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Young professional with commericial real estate experience interested in becoming a business broker.

Seeking to work or partner with an established business brokerage firm in the North Carolina area.

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Tidewater Associates
Premium Broker

Please advise if you have found a home yet, to begin your Business Broker Career. We are seeking to partner with an individual, to expand our operation, in your area. Please advise, if you would like to discuss further. Kind regards, Ken.

Jan 3, 2011
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Freedom Business Brokers
Orange County, CA

Welcome to the world of Business Brokerage. You will find it quite different and sometimes exciting
other times depressing while going thru the roller coster ride. The difference between the real estate sales and business ssales is that here we are selling air or fiction, in other words we are making castles in the air whereas in the real estate selling there are facts infront of your client. He sees literally the product that there are four walls and a floor and ceiling so the decision making is not as difficult as business selling or buying. This is your expertise that you make the business sales so real that the buyer assumes that he or she is looking at it even if literally not. Few times I described the business on the phone and the buyer said ,"write my offer", and I said you didn't see the business
as yet. And he said the way you have described I am seeing it. And he found later that the every fact that I told him was realistic and he could verify it and those things that were not there I made him prepared in advance that they will not be there so they will not get a shock when they find it as they are prepared for it. In other words keep the whole journey thru transaction pleasantly surprising.
Always remember that the beauty is in the eye of beholder. That criterion differs from person to person
yet the fact remains that you make it beautiful. This is your job. For example if there is any business that has many pitfalls and defects turn it into benefits for buyer as to how he can capitalize on this situation and can improve it using his abilities.
There is too much to cover which is beyond the scope of this message . But I have given you hints.
You take it from there . I hope you will find it rewarding and fulfiling career. Good Luck!!
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Nov 22, 2009
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Good luck with your pursuits. I suggest networking as much as possible to find the right opportunity for you. Go to and to find some quality professionals in your area. Meet with and interview numerous brokers before making a decision. Educate and train your self thru Business Brokerage Press, IBBA, CVBBA, etc... On The Job Training is best, offer to be an 'apprentice' and work to find sell-side opportunities, a "Finder", for part of the deal.

Nov 21, 2009
Habib Shah
Prudential Commercial Real Estate
Hamilton County, OH

Before you get into this business, look for the nich otherwise you will be another drop in the ocean. Go slow, start little grow big. Gas Station, Convenience Store is the potential for your success. While going to school for license, learn more about your product and the market place. Don't hesitate to ask me any question comes to your mind, does not matter how silly it looks to you, just ask. If you don't ask you will never learn. Sincerely, Habib Shah Broker in Ohio (email:

Sep 21, 2009