A valuation is a snapshot of the Business at an instant in time.
Many factors come in to play in the valuation of a business including but not limited to the following factors: cash flow projections, assets to be transferred, liabilities to be assumed, stability of the business, competition, market changes, financing, licensing, business location and ease of entry into the market.
Our most frequent use of valuation is to prepare the sellers for marketing their business. Under pure appraisal guidelines we would be considered biased,
if we are to be the marketing agent for the business. The seller's option is to hire another business appraiser for a second opinion.
Many business appraisers do not sell businesses, they only do valuations.
We believe that our experience presents a more realistic valuation of the business based not only on our past transactions, but also upon the transactions of our colleagues.
This limited confidentiality will prevent disclosure that the seller will accept a price less than the asking or listed price, that the buyer will pay a price greater than the price submitted in a written offer, of the motivation of any party for selling or buying property, that a seller or buyer will agree to financing terms other than those offered, or of any other information re-quested by a party to remain confidential.
Because of our transaction broker status, we believe we can be unbiased in our valuation to market the business. Our brokerage does not attempt to take listings, we attempt to find marketable and therefore saleable businesses. For valuations that do not include marketing the business, we act as independent parties.