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Use a Pharmacy Broker or try to sell on my own?

“I am considering selling my independent pharmacy. Should I use a broker or try to sell it on my own to avoid paying a broker’s Commission?”


Deciding whether to use a pharmacy broker or sell your independent pharmacy on your own involves weighing several factors:


  1. Time and Effort: selling a business is a complex process that requires time and effort. If you choose to sell it on your own, be prepared to handle marketing, negotiations, paperwork, and legalities yourself. Using a broker can save you time and effort as they handle most of these tasks. 

  2. Market knowledge: Pharmacy Brokers have experience and expertise in selling pharmacy businesses. They have access to market data and know how to price your pharmacy competitively, which can help attract buyers and maximize your selling price.

  3. Network connections: Brokers have an extensive network of potential buyers and connections in the industry. They can leverage these relationships to find qualified buyers who are genuinely interested in purchasing your pharmacy.

  4. Confidentiality: If you want to maintain confidentiality during the selling process, using a broker can be advantageous. They can screen potential buyers and ensure that sensitive information about your pharmacy is disclosed only to serious and qualified buyers.

  5. Legal and financial considerations: Selling a pharmacy involves complex legal and financial considerations. A broker can help navigate these complexities and ensure that the cell is conducted legally and in compliance with regulations.

  6. Cost: While using a broker typically involves paying a Commission, it's essential to consider the value they bring to the table. A skilled broker can help you sell your pharmacy faster and at a better price, potentially offsetting the Commission cost.



Ultimately, the decision depends on your preference, resources, and comfort level with the selling process. If you have the time, expertise, and network to sell your pharmacy independently, it could be a viable option. However, if you prefer to offload the responsibilities and complexities of selling to a professional, using a broker might be a better choice. Consider consulting with a few brokers to understand their services, fees, and track record before making a decision.

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