The Team

the teamLaw Enforcement

  • District Attorney
  • Kern County Sheriff
  • Bakersfield Police Department
  • FBI
  • Bureau of Real Estate

Law Enforcement entities work together to investigate and prosecute crimes involving recorded real estate documents. Criminal real estate fraud may involve home equity fraud, securities fraud tied to real estate, and loan fraud.

Victims of criminal real estate fraud and predatory lending schemes are often senior citizens and people with limited English speaking abilities. Real estate fraud strikes at the heart of the American dream, where a sophisticated criminal can victimize dozens of people by stealing their life savings and their home.

Fund Raising

This group promotes REAAC through grant opportunities and fundraising activities.

Budget/Finance

This group provides direction to achieve financial goals and well as established an annual budget.

Education/Public Relations

The Education & Public Relations Group works to educate real estate professionals and the general public, provides industry outreach to agents, lenders, escrow companies, title companies, etc. through the following outlets.

  • Ads
  • Direct Mail
  • Forums
  • Newspaper
  • Podcasts
  • Presentations
  • Public Service Announcements
  • Radio
  • Social Media
  • TV
  • Website

Reporting & Research

The Reporting and Research Group alerts REAAC to suspicious activity and works with members on preliminary research to assist in evaluating if a fraudulent activity has occurred, as well as determining the appropriate jurisdiction for referral purposes.