Al Lorenzen

The Business Brokers, Inc.

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Fax: 515-986-0804

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10430 New York Ave, Suite D
Urbandale, Iowa 50322 (View Map)

About the Company

The Business Brokers Inc. is located in Des Moines and serves the state of Iowa. We have 9 well experienced agents that have worked in the business brokerage industry and some have owned and sold their own businesses. Their experience helps sellers and buyers work through the buying process in a smooth manner so that the transaction closes and both parties achieve their goals.

Broker Biography

Al Lorenzen (515) 986-6056


The Business Brokers Inc. is comprised of 9 seasoned professionals that specialize in bringing together motivated sellers and buyers for businesses that are priced right and result in a successful transaction for both parties.

For Sellers, two of the most important decisions they will make are deciding when is the right time to sell and at what price. To help in making those decisions with confidence we offer a no cost, no obligation evaluation of the business. In addition, should the owner decide to list, our system ensures that the potential sale remains confidential and information about the business is only shared with qualified buyers.

For Buyers, we will show you the businesses that meet your goals and qualifications. We will also provide you with information on how to make an offer, sources for third party financing (SBA guaranteed loans) and other professional resources to assist you in the business acquisition process.

Services Provided

The Business Brokers Inc. offer sellers the following: Confidentiality, Pricing, Marketing, Buyer Qualification, Time Savings, Negotiations, and Closing administration.

The Business Brokers Inc. offers buyers the following: Matching buyers to businesses, provide quality offering materials and business information, financing materials, attorney and accountant referrals, and closing with your business team.

Areas Served

  • Polk, IA
  • Dallas, IA
  • Boone, IA
  • Iowa, IA
  • Warren, IA
  • Professional Affiliations

    Iowa Association of Business & Industry
    Iowa Rural Development Council

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