Resources for Entrepreneurs

Exit Planning Tips

Selling a HVAC Equipment and Supplies Dealership

A good business is about more than dollars and sense. To make your HVAC equipment and supplies dealership what it is today, you've had to fully invest yourself in its success. But the hard work isn't done yet. Before you can make a graceful exit, you will have to invest yourself in your business sale.

Most entrepreneurs have the skills and stamina to endure and prosper during the sale ofa HVAC equipment and supplies dealership.

HVAC Equipment and Supplies Dealership

The business-for-sale market is extremely dynamic. That's why we think it's important for HVAC equipment and supplies dealership owners to know that it's possible to sell a business in any economy. To improve sale outcomes, you will simply need to tailor your HVAC equipment and supplies dealership to today's buyers.

Selling a HVAC Equipment & Supplies Dealership to an Employee

Although it may seem easier to sell your HVAC equipment and supplies dealership to an employee, this approach also has some pitfalls. There are some perks to selling the business in-house. If you need to sell quickly, the timeframe is condensed in an employee sale because you don't need to track down a buyer. But in many cases, employees expect to get a deal from their employer based on their years of service to the company. Seller financing is one way to get around the capital deficit of an employee-based HVAC equipment and supplies dealership sale, as long as you are willing to vet the employee's credit worthiness the same as any other buyer.

Average Timeframes

Hoping for a quick HVAC equipment and supplies dealership sale? You may be disappointed. Unfortunately, there are no hard and fast rules about the length of time your business will be on the market. Pricing plays a role in sale length, but there are no guarantees that a fairly priced business will sell quickly. Before you can list your HVAC equipment and supplies dealership, you'll need to invest as much as a year in preparing it for prospective buyers. Even though it's conceivable that an attractive opportunity could sell in weeks, an immediate flood of offers could indicate that the business is underpriced.

Signs You're in Over Your Head

The HVAC equipment and supplies dealership-for-sale marketplace is a mixed bag of brokered sales and solo efforts. Although there are exceptions, solo sales typically take longer and are less productive than brokered sales. As a rule, no business should sit on the market for more than six months without attracting the interest of at least a handful of qualified buyers. Lack of buyer enthusiasm or persistence indicates that something is wrong. The remedy is professional brokerage or a consultation with more experienced sellers.

Have Friends Who Might Like This Article?

Tweet via @gaeblerdotcom Share this on Twitter

Let them know on LinkedIn

Ready to Learn More? We Think You Might Like These Articles:


Additional Resources for Entrepreneurs

Lists of Venture Capital and Private Equity Firms

Franchise Opportunities

Contributors

Business Glossary