1. How much experience do we have?
As the name behind Adam J Walker & Associates, I have a 35-year-long career as an estate agent and business consultant, which has included advising some of the largest and most successful letting agencies in the UK. This invaluable experience is what has enabled me, with the support of my 7-strong team, to successfully sell letting agencies collectively worth over £140 million in the last 6 years alone. It’s why we’re so comfortable working on a ‘no sale, no fee’ basis — if we can’t sell your letting agency, you don’t pay us a penny.
2. How can we get you the highest price?
It starts with an accurate valuation of your business, so you don’t go to the market at too high a price and end up getting less than you deserve. Next comes our comprehensive marketing package to present your business in the best possible light.
We won’t plaster your sale all over the internet, putting your letting agency at risk of having its staff and landlords poached and reducing its value. Instead, we’ll approach a diverse selection of carefully vetted, qualified buyers built up over many years. We don’t push you to accept the first offer that comes in, we’ll drive up the price by stimulating a competitive but fair bidding process.
3. How do we maintain confidentiality?
Before prospective buyers get any details about your business they always sign a non-disclosure agreement to ensure your sale remains confidential. Most of our buyers are firms that we have dealt with before that we know and trust.
4. How do we ensure a smooth, trouble-free sales process?
There is a lot that can go wrong after a sale is agreed. With decades of experience we can navigate you through the many pitfalls and provide access to the expertise of our panel of solicitors and due diligence experts to ensure your sale goes through first time.
5. How do we keep your sales taxes to a minimum?
The way your sale is structured can have a huge impact on the amount of tax that you pay. We have considerable expertise in structuring sales in the most tax-efficient way.
6. How do we smoothly transition your agency to its next owner?
Having thoroughly vetted our prospective buyers and often having close working relationships with them, we can ensure your staff’s jobs are protected, your clients are treated respectfully and that you have a secure contract of employment if you want one.