I truly can not believe that we closed on the sale of my production
company today - only three months after listing the business!! I had
listed my business with a smaller broker for over a year and a half with
no offers, and you were able to bring two to the table within weeks of
listing. Simply amazing!! Your huge network of buyers really paid off.
Not only were both offers well qualified, but they were great fits for
the business. Perhaps my greatest compliment to you and your team was
your tremendous support you provided during the process. Since I live
out of state, my ability to respond to questions was limited, and you
were able to work around my difficulties and get to a close with
incredible efficiency. I was somewhat hesitant to work with a broker
representing both parties, but you did a fantastic job supporting the
best interests of both sides. This has truly been one of the smoothest
business transactions I have ever been a part of, and I attribute its
success to your business knowledge and experience as well as your
thorough communications and personal dedication to everyone involved. On
a closing note, you have done a great job grooming your support staff in
your shadow. Their knowledge, attention to detail, communication skills
and overall friendliness made the process painless. I have already told
three other possible business sellers about you in the past few weeks,
and I am sure there will be more referrals coming your way. If you ever
want to have a prospect give me a call to discuss my experience with
Sunbelt, I would be happy to do so.
Carolyn R. Alexander
President, Infinity Video Productions
After running our successful business for nine years we decided it was time to sell. This created an unusual situation because the industry is not that well known and a lot of the value was in the materials that we used to run the business. Joan got to work and studied the industry and the competition before putting together a solid marketing plan for us. We were able to find a buyer at full price and closed in three weeks from the offer date. Joan guided us through every phase of the transaction and was a great help to us through this important transition in our lives.
Palo Alto California
Joan has helped me purchase two businesses and sell one over the last four years, and my experience has been very positive. Joan and her staff were great about helping me figure out the type of business that would fit best with my skills, goals, and interests, and I ended up buying a business that far surpassed my goals and expectations. She also helped me sell the same business 3 1/2 years later, and we ended up selling it to a small private equity group that was in contact with one of her agents at the agreed upon price point. Joan and her staff are very detailed oriented, and their years of experience helped me through the somewhat complex and involved process of buying and selling a business.
We interviewed three brokers before we made a final decision of whom to use. We were very glad that we choose Joan Young, Broker, CBI®, CBB®, of Sunbelt. She presented herself professionally and had a very clear and thorough presentation on the steps to take my business to market. Since we hadn’t sold a business before, she didn’t assume we knew anything and didn’t leave anything to chance.
Since Sunbelt had so many buyers in their database, we had a buyer and offer within two weeks of listing the business. That buyer ended up not getting to the closing table, but we did get two other offers presented, and we chose the best buyer and offer. We closed the sale in less than four months from when we signed up. We appreciate all the hard work Joan did and have referred her to others since our closing.
Joe and Terry Sweeney
Dream Dinners of Los Gatos
I started this business from scratch and am pretty proud of what I have done. Joan had been sending me letters and cards for over a year. The time finally was right to sell, and I knew whom to call. I liked the fact that Sunbelt is the largest Business Brokerage firm, and their web page was impressive, and I knew after I met Joan that we would work well together. She made the process as painless as it can be.
Joan assured me she could sell this business in a short period of time, and she did. Joan brought me two good offers, and I chose the guy that I knew would get the job done. Joan wasn’t kidding… we closed within three months from signing up with Sunbelt. I was able to get what I wanted for the business, and the buyer is doing very well growing the company beyond what I could ever do myself.
Thanks for your help. It is greatly appreciated.
When I decided to sell my business, I was concerned that my key employees and customers would hear that it was for sale. I was impressed with Sunbelt’s system for protecting confidentiality of the sale. I also appreciated the accessibility and detailed work Joan Young, Broker, CBI®, CBB®, did for us.
Allied Lock & Key
You guys at Sunbelt do the best offering package of any brokerage group that I have seen. It’s complete, well-written, and it gives buyers the full picture of my business. I think it helped to get the price we wanted and to close in such a short period of time.
Joan found the perfect buyer for my company. I couldn’t have asked for a better match.
BLR Sign Systems
Joan Young, Broker, CBI®, CBB®, I wanted to write you a quick note to let you know how impressed I was with the way you handled the sale of my business last summer.
Having been through this process a number of times, I know how complicated and involved executing this type of transaction can be. Throughout the process, you were always there. I never doubted you were working very hard behind the scenes to secure a buyer and get financing lined up for them, all the while keeping on top of all the countless small but important details that have to fall into place. It was great that you just took care of things, allowing me to continue to run the business without much interruption. The fact you had a well qualified buyer in place within 30 days was amazing. I know you interviewed and talked to dozens, but you stayed very focused on viable, qualified buyers, helping us get full price in record time.
You are a consummate professional, and it was a pleasure to work with you. When the time comes, I will not hesitate to call you to assist me in pursuing my next venture in the wonderful world business ownership.
I wanted to thank not only Joan for helping me find the best business but also her assistant. They work as a team, and when Joan’s tied up, her assistant always had answers for me. It’s like having two people working to help you find a business. We appreciate it! Thanks for not letting us get into the food business in Santa Cruz.
Russ and Pat Lee
Awards to the Wise
My wife and I wanted to personally thank you for your all your help in selling our company. When you work so hard to build up your business over the years, you want to be very careful in choosing the "right" person to assist in the sale of something so near and dear to your heart. From our initial interview, help with the appraisal process, putting together the marketing plan, your screening and qualifying the eventual buyer, having your years of experience during escrow provided us with steadfast assurance that the deal stayed on track and actually closed many months ahead of what was expected...you and your company delivered during these challenging times and were the absolute "right" fit to help with the sale. Reflecting back on the entire transaction, we are certain that without your insight and expertise, our business would not have sold! Again, Sunbelt Business Advisors was a blessing to us and we are truly grateful (and have even referred you to another friend and a perfect stranger who are looking to sell their businesses in the near future).
Dave and Tracey Wayda
Owners of Shaffer Paving, Lake Tahoe, CA.