Business Sales vs. Selling Real Estate – Which is more profitable in this economy?

Are you involved in Real Estate Sales or are you a Real Estate Broker?
You Should Consider The Advantages Of Selling Businesses and Mergers & Acquisitions through VR Business Sales.

Before Buying a Franchise to be an m&a advisor or becoming a broker to sell real estate, there are several factors to consider in this economy.

Privately-held businesses drive the United States economy. There are over 25 million privately-held businesses alone in United States, which make up over 52% of the United States GDP and 50% of the domestic workforce. The same holds true around the world as privately-held businesses are the economic engine of most countries. With these figures, it only makes sense as a real estate broker to take advantage and start engaging in business sales.

At VR Business Sales, you have the ability to grab hold of a market that’s continually growing, while the real estate industry is continuing to bottom out. As a VR Business Sales intermediary, you will capitalize in an industry that’s full of lucrative opportunities.

Average Commission

Every VR Business Sales intermediary receives, on average, a 10% commission per sale, while the rate for real estate brokers falls around 6% – according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

Average Sales Price

The average sales price per business at VR Business Sales is $470.000, while most homes run lower around $200,000.

Average Sales Cycle

You will find at VR Business Sales that 5 to 8 months is the average sales cycle for an engagement, while Realtors see a house sell in 12 to 15 months.

Average Splits

The average split at VR Business Sales is 50/50, while NAR office owners see the short end of a split closer to 90/10.

Minimum Commissions

At VR Business Sales, every office receives a minimum commission on a deal, ranging anywhere from $10,000 to $25,000. Generally, real estate brokers do not receive a minimum commission, as it depends on the stipulations of the sale.

Earning Potential (Top of Price Range)

Any VR business intermediary has the potential of selling listings up to $160 million in value, whereas real estate brokers have only a limited roof of what they can achieve financially.

Average Office Sales

Taking into account every M&A office surveyed in the business brokerage industry, the average sales per office computes at over $1 million, while real estate brokers in NAR have seen their office sales plummet to below $500,000 annually.

Average Annual Earnings

Business sales intermediaries average $179,000 annually in earnings, while real estate brokers earn a fraction of that amount at a little under $48,000.

Inventory Turnover

The success rate at VR Business Sales is quite high, with 1 out of 2 businesses closing. Real estate brokers have a substantially lower inventory turnover rate with 1 out of every 14 real estate listings closing.

Market Potential

Economist Robert Avery from Cornell University estimates that $10 trillion of assets and over 12 million privately-held companies will be transferred as Baby Boomers start to retire. Other estimates predict that 10,000 Baby Boomers will become eligible for Social Security every day with 80 million retiring over the next two decades. This only makes VR Business Sales a more logical and profitable opportunity over selling real estate.

Most real estate brokers don’t realize the full potential of facilitating the sale of a business. Especially with the current real estate crisis here in the United States, why struggle when you can seize the advantages at VR Business Sales?


Investigate your marketplace. Are there privately-held business owners receiving professional representation when trying to sell their business? If not, do you believe that as a franchisee in the VR Business Sales organization you can offer Valued Representation to business owners, and pride yourself at becoming the premier firm in your market

If you see the need to help those business owners, and develop a career in business you can be proud of, learn more about how you can fulfill your professional and financial goals at VR Business Sales today!

For more information about this unique opportunity please contact:

Toll-Free: 800-377-8722  or 954-565-1555

Director of Franchise Development
VR Business Sales, Mergers & Acquisitions

VR provides a Free Weekly Webinar covering all important aspects of the VR Business Franchise Opportunity.

To Join the next Webinar click here for webinar schedule.

News Release: Newt Gingrich Appoints Peter King To Jobs And Prosperity Task Force Advisory Board

News Release from VR Business Franchise for VR Business Sales / Mergers & Acquisitions

Former Speaker of the House and General Chairman of American Solutions Newt Gingrich, announced today the appointment of Peter King  C.E.O. of VR Business Sales / Mergers & Acquisitions to the Advisory Board of his Jobs and Prosperity Task Force.

The Jobs and Prosperity Task Force is comprised of the most successful and accomplished business leaders and entrepreneurs in America. The Task Force will focus on Jobs Here, Jobs Now, Jobs First.

“We’ve given Washington a chance. It has failed miserably and proven to be so inept at job creation that our unemployment, as President Obama himself said, ‘blew past’ his own administration’s projection of 8%. Now it’s time for people who know how to create jobs and prosperity, know what it means to stick to a budget and make payroll – the business leaders of this country – to come together and clean up this mess,” Gingrich said.

“We’re thrilled to have Mr. King on board as we begin the work to get this economy back on track.”

As VR Business Sales / Mergers & Acquisitions’ dynamic and intuitive business leader, Peter King began his career on Bay Street in Toronto with one of Canada’s oldest Merger’s and Acquisitions firms. Upon relocating in 1989 to the United States, King was an instrumental part of Canada’s largest real estate company’s American development plans. His responsibilities included all legal and franchise arena’s through which his franchising intrigue arose. From 1994 until his acquisition of VR in 1999, King returned to his roots, joining one of America’s largest investment banks on Wall St. servicing large institutional clients.

In 1999,  Mr. King saw an opportunity that would bring the professionalism and service of investment banking to the small and mid-size business owner: acquiring VR Business Sales / Mergers & Acquisitions. Today Peter King and his partner and President, JoAnn Lombardi, lead VR Business Sales / Mergers & Acquisitions as the only full-time global network of Professional Business Intermediaries.

As an Advisory Board Member, Mr. King will be invited to Washington for strategy sessions and events where he will discuss ways of turning American economic problems around with tried, true and battle-tested solutions that have been used in successful businesses.

Mr. King’s company, VR Business Sales / Mergers & Acquisitions, is the innovative leader in the sale of privately held companies.
Celebrating 30 years as the world’s only network of full time professional business intermediaries, VR Business Sales addresses the needs of small and midsize businesses.  VR Business Sales is a company committed to a diversified menu of business advocate services, with more than 125 locations, and consequently has proven its value to business clients across the country and around the globe.  VR’s global headquarters are located at One East Broward Blvd., Suite 1500, Fort Lauderdale Florida.

For more information, please call 1-800-377-8722 or visit

Franchises For Sale | VR Franchise For Investment Banking and Mergers & Acquisitions Opportunity International

VR Business Sales Franchises are available throughout the U.S. and in International locations around the world.

The highly successful VR business model has been providing a definitive course of action for establishing high results Business Sales Franchises for over 30 years.

VR Business Franchises have available considerable training and assistance from VR Global Headquarters in the areas of business sales, mergers and acquisitions and investment banking.

VR Franchisees are guided from the initial steps of planning the new business location, to setting up business and accounting systems, to proven methods and samples for effective  marketing campaigns.

Many opportunities and expanding markets are available for enterprising business professionals to secure new markets both nationally and internationally.

For a limited time VR is offering a subsantial discount toward franchises for sale.

For more information about this unique opportunity please contact:

Toll-Free: 800-377-8722  or 954-565-1555

Director of Franchise Development
VR Business Sales, Mergers & Acquisitions
Global Headquarters

VR provides a Free Weekly Webinar covering all important aspects of the VR Business Franchise Opportunity.

To Join the next Webinar click here for webinar schedule.

Franchises For Sale | VR Business Sales Franchise Locations Available In the U.S.

VR Franchises For Sale

Business Sales Franchise Locations are available throughout the U.S.  based on the business model pioneered by VR for successful business sales, mergers & acquisitions and investment banking.

To mention just a few of the locations available, they include:

Ft. Lauderdale Florida, Washington DC, Chicago Illinois, Columbus Ohio, Tucson Arizona, St. Louis Missouri, Boston Massachusetts, Anchorage Alaska, Albuquerque New Mexico, Memphis Tennessee, and many more ideal locations.

For over 30 years, VR has been the industry pioneer and leader and it’s become well known that “VR has Sold more Businesses in the World than Anyone.”®

When purchasing a VR Franchise you gain the benefit of the support and training from the industry leader in Business Sales and Mergers & Acquisitions.

To see a full list of available VR Franchises for sale, please visit the VR Global Headquarters website

For more information about the VR Business Franchise Opportunity please contact:

Toll-Free: 800-377-8722  or 954-565-1555

Director of Franchise Development
VR Business Sales, Mergers & Acquisitions
Global Headquarters