Open, Soul or Exclusive Listing 

(Maree McSweyn - February 2019) Vendors spend a significant amount of time researching the best way to get a business or property sold. It can be a confusing time, especially when they are uncertain of the meaning of the terms. Read more here. 

Selling in the New Year 

(Maree McSweyn - January 2019) Every business is different; the conditions and environment are unique to each. This is the same for choosing the right time to sell. However, the New Year is an ideal time to start the consideration of selling a business. Read more here.

What is a Master Franchise 

(Maree McSweyn - November 2018) When a business grows, it will look to franchise to further develop. One model is a 'Master Franchise' system. Read more here

Should You Put Your Business On The Market Before New Year

(Maree McSweyn - November 2018) Is it better to get your business on the market  before the New Year, or wait until after the Australia Day Holiday? Here are things to consider to help you make your decision.

Spending Habits Impact Home Loan Chances 

Future home owners will need to think twice about their spending habits, as banks will look to follow customers financial footprint in a bid to better assess their borrowing capacity, by scrutinizing their bank statements. Find out more. 

Properly Valuing a Business Using Add-Backs

(Maree McSweyn - November 2018) Establishing the correct figures is one of the most critical aspects of the process. Brokers will use 'add-backs' to achieve this. What are add-backs? Find out here.

Dwelling Values Drop Around the Country 

(John McSweyn - October 2018) Falls have hit their one year anniversary, with home values down 2.7 per cent since September last year. Read More. 

Why you should use a mortgage broker to secure your finance

(John McSweyn - September 2018) A mortgage broker not only can present you more opportunities with different lending partners (where a bank only access to a single suite of loan programs), they can also provide you a more personalised experience. Find out more. 

Training the New Owner of a Sold Business  

(Maree McSweyn - September 2018) It is common practice once a business has been sold, that the previous owner provides training to the new owner. The type and duration is unique to each business. Find out more. 

Latest Mortgage & Finance News 

(John McSweyn - September 2018) Major banks announced that they will increase interest rates on their loan offerings. Find out more.

Sell it Yourself, or Use a Business Broker?

(Maree McSweyn - September 2018) Once you have made the decision to sell your business, the next big question is whether to sell privately or using the services of a business broker. Here are a few things to consider. Read More.

Is Spring a Good Time to Sell A Business?

(Maree McSweyn - September 2018) Spring is know to be the best time to sell real estate, is it the same for a business? Read More. 

Value Drivers

(Maree McSweyn - July 2018) Make a business run better today and be more attractive to buyers some day in the future, with these value drivers. Read More

Benefits of Buying in Winter 

(Maree McSweyn - July 2018)  There is an assumption that the market is ‘slower’ in winter months. Potential buyers often delay researching businesses for sale until springtime. However, there are opportunities available in winter which buyers should take advantage of. Read More.

5 Essentials When Selling A Business 

(Maree McSweyn - July 2018)   Selling a business could be one of the biggest decisions an owner makes in his/her business career. Most of the time deals are smooth and efficient. However, without the right plan in place some can be difficult and complex, causing stress and concern for the seller. Fortunately, there are steps that business owners can take and things they can look out for, to avoid obstacles that impact the sale of a business. Read More.

Why Buying A Franchise is a Good Idea 

(Maree McSweyn - May 2018)  Buying a Franchise business has it's advantages. They provide support with systems, marketing and training .  Franchisees benefit from existing brand recognition and buying power.  Read more.