As you are buying a business perhaps it is not exactly top on your mind but managing a move can break your back, figuratively or literally.
If a business owner really wants to sell the business, the fewer perceived obstacles for perspective buyers to over come increases the chances that an offer will be forthcoming. Not forcing a new owner to move a business, at least in the short term, is best. Not having to move at all or having moving as merely an option is better.
A buyer, in most cases, is better off not having to divert attention from learning and operating the business in the first period of owning the business. A move can be complicated, time consuming, and draining. Try not to have an immediate move as part of the purchase package.
Obviously there are exceptions. Home-based businesses may require a move. Internet based businesses with little equipment are simple.
And, a move of a business is not the only thing that can make a new owner crazy. A home move at the same time as the purchase of a business can make life more difficult as well.
A short story as an example: In a purchase of a business some years ago, I had some challenges. The first was that the business I purchased was in shared space, my business leasing from the condo owner and other tenant. The owner did not welcome me as a new lessee. I was given 60 days to move the business. In the meantime I could not be present in the space without supervision. (This decision by the master-lessee was based on a concern for security with an unknown person, me.) This all played out with me scrambling to learn the business and finding a new rental space, replace all of the furniture and much equipment, at a same or better price, in a new town.
It kept me hopping for sure. The thing that kept me sane was that my husband and I had elected to NOT move our household immediately. I was living alone in a rental unit with no home responsibilities. It all turned out okay in the end but it was a challenge.
Considering your business buying and selling experiences, what moving challenges have you had or perhaps advice?