Your zipLogix Digital Ink™ Member Benefit Just Got Better!
Want to upload PDF files to send for digital signatures? Want an easy-to-use application for both agents and signers? Want to assign read-only (or acknowledge) for esign participants? REALTOR® members, we heard you loud and clear! zipLogix Digital Ink™ just got a facelift! Your new member benefit was upgraded to meet your business needs.
Carbon copy paper forms are a thing of the past. C.A.R. members can now send non-zipForm® 6 documents (broker forms, MLS paperwork, and lender documentation) for e-signature. Eliminate the cost and time of printing, faxing, or cross-town meetings to get paper copies signed.
The upgraded digital signature software also includes a user-friendly interface and the ability to acknowledge only/assign transaction participants. zipLogix Digital Ink™ will make your transactions easy, accurate and is preferred by most clients and REALTORS®.
zipVault™ is an online filing cabinet for you to store unlimited transactional documents online for up to five years within your zipForm® 6 Professional account. Some of the capabilities include document upload and delivery via web, e-mail, fax, or scanning directly to a specific transaction.
Other benefits include:
Documents can be stored with transactions
Ability to specify a date-certain retention/deletion time
zipForm® 6 Professional and zipVault™ for Brokerages
zipForm® 6 Professional for Brokerages provides you and your agents with the ultimate seamless real estate transaction and forms management software available. The zipForm® 6 Professional account for Brokers allows you to manage all of your agents accounts, transactions, and forms effortlessly from one account.
What zipForm® 6 Professional for Brokers offers your Brokerage:
Complete Management Tools - manage users, offices, global templates, and clauses with the Broker Administrator.
Generate Reports - generate a report on users to view transactions and reassign on a company-wide, office-by-office, or individual basis.
Access and Manage Agent Accounts - manage and view agent information from agent lists, locations, and library information as the agent does a deal.
Reduce Risk - create and control global, office, and agent templates with Global Clause Manager.
Create Office-Wide Templates and Clauses - generate a variety of reports to include: user information, total transaction counts, user/transaction counts by office, and transaction counts by user.
zipVault™ for Brokers gives you the access to view all documents an agent uploads during the real estate transaction. This add-on is perfect for Brokers to audit files upon completion.
Additional features include:
Upload and deliver via web, email, fax, or scan
Store related transaction documents 24/7
Comply with DRE statutory requirements
Retain records for five years
"Go Green" save money by reducing office and off-site storage costs
zipForm® 6 Professional Broker version and zipVault™ for Brokers will give you greater control over additional documentation within real estate transactions.
zipForm® 6 Professional for Brokers is available for $99 annually per office location or $149 with zipVault™ for Brokers. Please note: zipForm® 6 Broker version is a pre-requisite for adding zipVault™ Broker version.
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/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/ .
C.A.R. introduces Clarus FHA Approval™ – Eligibility Check
Clarus FHA Approval™ Eligibility Check is the only service to allow real-time search by property address to quickly determine FHA loan eligibility and approval for condominiums and townhomes. Eligibility Check reports help you to identify and evaluate a property’s FHA loan eligibility before making an offer.
The database is updated daily so you can keep track of any changes in FHA loan eligibility status throughout the transaction. Ensure that you avoid failed transactions and non-recoverable costs due to undetermined FHA loan eligibility status.
FHA loans currently represent almost half of all new mortgages nationwide. The ability for you to easily determine FHA eligibility for your FHA clients is critical to conduct business with condominium homeowners associations (HOA). Clarus FHA Approval™ Eligibility Check will meet this need easily and save you time and money.
Clarus FHA Approval™ also offers Approval Services to assist condominium homeowners associations in obtaining FHA approval. You are encouraged to help us spread the word about the need for condominium homeowners associations to obtain FHA approval. Condominium associations referred by a REALTOR® receive significant discounts off the standard processing fees. Further details are available by calling 818-338-6588 or at www.clarusfhaapproval.com.
Treasury Expands HAFA Short Sales Program for Vacant Properties
The Treasury department recently announced several changes to the Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives (HAFA) program to make the program accessible to more borrowers and properties. With the lackluster numbers on permanent HAMP modifications and other widely reported problems, HAFA and short sales may become a bigger focus for policy makers, loan servicers, and REALTORS® in 2011. For more information about the new guidelines that went into effect on February 1, 2011, visit www.hmpadmin.com/portal/programs/docs/hafa/sd1018.pdf.
C.A.R. Education understands these new guidelines and is here to provide you with the tools you need to learn and master the HAFA short sale program. You’ll also receive updates covering any changes to the program guidelines for a year. Register today for C.A.R. Education’s top rated online course, Certified HAFA Specialist (CHS) and join over 5,000 REALTORS® nationwide.
February Special – Receive $90 off the standard retail price!
As a C.A.R. Member you will receive a special price of $159 ($90 off the standard retail price for the online course) now through February 28, 2011. Please use promo code APCAR006 at time of purchase to receive the discount. To register visit, www.car.org/education/designations/hafaspecialist/