Time to bring it home. Find zipForm®, transaction tools, and all the closing resources you'll need. Except for the champagne — that's on you.
Q: Where do I go to get legal questions answered? A: Easy, look to the right!
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
Help, I need backup! Whether it's legal or financial help you need, C.A.R.'s got your back with these resources.
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!
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
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.
C.A.R. members can call this hotline to receive free confidential legal advice from the best real estate lawyers on earth!
Time to bring it home. Complete transactions and contracts electronically through zipForm®.
zipForm® features easy-to-use navigation that lets you move quickly through documents and transactionszipForm® Plus zipForm® Standard
Simplify the transaction with secure electronic signatures
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™
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.
Access many additional forms libraries available to you within your zipForm® account
Manage all of your REALTOR® agent accounts, transactions and forms effortlessly and efficientlyTeam Edition
Order affiliated services easily without leaving your zipForm® account with the fully integrated Service Providers
Get answers to your zip-Related questions with user guides, FAQs, videos and more.
We're here to help, people! Business products and tools to empower REALTORS®.
Your one-stop-source for real estate products, forms, education, high-tech tools and more
Download the latest C.A.R. mobile apps, including CARmojies & Stickers, C.A.R., Legal Hotline, CA REALTOR® EXPO, and zipForm Mobile.
Help your potential buyers open the door to home-ownership by searching from over 400 available down payment assistance programs throughout California.
The REALTOR® Badge is a personalized widget that verifies your status and displays your REALTOR® information from NRDS, including office and designation information.
Mark your calendars for our yearly meetings and events!
The main Business Meetings page includes important links for Directors and Committee Members.Current Meeting Materials Committee Selection Summary of Action Items Meeting Registration
CALIFORNIA REALTOR® EXPO, the state's largest real estate trade show.
We offer a wide array of real estate educational courses, certifications & designations in various formats.
Easily renew your real estate license with the FREE 45 hour online license renewal package from C.A.R.
Prepare to earn your real estate license with our online courses
Build and drive success for your real estate business with the training you need for continuous improvement
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
Browse our class schedule to find when and where to take real estate courses.
Get the description you need to learn more about our many courses offered
Complete your eight-hour NMLS license renewal requirement through our NMLS-approved provider, OnlineEd
Got knowledge? All the info you need on California’s housing market, economy, and issues impacting the industry.
Brokers/ManagersExecutive Exchange Webinar Series Industry News
This program represents our ongoing commitment to enhancing the professionalism of all our members.
Speeches & Presentations from C.A.R. Business Meetings and other Events
From webinars to videos and podcasts to blogs, C.A.R. keeps you in the know.Housing Matters Blog Slideshows
C.A.R. publishes eight magazine issues and various newsletters throughout the year.Newsletters California Real Estate Magazine
Webinars focusing on the critical issues that impact REALTORS®, their clients, and the real estate industry.Legal Webinars California Housing Market Upcoming Webinars
You're the brand! Use our marketing tools to tell your story.
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
Explore and interact with the latest market statistics.County Market Updates Market @ A Glance Market Snapshot
Marketing tools from C.A.R.'s consumer advertising campaignCARmojis Legal Hotline App REALTOR® RealTalk REALTOR® ReelMaker
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
You’ve gone pro! So here are guidelines about MLS rules and professional standards.
California Model MLS Rules, Issues Briefing Papers, and other articles and materials related to MLS policy.
Summaries and photos of California REALTORS® who violated the Code of Ethics and were disciplined with a fine, letter of reprimand, suspension, or expulsion.
An explanation of C.A.R.'s position on MLS consolidations in general and a statewide MLS in particular.
The most recent edition of the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the National Association of REALTORS®.
The California Professional Standards Reference Manual, Local Association Forms, Interboard Arbitration Rules, and other materials related to Code of Ethics enforcement and arbitration.
Be trendy -- stay current with our latest market forecasts and data analyses.
Following modest gains in home sales in 2016, California’s housing market will post a nominal increase in 2017.
View the latest sales and price numbers. Find out where sales will be in upcoming months.Current Sales & Price Statistics Housing Affordability Index - Traditional Pending Home Sales Index Rent Vs. Buy Historical Housing Data
The all-new Housing Matters Podcast is your housing hub for market analysis, economic trends, and housing news.
View and drill down the latest housing market statistics for your area and compare it to neighboring counties.
From outreaches to webinars, the Research and Economics team is sharing their insight on the market and the economy.
Californians are surveyed annually to gain insights on the housing market from their persepective.
Stay connected with the latest releases by subscribing to the products and services that interests you.
It's the Law -- C.A.R.'s legal eagles tell you what you need to know to stay out of trouble.
Summaries of legislation and regulation effecting REALTORS® and updates on news relevant to REALTORS®.2017 News 2017 Laws 2016 News 2016 Laws
Important industry cases, resources and informationNew Decisions Cases By Date Cases By Category RE Regulatory Archives Real Estate Resources Small Claims Court Recent Legal Developments
Current legal developoments, C.A.R. legal products and services.Realegals® Member Legal Services CRE Legal Column Legal Action Fund Attorney Access Form Consumer Protection Forum Reports
Videos, infographics, office presentations and more to help you, your office and your clients better understand how the law impacts your business.February 2017 January 2017
An industry that works together, thrives together. Participate in legislative advocacy as a C.A.R. member!
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
CREPAC, LCRC, IMPAC and the RAF comprise C.A.R.'s political fundraising arm.CREPAC/LCRC IMPAC State and Local REALTOR® Action Fund
This is so us...who we are and what we do.
Meet the 2017 C.A.R. Leadership Team
C.A.R. is a statewide trade association dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in real estate.
Learn how you can advertise in the California Real Estate magazine.
C.A.R. and its subsidiaries are currently recruiting for the following job opportunities.
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.
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
Adding REALTOR® next to your name is cool. What comes with that title is even cooler. Check out your benefits.
As a new member of C.A.R. you have questions about your benefits and discounts. Find the answers here.Member FAQs
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®?
Represent! Join C.A.R. in our community and foundation programs.
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
C.A.R. stands ready to assist REALTORS® who have been impacted by these wildfires through its Disaster Relief Fund.
Super REALTORS® protect our industry from bad legislation. Find out how you can too!
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!
Scholarships for California students planning to pursue a career in real estate.
Grants for California REALTORS® pursuing advanced real estate designations.
Find information and tools to help you connect with diverse groups and create business or leadership opportunities.International Real Estate Real Estate Organizations
New to the industry? YPN is a network to sharpen your skills, heighten your leadership, and connect with fellow REALTORS®.
Whichever department you are looking to speak with, don't hesitate to reach out! We'd love to hear from you.
Effective June 5, 2006
What information is generated when you visit C.A.R. Online?
Depending on how you use our Web site, certain types of personal and nonpersonal information may be generated and collected. For example, you may give us your name or e-mail address when you complete a registration screen, respond to a questionnaire or submit an e-mail to us. Any personal information that you provide to us will be used by us primarily to fulfill the stated objective for which the information was requested or collected (e.g. if information is provided as a result of you e-mailing us, we will use the information provided, such as e-mail address, to respond to you).
Other types of information that may be generated and collected when you use our Web site is information that we consider nonpersonal in nature. For example, we may collect the name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, aol.com, if you are connecting from an America Online account); the date and time you access our site or and the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to our site. We use this information to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our Web site and to help us make our Web site more useful to visitors.
What is a cookie? A cookie is a data file that is created and stored on your computer's hard drive when you visit a Web site. The typical purposes of a cookie is to make your use of the Web site easier and more convenient and to assist the Web site in tracking your use of the site. For example, a cookie may save the registration information, passwords, purchases or preferences that you create when using a Web site so you don't have to reenter this information. Cookies may also tell the Web site which areas of the site are popular and which aren't. Cookie technology is used by most major Web sites and is considered an industry standard for the Internet.
C.A.R. is a private trade association consisting of real estate professionals. As one of the many benefits of membership with C.A.R., we make available on our Web site a searchable database of our members called the "REALTOR® Directory." The directory can be used by the public to locate and contact our members by such characteristics as name, company or city location.
The member information made available through the REALTOR® Directory is intended to contain only the business information of our members. Under no circumstances will we intentionally display or make available on our Web site the personal home addresses or phone numbers of our members.
If you are a member of C.A.R. and would like to be removed from the REALTOR® Directory, please see the section called "Choice/Opt Out." If you have corrections or updates to the Directory, please see the section called "Corrections/Updates."
Directors and Committee Members
For use by the members of C.A.R., we make available on the Web site the names of members who are serving as directors or committee members of C.A.R.
"Contact Us" Feature
Like most sites on the Internet, our Web site contains a feature that allows you to contact us with your comments or questions. Not surprisingly, we call this feature "Contact Us." To use this feature, there is an icon at the top of each page on our Web site which you can click onto. When you do click this icon, a screen will prompt you to provide us with certain information, such as your first and last name, email address, phone and fax number and your address, including your city and state.
The information collected through the "Contact Us" feature is used to investigate and respond to your inquiries. If you are a member, we may also use the information you provide to update our membership records.
C.A.R. Online Product Mall
The C.A.R. Online Product Mall is an area on our Web site where you can purchase various real estate related products. In order to process and complete your orders though the Mall, we will need to ask you for certain information, such as your name, company name, address, state and zip code. We also need to ask you for your credit card number and expiration date.
With respect to your credit card information, this information is sent encrypted to a secure server. The information is then used to complete your purchase order. Please see the section called "Security" for more information about the security of our Web site.
Links to Other Sites
Consumer Newsletter Service
We currently offer as a free service to our members a "Consumer Newsletter Service." Through this service, our members can send a customized electronic newsletter to clients and customers, which includes pertinent real estate related information as well as a photo of the member and his or her business contact information. To provide this service, we have retained Inman News Features to provide the content and technical support.
To sign up for the Customer Newsletter Service, we ask you to provide certain information, such as your name, phone number, business postal and email addresses and your web site address (if you have one). In addition, you can submit the names and email address of your clients and customers which you want to be subscribers of the service.
Under no circumstances will the information provided you when signing up for the Customer Newsletter Service, including the names and email address of clients and customers, be used for any purpose other than to perform the Customer Newsletter Service.
We may from time to time create and use surveys on our Web site. Most surveys are simple ?click box? surveys where you click a box on the screen to indicate your response. However, we may from time to time ask you for your name, email address or demographic information. If a survey does ask you this information, we will use the information to complete the survey, compile statistics and update member records.
We may from time to time run contests on our Web site. If our contests require you to provide personal or demographic information, we will use this information primarily to complete the contest and update member records.
Like many other sites on the Internet, we sell advertising space on our Web site to other companies. The advertising space we sell is usually in the form of an electronic "advertisement banner." An advertisement banner is essentially a graphic link to the actual Internet site of the advertiser.
While we hope you find our advertiser's products helpful, we cannot assume any responsibility for the privacy practices of our advertisers. Therefore, like any other Internet site you may visit, we encourage you to become knowledgeable of the privacy policies and practices of our advertisers prior to providing information on their sites.
Public Chat Rooms or Forums
C.A.R. will not collect any information from you that could identify you personally when you download, install, and use the C.A.R. Toolbar. The C.A.R. Toolbar will not track your searches or browsing habits, and it will not install any other software programs on your computer without your consent. We will not gather information from the C.A.R. Toolbar to send any marketing or promotional materials to you, or to communicate with you by phone, fax or e-mail without your consent. C.A.R. may collect non-personal information concerning how many times the C.A.R. Toolbar download link was accessed and how many times the C.A.R. Toolbar was downloaded for internal business and statistical purposes.
Required by Law
We may disclose information provided by you if we are legally required to do so, such as by court order or subpoena.
We have adopted what we consider to be reasonable security measures to protect against the loss, theft, misuse and alteration of information collected through our Web site. However, if you are concerned about the security of the Internet or our Web site, we suggest that you not provide this information.
Other Products and Services
Although we generally collect and use information to fulfill the stated objective for which the information was requested or collected, we may also provide the information to our subsidiaries so that they may send you information regarding other products or services that may be valuable or interesting to you.
Our Web site does not currently attempt to collect or solicit information from persons who are under the age of eighteen. However, given the anonymous nature of the Internet, it is possible that someone under the age of eighteen may access our Web site and provide us with personal information. If this situation occurs and it is brought to our attention, we will not use the information in any way without prior parental consent and we will take all reasonable steps to prevent it from occurring again.
Our Web site provides you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us. Also, if you are a member of C.A.R., you can choose to opt out of having your name included in the REALTOR® Directory. To exercise your opt-out privilege, please feel free to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or write us at 525 South Virgil Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90020, Attn: C.A.R. Online Web Developer. Please be advised that if you are a member and choose to opt-out of receiving communications from the Web site, this may affect your ability to receive other e-mail communications that are sent to members of C.A.R.
If you are a member and there is information about you on our Web site which needs to be corrected or updated, please feel free to email us at email@example.com or write us at 525 South Virgil Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90020, Attn: C.A.R. Online Web Developer. However, in order for the correction or update to be permanent, you will need to contact your local association and make sure that the correction or update is made in their records as well.
Contacting our Web site
The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
1. Confidential. In general, all member information provided to C.A.R. by its members is treated as confidential and C.A.R. uses its best efforts to keep such information confidential and prevent unauthorized use.
3. Member Requests. From time to time, you may contact C.A.R. and make requests. In order to respond to your request, we may need to access and use your member information. For example, we may need to access your preferred mailing address to send you the information you requested.
5. Names of Directors and Committee Members; Use of Preferred Contact Information. For use by C.A.R. members and for purposes of conducting C.A.R. Board of Directors meetings, we make available on our web site (www.car.org) and in other print and electronic formats the names of those C.A.R. members serving as directors or committee members of C.A.R. In addition, in order to provide meeting related information and to send official Board of Directors notices, we access and use the preferred contact information of C.A.R. directors and committee members, including email and mailing addresses.
7. Request from the Public. If the public contacts C.A.R. and requests information regarding one of its members, we may check our member database and verify to the public whether the person(s) is in fact a member of C.A.R. We may also provide the public with the name and telephone number of the firm that the member is affiliated with and the local association through which the member holds membership. However, in no event will we provide personal information to the public, such as your home address and telephone number, unless required by a subpoena, search warrant or other legal process or in the case of imminent physical harm to the public or other members.
8. ?Listservs.? From time to time, C.A.R. may create and maintain a ?listserv? for a particular topic or subject of interest to its members. A listserv is a program that sends emails to the addresses on the listserv?s list. If you provided your email address to C.A.R., your email address may be used on a listserv. In other situations, the listserv may only be available if you affirmatively sign up to participate. In any event, if you decide you do not want to participate in a particular listserv, the first email you receive from the listserv should provide you instructions on how to opt out of the service.
9. Orders; Credit Card Information. C.A.R. sells various real estate related products and services to its members. In order to process and complete orders, we may need to access your member information, such as your name, company name, address, state and zip code. This information will only be used to process your order (i.e. ship and mail your order) and to send you information regarding updates to the products or services you purchased. If you pay for your order by credit card, we will need to ask you for your credit card number and expiration date, which will be used solely to complete your order and otherwise kept confidential.
10. Choice/Opt Out. C.A.R. recognizes the importance of your privacy. If you do not want your member information displayed or used in one or more of the manners described above, please read the following instructions:
To opt out of having your name and business contact information included in the REALTOR® Directory, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or write us at: 525 South Virgil Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90020, Attn: C.A.R. Online Web Developer. Please be sure to specify in your email or writing that you want to be removed from the REALTOR® Directory on C.A.R. Online. To insure your request is processed timely and accurately, please provide the following information with your request: first name, last name, office name, office telephone number, DRE license number, and NRDS or C.A.R. member number. C.A.R. will process your request as quickly as possible; however, your name may continue to be reproduced in the REALTOR® Directory until the request is ultimately processed. C.A.R. apologizes in advance for any inconveniences this may cause.
To opt out of having your preferred contact information provided to third parties, please email us at: email@example.com or write us at: 525 South Virgil Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90020, Attn: Third Party Opt Out Request. To insure your request is processed timely and accurately, please provide the following information with your request: first name, last name, office name, office telephone number, DRE license number, and NRDS or C.A.R. member number. C.A.R. will process your request as quickly as possible; however, you may continue to receive third party communications until the request is ultimately processed. C.A.R. apologizes in advance for any inconveniences this may cause.
Please note, if you are a director or committee member of C.A.R., you cannot opt out of having your name reproduced and your preferred contact information used in the manner described in Sections 4 and 5 above.
12. Corrections/Updates. If there is member information about you which needs to be corrected or updated, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or write us at 525 South Virgil Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90020, Attn: Membership Records. However, in order for the correction or update to be permanent, you will need to contact your local association and make sure that the correction or update is made in its records as well.