Business Overview

Contact business broker for more information regarding this highly profitable, commercial real estate appraisal business for sale, located in Southern California.

Founded in 1995, this business specializes in providing real estate appraisal services for commercial, income and residential real estate properties. During its 26 years of operation, the company has performed over 15,000 appraisals with over $25 Billion in real estate value appraised and built an impressive referral and client base. The company serves real estate lenders, commercial and residential real estate brokers, estate planners, real estate owners, investors and anyone in need of a real estate appraisal.

The company performs approximately 600 appraisals per year. The company has 13 employees, including the owner, consisting of five Certified General Appraisers qualified to prepare appraisals for any type of real estate in the State of California, one Certified Residential Appraiser qualified to prepare appraisals for 1-4 unit residential properties and non-residential up to$250,000 in value, one Appraiser Trainee, and four administrative support staff. The company also uses two 1099 contractors for part-time special projects. The company has successfully transitioned to a fully remote-based operation which has dramatically reduced overhead, improved employee satisfaction to work-from-home and better serve clients/projects located across Southern California.

The owner is selling to retire and relocate out of state but would be willing to semi-retire and work part-time in an appraisal support/review role if desired by a new owner.

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Financial

  • Asking Price: $850,000
  • Cash Flow: $328,000
  • Gross Revenue: N/A
  • EBITDA: N/A
  • FF&E: $3,000
  • Inventory: N/A
  • Inventory Included: N/A
  • Established: 1996

Detailed Information

  • Property Owned or Leased:N/A
  • Property Included:N/A
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  • Total Number of Employees:N/A
  • Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment:N/A
Is Support & Training Included:

2 weeks at 20 hours per week

Purpose For Selling:

Retirement

Additional Info

The business was started in 1996, making the business 26 years old.

Why is the Current Owner Selling The Business?

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Understanding the Customer Base, Competition and Area Demographics

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