The Best Business Brokers in Wilmington, NC

Jeffery Baxter

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If you own a business in Southeastern North Carolina and are starting to think about selling, you’ll want to spend some time researching the best business brokers in the area to find one you trust.

Each year we speak to hundreds of owners in the Wilmington, N.C. area who want to sell their business. 

Since many folks know we sell businesses, they sometimes ask us about business brokers and competitors we have in the Wilmington area.  

We’ll never shy away from being completely transparent with respect to competition. We want business owners to be as educated as possible and we realize we may not be the best fit for everyone. 

To help you learn more about the brokers in the area, we have created a list, in no exact order, of some of the firms that have solid business brokerage history in the Wilmington area.

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Bristol Group

Location: Wilmington, North Carolina

Founded: 2005


  • Buyer representation
  • Seller representation

The Bristol Group is an affiliate network with its headquarters located in Boise, Idaho. Similar to a brokerage franchise model, local affiliates pay an initial licensing fee and an ongoing percentage of their commissions to their licensor (Bristol Group). 

In exchange, the licensor provides forms, marketing templates, and administrative tools to the local affiliate. Although a majority of their business is done in the Pacific Northwest, the Bristol Group has a handful of offices across the country. 

Bristol Group’s local affiliate, Regina Fisher, has been selling businesses since November of 2018. She is a generalist and sells both main street and lower middle-market businesses.   

New South Business Brokers

Location: Wilmington, North Carolina

Founded: 2013


  • Buyer representation
  • Seller representation 
  • Business valuations

New South Business Brokers is an independent business brokerage located in Wilmington, N.C. Owner Pete DeVita founded the company and started selling businesses in 2013.  

New South Business Brokers focuses on businesses with under $1 million in revenue. They serve small business owners between Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Jacksonville, N.C. They specialize in restaurants and main street businesses.

VR Business Brokers

Location: Wilmington, North Carolina

Founded: 1979


  • Seller representation
  • Buyer representation 

VR Business Brokers is a brokerage franchise that was started in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and currently has two franchises in Southeastern North Carolina. One franchise is in Hampstead, N.C. and the other is in Wilmington, N.C. 

Both locations provide general business brokerage services and focus on selling companies making under $1 million in revenue. VR Business Brokers has sold businesses such as landscaping companies, laundromats, party supply stores, and retail stores. 

Choose the Right Wilmington Business Broker For You

Now that you know some of the firms that sell businesses in the area, you can compare these brokerages to others and make an informed decision on who to entrust with selling your company.  

You only sell your business once. The broker you pick to represent you matters and we highly recommend you do your homework.  

We created a free Business Broker Checklist exactly for this purpose. It provides a list of things to consider and questions you can ask when interviewing brokers to determine whether you want to entrust them with selling your business. 

Want a list of things to keep in mind when picking a broker?

Download our broker checklist below!

Since our founding in 2001, we’ve consulted with thousands of business owners and have had the honor of selling hundreds of businesses throughout the Carolinas. 

Whether or not we’re the best fit for you, we’re more than happy to provide referrals or answer any questions you may have. 

Reach out to us today to learn more about picking the right broker for you! If you would like to do more research before reaching out, you can read our blog “5 Tips to Find the Best Business Broker” or “Business Broker Fees: The Ultimate Guide.”

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