L-Series Products

Evaluate the Competition Ratios and Demographics surrounding a practice or potential location.

Competition Ratio Analysis for all practice types

Current and forecasted demographics

Fueled by census block group technology

L-Series Report Features

Z Competition Ratio Analysis for All Practice Types

Z Current and Five-Year Forecasted Demographic Data

Z Results Tailored to Your Business Goals

Z Industry-leading Map Integration

Z Custom Drawn Search Areas

Z Exclude Non-Licensed and Non-Compete Areas

Z Real-Time Practitioner Management

Z Fast Delivery Times

Z Results based on Census Block Group Technology

benefits of using l-series strategies

know your market baseline

Review current demographics, forecasted trends, and competition ratios to be proactive about threats and opportunities. Avoid guesswork and know where you stand.

Speed Up The Process

Save months of time and money. Accelerate your practice opening by finding your location faster with greater certainty and reduced risk. ​Get to living the life you love. 

communicate better

Make interactions with your industry advisors, suppliers, and family faster, more productive, and more efficient by making decisions using the best resources on the market.

due diligence

Location matters for valuing practices. Ensure that the price you pay for a practice reflects the actual market and growth potential.

show Growth Potential

Show investors, new associates, and potential partners your value. Build their confidence in their decision to join and invest in creating a legacy together.

Answer Big questions

Evaluate strategic moves such as relocating, adding an office, buying or leasing a specific building, hiring an Associate for expanding, and much more.

l-series reports and studies features

Demographics Deep Dive and Competition ratios For specific locations and addresses

Competition Ratios and Demographics

Location Competition & Demographics Study

Competition Ratios Only

Location Competition Report

Demographics Only

Location Demographics Report

  • All Competition and Demographic Data
  • Based on Census Block Group Technology
  • Tailored to your Specialty
  • Standard and Custom Report Area Parameters Available
  • And more
  • Competition Ratio Analysis for all Practitioner Types
  • Based on Census Block Group Technology
  • Tailored to your Specialty
  • Standard and Custom Report Area Parameters Available
  • And more
  • Current And Five-Year Demographic Data
  • Based on Census Block Group Technology
  • Tailored to your Specialty
  • Standard and Custom Report Area Parameters Available
  • And more
Results Based on Census Block Groups
Tailored to Practice Specialty
Custom Report Area Parameters*
19 Demographic Factors
Current-Year Demographics
Forecasted Demographics
Total Practitioners for all Types
Competition Ratios for All Types
REALratio Comparison
Map of Report Area
Map of Report Area Radius (Miles)
Map of Report Area Drive Time (Minutes) or Custom Parameters
Results in Dual Format
Add 2nd Practice Type to Results*
Expedited Delivery Time*
Free Next-Steps Call






































*Premium feature, upcharge may apply.

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Demographics is so huge when deciding on a practice location – dentists should absolutely take advantage of this service when planning out a new location or deciding to expand into a new area.”

– Dr. Howard Farran, DDS, MBA, Dentaltown

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.

Click here to find the best reports to achieve your personal and business goals.

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?

We obtain demographic data from a top 3rd party Demographic company that takes the raw census information, annual updates, and forecasts then package it into a format that companies can utilize. It is the same data used by everyone in the USA.

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: 

  1. C-Series: Find a new region or city for a new practice.
  2. 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.
  3. 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. 

Click here to find the best Location Strategy products and reports for your practice.

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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A Census Block Group (CBG) is the smallest geographical unit for which demographic data is published, allowing for the most precision and relevance in the market. Typically, Block Groups are very small and include a population of 600 to 3,000 people.  There are 217,740 searchable CBGs in the USA vs 27,797 general zip codes. For every report, Realscore sums the number of practitioners and all demographic data for all of the CBG’s (including partial CBG’s) in the radius, drive time, and/or user-drawn search area.

Click here for an independent third party expert’s advice about why you should not use zip codes for geospatial analysis.

Every specialty has unique location strategy needs. All reports are tailored specifically to your practice specialty. Competition data and ratios on all practice types in the area are included, as well.

Use Drive Time increments, provide your own report area map, or have your Specialist define the report area based on your instructions. 

  • 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

The most recently available professional national demographic data. Updated annually.

Five Year Demographics: Demographers take most current demographic factors and project five years into the future to predict what the market will be at that time to assess future growth potential and probable changes based on current trends. Updated annually.

Includes the number of all practitioners for all specialties within your search area.

A Competition Ratio measures the extent of practice competition in any given search area.  It is calculated by the total population divided by the number of practitioners. This number is then compared to a REALratio to evaluate the extent of market saturation. Competition ratios for all practice types in your search area are included in your report, not just the practice type ordered for the report.

A REALratio is a proprietary ratio of population to practitioners used to evaluate competition ratios to indicate when a market generally is considered to be saturated. For example, the REALratio for a General Dentist is 2,000.  A ratio higher than 2,000 would indicate the market has potential for an additional practitioner(s). A number below 2,000 indicates the area is already oversaturated and should be evaluated carefully. Each practice specialty has its own REALratio value.

A map displaying the overall area included in the Mile Radius and Drive Time search parameters for your report. It also shows all practitioners in the area for the practice type selected for your report. 

Map displaying the area included in the Mile Radius search parameters for your report. It also shows competing practitioners in the area for the practice type selected for your report. The Mile Radius parameter is typically used to assess the market in close proximity to a location.

A map displaying the area included in the Drive Time search parameters for your report. It also shows competing practitioners in the area for your selected practice type. The Drive Time parameter is typically used to assess the approximate overall market for a location (i.e. how far a new patient would drive to that practice).

All data is presented in easy to understand tables and graphs.

If you want to evaluate a multi-specialty practice, include a 2nd practice type in your results to see data for both at the same time. Data on the number of all practice types in the area are included as well.

Expedited turnaround is available, please contact your Specialist to make arrangements. Normal delivery is within 2-3 business days.

We will never, ever send you your results then leave you hanging. This call is designed to review and interpret your reports to help you determine your immediate next steps. There is no time limit, and it is free with every report!