You can now try a home on Airbnb before you buy

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Online home marketplace announced its new partnership with home rental service Airbnb. The partnership is an effort to help potential buyers “try before you buy”. Now available on’s desktop and mobile sites, when viewing a listing customers will also see an “Airbnb before buying” section on the listing page, showcasing rentals in the same neighbourhood. The new partnership is being kicked off with a Try Before You Buy Sweepstakes, which is giving away $US500 towards an Airbnb stay to weekly winners through August 23.

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Additionally, in order to keep up with the local markets, the app refreshes 90% of its listings every 15 minutes. Now, partnering with Airbnb gives access to a new audience of online buyers, as well as being the first online realty market to provide this kind of service to its potential customers.

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