Joe Ranieri, long time Orange County Business Broker and restaurant specialist chats with Peter Siegel on the BizBen Podcast & Vlog about the nuances of buying and selling restaurants in the Orange County, California area. Joe gives listeners some great perspective on how to buy a restaurant successfully.
We discuss and answer these questions in this informative and fun Podcast:
How long have you been a business broker?
What was your experience in dealing with business brokers when you were a business owner?
How has standards and practices of business brokerage changed over the years?
What made you think that you could be a business broker after you had once been a business owner?
How did you originally find new business when you started out?
What advice would you give to someone starting out in the business brokerage business?
How has selling a business changed over the last 10 years?
What percentage of franchise stores, corporate stores vs independents in there in the Orange County area?
What is the average sales price for a restaurant in Orange County?
How has the average sales price changed, since the financial crisis of 2008?
What type of restaurant typically sales in Orange County? Mexican, sushi, Korean, Deli, etc.?
Have you seen any trends over the last few years? People converting restaurants to a specific type of cuisine, because of popularity?
What is the average amount of time it takes to sell a restaurant in Orange County?
What is the typically ratio of list vs sells?
I’ve heard landlords in Orange County can be tough to work with, has that been your experience?
Is it easier working with a big management company or small independent landlord?
What are the typical lease terms in the Orange County area?
What questions do you ask a prospective seller of a restaurant when first meeting with them?
After all these years, can you get a good idea of which restaurant businesses will sell and which ones won’t when you initially meet with a seller?
Can you briefly describe the due diligence process when selling or buying a restaurant?
What percentage of the time do you represent both buyer and seller, duel agency?
What do you do, especially during the negotiating period and due diligence to remain impartial to both parties?
Have you seen an up tic in buyers being more litigious after a business transaction closes? What steps do you take to protect the buyer/seller/yourself during the transaction from liability?
What’s the typically amount of money you want to from a buyer to open an escrow?
What percentage of your business sales involve working with ABC?
When a buyer wants to do a conversion of one food type to another, what steps do you advise them to take when dealing with a landlord? (Business plan, mock menu, etc.)
What percentage of business escrows do find never end up closing, and why?
How important is curb appeal when selling a restaurant and what steps can a seller take to improve their chances of the business selling?
How often does the buyer in Orange County purchase the land as well as the business?
If you have more questions for Joe after listening to this educational and fun interview please phone him direct at 714-292-5448.
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|Joe Ranieri, Business Broker, Orange & LA County Areas
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|Jeff Back, Broker: Restaurant Specialist - SF Bay Area
J. Back & Associates Restaurant Real Estate was founded in 1988 as the first bay area real estate company to specialize exclusively in restaurant real estate. I am the past President of Charley Browns restaurants and have been involved in the restaurant business for over 35 years. 925-736-8200.
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|Steve Zimmerman: Restaurant Broker Specialist
Steve founded Restaurant Realty in 1996. He has personally sold/leased over 900 restaurants, bars & clubs, & completed over 3000 valuations. The author of "Restaurant Dealmaker - An Insider's Trade Secrets For Buying a Restaurant, Bar or Club" available on Amazon. Reach Steve direct at 415-945-9701.
|George Lanza, Business Broker, At Plethora Business Sales
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|Cheryl Maloney: Restaurant Broker Specialist - San Francisco
Cheryl is a business owner herself, Over 20 years bar/restaurant experience, and a law degree she's well-versed in real estate rules, regulations and best practices. She works tirelessly to create successful strategies and effective negotiations for those wishing to sell or purchase their business.
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