Sell a Business
Why Sell a Business with Murphy
Our affiliations with National and International Business Brokerage and Merger & Acquisition associations guarantee you that we adhere to the highest professional standards when helping you sell a business. And, as a client, these networks enable the Murphy business brokers to provide you with access to the broadest number of qualified, potential buyers – something you just can’t get with many neighborhood real estate and business sales firms. Instead of having access to your own local market, we connect you worldwide.
Benefits of Selling a Business with Murphy
Since we specialize only in the sale of businesses, you won’t find more knowledgeable business brokers anywhere. We use the same care in finding a qualified buyer for your business that we would if we were selling our own, since we have all been successful business owners and/or managers prior to joining the firm. Selling a business with an experienced business broker can help minimize sale time.
We can prepare a professional valuation of your business to determine its fair market value and ensure that it’s priced appropriately, normally allowing us to sell a business faster.
We also create a complete Offering Portfolio that provides more information about your business than what appears in a typical one-page MLS form used by most business brokers. We include the type of detailed information that a registered, qualified buyer will want to know to help them make a decision. Our experience is that this unique Murphy Business service helps us sell a business faster and for more money. Spending more time and attention preparing the sale results in a smoother sale when selling the business.
We design a custom plan to promote your business to likely buyers. This may include targeted marketing, direct mail, consumer and/or trade advertising, etc. as appropriate.
We directly market your business through our global networks and on multiple web sites. This means that you have hundreds of offices and thousands of business brokers working with us to find just the right buyer.
We understand the importance of maintaining confidentiality, so information about your business is shared with potential buyers in stages only as their level of interest heightens. We do not disclose confidential information without a signed Confidentiality Agreement and work toward full disclosure with either an Offer to Purchase or a Letter of Intent.
We will use our banking contacts to assist the buyer in arranging financing. This includes traditional financing or SBA small business loans. By doing this we can also help to minimize the amount of seller financing, if any, needed.
Listing your business is only the first step in selling a business. We’ll be with you to guide and assist throughout the entire process including the closing.