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Should I sign an offer to purchase that contains an "Exclusive Negotiating Period"?

You should never sign an offer to purchase that contains a clause with an "exclusive negotiating period" for 30 or 60 days following the date it was signed. Only an unscrupulous broker would ever present such an offer to purchase containing such a clause because it ties up the practice by preventing the seller from considering other offers while the purchaser decides whether or not he wants to go through with the purchase. It ties up the seller and the purchaser can walk away from it anytime he/she wants. This clause means you agree not to negotiate with any other candidate for 30 or 60 days, and accepting an offer from another dentist during that period would be a breach of contract and you could get sued by that unscrupulous broker. This is totally unfair and you should stay away from any broker who is trying to convince you to sign such a clause.
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