Market Appraisal

At Hilton Smythe, we understand that selling your business is possibly one of the biggest decisions you may ever have to make and so initially one of our experienced business consultants will visit you at your business premises to carry out a free, no obligation market appraisal.

  • This consists of an inspection of the property and measuring room sizes etc.

  • Inspection of last three years trading accounts where appropriate.

  • In depth discussion and fact find with all partners / shareholders of the business.

  • Demonstration of marketing strategies and services offered by Hilton Smythe.


These steps allow us to give you an idea of the realistic value of your business/property, decide on how we can tailor a marketing package to suit your business and/or property and make you aware of the services you can expect from Hilton Smythe.


Once the appraisal is complete, it is then down to you  - if you are happy with the appraisal and the range of services we can provide in order to assist you with the disposal of your concern, then all we would need is to take a few more details from you and photographs of the business premises or property (if applicable) and you can leave the rest to us – if you're not happy, then that's fine too.


Upon receiving instructions from you, we will prepare the marketing materials for your business and forward them to you for approval. Once you have approved the draft marketing materials, we will commence marketing, match your business to our extensive database of clients' who are actively seeking to acquire businesses and, if appropriate carry out desk research to acquire potential purchasers. 


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