Support our mission by
donating your real estate!

On The Go partner with CARS (Charitable Adult Rides & Services) to process donations in the form of real estate assets. Properties in any location, condition, and format are eligible for donation to On The Go. Back taxes, mortgage balances, and deferred maintenance do not prohibit your ability to donate. Our program covers all loans, liens, commissions, and closing costs so long as there is equity in the property.

If you have a land, residential, or commercial real estate asset that is unused or costing you money, consider donating it to OTG. As a result, you may also be eligible for a significant tax deduction!

How it Works


Step 1


Understand Your Scenario

Property Information Submitted

Step 2


Review the Valuation, Liens, Condition, Closing Costs

Donation Purchase Contract Finalized

Step 3


Identify the Best Sale Method and Go to Auction

Nonprofit-Buyer Purchase Contract

Step 4


IRS Forms Sent, Appraisal, Proceeds to Nonprofit

Deed Recorded

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Yes, On The Go will resell the property with its national auction partner and the proceeds of the auction sale will pay off the mortgage balance first, with the remainder going to On The Go (after normal closing costs such as escrow, title fees, transfer tax, real estate commissions, etc.). Prior to the auction we will determine if the likely value exceeds the mortgage balance and we may have to reject any asset that does not have sufficient equity to result in cash proceeds to On The Go.
If your property has a high value, you may elect to donate a portion of the equity to On The Go (falling under a Bargain Sale-IRS Section 170).
Any type of real property may be donated that has positive equity, clear title, and no environmental issues. Common property types are land, second homes, rental property, commercial real estate and estates. We do not accept timeshares or mobile homes.
Yes! Our partner has a national real estate auction platform, and a national title company partner so we can quickly vet assets and convert them to cash without On The Go ever having to own or operate the asset. Also, using the IRS Bargain Sale, On The Go can accept real estate with mortgage debt and high value assets with a portion of the equity going to the On The Go (and a portion in cash to donor). Donors don't need to pay for anything and only need to fill out a seller disclosure and sign the deed at closing. We take care of everything else!
Real estate donations are based on the full appraised value, not the sale price. Capital gain tax may also be avoided (excluding the mortgaged portion or cash received). The deduction can be carried forward up to five years following the year of sale.
In most cases, you may deduct the difference between the cash received and the fair market value based on an appraisal specifically completed to assess the value based on IRS gift appraisal guidelines. You many not deduct proceeds that were applied to pay off mortgages or back real estate taxes.
Most donated properties will be completed within 90 days, and some as quickly as 14 days. Our goal is to maximize the value of the property.
You do not have to pay any commissions. If your property is currently listed with a broker, On The Go will pay the commission owed based on the list price, or tax assessor value if there is no list price. There are no closing costs to the donor and all unpaid liens will be paid off at closing. The donor is generally not asked to pay anything out of pocket and prepaid property taxes and assessments will be remitted back to the donor at closing.
In short, it depends on the transaction. If On The Go can’t achieve a resale sales price that results in a surplus, or if there are title or serious repair issues found, the nonprofit may terminate the donation agreement.
We have the ability to process properties with environmental issues, however, only high value assets would be considered due to the risk and complexity. We have investors specialized in environmental clean up and often issue indemnities to sellers via complex insurance placements.