Good luck…that’s not easy. I figured I would jut give you a laugh from the other perspective…I’ve had a boarding barn and we’ve let it decrease in boarders over the past few years (I once ran the barn as a full time job…now I have a “real” job and the boarding is just more trouble and work than it’s worth). Anyway…we finally decided to close the business and gave our two clients plenty of notice that they would need to find a new place.
About a week later, we get a random call about a guy wanting to buy our farm…and he had cash and wanted to do it this month. Oh and that our neighbors told him the place was for sale!! I scratched my head and deleted the message. Later that night I got a text from a different neighbor who will help with the dogs/horses if I travel. She was very upset with me that I hadn’t told her we were selling!!
Umm…nope, not selling. Apparently word got out in the community and closing the business translated to we were selling the farm (I still have my own horses to keep). Amazing how that spread like wildfire!! Reassured friend we were not going anywhere…I mean unless someone wanted to drop a ton of $$$ to make it worth it! LOL Well, she then told us what the neighbors were telling everyone the farm was for sale for…about 1/3 of what it should be in the current market. At least now we know why the guy had cash in hand!!
Sorry you didn’t get more notice…we’ve put off doing this for forever as we didn’t want to disrupt our remaining boarders…so maybe there’s a bigger personal reason that your barn owner isn’t mentioning that is causing them to have to sell on such short notice?