Selling to a non-family third party will leave you with lots of money and . . . lots of memories.
Memories to cherish.
Planning a voluntary transition will be more pleasant than planning for an involuntary transition. You can ensure that your wishes will be followed to the letter.
The question is, will the transition be (voluntary), or on someone else’s terms (involuntary)?
That is why I wrote a book on Business Succession Planning — Ready to Sell Your Farm?