- Knowing Your Worth
- Finding the Right Fit
- Identifying Your Must-Haves
There’s no special formula to making a successful transition. It’s not always an easy process and there are bound to be hiccups along the way. The more you can prepare, the better off you are to handle whatever gets thrown your way—and it’ll go a long way in ensuring you and your business end up in the right spot.
As an industry-leading Transition Specialist, 3xEquity has seen it all and can help guide advisors through the entire process. If you’re considering making a big move, it’s important to ask yourself these 3 questions (and have the answers).
- What is my practice worth?
In order to get the most out of your transition package, it’s important to know what your practice is worth and how it will be valued. A great way to get this question answered is to get a valuation for your business. 3xEquity’s Practice Valuation Optimizer Tool provides the instant equity value of your practice and an estimate based on industry norms. Getting a practice valuation ahead of time can be critical to making sure you don’t leave any money on the table.
- Is the potential firm a good fit for my clients and staff?
Making a move is going to affect more than just you, so any firm you consider must be beneficial for not only you but also for your clients and staff. You want to make sure that your clients understand exactly how this move will impact them and explain why it’s the right move for both you and them. The conviction you gain by ensuring that everyone will be well taken care of can go a long way in convincing clients to stick with you.
- What do I want out of my next broker-dealer?
While you want to keep an open mind when it comes to finding the next home for your business, you’ll want to make sure you think through the non-negotiables, the must-haves that will ultimately make or break a potential deal. Chances are there’s a reason, reasons, that you want to find a new broker-dealer and you’ll want to be sure that those reasons for leaving don’t follow you to the next place. Whether it’s more robust technology or better back-office support, put together a list of what you want out of your new broker-dealer, so you’re prepared when it comes time to compare offers.
Figuring out the answers to these questions can help you navigate the transition process and evaluate potential firms. Partnering with 3xEquity helps make the process easy. As Transition Specialists, we’re well-equipped to help you handle all the bumps in the road and get you the best transition package possible. In a matter of days, we can get you multiple offers from some of the top broker-dealers in the country, and from there, we’ll be by your side the entire way, guiding you to a new and better home for your business.