Who’s your agent?
If you’re in the market to purchase CNC or other manufacturing machinery, I have one question for you: who’s your agent? If your answer is, “me,” “I don’t have one” or “I don’t know,” please take some time to consider the information I have for you.
If you don’t have a buyer’s agent, or a broker, like International Machine, you’ll not only spend a lot of (often wasted) time poring through Internet listings, but you could make costly mistakes in your purchases — mistakes on the order of thousands to millions of dollars. Just as you would seek a buyer’s agent in purchasing real estate, you need a buyer’s agent to purchase the right machinery for your business — an expert with your company’s best interests in mind.
- Buyer’s agents are machinery experts and specialists. When it comes to specialized machinery, brokers have a host of experience and expertise you likely do not have. In the case of my business, International Machine, I have more than 20 years of experience, including a decade of owning and working at a machine shop, and a decade of brokering. I see more machines than most see in a lifetime, so I can identify what’s a good value — not just a good price — as well as different machines and options for the job.
- Buyer’s agents have solid relationships with multiple dealers and sellers. International Machine has relationships with 12 international machine dealers. I know these dealers personally, and I can negotiate a fair price with them. I’m also aware of which machines are actually available, as much of the inventory listed on websites is already sold, and much is not listed. What’s more, I can assist with transportation, removal of old machinery and installation.
- Brokers know how to maximize value. It’s not uncommon for me to suggest a different and more efficient machine for the job — one that saves floor space and/or improves cycle time or production capacity. I’ve also been known to suggest one machine that can do several jobs and provide significant cost savings. And once I’ve found the right machine for you, I can assist with finding the most efficient means of getting it to your shop. Machines are my business, and my reputation depends on steering companies in the right direction.
Let me ask you again. Who’s your agent?
Hiring a buyer’s agent like International Machine is the right move for your company when purchasing specialized equipment. If you’re ready to explore opportunities to save time and money, and open up access to the right equipment for your business, contact us today for a free consultation. You’ll be glad you did!