Best Business Brokers and Commercial Real Estate Brokers

Best Business Brokers (B3) is the most connected resource for business buyers and sellers seeking business sales and acquisitions.

With over $40mm of business and commercial real estate listing activities we are off to a great start in 2017. Buyers are attracted by this inventory which is a great reason for business sellers to contact us! Business sellers can take advantage of our large pool of buyers.

Our team of brokers and staff are dedicated to our profession. Our dedication lays the foundation for B3 to be among the best in the state at what we do. We work behind the scenes and go mostly unnoticed, like the soundtrack of a good movie. As with the soundtrack in the movie, we’re an essential part of Georgia’s business community.”

B3 serves the Low Country, Coastal Empire and all across South Georgia.

Georgia has recently been ranked in the following categories:

Georgia is the No 1 ranked state for Business Site Selection: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

Also ranked the No. 1 Workforce Training Program In The Country (Cnbc, 2015)

Georgia is the No. 1 State For Business + Labor Climate (Area Development: 2016, 2015, 2014)

The No. 2 ranked state for Infrastructure And Global Access (Area Development, 2016, 2015, 2014)

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The Savannah area is a very strong and growing economy. It is one of the best in Georgia, with military, tourism, ports and manufacturing. All being growth industries that strengthen our local economy…

Savannah also draws retiring homeowners from all over the country seeking the moderate climate, scenic waterways, and pristine golf communities.

Don’t just take our word for how good it is here, watch this short video presented by the Savannah Harbor-Interstate 16 Corridor Joint Development Authority. Savannah area business video!

Brian Judson is a Senior Business Broker with B3

Brian is a Member of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB). He’s a member of the Realtors Commercial Alliance (RCA) a division of the Savannah Area Realtors. He holds a Georgia Real Estate License and has more than six years of experience in business valuations and sales. His career also includes thirty years of operations management in the service sector. Brian is a past member of the Executive Council of the Downtown Business Association. He is active in the Savannah Chamber of Commerce, CFO Council and the Small Business Chamber. Brian served on the Historic District Board of Review, United Way Funding Review Panel and is a Master Docent for the Telfair and Jepson Museums of Art.

Contact Brian Judson directly at 912-349-0940×5 or

Lee Grider is an Associate Broker with B3

Lee is a Member of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB). He’s a member of the Realtors Commercial Alliance (RCA) a division of the Savannah Area Realtors.  He brings a strong desire to help buyers and sellers of businesses and commercial properties achieve their goals, whether it is buying or selling.  His real estate experience as a Georgia Real Estate Broker, property investor, and business owner complements the B3 team. Lee, in addition to his qualifications brings integrity, high ethics, and the desire to listen from the heart. He strives to give the best broker service possible. Lee is actively involved in area investment groups. Lee volunteers at a prison ministry, KofC, Band of Brothers, Habitat and Juvenile Court. In the past Lee involved himself as HOA President, Parish Council President, Kairos Ministry Leader, and Port Ministry. He is an active contributor to business development in the Coastal Empire.

Contact Lee Grider directly at 912-349-0940 x 4 or

Dean Burnette is the Managing Broker of Best Business Brokers

Dean is based in Savannah, Georgia and serves the Coastal and Georgia area. He is a member of the Realtors Commercial Alliance (RCA), a subsidiary of the Savannah Area Realtors (SAR). He served as the 2013-2014 President of the Savannah Small Business Chamber, and is also a member of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, Georgia Association of Realtors (GAR) and International Business Brokers Association (IBBA). He is a member of and serves on the board of directors of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB). Dean has bought, sold, owned and operated businesses since 1986. Dean specializes in brokering Manufacturing, Technology and Logistics related businesses. He also brokers Commercial and Industrial Real Estate.

Buying or selling a business? Contact Dean today 912-349-0940X8 or

Georgia Business Brokers were named to the GABB 2016 Multi-Million Dollar Club for helping to broker the sale of small-medium-sized and large businesses in 2016.

Savannah Business Broker Dean Burnette, managing Broker at Best Business Brokers in Savannah, Georgia was among the top ten with multi-million dollars in sales of Georgia Businesses.  This was Dean’s 3rd year in the GABB Million Dollar Club. GABB members represent owners of Georgia businesses in extremely important transactions: the sale of their business. GABB members help owners determine the asking price of their business, create marketing plans and strategies for selling their business, identify and qualify buyers, and have the knowledge and skills needed to help maintain the confidential nature of the process.

Buying or selling a business? Contact Best Business Brokers today 912-349-0940 or

Business Broker in Savannah GA joins the Georgia Association of Business Brokers board of directors January 2017.

Savannah Business Broker Dean Burnette, managing Broker at Best Business Brokers based in Savannah, Georgia has been elected to serve on the board of directors for  the Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB) 2017-2018.

The GABB is the state’s only professional organization dedicated to buying and selling businesses and franchises.  According to Greg DeFoor, GABB’s President in 2015 and 2016. “Selling a business is a complex process with multiple steps and a lot of moving pieces.”

The GABB maintains a website that lists hundreds of businesses and franchises for sale throughout Georgia in a variety of fields, including automotive, business services, child care, cleaning, construction, electronics equipment, fitness, flooring, floral, food, gas stations, landscaping, manufacturing, medical, shipping, restaurants, retail, security, signs, and businesses related to the internet. ”

Buying or selling a business? Contact Best Business Brokers (B3) today 912-349-0940 or

Stay Tuned we are very excited about a special B3 announcement around the 1st of February!

B3 Businesses for Sale Listings

Best Business Brokers 

Businesses for Sale, Best Business Brokers (B3) is the most connected resource for business buyers and sellers seeking business sales and acquisitions in the Low Country, Coastal Empire and across South GA. We are off to a great start in 2017 with over $40mm of business listing activities, this inventory attracts buyers which is a great reason for business sellers to contact us! Our team of brokers and staff are dedicated to the profession and among the best in the state at what we do. We work behind the scenes and go mostly unnoticed, but we’re an essential part of Georgia’s business community.”

Savannah, South Georgia Low Country. B3 has Businesses for Sale
Savannah, South Georgia Low Country. B3 has Businesses for Sale

You can’t get anywhere in life without taking risks. Esme Bianco

Businesses for Sale

The posted list below does not include all of our listings, contact us for more information about businesses for sale in the Low Country and South Georgia 

Buying or Selling a business? Contact us today 912-349-0940 or

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King, Jr., pastor, activist, humanitarian and Civil Rights leader.

Georgia is known as the best state in the country to do business in.

The Savannah area is one of the best places in Georgia to do business in. But don’t just take our word for it. Check out this video from The Savannah Harbor-Interstate 16 Corridor Joint Development Authority includes the development authorities of Bryan, Bulloch, Chatham and Effingham counties in South Georgia. Founded in 2015, the JDA combines the resources to attract and facilitate regionally significant projects. Savannah area business video!

Check out the opportunities in our area because of the Film Industry! Film Works in Savannah

“For all of the most important things, the timing always sucks. Waiting for a good time to quit your job? The stars will never align and the traffic lights of life will never all be green at the same time. The universe doesn’t conspire against you, but it doesn’t go out of its way to line up the pins either. Conditions are never perfect. “Someday” is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you. Pro and con lists are just as bad. If it’s important to you and you want to do it “eventually,” just do it and correct course along the way.”- Timothy Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Work Week.

The best business brokers are involved in their local business community, in trade associations, if they are specialized brokers they are involved in those industry events.

Business Brokers are required to be licensed real estate agents in most states. Be sure to find out if your broker is licensed. You can do that in Georgia by visiting the Georgia Real Estate Commission website.

For Business Buyers

Do you plan to buy an existing business? Do you plan to start your own business? There are pros and cons for each of those options. If you do an analysis, you’ll learn what many seasoned entrepreneurs have learned. The risk-to reward ratio is tipped in your favor when you purchase an existing business.

The benefits of buying an existing business include:

A proven concept – Buying an established business is less risky. As a buyer you already know the process or concept works. Sure, business plans and income projections look great on paper. With an existing business, you already know the actual performance of the business. You can look at the tax returns, profit and loss statements, etc.

The company’s brand – The ongoing benefits of any marketing or networking the prior owner has done will transfer to you. Existing relationships – With the purchase of an existing business, you will buy an existing customer base and vendor base.

An immediate focus – When you buy a business, you can start working immediately and focus on improving and growing the business without delay.

Trained employees in place – One of the most valuable and important assets of an existing company is the people. With the right team in place, just about anything is possible and you will have an easier time implementing growth strategies.

Cash flow – Typically, a sale is structured so you can cover the debt service, take a reasonable salary and have some left over to take the business to the next level. Start-ups could take a year or more to achieve a positive cash flow.

Existing licenses and permits – Licenses can be difficult to obtain, and it may be difficult to learn all the types of licenses and permits you need. Existing businesses have learned and acquired what is required. It turns into a matter of transferring those into your name.

Training by the seller – Often the seller will help you in the learning process. You benefit from their trial and error. An owner can show you the ropes of the business, introduce you to everybody and make sure it’s a smooth transition.

The owner may provide owner financing – The seller can become your “bank.” It is difficult to find a bank to loan money to a startup because banks have little or no security available in a start-up.

Finding the right business to purchase can be a daunting task without help. Assembling a team of experts, including a business broker, an accountant and an attorney will help you avoid headaches.

Buying an existing business can be safer than starting from start-up because startups have a high failure rate. The Small Business Administration (SBA) estimates that 56 percent of new businesses fail within the first four years.

If you buy an existing business, you’ll have improved your chances of success because many businesses for sale have passed the four-year mark.

Why would someone want to sell a successful business? There are many reasons – retirement, illness, relocation, burnout, etc.

If you decide to open a business on your own, you will need to cover all the areas discussed above on your own.

You will need to find an affordable location, search for suppliers and vendors and generate your client base. Advertising will be important because you will need to get your name out and develop repeat customers.

You will probably need to hire and train your own employees and find an accountant to set up appropriate tax and licensing accounts as well as track sales and inventory.

Your attorney will be a key person in helping you review leases, deeds, zoning and licensing paperwork and other legal documents.

Of course, if you have experience in business management and knowledge in most of these areas, this may be a challenge you are up for.

When you open a business from the ground floor, you make the rules and you decide how you want it run. You would pick the stock and decide on advertising campaigns.  Your business would be designed completely by you.

Dean Burnette is a business broker with Best Business Brokers. He can be reached at 912-247-3209 or

For Business Sellers

I saw an ad the other day on Craig’s List.  The title was: Sell My Business In Savannah.  I clicked on the ad to see what it was all about.  I found a brief description of some local bakery that was for sale.  There was very little information there.  Just a first name of the owner and an email address.  No specifics on the bakery, where it was, why they were selling, what the price was.

I thought to myself, if you’re selling a business in Savannah, this is certainly not the best way to go about it from both the seller and the potential buyer perspective.  Why? I can think of several reasons right off the top of my head.

For starters, there is the credibility factor.  How many people looking to buy a business in the Savannah area are going to respond to an ad like this?  Why is there so little information…are you hiding something?  Why are you selling on your own, rather than through a professional?

On the seller’s end, this bakery owner is doing himself a real disservice.  In addition to the fact that the ad came across unprofessional, he’s not reaching the targeted audience he needs to in order to maximize the potential for a sale.  Sure, a few serious buyers might see his Selling My Business In Savannah ad, but not nearly as many that would if he had placed his ad in the right place.

Which brings me to the point of this article.  If you are selling a business in Savannah, you probably won’t have much luck going it alone.  Just like the bakery owner, you are likely to make many mistakes along the way.

Think about it…let’s say you were considering selling your business…do you know how much it is worth?  How do you find qualified buyers?  What about financing?  How do you establish confidentiality?  Do you have to hold a note?

If you’re able to answer all of these questions confidently, then perhaps you can do it alone.  But chances are you don’t have the answers to all of them, or even some of them.  That’s where a business broker comes in.

An experienced business broker can answer all of these questions for you, and put your business in front of thousands of qualified buyers.  They have access to resources and tools that you can’t access on your own, and can make a sale happen fast at a price that works for you.

If you’re selling a business in Savannah, a good bet is to go with Best Business Brokers, local people with the edge and the method to find you a buyer, no matter what industry you are in.

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Times are changing
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17th of June 2017 11:16 AM
Fifth of five Lessons on treating others

Giving When it Counts...

Many years ago, when I worked as a volunteer at a hospital, I got to know a little girl named Liz who was suffering from a rare & serious disease. Her only chance of recovery appeared to be a blood transfusion from her 5-year old brother, who had miraculously survived the same disease and had developed the antibodies needed to combat the illness. The doctor explained the situation to her little brother, and asked the little boy if he would be willing to give his blood to his sister.

I saw him hesitate for only a moment before taking a deep breath and saying, "Yes I'll do it if it will
Save her." As the transfusion progressed, he lay in bed next to his sister and smiled, as we all did, seeing the color returning to her cheek. Then his face grew pale and his smile faded.

He looked up at the doctor and asked with a trembling voice, "Will I start to die right away"

Being young, the little boy had misunderstood the doctor; he thought he was going to have to give his sister all of his blood in order to save her.

Most importantly.... Treat people the way you want to be treated, Work like you don’t need the money, Love like you’ve never been hurt, and Dance like you do when nobody’s watching”
16th of June 2017 06:09 PM
The fourth of five lessons on treating others

The obstacle in Our Path.

In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the King's' wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it.. Many loudly blamed the King for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the stone out of the way.

Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, the
peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded. After the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the King indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway. The peasant learned what many of us never understand!

Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve our condition.
16th of June 2017 11:16 AM
The third of five lessons on treating others

Always remember those who serve.

In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10-year-old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him.

"How much is an ice cream sundae?" he asked.
"Fifty cents," replied the waitress.

The little boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and studied the coins in it. "Well, how much is a plain dish of ice cream?" he inquired.

By now more people were waiting for a table and the waitress was growing impatient..

"Thirty-five cents," she brusquely replied. The little boy again counted his coins.

"I'll have the plain ice cream," he said.
The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on the table and walked away The boy finished the ice cream, paid the cashier and left. When the waitress came back, she began to cry as she wiped down the Table. There, placed neatly beside the empty dish, were two nickels and five pennies..

You see, he couldn't have the sundae, because he had to have enough left to leave her a tip.
15th of June 2017 06:09 PM
2. - Second of five lessons in treating others-

Pickup in the Rain

One night, at 11:30 p.m., an older African American Woman was standing on the side of an Alabama highway trying to endure a lashing rain storm. Her car had broken down and she desperately needed a ride. Soaking wet, she decided to flag down the next car. A young white man stopped to help her, generally unheard of in those conflict-filled 1960's. The man took her to safety, helped her get assistance and put her into a taxicab. She seemed to be in a big hurry, but wrote down his address and thanked him. Seven days went by and a knock came on the man's door. To his surprise, a giant console color TV was delivered to his home. A special note was attached.

It read:

"Thank you so much for assisting me on the highway the other night. The rain drenched not only my clothes, but also my spirits. Then you came along. Because of you, I was able to make it to my dying husband's' bedside just before he passed away... God Bless you for helping me and unselfishly serving others."


Mrs. Nat King Cole.
15th of June 2017 11:16 AM
This is the first of five lessons someone sent me on treating people.

"Cleaning Lady"

During my second month of college, our professor Gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions until I read the last one:

"What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?"

Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times. She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50's, but how would I know her name?

I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank. Just before class ended, one student asked if the last question would count toward our quiz grade. "Absolutely, " said the professor.. "In your careers, You will meet many people. All are significant.. They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do Is smile and say "hello.."

I've never forgotten that lesson.. I also learned her

Name was Dorothy.
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Wow Savannah!
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Take an educated chance!
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World Class Savannah Georgia
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We need more skilled trades people!
30th of May 2017 07:19 AM
A Little M&A Humor to get you started after the long weekend. MERGER TIPS FOR 2017: For all of you with any money left, be aware of the next expected mergers so that you can get in on the ground floor and make some BIG bucks. Watch for these consolidations in 2017:

1. Hale Business Systems, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Fuller Brush, and W. R. Grace Co. will merge and become: Hale, Mary, Fuller, Grace.

2. Polygram Records, Warner Bros., and Zesta Crackers join forces and become: Poly, Warner Cracker.

3. 3M will merge with Goodyear and become: MMMGood.

4. Zippo Manufacturing, Audi Motors, Dofasco, and Dakota Mining will merge and become: ZipAudiDoDa.

5. FedEx is expected to join its competitor, UPS, and become: FedUP.

6. Fairchild Electronics and Honeywell Computers will become: Fairwell Honeychild.

7. Grey Poupon and Docker Pants are expected to become: PouponPants.
And finally....
8. Knotts Berry Farm and the National Organization of Women will become: Knott NOW!
29th of May 2017 05:19 PM Link
Never forget, freedom is not free!
28th of May 2017 04:53 PM Link
More good news for Savannah
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Interesting M&A
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PSA good things to know about downed power lines.
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More Good News for the Port of Savannah!
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Nice, Go Savannah