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January 02, 2009

New Year, New site for The Real Estate Cafe!


If you've wondered why this blog has been so quiet for the past six weeks, it's because we've been working on a new site which integrates our blog as well as content from The Real Estate Cafe's original web site.  As you can see from the Google search results above, if you type in "real estate cafe," you now get over 300,000 search results.  We're still #1, perhaps that's a reflection of our industry leading rebates, or the fact that we were the first real estate cyber cafe (see timeline on our wiki dating back to 1995).

To celebrate, we'd like to invite EVERYONE to join this ePhilanthropy campaign:  Regardless of what happens to housing prices in 2009, think we home buyers, sellers, and real estate professionals across the world can work together to turn 1,000 cups of coffee into $1 million for AIDS orphans? 

A continent full of AIDS orphans -- including millions in child-headed households -- needs you to respond ASAP.  See ASAP: AIDS Shelter Alliance Partner proposal on our wiki, and let us know if you'd like to view the slide show in person some at Starbucks in Greater Boston or via webinar beyond. 

We look forward to sharing this campaign with other real estate innovators, particularly those offering client rebates, next week at REBarCamp in New York

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the new site looks awesome.

Posted by: Sumter | Jan 10, 2009 7:41:54 AM

I am a Google Adwords Professional in Australia focusing on the Real Estate industry and just wanted to say what a great real estate blog you have.

Posted by: David Taylor | Jan 10, 2009 7:42:06 AM

Here's an article from FOX NEWS VIDEO about managed social network. A way to share your campaign to other real estate innovators.


Posted by: Jay | Feb 2, 2009 1:39:10 PM

Thanks for sharing!

Posted by: M | Mar 5, 2009 3:52:33 PM

I came across this post searching for other Realtors giving to charity... despite the market, I have recently been moved to offer and announce a flat, per transaction donation to Kiva or another like non-profit.

Nice to see others are likewise inspired. Keep up the good work!

Posted by: Carmen Isais | Mar 6, 2009 4:34:11 PM

Thanks for your kind words, Carmen. I just sent you an email invitation to join an experimental social networking site for ePhilanthropy & Cause Marketing in Real Estate. Please share more at:


If you're willing to target some AIDS related campaigns on Kiva, I'd love to invite you to join the Million Dollar March, too. Think of it as a real estate version of Product(RED):

Million Dollar March

Here a related blog post from several years ago:


The organizers of World AIDS Orphans Day (May 7, 2009) have expressed an interest in the idea and have offered their web site as a way to increase awareness and participation, see:


Let's work together to make the world a more compassionate place, particularly in these challenging times. Everyone is welcome!


Posted by: RealEstateCafe | Mar 6, 2009 4:57:36 PM

Love the new site!

@David- great video :)

Posted by: Interior Design Advice | Apr 23, 2009 2:50:55 PM

I like your new website. Congratulations on the great ranking and nice stats.

Posted by: Brad Bakersfield CA Homes for Sale | Jul 23, 2009 1:10:43 PM

You haven't posted anything new this year. Your sites looks good , wouldn't mind more posts

Posted by: Staten Island Real Estate Agent | Nov 12, 2009 3:20:41 PM

I'm a real estate and internet marketing expert from LA, and i must say you people really worked hard for this great real estate site.

Posted by: Maria Gudelis | Dec 30, 2009 7:07:41 AM

How's the 1,000 cups going? Good job you guys for starting that wonderful campaign...

And...the new site rocks!


Posted by: Fernley | Dec 16, 2010 8:52:34 PM

Decided to pass on the campaign this year, but invite you and others to consider an "open source" fund raising idea if it inspires you to do something similar.

Turning 1,000 cups of coffee into $1 million for AIDS orphans

Posted by: RealEstateCafe | Dec 16, 2010 11:21:26 PM

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