zipConsult™ is the solution for one-on-one meetings, group collaboration and an easy way to review documents with anyone, anytime. Available inside the zipForm® Professional (online) account, your latest C.A.R. member benefit offers video conferencing that brings face-to-face client meetings online.
Share your screen with clients online and review zipForm® transactions. For further privacy, the screen sharing feature allows you to share only a specific application or program. The rest of your desktop will be hidden from the attendees’ view.
Your zipConsult™ also includes a conference call number with PIN codes, so participants can join by phone. Encourage engagement with communication via easy conference calling and text chat. For more information, visit www.car.org/tools/zipForm6/zipconsult.
Welcome to Imperial County MLS and The MLS/CLAW (Combined L.A. Westside) as the latest participants to offer zipFormMLS-Connect®. REALTOR® members that belong to these MLS now have access to the latest free C.A.R. member benefit. zipFormMLS-Connect® integrates data straight from your MLS system into a zipForm® transaction. With a single click fill out the most popular form data fields such as property address, listing agent information and more!
HELP MEET YOUR PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS NEEDS WITH THESE FREE C.A.R. MEMBER BENEFIT ADD-ONS
C.A.R. Sample Letter Forms Library Members with C.A.R. now have instant access to 24 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. Look for the C.A.R. Sample Letter Library (CARSL) inside of your zipForm® 6 account under the Library Forms menu. Visit www.car.org/tools/zipForm6/formlibraries/sampleletter/ for more information.
California Department of Real Estate Forms Library The new C.A.R. DRE Forms library is a great new benefit (especially for brokers and office managers). In the course of running a real estate brokerage or a mortgage lending business, certain DRE forms must be completed and either submitted to the DRE, provided to clients, or kept by the brokerage or lender in order to comply with mandatory record keeping requirements. The C.A.R. DRE Forms Library contains the most commonly used licensing, mortgage lending and trust fund forms. The new DRE library (DREL) is now available inside zipForm® 6. Visit www.car.org/tools/zipForm6/formlibraries/drelibrary/ for more information.
UPCOMING CHANGE TO BROKER VERSION OF ZIPFORM®
To ensure that only active C.A.R. members are accessing zipForm®, an upcoming software update will require each agent that logs into a zipForm® Broker Version to enter his/her NRDS ID. zipForm® will save the NRDS ID and check against the user’s membership record each time the software is accessed (as is done when agents login through C.A.R.’s website for zipForm®). Any non-member administrative users, such transaction coordinators and unlicensed assistants, will need to purchase an account at $99/year. This will eliminate the need for the broker to collect and remit NRDS IDs during zipForm® Broker Version renewal times. Additionally, you’ll have access to unlimited agent “seats” or accounts. C.A.R. will be contacting you to migrate over to this new system. All brokers will need to perform the software update prior to March 31, 2013. Beginning April 1, any user that doesn’t have a NRDS ID (with the exception of the paid administrator users) will not be able to log into zipForm®.
STAY CONNECTED TO YOUR BUSINESS WITH ZIPFORM® MOBILE WEB EDITION
Access your transactions from a tablet or a smartphone whenever and wherever you are. zipForm® Mobile Web Edition lets you connect to important information contained in your zipForm® 6 Professional (online) account, making managing online transactions even easier. The mobile edition offers TouchSign® and lets your clients’ use either their finger or a capacitive stylus to sign documents on a touchscreen tablet. zipForm®
Mobile users can also e-mail their clients for signatures using zipLogix Digital Ink®. Additional features include direct integration with zipVault® document storage. Visit www.car.org/tools/zipForm6/zfmobile/ for more information about zipForm® Mobile Web Edition.
zipForm® Mobile Web edition is a member benefit of the following Local Association of REALTORS®: Beverly Hills/Greater Los Angeles, Chico, Citrus Valley, Downey and Victor Valley.
MISSED THE CODE OF ETHICS TRAINING DEADLINE?
Members who did not complete required Code of Ethics training before the December 31, 2012, deadline will be suspended from membership by their local boards. While suspended, you can still access Realtor.org to satisfy your training, but other membership services and privileges are affected.
GREAT NEWS! You can take the "Cracking the Code of Ethics" course as one of your 12 FREE hours of online CE to meet the NAR requirement. Visit http://store.car.org/12FreeCE to access and learn more.
Suspended members have until March 1, 2013, to complete training before their membership is automatically terminated. For more information about this requirement, please contact your local board.
LOVE TO TEACH?
Teach real estate professionals how to correctly use the RPA-CA Form and related forms.
C.A.R.'s Certified Forms Trainer program is a "train-the-trainer" course based on C.A.R. Standard Forms. As a participant of the training you will have the unique opportunity to learn from experienced C.A.R. staff about how best to provide instruction for using C.A.R. forms.
Learn what points to emphasize, and what pitfalls to avoid when training agents. In addition, you will receive relevant instructor material including a PowerPoint template and the December 2012 C.A.R. Sample Forms Book ($40.00 value).