||[Apr. 17th, 2014|03:17 pm]
The Question Club
I was up in bear country when I walked into a shop. There are many old and wonderful things in the shop, and old lady who owns doesn't know how to price them, or market them, and she's only in there during odd, unpredictable hours, and she'd just as soon not bother, but she doesn't know how to sell the store clear and get a fair price for her stock.|
Well, I have some ideas of who might be interested, and how to reach them. I told the owner that I might be able to find her a buyer, but that I'd want some sort of fee. She's interested, and we agreed to talk later. Nobody made any sort of commitment.
I would neither be purchaser nor seller. I would not set prices. I would just try to bring the right people together so they could make offers to her and she could choose whether or not to accept an offer. Everyone would understand my role up front.
So here's my question: what percentage would be a fair and reasonable finder's fee to charge, and should I be asking her for the fee directly, or telling the buyers that they'll have to pay a fee on top of what they pay for the goods?