Advice for Buying a Restaurant and Selling a Restaurant

Ready to Become a Restaurant Broker?

Posted by Robin Gagnon on Mar 11, 2013 10:42:00 AM

Certified Restaurant BrokerHave you ever wondered if you have what it takes to become a restaurant broker?  Well, now might be the time to give it some thought because We Sell Restaurants is ramping up our staff and we're looking for a few good men and women.

What makes you successful in this business?  First and foremost, it's professionalism.  Restaurant brokers have to be savvy professionals that practice strong follow up with buyers and sellers. 

Secondly, a restaurant broker must be technically strong.  The "old" world of restaurant brokerage has been turned on its head by the We Sell Restaurants technical platform The B.O.S.S. (Brokers Operating and Sales System).  This unique management system is much more than a website.  It's a management system for keeping up with buyer activity, seller leads and online confidentiality agreements.  We hired our own developers to build a system that is one part marketing engine, one part management system, and one part operations system.  Our brokers spend their time where the money is, dealing with clients instead of chasing paperwork, faxing confidentiality agreements or worrying about where a paper document is.  The B.O.S.S. emails our agents, tracks their tasks and activities, houses our forms and training and much more.  The B.O.S.S. helps our restaurant brokers stay on their game. 

The third element of a successful restaurant broker is the ability to learn.  Our four-week training program begins with a 60-page manual, our own book "Appetite for Acquisition" and core exercises that begin your immersion in the business.  That moves to a week of in house training where 40 hours are devoted to an intense study course with two of the best in the business.   You transition from that module to another "in market" experience with specific required course work and in the last week of training, you're on the street being mentored by the team setting the standard in restaurant brokerage.

At the end of four weeks and after successful testing, you become a Certified Restaurant Broker, one of a handful in the entire nation.  Ongoing training and mentoring keep your skills sharp as you continue to immerse yourself and become a practice leader in this challenging industry. 

Do you have what it takes?  To be honest, not that many people will live up to our high standards.  You will need to interview with both Robin and Eric to be accepted.  You need a Georgia real estate license before you are admitted to our study program.  Most importantly, you have to prove to us why we should invest our talent and energy in training you.  At the end of the day, our brand is a powerhouse and we will only allow those associated with it to be the best of the best. 

For a limited time, we are entertaining resumes for our Atlanta office because we simply have more business than our agents can currently handle.  If you think you have what it takes, send your resume and if we like what we see, either Eric or Robin will give you a call.   

We Sell Restaurants is setting the nation's standards for restaurant brokerage.  Our growth represents a huge opportunity for the right individuals.   Our roles are all commission based and new restaurant brokers should have cash reserves to sustain them for a period of time until their first sales develop.  As commissioned salespeople, the sky is the limit in terms of earnings. 

Are you ready to test your skills as a restaurant broker?  Our next in house training class begins April 2.  Send your resume and proof of Georgia real estate licensure to before March 21, 2013.

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Topics: Restaurant Brokers