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Welcome to First Choice Business Brokers - Seattle Metro

Buying or selling a business is an exciting experience. First Choice Business Brokers Seattle Metro is here to guide you through the process and to protect your best interests. We help sellers estimate the market value of their business using quantifiable data, and use industry leading strategies to maximize the selling potential. We combine the latest technologies, industry knowledge, and good old-fashion customer service to give our clients the best experience. Whether you're looking for your first business or selling your tenth, we can help. 

Since our founding in 1994, First Choice Business Brokers has grown to become one of the nation's most trusted business sales specialists. We have listed and managed the sale of over $8 billion in successful businesses. Our experts make the process easier for buyers and sellers alike. We're thrilled to begin offering our services to the PNW.

Each agent at First Choice Business Brokers brings extensive training and experience to each business sale. Our professional brokers come from a variety of backgrounds, including accounting, law, banking, real estate, and insurance. No matter what kind of business you are looking to buy or sell, you can trust that you will be in good hands.

Trusted Business Brokers

James Shin, an experienced Business Broker, and Brenda Ames, a successful Broker with nationwide presence decided to partner and open First Choice Business Brokers - Seattle Metro. This partnership brings decades of experience serving markets in California and Texas to the PNW. The greater Seattle area is where James spent the majority of his childhood and where he plans to retire. Their goal is to provide an unmatched level of service and to make a seemingly complex and intimidating process easy for their clients. 

 

Our Mission Statement

To provide the best business buying and selling experience through the use of technology, innovation, and customer service.  

 

Our Core Values

1. CLIENT OBSESSION - Exceed the client's needs and expectations. 

2. OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE - Set high standards and thrive to be the best.

3. INNOVATE TO SUCCEED - Evolve and grow through technology and learning.

4. EARN THE RIGHT - Prove we are the best through our actions. 

 

Why Choose a First Choice Business Broker in Seattle

 

1. We Discover Your True Value Proposition

Business owners want to know the actual value of their business. We leverage experts in your niche, use our proven valuation process, and determine the best price for your Seattle business.

2. Improve Your Business Valuation

Our experts help you tick the right boxes. Improving your business valuation makes a strong case for increasing the sale price. 

3. We Provide Specific Actionable Information

As your broker, we help you create actionable lists and targets that help you gather information and prepare your business to be attractive to a buyer. Being prepared will ensure you sell quickly and maximize value. 

4. We Assist You in Planning The Sale

FCBB Seattle experienced guidance will ensure a successful sale. We help you prepare by gathering data on buyers, your market value, and the Seattle market trends.

5. We Connect You With Interested Buyers

Finding the right people to buy your business is critical. Our specialists ensure that no stone is left unturned when finding the best buyers in the market. 

 

Preparing your business for sale includes being attractive to the best potential buyers. FCBB Seattle knows what your buyers are looking for. The sale of your business is far more complex than the sale of your home. In fact, in business transactions, organizing and preparing your business for sale is actually referred to as “positioning” your business. Not only do we help you position your business for sale, we also connect you with interested buyers.

 

6. We Maintain Due Diligence and Confidentiality

Before undertaking any sale process, we review all essential documents. As your partners, we run due diligence on your buyers before you commit to a sale. All your data and the buyers’ will be strictly confidential with us.

 

Importance of Hiring a Business Broker

1. Get Qualified Buyers

Your FCBB - Seattle broker will ensure that you attract suitable attention from the market. With a bird’s eye view,  our insights of the Seattle business landscape find the right people for you.

2. Find Accurate Valuation of a Business

We appraise your business accurately using hundreds of data points.  Our expertise in valuation is 40 years in the making, using a  combination of the most successful valuation tools.

3. Maintain Strict Confidentiality

We understand how sensitive the sale of a business can be for all parties involved. Our strict due process protects you and your business from unqualified buyers. We maintain strict confidentiality for all our clients and their contacts during the sale.

4. Assistance With Negotiations

During the process of negotiations, we leverage your business to maximize the sale. Our professional specialists, lawyers, accountants, bankers, and insurance brokers make negotiations and transactions successful.

5. Handle Questions During the Process

As a business owner, you might not have all the required information about current market trends. Your attention is on running a profitable business, as it should be. Leave it to us to focus on questions related to things outside of your wheelhouse. We can handle every question that is relevant to the sale.

6. Monitor the Entire Pipeline

Selling your business can be a long process in some cases. What you want is someone dependable who can oversee the whole operation from start to finish. As your business broker in Seattle, we assure you that our sales monitoring process includes regular communication and reporting as required.   

Business Broker - FAQs

1. What Is a Business Broker For?

A business broker maximizes your value when you want to sell your business. Not just that, they can take care of several aspects of the process, including background checks and documentation. Hire First Choice Business Brokers, Seattle - to get the best value for your business.

2. What Is the Difference Between Business Brokers and M&A Advisors?

A business broker acts as a facilitator for buying or selling a business. With a broad range of general applications,  the business broker is the liaison between two parties throughout the process of purchase and sale. M&A advisory is a broad term that describes the work that intermediaries do in mergers and acquisitions. The principal role of M&A, (Merger & Acquisition) advisors is to provide advice to buyers and sellers about their merger or acquisition.

3. What Are the Top Qualities of a Good Business Broker Agency?

What you look for in a business broker agency above everything is transparency. They need to be open about how they are going about selling your business. Another essential attribute is being connected in the industry. The more connections they have, the quicker and more productive your sale will be.

4. How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Business Broker?

Most business broking agencies deal with percentages rather than a fixed number. Again, it depends and varies from business to business. The percentages usually range from 6 to 10 for businesses. But they might have minimum commissions before taking up a project.

5. Are Business Brokers Worth the Money Spent?

Yes, they most definitely are. Some businesses might be valued lower than their asking price. These owners could get a huge premium over their asking price if they had better information from a broker.

6. How Do I Find the Right Business Broker?

Getting the right business broker is like finding the right employee for your team. It’s all about asking the right questions and ensuring they remain transparent through the campaign. As your partners, you want them to work with you on shared goals rather than looking for their advancement all the time.

7. Can Business Brokers Help Me Save Money?

Business brokers can help you get the right price for your business. They can save you time, and money and avoid common pitfalls of selling a business. Brokers can also get the best price for your business and take care of everything from documentation, transactions, and finding the right buyers.

8. What Are a Few Questions You Need to Ask Before Hiring a Business Broker?

You first want to ask them if they have experience dealing with a business niche like yours. Understand how they value a business that they sell. Talk to them about how they can maintain confidentiality when it comes to keeping your clients and customers away from sensitive sales information.

9. Can Business Brokers Mediate the Sale of Any Business?

Business brokers can act as intermediaries between buyers and sellers, but their roles stop there. They cannot take charge or possession of anything during this process to negotiate on their own. Their ability to mediate is limited but still valuable when seeking the best price for a business.

10. Will I Sell My Business Quicker With Business Brokers?

Yes, business brokers have a specialized skill set that allows you, the owner, to get the best appraisal for your business quickly. Brokers know market trends, and their connections can set you up with the right buyers. In most situations a broker can speed up a successful transaction of selling your business.