BizBuySell Launches New BrokerWorks Features to Benefit Business Brokers Selling Online
Online business-for-sale marketplace enhances its BrokerWorks services to help brokers increase visibility and leads
San Francisco, CA - February 25, 2008 -- BizBuySell -- the Internet's largest marketplace for buying or selling a small business -- announced today that is has launched enhancements to its BrokerWorks service that make it easier for business brokers to list and sell businesses on the site.
These new features allow business brokers to more conveniently manage their online listings, track leads and enhance their presence on the new and improved BizBuySell Broker Directory, the largest business broker directory on the Internet.
For the first time, business brokers can ensure top visibility by using BrokerWorks Premium, a new product available to brokers. BrokerWorks Premium provides brokers with a variety of perks, including one Showcase Ad per month -- a $99 value and source of five times more leads than standard ads -- high placement in the new broker directory and an enhanced broker Web site.
BrokerWorks Premium members appear at the top of BizBuySell's broker directory during search results, and are likely to be the first links business buyers and sellers see when searching for a professional to help them with the process. Premium broker listings are also featured above business-for-sale search results when buyers search for businesses in a broker's state. With 700,000 buyers conducting over 1 million searches monthly at BizBuySell, this location is the highest trafficked spot on the site.
In addition, each business for sale listing from a BrokerWorks Premium member features the broker's company Web site link to help build recognition and credibility. The feature allows brokers to focus on specific listings they want to move faster and more heavily advertise businesses to buyers and sellers, which translate to faster deals and more businesses won.
"With BrokerWorks Premium, business brokers can list online with greater success than ever," says BizBuySell General Manager Mike Handelsman. "More than 90 percent of business brokers have used BizBuySell for their transactions, with access to BrokerWorks benefits including unparalleled exposure and access to comparables reports. Now they have the ability to build on those benefits and take their listings to the next level."
Improved Broker Directory
Also included in the new BrokerWorks features is BizBuySell's improved broker directory. The new directory features a brand new look and feel that allows business buyers and sellers to search for business brokers by both state and county without having to scroll through a lengthy list.
All brokers subscribed to BrokerWorks services also now have access to a new, personalized broker directory Web site they can log into and update at any time. Each personal Web site is professionally designed and features its broker's biography, photo and/or logo, expertise, current listings and more. Brokers can even include the link to their personal page on business cards and e-mails to further build reputation and increase visibility.
Convenient BrokerWorks Welcome Page
In addition to broker directory enhancements, BrokerWorks now includes a welcome page that makes it more convenient for brokers to manage listings and leads. The welcome page includes an activity feed section that provides brokers with daily account updates. The page also features a new e-mail leads inbox that gives users access to all leads within the BrokerWorks interface, eliminating the need to search through past e-mails and greatly decreasing the possibility of overlooking or deleting important leads.
BizBuySell is the Internet's largest business for sale marketplace. Since 1996, BizBuySell has offered tools that make it easy for business owners and brokers to sell a business, and potential buyers to find the business of their dreams. BizBuySell currently has an inventory of approximately businesses - spanning 80 countries - for sale at any one time and receives more than monthly visits. The site also features an extensive franchise directory as well as an easy-to-use business valuation tool. Please visit www.bizbuysell.com for more information.
BizBuySell was founded in 1996 and in 2012 became a division of CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ - CSGP) - commercial real estate's leading provider of information and analytic services. CoStar conducts expansive, ongoing research to produce and maintain the largest and most comprehensive database of commercial real estate information and offers a suite of online services enabling clients to analyze, interpret and gain unmatched insight on commercial property values, market conditions and current availabilities. For more information, visit www.costar.com.
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