Okeechobee County Daycare Center for Sale

We have a new listing for an accredited child care center and preschool in the Okeechobee County area of Florida with a Gold Seal designation. The center features a great reputation in the surrounding community. The center is well staffed and is ready for a smooth change of ownership transition. Contact us for more information.

Tampa, FL Area Preschool For Sale

Our latest preschool for sale listing is for a center on the west coast of Florida:

Greater Tampa Area, FL

This is a mid-size capacity preschool for sale in the greater Tampa, FL area. The listing includes real estate and the business. The preschool is fully staffed and priced to sell. Contact us today for more information about this business listing.

New Owner Purchases Second South Florida Childcare Center

Less than two years after brokering the sale of a childcare center in Southeast Florida, Kids Depot Realty has handled a second transaction for the buyer. This time the childcare facility owner purchased a well-run child care center with an enrollment of more than 100 children. The facility has been in operation for more than 12 years and the new owner acquired the business and property.

We are proud to report the new owner credits Kids Depot Realty and the broker team’s support before and after both purchases for the positive results!

We currently have several childcare and preschool centers for sale throughout Florida. Contact us today for information about current listings.

Kids Depot Realty is also accepting new confidential listings from owners of childcare and daycare centers who wish to sell their business.

Greater Orlando Area Child Care Center for Sale

New listing:

This licensed child care and preschool for sale in the Orlando, Florida area has 100+ capacity, is fully occupied and accredited with a great center director and management.  Financing is pre-arranged and the center is well staffed and in great condition. This property will not last, so call us today, (561) 575-9700.

Daycare / Preschool for Sale in Palm Beach County, Florida

State of the art facility with all private pay clientele. Large capacity, turn key operation. Age appropriate playground areas for all students. Large parcel of land. Must See! This licensed facility has a capacity of 76 students. Contact us today for details about this, and other daycare centers for sale in Florida.

Tips for Buying a Preschool

If you are considering buying a preschool in Florida, here are a few tips that can help you through the process.  Buying a preschool or childcare center is a great investment, but as with buying any business, there are a few steps that can help make sure the process is successful.

1 Start with a reputable broker — Using a business broker, ideally one with significant experience in the childcare industry, is a smart move.  A broker will be focused on making the transaction a win-win for all involved and will have access to childcare businesses for sale that may not be public knowledge.

2 Be open minded — Many prospective business owners have preconceived idea of exactly what they want. However, local market conditions or unique opportunities may mean there isn’t an exact match between preschool businesses for sale and what you want to buy or own.  If you can stay flexible and open to new ideas, you will be surprised at how many more options are available.

3 Know the license requirements — Childcare businesses and education facilities have specialized license and certification requirements that are different from other business-to-consumer industries.  Particularly in Florida, it’s important to learn about the regulations, or work with a broker or service (like Kids Depot Realty) that can help you through the process.  A great purchase price can become a nightmare if you have to spend the next year with the doors closed while you get the correct licenses.

4 Empty seats matter — Empty seats are excess inventory and are not necessarily bad things when you are buying a business.  While a full center with a waiting list is ideal for cashflow and business growth, empty seats are opportunities for new owners to grow the business and often a new approach creates new energy among employees and parents.  A change in business ownership can be positioned as a very positive step and lets a new owner quickly tap into the center’s potential.

5 Its’ not just about the numbers — Staff expertise and longevity, curriculum, brand awareness and other intangibles are important not only in considering the purchase price, but also in evaluating the ownership transition and operations.  Try not to focus just on the sale price — think also about the management team, marketing and sales potential, and time required for operations. This is another area where an experienced child care center broker can identify hidden costs and opportunities based on years of work in the preschool arena.

If you are considering buying or opening a childcare center in Florida, be sure to call the preschool experts at Kids Depot Realty, (561) 575-9700. We will be happy to talk with you about your goals, your industry experience, our expert network, and our current listings of preschools for sale, most of which are not listed publicly.  Contact us today for a no-obligation conversation.

Is Owning a Daycare Center a Good Business for Military Veterans?

It may surprise you to learn that owning a daycare or childcare center is a great business for military veterans, either leaving the service or retiring after a 20+ year career.  The reason is simple — operating a successful preschool business is rooted in processes and procedures.

What is the Difference Between Owning a Franchise and an Independent Daycare Center?

Like many businesses and industries, childcare centers, preschools and early childhood education centers fall into two categories — franchises and independent owner businesses.  Both have advantages, and it’s important to understand the differences if you are considering buying a childcare center in Florida.

When is the Best Time to Buy a Daycare Center?

The best time to buy a daycare or childcare center is now.  That may seem gimmicky, but the reality is it’s absolutely true.  The child care market is in growth mode, and every month delaying buying your daycare center is a month of missed opportunities.

Quick Tip: Childcare Center Ownership

Here’s a quick tip and little known fact for owning a childcare center: you don’t need daycare or early childhood education experience to own a successful business.  While experience certainly helps with day-to-day operations, savvy investors and business owners know that you can hire experienced people to run the center.

What does matter is good business sense, and access to expert resources that can help, like the team at Kids Depot Realty and our network of childcare center professionals.  A daycare center is like any other business — you have an inventory that you sell (seats in classes) and overhead expenses.  The key to operating a successful childcare center is in viewing the center as a business, and setting key metrics and plans in place to reach goals.

Keeping retention rates high, and enrollment at capacity (ideally with a waiting list) are concepts that enable consistent results.  Yes, there are unique aspects of owning a childcare center (licensing, local codes, etc.), but with a good team of resources, you can own and operate a successful childcare center business.

Contact the experienced team at Kids Depot Realty today if you have questions, (561) 575-9700.