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Recent letter

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Actual letter below, generic community commission fund raising letter other real estate agencies can use where allowed by law

Help coauthor fund raising letter for rebates in the pipeline by adding your favorite charity or cause


Dear _____,


The $20,000 buyer agency fee on your purchase of ______ has cleared and is ready to rebate to you as stated in our fee agreement. Thus far, The Real Estate Cafe has received $3,500 for it's services, and of course, we'd be delighted to receive a "discretionary performance bonus" as provided in the agreement.


We are deeply grateful that you were the first client to prepay $3,000, thus buying down our consulting rate from $125 to $75 per hour for the first 40 hours. Hopefully, you agree that was a WIN - WIN: the advance allowed us to attend an important real estate technology conference in August and resulted in approximately $2,500 savings to you. Combine those savings with the $20,000 rebate check and you net about $19,000 in savings, after prepaying our $3,500 fee.


As we've discussed, we encourage our clients to donate a portion of their rebate to charities in five broad categories each beginning with the letter "A," a working concept we call our "Community Commission":


AIDS orphans (watch short video),


Arts organizations or individual Artists,


Advocacy groups,


Assistance efforts (disaster relief, micro-financing, etc), and


Alumni class funds


We are also open to “Angel” funding proposals so you can donate to a worthy private cause or friend, including contributions to a child’s college educational fund. Think of it as BYOB: Bring Your Own Beneficiary.


Whether or not you donate some of the rebate, or "pay-it-forward," is your decision. There is no obligation. All we ask is that you inform us of the beneficiary so we can add it to our Pledge Map and tell users of our social networking site, http://ChangeAgents.ning.com.


Finally, if the home sales process was more difficult than you anticipated, you may want to reward yourselves with a vacation! If you are already a member of a frequent flier program, we would be glad to use some of your portion of the rebate to increase your frequent flier miles or purchase a gift certificates for travel.


If you like, we can also provide additional information on other "rebate exhancements" (details upon request).



“The next major revolution in real estate will be fee based services replacing the blanket commission pricing that has dominated the industry for so long.” - Former Chief Economist, National Association of Realtors


Bill Wendel

The Real Estate Cafe / Voice Real Estate, Inc.

Serving a menu of money-saving services since 1995

97a Garden St.

Cambridge, MA 02138

(617) 661-4046






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