Test drive a home before you buy

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Test drive a home before you buy
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TRANSCRIPT: Spring home selling season is just about under way, and there are some new strategies that you’re going to experience if you’re out buying homes that a seller is using to sell his or her home. The story is that now your smart phone can marry with a house as you drive by, and if you’re carrying the right app on your smart phone and the home seller is using the technology, you’ll get a full description of the home. Instantly, just magically appearing on your phone with pictures, video, you name it. Your ability from the curb to have a look see inside a home has never been more thorough.

But there’s a high tech thing that’s going on this spring that I love. It’s where you get to test-sleep a home. It’s popping up just in a few communities around the country so far, but I think this is an idea that will catch on, where when you’re thinking of spending the most money of anything you ever spend in your life. Why not have a chance to spend the weekend there and test it out. I know it sounds crazy, but you’re more likely to buy a home that you’ve had a chance to experience. I’m Clark Howard.

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Clark Howard About the author:
Clark Howard is a consumer expert whose goal is to help you keep more of the money you make. His national radio show and website show you ways to put more money in your pocket, with advice you can trust. More about Clark
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