Last Updated: 01-April-2015

Franchise Resales news and opinions

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Launch of the resales wall… a huge success!

The franchise resales wall was successfully launched at the FES in Houston this February. The wall provided a place for exhibitors to list existing franchise businesses for sale both in the local market and nationally.
There seems to be a great appetite for buying established businesses that are up for sale. In mature and established franchise networks, there is an inevitable change in ownership of individual franchises that can range between 5-8% of the network.

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Franchisee Success Stories

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Seizing The Good Opportunity

Following a 29-year career with McDonald’s corporation, Al Pertuz was looking to be his own boss, independent and leave company politics behind. He was open to a variety of business opportunities. One day when he was out with his family in search of ice cream after dinner, they came up empty! There were no ice cream stores nearby. This to him presented the perfect business opportunity.

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FAQs

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Are re-sale numbers a good way of judging any franchise operation?

Q  I am interested in buying a franchise. Thought about a fresh startup and then considered a re-sale. I have been looking at how many re-sales a franchise has at any one time as a guide to how good that franchise operation is in general. Is this fair?

A Most mature franchisors can expect to have around 7-10% of their network for sale at any one time. All franchisees have a life cycle with the typical time to sell being 7 years for a smaller operation to 15 years for larger ones – it all really depends on what is involved. Newer franchise networks have very few available as they are still in the early growth stages. However with longer established and mature systems it is not at all a negative sign reflecting the quality of the franchise to see locations changing ownership. Basically nearly everyone who buys a franchise will at some point want to sell it.

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Buying a resale

Can a failing franchise resale become profitable?

One of the most pressing questions of a buyer considering the purchase of a re-sale is, “Can I turn the failing franchise unit into a profitable venture?” The answer will depend on a number of case-specific factors, but usually a franchise with a good brand is unsuccessful because of the franchisee’s failures, rather than the brand or location.

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Resale advice

Selling a resale

Tips for selling your franchise

The first tip for selling a business is to leave emotions out of the equation. Though personal factors can sometimes influence your decision to sell e.g. poor health or death in the family, the majority of the time your reason to sell should be based on economic advantage. You should plan ahead of time to make sure you sell when the economy offers a satisfactory return on your investment.

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Buying an existing franchise for sale can be the right choice

This can be a good option if you find the thought of building up a new location from scratch a little bit daunting and not quick enough. There are also other advantages to get into business for yourself by buying an existing location. You can benefit from:

  • An existing local customer base
  • Brand presence in the local market
  • Revenue from day one
  • Often costs less than a start up
  • Inventory, staff and property in place
  • Business history to expedite financing
  • Often financed by the seller

About Franchise Resales

Offering very distinct service to owners of franchises for sale

We are a destination website. Franchiseresales.com presents the only marketplace on the web dedicated to the resale of existing franchised businesses. Whether you are a buyer or a seller....an investor...or simply interested in learning more about buying a resale, you are in the right place. If you have an existing franchise for sale, contact us today so we can immediately get you on the path to finding a serious buyer for your business.

Resales Investor Membership

Resales Investor Membership For access to large investment opportunities that are not yet listed for sale to the "outside"... serious buyers can log on to franchisesresales.com and go to the "RESALES INVESTOR MEMBERSHIP". Once you have registered with us we can seek out ideally suited re-sales opportunities for you based on size, type and geography. Read more...