Our business has been successfully sold by Rudy Kokx of LINK Northland
We had a meeting with Rudy Kokx and were instantly impressed with his honest genuine nature and professional approach. He spent a considerable amount of time gaining an understanding of our operation and putting together a comprehensive package to present to prospective buyers.
Rudy found the perfect buyer for us – we were amazed at his instinct of who would be the “best fit”. We were offered a sale agreement within a month of listing – a fantastic result!
He assisted both ourselves and the purchaser in every step of the process offering negotiation, communication and confidence to both parties – he offered advice on solving challenges and this was an absolutely crucial factor in keeping the momentum going to the successful settlement.
Rudy Kokx is a results driven broker who delivers excellent service and is an absolute pleasure to work with. Rudy goes the extra mile and is very ethical, trustworthy, honest and knowledgeable. His enthusiasm and passion for his work is a tremendous asset!
We can recommend Rudy as a true professional who is very hard working and caring!
Terry & Gail Hickey
Hi Rudy, I would like to express my gratitude for the work involved with the sale of my business.
I appreciated the background effort you did in learning my business and the franchise system so you could be in a great position for being able sell it.
Communication was excellent throughout and it became a good experience with my sale coming within a reasonably short time
It has taken a while to unscramble my brain from the process that happened first with the first deal falling over, then Michael (new owner) and all the dialogue with the landlord, the accountants and of course our Lawyer.
However, you were my rock throughout all the ups and downs, and gave all the right support at the right time. More importantly my friend you never gave up on that sale process, you really were like a fox terrier chasing a possum up a tree.
Thanks Rudy for your perseverance, professionalism, honesty and friendship.
When it comes to selling your business it seems like a daunting task and you’re not sure where to begin. With the support and guidance from Rudy Kokx of LINK Northland this process was made simple, stress free & with a step by step process made this enormous task manageable which allowed the sale to be completed.
Totally impressed with what Rudy achieved, he showed commitment, understanding and compassion and proved that he can get the job done. Highly recommended!!
Bruce and Julie Bain
Rudy is a member of our Whangarei based networking group and I have received multiple referrals from Rudy in his capacity as Business Broker at LINK Business Broking Ltd.
Rudy is professional and diligent, and goes the extra mile for his clients. Rudy is very easy to work with and always willing to offer assistance wherever possible.
I highly recommend Rudy to anyone selling their business!
Legal executive at Henderson Reeves, Whangarei
My husband and I dealt with Rudy at LINK Northland when looking to buy a business in Whangarei. We had no idea what type of business we wanted but knew that the lifestyle aspect was crucial to our decision. We looked at many businesses and then we met Rudy.
Rudy was and is a like-minded person. He is positive, pro-active, professional and personable. He supported us well through the business purchase period and continues to be a support 6 months down the line! I totally recommend Rudy’s services should you be thinking of buying a business.
Gary & Mel Pepperel
Rudy & Mike,
Thank you both so much for your time and effort in the successful sale of my business at Haruru Falls Resort in January 2016. I admire your tenacity, effort and determination to make the sale work.
Your efforts have given me a total positive change in my lifestyle. Should you ever require a referee please don’t hesitate to call me, I recommend LINK Northland wholly.
Jan GerritsenMolloy / Former Manager
Thanks Rudy for a tidy sale process, with an optimised outcome.
Rudy brokered the sale of a manufacturing & design business to us. For us as buyers, we found Rudy to be diligent and always available for questions etc.
He worked extremely hard to keep both buyer and seller happy resulting in a near seamless transaction. Rudy didn’t take shortcuts and was there to help us at each stage of the sale process.
My client used Rudy’s services for the sale of their business. Rudy is very focused and committed to achieve the end result. Very definitely recommend Rudy to get your business SOLD!
I decided to sell my Business in 2014. I met Rudy from LINK Northland and he was friendly and energetic. After an initial meeting we worked out an acceptable price for the business and he got to work.
Soon enough we had meetings with potential buyers and we soon had offers on the table. I had never sold a business before, so Rudy looked after everything and took the stress out of it for me. He was Constantly available for advice and help.
I appreciated his approach. There was no hard sell, and I never felt pressured to go at a faster pace than I was comfortable with. His assistance in the conditional offer process and negotiating terms to get to the unconditional point was invaluable and I would recommend his services to anyone.
As a family owned business of 14 years, we were keen to explore the possibility of selling the business or at least establishing a price in the current market. Working in your own business often involves one being head-down and bottom-up, no different for our online business, so we knew that it was going to be a tall ask to fit in the process of selling while still growing the business and dealing with day-2-day issues.
Our initial thought was to approach LINK Business amongst others, what we soon discovered was we were far from ready despite having read plenty online about the process.
We decided to go with Rudy because he came across as energetic & professional explaining in layman terms whats to expect.
He stuck me as a person that would work hard for the best possible outcome. Its great to be able to sit back now and realise that we made the right decision in terms of a company and business broker.
Rudy was upfront from day one, resetting our expectations around the process, the information required of any purchaser and the likely time frame involved. In short, I believe we were better prepared than most other companies for sale on the market at the time, as a result there were few unexpected questions during due-diligence.
He kept in touch during the Months of preparing the information and detail needed for the Information Memorandum.
At the time we both agreed were were ready to move forward he already had buyers ready without disclosing the name of our business or (even) our location.
There were moments during the process of meeting prospective buyers when, without Rudy chairing the meeting and leading the conversations that I truly believe that we wouldn’t have reached a mutual decision with the other side of the table.
Without the guidance, support and leadership demonstrated by Rudy and his team at LINK Northland we wouldn’t have realised our dream of selling the business.
On the other side (which is where i now sit) I can tell you the world of opportunity and dreams have really opened up for us. My wife and I are now both working for other companies, taking a break from the enormity of running our own businesses, yet the process of selling hasn’t put us off considering being entrepreneurs in the future. This is in stark contrast to some of the horror stories I have heard with selling businesses.
If you are considering selling your business in today’s environment, don’t go past the opportunity of speaking with Rudy or the team at LINK Northland.
I just wanted to say a big thanks to Rudy Kokx at LINK Northland. Our hotel was on the market with another business broking company for 18 months without result. Rudy took on the challenge. Even though it took another 9 months, his persistence, drive and hard work paid off. At the time I was overseas which didn’t make it easier and I am pleased with the result we got in the end.
I can recommend Rudy for his hard work, good communication and getting result, particularly with the circumstances we were in at the time.
We believe in the theory of “a successful business to buy is a team effort with the vendor and the broker working together with professional advisors to achieve the best result.” The combination of resources is essential for everyone as each party’s contribution will lead to the end selling result.
Fortunately, Rudy spent time in understanding the business and offering expert advice. This cannot be understated in today’s competitive market.
What Rudy did is he focussed on optimising the relationship between parties; meeting both the vendor and our time frame; protecting both the vendor and our confidentiality; and acting with professionalism and in the best interests of both parties.
We are happy with Rudy’s approach in relation to understanding and investigating the business sufficiently. He also accurately reflects the business in its essence, thereby avoiding misunderstandings. His presentation of financial accounts truly reflected the performance of the business for sale. He helped both the Vendor and us to understand the selling process and we believe he negotiated to achieve a “win win” result. Rudy, at all times, communicating, perservering and coped with our demands.
There are many compelling reasons why we are happy with Rudy’s help. From our point of view probably professionalism comes first, the quality of how he handled our queries and just the relationship we built with Rudy make us recommend him to everyone.
David & Kerwin
Thanks Rudy. While I was ready to make an unconditional offer you slowed me down, explaining the reason why we shouldn’t rush the process.
Going forward, this advice then, was beneficial for the long term. You have been very helpful resolving some of the issues that arose after the sale and followed up in a timely manner, ensuring I was happy.
I would be comfortable to recommend your services to others!
Rudy is a diligent, hard working broker, who will always go above and beyond for his clients, staff and the likes of the LINK Northland brand itself. Rudy is a highly sought after energetic & professional business broker who is consistent with his approach and hard work ethics.
Office Manager LINK Head Office
I was recently asked by a client what Rudy at LINK Northland would be like to deal with as a Business Broker – see my abbreviated reply above.
In short the conversation went something like “Rudy will always be totally up front with you, providing you with realistic, honest answers. So if you want someone who will candy coat everything and make the job of selling your business harder (and take longer) then you should use someone else”
Long story short – they went to Rudy at LINK Northland and the advice he gave them was spot on and now that business is “LINK” listed for sale – and they are very happy customers!”
I had the pleasure of working with Rudy on some marketing projects in my capacity as the Brand Manager at Link Business Franchising Ltd, whilst he worked in the LINK Auckland, Ellerslie office.
Rudy’s motivation to market himself and provide the best service for his clients is inspiring. Above all, I was impressed with his dedication to develop content and a website to assist vendors achieve the best results when selling their business.
He has a very easy-going and friendly personality and is committed to his work and to LINK Northland. Rudy is now working in the LINK Northland office, and has moved to Whangarei with his young family.
Franchise Support Manager LINK Business Broking
Rudy is a everything a great sales person should be – hardworking, diligent, not afraid to give up, and very personable. He does his homework thoroughly, and s not afraid to make the hard calls, nor tell the honest truth. His dedication to the client is total, and he gets great results because of that.
Rudy has the ability to take on businesses that other brokers believed would be too difficult to market and sell and has surprised his colleagues by not only getting them sold, but getting top dollar for his vendors! He goes out of his way to ensure that all parties in the process are well looked after and all achieve a successful outcome
Colleague at LINK Business Broking
Rudy’s expertise as a business broker is exceptional. What intrigues me about Rudy is his continuous strive for self improvement and going above and beyond expectations to deliver desired outcomes to his clients. If you need advise and guidance, Rudy will not be short of going the extra mile to help.
Rudy’s clear vision for his future business made our work clear and straightforward. Like many Dutchmen, he’s a straight talker and that made our work effective and time-efficient.
I recommend Rudy as a negotiator – he’s tough but fair – and also for his strategic thinking and careful planning skills.
Marketing genius and excellent networker