November 25, 2020  
 
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Selling a Homeowners' and Renters' Insurance Business

No one said selling your business in a depressed economy would be easy. Fortunately, a homeowners' and renters' insurance business sale isn't as scary as it seems.

When it comes to selling a homeowners' and renters' insurance business, there are no shortcuts to success.
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Fortunately for sellers, forward-thinking entrepreneurs continue to be attracted to homeowners' and renters' insurance businesses that exhibit strong financials and potential for future growth.

Sale Documents

In a homeowners' and renters' insurance business sale, the Letter of Intent contains the vital elements of the deal between the buyer and the seller . If you are seeking buyer concessions, the time to address them is before the Letter of Intent is drafted. For sellers, that makes a close review of the Letter of Intent more than a formality - it's a critical juncture on the path to closing.

Negotiation 101

It's critical to negotiate from a position of strength. More often than not, the person with the most knowledge will come out on top in a homeowners' and renters' insurance business negotiation. But great negotiation begins with knowing yourself. What is the realistic price range for your homeowners' and renters' insurance business? What is the minimum amount you're willing to settle on? Are you willing to offer seller financing or other concessions to close the deal? If you can't answer these questions, you're simply not ready to sit down at the negotiation table yet. If you aren't sure what you need, put negotiations on hold until you gain a clearer understanding of your own deal parameters.

Economic Considerations

When you sell a homeowners' and renters' insurance business, there are a number of variables you need to consider. Interest rates, spending, inflation, and other variables directly influence how long your homeowners' and renters' insurance business will be on the market as well as its sales price. But at Gaebler, we advise our business partners to look beyond simple economic data when determining whether it's the right time to sell a homeowners' and renters' insurance business. A much better approach is to focus on the factors that always attract buyers and investors. When it comes to selling a homeowners' and renters' insurance business, successful sales sales often boil down to the business itself - not the economy.

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