Neighborcity donated their web traffic to CAARE.org. We are a non-profit charity and if you want to learn about buying or selling real estate, please consider reading some of our articles. They are mostly written by real estate attorneys and they are free. We just want to help…

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

CAARE is a public charity (501(c)3)

Our website is FREE and designed to help you pay lower (or no) commissions, avoid conflicts of interests and better protect yourself.  We’ll tell you about the risks of dual agency, large brokerage firms, so-called “free” buyer agents, open houses, pocket listings (“coming soon”), Realtor forms, referral fees, price fixing scams, unauthorized practice of law and “One Stop Shopping.” We have free lists of providers who discount commissions, pay rebates, only represent buyers and more (we do not accept referral fees). We’re here to help everyone – low income, minorities and even the savviest real estate consumers.

Neighborcity 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

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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