Scott Balfour

Scott and his team got to know my business so that they could best market it and find the right owner. It didn't feel like they were just trying to find any buyer. It felt like they were trying to find the right buyer so that the business will continue to thrive after the sale.

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Scott Balfour

Scott Balfour has been involved in Real Estate for over 45 years.

He is a graduate of Cape Elizabeth High School class of 1974, and holds a degree in Business from Babson College. In 2000, he sold his three Century21 offices with 46 licenses to focus solely on Commercial Real Estate and Business Brokerage.

Recognized as a “Realtor for Life,” he continues in “Guiding Businesses, Advising People, and Moving Property.”

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50 Sewall St.
Portland, ME 04102
Open 8:30a - 5pm M-F
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office: (207) 553-2420

Scott Balfour's Testimonials

I am enjoying the disbelief of making it through to this next stage of life. So many things to be grateful for, you are a star. Our meeting was meant to be and your guidance was immeasurable.


I give you a lot of credit for being proactive. I’ve dealt with many business brokers over the years with the buying and selling of our businesses and your perseverance to make a deal happen is refreshing

Liz R.

Thank you for putting up with my big mess that needed to get cleaned up badly. Thank you for your patience with me to make this a reality now.

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I wanted to say to you how impressed I am that Scott steered this project right to the end like riding a camel through the eye of a needle. Bravo! He is a true professional! There were quite a few times I was pretty afraid the whole thing was going to fall apart, but thanks to his strength and professionalism it really worked out well. I can't thank Scott enough for taking me to the place I needed to be. Retirement.


I shopped around before choosing a business broker. I selected Scott Balfour of Magnusson Balfour because he was easy to talk to. He was direct with me but very personable. Working with Scott Balfour has sharpened my business skills. I have learned how to bring the true value of my business to the forefront. Scott is knowledgeable and experienced. He really knows how to position a business for sale.

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Scott had patience and dogged persistence in bringing qualified buyers to the table. I especially appreciated that he would take the time just to converse. It was not just business, but an evident interest in people.

Brian Harger

Scott Balfour is a hands-on kind of person who takes interest in you personally and in your business. He knows his stuff. Scott came to my business, reviewed my books and asked lots of questions. He has found several prospects but none yet who have all the right attributes. I know he is doing everything he can to sell this business

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Thanks very much for taking the time to review the information on my property. I greatly appreciate your generosity and expertise. Keeping space filled is important to me. Working with a leasing agent that respects my business is also important. With Magnusson Balfour, I get the attention and communication that I need combined with the results I want. Scott is accomplishing what he said they would. He keeps me up to speed with regular status updates. I like his approach. It's thorough...somewhat old school. But the only thing that matters is that he is doing the job he said he would—finding tenants and leasing space. I've been very satisfied with his effort and results. I would recommend Scott Balfour to sell your business. He is the most competent, ethical, and experienced business broker I know.


I was very satisfied with overall service. Scott did a great job of keeping me informed as to what was going on....and also on providing a "push" to others (banker, appraiser, etc) when needed to make sure the process stayed on track. Scott was always great about answering calls and/or emails. I found him extremely knowledgeable and was a great "sounding board" for me during the process. Balfour Commercial was not too involved in processing documents or paperwork…this was mostly handed by lawyers & banker.


Scott was genuinely concerned and helpful with any questions we had. He really made us feel like he cared about our transaction.


I was 100% satisfied. Scott didn't pressure me, was kind and very understanding.


The wisest thing I did was seek out professional advice. I knew that Magnusson Balfour specialized in brokering businesses. Scott Balfour crunched the numbers and gave me a lot to think about and analyze. That due diligence has to be done correctly. The stones have to be turned over. Scott knew where the stones were. I didn't. Working with Magnusson Balfour has given me the confidence to move forward and to turn away from things that may not have been beneficial for us.

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With a recommendation from my bank, I selected Magnusson Balfour to help me with my commercial property investment. Magnusson Balfour, and specifically Scott Balfour, came highly recommended for having a good reputation.

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