Tame Your Paper Monster with zipVault™ Online Document Storage
It’s April and your New Year’s resolution goal is off to a good start. Lose weight. Check. Spend more time with loved ones. Check. Close more real estate deals. Check. But, there is one more thing on your list that you might have put off...until now. Just in time for spring cleaning, you can organize the paper clutter that’s sitting on your desk. Don’t bring home a paper monster. With zipVault™ online document storage, it’s easy to turn your pile of papers into secure and easily accessible files.
Your online filing cabinet that enables you to store unlimited transactional documents within your zipForm® Professional account.
A free member benefit that allows document upload and delivery via web, email or fax directly to a specific transaction.
An application that lets you save additional documents like MLS listings, personal notes, or brochures and flyers related to the transaction will retain documents online for 5 years (from creation date of the transaction).
Available online and includes easy-to-use document search capabilities. Also included is a storage statistics functionality that allow users to review the number of transactions that have documents stored in zipVault™, and how many documents are stored in zipVault™
The easiest way to store files and may be used as a DRE compliance tool.
Did we already mention that it is a FREE member benefit? So check off that item on your New Year’s resolution list and understand the value of your newest C.A.R. member benefit by attending our free training webinars. The weekly schedule is available at www.car.org/tools/zipForm6/zipvault.
Upcoming Forms Release
The April 2011 Form release is underway. Please note, the following forms will be changing/released in zipForm® 6 on April 29
Denial of Rental Application (DRA)
Agent Visual Inspection Disclosure (AVID)
Cancellation of Listing (COL)***
Notice of Change in Terms of Tenancy (CTT) ***
48-Hour Notice of Inspection Prior to Termination of Tenancy (FEHN) ***
Independent Contractor Agreement (ICA)
Lease Listing Agreement (LL)
Residential Lease or Month-to-Month Rental Agreement (LR)
Application to Rent/Screening Fee (LRA)
Notice of Entry (NOE) ***
Notice of Obligation to Pay Rental of Lease Payments in Cash, Money Order, Cashiers Check (NPC) ***
Notice of Right to Inspection Prior to Termination of Tenancy (NRI) ***
Notice of Sale and Entry (NSE) ***
Purchase Agreement Addendum (PAA) ***
Probate Advisory (PAK) ***
Probate Advisory (PAL) ***
Notice to Perform Covenant (Cure) or Quit (PCQ) ***
Property Management Agreement (PMA) ***
Notice to Pay Rent or Quit (PRQ) ***
REO Advisory (REO)
REO Advisory (Listing) (REOL)
Trust Advisory (TA) ***
Trust Advisory (Listing) (TAL) ***
Tenant Estoppel Certificate (TEC) ***
***These forms will no longer be available in printed format and will only be available via zipForm® 6. Printed versions for all other forms will be available from your local AOR on April 29th, 2011.
zipLogix Digital Ink™ Digital Signature Solution
Want a free digital signature product? Then zipLogix Digital Ink™ is what you want. zipLogix Digital Ink™ is your digital signature solution for signing C.A.R. forms within zipForm® 6. The newest C.A.R. member benefit will save you time and money by eliminating delays. A new user interface was just released in Beta version! Benefits include: Upload non-zipForm® PDF documents (except locked documents such as previously digitally signed PDFs);Invite read-only participants;Easier navigation for both REALTORS® and signers.
But we’re not done! We’re listening to your product suggestions and adding more collaboration features in upcoming weeks.
Take a FREE webinar on zipLogix Digital Ink™ and practice using the electronic signature service before you're in the middle of a transaction. Feel comfortable with the software by preparing yourself to use electronic signatures and testing the features. As a C.A.R. member you have access to unlimited digital signature usage for free, visit www.car.org/tools/zipForm6/esign/digitalink for complete details!
Exclusive Benefits For Your zipForm® 6 Account!
With every zipForm® 6 account, you receive add-ons to help you meet your professional business needs.
Forms Tutor®: A self-guided software program that provides audio and/or text instructions to help you complete California real estate forms, clause-by-clause. Forms Tutor® guides you step-by-step through new or specialized forms using an easy-to-learn format specific to each form. Learn more at www.car.org/tools/ft/.
Forms Advisor™: A self-guided software program that advises you about which forms to use for your transactions. Based on the information you enter, you’ll be directed to the relevant form for your specific transaction. Learn more at www.car.org/tools/zipForm6/forms_support/FormsAdvisor/.
ePUBS™ for zipForm® 6: An add-on library to your zipForm® 6 account, ePUBS™ for zipForm® 6 enables you to e-mail a digitized version of the Combined Hazard Book in one file, as well as send the corresponding separate signature page. This add-on library helps you save paper annually and you’ll comply with California’s mandated disclosure law. Learn more at www.car.org/tools/zipForm6/ePUBSZF6.
Foreclosure Prevention Library for zipForm® 6: Empower yourself with C.A.R.’s Foreclosure Prevention Library. This add-on library through your zipForm® 6 account consists of 10 short documents explaining how your client can avoid foreclosure and foreclosure scams. Each beneficial document can be customized with your contact information and given to potential clients as an educational tool. For more information, visit www.car.org/tools/zipForm6/fpl/.
Free Webinar Training on the Latest Mobile Apps Presented by AgentNTouch™
AgentNTouch™ is sponsoring FREE one hour webinar trainings about the latest mobile Apps available to REALTORS® all this month. These one hour webinars will teach you about the latest mobile apps and hardware that can help your real estate business today. Choose to take one or both of the following webinars:
Hot Mobile Apps for REALTORS®: During this one hour webinar you will learn what the hot mobile Apps are and how you use add them to increase your productivity and improve your business.
Mobile Gear for REALTORS®: During this one hour webinar we will review the tech gear and technology that can help you work away from your office without breaking a sweat from carrying a heavy computer bag.
AgentNTouch™ is a marketing tool to increase the visibility of your services and listings on your clients’ Android, Blackberry®, iPhone, iPad and iTouch devices. This marketing tool will provide your clients with helpful real estate information and resources they need before, during and after the transaction on the devices they use all day long. Be everywhere your clients are with AgentNTouch™.
For additional information on AgentNTouch™ and to register for the FREE webinars, please visit www.agentntouch.com.
Is Your Client’s Condo FHA Approved?
Just think of the lost time and frustration you could avoid if you knew upfront if a condo or townhome was eligible for a FHA loan. With Clarus FHA Approval™’s Eligibility Check service you can search an individual property address to quickly determine FHA loan eligibility and approval for condos and townhomes. Avoid failed transactions and non-recoverable costs due to undetermined FHA loan eligibility status, currently, representing almost half of all new mortgages nationwide. The ability for you to easily determine FHA eligibility for your FHA clients is critical and important in this current market. Discover the only way to check condo and townhome FHA eligibility in real time with Clarus FHA Approval™ Eligibility Check, visit www.CarusFHAapproval.com.
Clarus FHA Approval™ also offers Approval Services to assist condo and townhome homeowners associations when applying for approval with HUD to permit their complex to be considered for FHA loans. The cost effective Approval Services will expertly guide condo and townhome homeowner associations through the FHA Approval process. Condo associations referred by a C.A.R. member receive a discount off the standard Approval Services price.