How Do I Sell My Landscaping Business?

Do you have a landscaping business that you are considering selling? If you do, you have a tremendous opportunity in front of you. There are plenty of potential buyers who would love to slide into a ready-made landscaping business. You just have to convince them that yours is the one they want. What’s the best way to do that?

Valuation

Your first step if you want to sell your landscaping business should be to enlist the services of a professional Business Broker with experience selling Landscaping Businesses. You may be wondering, “How can a professional Business Broker help me figure out how to price my landscaping business?”

A professional Business Broker can take into account the intangibles beyond your assets and your debts. They may be able to assess the value of repeat customers, the skill of your employees, of the neighborhoods your company has access to and has built relationships with. This can all add up to a big number that you can use to set the price when negotiating with buyers.  We sell Landscaping Businesses with annual net income (including owner's salary and benefits) of $200,000 to $4 Million.

Positioning

You want your business to be as clean as possible.  We will review your financial information to present it to buyers in a way that is designed to show your true owner's income including your perks and benefits.  Any way you position your business as unique and advantageous can work in your favor. If you have maintenance services and other services that require repeat business, rather than construction landscaping this is a benefit. In addition to you control specific areas and neighborhoods where you are the primary or only landscaper.  We'll want to bring out the positives of your business to let buyers know they need to buy your business, rather than buy another or start their own.

Let Synergy Business Brokers Be Your Landscaping Business Broker Today

All of this may sound daunting, but it doesn’t have to be, especially when you have a landscaping business sales expert like Synergy Business Brokers in your corner. We have specific experience and knowledge when it comes to selling landscaping businesses — knowledge you’ll need if you want to sell fast and get the best price.

Here are two brief case studies of Landscaping businesses we have sold:

Landscaping Business in Wealthy Area
(Ace Landscaping, Inc.) The seller wanted to retire and had previously hired another broker who was unable to get them the price that they were looking for. Through targeted marketing efforts, we were able to introduce multiple buyers including large scale Landscaping companies who were looking to expand. However the highest offer that was acceptable to the owner came from an individual from Pennsylvania that did not have experience in Landscaping but was interested in moving back to New York and buying a NY based business. We were able to secure bank financing in which the seller only provided 10% of the price in the form of seller financing and 90% of the price was paid at the closing with the bank providing 70% of the price and the buyer 20%.

Landscaping & Lawn Maintenance Business 
(John Bauso Landscaping, Inc.) As a result of our previous experience selling Landscaping businesses, this owner was confident in our ability to represent him in the sale of his business. We were able to introduce multiple buyers and to ultimately negotiate terms that worked for both buyer and seller. The seller will stay on after the sale and be paid a consulting fee with the amount of hours worked decreasing over time.

If you have a landscaping business in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts or elsewhere on the East Coast and beyond, get in touch with us for a private consultation. Call us now at 914-738-9350, email us at info@synergybb.com, or fill out our easy form and submit it online today.

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