Harvard Real Estate Advantage Program - Cash Back

Harvard Real Estate Advantage Program - Cash Back

Harvard Real Estate Advantage Program - Cash Back

Welcome to the only Harvard-sponsored home buying service

The Real Estate Advantage Program (REAP) offers the following home-buying benefits to all Harvard faculty, staff, students, and alumni – including those in Harvard-affiliated hospitals. 

Through Harvard University

  • Education about the market and the home-buying process through our free seminars and webinars. 
  • Harvard’s advocacy and support through the entire process.

Through Our Preferred Mortgage Lenders

  • One-on-one service to help you find the right loan.
  • A variety of loan options – including first-time buyers, physicians, conventional loans, jumbo mortgages, and more.
  • Reduced rates and/or closing costs.

Through our partner, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

  • Personalized counseling to help you navigate the competitive real estate market and assignment to an appropriate real estate agent.
  • A cash rebate (see amounts below) after closing (If you contact an agent directly before going through the REAP sign-up and assignment process, you may not be eligible for the cash back program.)
  • Register online or call 800-396-0960 to get started.

Cash rebate Amounts

Purchase/Sale Price Your Cash Bonus
$ 50,000-  99,999 $330
$100,000-199,999 $440
$200,000-299,999 $687
$300,000-399,999 $962
$400,000-499,999 $1,237
$500,000-599,999 $1,512
$600,000-699,999 $1,787
$700,000-799,999 $2,062
$800,000-899,999 $2,337
$900,000-999,999 $2,612
$1,000,000 and up Bonus increases by $275 for each additional $100,000.
Restrictions apply in some states.

Important: Do not contact a real estate agent before registering for this program or you may not be eligible to receive the benefits.

*The cash back benefit is funded by a referral fee negotiated by the University with Coldwell Banker. The portion of the referral fee given back to Harvard is split approximately 50/50 between the Harvard employee and the Faculty Real Estate Services department, which manages the Real Estate Advantage Program for the University.

Real Estate Advantage Program

Sign up online

(REAP) (800) 396-0960

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Free Home Buying Seminars

Learn the ins and outs of buying a home at one of these informative seminars. Pressed for time? If so, a webinar could meet your needs. Open to all Harvard affiliates.