Hi Justin, You’ve been trying to see this for 4 years.
Can we be honest and look at why no one’s buying?
The problem is, you have nothing to sell. All your website, social media, etc is all about YOU and why YOU are awesome.
And well, ok, you are awesome. Your credentials are super impressive!!!
But those all leave when you leave. The new owner doesn’t get to claim those credentials. All your credibility goes with you.
I could buy you out, but what would I get? Nothing but a phone number of people who would be disappointed you weren’t coming to their inspection.
And then your prices are super under market value. I can’t spend money to buy a business just to lower my price. I mean, no wonder you want to sell, you’re barely making a profit because you don’t charge enough. Even to a brand new person, that makes no sense to buy an established business that is set up to not be profitable.
A cleit list is fairly useless because most people don’t need a home inspection more than once every 7 years (with occasional exceptions). 1400 realtors, ok, but I can goto to the board and get several thousand names. A quick google search can land me 1400 names and email addresses of realtors.
But mostly, your established realtors aren’t going to care about a new owner when you don’t show up for the inspection. They’re loyal to you, not your business.
Accounts are just accounts. They don’t hold much value, because one has to pay for and/or maintain them. Starting a new account from scratch is easy.
Same with an S-Corp.
Your facebook has 67 followers and hasn’t been updated since 2017
Your LinkedIn has 8 followers. There is no value in that!
Your yelp page only has 29 5-star reviews.
You say you’ve been in business for 10 years, and have 2800 reports. So your average is less than a typical successful one-man shop of 300-400 inspections a year.
Your website isn’t even complete; your blog page is blank, your sample report page doesn’t have a sample report. It’s a very simple design.
For the money you’re asking, I’d rather just buy advertising to market my own business. I built my own business from scratch for less than your asking price.
Please read the book “Built to Sell” by John Warrillow.