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Intelligent people don’t just make deals with anyone who responds to their insurance agencies for sale ads. If you’re on the lookout for potential buyers for your insurance business, you’ll have to learn to spot the difference between a window shopper and a qualified buyer. After all, you’ll want to be comfortable with the person you’re entrusting your business to.

People have several possible reasons for responding to insurance business-for-sale ads. While some of them are motivated by simple curiosity, others honestly want to purchase the insurance agency even if they lack financial resources and/or the skills to run it.

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How to Find Qualified Buyers

Establish a Set of Criteria for Screening

You can’t sort through the number of ad respondents unless you establish criteria for screening. To do this, you have to determine what you’re looking for in a buyer in terms of the following areas:

  • Their experience in the insurance business
  • The time frame in which you’re planning to close the sale
  • The amount of money you’ll need on closing day
  • Other non-negotiable terms including retaining the name of the agency

Furthermore, if you’re looking to finance part of your sale, it’s extremely important to set certain parameters for the type and amount of collateral required for your loan.

Ask the Right Questions

Once you’ve established a set of criteria for screening your buyers, the next step is to gather as much information as you can about them by asking them the right questions. These questions should lead to answers that will give you an idea about their experience in the industry, time frame, financial resources, and why they’re interested in purchasing your insurance agency.

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