October 27, 2020  
 
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Selling a Plasters and Plastering Materials Business

Many business leaders say that now isn't the time to try to sell a plasters and plastering materials business. At Gaebler, we think it's a great time to sell a plasters and plastering materials business. Here's why . . ..

The plasters and plastering materials business-for-sale marketplace is a nuanced environment, full of pitfalls for sellers who aren't prepared for its demands.
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Many plasters and plastering materials business sellers fail to receive fair market value for their businesses. With the right strategy, your sale doesn't have to end that way.

Average Timeframes

Hoping for a quick plasters and plastering materials business sale? You may be disappointed. Although asking price and other factors contribute to sale time, it's difficult to predict how long your business will be on the market before you locate the right buyer. Before you can list your plasters and plastering materials business, you'll need to invest as much as a year in preparing it for prospective buyers. Once your business is ready for the marketplace, it could take an additional six months to a year to locate the right buyer.

How to Skillfully Address Buyer Concerns

Buyers can present challenges, especially during the due diligence stage. The questions plasters and plastering materials business ask during due diligence are designed to alleviate their concerns about the business and should be promptly addressed by the seller. Avoid answering buyer concerns with vague generalities. Instead, be as specific as possible, even if it means doing additional research before offering a response. Refer to the Letter of Intent to determine how to wrap up due diligence and move the buyer on to closing.

Post-Sale Details

Due diligence has ended and you're ready to close on the sale of your plasters and plastering materials business. All that stands between you and the sale proceeds is a few signatures, right? Not so fast. The transition to the new owner, the distribution of sale proceeds and other issues can weigh heavily on sellers. You, your employees and the buyer all have a stake in making sure the sale ends as smoothly as possible. If possible, work with the buyer to create a transition strategy that minimizes the impact on the business and your workforce.

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