Retired business owners of MOKUBA Canada
Helene and Bob Smagala
Working with Norm Sobel as our business broker we arrived at the successful sale of our unique niche business. He proved himself to be competent, effective and honest. The process was rather painless and most importantly we arrived at a satisfactory conclusion. We are very happy with the outcome and felt well supported by Norm throughout the whole process. We confidently recommend him to others who are also wishing to sell their business
Norm successfully sold my business within the timeframe and valuation we discussed. He provided the guidance and coaching I needed throughout the process. I also appreciated his professionalism, diligent follow up with potential buyers and strong negotiating skills. We had several offers and ultimately found a buyer who I believe will be able to take my business to the next level which was very important to me. I would work with Norm again and recommend him with confidence.
Juergen and Audrey Partridge, Former Owners
Architectural Landscaping Business
March 15, 2017
We would like to sincerely thank Mr. Norm Sobel for his help in selling our business. During our 40 years of operation we have worked very hard to ensure its success. It was a very difficult transition to accept and move onto a different phase of our lives. Norm was able to help us wrap our heads around this new existence.
Mr. Sobel successfully solicited potential buyers for our business and helped us sort through the most suitable candidate for the sale. We are grateful for his knowledge, follow through and patience through out the process.
We would and have recommended his service to other business owners who are looking to sell their business.
Past Owner, Alterations and Dry Cleaning Service Business
I recently had the good fortune of having Mr. Norm Sobel as my agent in the sale of my business. I had operated a retail/service business for almost 30 years and was ready to retire. As a result of a very big obstacle in attracting perspective buyers for my business, namely a demolition clause on the premises I had been leasing for many years, my expectations were very limited to be sure. As well as encouraging me to be optimistic, Mr. Sobel (Norm) himself embraced the challenge as he persisted relentlessly to seek out potential buyers and refused to give up despite the inevitable disappointments. A perspective buyer did emerge some months into the process at which point Norm gave unlimited time and energy as well as using the art of persuasion as he pursued what turned out to be the purchaser of my business. After completing his responsibilities as my agent, he continued to involve himself by answering my endless questions, dealing with various concerns and generally being an enormous support to me throughout. At all times, Norm acted with great integrity and professionalism. I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending him on the sale or purchase of any type business. With his background as an engineer and also a businessman himself, he is obviously highly qualified and competent. It was great having him on my side.
Susie and Philip Kim
Past Owners, FLOWER RETAILER
North York, Ontario
Norm was very helpful in the selling of our business. He was able to answer all the questions and concerns that we had and helped us feel at ease with our decisions. We would recommend him to anyone who is looking to sell their business.
Past owner and President
North York Ontario
There comes a time in every business owner’s life when they realize it’s time to consider an exit plan from the business they so lovingly created, developed and nurtured for many years.
The choices available are a family member taking over, winding it down or selling the business. In my case it had to be one of the latter two. Then Norm Sobel arrived on the scene and offered his help. He helped me understand what was involved in the process of selling my business.
Norm brought to the table an energetic and imaginative approach in identifying prospective buyers. As well, he knew how to package and present my business and financial information in a format that was designed to attract the attention the business deserved. He arranged several meetings with the most promising prospects and assisted me in evaluating the candidates and narrowing the field.
Norm has a good sense as to when to proceed quickly and when to give things the time they need. He is professional and reliable and, much to my delight, was successful in selling my business.
It is my pleasure and privilege to recommend him to you.
North York, Ontario
It was a pleasure working with Norm during the sale of my manufacturing business. It was sold in 3 months and at a price that was higher than what it was appraised at by my accountant. He was easily reachable, either by phone or email, and did not hesitate to come see me in person when requested. Norm made the whole process painless. I would not hesitate to contact him again in the future if and when I decide to sell my next business.
As I approached retirement, I needed the services of a professional business broker who understood both my industry and the intricacies of selling a business. My banker recommended Norm and he was able to successfully maximize the value of my assets by facilitating the sale of my distribution business to another firm that had previously been my competitor. Although the negotiations were arduous at times, Norm was able to keep them on track all the way through to closing.
Jen & Peter Carter
Norm delivered precisely what he had promised. Our day care business was sold in less time than we had anticipated and at a price that we considered above satisfactory. He worked in a very professional manner and was able to knowledgably guide us through this process. We highly recommend him.
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