New Feature - Sign Documents without Creating a zipForm® 6 Transaction
A new zipLogix Digital Ink® button was just released inside of zipForm® 6 which will allow you to quickly send non-zipForm® 6 forms for electronic signature. Available from any screen within zipForm® 6, click zipLogix Digital Ink® and you’ll be taken to an overview page that lists all items you previously sent for e-signature.
To sign a new document from that page:
1. Click “eSign” 2. Name the document 3. Click “Start” 4. Click “Add Party” to add your signers/clients 5. Fill out your signer’s information (email address required) 6. Click “Add” 7. Click “Add Document” to add your outside documents that need signatures 8. Name the document and browse to locate the electronic copy on your computer 9. Click “Submit” 10. Click “Edit” to place signature boxes in the appropriate areas for each signer 11. After tagging, click “Back to Dashboard” 12. Click “Activate” to start the email invitations
You can return to the zipLogix Digital Ink® button at any time to check the status of your e-sign transactions. To learn more about the new features within zipLogix Digital Ink®, join us for a free webinar next Monday!
Coming Soon: New Common Interest Development (CID) Booklet in ePUBS®
Available later this month, the Common Interest Development Basic Information Guide (CID) will be available electronically in your zipForm® 6 ePUBS® library. This 20-page 2011 edition provides REALTORS® specializing in CID unit sales with basic information on residing in CIDs for their clients. The primary goal of the guide is to assist C.A.R. REALTORS® in the counseling of prospective purchasers of CID units as to “what is in store for them” in this very unique living environment. There are in excess of 50,000 CID complexes housing more than 10 million residents in California.
What is the Common Interest Development?
A CID exists when land is divided into separate ownership interests and where the separate owners have the right to use commonly owned property and/or facilities. CIDs also provide for a means for the owners to manage the CID through an association. The living environment in a CID is far different from that of a single family homeowner. Many rules exist that dictate what, and when, certain activities of homeowners are permitted; What landscaping can, and cannot be done; and generally how they maintain their home in a CID.
How do I access?
You will find the CID guide inside of your California ePUBS® library of zipForm® 6. Log into your zipForm® 6 account, and while viewing a transaction form, click on the Library Form drop-down menu (to the left) to access.
Three Associations Offer zipForm® Mobile Web Edition for Free
Beginning December 1, 2011, the Beverly Hills Greater Los Angeles, Chico and Downey Associations of REALTORS® will offer their members zipForm® Mobile Web Edition as a free member benefit. If you are a REALTOR® with the three associations listed above, simply go to www.zipformonline.com from your mobile device on December 1st to start using it. zipForm® Mobile Web Edition syncs with your online version of zipForm® 6 and lets you manage transactions whenever and wherever you are. Individuals may purchase zipForm® Mobile Web Edition for $9.95/year in their zipForm® 6 shopping cart. More information is available at http://www.car.org/tools/zipForm6/zfmobile/. Association staff interested in offering this tool should email email@example.com for more information.
Free E-Fax in zipVault®
zipVault®, your free online document storage member benefit has more features than you think. Did you know that documents can be faxed out of zipForm® 6 at no charge? You can pair C.A.R. forms with local disclosures and inspections and fax everything straight from zipForm® 6 Professional. While under the zipVault® Documents tab, simply click the “Send Fax” icon. As a C.A.R. member you can send unlimited pages and faxes. Learn how to use zipVault® by registering for our next webinar:
The November 2011 forms release is right around the corner. Visit http://www.car.org/legal/standard-forms/summary-forms-releases-chart/november2011formreleases/ for a complete list of C.A.R. forms scheduled for revisions/release the week of November 28, 2011. zipForm® 6 Professional (online) accounts will automatically receive the updated forms. zipForm® 6 Standard (desktop) users will be prompted to download the latest library of updates. You must be connected to the internet to receive the new library version.
Learn How to Sell HUD REO Properties
Join C.A.R. for a free webinar on Thursday, November 10th from 1:30-2:30 pm with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and learn how to sell HUD REO properties. We’ll cover everything you need to know – such as who can sell, who can buy, how to register to sell the properties, the forms, common closing delays, and more. Space to attend the webinar is limited, register early at http://on.car.org/rpjn04.
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Renewal Reminder for your NMLS License Endorsement
The renewal period for MLO license endorsement continues now through December 31, 2011. The Department of Real Estate (DRE) requires individuals who need to renew their MLO license endorsement to complete eight hours of NMLS-approved CE (Continuing Education). CE must be taken through NMLS-approved sponsors. (Note: 45 hours of DRE-qualified CE cannot apply to the MLO license endorsement CE requirement.)
To help you better understand the steps that you need to follow, C.A.R. Education has posted the “How to Renew Your License with the NMLS for 2012” webinar at: www.car.org/education/renewnmls2012. C.A.R. Education, along with OnlineEd, offer the eight-hour courses required to complete the NMLS license renewal. To register for an online course or take a live lecture course at a location near you, visit www.car.org/education/mlo.
New Online Courses – Code of Ethics & MLS
C.A.R. Education has two new online text-based courses to help you better understand NAR’s Code of Ethics and the Multiple Listing System (MLS). “The Model MLS Rules for New MLS Members” and “A Word About the NAR Code of Ethics” courses are designed to enhance and expand your understanding about the real estate business. To learn more about these courses, visit www.car.org/education/prodev/mentoring/. Purchase each course individually for only $19.95 each or as part of the Agent Mentoring package. The Agent Mentoring package is a series of 11 courses about timely and relevant topics designed to help you learn new skills, sharpen existing ones, and enhance your real estate career: www.car.org/education/prodev/mentoring.
Are you a broker looking to provide courses to your agents? C.A.R. Education offers discounted courses for broker offices. For more information, please contact Chris Tellez at 213-739-8251 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
C.A.R. Commercial Connect Webinar – December 2nd
Attend the “Eight Steps to Commercial Tenant Representation” from 9am-10am on Friday, December 2, 2011. Join Bob McComb, creator of the Top Dogs commercial real estate training programs and improve your approach to tenant representation to increase your income. More information at http://www.car.org/members/commercial/.