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Selling lifestyle business (with house) in countryside

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    My parents own a business in a tourist village in the Peak District. This is a converted barn with shop downstairs and living accomodation above it (4 bedroom, 2 bathroom) plus decent sized garden etc.

    They have it on the market with an estate agent and business transfer agent. It has been on the market for over a year and the interest has been minimal.

    I was wondering whether anybody had any advise on what else they may be able to do in order to increase interest levels? I think the package is reasonably priced, but the estate agent's answer is to reduce the price (as it would be).

    Whilst I recognise the offering is on the niche side, this is a profitable lifestyle business, with generous family living accomodation, in an idyllic countryside location.

    Any help/thoughts/ideas appreciated...


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    Re: Selling lifestyle business (with house) in countryside

    Yes it does sound a bit niche. Maybe get planning consent (but don’t do the work) to convert into self contained units, to turn the shop into a home etc. That may increase catchment of buyers. Consider changing agent. Listen to advice on price as if it isn’t selling, proof of the pudding etc..
    Jonathan Rolande
    Director of House Buy Fast.
    The UK's Quick House Buying Company
    01903 331 588.


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      Re: Selling lifestyle business (with house) in countryside

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