Ways to Help CAARE

Whether you are interested in an ongoing donation or a one time donation, every litter bit helps us continue our mission to “Empower real estate consumers”.

CAARE is a non-profit (501(c)3) charity dedicated to consumerism in residential real estate . All donations to CAARE are tax deductible. Thank you for your support!

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How Can You Help?

CAARE is currently in need of volunteers (and donations).  Currently all our work is done by volunteers.   We survive solely on donations.  It is our mission to ensure that home buyers are able to realize the dream of home ownership in an environment that puts their best interest first and provides easy access to information to assist them in making informed decisions.

Help us all achieve those goals by volunteering your time and expertise.   For more information about volunteering email:

info@caare.org

Volunteers are needed to help with the following types of work:

  • Finding real estate agents who discount and listing them on our website.
  • Taking found information and entering it on our website.
  • Drafting of web content, news feeds and in writing, proofing and finalizing industry topic response documents.
  • Research and data analysis to assist in completing industry white papers.  Providing consumers with a reliable source of information will allow them to educate themselves and to more easily understand fair and ethical practices within the industry.
  • Statistical and analysis skills to allow CAARE to effectively poll industry and consumers.  Having quantifiable information about current practices within the industry will help us highlight the urgency and need for change.
  • CAARE has a special need for legal research and expertise by state to assist in the compilation and evaluation of current law, standard forms and practices by state.

The strength of any nonprofit organization is in its volunteers.

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Sign Our Petitions

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Stop MLSs from claiming copyrights on seller data!

This could be one of the biggest residential consumer issues ever. MLSs are intentionally limiting access to client data in order to collect more double commissions. This limits the market exposure of seller’s homes and makes it more difficult for buyers to find those homes.

Stop states that have legalized the price fixing of buyer agent fees.

10 states have made it illegal for buyer brokers to rebate part of their fee to their own clients. Since buyer agents receive their compensation from sellers, this law’s effect is to eliminate the negotiation of these fees.

Give anti-kickback and mortgage fraud laws some teeth.

RESPA is the federal law that prohibits kickbacks to Realtors and other real estate practitioners. It also regulates the mortgage lending process. However, the law only has a 1 year lookback period (statute of limitations) and as a result has become very profitable to violate this law.

Resources for

Sellers

Resources for

Professionals