Monthly Archives: December 2009

“Virtual REBarCamp” kicks off series of real estate round tables in 2010

Looking to get a headstart on real estate in 2010?  Real estate professionals and software developers across New England are invited to participate in the 2nd Virtual REBarCamp, and share insights with fellow real estate innovators in-person at the TweetUp

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Posted in Real Estate Roundtables, RECafe-PRO, Unconference

Will luxury “short sales” drive housing prices down across MA?

With hyperbole-filled housing headlines “soaring” across the internet in Boston, it’s important to take a sobering look at a “sleeper” trend that has the potential to pull down housing prices across Massachusetts in 2010 and beyond. Last Friday, Bloomberg published

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Posted in Bubble Hour, Defensive Homebuying, Foreclosures, Million Dollar Markdowns, Price trends, Real Estate Bubble, Savings & Rebates, Trend analysis

10,000+ MA Sellers “rebelling” on anniversary of Boston Tea Party

Four years ago, The Real Estate Cafe used the site of the Boston Tea Party to warn that the housing bubble was beginning to deflate:  “Party like it’s 1773… …or should we say, like the real estate party’s over?“ This

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Posted in Expired listings, Listing agent report cards, Market trends

DIY homebuyers & sellers: Propose your own fee & rebate

Cash flow is tight this time of year, so The Real Estate Cafe is offering a limited number of special offers this week. In addition to the discounted fees described in our blog post from last year: IF AIRLINES HAVE

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Posted in Do-it-yourself, Fee sale, Fee-for-service, FSBO: For Sale By Owner, Savings & Rebates

Translating 2010 predictions into Menu of RE Consumer Savings

Couldn’t wait to read Pat Kitano’s blog post, Media Predictions for 2010, and fired off the comment below just as quickly after reading his list bullet point list below: Community Engagement will become the Driver of Local Media Mobile +

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Posted in "We" companies, Idea Bar, Savings & Rebates, Social Networking, Tech Trends, Trend analysis

Preparing an offer soon? Use slides from RECafe’s “Menu of Talking Points” to save money

Since it was posted yesterday, dozens of Boston Globe readers have been debating whether Demanding Boston sellers finally ready to deal?  Some of our clients have presented similar arguments in slide presentations with their offers, resulting in saving over $1

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Posted in "We" companies, Best of Breed, Bubble Hour, Do-it-yourself, Fee-for-service, Price trends, Real Estate Bubble, Savings & Rebates, Talking offer

Sneak preview: Real Estate Cafe video

As featured in the Wall Street Journal, The Real Estate Cafe offers a 100% commission rebate for “do-it-yourself” home buyers.  To celebrate the pre-release of our new video, we’re offering a limited number of special discounts this weekend.  See our

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Off-market listings outpace sales, represent opportunity to triple tax credit?

UPDATE:  See related blog post and video:  10,000+ MA Sellers “rebelling” on anniversary of Boston Tea Party The housing market is entering the traditional “off-season” in New England, and as in past years, The Real Estate Cafe is monitoring expired,

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Posted in Defensive Homebuying, Extreme Househunting, Savings & Rebates, Timing the market
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