7.Buyer, and/or his agents, shall have the right to review all books and records used in the preparation of the financial statements and tax returns for the last three years (may use an outside consulting or audit firm to validate the books and records) 8.Owner shall stay on for a maximum of XX months at a compensation rate agreeable to both parties (if necessary and required). 9.Buyer shall pay all sales tax on fixtures and equipment, if any. 10.Seller shall execute a X year non_compete agreement.
So, I am relying on my agent to express the benefits of my offer to the seller's agent, who in turn will present the benefits of my offer to the seller. With a concise letter of intent, I am hoping to give my offers a better chance of getting accepted by the seller despite all the moving parts and unknowns.