the marketplace about your expectations. The outcome of your sale will be determined by market forces - not by your personal circumstances or desires. Despite your best efforts, you need to prepare yourself for the possibility of receiving less than you expected from the sale of your bibles and religious books business. If price is the most important outcome, you may need to agree to seller financing or other concessions. If a fast sale is the highest priority, you may need to lower the asking price to quickly capture the attention of the marketplace.

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