Consumer advocate / fee-for-service pioneers, The Real Estate Cafe offers an unrivaled money-saving Menu of Services for DIY homebuyers & FSBOs. Opened in 1995, we were the first real estate cybercafe in the world; and our 100% rebate option was been featured in the Wall Street Journal.
We invite cost-conscious, tech-savvy home buyers to compare our Menu of Fees & Rebates to Redfin or anyone else. Better yet, propose your own fee based on the limited amount of help you need. Would you believe that one in three of our clients in 2010 made up their own fee?
One recent buyer received $18K+ rebate check, AFTER we contributed $5K of our fee towards the sales price to "make the deal work." That was almost a 10 to 1 return on their $2,500 fee. Our record rebate is over $100K which explains why that client has used us three times and considers us "family."