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Business Salesman with the Midas Touch

By Dan Sowden

Brett Barton showing the fruits of South East Trading's Labours

Ever wondered what happens to a business once it is sold? Did they fail or flourish?

For South East Trading and Brett Barton of Ray White Business Sales, this is one sale that has come full circle. Mr Barton sold the business to Andrew and Larraine Kelsey back in 2006.

The Queensland distributor for Bushman’s Mosquito Repellent was turning over just on $300,000 back then, today the business has grown to a million dollar operation with its sales sky rocketing in recent years.

A true success story of a couple of buyers who tripled their money in only a few short years.

In somewhat of a Midas touch, Mr Barton has seen the majority of his client’s double and even triple their investment in just a matter of years.

The agent who prides himself on putting the right people into the right business is reaping the rewards with clients now pouring back looking to sell their much larger assets.

“Brett has this uncanny ability to pick winners. He spends a lot of time with his buyers and does everything possible to see them succeed. A strategy that’s definitely paying off. Our industry could always do with more people like Brett” Agency Principal Brendan Ford commented about Mr Barton’s sales history.

“We appreciated the outstanding level of service provided. The communication received in regard to enquiries and their follow up was excellent. We would be happy to recommend your services to any prospective clients” Andrew and Larraine Kelsey, the former owners of South East Trading said recently about Mr Barton.

The honest and thorough approach is a breath of fresh air for the business broker industry. With horror stories of years gone by quickly being replaced by success stories in today’s market.

More importantly than just good honest service, the price achieved for this business was well over original estimates, in fact the end result proved a new benchmark for today’s market. It goes to show buyers are willing to pay top dollar for quality businesses.

A deal done off the market with no fuss or stress, its no wonder Mr Barton has a queue at his office door.

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