“Try before you buy” gains traction with home hunters: VIDEO

October 11, 2013 05:50PM

A new real estate trend, dubbed “try before you buy,” is giving would-be buyers a chance to get to know a home before taking the plunge.

Spending a bit of time living in a for-sale home gives shoppers an opportunity to investigate the light, water pressure, even peek at what the neighbors are like.

“This gives an opportunity for somebody to enjoy the house as much as the owner does, and that’s something we could never write up in our description,” the Core Group’s Mickey Conlon told ABC News. [ABC]Julie Strickland