Testimonials

Quick Serve Franchise for sale in San Diego
Sean and Dustin are business brokers here in San Diego that we have been working with for the last fifteen (15) years, mostly with the Cold Stone Creamery concept. Sean and his company, First Choice Business Brokers, have been very efficient, responsible, and active in helping our clients sell their businesses. Because of their hard work and commitment to their clients, we recommend them in helping you sell your business.
George H.
Cold Stone Area Developer

We recently purchased a small business that was brokered by Dustin and Sean. Although Dustin’s original relationship was with the Seller, he did a great of representing both parties in the transaction. They were responsive to our many questions and phone calls. I most of all appreciated the time they took to meet with us and the Seller to bring all of us closer to an agreement. They were very patient and creative in helping us develop good provisions for the transfer and transition of the business.
NCJ
Bayview Property Management
property management for sale
Coffee Shop for sale in San Diego
Sean and Dustin are professional, knowledgeable and kind. I cannot say enough good things about Sean Seaman. He is professional, thorough and very patient with all questions, taking time to explain the entire business buying process from start to finish. He always picks up his phone and follows through with his word. My spouse and I wanted to buy a business but it was already in contract. It fell out of escrow and he informed us immediately to see if we were still interested and we are so grateful he did. His expertise and ability to act swiftly sealed the deal for us. He is also very honest and has the helpful talent of seeing both sides objectively. We are very thankful to have found him and look forward to working with him again. Highly recommend! Thank you kindly, Sean and team!
Natalie B.
Buyer of Mystic Mocha

I had listed my business for sale with another broker for six months that was hard working and professional but produced only unqualified buyers. I contacted Sean and Dustin at First Choice Business Brokers and what a difference!  Sean and Dustin took the right approach that marketed my business correctly from the start. They found a qualified buyer within days from a resource of buyer contacts that they had on file.  I receive the price that I wanted and the process from start to finish was very quick and smooth.  They were always available within a short period of time to answer my questions and coach me through completion.  I would highly recommend Sean and Dustin to anyone looking to sell their business.
Dennis Neal
Advantage Business Equipment
IT eCommerce businss for sale
kids-learn-to-read
Thanks again for all your expertise in helping us purchase the Poway Club Z Tutoring Franchise. We can’t thank you enough for your guidance, support, advise and making it all possible. We’ll be forever grateful.
Rhonda & Bennet Mann
Club Z Tutoring Franchise

When I decided to sell my business, I contacted several brokers. From the beginning, Sean and Dustin stood out. They were so knowledgeable and prompt in responding to any phone calls or emails. With their help, I was able to reach an appropriate asking price for my medical billing company, which was higher than what I expected. In a very short time, they found the perfect buyer for my business. The process happened exactly as they stated it would. I am amazed how quick and smooth it all happened. It really is like a dream come true. I would highly recommend Sean and Dustin at First Choice Business Brokers.
Rita Nye
Physicians Medical Billing Services, Inc.
Medical Billing Service
IT Company for Sale
Sean and Dustin at First Choice Business Brokers delivered on their promise to connect me with a large number of qualified buyers and simplify the process of the sale. The team at FCBB turned a very complex transaction into a simple, professional and valuable outcome for all parties.
Craig MacKinder
Total Tech Resources

In 25 years of small business I have never met any better professional business people than Sean and Dustin. As our printing company’s business brokers they evaluated our business and determined a sales price that was more than what we were expecting. The sale of the business was quick and efficient and both buyers and sellers were happy. Sean and Dustin are seasoned professionals who bring a wide range of experience to the table. Above all, they are completely open and honest. Sean and Dustin are detail oriented and tackle and resolve questions and problems immediately. A very important point is that they are easy to get a hold of and always quick to respond to phone calls and e-mails. I highly recommend First Choice Business Brokers and the team of Sean and Dustin for the purchase or sale of a business.
Matt Risi
Minuteman Press San Diego Mission Valley
Minuteman Press
Home Care Franchise Business
Dustin and Sean, a special thank you to you. You have been terrific and very efficient in this transaction. Always reactive and helpful. I hope we can do business together again and I will certainly recommend you when I hear someone is interested in buying or selling a business.
Philippe Faurie
Home Care Franchise
Dustin and Sean were a pleasure to work with. They were helpful, instructive, and strong facilitators. I would definitely recommend them.
Jeremy Yamaguchi
Domestic Referral Agency
eCommerce Business
The best decision I made when selling my business was to list it with First Choice. From the very beginning to after the sale of my business, Sean Seaman and his team at First Choice were extremely helpful and insightful. I leaned heavily on the advice and guidance that Sean gave me and I was glad that I did. His knowledge and understanding of the landscape was so valuable to me and facilitated a very quick and profitable sale. I know that when the time comes to sell another business First Choice will be my broker.
Allison Cecil
Niche eCommerce
I worked with Sean and Dustin to sell my business. It was an excellent experience. They did not rush through the financial statements but helped me to accurately reflect my business and its earnings. They took their time to go through all facets of selling the business, always maintained confidentiality and diligently worked to find a financially qualified buyer. Within a couple months they produced a very well qualified buyer. From that point forward they helped negotiate the price, terms and really helped both parties overcome the small problems most deals encounter. Both of them were polite, professional and got the job done. I sincerely believe the price I sold the business for would have been much less without the proper preparation and advice Dustin and Sean guided me with. I would use them again in a heartbeat and would recommend them to anyone who is considering the potential sale of their business.
Jack Morehouse
Mr. Rooter Franchise
Plumbing Company
Medical Billing Connection
Our experience with you has been nothing less than delightful and profitable!! Thank you for making the sale of our business such an easy and fun experience. Your energy, knowledge, and expertise caught our attention right away, and it carried through the entire transaction. We couldn’t be more pleased and look forward to working with you again!
Thank you so much!!!
Dave and Stephanie
Medical Billing Connection
It was Great dealing with both Dustin & Sean, They made the purchase transition very smooth and they stayed on top of things since day 1. I will definitley recommend them to other people.
Matthew Atto
Grand Wireless Inc.
Grand Wireless
Enterprise Locksmith
Erez and I would like to thank you personally for successfully completing the sale of our business. You were very professional and friendly throughout the whole transaction and made us feel as comfortable as possible with selling the business that was a major part of our life for the last 5 years. Like we mentioned several times, it almost seemed “too easy” although I am sure in the background there was much more, and for that we would like to thank you both. We hope to do business with you again in the future.
Idan Kadosh and Erez Marom
E Service Inc.
George and I want to thank you both for the amazing job you did representing us in the sale of our family’s business. When my uncle called me into “yet another meeting” with a business broker, I expected the same sales pitch we had heard from the previous handful of brokers we had met with. What we got instead was a stress-free detailed plan of what you were going to do above and beyond simply listing our business and praying for calls. Before I knew it, you had TWO qualified buyers bidding against one another to acquire our stores! Your energy, professionalism, and knowledge made the entire process smooth and comfortable for everyone involved. Not to mention the great position you helped me land with the new owners! I will recommend you to everyone I know who is interested in selling their business. You guys are without a doubt the best business brokers in San Diego.
Alan Jehamy
IMDDE Perfumes LLC
Perfume & Cosmetics Retail Stores
Sean & Dustin worked extremely hard in marketing and selling my business. They were professional throughout the entire process. I greatly appreciated the fact that they did not pressure me into accepting an offer that was lower than what I wanted. I always felt like they were working in my best interests. I would definitely work with them again.
Erik
Medical Billing Company
Medical Billing
Mail Exchange
Do not let the young faces fool you. Sean and Dustin are the best in the business. I had been trying to sell my postal store business over the past year and a half using three different business brokers with two different companies. Those other companies had garnered some interest, but could not consummate an adequate deal. I retained the services of Sean and Dustin and within one month, my store was sold for a fantastic price. They offer so much more than the other business brokers in San Diego that I had dealt with. From negotiating the new lease for the buyer to mitigating any concerns from all parties involved, Sean and Dustin exceeded all expectations. In business, we know that the ultimate compliment is referring well qualified professionals to our friends and business partners. I have already referred Sean and Dustin to two of my business friends. Do not waste anymore of your time with another business broker. If you want to sell your business, talk to Sean and Dustin and let them handle the rest. They will tell you upfront what you need to provide, an accurate ballpark of what they can sell your business for, and make sure that a deal will be consummated once an agreement is reached. I will only use them in the future for any business broker needs. I cannot thank Sean and Dustin enough.
Khoa Hoang
Shipping Store Owner
When you receive a good service from a Company, you rarely feel obligated to write a thank you letter. On the other hand, when the Company goes the extra mile and provides a superior service, there is no way that you can dismiss this urge of sitting down, and giving them the proper credit they deserve. The outstanding and professional services that First Choice Business Brokers demonstrated in this business transaction is beyond what we call “good customer service.” Both the seller, and I, felt that this Business Broker had done everything possible, in a fair-and-square manner, to avoid any mistakes or delays to help completing the transaction. Without any doubt in my mind, they have surely set a higher standard of excellence that others will have to strive to compete against. Thank you and congratulations on a job well done!
Imad Abolhosn
Postal Annex Buyer
Postal Annex
After trying to sell my store for several months, I listed my Postal Annex Store with Sean and Dustin at First Choice Business Brokers and they found several interested buyers right away… One of which resulted in an offer. They worked hard and coordinated many aspects of the sale to make sure that it went smoothly. Sean and Dustin were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.
Melissa Weaver
Postal Annex Seller
Changes Hair Salon
It was a pleasure working with you on the sale of the salon. I would recommend you to anyone who is buying or selling a business. Since I had never sold a business before I relied on you both to walk me through each step and you came through on that. I also had listed the business with another broker and was unable to find a buyer quickly and more importantly, a very well qualified buyer. Thank you for everything.
Cynthia Adra
Salon
I wanted to send you a brief note to express my family’s gratitude for your efforts in closing the sale of Mandarin Garden. As you know, Mandarin Garden has been a part of my family for over 30 years and our decision to sell was really driven by my uncle’s health concerns. Given the distressed nature of the sale, the extremely limited term left on the lease and the declining restaurant operations, your ability to find an appropriate and willing buyer for our family business at an attractive valuation was truly amazing. Furthermore, you were able to find a buyer that was willing to keep my father employed as a head chef, which really surpassed all expectations we had for the sale. Without First Choice Business Brokers, and more specifically the admirable efforts of you and Dustin, this sale would not have been completed. Your ability to successfully close this sale is a testament to not only your vast network of qualified buyers, but also your business and negotiating expertise to get the sale closed. Thank you again for a job well done!
Kevin Yam
Bar & Restaurant
Mandarin Garden Bar & Restaurant
Julios and I want to express our sincere thanks to you and your team at First Choice Business Brokers for providing to us top quality expertise through the entire purchase process of Mandarin Garden Bar & Restaurant. Through your personal attention each step of the way — from the contract offer to the selling price negotiations, business research and closing — we had comfort in knowing that all the necessary steps were considered and all required actions were executed. We look forward to the next purchase. Job well done!
Rene Doctolero
Mandarin Garden Bar & Restaurant
I am so excited about the extremely smooth sale of my business with you guys and want to express my heartfelt thanks! You two made the transaction stress free with your knowledge, communication and positive attitudes throughout the entire process!
First Choice Business Brokers will always be a recommendation of mine to whoever may be in need of a Business Broker! From the moment I made the phone call I knew I was in good hands with a reputable company when they came out to meet with me the very next day! From that day forward paperwork was signed, advertising started and my business was sold within a month!
Having dealt with other companies in the past with misinformed communication skills, I do have something to compare to and with this having been said, “First Choice Business Brokers” is a company I will boast about to all! Thanks again so much, “YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST!”
Lynn DeMaria
Boxing Gym
Pacific Beach Boxing Gym
Union Tribune Article
My business partner (Ranu Odedra) and I have been searching for a business investment in the San Diego area for the past 2 years and in January 2008 we came out of a very messy business deal that had left us feeling disappointed in our previous brokers’ ethics and disheartened about finding a good business.
Ranu and I met Sean and Dustin for the first time in February 2008 and initially we were a little apprehensive about their skills and experience as brokers because they seemed so young. However, within a short time of meeting them and discussing the businesses they had available on their books, we were very pleasantly surprised about how competent and knowledgeable they were about the businesses they were presenting to us.
Sean and Dustin have been very thorough and diligent in providing all the required documentation and/or information that we needed and within a couple of weeks we found ourselves in escrow and on our way to owning our first business in the US. We bought our business in May 2008 and are very happy with the outcome and the whole process that got us there, especially with Sean and Dustin’s efforts on our behalf.
Through our ongoing discussion, Sean and Dustin were aware that we were still interested in viewing and possibly purchasing other businesses and have continued to scout business opportunities for us, knowing the purchase criteria.
They recently brought another similar business to our attention which we liked and now we are in the process of purchasing it and hope to own it by October 9th 2008.
Sean and Dustin have been absolute gems to work with and are always willing to help in any way required to get any concerns or issues sorted out without fuss or bother. We only wish we’d met them earlier and saved ourselves all the stress and heartache of the previous 2 years.
We thoroughly recommend them and are hopeful to continue our collaborations with them for a long time to come.
We think both Sean and Dustin are very competent, courteous and hard-working and they have a very bright future ahead of them.
Pru Khunti
Shipping & Logistics