I knew from our first conversation that Lalin was the one to trust to handle the sale of my parents’ school.
His kind demeanor, patience, lack of pushiness and respectful manner of doing business and treating his clients, his knowledge of the process, and his ability to adapt to new and unknown things and help work through them, all provided much peace of mind during a very uncertain and long process. Lalin is an honest and true professional in his field, and we would recommend him to those looking to purchase or sell a school without reservation.
– Mala Ray
It is with great pleasure I am writing this testimonial after having just sold my first preschool. California Preschool Brokers made the entire process such a positive experience thanks to the efficiency and knowledge of Lalin.
It has been a real pleasure working with Lalin. From the first moment I met him I immediately realized I was in good hands as he was always so calming and reassuring. Every time I thought we were encountering an issue he would respond: “That’s ok! That is totally fine! Don’t worry, that’s not a problem!” and in the end there were no issues.
Lalin is very dedicated to his clients. He was always very present and responded promptly to all my requests and questions. He always made it a point to check-in with me at specific intervals to see if I had any concerns. From the first encounter Lalin grasped how important it was for me to sell the school to the right person. When he presented me with a buyer I felt immediately comfortable and positive that the school would have a perfect new owner. I thank Lalin from the bottom of my heart for not only making the process a smooth and positive experience but also for his ability to respect the emotional implications of selling a preschool. I recommend California Preschool Brokers to anyone who is planning to purchase or sell a school. You will not find anyone more professional, attentive, and dedicated than Lalin De Soyza.
– Sonia Lesko
In all my previous experiences with realtors and brokers I have never met anyone as genuine, professional and pleasant to work with than Lalin de Soyza.
From the first meeting we had in my office and the way Lalin strategized the listing and sale of the school I was at ease and never felt rushed or talked into something that was not part of my goals. Lalin guided me through the entire process of showing the school to only qualified and serious buyers. He helped me with all necessary paperwork in the most professional manner I could expect.
Before I met Lain, I had met with a couple of other realtors in the field who claimed to be the best, yet who were quick to want to do things their way not respecting my goals. I was discouraged from using a realtor and decided to list the school on my own. Once I started the process I realized what a daunting process it can be without proper guidance. Furthermore, while other realtors tried to push the sale fast to anyone at any offer just to secure a sale, Lalin made sure the school was marketed at a fairly high yet fair price and helped me to attain the best value out of the final sale.
I am truly thankful to all the help and guidance Lalin has provided me during this challenging process. I can’t imagine the sale being successful as it has been if I had not hired Lalin. I would recommend Lalin de Soyza to anyone planning to sell their school. He is a very honest and calm person who is a true professional in this field and understands all the necessary steps to this business.
– Fernanda Durlene
Lalin has been the consummate adviser since I connected with him three years ago.
All California Preschool Broker listings are well screened; but it did take 3 years for us to find a suitable preschool that fit our needs. Lalin led us through all the site visits, and provided sage guidance during our due diligence examination when it came time to enter the purchase transaction. At times I wondered if Lalin would consider us serious buyers since it did take us such a long time to find a school. To my gratitude, Lalin was always available to answer questions, give advice and show us listings. Lalin continues to check up on us and I still call on him with questions from time to time. I thank Lalin for his support, and assistance, and would recommend his services to anyone considering their first, or next school purchase.
– Henry & Cindy Chan
Within three days of the showing, we had five serious offers and his phone continued to ring with additional interested parties.
I owned a preschool in the Bay Area but had relocated my family, so it seemed like a good time to implement my exit plan. The process was proceeding much slower than desired, but it was a good plan and worth sticking out… until it completely fell apart. Suddenly I needed a Plan B–enter Lalin De Soyza of California Preschool Brokers.
Initial communication with Lalin was via email. He seemed knowledgeable and reasonable, answered my questions thoroughly and availed himself to followup phone conversations. Those conversations were an equally positive experience. I found Lalin pleasant and with a sense of humor, but also professional. He instilled enough confidence that I engaged him to assist me in finding a buyer for my school.
A preliminary visit to the school revealed areas needing improvement to facilitate a better showing. After completion of those projects, careful scrutiny of my financials and preparation of pertinent business information, Lalin listed the preschool. Within a week there were many interested parties. Lalin prescreened the initial group of responses to maximize exposure to serious potential buyers, and then scheduled a day of showings by appointment. Within three days of the showing, we had five serious offers and his phone continued to ring with additional interested parties.
Lalin ultimately brokered both sides of the transaction. I always felt he was attentive, fair, honest and that he remained true to his initial character representation. Lalin was pleasant, humorous, and focused throughout. I cannot say enough positive words about him or recommend him highly enough.
– DeeDee & Michael Kimball
Lalin De Soyza
CA BRE LIC# 01842162
California Preschool Brokers
225 South Lake Ave 3rd Floor
Pasadena, CA 91101
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