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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 2017, California’s housing market will post a nominal increase in 2018.

Housing Matters Podcast

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

Stay Connected

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

Interactive Market Stats

Gain insights on California's housing market through interactive dashboards. Select your metrics and see where the data takes you.

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.

Data Matters - September 15, 2017

Get a roundup of weekly economic and market news that matters to real estate and your business.

Recent Laws

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

Legal News 2017 Laws 2016 Laws

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, ALF and the RAF comprise C.A.R.'s political fundraising arm.

CREPAC/LCRC Issues Advocacy -- IMPAC and ALF 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
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C.A.R.'s Member Legal Services Department provides C.A.R. members with the latest in legal information to give our members a competitive edge and minimize legal exposure.  This legal information is available through a variety of resources:  

Legal Articles (Q&As)

C.A.R's Legal Department offers legal articles, some in question and answer format, on over 200 subjects.  The articles are organized alphabetically and also by category. We also provide legal updates.

Legal Hotline

Members may call the C.A.R. Legal Hotline at (213) 739-8282, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., for professional and confidential real estate legal advice from C.A.R. attorneys. Due to limited staffing the Saturday Hotline service is only for questions regarding active transactions. C.A.R. members who are broker-owners, office managers, or Designated REALTORS® may contact the Member Legal Hotline at (213) 739-8350.  Legal questions may also be submitted by fax at (213) 480-7724 or email to legalhotline@car.org.  THIS IS A MEMBERS-ONLY SERVICE! 

New member of C.A.R.?  Please read the following legal articleMember Legal Hotline.

Legal Action Fund 

C.A.R. proactively defends your real estate profession in the appellate courts.  C.A.R.'s Legal Action Fund contributed to favorable decisions in many landmark cases in which C.A.R. had filed amicus curiae (friend of the court) briefs.  For questions about the Legal Action Fund, please contact, Neil Kalin, Assistant General Counsel, at neilk@car.org.

California Real Estate  Magazine Legal Column

Each month there appears a legal column in California Real Estate magazine discussing the latest cases and statutes impacting REALTORS® and property owners.  This legal column includes an Ask An Attorney feature providing answers to commonly-asked legal questions and issues.  For questions about the Legal Column in the magazine, please contact Robert Bloom, Supervising Senior Counsel, at robertb@car.org.

Standard Forms

C.A.R. attorneys provide their valuable legal expertise in the creation and revision of all the C.A.R. standard legal forms.  For questions or comments regarding C.A.R.'s standard legal forms, please send an email to the Standard Forms Department.

Sample Letter Library

REALTORS® with C.A.R. now have instant access to more than 20 sample letters written by C.A.R. attorneys. These letters are in response to the most common situations that C.A.R.’s Legal Hotline receives as requests from members to help them prepare a document that can be used to address certain issues arising in a real estate transaction.
Attorney Access Form
Annual paid access to restricted information.  For attorney members of C.A.R.'s referral panel and Legal Affairs Forum only. 


All members who have provided us with an e-mail address will receive e-mail messages containing breaking legal information and legal liability prevention tips. 


C.A.R.’s Legal Live Webinars are online legal presentations conducted by C.A.R. attorneys generally on the first Tuesday of every month (except holidays) and as needed.  From the ease of your own computer, you can participate in a live, interactive webinar on recent legal developments, get answers to your legal questions, and find out what legal challenges other REALTORS® may be facing.  Legal Live Webinars are offered as a member benefit, free of charge, to California REALTORS® only.

For any questions regarding this web page, please contact Legal Editor, Neil Kalin, Esq. Please be sure to include your full name, office, and your member number in your e-mail.  We do not provide legal services to non-members.