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#RE2020 radar screen includes Blockchain & much more

  Since the early 1990’s, Real Estate Cafe has scouted innovations at the intersection of real estate + technology + consumer advocacy, but we’ve never attended a streak of events like the past month. As new technologies and players come

Posted in Best of Breed, Blockchain, Consumer protection, Disrupt Real Estate, IoT: Internet of Things, RE2020, RECALL: Real Estate Consumer Alliance, reVRM, Tech Trends, VRM

Priced-out vs Blissed-out? Where should we house hunt?

Space starved in Greater Boston?  You’re not alone.  Today’s blog post on Boston.com recognizes that Boston buyers are not just space-starved, but that the “overcrowded and overpriced” region has left people house-poor, time-starved and stressed out.  Is there is a

Posted in Best of Breed, Creative class, DIY Homebuyers, Extreme Househunting, Idea Bar, Mapping, Price trends, Proactive househunting, reVRM, VRM

FLASHBACK: DIY Web publishing for real estate 1999 vs 3Q2012

​DIY home buyers and FSBOs:  Think about real estate websites you’ve used, from real estate portals, like Zillow, Trulia, and Realtor.com, to real estate brands, like Coldwell Banker and Redfin.   What features to you like best? What frustrates you

Posted in Best of Breed, Client Feedback, Consumer protection, DIY Homebuyers, Do-it-yourself, Fee-for-service, FSBO: Best Practices, Idea Bar, Inside The Real Estate Cafe, Writing tools

Test offer: Get 50% off hourly fee, plus 100% REBATE!

SORRY THIS OFFER HAS EXPIRED.  Click for current deals. Boston.com readers and others, we’d love to know what you think of this special offer.  What other kinds of “deals” would you like to see The Real Estate Cafe add to

Posted in Best of Breed, Coupons, Deals, FSBO: Best Practices, FSBO: For Sale By Owner, Real estate deals, Savings & Rebates

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

RECafe’s new Boston.com ad to feature “Best of Breed” money-saving demos

===== The Real Estate Cafe is working on new artwork to replace our existing banner ad on Boston.com’s open house search page.  Do-it-yourself homebuyers and sellers, what kind of educational seminars would you like us to host this month, and

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Posted in Best of Breed, Change Agents, Extreme Househunting, FSBO: Best Practices, Inside The Real Estate Cafe, Social Networking, Unconference

SNEAK PREVIEW: Real Estate Cafe’s experimental new FSBO Wiki!

Ssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh… This is a really B-I-G secret.  Click on the thumbnail image above to see some of the 150 plus images included in The Real Estate Cafe’s new experimental FSBO Wiki.  If you’d like a closer look, call 617-661-4046 or

Posted in "We" companies, Best of Breed, Do-it-yourself, Fee-for-service, FSBO: Best Practices, FSBO: For Sale By Owner, Inside The Real Estate Cafe, Real Estate Blogs: Best Practices, Savings & Rebates, Writing tools

Buyer Demo: How to search MLS for price reductions

Schedule a private webinar or join a small group presentation at a location of your convenience.

Posted in Best of Breed, Do-it-yourself, Inside The Real Estate Cafe, Real Estate Bubble, Savings & Rebates

Technology Debriefing Post NAR 2008: Best of Breed money-saving tools for home buyers & sellers

Used GoGoPin’s new browser-based ad designer to create this call for nominations for “Best of Breed” money-saving applications for home buyers and sellers following the National Association of Realtors convention in Orlando, November 7-10, 2008. Watch this one minute screencast

Posted in Best of Breed, Do-it-yourself, FSBO: Best Practices, Tech Trends
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