What are Business Buyers Really Looking For?

The obvious answer is probably that most people are looking to buy a business that makes a lot of money. But the real answers may surprise you. Here is a list of just a few that buyers have mentioned:

•    Pride of ownership
•    A business that looks like fun to own and operate
•    Happy employees
•    Financial records that make sense
•    Good growth prospects
•    A well-known or popular business
•    A good track record
•    A great location
•    A seller who is willing to finance the sale
•    A reasonable price

Certainly, a buyer wants to make money when buying a business, but there is more involved, as the list above indicates. If you’re even thinking about selling, a visit with a business brokerage professional will pay big dividends by finding out what local business buyers are really looking for.