Client Testimonial 6Bob & Ginger Shaw
"After 30 years in business, employing hundreds of talented and dedicated childcare professionals and after caring for, educating and helping the families of thousands of Portland, Oregon children, my wife and I decided it was time to let go, kick back and smell the roses.
Bailey Routzong provided invaluable input and guidance when it came time to locate a qualified buyer. Wes Simmons and his team got the job accomplished with tremendous professionalism, knowledge and, above all, empathy.
Relaxing just days after the sale closed on the Canal du Midi in France. Life is good!"
     Bob & Ginger Shaw |  Chicago, IL MSA
Client Testimonial 1-4Robert & Sherry Johnson
"Bailey Routzong's expertise in the industry helped renegotiate the lease and market my school property. As a result, I was able to obtain full value and extract all the equity out of the real estate."
     Robert & Sherry Johnson |  Dallas, TX Metro Area
Client Testimonial 1-2Jim & Marlane Spencer
"Several years ago, when Bailey Routzong sold our school businesses (4 Montessori preschools and elementary / middle school), we decided to keep 3 of the 4 buildings and lease to our business buyer. However, after a couple years of being the landlord, we realized that our long-term financial plans were full of uncertainty.
If I kept the leases a few more years, my property values would start to decline as the leases had fewer years of rent remaining, my tenant was not a strong credit rated company, and I really did not want to face selling these properties when the buildings and surrounding neighborhoods had aged further."
     Jim & Marlane Spencer |  Flagstaff, AZ
Client Testimonial 1-3Rhonda Hatfield
"Through Bailey Routzong's guidance, detailed planning, and knowledge of the national school real estate market, we were able to sell our properties at an above-market value, allowing us to free up our equity for use in our retirement.
Bailey Routzong is a highly professional, knowledgeable firm I would certainly recommend and a true blessing to our family."
     Rhonda Hatfield |  Louisville, KY
Client Testimonial 5John Frere
"Having previously sold one of my buildings myself, it was clear to me that I needed someone between the buyer and myself to take the emotions out of the sale. I contacted Wes at Bailey Routzong to sell my three centers.
Having an experienced broker made all the difference in getting the deal done and smoothing out the wrinkles that inevitably come with the transaction. I would highly recommend Bailey Routzong for anyone contemplating the sale of their childcare business."
     John Frere |  Chicago, IL MSA
Client Testimonial 4Jay & Sherry Hall
"BRCA added value to the sale of my two schools leading up to and every day of the process through closing. Their years of experience in the industry, knowledge of the market and relationships of the highest quality and integrity made all the difference for us. Our experience with the team at BRCA was nothing less than exceptional!"
     Jay & Sherry Hall |  Dallas, TX
Client Testimonial 3Theresa L.
"We are very happy with the buyer you sourced and feel they are the best cultural fit for our type of school, and as you know that was a very important part of our decision to sell. You also got us the best terms possible. We couldn't have gotten such a great deal without your representation.
Your company's ability to handle the real estate was invaluable. We received top dollar for the school real estate you sold to a national REIT and the most favorable lease possible for the school we leased to the national school buyer. From start to finish, you and your team paved the way for a successful transaction."
     Theresa L. |  South Carolina
Client Testimonial 2-2Theresa Byrne
"When I needed to sell, I looked to Bailey Routzong because of their in-depth school industry experience. They didn't disappoint as they found an ideal buyer particularly suited for my Reggio Emilia school, which requires a lot of specialization. Wes found a successful Reggio school operator looking to expand and I found my match, and they paid all cash for our business and real estate.
We gladly recommend Wes and the team at Bailey Routzong to other school owners who are looking for an ideal successor to their school business."
     Theresa Byrne |  Prospect, KY
Client Testimonial 1Ashley M.
"A potential buyer had approached me about buying my schools, but we could not come to agreement on terms that worked for me. That is when I contacted Wes at Bailey Routzong to help with my sale.
Through Wes' in-depth financial analysis he found an accounting error that once recognized allowed him to negotiate $1,000,000 more in sales value from the same buyer. Not only that, my transaction was quite complicated as it had to be approved by a court, but Wes guided the process and all the parties in such a way that we made it to closing in time.
He always sought to do what was right, he was very thoughtful, responsive, and followed up immediately on all the details. As a bonus, I liked the buyer so much I joined their team after the sale for one year. I couldn't have done it without Bailey Routzong. They were more than worth the fees involved."
     Ashley M. |  Dallas, TX
Darlene Ahlberg
"Our school was not 'shopped' to lots of different buyers. Bailey Routzong was able to identify up front the buyer that was the best match for our school."
     Darlene Ahlberg  |  Garner Preschool  |  Alameda, CA
Belvin Smith
"The Bailey Routzong group was excellent to work with and I would recommend them to anyone interested in selling their school business. Their ability to sell my real estate added significant value to the total transaction."
     Belvin Smith (ten centers)  |  Creative Day Schools  |  Southeastern U.S.
Dot and Jay Ahuj
"It was great to work with a firm that really understands your business."
     Dot and Jay Ahuj  |  Smaller Scholars Montessori and Elementary  |  Houston, TX
Gary and Eldon Mohler
"After building a business for 20 years, we decided to sell and Bailey Routzong did exactly what they said they would and on a timely, organized basis."
     Gary and Eldon Mohler (seven centers)  |  Children's Social Learning Centers  |  Vegas, NV
Jane and Jim Flanagan
"Bailey Routzong's knowledge of how to financially structure the transaction insured that we received maximum value with minimum tax impact."
     Jane and Jim Flanagan  |  Flanagan's Preschools (two centers)  |  Greater Philadelphia, PA Market
Lisa Liang
"Bailey Routzong showed us how to receive more value for our business and real estate than we thought possible."
     Lisa Liang  |  The Honor Roll Schools (Private Preschool, Elementary, and Secondary School)  |  Sugarland, TX

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