Should I go about finding a practice on my own?

Practitioners who have adopted a “go-it-alone” philosophy toward practice ownership often become frustrated in their attempts. And if they do move forward on their own, they may end up locked into really bad situations for a long time.

It is unsettling that national practice brokerages require buyers to sign paperwork requiring their brokerages to represent buyers as dual agents. Many people consider dual representation to be unethical. With real estate, poorly trained and inadequately supervised real estate agents representing out of state based brokerages may lead new start-ups practitioners in the wrong direction. Some CPAs, attorneys and dental supply company representatives try to do everything from acting as practice brokers to giving advice on new start-up locations.

Your best bet is to work with licensed and certified advisors who are specialists in what you need.