There are times when we are asked to sell a practice due to a sudden illness, disability and/or untimely death. This is often an emotional and difficult time not only the owner’s family but also a concerning time for the staff as well. We will give our immediate attention to the situation to arrive at a solution to first stabilize the practice and maintain its value, and then focus on the sale. Our priority then turns to the appraisal and then getting it sold. When such an event surfaces, time is of the essence. Prudent planning should include a full appraisal and then annual updates. This will speed the process when time precious in maintaining practice value.