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CAARE is the ONLY non-profit charity dedicated to consumer protection in the real estate brokerage industry. Welcome!

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Here you will learn:

    • How to negotiate commissions with buyer and seller Realtors.
    • How to negotiate terms of representation with Realtors.
    • How to avoid dual and designated agency.
    • How to select independent businesses like inspection, lenders and title companies that are not affiliated with your other service providers.
    • How to avoid many of the common tricks and traps of the residential brokerage industry. was a great consumer-friendly business that was innovative and challenged the real estate industry. The owner of that firm now runs a web design firm (click here for Ventive) that donated this new website to our charity.

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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.


Important News

NAR is Gunning for Discount Brokers

googlea198c6af8c9d2ddd Pocket Listing – when a broker severely limits the marketing of a client’s property to collect a double commission. In a truly misleading and anti-competitive move, the National Association of Realtors (“NAR”) has announced a new rule that directly attacks brokers who discount their fees. Instead of calling it, “A Conspiracy to Eliminate Discount Brokers,” … Continue reading “NAR is Gunning for Discount Brokers”

Massive class action filed against real estate industry for fee fixing.

Class Action filed challenging the way Realtors are paid. Click here for a link to Notorious Rob’s analysis. Click here for a copy of the Complaint: ECF No. 1, Class Action Complaint

Minnesota Realtors are Lobbying Hard for an Anti-Consumer Law

Our Executive Director, Doug Miller, testified before the Minnesota Senate Commerce Committee on March 6th, 2019 about a Designated Dual Agency Bill that the Realtor Association is attempting to pass. This law conceals the conflicts of interest from the consumer and consumers are actually encouraged to divulge confidential negotiating information to untrusted parties. The bill was … Continue reading “Minnesota Realtors are Lobbying Hard for an Anti-Consumer Law”