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 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 Realty

  • Personalized counseling to help you navigate the competitive real estate market and assignment to an appropriate real estate agent.
  • A cash rebate after closing
    • Cash rebates are equal to 15% of your real estate agent’s commission  - which is typically between 2-3% of the sale price*.
    • Contact us for more details on how the cash rebate program works - register online or call 800-396-0960.
    • Please do not contact an agent directly before going through the REAP sign-up and assignment process, as this may disqualify you from the cash back program.
    • Restrictions apply in some states.

*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

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Call: (800) 396-0960

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Free Home Buying Webinars

Learn the ins and outs of buying a home at one of these informative webinars