How to sell your business

Agents spend their whole careers telling vendors and landlords why they will be able to achieve a better sale price or a higher rent than they could achieve themselves. Then, at the end of their career, they try to sell their own business. I am constantly amazed by this and during the twenty-five years that…

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Some businesses sell for more than Ten times profit others sell for less than one. This course will show you how to increase the value of your business. Regardless of whether you are planning to sell in six months’ time or ten years’ time, the actions that you take between now and then will have…

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LET US HELP TO ENSURE THAT YOU GET THE BEST PRICE We have sold over 200 estate agency and lettings businesses in the last 5 years and we have unrivalled experience in the sector. We can help you to achieve the best price by: Ensuring that your marketing pack and profit figures are properly prepared Using our…

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“I have sold hundreds of lettings businesses over the last twenty-five years.” Based on this experience, these are the mistakes that you need to avoid at all costs… 1. Responding to a direct approach. What would you say to a homeowner who told you that they had agreed to sell their house to a member…

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What do you need to know if you are considering selling your sales or lettings business? Here’s ten top tips to think about… 1. Prepare in good time   The actions you take in the 12 to 18 months prior to your sale can have a huge impact on the price you eventually achieve. Improving the…

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There have been a lot of stories in the trade press recently about the extraordinary prices that are being achieved for estate agency and letting businesses.  One letting business has just sold for twenty-six times its profit!  Another single office letting business sold for over £5 million!  These prices truly are extraordinary but unfortunately there is…

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Take your capital gains while you can

The government has spent £300 billion so far trying to fight Covid-19 and there is no doubt that at some point in the near future, they will need to raise taxes in order to balance the books. The Conservative Government made manifesto commitments not to raise income tax, national insurance or VAT and they will…

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The government has spent £300 billion so far trying to fight Covid-19 and there is no doubt that at some point in the near future, they will need to raise taxes in order to balance the books. The Conservative Government made manifesto commitments not to raise income tax, national insurance or VAT and they will…

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I was very sorry to hear that Andrew Grant in the Midlands had gone into administration. It seems a sad end for a business that has been trading for almost fifty years, but I fear that it will not be the last business casualty of Covid-19. Most letting businesses have performed well during the lockdown,…

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