Trish Badham
Sales Representative

Niagara-on-the-Lake Realty Brokerage (1994) Ltd

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Turnkey Bed and Breakfast For Sale

When reading listing for Bed and breakfasts for sale one of the selling features listed is Turnkey operation.  What this includes in the purchase of a bed and breakfast may differ from one to another; however when the term is used on this website for the bed and breakfasts for sale in Niagara it includes the following:

-          All furniture in the guest bedrooms

-          Furniture in the guest sitting areas inside and outside.

-          All linen and towels as is (normally 3 sets per room).

-          Name of the Bed and breakfast.

-          Reputation as defined by guests.  With the internet finding out what the guests think of the hosts and the service is as easy as checking on .  Just remember that we all get that one guest that we can not satisfy and they like to tell the world of the injustice they have encountered.  You can also take a look at the guestbook in the Bed and breakfast.  There are fewer and fewer of these as the internet takes over.

-          Telephone number.  It is getting easier to transfer the number from one person to another; I set up a meeting the day of closing or the next day for both parties to be in the same room and make the phone call.

-          Website – when getting the website the most important thing to ensure you get the codes/passwords.

-          All reservations on the books.

-          Kitchen: All dishes, serving dishes, glasses, cutlery.  

What is not included in a turnkey operation - furniture in the owner’s personal space, personal items which would include family photos, clothes and a few pieces of furniture/pictures that the owners would like to take.  These items will be indicated on an excluded list and may include a family heirloom. As for pots and pans in the kitchen – most would be included.  Again there may be a couple of knives or particular items that would not be included.


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