Welcome to the only Harvard-sponsored home buying service
The Real Estate Advantage Program 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.
- Complimentary Real Estate Market Data and Trends Reports
- 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 Realty. 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.
Coldwell Banker Realty, which is owned and operated by Realogy Group LLC, provides this service to members of the Harvard University community. The services offered are available to Harvard University faculty, employees, students, and alumni. Harvard University and Harvard University Housing do not review or endorse any content and are not responsible for the site or the services provided by Realogy Group or Coldwell Banker Realty.