The selling advisor tends to think their practice is worth a lot more than it may be. Here are five things to ask the selling advisor and the appraiser before you buy a practice.
For many years top advisors have been telling you what clients want and need, how best to communicate, what types of events to host, all the way down to what to wear. But the only way one can really know, is by asking clients and prospects directly write advisor coach Matthew Halloran.
There are great lists out there to tell you as the advisor/owner/founder what you should delegate and to whom, according to Matthew Halloran. Paperwork, compliance, management, asset management, and marketing are things you all will try to delegate, and still you wonder why you are now growing as fast as you would like.
Investing in your associates is critical for a thriving financial planning practice, but where should you begin?
Thomas Lee, the creator of the GIVE Strategy, explains how you can use the new tax deal to grow your practice.
The financial planning world has a serious problem. There are not enough financial advisors being trained and coming through normal channels to replace all those advisors who want to retire and sell their practices. If you are a buyer, well things are about to get really good. There will be a lot, again, a lot of practices up for sale.
Research tells us that 90% of heirs will reject their parents’ advisors, and 70% of widows will change advisors after their husband’s death. Can you afford that level of loss?
Did you ever wonder why the word "billion" seems to elicit a terrible feeling in your gut? Do you remember when a billion dollars seemed like so much money it was unattainable? Do you remember when a millionaire was considered really wealthy? Now, a millionaire is not rich and a billionaire must have done something evil to become one.
Each social media site has its own culture. Every advisors needs to learn how to exist in them or risk getting lost in the crowd.
Advisors have the right and should be concerned about using social media. If you have someone in your corner, someone who knows social media and what life is like as an advisors, you should have confidence that you can execute a social media marketing strategy, gain brand awareness, cement relationships with existing clients and gain new ones that will be happy their advisor communicates with them in the medium they like.