October 22, 2013
Report by Business Brokerage Press finds brokers more likely to use and to receive leads from BizBuySell.com over other small business listing sites.
San Francisco, CA - October 22, 2013 -- BizBuySell.com, the Internet's largest business-for-sale marketplace, is pleased to announce its top ranking in both usage and leads generated according to the Business Brokerage Press's 2013 Industry Survey. Business Brokerage Press provides products, services and resources aimed to support and equip the business brokerage industry. Their semi-annual survey questioned over 375 business brokers from across the nation.
According to respondents, BizBuySell.com is by far the most commonly used business-for-sale marketplace with 84 percent saying they list available businesses on the site. BizQuest.com was second with 67 percent of brokers using the site to list businesses. All other national listing exchanges were used by 50 percent or less of business brokers.
In addition to being the most commonly used, BizBuySell.com also generated the highest percentage of buyer responses. Brokers reported that BizBuySell.com accounted for 40 percent of the total buyer responses they receive from listing sites, up from 33 percent in 2011. BizQuest.com was the next leading site with 15% of buyer responses, while all others accounted for 8 percent or less.
"We are certainly excited and proud to continue to top the rankings and want to thank the business brokerage community for its high-regard," Curtis Kroeker, Group GM of BizBuySell.com and BizQuest.com, said. "The BizBuySell team works with business brokers on a regular basis to ensure the site is and will continue to be the leading online tool to help brokers successfully match buyers and sellers."
When asked to rate each business listing site based on ease of use and overall service provided, 86 percent of users listed BizBuySell.com as either "good" or "excellent." Seventy-eight percent answered the same regarding BizQuest.com in 2013.
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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