Now that the school holidays are over, we have seen a great start in new enquiries for April 2018. As at 17th of April, we are just short of the total number of enquiries received for April 2017. We also hold hope that, given the Anzac public holiday falls on a Wednesday, less people are likely to be going away and therefore catching up on important personal/professional duties, which may or may not include investigating buying a business.
Also, we’ve had a relatively good month listing new businesses which always brings potential buyers back to investigate new opportunities or reopens/reconsider businesses they have looked at in the past. Sometimes it requires a purchaser to look at another business opportunity, to realise that the one they dismissed was actually a good deal or ideal for them.
Looking forward, we expect strong numbers from here onwards and into May before things start to slow down before the end of the financial year period.