Commercial Real Estate - business brokerage services - buy a business - sell a business - David Conrad, Realtor

Blue Ridge Brokerage

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Real Estate & Business Services  

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Testimonals about Blue Ridge Brokerage's business and real estate services

 

August 21, 2018

To Whom it May Concern:

I am writing to give my strongest recommendation to Mr. David Conrad of Blue Ridge Business Brokerage. I recently listed with him my property management business, feeling that it might take a few years to sell a business in this rural area. David was very helpful in determining what pieces of financial information might be best to provide to potential buyers and moved quickly to market my business. I was kept informed throughout the process, and was pleased to have multiple interested parties, resulting in a sale in less than 90 days for very nearly the exact asking price At no time during the process was there any doubt that David was promoting my best interests.

David worked diligently on my behalf to conclude the transaction, even having to sacrifice a portion of his commission at the last minute to keep the closing on track.

I could not have asked for a more professional and determined broker and am pleased to give David and his company my highest recommendation.

Sherry E. Goodman
FORMER owner, Ashe Rental Agency

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September 2017

When it came time to find a broker, David performed hours of due diligence to sell my business; Sweet Frog Yogurt Store in Johnson City, TN. With a lower commission rate than other brokers, and a guarantee of a quick sale, David really stood out. His extensive experience in this business enabled our business to sell smoothly. In short- David definitely DELIVERED IT!!

Lee Ann & George Myer

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July 1, 2017

Thank you David for all your hard work in the selling of my business, Cabin Fever of Blowing Rock, Inc. You demonstrate professionalism and honesty, excellent service, dependability and frequent communication between all parties. Your attention to details, as well as your knowledge of the current market, assisted in helping me understand what prospects were looking for in a business. Your marketing efforts brought several qualified prospects to meet with us and had two offers to consider. You provided the support and confidence needed for a smooth closing.

I am happy to recommend your services to anyone interested in buying or selling a business.

Lynette Thompson, President/Owner
CABIN FEVER OF BLOWING ROCK, INC.

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September 1, 2016

Thank you David for arranging the quick, easy sale of Stone Walls.

We truly felt as though we had a partnership with you in this endeavor, which evolved into the friendship we have now.

We will continue to refer others we know in the restaurant business to ONLY you because David Conrad gets great results!

Anne & Jr.

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December 4, 2015

Thank you so much for trying to sell my business and that I am sorry that there were problems that were beyond your control. I appreciate everything that you did and I do believe that without these issues, you would be the one person that could have sold it. You put so much time, effort and energy into your work and from me and on behalf of your other clients--WE THANK YOU.

Dawn Stamey

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August 28, 2015

Sale of Mrs. Brumbles

It is with great respect that we write this THANK YOU to David Conrad.

He possesses many important qualities that are essential to the sale of one's business. However, his most important trait was his ADVICE. Selling a business presents numerous ups and downs. David's advice enabled us to stay focused and ultimately reach our goal of the fair sale of our business. This would not have occurred with out David.

We recommend him UNCONDITIONALLY.

Linda and Ian Osur

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November 20, 2014

I just wanted to drop you a line to express our appreciation for your role in the recent sale of our business, Rivers Street Deli. Despite many years in the business, we felt somewhat overwhelmed with the time constraints the Deli was causing in our family time. It became apparent very quickly that the timing of this venture was less than ideal. This was a problem so far as how to extract ourselves from the situation, in which we had invested considerable time and money, financially whole. It's never an easy sell when you have less than one year's sales to present to potential buyers. This is not a position I would wish on anyone, however, if someone was to find themselves similarly perplexed I would now know how to advise them.Call Blue Ridge Business Brokerage and ask for David Conrad.The man who was able to sell our business in a matter of months and above asking price! Did I mention at above asking price? Couple that with top notch professionalism and attention to every detail and you couldn't ask for better representation. David thank you for everything, I'm now spending lots of time with my kids and enjoying every minute of it.

Daniel Sheffey

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July 16, 2014

June and I want to thank you for the quick and excellent job you did for us in selling our home on Highway 194, here in Boone.

We knew we had chosen the right broker but were amazed how fast you got it under contract and got it sold.

We will recommend you to all!

Allen and Jane Trivette

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April 14, 2012

David Conrad, The sale of our business was not an easy choice for us to make. It was after much decision making concerning our final best interest for our family and the time requirements for our children and ourselves. It was full of emotional ups and downs. We did not know ultimately how it was going to turn out. We had never sold a "business" before and did not know what was involved. I wanted to take a moment and follow up with you with a word of thanks. My wife and myself have been very pleased with the process of the sale of our business. I appreciated the straight to the point honesty and integrity through the whole process. There was never any "smoke and mirrors" or false promises. We were very appreciative of the detail which was explained to us during each step.

You are a kind and patient person who worked hard for us to find the best buyer for our business. Not only did you find us a buyer, our family has made new friends with the new owners of our business as well as yourself. Should we consider purchasing a business in the future or need to sell a business, Blue Ridge Business Brokerage will be our first choice.

Richard and Shannon Jerkins
Former owners of Parts and Supplies Online, sales of new and used motorcycle parts
West Jefferson, NC

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October 23, 2013

David, We did it! After seven years of operation, my wife and I sold The River Dog last month. You worked so hard on our behalf to make this happen. I'm writing to say thanks and to give you credit for pulling off a difficult task.

We came to you two years ago. The River Dog was performing well, but we needed to relocate to South Carolina, where Joy had taken a job and where our parents needed help. We had never sold a business, and needed a professional to guide the process.You had a good reputation.

It was a terrible time to sell. The great recession was still lingering. Few people wanted to take the plunge into business, and banks didn't want to lend money. Your website generated some early leads, but no offers. We waited a year. We did not want to close and liquidate. We knew the business was profitable enough to attract a buyer. We decided to stay open.

We went through a long, frustrating period when nothing happened. But you never forgot about The River Dog. You notified me whenever someone took even a slight interest. You called every few months with encouragement. You showed me that other businesses that were selling. You always believed a buyer would come along for us. Two very serious prospects popped up in the past six months, but each gave up for lack of financing. Don't lose hope, you said, I still believe I can sell your business.

You called in August, excited but cautious. This might be it, you said. They're serious, eager. They know the industry, and they don't need financing. The River Dog is exactly what they're looking for. It came together quickly. Within a week the offer was on the table. Three weeks of due diligence and we had a deal. During this stressful period, you earned your commission. You were the conduit for all communications between me and the buyers, often a dozen or more emails, phone calls and texts each day. You were clearly my advocate, but you effectively walked the fine line between the two sides. You were candid about what I could expect to happen. The negotiations were tough. Neither side got exactly what it wanted, but I always got the sense from you that we could make this happen.

Joy and I trusted you to guide us through one of the most important financial situations of our lives. And you cam through for us. Greatest thanks, David.

Brian Melton

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July 12, 2013

David, Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! We are so pleased with the sale of our business, Mission Foods, by Blue Ridge Business Brokerage. I was fortunate to learn of your business from a fellow food distributor and am thrilled that he gave you such a glowing recommendation and that you were impressed with our business to take the challenge.

While I enjoyed working as a food distributor with Mission Foods, events necessitated the sale. It was unfortunate that, after a snow storm, I fractured my elbow that required surgery, physical therapy , and a considerable amount of time that I was unable to fully work my route. Thanks to you, you were able to find a buyer who would qualify for the purchase and who would maintain the relationships I had developed over the past two years. I was confident that the business would be in good hands.

I appreciated your attention to detail and your willingness to keep me updated with developments in the sales process. You were always available to answer any questions I may have had and I also appreciated your honesty and integrity.

Again, thanks so much for your assistance in selling my business.

Elsie Hall

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May 22, 2013

We cannot thank you enough for all of your help in selling Linville Cabin Rentals! Your diligence and perseverance made it happen regardless of the many discouraging offers. We appreciate your advice and reassurance throughout the process. I do believe we found a good fit for the business!

Angela Tuck, Happy Customer

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April 15, 2013

David,

Just a few but sincere words of thanks on the way you handles the sale of our business.

From the day we contacted you inquiring on how and what we need to do to sell the business, to the day the sale of the business closed, you stayed in constant touch with us, honestly advised us, and legitimately worked for us. You never hesitated to respond to any of our concerns, and always followed up on any pending issues with the buyers.

Your knowledge and expertise on how to sell a business, and your wise guidance, made the process so much less stressful on us.

Thank you very much for all of your hard work, we appreciate it very much.

Elie Saade

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March 14, 2013

David,

Just wanted to thank you for a job once again done well. This is the second acreage tract that you have sold for my wife and me....in both cases you found a buyer quickly and acted in a very professional and ethical manner.

I would recommend you and Blue Ridge Business Brokerage to anyone wishing to sell their property up here in the High Country.

Thank you!

James Potter

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January 29, 2013

David,

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for representing me in the sale of my business, Menchies in Boone.

I have sold and purchased a dozen properties in my life and you are by far the most professional, knowledgeable and attentive broker I have ever had the pleasure of working with.

You clearly set expectations. Superseded all projected deadlines. Promoted and represented myself and my business beyond my expectations.

I would highly recommend you and your services to anyone in need of a broker.

You are a true professional and now a friend.

I wish you all the best and I will always be grateful for your outstanding job with my business.

Marci Uricola

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June 19, 2012

Thank you David Conrad and Blue Ridge Business Brokerage for a smooth, pleasant, FAST sale, job WELL done, with the sale of Wraps!!!

Blue Ridge Business Brokerage will be well advertised through Wraps, and its previous owners, Trish and RD Daniels.....

Trish Daniels
Wraps Box & Ship
Banner Elk, NC

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I would love to share my experience working with David Conrad of Blueridge Brokerage who sold my small business in West Jefferson, NC. I owned a Home Care Agency licensed by the state of NC. My business was very specialized, requiring a Registered Nurse to oversee the day to day operations so I did not expect it to sell as quickly as some businesses. David gave my small business the same professional care as he did his million dollar plus listings. He made me feel as if my business was his only listing. He gave expert advice and was always available. David is a very ethical, trustworthy individual. We are of like minds, "always do the right thing". I gave him the reins and he did not disappoint me. He was a pleasure to work with and my mind was always at ease with him. My business sold, I'm now retired and I miss our frequent conversations. I highly recommend David, he took the stress out of this transaction and made my life so much easier. He stayed positive throughout the whole process and it was wonderful having the benefit of his knowledge and expertise. I didn't have to worry about a thing from beginning to end. He was wonderful about staying in touch. I am sooo glad that I chose David to sell my business and you will be too.

Dianne Pennell RN

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When looking to sell our townhouse project in the High Country area, my wife and I knew it was very important to find the right business broker for the job. The property was a complicated real estate package and we needed someone with the knowledge to take on such a listing as well as knowing how to market the property on a local and nationally level. Knowing we would be in good hands was especially important as we were out of town owners.

David Conrad not only met the above criteria we were hoping for, but far exceeded our expectations. David continually stayed in touch with us and provided updates, marketing techniques, showing details, etc.

And when David put our property under contract, he provided exemplary service in the transition period until closing.

We simply cannot recommend David highly enough and look forward to using his professional services for both buying and selling in the future.

Michael and Kimberly Green

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Brandy & David,

Now that the dust has settled and we are moving into a new year we can catch our breath and send you a long overdue, THANK YOU!!!! We have been so grateful to have this opportunity to move to this WONDERFUL town and to own this INCREDIBLE business. We owe this very special gift to both of you for finding us the perfect match in Cafe Portofino and the perfect people from whom to purchase it. Burt & Sandee have become dear, life long, friend to us. They have been terrific through the transition and now we see them in the restaurant and outside and they are there if we need them in any way they can be. We find it so remarkable that you have matched us so perfectly in this serendipitous union.

From the moment Brandy called us to tell us that she had found the perfect place for us and even assuring us that all would be fine, even if it was a restaurant, the experience has been first class & delightful. You both were so patient and helpful through the entire process, call after call, email after email, forgotten detail after detail and even when things looked grim for a day or two. Thank you for your professionalism, kindness, reassurance, support, attention to detail, lending an ear and for celebrating with us at the closing.

We sincerely hope the holiday season was HAPPY & HEALTHY for both of you and your families. We hope you both have a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year and we look forward to seeing you. Thank you for making the dream of being mountain residents, A REALITY!!

Joanna & Olga

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David,

I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate your handling of the sale of my business.

You worked hard - fairly and honestly, and got this transaction done in a timely manner.

I am now ready to go forward with my life and I thank you for your efforts.

Stobie Dunagan
Appalachian Blind and Closet Company

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David was awesome when helping me with the sale of my business. We had a long period before we finally got this thing sold but he was there for every step and kept me in the loop at every stage. He came highly recommended and he was worth the praise. I am very happy with the end result. If I decide to either buy or sell another business, He will be my first call.

Robert Sharpe

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David did a great job executing the sale of our restaurant. He is relentless when it comes to securing a buyer. He is easy to discuss matters with. He is also straight forward which eliminates misunderstandings.

David worked tirelessly to ensure a smooth closing. The timing was perfect.

I see why David closes so many deals.

Thank you David for your help!!

Bill and Anita Greene
former owners of Frontier BBQ, Banner Elk, NC

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David,

I just wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU for helping me sell my building. The ride was long, but I couldn't ask for a better friend, better broker, or more positive energy. I greatly appreciate all of your work and efforts to sell this property and bring the best possible price.

Karen
Banner Elk, NC

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