Personal and professional concerns surround the sale of a condominiums and townhouses maintenance business. In our experience, a common owner concern is how the sale will affect customers and employees.
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At Gaebler, we're seeing condominiums and townhouses maintenance business sellers succeed by applying sound sales principles combined with a refusal to be intimidated by a down economy.
Preparing for What's Next
So you've decided to sell your condominiums and townhouses maintenance business. That's great -- but have you considered what's next? Are you moving on to another business venture? Are you retiring? many sellers find themselves ill-equipped to handle life after their business and fail to understand that their future plans can influence the sale process. In today's market, many buyers expect seller financing - a concession that might not be a possibility for sellers whose next step requires the entire proceeds at the time of the sale.
As a business owner, you want to keep you employees informed about your plans; as a seller it's in your best interest to keep your employees in the dark for as long as possible. On the one hand, confidentiality is critical for a successful condominiums and townhouses maintenance business sale. However, the longer the selling process drags on, the more likely it is that rumors will begin to circulate throughout your workforce. When that happens, it's best to have a frank conversation with your team rather than allowing rumors to circulate through the organization. Maintain a positive tone in your conversations and answer your employees questions as completely as you can without jeopardizing the sale.
Maximizing Sales Price
There are no simple ways to sell a condominiums and townhouses maintenance business. If you don't know what you're doing, your business could languish on the market for months or even years. Fortunately, a business broker can minimize the impact on your bank account and personal well-being. Solo sellers usually find that it's simply too much to sell their business and lead it at the same time. Subsequently, they settle for less than the business's potential sale price. For a lot reasons, a decision to hire a broker is almost always the right decision, especially for sellers who need to receive top dollar for their condominiums and townhouses maintenance businesses.
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