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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 made the practice purchase process smooth and relatively stress-free. He was extremely responsive to emails and always accessible by phone. He was informative and funny. He would preemptively call just to check in on me and to ask if there was anything I needed. From the first conversation to confirming the bill of sale, my AFTCO Analyst was a joy to work with and I will absolutely recommend AFTCO to any of my colleagues that are in the search for the perfect practice. My AFTCO Analyst and AFTCO have my highest regards!"

Laura C. Bridges, D.M.D.
Valrico, FL

"My AFTCO Analysts were extremely professional, available, supportive, and knowledgeable throughout the whole process. If I hear of anyone selling their practice, I wouldn't hesitate to refer them to AFTCO."

Ronald I. Lefton, D.D.S.
Virginia Beach, VA

"AFTCO was there every step of the way to make sure all deadlines were met."

Valerie A. Drake, D.D.S.
Harlingen, TX

"My AFTCO Analyst did an excellent job with helping guide me through the transition process! I would highly recommend AFTCO to anyone who is looking to sell their practice."

Jason W. Mullen, D.D.S.
Clayton, NC