MARCH 31ST DEADLINE TO RENEW YOUR ZIPFORM® 6 ACCOUNT
Congratulations to those of you who have registered for zipForm® 6 Professional and Standard editions as part of your CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION of REALTORS® member benefit in 2013. As a C.A.R. member, you are entitled to receive zipForm® 6 at no charge. In order to take advantage, you will need to renew by accepting the license agreement. During the month of March, you will be notified inside zipForm® 6 Professional (online) or zipForm® 6 Standard (desktop) each time you log on until the renewal is complete. Follow the simple instructions below:
Renewing zipForm® 6 Professional (online) 1. Log in to your zipForm® Professional via www.car.org 2. Click “Renew Now” 3. Read through the license agreement in its entirety. If you choose to accept the License Agreement, click “Yes” 4. A confirmation screen will appear after agreeing to the License Agreement 5. Click Continue button to launch your zipForm® 6 account
Renewing zipForm® 6 Standard (desktop) 1. Launch zipForm® 6 Standard from your desktop 2. Click “Renew Now” 3. Read through the license agreement in its entirety. If you choose to accept the License Agreement, click “Yes” 4. A confirmation screen will appear after agreeing to the License Agreement 5. Double-click zipForm® 6 Standard icon from your desktop to start using your software
Note that if you have previously purchased an add-on product such as a form library or the mobile version, you will be prompted to enter your credit card before completing the renewal process.
BECOME A ZIPFORM® 6 CERTIFIED TRAINER!
Top 5 reasons why you should become a zipForm® 6 Certified Trainer:
The zipForm® Certification Program will give you working knowledge of the software and insight into the training skills that are vital to teaching others.
Account access to technology and training materials for zipForm®, zipVault®, DocuSign® and zipLogix Digital Ink® Digital Signatures, zipForm® Mobile and add-on libraries.
Your name will be advertised at www.car.org/tools/zipForm6/forms_support/certification/certificate/ as a zipForm® Certified trainer.
A great way to network at your own convenience and location.
You’ll be one of the first to learn the new zipForm®!
CHANGES TO THE ZIPFORM® 6 STANDARD MEMBERSHIP VERIFICATION PROCESS The timeframe for mandatory connection to the internet is going from 90 days to 60 days. If you’re using zipForm® Standard (desktop version) and have not connected to the internet in 30 days, you will get a reminder every time you log into until a connection is made. On the 61st day, you will not be able to use zipForm® 6 Standard without an internet validation of membership. This software update will occur this Wednesday, March 13th.
AIR FORMS LIBRARY FOR ZIPFORM® 6
Are you beginning to handle a few more commercial transactions? Why not take a look at the AIR Commercial Real Estate Association forms library for zipForm® 6? For just $149 a year, you can access all 57 of AIR’s forms. AIR’s commercial forms are widely accepted as the commercial industry’s standard and zipForm® 6 are proud to offer you a complete version of their library.
It’s come to our attention that many Mongo Fax users were left without service last week. We hear that the company has closed its doors. zipVault® is a free member benefit from C.A.R. and offers free faxing into and out of zipForm®. Any document that is uploaded into zipVault® can be faxed out to any fax machine in the continental U.S. for free (unlimited pages)! Faxing can also be done from zipForm® Mobile Web Edition. For short video tutorials on zipVault®, direct members to http://support.zipform.com/zipvault/zipvault_videos.asp.
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®. For questions, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
C.A.R. EDUCATION WANTS TO KNOW WHAT YOU THINK
Have your say and choose which course options you want to see offered. C.A.R. Education is all ears and looking for members to share thoughts and provide feedback about real estate education. At C.A.R. we are all about you and always looking for ways to improve your membership from ordinary to awesome. So please take a few minutes to complete C.A.R. Education’s member feedback survey to have your say about real estate education.
Need real estate education but don’t have extra time? Check out C.A.R. Education’s LearnMyWay® courses. All LearnMyWay courses are taught live to your home, office, or any computer with Internet access. You can interact with the instructor-led class just like you would if you were sitting in a classroom. To register for an upcoming class, please visit http://store.car.org/LearnMyWay.
CONSUMER MEDIATION CENTER OPEN!
The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Consumer Mediation Center is now actively accepting mediations and is a new service available for members to refer to their clients. The focus of the C.A.R. Consumer Mediation Center is to offer parties in a California real estate transaction a reliable, confidential and affordable mediation service to assist them in resolving their real estate disputes. Mediators under this program are highly qualified, experienced in the mediation of real estate disputes, and receive initial and ongoing specialized real estate dispute resolution training.
Complete details about the program are available at www.consumermediation.org. The program currently serves all of Southern California and is available elsewhere on a case-by-case basis.
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All current ForeclosureRadar customers will get early access to PropertyRadar for a limited time for FREE. Go to www.propertyradar.com to log in to PropertyRadar with your current Foreclosure ID and password or for more details.
New customers get started today with your FREE 7-day trial at www.ForeclosureRadar.com/CAR. Plus, as a member of C.A.R. you will receive 10% off the monthly subscription price of $49.95 per month. Once you have your ForeclosureRadar trial, you will be able to access PropertyRadar as well. PropertyRadar helps you solve real world problems whenever and wherever you need it.