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Written By: Larry Braden
Apr 27, 2012
Article #44


Larry Braden, Commercial Real Estate Managing Broker, CPA, MBA, e-Pro

Keller Williams Greater Seattle add business sales arm - Puget Sound Business Journal - April 27, 2012

Keller Williams Greater Seattle is pioneering a new business for the Austin-based real estate brokerage franchise: the buying and selling of businesses, in addition to residential and commercial property.

Keller Williams Greater Seattle has acquired Washington Brokers, a Seattle-based company that operates a global investment club for buying small businesses such as restaurants and mini-marts. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Larry Braden, Washington Brokers founder and managing broker, and Ron Sterling, vice president of training and compliance, have joined Keller Williams Greater Seattle. The Keller Williams Greater Seattle website will link to the Washington Brokers' web portal that carries business listings. The agents working with people who are buying or selling businesses will refer them to Keller Williams agents in the area who can help them buy or sell their homes.

If the new business line is as synergistic as expected, parent company Keller Williams Realty Inc. will start offering businesses for sale through all of its affiliates around the world.

Keller Williams Realty is the second-largest real estate franchise operation in the United States, with more than 78,000 associates in North America, including more than 3,000 associates in 28 location in the Northwest. The company is expanding overseas, with plans to be in 10 additional countries by the end of the year.

“We’ve been working on this for a year and a half,” said Shari Jansen, team leader for Keller Williams Greater Seattle.”All the people coming into the area to buy businesses all need homes.”

Jansen said that Keller Williams has gotten four referrals for home sales in the past two weeks from its new Washington Brokers business.

JEANNE LANG JONES covers retail and real estate for the Puget Sound Business Journal. Phone: 206-876-5426 | Email: [email protected] Click here to sign upfor the PSBJ Daily Update.

Source:  https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/2012/04/keller-williams-greater-seattle-adds.html

@WABrokers Business Sales Beats Market in 30 days Ended Jan 28, 2012! - 01/28/12

In the 30 days ended January 28, 2012, the Northwest Multiple LIsting Service reports Sold Production Volume for Business Sales included 4 transactions totalling $335,000 for an average price of $83,750 per deal.  The largest business sale transaction reported in NWMLS during this time was $150,000.  At Http://WABrokers.com @WABrokers , our total sold production was also 4 transactions totalling nearly $1.2 M in sold production volume , which is nearly four times that reported by NWMLS during this period.   Of this amount, our 3 business sales totalled $593,888 for an average price of nearly $198,000.  Our largest business sale transaction @WABrokers during this period was $400,000, which was also backed by #SBA financing and Guidant's iFinance program.  Furthermore, we currently have 3 more business sale transactions pending in escrow! 

Our results not only reflect approximately 136% premium in average prices compared to market reports of the Northwest Multiple Listing Service, but also are remarkable due to the fraction of listings we have in comparison to the rest of the market.  We attribute our success to the experience of our team, our proprietary www.bbmti.com technology, and our consistent drive to be #1 in the marketplace for Business Sales.  There is no better time than now to buy or sell a business, and our experienced team is more than ready to either support your business acquisition or to develop and execute your exit strategy.  Please don't hesitate to take the next step by registering as a member at http://wabrokers.com or call us at (206)795-3329 today.  We are excited about the opportunity to serve you!   

 

 Maybe all you need to grow your business is a reality check? - 04/19/10

Get Real and get ready to grow your business and reinvent your results. Here is the MP3 of my take on http://www.chatwithwomen.com/media.php?do=details&mid=9: and my interview with Thach Nuygen and Larry Braden of Washington Brokers.  This video is one of the most inspiring video’s I’ve ever watched. Clay Dyer epitomizes inspiration, heart and soul. His story brings tears to my eyes every time I hear it. Here is a man who wouldn’t ask for anything different- not an arm or two or legs. Clay Dyer has never treated himself special, he uses everyday gear just like the other pro’s. He fishes at just below the level of the top pro’s in the fishing industry. He believes all you need is heart, soul and mind, he believes he has everything he needs. Amazing? Miraculous? An example of a reality based hero, living his passion with single minded focus. Clay Dyer you are my hero. Where might single minded, reality based, focus take you and I, our businesses and lives?In life as in business there are things that are outside of our control. Let’s get real. All the cards aren’t dealt fairly or evenly in every hand, maybe ever. So deal with it. It is what it is. Clay wasn’t in control of the body he was born with. He is however in control of how he responds every day to his reality. So to are we. I call it getting real. It’s where greatness starts; reality, embracing what is and as Thach Nuygen will share tomorrow, “surrendered to the worse case scenario.” The first step of growing, changing, reinventing, innovating anything in your life or business is having a reality check. I’ve spent the past 20 years learning how to help others build and grow their lives and businesses. Over the years I’ve developed a process that I’ve taken for granted and yet it’s the magic, secret sauce I bring to every client, to each life I touch. So I’ve decided to share it. To make a tool available to all and to formalize the process so that I can help more people – identify the pieces of the puzzle they are missing. I will be sharing the overview and elements of my process for growing business over the next few weeks and within 4-5 weeks expect to see the Business Reality Check on my site as a downloadable business tool in e-book form. If you don’t want the do it yourself form- then hire me): Business Reality Check The world is volatile, uncertain and ambigous to grow, thrive and survive we all need to sharpen our entrepreneurial skills, invest in continual learning, commit ourselves to a process of rigorous reality, continually evaluate our results against goal, review all business assumptions, listen and engage clients, employees, associates, partners, vendors and understand the competitive landscape we are competing within. You can’t afford to be blindsided, don’t allow blind spots to exist. Get clear on what you don’t know about your businesses strengths, engage all stakeholders and you will discover incredible opportunities to seize and grow your life and business. Business Reality Check …a process to grow your business! What…is real? Where…now? Why….this path? Who…..with? How….will we do it? When….will we get there? The Business Reality Check Key Success Elements Be Real Be Clear Be Meaningful Be Collaborative Be Innovative Be Flexible, Dynamic and Open The process begins with a rigorous evaluation of your current results and then in turn evaluates each key element of your business. After the ‘What is real’ step we create a clear picture of ‘where we are going.’ The competitive landscape, market reality, client and all stakeholders realities are reviewed to uncover opportunities to grow the business and the leader. Blind spots are identified, strengths, weaknesses and threats are clarified and opportunities are discovered. After vetting out the opportunities we answer the ‘WHY this path’ question as we filter opportunities through the business passion, best at, expertise, values and vision. Now we can innovate, reinvent and seize the opportunities with a dynamic, flexible and open business model. Then we execute an engaging relational, community based collaborative plan. It’s a changing world – the recipe for business success is changing- too! Pam Hoelzle

December 8, 2009 - President Obama Announces Proposals to Accelerate Job Growth and Lay the Foundation for Robust Economic Growth

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July 11, 2009 - KNCW FM 92.7 / Oroville/Tonasket 101.7FM Reports Our Open House in Oroville, WA

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June 1st, 2009 - As Reported in Bellevue Business Journal - June Edition

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May 28th, 2009 - "Not What I Thought" - Twitter, & Tweet-ups: Creating Sales & Leads - Seattlepi.com

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May 6th, 2009 - Raw Footage From Our SHINE Feature Film Interview

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 May 1st, 2009 - WA Brokers Press Release

 April 29th, 2009 - As Reported by KHQ TV - Spokane

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March 16th, 2009 - As Reported by King 5 News TV - Seattle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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