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need experienced broker specialized in selling unbranded gas station , in gila county , az ,

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John Oberg
Southwest Business Resources
Pima County, AZ

Hi! I am a business broker located in Tucson, AZ and a former gasoline station/convenience store owner. I'd love to talk to you about your business. I owned branded and unbranded stations for a number of years and frequently bought and sold units. Please give me a call at 520-331-3763.

Lea Marquez Peterson, MBA
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Jun 14, 2009
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The BAF Group LLC

Once again, I have to voice concern over stereotyping and bashing of Business Brokers, as a general group. We sold more Gas Stations in Maryland in 2004, than just about any other Broker in the State. We have since moved on to larger and more individualized campaigns, some of which are large and very sophisticated Company acquisitions and sales. We have experience to back up our knowledge of the marketplace, as well.

However, Mr. Schoenberg's comments cannot be discounted: There are a number of Brokers that fit his descriptions. ...Although I am uncertain what, "Ba Ba Ba," really means...

If you choose to go with a Broker, I would really suggest local representation. Getting someone from outside of the area would probably be more difficult, because someone that knows the local area and characteristics would be to your benefit, in this kind of business. There are other transactions where the Brokers' knowledge of a particular industry is more important than the local scene. But smaller, retail-oriented businesses usually benefit from someone who knows the neighborhood.

On the other hand, Mr. Shoenberg apparently charges nothing, from what his description entails. If working with a non-profit organization benefits you, then definitely call him. In fact, I would suggest you call him anyway; it may be perfect for your situation. There are many ways to accomplish most things, and you need to investigate all opportunities and compare the costs and benefits of each.

But please remember that sometimes, cheap is not always best. But more expensive does not always mean it is better, either. Look beyond cost, and really weigh everything that is being said.

Do not use a specific company's services, solely on the basis of one person's willingness to bash others, in an attempt to make his own company look better, by comparison. Our program is based on doing things well and better than our competition, certainly. We all do that. But we don't have to tear others down, to do it. We simply attempt to show people how much better we are, by example. We don't do expensive valuations that are largely boilerplate; we answer the phones every day of the week, and well into the evening; we counsel Sellers carefully about what our services entail, and what they need to do in order to best position their businesses for sale. As a result, 70% of our business comes from referrals of past Buyers and Sellers. Another, large portion comes from Attorneys and Accounting firms. We stand by the way we operate, and I believe have our history to show for it.

I am sorry we cannot help you, but I believe our distance would work against your best interests. Good luck.

May 22, 2009
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Advocacy Advantage Group, LLC
Lake County, IL

Hi John,

My partner and I are ex brokers, yes and we have seen it all. We started Advocacy Advantage Group, LLC (AAG) with only few things in mind. Truly help business owners sell their business without all the broker games which include nothing more than what you are already hearing, I have buyers for your business, Valuations (most are boiler plate) and Ba Ba Ba etc, most brokers list businesses on websites and wait for potential buyers to call or email, while charging you for doing nothing.

We are Full Service business advocates - which includes helping you every step of the way through the selling process as a Trusted Advisor, Problem Solver, Trainer, Sounding Board, Guiding Hand, Knowledge Base, Instiller of Confidence and Objective

To learn more call or email me and I would love to help you sell your business, without charging you commissions, valuations, listing agreements, hidden fees or any type of obligation, and of course with strict confidentiality.


Wes Schoenberg

May 22, 2009