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Brian Duckett, managing director of Horwath Franchising, maintains that more traditional franchises are less keen on corporate buyers because they pay less for buying resales in bulk. In his experience franchisors are also reluctant to move towards corporate buyers, believing such a move will change their image.
This is bad news if you plan to sell for a profit in 10 years' time. Also, contrary to Duckett's comments, Prontaprint now has a strategy to attract people interested in buying multiple franchises. So if you aren't a corporate buyer you could end up paying more in the first place. Until franchisors have clarified the trend, be wary.