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Sell your Post Office the Hilton Smythe Way

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There are over 11,500 Post Offices nationwide, which means that there are usually a good number for sale at any one time.

If you currently run a Post Office but fancy a fresh start, then you’ll need expert advice to stand out from the crowd and attract a suitable buyer. Hilton Smythe, the UK’s leading small business broker, has sold hundreds of local Post Office branches and has the expertise to sell your business confidentially.


Why are you selling up?

You don’t always have to disclose why the business is for sale, but it can sometimes encourage buyers to find out more if there is a good reason for the sale. The most common reason we see people selling their Post Office or other business is to retire. Running a business is hard work so once they’ve earned enough, many business owners sell up and retire.

There could be unforeseen circumstances which have contributed to the sale – such as a period of ill health, or personal family reasons. Whatever has influenced your decision to sell, you need to choose a trusted broker who has the experience to get the best price for your business.


Market appraisal

The first step is to get your Post Office valued by a business consultant. Also known as a market appraisal, this will make sure you understand the true value of your business, and possibly how you could improve it.

One of our qualified consultants will visit your premises to carry out a free valuation. This includes taking measurements in the property and looking over the last three years of accounts. This is also a great opportunity to ask any questions about the process you have, and for us to explain our services in more detail. By the end of the appraisal you’ll have a good idea of an asking price and should feel confident in finding a buyer.


No hidden fees

It’s important to understand the cost of selling your business before agreeing to list it. We like to do things differently at Hilton Smythe – we’ll tell you up-front exactly what fees you’ll be expected to pay and when. Not all brokers do this, and sometimes further down the line you could be asked to pay advertising fees or cancellation fees if you decide to go somewhere else to sell your business.

We pride ourselves on being open and honest with sellers from day one. There is no minimum agreement, and no cancellation fees should you choose to go elsewhere or turn back on your decision to sell. We’ll always be honest with you about costs and the expected timescale of the sale.

Are you ready to sell your Post Office? Contact us via email or give us a call to arrange your free, no obligation market appraisal.

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