October 21, 2020  
 
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Selling a Security Systems Dealers Business

There is a lot of confusion about the best way to sell a security systems dealers business these days. We'll tell you how to keep your sale and your future plans on track.

You need to get a good price for your security systems dealers business. To get there, you'll need to set realistic expectations and follow a deliberate selling strategy.
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The economy hasn't squashed the market for security systems dealers businesses. Like always, unprofitable and poorly positioned businesses struggle to find buyers while sellers who have invested time and effort to prepare their sale are being rewarded in the marketplace.

Preparing Your Security Systems Dealers Business for Sale

Like it or not, a good business sale takes time. Profitable security systems dealers business sales opportunities leverage a long-term strategy to increase the value of the business to buyers. Everything you do to increase market share and profitability has a payoff in the final sale price of your security systems dealers business. Additionally, you'll need time to compile financials and other information that buyers will expect to receive.

Seller Concessions

Seller concessions are becoming more commonplace in business-for-sale transactions. By far, seller financing is the most sought-after concession, especially in the current economic environment. Capital is scarce, causing new entrepreneurs to rely on sellers to finance at least part of the purchase price. Other common seller concessions include staying on the mentor the new owner, non-compete clauses, and working as a consultant to mitigate the impact of new ownership.

Sale Documents

In a security systems dealers 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.

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