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Neighborcity was a great consumer-friendly business that was innovative and challenged the real estate cartel. The owner of that firm now runs the web design firm (click here) that donated this website to our non-profit charity, Consumer Advocates in American Real Estate ( We are the only organization in the U.S. dedicated to protecting consumers from the real estate and title insurance industries. Our site is over 200 pages deep and is filled with advice and assistance for residential real estate consumers.

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Ways to be Protected as a Buyer & Seller

CAARE exists to help consumers negotiate fees and contract terms in order to help them save money and better protect themselves. Consider interviewing some of the below service providers that we believe offer savings and better protection. We have compiled this list through research and only those vendors with a CAARE member emblem have made a donation to us.

Exclusive Buyer Brokers

Agents who ONLY represent buyers and never engage in dual agency. Also known as “EBA’s” (Exclusive Buyer Agents).

Buyer Brokers Who Rebate

Buyer agents do not work for free! Use our free service to find a buyer broker who will share part of their fee with you. Many highly qualified agents offer full service and pay rebates.

Independent Title Companies

Companies those are not affiliated with Realtors, builders, lenders or attorneys. Decision making & prices that are not inappropriately influenced.

Discount Seller Brokers

Real estate commissions are far too expensive. We have compiled a list of brokers who will sell your house for less.


Attorneys who are not affiliated with Realtors, builders, lenders or attorneys. Decision making and prices that are not inappropriately influenced.

How Brokers Get Paid

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Consumer Alerts

Highly relevant anti-consumer practices that could impact you next time you are buying or selling a house.


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