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8 Tips To Make Your Dental Office Relocation Easier (Part III)
8. Safely (And Securely) Dispose of Old Electronics When you're getting ready to move into your beautiful new office space, you're invariably going to come across old employee phones, laptops, and computers that have seen better days.With the advent of Electronic Health Record (EHR) Software and...  Read More
8 Tips To Make Your Dental Office Relocation Easier (Part II)
6. Hire a MoverHire a company that has considerable experience in relocating dental practices. Moving a dental office is vastly more complicated than moving other types of offices and you want to make sure they can handle the job.The right company will know precisely how to pack, transport, and set...  Read More
8 Tips To Make Your Dental Office Relocation Easier (Part I)
One of these days, you might find yourself having to relocate your office. Maybe you lost your lease. You might even be growing at such a prodigious rate your current office square footage is no longer big enough for you.For some medical practitioners, this can be a very stressful time. That's...  Read More
8 Mistakes Dentists Make When Leasing Their First Office Space (Part III)
6. Not Reading the Fine PrintDentists often fail to understand how important it is to read their lease thoroughly. By not doing this, they won't understand what it is they're agreeing to.One of the reasons to carefully read your lease is that there may be arcane language written on purpose to...  Read More
8 Mistakes Dentists Make When Leasing Their First Office Space (Part II)
4. Not Choosing the Right AreaAcommon mistake of first-time practitioners is selecting a locationbefore they know which kind of patients they want to attract. This isbackward. Choose the type of patient you want to work with first, andthen choose a location.Because then, you can look for...  Read More
The 5 Steps On Your Journey To Finding Dental Office Space (Part V)
Build-Out Design  This is where the layout of your space will be finalized, and the look and feel of it will begin to take shape. A build-out design should be flexible enough to encompass the future goals you have for your practice.Once the plans are finalized and you have had a chance to review...  Read More
The 5 Steps On Your Journey To Finding Dental Office Space (Part IV)
5. Completing the Build-Out Now that you’ve settled on an office, it’s time to transform it into the beautiful, functioning space that’s a perfect reflection of the vision you have for your practice.How long your build-out will take depends on several factors. One of these is the scope of the...  Read More
The 5 Steps On Your Journey To Finding Dental Office Space (Part III)
4. Negotiating for Space Next up are lease negotiations.Although you're highly skilled at saving patients' lives, you're probably don't have any negotiating skills. And why should you? Your expertise lies in another area.That's why you should hire a  who specializes in healthcare real estate to do...  Read More
The 5 Steps On Your Journey To Finding Dental Office Space (Part II)
2. Finding A BrokerWhen medical practitioners are in the market for new space, they’re often tempted to go it alone without an experienced guide by their side.Mostly, they make this mistake because they erroneously think they’re saving money. What medical professionals don’t know is that it doesn’t...  Read More
The 5 Steps On Your Journey To Finding Dental Office Space (Part I)
With the possible exception of buying highly specialized medical equipment, leasing space will be the single biggest cost for your practice.Don't underestimate the importance of office space for making a great impression. Patients aren't going to want to come to a drab, uninspiring space that...  Read More
What A Dental Real Estate Tenant Needs To Know About Rent Escalation Clauses (Part III)
Expense StopsIf you have a full-service gross lease, you'll pay a base rental rate. The landlord has to pay for any additional costs. But sometimes, landlords put something called an expense stop in the lease. This means tenants pay for all operating costs above an agreed-upon amount. Landlords add...  Read More
What A Dental Real Estate Tenant Needs To Know About Rent Escalation Clauses (Part II)
Types of Rent Escalation ClausesThere are a couple of types of rent escalators:Stepped Rent Escalation ClausesThis type of rent escalation allows your landlord to increase yourrent at specific intervals. For example, you might pay $30 a square footin year one, $31 in year two, $32 during year...  Read More
What A Dental Real Estate Tenant Needs To Know About Rent Escalation Clauses (Part I)
Unfortunately, commercial leases have something in them that you never had to worry when you were buying your home.And that's rent escalation clauses.These clauses allow an owner to increase your rent at regular intervals. Sometimes, tenants and landlords argue over whether there should even be...  Read More
What Your Landlord Doesn't Want You To Know About Dental Office Leases (Part V)
An Experienced Healthcare Real Estate Agent is Your Ace in the Hole Don't enter into lease negotiations without an experienced healthcare real estate agent by your side.  Some people will tell you that negotiations are easy because the landlord writes the lease and takes care of everything else for...  Read More
What Your Landlord Doesn't Want You To Know About Dental Office Leases (Part IV)
Go for A Shorter Lease Term Sometimes, landlords are desperate to rent space and may try to talk you into agreeing to a lease with a longer term.For new practitioners, a one-year lease with a renewal clause is best. But if your landlord won't take a one-year contract and you really want the space,...  Read More
What Your Landlord Doesn't Want You To Know About Dental Office Leases (Part II)
CAM FeesCAM fees are what you pay for your use of the common areas of the building. Common Area Maintenance (CAM) fees are a normal part of every lease. To figure out this number, landlords use a little something called a “load factor.” This is the formula for it:Rentable Square Feet/Usable Square...  Read More
What Your Landlord Doesn't Want You To Know About Dental Office Leases (Part I)
When you enter into lease negotiations with your prospective landlord, you desperately want to believe that he’ll negotiate everything in good faith.Therefore, you want to give him the benefit of the doubt. After all, why wouldn’t you? No one wants to think the worst of another person. This could...  Read More
What You Should Know Before Doing A Dental Office Build-Out (Part V)
Plan Ahead It can take months to find a team who can breathe perfect life into your dream and do justice to your vision. That’s why it’s imperative you start the planning process as soon as you can.Whatever type of space you decide on, it’s important to make sure you devote enough time to the...  Read More
What You Should Know Before Doing A Dental Office Build-Out (Part IV)
The Design Phase of Your ProjectIt’s time to come up with a design that makes sense for you. Talk with your team about your goals and project requirements. And then, find the designers who can translate your dreams into blueprints. Try to hire a firm that understands the nuances of your type of...  Read More
Should You Buy or Lease Your Dental Office Space? (Part III)
This is Part III (and the final part) of my series on leasing versus buying your dental office space. Putting Together Your “Dream Team” To Help You Make The Right DecisionTo make any important decision in your life, you need to put together a “dream team” of people who’ll be there to advise you...  Read More
How to Select the Best Location for Your Dental Practice
Location is EVERYTHING when selecting one for your new dental practice. Its importance is often underestimated. The ideal location is one where there’s enough demand for the kind of practice you want to have. When choosing a location, think about how that location will help you grow your practice....  Read More
5 Reasons Why You’re Leaving Money on the Table if You Don’t Use a Dental Real Estate Broker
You’re a busy dental professional looking to rent or buy office space. Everything about it needs to be right. The location. The look and the feel of the space. How things improve patient flow.Everything needs to work together like a well-tuned orchestra.How a space is configured even affects mood....  Read More

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