The economy isn't the only thing that is uncertain these days. So are Messianic church buyers, many of whom are waiting to pull the trigger on their next acquisition.
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If you're ready to move on, now is the right time to sell your Messianic church.
The pre-sale checklist for a Messianic church is long and is full of critical tasks that will likely determine the success (or failure) of your sale. Perhaps the most important pre-sale consideration is to right-size your expectations to the realities of the market. After you have consulted with a business broker to right size your expectations, you'll need to add several items to your checklist, including financial statement preparation, pre-sale appraisals, financial planning, market positioning and other tasks designed to communicate value to prospective buyers.
How to Skillfully Address Buyer Concerns
Business sellers sometimes struggle to maintain a positive attitude when dealing with buyers. It's completely normal for Messianic church sellers to be asked pointed questions during due diligence. Avoid answering buyer concerns with vague generalities. Instead, be as specific as possible, even if it means doing additional research before offering a response. If due diligence drags on too long, your broker may need to intervene.
We run into a lot of Messianic church sellers who intend to wait until the final contract to negotiate details. Big mistake. With few exceptions, sale structure is hammered out early, in the Letter of Intent . 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.
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