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Selling a Doctors Business

There is a lot of confusion about the best way to sell a doctors business these days. With little room for error, your business sale has to feature the flawless execution of concepts that are driving today's business-for-sale marketplace.

It's a fact: Successful business sales take time.

Does that mean selling your doctors business will be a piece of cake? No -- but you might be surprised to learn that the doctors businesses that are selling these days are finding success though simple, common sense selling strategies.

Sale Preparations for Your Doctors Business

Like it or not, a good business sale takes time. Attractive doctors business sales begin with a comprehensive strategy that incorporates planning, preparation and market positioning. Branding, market positioning, and revenue growth take time, but they directly influence the price your doctors business will command in the marketplace. But your efforts to improve your company's position and profitability will only be effective if you invest similar effort into the preparation of accurate financial statements for buyers.

Working with Appraisers

An experienced appraiser is part and parcel of a successful doctors business sale. By hiring an appraiser to conduct a thorough appraisal of tangible and non-tangible assets prior to listing, you get a measure of the true worth of your business. Although the appraised value of your business may not be the same as the sales price, you gain valuable insight that can be used to your advantage during negotiations. If you're disappointed with the appraiser's estimate of your company's worth, you have the option of seeking a second opinion. However, it's more often the case that you will need to adjust your expectations of your business's value to buyers.

Seller Financing

Business buyers are in a capital crunch. Banks and other lending institutions aren't eager to lend to unproven and undercapitalized doctors business buyers regardless of the business's potential. Rather than abandon their plans entirely, many buyers are pursuing finance concessions from sellers. Although 100% seller financing isn't recommended, sellers are financing up to 70% of the sale price to close deals.

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