How can you buy a caravan park?
If you are looking for caravan parks for sale, there are many ways to own and operate a caravan park. You can look for caravan parks for sale QLD, Caravan parks for sale NSW or in any location in Australia to find a business opportunity to suit. If you wish to purchase a caravan park or camping ground, one way is to purchase a freehold property as a going concern. This is where the previous owners walk away and you purchase the land, buildings, infrastructure, plant and equipment, business name and goodwill. The second way to purchase a caravan park, and often less expensive, is to purchase a leasehold park. With this option you purchase the relocatable cabins and caravans, the infrastructure needed to run the park, the business name and goodwill. However, you do not own the land, rather you lease it from the owner. The lease will set out how the land is to be managed and will often give the lessor (you) first option to buy, should the owner wish to sell. The final way is not so much ownership, as management. This can be a good stepping stone to park ownership. You can see if the lifestyle and role of park manager suits you. Your best option is to use a site like AccomProperties to check out your options.
Is it worth investing in a caravan park?
Yes, it is worth finding a caravan park for sale and investing, but you need to do your financial homework. Whether you are buying caravan parks for sale in Victoria or caravan parks for sale in Tasmania, as with any business purchase, you need to do your preparation. The value of a business is often determined by the adjusted net income (ANI) This is an estimate of the income of the caravan park under the new owners. The previous owners might have been paying themselves less than the new owners intend to pay themselves or new owners may be placing managers in to operate the business. Also included in the ANI is the depreciation and amortization of assets and rent if the property is leased. The ANI looks at taxation and net profit. The ANI could be used to calculate the financial strength of the caravan park. A multiplier is then applied to the ANI. The multiplier is influenced by things such as caravan park location, characteristics and condition of infrastructure, occupancy rates and future development opportunities. These factors determine the price you pay and estimate profit which, at the end of the day, is what it is all about.
Managing a caravan park
You will be employed by the owner as park managers on a salary, just like any other job.
A caravan park or camping ground manager is required to look after the infrastructure of the park including maintenance and general cleanliness. An important function of a manager includes bookkeeping, managing site bookings, purchasing, wages, account rendering and account payments. Another very important part of park management is reception, where guests are welcomed.
To find caravan park opportunities, you can look for caravan parks for sale online or caravan parks and campgrounds for sale in any state or territory in Australia for example (caravan parks for sale Noosa).Check out our current listings today.