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COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE Recently Sold

SHORT SALE Four-Plex
(317 26th Street, Richmond)
SHORT SALE Four-Plex
(2341 Maine Ave, Richmond)
SHORT SALE Four-Plex
(345-351 S. 27th St, Richmond)
SHORT SALE Tri-Plex
(194 Brooklyn Ave, San Jose)
SHORT SALE Tri-Plex
(214-218 Raymond Ave, San Jose)

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Fast Food Restaurant - San Jose, Downtown
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Pizza & Delivery - Fremont
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Coffee Shop - San Jose
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Deli/ Coffee Shop - Fremont
Mexican Restaurant - San Jose
Mexican Restaurant - Belmont
Restaurant $ Sports Bar - Santa Clara
Mexican Restaurant - San Jose
Pizza Restaurant - Fremont
Mexican Restaurant - San Jose
Asian Restaurant - San Jose
Mexican Restaurant - San Jose
Taqueria - Sunnyvale
Mexican Restaurant - San Jose
Deli/Cafe - Fremont


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11 POINTS TO KEEP IN MIND WHEN SELLING YOUR OWN BUSINESS

We've distilled the selling process to these eleven steps:

• Step 1
Price realistically. If you price it too high you will scare away qualified buyers. The longer the business is on the market the greater the chances of your employees, suppliers or customers finding out. Look for comparable sales and price your own business within that range.

• Step 2
Prepare a business offering package. Include the information that buyers need to see; i.e., leases and profit and loss statements. Buyers will lose enthusiasm if they have to wait for these items to be produced.

• Step 3
Bring the deferred maintenance up to date prior to putting the business on the market. When buyers see items that need fixing then they often wonder about the condition of things they can't see.

• Step 4
Prepare a purchase agreement form prior to finding a buyer. Then you can fill in the blanks when you have a deal. Attorneys are sometimes very slow in putting agreements together and the buyer's enthusiasm may evaporate if the purchase is delayed.

• Step 5
Look for a buyer in as broad an area as possible. Don't depend only on you local paper to produce all the leads. Only a fraction of the potential buyers are reading that paper at any particular time. The way to get the optimal price is to have as many qualified buyers as possible.

• Step 6
Qualify the buyers right away. You need to know about their financial strength and business skills before you give out confidential information on your business or spend a lot of time with them.

• Step 7
Make sure your location and equipment leases are transferable before you look for a buyer. Many, many potential sales have fallen apart because lessors refuse to assign a lease. If your remaining lease term is short, negotiate a new lease prior to offering that business for sale.

• Step 8
Agree on a sales price and terms with the purchaser prior to providing access to your financial records. It is extremely important that the buyer have ample opportunity to examine all aspects of your business and all disclosures are made. These steps are to protect both buyers and sellers and avoid lawsuits.

• Step 9
Make sure that every agreement of the transacting is clearly stated in writing, including all contingency removals. People quickly forget what was said and not written which frequently leads to arguments and lawsuits.

• Step 10
Require a substantial deposit when you have reached an agreement with a buyer. The deposit should be held by a neutral escrow holder in order to limit your liability.

• Step 11
If you are financing part of the sale, be sure the correct procedures are followed in order to protect your note. These include filing of a UCC-1 statement with the State of California, suitable promissory notes, security agreements, etc.