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Legal Q&As

Legal articles, many in question and answer format, are currently available on over 150 subjects in 50-plus categories.

Q&As By Title Q&As By Category 2017 Q&As 2017 Q&A Revisions 2016 Q&As 2016 Q&A Revisions
Disclosure Charts

Brief summary of the five available disclosure charts with links to each of the charts.

Lease/Rental Chart REO Chart Sales Disclosure Chart Summary Chart New Home Chart Disclosure Charts (PDF)
Ombudsman Hotline

If you're a consumer or a member looking to resolve a minor dispute or communication issue with a REALTOR®, a C.A.R. ombudsman may be able to help!


Finance Helpline

Provides you with invaluable one-on-one assistance with short sales, funding, REOs, Deeds in Lieu, and other mortgage related questions or issues. Speak to a trusted mortgage advisor for REALTORS® today!

Mortgage Finance Additional Resources
Customer Service

Looking for additional assistance? The Customer Contact Center is looking forward to serving you Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m.


Legal Hotline

C.A.R. members can call this hotline to receive free confidential legal advice from the best real estate lawyers on earth!


zipForm® Products

zipForm® features easy-to-use navigation that lets you move quickly through documents and transactions

zipForm® Plus zipForm® Standard
Electronic Signatures

Simplify the transaction with secure electronic signatures


Forms Advisor™ & Forms Tutor®

Free advice to help you understand the form youre using with Forms Tutor® and identify which form you need for your transaction with Forms Advisor™


Standard Forms

C.A.R. Standard Forms are developed by the C.A.R. Legal Department which gathers input from real estate professionals and attorneys to create user-friendly, comprehensive, and dependable forms.


Forms Libraries

Access many additional forms libraries available to you within your zipForm® account


Broker Services

Manage all of your REALTOR® agent accounts, transactions and forms effortlessly and efficiently

Team Edition
Service Providers

Order affiliated services easily without leaving your zipForm® account with the fully integrated Service Providers


Support

Get answers to your zip-Related questions with user guides, FAQs, videos and more.


C.A.R. Business Products

Your one-stop-source for real estate products, forms, education, high-tech tools and more


Mobile Apps

Download the latest C.A.R. mobile apps, including CARmojies & Stickers, C.A.R., Legal Hotline, CA REALTOR® EXPO, and zipForm Mobile.


Down Payment Resource Directory

Help your potential buyers open the door to home-ownership by searching from over 400 available down payment assistance programs throughout California.


C.A.R. Board of Directors and Committees

The main Business Meetings page includes important links for Directors and Committee Members.

Current Meeting Materials Committee Selection Summary of Action Items Meeting Registration
REALTOR® EXPO

CALIFORNIA REALTOR® EXPO, the state's largest real estate trade show.


NAR Meetings

NAR meeting information and materials.


License Renewal

Easily renew your real estate license with the FREE 45 hour online license renewal package from C.A.R.


Pre-License Training

Prepare to earn your real estate license with our online courses


Professional Development

Build and drive success for your real estate business with the training you need for continuous improvement


Designations / Certifications

Distinguish yourself by learning how to build a business that specializes in niche markets to nearly double your earning potential in various real estate sectors


Education Calendar

Browse our class schedule to find when and where to take real estate courses.


Course Catalog

Get the description you need to learn more about our many courses offered


NMLS/MLO CE Courses

Complete your eight-hour NMLS license renewal requirement through our NMLS-approved provider, OnlineEd


Thought Leadership

This program represents our ongoing commitment to enhancing the professionalism of all our members.


Speeches & Presentations

Speeches & Presentations from C.A.R. Business Meetings and other Events


Multimedia Library

From webinars to videos and podcasts to blogs, C.A.R. keeps you in the know.

Housing Matters Blog Slideshows
Publications

C.A.R. publishes eight magazine issues and various newsletters throughout the year.

Newsletters California Real Estate Magazine
Webinars

Webinars focusing on the critical issues that impact REALTORS®, their clients, and the real estate industry.

Legal Webinars California Housing Market Upcoming Webinars
For Your Clients

A one-stop shop for tools and and resources to educate consumers about the intracacies of buying and selling a home and how a REALTOR® can help.

ClientDIRECT® Infographics
Charts & Graphs

Explore and interact with the latest market statistics.

County Market Updates Market @ A Glance Market Snapshot
Digital Tools

Marketing tools from C.A.R.'s consumer advertising campaign

CARmojis Legal Hotline App REALTOR® RealTalk REALTOR® ReelMaker
Social Media Content

See the latest social media content from C.A.R. and find content for you to share on your own social media.

Featured Share of the Week Success with Social Media
Model MLS Rules/Materials

California Model MLS Rules, Issues Briefing Papers, and other articles and materials related to MLS policy.


Code of Ethics Violators

Summaries and photos of California REALTORS® who violated the Code of Ethics and were disciplined with a fine, letter of reprimand, suspension, or expulsion.


Statewide MLS Initiative

An explanation of C.A.R.'s position on MLS consolidations in general and a statewide MLS in particular.


NAR Code of Ethics

The most recent edition of the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the National Association of REALTORS®.


Professional Standards Materials

The California Professional Standards Reference Manual, Local Association Forms, Interboard Arbitration Rules, and other materials related to Code of Ethics enforcement and arbitration.


Housing Market Forecast

Following modest gains in home sales in 2016, California’s housing market will post a nominal increase in 2017.


Housing Matters Podcast

The all-new Housing Matters Podcast is your housing hub for market analysis, economic trends, and housing news.


Interactive Market Stats

View and drill down the latest housing market statistics for your area and compare it to neighboring counties.


Speeches & Presentations

From outreaches to webinars, the Research and Economics team is sharing their insight on the market and the economy.


Surveys & Highlights

Californians are surveyed annually to gain insights on the housing market from their persepective.


Stay Connected

Stay connected with the latest releases by subscribing to the products and services that interests you.


Recent News & Laws

Summaries of legislation and regulation effecting REALTORS® and updates on news relevant to REALTORS®.

2017 Laws 2016 News 2016 Laws
Legal Tools

Videos, infographics, office presentations and more to help you, your office and your clients better understand how the law impacts your business.

January 2017
Legislation

C.A.R. advocates for REALTOR® issues in Washington D.C., Sacramento and in city and county governments throughout California.

Federal Issues State Government Affairs Local Advocacy Resources
PACs and RAF

CREPAC, LCRC, IMPAC and the RAF comprise C.A.R.'s political fundraising arm.

CREPAC/LCRC IMPAC State and Local REALTOR® Action Fund
Politics and You

Learn how you can make a difference, by getting involved yourself or by passing along valuable information to your clients.

Get Involved Homeowner Legislative Facts
2017 C.A.R. Officers

Meet the 2017 C.A.R. Leadership Team


C.A.R. Mission Statement

C.A.R. is a statewide trade association dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in real estate.


Advertise With Us

Learn how you can advertise in the California Real Estate magazine.


Careers

C.A.R. and its subsidiaries are currently recruiting for the following job opportunities.


Customer Service

Looking for additional assistance? The Customer Contact Center is looking forward to serving you Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m.


Media Center

C.A.R.'s Media Center houses the Association's news releases, media guidelines, and logos.

News Releases C.A.R. Logos
Partner With Us

Partner With Us


For New Members

As a new member of C.A.R. you have questions about your benefits and discounts. Find the answers here.

Member FAQs
Consumer Ad Campaign

C.A.R.'s annual consumer advertising campaign creates awareness of the REALTOR® brand and demonstrates the many benefits of the consumer-REALTOR® relationship.

Who's Your REALTOR®?
Guide to Benefits

As a member of C.A.R., you receive more than 100 free and discounted benefits. Find out more about your member benefits here.

C.A.R. Member Discounts NAR Member Discounts C.A.R. Insurance Products
Housing Affordability Fund

Programs and grants to provide direct assistance to address the housing crisis in California.

Make A Donation HAF Statewide Programs Grants For Local Associations H.A.F. Donors/Supporters 8th Annual HAF Casino Night
REALTORS® Care

C.A.R. stands ready to assist REALTORS® who have been impacted by these wildfires through its Disaster Relief Fund.


Get Involved

Super REALTORS® protect our industry from bad legislation. Find out how you can too!


Innovators Workshop

Do you have an innovative idea(s) with regards to real estate? Submit your idea(s) for a chance to partner with C.A.R. and transform tomorrow's industry!


Scholarship Foundation

Scholarships for California students planning to pursue a career in real estate.


Education Foundation

Grants for California REALTORS® pursuing advanced real estate designations.


Diversity Programs

Find information and tools to help you connect with diverse groups and create business or leadership opportunities. 

International Real Estate Real Estate Organizations
Young Professionals Network

New to the industry? YPN is a network to sharpen your skills, heighten your leadership, and connect with fellow REALTORS®.


C.A.R. Services

We are an email, a phone call or a click away. Don't hesitate and reach out to us!


Rosters & Directories

Need help finding the right person? Try searching through our various rosters & directories.


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