Case Study: Selling a Small Business
In a previous blog titled “What Is A Business Worth?” I laid out five key factors to use in determining a sales price. In the following case study, I will demonstrate how these factors were considered to market and sell the business successfully. 1. Market Value of the Assets 2. Competitive Advantage 3. Goodwill of […]
A Guide to Hunting Land Investment (Part 1)
The Two Fundamentals Needed to Decide What Hunting Land to Buy 1. Properly Assess Your Goals 2. Select an Experienced Hunting Land Realtor For hunters and land stewards alike, there is nothing better than hunting and managing the land you own. Maybe you’ve participated in private hunting leases and know the heartbreak of losing the […]
What Will the Capital Gains Tax Rate Be in 2021?
Why It Might Be Time to Sell Your Commercial Real Estate Before December 31, 2020 While the presidential election results are yet to be certified, it seems the next United States president will be Joe Biden as of his inauguration date of January 20, 2021. With a new President comes a new administration, and, perhaps, […]
5 Steps to Protect Confidentiality When Selling a Business
When most people are selling a business, a looming question is “How can I sell my business confidentially?” There are many reasons confidentiality is vital, and below are some of the strategies we use to protect our clients. 1. Protecting Confidentiality 2. Marketing with Blind Ads 3. Response Systems 4. Screening Processes and NDA’s 4. […]
What Are the Tax Considerations When Buying or Selling a Business?: 4 Things You Need to Know
When most people decide to sell a business, their first question is often, “How much can I sell the business for?” While that is an important question, an equally important query is, “What are the tax considerations if I sold my business?” Here are four things you need to know. 1. Understanding the Legal Entity […]
What is a Business Worth?: 5 Things to Consider
Next to the decision to buy or sell a business, this is the toughest and sometimes the most emotional question: What is a business worth? There are five things to consider in valuating a business: 1. The Market Value of the Assets 2. Competitive Advantages of the Product or Service 3. The Goodwill of the […]
How to sell a small business and for how much?
Are You a Small Business Owner? If the answer is yes, then you are part of an important group. You and your fellow owners account for roughly: 60-65 % of the US GDP 60% of US employment 75-80% of all new job creations. You are darn important!!! One of the toughest aspects […]
4 Qualities to Look For In a Commercial Real Estate Brokerage
Choosing a commercial real estate brokerage can be a daunting task. But according to our founders, the four qualities they find most vital to success for clients are technology, research capabilities, customer service, and community relationships. Learn About Our Commercial Brokerage Services Marketing Technology Seeking a firm that not only understands but consistently implements new […]
Technology Tools to Understand Your Market & Find Tenants
Real estate is space for people to work, live, shop, and store things in. It is imperative for retail real estate professionals to be aware of the population, households, income, and jobs for their designated market. Gary Ralston, CCIM, SIOR, SRS, CPM, CRE, CLS, CDP, CRX, FRICS, managing partner & broker for SVN Saunders Ralston […]
Strongest Markets for Commercial Real Estate for 2014
Fred Schmidt, COO of Coldwell Banker Commercial, talks on Fox Business News about the state of the commercial real estate market. This is an informative short market report about the four commercial real estate sectors. Surprisingly, online retailers are driving brick and mortar construction! Find out why.
“7 Retail Trends” in Commercial Investment Magazine
You can find “7 Retail Trends to Watch” in the current issue of Commercial Investment Real Estate (CIRE) Magazine, the monthly publication for Certified Commercial Investment Members (CCIM). Founding partner Gary Ralston contributed these trends for the September/October issue of the magazine. What’s Next? 7 Retail Trends to Watch The Internet’s Other Impact. Online sales are […]
Meeting Slides: Gary Ralston for CCIM of West Central Florida
On April 10, 2013, Managing Partner Gary Ralston, CCIM, SIOR joined distinguished panelists to address a joint CCIM/ALC meeting educating commercial brokers about development projects and entities throughout West Central Florida. Gary’s presentation was on current and upcoming development projects in Polk County, including Streamsong® Resort, Florida Polytechnic University, the Lakeland medical corridor, CSX Integrated […]