Helping You Sell Your Inn

Expert Guidance, from Valuation to Settlement

You have worked hard to build your inn business and now you are ready to reap the rewards. Your bed and breakfast for sale is a unique property within a very special industry. Today, the market for selling hospitality properties is crowded and competitive. You deserve a knowledgeable, experienced inn broker who will help you put your inn on the market in the best possible position.

When you contact Eliot Dalton, your inquiry is handled in strict confidence. He will discuss your needs, and outline the steps to selling your inn – from assessment, to valuation, to marketing, to negotiating a successful sale. Eliot has a thorough working knowledge of the financial aspects of the innkeeping business. Many factors contribute to the value of your inn and setting the proper selling price is the key to a timely sale.

Do you have questions? Please call or email Eliot. He would be happy to discuss your needs!

Expert Guidance, from Valuation to Settlement


A Marketability Assessment and Valuation is a comprehensive analysis of your inn business. Data from hundreds of independent lodging properties and factors such as location, condition, and financials are examined using an analytical process to determine your inn’s market value. This proven method helps correctly price your property.

Once you have listed your inn with Eliot, a marketing plan is implemented. The goal is to make as many qualified buyers as possible aware of your property, while handling inquiries with as much discretion as you require. Your bed and breakfast for sale, full service inn, resort or boutique hotel will be listed on the Eliot Dalton website and other prominent websites, promising outstanding market exposure. Other marketing tools, both “virtual” and real, are also put into place.

When a buyer makes an acceptable offer, the process of negotiating and completing the sale begins. Eliot is involved at every step. This includes preparing a profile of your inn to present to potential lenders and assisting buyers in finding financing. Eliot works to bring all the contractual details together, assuring a smooth transaction.


Eliot has a unique approach to marketing your B&B. His background in both innkeeping and inn sales provides a detailed and thorough checklist. He adds value and confidence to the relationship and the transaction. I was very pleased with his knowledge, work ethic and attention to detail.

Both the sellers and the buyers in this case benefited from your consultation on the inn’s operations from a historical and pro-forma perspective.  Having run an inn for 15 years, you lend a perspective that can only be accumulated from years of “hands on” experience.

I want to acknowledge how wonderful it is to have the cooperation of an inn broker who shares our commitment to the industry and dedicates his career to serving others in the friendly, conscientious way you do.

I just wanted to say “Thank You” for all the help you provided over the past years…. your inn consulting and the advice that you gave me was extremely valuable and always right on the money.  Without implementing your recommendations, I don’t think we would have sold our inn at the price we did