"The sale price was a great deal higher" - Frank

This email is to say thanks for the sale of my business. I was approached by Frank Pollard re selling my 30 bed Resthome which at that time wasn't on the market. Following some discussion, I agreed to let Frank market the property/business as he had a potential buyer.He appraised the business and put a value on it, a sale was made during a quick and smooth process. The sale price was a good deal higher than the appraised value.I found Frank to be honest and professional. He was easy to deal with and certainly proactive with the sale and communication between the two parties.I wouldn't hesitate...

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"Always communicating with me" - Alan

I engaged Alan Dufty to sell my electrical business that I had built over a 7-year period. I approached Alan after I received a referral to use him and I was instantly impressed with the way Alan came across in a professional, honest manner. Alan had previous success and experience in selling trade-based businesses and this was apparent from the first time we met, from his knowledge of different industries. The day it went to market he had a great response and within a few days we had a lot of interest.The background work Alan did on my business was very in depth, Alan had to learn a lot about...

"5 Stars all round" - Alan

Alan successfully sold my business within my expected time frame and I was very happy with the outcome. He showed professionalism dealing with both myself and potential purchasers throughout the entire process, guiding and helping me through an unfamiliar territory. I fully trust in Alan and his work, no doubt if I ever wanted to sell another business it would be through him. 5 Stars all round.

"Professional, Motivated, with an outstanding result" - Alan

I had three separate trading entities (all in the beauty industry) and I wanted to sell them all as a group, so knew it wasn’t going to be a standard sale.  After not feeling confident in the Brokers I spoke to in Christchurch I decided to look elsewhere. I contacted Alan at Barker Business Brokers and Alan returned my call straight away which was a lot different from the response I got from Brokers in Christchurch, they took 3-4 days which gave me no confidence at all. I found Alan to be professional, motivated and got us an outstanding result which had the settlement of our businesses...

"Honest, reliable and loyal" - Alan

I am writing this letter as I feel that not enough people in the world praise people for a job well done.Two years ago, we sold our shuttle business and then purchased a motel in the Coromandel. In both of these cases social media plays a large role, customers are quick to draw your attention to negatives (even if they are not correct), but people that only have nice stuff to say seldom leave comments.With the view to sell our shuttle business we contacted Alan Dufty on a recommendation from another business owner. After many conversations and great advice from Alan we decided to hold onto it for...

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"Bridget worked hard to understand our unique business" - Bridget

We were very fortunate to connect with Bridget when we decided to offer our business for sale. It was a new and daunting step for us and Bridget was amazing to collaborate with. Bridget worked hard to understand our unique business and was 100% professional throughout. Through Bridget, we were able to achieve a great result and we highly recommend her expertise.

"Attentive to vendor & purchasers in every way" - Paul

We just wanted to say how much we have appreciated your handling of the sale of our business. From the start to the very quick completion of our sale we found you to be exemplary in every way. You explained every step in the process and after one weekend you had several potential purchasers lined up. We were so impressed by your sifting through the contenders and arranging all of the meetings to suit each party. You were attentive to us and to the purchasers in every way and executed an extremely quick and business like sale, extremely favourable to us. Thank you so much for everything this has...

"Genuine, Professional & a man with Integrity" - Paul

I contacted Paul Moulton from Barker Business Brokers around July 2018 and he agreed to list my business for sale. He informed me it was not going to be an easy business to sell however he would do his best. Within a few of weeks of listing the business we had some serious interest and a while later Paul put forward a very reasonable offer. We entered into an agreement with a buyer however unfortunately due to very slow trading period in my business sector the deal fell over. Paul assured me we would sell the business providing the business revenue got back on track, so we go to work improving...

"What a great experience" - Bridget

We used Bridget back in May to July to sell our small wholesale business. From the first moment we met her, we were really impressed by her ability to listen carefully to what we wanted and also her enthusiasm about wanting to sell our business. Her attitude and communication with us throughout the sales process was always consistently good and it was a pleasure to deal with her. She regularly kept us up to date with the potential leads, then getting to the most serious candidates and finally onto the potential buyer. Overall, the most important thing was that the business sold, and very quickly!...

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"Nothing short of excellent" - Sean

Thank you for lunch today! Was great to catch up and celebrate all of our success.I just also want to say a sincere thank you to the team at Barker Business Brokers, but most importantly to Sean Burke, your role in the success of the Park Supplies business sale has been nothing short of excellent. I have been very pleased with the service you have provided, right from our initial meeting, to sourcing, vetting and presenting quality buyers, then navigating us through the challenging due diligence process to the final settlements. Your calm, experienced, professional and trustworthy manner was essential...

"Our buyers are an excellent match" - Darren

I highly recommend Darren to help you sell your business after he helped my wife and I successfully sell our established and successful business. He made sure he fully understood our business and what we needed from the sales process and then developed an excellent marketing package from this. His processes around qualifying and understanding our potential buyers, what they are looking for, and then matching the right buyers to our business, seemed spot on. Our buyers are an excellent match for our business and we feel our staff, customers, suppliers, and the business we built up, are in good hands...

"Stood out among the brokers we had dealt with"- Jason

We found dealing with Jason a pleasure, as he stood out among the brokers we had dealt with.His communication was clear and he was able to provide all the information required when we needed it.His help in getting from us initial interest to sales and purchase agreement then to settlement was crucial to us becoming the new owner of the business. Somehow Jason calmly negotiated everyone through all the obstacles to achieve a successful outcome for all.We would highly recommend Jason to anyone considering selling or buying a business.

"We have no regrets at all they were the perfect buyers" - Jason

Marg and I have never sold a business before and so required a broker that could lead us through all the many questions we had, such as how do we value the business, how to present the business for sale, what sort of people are we looking for, what are our duties during and after the sale etc.We asked our Accountant to value our business and if he knew any brokers that could sell our business for us, and he informed us that he would make enquiries through the brokers he knew, to find one that could sell a Landscape, contracting company.  We also made our own investigations and we both arrived...

"Velue for Money" - Darren

Darren made the selling process easy and proved value for money. He asked all the right questions before the listing went up so he could provide all the information the potential buyers needed straight away. I had never thought to go through a broker before a friend suggested it. We needed a fast sale and Darren made this happen while getting us the right price for our business. I would highly recommend him and the barkers team to anyone that is thinking of selling a business."

"Operated with integrity" - Darren

I worked with Darren to buy a business he was selling during which he was easy to work with and operated with integrity. He kept me fully informed right through the buying process and provided clear and transparent communication.

"Highly recommend and would use him again" - Jason

If you are thinking of selling your business and you want a business broker who will actively sell your business, then Jason is your man. This was not my first business sales experience with a broker but it was by far the best experience I have had. Most brokers were not interested in helping me sell my business due to its complex technical product mix and potentially limited buyer base. They just did not get it, nor did they want to take the time to even understand. But Jason had a different opinion and was open and willing right from the start. His advice and confidence was infectious, and he...

"Your calm approach and eternal all-pervasive optimism" - Jason

I can gladly oblige with a reference given the success of selling my business recently. The process was always bound to be traumatic after 42 years in the thick of it and certainly made convoluted by the 82 years of history under the company’s belt to try and seamlessly hand over to the new buyer. I am very grateful that you were the guy that first made contact with me as I couldn’t of asked for a better negotiator in the end. I wasn’t going to give things away and neither was the buyer about to buy anything overpriced so it was rather disconcerting to see the legal and accountant...

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"Professional and outstanding service" - Jason

We have recently worked with Jason, and although we ended up taking the business off the market, the process that we went through with Jason was a professional and outstanding service. I couldn’t recommend Jason highly enough. He was very accommodating to our needs and kept us informed at all times what he needed and when. His patience and understanding of any of our issues or concerns was remarkable.  He is highly motivated, extremely enthusiastic and I know he would have got us a great outcome if we had decided to keep going with the sale. Throughout the whole process it was really...

"You kept me well informed" - Darren

I appreciate your help in the sale of my business in that you delivered far more than I expected. You kept me well informed of the progress of the sale including prospective purchases comments and offers and also my requirements to complete the sale. I am unable to fault your handling of the sale in that your honesty and integrity was beyond reproach. The end result was more than I expected and appreciate the work you put into the sale to enable this favourable result."

"Experienced broker who will put the work in" - Alan

After making the decision to sell my business, I engaged the services of Alan Dufty from Barker Business. With three sides to the operation, the business was fairly complex consisting of an import wholesale division, a service division and also operating as a master franchisee. We had toyed with the idea of splitting the sale up, but after talking with Alan he recommended we sell all sectors together.Right from the start I felt we were in good hands. It was obvious Alan had a great deal of experience and throughout the process I found him to be honest, informative and knowledgeable.Alan received...

"Within 3 months we had an offer" - Mike

We had meet Mike privately prior to considering selling our business.  We discussed selling our business with Mike and he assured us there was an interested party out there but due to the nature of the business it may take up to 12 months to sell.  Within 3 months we had multi people interested in the purchasing and then before we knew we had an offer and within 6 months of listing, the business was sold.  Mike was a pleasure to deal with and he made the process very easy and enjoyable. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Mike and Barker Business Brokers to anyone who is interested...

"Perseverance and never gave up" - Frank

Mr Frank Pollard of Barker Business Brokerage was appointed as our sales consultant who had the full authority to sell our aged care business from November 2017.  He showed his excellent professionalism in so many ways in the selling process and I was impressed with his timely and exact documentation for every meeting and consultation, the follow-up steps and marketing strategy and fantastic communication skills.  His knowledge of the aged care industry was another strength in his marketing procedure.  The most surprising character of Mr Frank Pollard during the marketing period...

"Always available to advise and help" - Frank

I recently purchased a second rest home (Glenbrook Rest Home) through Frank Pollard of Barker Business Brokerage. Frank, a professional Real Estate Agent, has an extensive knowledge of the Aged Care Industry.  He understands the day to day running of the Facility and its obligations towards the District Health Boards and the Ministry of Health. Frank, with his broad knowledge of the legal requirements with sales and purchases and having project management background was always available to advise and help work through timeframes of the various tasks involved in the process. Frank...I thank...

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"I was dealing with someone who made things happen" - Jason

After having my business on the market for 9 months with no quality buyers I decided to change Brokers and came across Jason Still from Barker Business.  In our first meeting I could tell I was dealing with someone who made things happen.  He had established a fair price for the business before we met and gave me a thorough and clear explanation as to how he had come to that.  After talking through a variety of strategies we settled on a plan, put it into action and within 10 days we had serious buyers in discussions and have since sold the business to one of the early interested...

"He was working hard to achieve results" - Geoff

After many years owning and managing my engineering business, the time came to retire and move on to a new chapter in life.About this time, I was contacted by Geoff Mackenzie from Barker Business Brokers, and after some introductory meetings, decided to list my business for sale with him.Once the business was advertised, Geoff vetted potential buyers and arranged after hours meetings at my premises for the purposes of presenting the business and furthering the interest of the various parties. After a reasonable time and process, we found a qualified buyer and the business was sold.I was pleased...

"His involvement & knowledge made the sale process a positive experience" - Frank

We engaged Frank Pollard from Barker Business Brokerage Ltd to market and sell our aged care facility in 2017.Frank was professional in his approach. He sat down and interviewed us to get a clear picture of what we wanted, what our facility encompassed and what kind of operator it would suit.He then introduced only vetted interested parties after they signed a confidentiality agreement. Frank communicated every step with us, there were no surprises.After a sale and purchase agreement had been signed, Frank planned and guided us through the sale process in a transparent manner. Frank knew what needed...

"Thanks for all your efforts" - Greg & Ping

I just wanted to say a massive thanks for all your hard work in trying to sell our business, it has now gone unconditional and we are due to settle at the end of this month.Thanks again to both you and Ping for all your efforts.

"Alan came along and did the job!" - Alan

After trying to sell our Motel and Backpackers for over 2 years through various Real Estate Agents and Brokers, Alan Dufty came along and did the job. He had previously sold the purchasers busy Auckland business and suggested our lifestyle business in the beautiful Coromandel.The deal was subject to the purchasers selling their Auckland property which proved to be a little harder than thought. After a couple of variations to the agreement by Alan, allowing them more time to sell, we got the job done. They turned out to be a great fit for the business and the handover went smoothly.Thanks...

"Right from the initial meeting he impressed us" - Alan

In May 2017 we decided to list our manufacturing business for sale. Alan was recommended to us by a friend who had listed & sold their business with him the previous year.Right from the initial meeting with Alan he impressed us with both his knowledge & confidence in what he could deliver. He took the time to sit down with us & learn about both the intricacies of our business & the type of person we were ideally looking to sell to; and came up with a marketing plan to achieve the best possible outcome.Alan kept in close contact with us all the way through the process and his knowledge...

"It was a privilege to work with a professional" - Geoff

I would like to thank Geoff for his diligent efforts assisting my wife & me in purchasing our first business. Geoff made what could have been a daunting task very easy & enjoyable. He made himself available & worked hard to obtain all the requested information in a timely manner.It was a privilege to work with a professional who was so accessible and totally supportive. I greatly appreciate all Geoff has done and wish him continued success.I have no hesitation recommending Geoff Mackenzie to anyone wishing to acquire or sell a business.

"He delivered on all accounts" - Alan

After nearly 13 years of owning Screens R Us with my dear Mum we decided to approach a number of Business Brokers from different agencies to help with the sale of our company.  We decided to list with Alan Dufty from Barker Business Brokerage because out of all the Brokers we found him to be the most informative and had a proven track record.  We liked that he was confident about finding the perfect person and getting the best price for our business. After a few meetings with Alan he understood our business and knew the type of person we were looking for to take over and carry on with...

"Effort, cost and time into achieving the ultimate end result" - Frank

Everyone has reservations about paying commission but I found as the sale process continued and I saw the effort, cost and time you put into achieving the ultimate end result that the commission charged was justifiable.The advertising, contacts, spreadsheets, the many trips up to Dargaville to talk with tire kickers, the follow ups, the negotiation with the final buyer and their accountant in Whangarei, discussions with my Lawyer and Accountant, formulating a purchase plan and timetable then guiding everyone through it must have been a task on it on.Thank you for coming up to Dargaville and taking...

"A smooth and easy process" - Greg & Ping

I would like to thank you very much for helping me with the sale of my business Trio. It was a very emotional decision for me to sell my café as it was the first venture in starting my brand Trio, but you helped to make it a smooth and easy process. I will be sure to get in touch when I am next on the business buying or selling hunt 

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" Did an outstanding job" - Alan

After making the decision to sell my scaffolding business I was referred to Alan Dufty by a business associate who had said Alan did an outstanding job of selling one of his service sector businesses previously.Being a business I ran on the side, the P&L history wasn't the best, but the business had great potential for a full time working owner. Within a day of taking the business to market, Alan had a huge amount of interest and after our first meeting, we had an offer which we negotiated up to within $10K of the asking price. Alan drew up the offer and within another 10 working days, the...

"A high level of application and integrity" - Michael K

Michael was our broker in the recent sale of our business.His approach, from explaining and managing us through the process from the appraisal, advertising, eventual multi-party and sale was clear and effective.He generated extensive enquiries, showed the business to a number of well filtered, genuinely interested parties and generated two final offers, one of which we accepted.Throughout the sale process, he showed a high level of application and integrity and was well supported by the business principal. We would have no hesitation recommending Michael and Barker Business Brokerage to others...

"Positive & professional attitude" - Paolo

After making the momentous decision to sell our thriving business so we could retire, we interviewed several brokers from different companies and came to the conclusion that Paolo Delmonte from Barker Business Brokers was the man for the job. Paolo had a positive and professional attitude and understood what was required from a new owner. Being a specialist field the business required someone with knowledge and passion, as it was not a business  which just anyone could take over. Within a couple of weeks of listing in the middle of March 2017 Paolo felt he had found the right...

"An excellent job in selling my business" - Michael K

Mike did an excellent job in selling my business. From our first meeting his communication was clear and he helped us through all parts of the process right up to the end of due diligence. The sale was quick and we got very close to asking price and his appraisal, I would highly recommend Michael if anyone else is thinking of selling their business

"Trustworthy and always as good as his word" - Geoff

We have just purchased a great business through Geoff. In terms of service, he was great. He let us know as soon as this business opportunity came on the market. He was pro-active throughout the whole process, ensuring we got whatever information we needed, got answers to all our queries, as well as providing useful advice to assist in our decision making.What struck us was that we found Geoff trustworthy and he was always as good as his word. We never felt pressured and at all times let us know that he was available to assist in any way. His manner was relaxed, informed and efficient.Dealing with...

"Always delivered on results" - Paolo

Paolo is a hard working person with impeccable integrity and outstanding ethical and professional behaviour.Paulo has a good feeling for time management and during the negotiation he made sure to always deliver results in a timely manner, with transparent communication and responsiveness, managing the expectations of both vendor and buyer.Always reliable, supportive and a good listener, Paolo was able to handle any task with great competence.Paolo has done an excellent job and I do not hesitate to recommend him as a business broker to any person contemplating buying or selling a business.

"We are extremely pleased with the ethical and high standard of service" - Neil

Our company engaged Neil Barker from Barker Business Brokerage to sell our private education business valued at over $50 million. The sales process involved Neil handling hundreds of enquiries, determining suitable candidates, qualifying their financial viability, and following our instruction brief, all the while keeping us informed on a regular basis. We are extremely pleased with the ethical and high standard of service we received from Neil and Barker Business Brokerage. Neil worked diligently, handled the process in a professional and confidential manner and remained focused on the task at...

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"Dependable, reliable, hard-working, conscientious, honest, and above all ethical in the dealings we have had" - Neil

I am writing to recommend the services of Neil Barker, Managing Director of Barker Business Brokerage Limited. I have been associated with Neil for approximately 4 years on a Professional level after engaging him to sell our very large value opportunity. At all times I have found Neil to be dependable, reliable, hard-working, conscientious, honest, and above all ethical in the dealings we have had. Neil has excellent communication skills, communicates very promptly when required and keeps all matters absolutely confidential.  He has kept me fully informed at all times.Neil operates with integrity...

"Kept us informed every step of the way" - Paul

Paul Moulton of Barker Business Brokerage was recommended to us by our Accountant when we were considering selling our business. We made contact with Paul, and even though we weren't quite ready to sell, he visited and gave us a market valuation and good advice on what we needed to do to make sure we were ready when the time came. He kept in contact regularly and when we were ready to sell, he worked with us on the Information Memorandum and took our business to the market. We found Paul very thorough and he kept us informed every step of the way. When it came to meeting prospective buyers, he...