April, 2016
We had our Patio Construction Business listed with 2 brokers for almost 2 years, with no success, little feedback and no enquiry, prior to selecting David Bentley of Verified Businesses. The net effect of listing with these other brokers was loss of time and money wasted. David was pleased to meet with us after normal working hours at a time that suited us. He also took the time to understand the nature of our business and looked very closely at our financial reports, how the business operated and the profitability. At the conclusion of David’s review, he presented the recommended selling price. David assured us that he would sell the business quickly and as promised, within 1 month, we had a qualified buyer. We are delighted to say, the business sold, following the due diligence period and went directly to settlement. During our relationship with both David and the Verified Team, we have found them to be exceedingly professional. David maintained continuous contact throughout the contract phase, ensuring that both parties were informed of progress and gave each of us the opportunity to discuss any matters which required clarification. Thank you David for selling our business. We are most appreciative of your exemplary service and grateful for achieving the result we were all seeking. Time to hit the Houseboat and Caravan!
Chris McManus
Perfect Patios
March, 2016
To whom it may concern, we commissioned Brett Barton to sell our business in December 2014. Brett was recommended on a "Word of Mouth Contact" from some friends of ours who had recently sold their business. On our first meeting with Brett we found him very easy to talk to when listing our priorities of what WE wanted. Within a matter of months, we had three prospective purchasers and Brett put us in the enviable position of actually having a choice of two buyers. Throughout the negotiations Brett remained professional and on subject and kept us well informed of what was happening at all times, thus allowing us to continue to run our business through a relatively busy period. In less than 12 months, he had SOLD our business for our asking price, and gave all necessary assistance to our respective legal advisors. We would gladly recommend Brett to anybody looking at selling or buying a business.
Keith & Caryn Rhodes
Kawana Blinds
February, 2016
My husband and I just recently purchased a business through Verified Businesses. Brett Barton was the Business Broker marketing the business. We found Brett to be friendly, approachable, easy to deal with and down to earth. Brett was happy to help us in any way possible, at times even supporting both us and the Vendors with out of the ordinary arrangements. Our experience has been nothing but positive. I'd be more than happy to reiterate these comments and discuss my experience should anyone wish to contact me on 0411 227 391.
Ron & Kirstie O'Brien
Trueline Smash Repairs
February, 2016
DAVID “DEALMAKER” BENTLEY. I’ve recently purchased a business through David Bentley at Verified Businesses, and I have no hesitation in writing this testimony. I’ve been involved in a number of sales and marketing businesses over the last 40 years. I’m therefore well qualified to comment on David’s sales and support capability. I enquired about businesses for sale with a number of Business Brokers. David was the most attentive to my interests. He impressed me with his friendly manner and focused sales ability. It soon became apparent he’s a Dealmaker. David demonstrated an interest in my initial broad business enquiry, and soon narrowed my interests to one particular business. As I began my thorough due diligence, David supported me throughout the process, and arranged a number of meetings with the business owner, where we openly discussed the pros and cons of the business. As the negotiations began, the discussions at times got quite tense, and each time this occurred, David intervened in his calm manner to mediate, and he never neglected an opportunity to think outside the box to be a Dealmaker. David regularly contacted me by phone, email and text to continually update me on negotiating progress. (BTW, David was the only Broker that ever followed me up). He was always patient and persistent with both the owner and myself, continually seeking a win/win outcome. Eventually, I submitted a contract with a number of special conditions, and Dealmaker David successfully negotiated with the owner and myself to secure an unconditional contract. I encourage both a business owner interested to sell, and a potential business buyer to trust David as a Broker, and I’m confident he’ll do his very best to secure a great outcome.
Steve Jensen
Dump It Rubbish Removers
January, 2016
A fantastic job, well done, David Bentley! Yes, we would definitely use your services again as a business broker. And we’d definitely recommend you to anyone who wants the best professional service in selling a business. We very much appreciated all you did for us to sell our business, and under pressure! Thanks again, David.
Mark & Bree
The Pie Guru Caloundra