Selling a cafe – step by step

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Selling your Salon
a step-by-step guide

Oliver Funnell, Head of Business Valuations

Want to sell your Cafe? Buyers are always looking - we already have many on file. Contact us with your business details for an appraisal of your sale prospects.

Start here with a free consultation and valuation

Steps for selling your Salon

Cafes, Tea-Rooms and Restaurants are some of the most popular types of businesses for buyers and sellers.

The loyalty you've earned with regular clients and the work you've put in to create your cafe will be important to a prospective buyer, so we'll want to know about those things as well as the obvious things like location, footfall, and value of equipment and property.

We'll give you an honest and realistic valuation, based on the same factors that a buyer's bank will want to consider.

Contact us with your details (using the form opposite).We'll call you for basic business information, and arrange a proper appraisal and valuation of your business.

For smaller businesses there is no charge for this service.

Before we begin to market your business we will agree with you on a proper and realistic value for your business - one that we honestly feel we will be able to achieve.

Sadly, less ethical agents make a habit of giving inflated valuations just to sign up clients, and collect big upfront fees.

We don't operate that way. Our appraisals are realistic, based on the facts and figures that any buyer will demand. Our sign-up fees are modest. There are no 'add-on' fees.

We make our profit when your sale goes through, so we share your motivation for a good and timely outcome.

Our contract with you is simply written and straightforward. It fits on one sheet of paper. There's no small print.

It appoints us as your sole agent for a given period, usually six months. If a buyer is found in that period, you agree to pay us a percentage of the sale value as commission, when the sale is completed.

Our promotion is done through our state of the art digital platform, matching thousands of buyers with sellers.

We promote your extensively to our own database, through the regular 'Business for Sale' channels and websites, and with social media.

All brochures, colour photography and advertising included in our initial fee.

Once we've started marketing your business, you'll want to know how it's going.

We provide regular updates on our actions, and on the level of interest and response we get. You'll also be made to feel welcome if you want to call us and check.

Just like a house sale, the final details can become frustratingly slow.

We'll do everything we can to predict what questions might come up from the solicitors or lenders, or landlord, or accountant. We'll ask you for documentation in advance if we think it might be needed. We'll also call the lawyers if they start to drag their feet.

Only on completion, when the solicitors release your funds, is our commission paid. By that time, we hope you'll be enjoying a quiet celebration