In your practice location
Location Strategy™ Products and Services for dentists and their industry partners in the USA.
Fueled by Census Block Group Technology.
Competition Ratio Analysis for all practice types
Current and forecasted demographics
Coming soon: SaaS access to the realscore app
Your location strategy doesn’t have to be overwhelming.
Most people drive around town choosing a random busy location hoping it will make them millions.
Or they use outdated technology to find their practice location.
Don’t be like other people.
Don’t leave your success up to chance or old technology.
It doesn’t work.
Get real answers with Realscore.
Be confident in your practice location.
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Whether you are a dental student, an established practice, or nearing retirement, your practice location will make or break you. Get your free Location Strategy Checklist that includes 11 key elements every practice should consider.
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Based on Census Block Group Technology to help you live the life you want.
Fueled by Census Block Group Technology
A single Census Block Group.
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“Using Realscore was incredibly helpful and vital to deciding where to start our business. The small investment to make the right decisions is imperative.”
– Dr. Brandon E. Cooley, DDS Cooley Smiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
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Many companies are essential to the success of the dentist. And as the dentist succeeds, the industry succeeds. Learn how Location Strategy and a partnership with Realscore benefits you and your clients.
frequently asked questions
What is Location Strategy?
Location Strategy is the #1 factor that determines the success of a practice at every stage of the practice lifecycle. It affects Strategic and Operational Plans and drives all investment, marketing, and personnel decisions.
There are many factors that Realscore considers within Location Strategy, including competition ratios and market saturation, demographics, Strategic Moves, future growth potential, and much more. Be confident in your practice location and create a lasting legacy.
What is Census Block Group Technology?
A Census Block Group (CBG) is a geographical unit used by the United States Census Bureau. It is the smallest geographical unit for which demographic data is published. Each CBG includes a population of only 600 – 3,000 people to reflect neighborhoods, natural areas, and geographical boundaries.
Realscore uses each Census Block Group (including partial CBGs) in your Search Area to calculate the competition and demographic data to bring you the most relevant and precise results.
See how Census Block Group Technology compares to Zip Codes and Concentric Circle. (Hint: There is no comparison.)
What is the realscore app?
Realscore offers access to top Location Strategy tools that were previously only available to large corporations. Realscore’s App is a proprietary online system that includes the following:
- Demographic & Business Data – Current and Five Year Forecast
- National Practitioner Database
- Census Block Group Technology
- Mapping and Drive Time Integration
- Competition Ratios analysis with REALratios
- User Drawn/Custom Search Areas Tool
- Non-Compete, Non-Licensed Data Exclusion Tool
- Practitioner/Practice/Location Management Tool
What demographic factors are included?
Current and five-year forecasted demographic data includes:
- Total Population
- Population by Age Range
- Population Change by Age Range
- Average Per Capita Income
- Average Household Income
- Households by Income Brackets
- Households Change by Income Brackets
- Average Household Size
- Total Households
- Total Families
- Average Family Size
- Housing Units Breakdown
- Total Housing Units Change
- Average Value of Owner-Occupied Units
- Population by Ethnicity
- Total Number of Businesses
- Total Number of Employees
- Total Sales
- Retail Data
Are practitioners within a search area validated?
Yes. We utilize the best national practitioner database possible, as well as validating the existence of practitioners using various manual and internet tools to materially ensure the accuracy of competition ratios for all practitioner types.
What is a “Pocket?”
A “Pocket” is an area derived in a Market Opportunity Search that indicates a potential market for a practice. It is normally made up of a small number of full or partial Census Block Groups. The goal is to find pockets where the competition ratios are high and include Average Household Income greater than a threshold derived from your ideal target patient.
What Reports Do I Need?
Every practitioner’s situation and goals are different. Therefore, the report recommendations will vary. In general, we recommend the following process:
- C-Series: Find a new region or city for a new practice.
- M-Series: Find new markets (or Pockets) with the best competition ratios and desired patient household income. Don’t pay for demographics before finding the best competition ratios.
- L-Series: After finding the best Pockets, get competition ratios for all practice types, and current and forecasted demographics for a specific location or address.
We’ve compiled an extensive recommendation list based on practice lifecycle and business goals.
Do you offer free sample reports?
What is the turnaround time?
All reports are PDFs that are emailed to you. Delivery time varies per product based on the complexity of the order, the density of the report location, the inclusion of premium services, and many other factors. We strive to deliver reports before the following approximate turnaround times:
L-Series: 2-3 Business Days
M-Series: 7-10 Business Days
C-Series: Teams/Zoom consulting sessions usually occur within 3-5 business days but varies based on the availability of participants.
Expedited delivery is available. Please consult with your Specialist to make arrangements.
What is the return policy?
All reports are a snapshot in time. Therefore, due to the digital nature of the reports and that the data changes frequently, returns and refunds are unavailable. However, our policy is to provide unmatched customer satisfaction. If something isn’t right, please contact us right away. Unfortunately, we have no control over the data results, so dissatisfaction with the results is out of our control.
Are reports and discussions confidential?
Yes. We understand that confidentiality is of the utmost importance and we will never disclose any discussions, conclusions, or reports to anyone without your permission.
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