In order that when a buyer wishes to visit a school or nursery we can tell the seller something about the background and suitability of the potential buyer.
To ensure that there are people who are prepared to vouch for the credentials of buyers. Our sellers expect this.
Sellers are not willing for members of the public, who have not been vetted, to be in possession of the details of their school or nursery. Confidentiality is an essential part of the service that we offer and it is the reason why schools trust us.
We do not send every update of the Outline List to all the buyers who are fully-registered with us, though we will always send one on request. All our fully registered buyers are automatically notified of any new opportunities that come onto our books that match their stated requirements.
Is it worth registering as a buyer even though NST doesn’t currently have any schools or nurseries in the area I am looking for?
Yes definitely – sellers come onto our books all the time from all over the country and worldwide.
We have over 400 active buyers registered with us at any time and manually matching them would be very time-consuming. We use a database, developed in-house, that matches a fully-registered buyer’s wishes with a school or nursery profile.
As quickly as you or your referees respond to us. We will inform you when you are fully registered.
No. You can opt for either ‘Open Market’ or ‘Sole Agency’ arrangements. We appreciate that the key issue to you, as a seller, is to find a buyer for your school or nursery, so even our Sole Agency arrangement only ties you to us for 3 months, from the date of launch.
Normally it is the ‘Bricks and Mortar’ value, plus a sum for the stock and goodwill. The goodwill figure will be a function of the operating profit of the business. Pat will show you how to calculate your operating profit.
As long as it takes!! Some are snapped up quickly, others take longer. It can be a few months or can take several years. We will not give up on you.
Guarantees are difficult but, in 25 years of trading, we have not had any serious confidentiality issues.
Your primary contacts are Pat Carter & Andrew McEwen.
All services to buyers are free. The only exception to this is a charge of 1% to buyers who successfully purchase empty premises through NST.
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