One of the clear distinctions between ourselves and other business agents is that we do not charge upfront fees. In certain cases this may be applicable but 99% of the time it is not required to pay us any fees unless the business is sold. When we go out to see business owners in Essex that are considering selling and looking for a valuation we ask whether the business has been on the market previously or is currently on with another agent. We are amazed at the number of times business owners have paid not just upfront fees but large upfront fees just to list a business for sale. In some cases there are no issues but in other cases there may be little interest in the business from potential buyers and the vendors feel that the agent is not doing their job properly and arranging viewings of the business. It may be the case that the agent has little incentive as they have already received a large upfront fee and therefore if it doesn’t sell they have already earned money just for listing the business for sale.
If you are considering selling your business, you should not pay large upfront fees to any agent! Give us a call or send us an email to enquire about our services and how we may be able to help sell your business and not pay us any money until the deal completes!