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We are looking for a gas station in the Orlando area with a car wash and room for a deli.

We have had contact with several agents that have been negative toward new comers in this indeustry, how do you get into the industry having to deal with agents/owners that try to price you out and/or don't want to sell you there station because you don't have gas station experience? How smart is that? We are relocating to the Orlando area this summer. We would be new to gas station ownership but not new to business. Throughout the years I have owned and operated a limousine business, a cleaning business, a construction contracting business, a clothing business, and a lingerie/adult movie business.

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Try a deli and/or diner. It's hard work, but good rewards and fun. Plus in the right area it is an excellent investment that will grow. And you can do this anywhere there are people. We doesn't like to eat great food? Also, know of 2 possible locations in Florida under a different name that may be available together or separate.

Nov 8, 2009
Richard Parker (Richie)
Diomo Corporation
Business Buyer Advisor and Consultant
Broward County, FL

Dear Tim,

I understand your frustration. Quite frankly, I find it disturbing as well. While I do not intend to defend the brokers/sekllers you've encountered, the only point i can say on their behalf is gas stations/c-stores generally attract a large pool of buyers, many unqualified amongst them. However; that should never stop the brokers/sellers because the ideal buyer could be the next caller (i.e you). Based on your business experience alone, i am confident you will excel as a gas station owner, which is not rocket science.

My recommendation to you is to upgrade your knowledge of the gas station business so that that when you contact a seller/broker you can immediately tell them: "I have owned 5 successful businesses, I have done extensive research on the gas station industry, I understand it very well and I am ready to buy one right away." This will get their attention. Now, the big issue is upgrading your knowledge. To do so, visit our website where you will find some excellent articles on buying a gas station and you can also purchase our complte guide to buying one. After you've read through it, you'll be a gas station buying-expert!

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May 15, 2009