What is best way to sell a sporting goods business in small town ?

I want to sell a 52 year old still operating business in small town 6K population. 2100 sq. ft store building, 100'X40' storage building, 3 bedroom home next to business. All on main highway going through town.
In Selling Property - Asked by sheila p. - Feb 1, 2011
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Rob B.
Chandler, AZ

Sheila.... My suggestion is to offer two things in your presentation. One sell the value of doing business in Texas, as it is a business friendly state. Secondly, sell the value of living in a small town in Texas. Put these things together in a simple flyer and mail it to those people who arise every day hating the large metropolitan area in which they live, or the State where they reside. Also you could also look for an ex-athlete that may be a bit long in the tooth (retired or wanting to retire) and do all you can to sell him or her on the quality of life and the quality of the business. Frankly, as an old geezer living in California now, this does sound pretty good to me. However, I am not a candidate as I am solidly bound to my present work and location. But there are a lot of "old geezers" everywhere looking for just such an opportunity….Good luck Sheila. Rob Baird, CA RE License #544165 (One of the oldest, active licenses in CA) 951 515-5855 Email: rob@capratecommercial.com

Feb 1, 2011
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Davide P.
Broker/Agent
Pinole, CA

Along with the marketing Bob suggested, don’t forget to post it on the internet. I’m sure there's tons of websites, but the two that I most frequently use are www.bizben.com and www.bizbuysell.com. If you do enough research, you should also be able to find a local broker who specializes in selling business in your area as well. You might have to pay him/her a percentage, but if they can get the job done and do it effectively it will be worth it.

Feb 1, 2011
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