SUCCESS STORIES

"Christina doesn’t quit and she works as hard to sell your business as you likely did to build your business. She will do it the right way and she will get you through it."

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ReAmp Recording Studio

We actually sold this business twice the first-time sellers had started it from scratch and had built up a nice little business, but they wanted to move out of the area. The buyers were from LA and the plan was they were going to move down to Orange County but that never happened and then we ended up having to sell it again. I think I found the forever buyer, an ultra-wealthy gentleman that just likes to jam in his own private recording studio!

Words from us

“We actually sold this business twice the first-time sellers had started it from scratch and had built up a nice little business, but they wanted to move out of the area. The buyers were from LA and the plan was they were going to move down to Orange County but that never happened and then we ended up having to sell it again. I think I found the forever buyer, an ultra-wealthy gentleman that just likes to jam in his own private recording studio!”

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The first time I spoke to this seller was during the beginning of the great recession. She told me she was thinking of selling a newly built out store. I surprised her by telling her that she shouldn’t sell now because she would loose too much money and that she a great operator (I had heard of her before) and she should call me after it was established. She called me years later and said she was ready to start getting ready for retirement and she wouldn’t deal with anyone else because I was the only one honest enough to put her interest first, instead of just trying to get a listing. That was 3 years ago and 7 sold stores later. All sold to nice people that will surely carry on what she built.

Words from the Seller

“Christina thank you for going above and beyond when we thought the landlord was going to kill our deal, on behalf of our whole family thank you for keeping everybody calm and getting it closed.”

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Mother Earth Maids

We sold this all green maid service business to a nice couple that was just moving to the area. They needed a business that had fundamental roots in the basic service industry, people will always need a clean house.

Words from the Seller

“I appreciated the fact that you stayed in touch with me long after the sale when I had questions.”

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We found a buyer for this CNC shop in just 3 months. The seller and his finance stayed on another month to make the transition smooth. The brought his particular expertise to the business and found new ways to grow it.

Words from the Seller

“Thank you for all that did to help us achieve our dream of retiring in Big Bear!”

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Premier Auto Equipment

This was a profitable well-run business and we found a buyer early on but we had many challenges with financing that caused serious delays. We had a committed seller and a committed buyer, so we showed them the same commitment by never giving up on the deal and going to 3 banks to get it done.

Words from the Seller

“Christina you were so persistent it gave me the strength to keep going too. I’m sure this wasn’t the easiest transaction for you but in the end, I sold my business for full price and 2 really nice guys got a great business, a good day for all of us!”

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Selling a business that takes a particular skill to own and run can take more time than other businesses. This business was purchased by a fellow who had a similar type of business in the past, so he wasn’t worried about running the day to day if one of the techs didn’t show up. As a matter of fact, the buyer continues to look to expand because he has done so well with his acquisition.

Words from the Seller

“Totally painless! Thank you, Christina.”

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Great products, great business, great sellers but not a great partnership. Anyone who has ever been partners in business can understand the challenges. One of the most complex sales in C.B.B. history but we are happy to say that it did sell for full price, which was top dollar, and the strategic buyers were very pleased with the acquisition.

Words from the Seller

“We can honestly say that we underestimated what it takes to sell a business of this size. Thank you for your unwavering patience with us during the process. We are both happy to move on our separate ways.”

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Billy’s Meat Seafood & Deli

This place was practically an institution in San Clemente for locals and world-famous surfers. It had been started and run by the same family for 30 years, so finding just right buyer to take over this family’s legacy was key in making them happy to retire. Glad to say we did find some very nice people who have taken great care of the brand and continue to enjoy its success today.

Words from the Seller

“We are going to enjoy the time to travel across America! Thank you for finding the right buyer. “

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This business provided thousands of school lunches to private and charter schools all over the county. We found a terrific buyer who continues to grow the business long after the sale.

Words from the Seller

“Christina at California Business Brokers is absolutely THE best broker. After meeting with 6 other brokers, I chose Christina to sell my business. I didn’t chose her because she told me I had a great business or was “something special”, but because she took the time to understand the nuances of my niche business and gave me a brutal, but honest assessment. She was with me through every step, guiding and advising. She not only covers the business side well, she truly understands and empathizes with owners and all the stages and emotions that can occur during this process. She’s respectful and professional all while getting the job done. During every meeting with prospective buyers, they would inevitably comment about how nice and thorough her presentation was compared to other businesses they were considering with other brokers. It was clear I had chosen the right one. Christina managed to create multiple offers for me and I’m certain it’s because of how she packaged and presented it to prospective buyers. I can’t state strongly enough how supportive she is. She’s proactive at every step. She warns or advises of possibilities ahead of time and guides you through how to handle them. She doesn’t quit and she works as hard to sell your business as you likely did to build your business. She will do it the right way and she will get you through it. Trust her. I did and I’m forever grateful. “

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The Auto Clinic

This busy high-profile auto repair business sold to a local competitor that wanted to transition from Japanese auto repair to German. The seller were young and dynamic mechanics who clearly understood how to build a solid reputation in a very competitive space.

Words from the Seller

“Thanks for all you did to get buyer the right lender. Even though we knew he was interested in our business I don’t think he would have qualified anywhere other than the bank you suggested. Glad it’s done!”

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Dairy Queen Brazier

One of the busiest D.Q.’s in the county sold to a living success story franchisee. The buyer owned another D.Q. in the franchise. This lady’s story was an inspiration, she worked in the store from 16 years old and when the sellers retired they sold her the business and let her pay them back with the profits. I sold her, her second store and she is today one of the top operators for the franchise.

Words from the Seller

“Thank you Christina for selling our business and constructing a suitable lease that will provide us with our retirement income on our building. We will enjoy our cruise now! “

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New Image Theater Maintenance

Highly specialized janitorial business that only cleans movie theaters. C.B.B. loves specialty services style businesses and can truly represent them in the best light. This business sold for over 1.2 million dollars and it transferred with 6 vacuums. The value of a business is mainly in its cash flow, and service businesses usually have fewer assets but good cash flow.

Words from the Seller

“We actually had 2 buyers thanks to C.B.B. because it took 2 sales to find its forever owner. The first buyer/owner went on to expand his distribution business and the second buyer continues run and grow the business today. The first seller retired, and the second seller is happy in his other business.”

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Hunter Steak House

We sold this gorgeous 8000 sq ft prime steakhouse in heart of O.C. to a local doctor that wanted another business outside his practice. The restaurant had the classic feel of steak house with leather booth seating and a great bar with entertainment.

Words from the Seller

“Selling the business has really made me appreciate just having the one location to manage! If I ever want to retire from it all I know who to call, thank you.”

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ABC Ice House

This Ice Delivery business had accounts all over the county delivering Ice to restaurants and retail establishments. This sale taught me to always expect the unexpected when dealing with landlords. Most people have the guard up when they deal with a big high-profile landlord but an individual that should be easy and simple is after all just a person and some people are just contentious. It took some negotiating to smooth the way for the new buyer to get a new lease with the landlord but we did we closed on time.

Words from the Seller

“Thank you for everything you did to keep the buyer calm during the transfer, I wasn’t sure it ever get done but it did and now I can focus on my other business. Thanks again. “

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Attax Tax Services

We sold this gorgeous 8000 sq ft prime steakhouse in heart of O.C. to a local doctor that wanted another business outside his practice. The restaurant had the classic feel of steak house with leather booth seating and a great bar with entertainment.

Words from the Buyer

“It was my first time buying a business and Christina helped to make the process so easy! Everything was explained clearly, and she really held our hands through the whole process. We couldn’t have asked for a better agent to help us! Thanks Christina! “

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This interesting business sold generic soda formulas to bars, restaurants and convenience stores. They had hundreds of accounts that were buying products that tasted just like the real thing. The seller wanted to move on to invest in the housing market, buying and selling houses. We sold the business quickly for close to full price and he went on to be a real estate tycoon.