YOUR COMMERCIAL PROPERTY SPECIALISTS
We will save you time, money and frustration and secure you a property that will maximise your overall returns
Finding the right commercial property for your business or next investment is vital.
When you work with us you’ll get access to the best properties on the market as well as exclusive off-market opportunities – only available through our network of industry specialists.
We buy commercial property for clients in a range of sectors including medical, professional services and industrial.
Whether you are buying premises for your business or making your next investment decision there is a range of factors to consider.
For your own premises: location, floor plans, local demographics to match your market, proximity to competitors and client needs to name a few.
For an investment: managing risk, yield, tenancy arrangements, and long-term capital growth forecasts are vital.
At Brisbane Buyers Agency our comprehensive Risk Profiling Service ensures you will make a smart buy that meets your goals. Our service involves extensive due diligence and research and liaison with trusted advisors like town planners and specialist valuers so you secure a property that ticks all of your boxes and maximises your overall returns.
The Dynamics of Commercial Property Are Different
The dynamics of buying commercial property are different and it’s important to consider your specific needs, supply and demand, yield, and development outcomes so you can make the best decision for your business or investment.
When you choose the right commercial property you have the opportunity to boost your income and diversify your investment portfolio.
The key is to have a clear goal and to understand the dynamics specific to your situation so you make the smartest decision possible.
Factors to Consider For Your Next Investment
How can I prevent my employees, my customers and my vendors from knowing I’m selling?
Confidentiality is, perhaps, the most critical issue for a business broker. Virtually every business seller doesn’t want his employees, customers or vendors to know that his business is for sale. We are very aware of this fact and in every step that we take we emphasize confidentiality.
How long will it take to sell my business?
There is a great deal of variation in the time frame, but, if we had to pick an average time, eight to nine months may be close. While this may sound like a long time, all of the facets of selling a company, including listing the business, finding buyers, interviewing buyers, writing contracts, due diligence and finally the closing process are all time consuming.
I have a long-term lease with my landlord. Am I going to be able to transfer that?
Transfer of the lease is crucial to the success of the transaction. It will be almost impossible to consummate a deal unless the lease can be transferred. Leases will have a clause that defines the landlord’s rights regarding transfer. Frequently the seller will be required to remain as a guarantor of the lease and often there may be a charge by the landlord for the transfer.
I’ve taken cash out of my company and not recorded it. How does this impact the value of my business?
This is a difficult one, it is very, very difficult to prove to a prospective buyer that you have earned income that has not been reported. The only suggestion here is if you are not reporting income stop right now and maintain accurate records including all income.
What’s selling my business going to cost?
We have no upfront fees. We will analyze your company and go through the entire process with no cost to you. Your only obligation is when we find a buyer for your business. We traditionally receive our payment at closing.
I own the property where my business is located, do I have to sell that as well?
This can be handled in many ways. Often the property is sold as a separate listing. However, the company owner will frequently retain the property, obtain a long term lease and earn an ongoing cash flow stream. Also, the property can aid a buyer’s ability to finance the business.
I keep cash, inventory, and receivables, what generally happens to those items?
Most small businesses are sold with the seller retaining cash and accounts receivable. A working level of inventory is generally granted to the new owner.
I owe a lot of money for various items that my business acquired over the years. What happens to that debt?
Most often, the company is sold free of all debt. This means that the former owner will be responsible for accounts payable as well as all long-term debt.
What records are you going to need from me to sell my business?
The lack of good business records is the single most common reason for a business sales deal to fall apart. We can’t emphasize enough the importance of maintaining good books and records before selling. This includes accurate financial statements, cash register receipts or whatever records are necessary to prove income and expenses. Of course, current tax returns are a must. However, we are used to selling businesses that may have less than adequate records.
How far in advance should I start planning my exit strategy?
Today, no later. Even if you think you are not ready to sell your company right now you can’t start preparing too early. One of our experienced agents will be more than happy to meet with you to help you to start thinking about your exit strategy.
Do I need a solicitor and an accountant to sell my bsuiness?
Buying or selling a company can be a complicated venture. While some companies are sold without the help of accountants and attorneys, we strongly recommend that both the buyer and seller engage professionals.
Why Engage Brisbane Buyers Agency?
When you work with us you will access a highly skilled and experienced team including buyers’ agents, specialist valuers, town planners and fit-out consultants relevant to the asset class you are investing in.
When you work with us we’ll manage the process and keep you in the loop each step of the way from initial research and due diligence through to inspections, valuations, and negotiations with agents.
You will receive access to off-market opportunities as well as the listed properties that meet your specific brief.
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Every step in our process will save you time, money and frustration and ensure you’re making a smart decision on your next commercial property purchase.
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