Most business sellers are interested in disposing of their businesses as quickly as possible. But that's not how a Seventh Day Adventist church sale works.
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Many business owners don't know that Seventh Day Adventist churches are still a hot commodity, to the extent that sellers have properly prepared them for the marketplace.
Professional appraisers can use three methods to determine the value ofa Seventh Day Adventist church: The income method, the asset method and the market method. Appraisals based on the asset method gauge value as a factor of the company's real property and non-tangible assets; appraisals based on the income method consider the business's anticipated revenue. Using recent Seventh Day Adventist church sales as its foundation, the market method factors market conditions into the valuation process. A good appraiser will often use multiple valuation methods to arrive at a reasonable estimate. Sellers should take note of the fact that all three valuation methods reward businesses that takes steps to increase assets and income.
Sale Preparation Timeframes
There are no effective shortcuts for selling a Seventh Day Adventist church. Since buyers prefer to see evidence of future cash flow, you'll want to to strategically lock in cash flows and increase profits before you list the business. Next, the business will need to be documented in professional financial statements and manuals that facilitate the ownership transition. At a minimum, plan on spending six months preparing your Seventh Day Adventist church for the marketplace. However, to command the highest price, you'll probably need to spend one to two years preparing and positioning your business for buyers.
Every business seller dreams of a fast sale and a fat payday. However, no one told the marketplace about your expectations. The outcome of your sale will be determined by market forces - not by your personal circumstances or desires. Sometimes, sellers need to readjust their expectations to accommodate market realties. If buyers don't seem to be willing to meet your expectations, consult with your broker to modify your strategy and market approach.
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