Try Before You Buy Real Estate

Services for Real Estate Pros with Preview Stay

What better way to decide if you like a property and community than to stay there! At, that’s exactly what you can do with hundreds of properties around the world. Even if you decide not to purchase the property, the couple days you spend there would just be a little vacation getaway, and it would cost you less or close to the same price you would pay to stay at a hotel. But why can you only look at and walk around a property before buying it? That’s like buying a bed without laying on it. Seriously, when you’re thinking of buying a $100,000 home, what’s $69 to spend 2 nights in that home? $69 is a nice family meal at a restaurant or it can help you make one of the most important decisions of your life.

For example, Panama City, located on the panhandle of northwest Florida on the beautiful St. Andrews Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, is the perfect place to experience the properties and communities before purchasing. It provides a highly attractive living environment that’s compatible with a variety of tastes and life styles offering a comfortable climate (an average annual temperature of 68.8 degrees!), friendly atmosphere, boundless types of entertainment, and a pleasing small town environment for raising a family. If you love water sports, boating, or fishing, you can’t go wrong with Panama City because of the city-owned marina and St. Andrews Marina that provide excellent docking services for vessels up to 130 feet. If boating isn’t your thing, Panama City also offers a wide variety of cultural and entertainment opportunities with its civic center, Martin Theatre, and the Visual Arts Center. Not to mention, beaches! There is something here for everyone.

Although not every single property has the option to rent for a couple days, most of them do, and if you do decide to visit a property for a couple nights, you really have nothing to lose. Let’s say there’s a property you’re interested in and rent it for a couple nights. If you like it, then it’s a possibility for purchasing. If you don’t like it, then you’ll be comfortable and absolutely sure about your decision, and it would be a little getaway where you experienced a new area and community for the same price of a hotel, but with the privacy and comfort of an actual home. It’s a win-win situation. Check out how buying property should be, and will be in the future, at

Comments (4)

Todd Clark - Retired
eXp Realty LLC - Tigard, OR
Principle Broker Oregon

Welcome to Activerain and I hope you are learning a lot and if you ever need any assistance, don't hesitate to Check out my blog, email me, call me, I will be glad to help you in any way possible. Also, check out the main page of Activerain and look for the Activerain University tab, there are lots of educational webinars to help you build your business.

Nov 13, 2011 02:09 AM
Amy Morrison
Knipe Realty NW - Portland, OR

Welcome to Activerain, 

As someone else who is newer to the rain, here have been the two places I have spent most of my time learning from those before me. The first is Activerain University and the second is the Activerain Newbies group on Activerain. I think I learn more in those two spots on blogging and business building than I could anywhere else. The people here are sol willing to share their knowledge. 


Nov 13, 2011 02:18 AM
George & Arlene Paukert
Road to Wealth, Inc. - West Palm Beach, FL

Don't you just love Activerain! I think you will learn so much here, I know we have! Look forward to getting to know you better.



Nov 13, 2011 02:20 AM
Knipe Realty
Knipe Realty NW - Portland, OR

Welcome and glad you found Activerain and hope to get to know you better. If you ever need any help, don't hesitate to shoot us an email, we would love to help you.


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Nov 13, 2011 02:23 AM