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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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"My AFTCO Analyst was great. I talked with him over a six year period and he was always interested in finding the right person within my time frame for the transition. I couldn't have made the successful transition that I did without AFTCO."

Stanton D. Dunn Jr., D.D.S.
Scottsburg, IN

"My AFTCO Analyst was a great person to have when buying my new practice. He was knowledgeable about the practice, the area, and was quick to provide information when needed. I would refer people to my AFTCO Analyst if they were looking to buy or sell an office."

Keith A. Blessitt, D.M.D.
Nokomis, FL

"My AFTCO Analyst has always been professional and courteous. He is straight forward and very helpful. I would recommend AFTCO to any buyer or seller."

Bridget Reilly Sheahan, D.D.S.
Spokane, WA

"My AFTCO Analyst was very helpful and knowledgeable. There were no surprises in the process. I would recommend AFTCO to anyone considering a practice transition."

Paul M. Schubert, D.D.S.
Harriman, TN