Home Buying, Selling, and Mortgage Services

In search of a new home or planning to sell your home? Eligible Harvard Affiliates are qualified for these programs and services as a benefit of their affiliation.

Coldwell Banker® Real Estate Advantage Program

The Coldwell Banker Real Estate Advantage Program (REAP) offers members of the Harvard community a variety of real estate services. Coldwell Banker provides Harvard affiliates with home-buying and selling education and guidance, access to a select network of real estate agents, preferred mortgage lenders, and the possibility of a cash bonus after closing.

Home Buying and Selling Assistance

A REAP Specialist can provide you with guidance and resources including lender options, help identifying your communities of interest and average prices for those communities, real estate market data, and tips on home buying to prepare you for the process.  If you are planning to sell your current home, a REAP Specialist can introduce you to a select listing agent to provide guidance on preparing your home for sale and an opinion of value.

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Office Hours

Sign up for a one-on-one consultation with a program representative during Office Hours and learn more about the program:  REAP Representative Office Hours & Scheduling



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Preferred Mortgage Lenders

We have relationships with loan officers who offer one-on-one service to help you find the right loan, with reduced rates and/or closing costs. We recommend that you get pre-approved before you start the home-buying process. Please contact the organization directly for more information.

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Cash Back Bonus

When REAP refers you to a program real estate agent from our experienced broker network, you may be eligible to receive a cash bonus on your real estate transaction with the referred agent.*

  • Buy or sell a home through a preferred Coldwell Banker real estate agent introduced to you through the Real Estate Advantage Program. Cash bonuses range from $180 to $10,765.* For example, if you buy a home through the program for $400,000, you may receive a cash bonus of $1,525.
  • Please do not contact an agent directly before going through the REAP registration and agent referral process, as this may disqualify you from the program.
  • Terms and conditions apply.  Restrictions apply in some states.*

To get started

Visit the program website at Real Estate Advantage Program or call (888) 393-0699.

*The cash back bonus is offered in most states. In some states, a gift card or commission reduction at closing may be provided in lieu of the cash back bonus. The program is not available for employer-sponsored relocations or transactions in Iowa or outside the United States. The cash back bonus is not available in Alaska and Oklahoma. In Kansas and Tennessee, a MasterCard MAX gift card will be issued. In Mississippi, New Jersey, and Oregon, a commission reduction may be available at closing. The cash back bonus is only available with the purchase and/or sale of your home through the use of a program-introduced real estate agent. The actual amount you receive is based on the purchase and/or sale price of your home. The program award is not available in certain transactions with restricted agent commissions (including many new construction, For Sale by Owner, or For Sale by iBuyer transactions). Your REAP Specialist or assigned agent can help you identify any transactions where the award would not be available. All real estate commissions are negotiable. Other terms and conditions may apply. This is not a solicitation if you are already represented by a real estate broker. Please check with a program coordinator for details. Program terms and conditions are subject to change at any time without notice. Additional terms, conditions, and restrictions apply.

**Coldwell Banker Realty, which is owned and operated by an affiliate of Anywhere Leads, 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 Anywhere or Coldwell Banker Realty. The program cash back bonus is funded by a commission split negotiated by the University with Anywhere. A portion of the commission split is given to the employee and a portion to Harvard University Housing, which manages the Real Estate Advantage Program for the University.

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