REALTORS® with the VVAR MLS, Central Coast Regional MLS and Sandicor MLS can now import listing data directly into their electronic forms. Streamline the forms filling process by using zipFormMLS-Connect® to instantly fill out your contacts. Simply look for the MLS-Connect logo on the Tools tab of zipForm® 6 Professional (online version). You can also use it out in the field with zipForm® Mobile Web Edition. Look for it under “More”. How can I access zipFormMLS-Connect®?
FREE FORMS ASSISTANCE WITH THE NEW C.A.R. FORMS HELP LINE
The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® is happy to announce a new member benefit called the C.A.R. Forms Help Line. This new tool inside of zipForm® enables REALTORS® to get connected with a C.A.R. forms expert within minutes. REALTORS® can get direct forms assistance from a legal expert over the phone using one mouse click.
How does the C.A.R. Forms Help Line work? REALTORS® log into zipForm® 6 Professional (the online version) through the www.car.org web site. Then, they click on the “C.A.R. Forms Help Line” button at the top of the zipForm® home screen. Members will then select which phone number they would like to be contacted at, and click on the “Call Me” button to be directed to one of our C.A.R. forms experts.
What types of assistance does the C.A.R. Forms Help Line offer? REALTORS® can get help instantly with the basic forms usage or clause questions within a form. For example:
Does the SPQ replace the TDS, or other forms such as the SSD or SBSA?
What is a protection clause in the RLA, RLAA, and RLAN?
Don’t miss the zipForm® Open Forum on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at the C.A.R. Business Meeting in Anaheim. Forum topics include: breaking zipForm® 6 news, member benefit updates on zipVault®, zipLogix Digital Ink®, zipForm® add-on libraries and an opportunity to voice your zipForm® 6 recommendations. All Directors and Association staff are encouraged to attend; enabling you to relay the latest information to your membership. The meeting will be held from 10AM to 11AM at the Marriott Hotel in the Orange County Ballroom 2/3.
ZIPFORM® 6 ADD-ON LIBRARY OF THE MONTH – OPEN HOUSE LIBRARY Show your listing to many people in a short amount of time by preparing for a successful open house with the Open House Library. This zipForm® 6 add-on forms include: Tips for a Successful Open House, Open House Check List, and Open House Sign In. Capture all the positive feedback and turn prospects into buyers. Available for $49.95, visit the Shop option in your zipForm® 6.
NEW! GOVERNMENT HOUSING PROGRAMS SPECIALIST TRAINING
C.A.R. Education in conjunction with TrainingHaus is pleased to announce the launch of a new program for real estate professionals to become a Government Housing Program Specialists (GHPS) in California.
This course will give you the necessary information to provide consumers with a roadmap of all key legislative and non-legislative government programs available for buyers and homeowners in distress. Become your clients’ and community's guide to the myriad resources and options available for both current and potential homeowners. Grow your reputation, referrals, and income starting today.
Register today for the online course! Special introductory rate only $129 for C.A.R. Members. Visit www.traininghaus.com/CAR-GHPS to learn more. Hurry! Introductory rate ends on October 8, 2012.
NOVEMBER 2012 C.A.R. STANDARD FORMS RELEASE
The November forms release is just around the corner and the following is a preliminary list of new and revised forms that will be released the week of November 26th:
AAA – Additional Agent Acknowledgement
ABA – Additional Broker Acknowledgement
AFA – Assumed Financing Addendum
BUO – Back-Up Offer Addendum
CCA – Court Confirmation Addendum
FHAA - Federal Housing Administration Addendum
POAA – Power of Attorney Signature Addendum
PSA – Probate Signature Addendum
PSD - Parking & Storage Disclosure
SIP – Seller In Possession Addendum
TIP – Tenant In Possession Addendum
TLA – Trust Listing Agreement
TSA – Trust Signature Addendum
VLL – Vacant Land Listing Agreement
AD – Disclosure Regarding Real Estate Agency Relationships
ARC – Authorization to Receive and Convey Information
CA – Commission Agreement
CLA – Commercial & Residential Income Listing Agreement
CND – Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreement
CO – Counter Offer
COP – Contingency For Sale Or Purchase Of Other Property
LL – Lease Listing Agreement (Exclusive Authorization to Lease or Rent)
FAST AND CONVENIENT TENANT SCREENING FOR LANDLORDS
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