Know How to Prepare Clients for Long Closings and Great Deals with C.A.R.’s Distressed Property Forms Library
When working with distressed properties — whether short sales or REOs — stumbling blocks abound. Educating yourself and your clients, you can avoid common pitfalls when using C.A.R.’s Distressed Property forms.
This add-on zipForm® library will save you time by providing you with the forms needed to perform a short sale or distressed property transaction in one convenient location. HAFA Short Sale library includes the following forms:
Agent's Short Sale Pre-Screen List - a pre-screening worksheet to carefully consider possible obstacles to short sale transactions and help the REALTOR® ensure their hard work will result in a successful closing
Short Sale Contact List – centralized worksheet for contact data (address, telephone number, etc.) with regards to client, their lender and their loan
Short Sale Cover Letter – cover letter to be sent to the lending institution that identifies the REALTOR® as the contact person for the transaction on behalf of their client
Hardship Checklist – a systematic checklist of various factors that document a hardship, what items to include in a hardship letter and tips for the style or framework to use when presenting a hardship to a lending institution
Short Sale Package Checklist – a quick checklist of those items to include when submitting a Short Sale package to a lender, including forms, tax documents, buyer documentation and more HAFA related forms –
HAFA Short Sale Transaction Cover Sheet
Alternative Request for Approval of Short Sale – Exhibit B
DIL Agreement – Exhibit C
Introduction of Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives – Short Sale and Deed-in-Lieu of Foreclosure
Request for Approval of Short Sale – Exhibit A1
Short Sale Agreement – Exhibit A
(Please note, this library is not the same as the member benefit ‘Foreclosure Prevention’ library which consist of client related brochures/pamphlets)
For $49.95 annually, you can have unlimited access to these forms within zipForm® 6 and you’ll be better equipped to assist a smoother transaction and represent your clients with the Distressed Property Forms library. For more information and to view a list of what your add-on library includes, visit www.car.org/tools/zipForm6/DPL .
Master the Most Important Short Sale Program in the Nation for Only $99!
Now through October 15, 2011 you can register for the six-hour online Certified HAFA Specialist (CHS) training program for only $99 and save $150 off* the standard retail price of $249. This instructor led online training program will provide you with valuable information about the distressed housing market along with everything you need to know about the HAFA short sale program. Learn the details of the processes, timelines, and documents needed to successfully close a HAFA short sale quickly and easily. Register for the online training program and enter promo code APCAR009* at time of checkout. Hurry, price increases on October 16, 2011. To register, visit www.hafacertification.com .
For additional details about the CHS training program including live training, visit www.car.org/education/designations/hafaspecialist . There has never been a better time to learn about the HAFA Short Sale program and close your short sale transaction faster!
zipForm® 6's AIR™ Library Now Offers Strikeout Feature
AIR™ library users who utilize the forms within their zipForm® 6 engine can now use the strikeout feature. Unwanted form text can be lined out using this new feature. Click the Strikeout button, and then highlight text within a form (not within a field) in order to line out the text. Highlight the text again in order to remove the strikeout.
C.A.R. Offers New Member Benefit - REALTOR® Badge
The REALTOR® Badge is an easy way to add value to your reputation and online presence. This personalized widget goes on your website to assure current and prospective clients the importance to do business with a REALTOR® who subscribes to a strict code of ethics. The badge also links to an individual page that shows your information, DRE number, designations and certifications, and much more. You can obtain it now at http://realtorbadge.com/ .
Learn the Ins and Outs of FHA Programs
Starting October 27, 2011, C.A.R. and the U.S. Department of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are hosting a series of free webinars all about FHA. We’re covering a wide variety of topics – from how to sell HUD REOs to the FHA Condo Program to Energy Efficient Mortgages and more! To learn more about this series and register for a free webinar, visit http://on.car.org/qBEPcr .
zipForm® Mobile Web Edition for Tablets
Experience filling out forms using Form View the same way you do on a PC. Features now include the ability to apply Templates to any transaction and highlight prepopulated text on the forms. zipForm® Mobile Web Edition for the Apple® iPad™ & iPhone®, Blackberry®, and Android™ devices provides a versatile solution for today's busy real estate professional to interface with their zipForm® 6 Professional software. Stay connected to your clients for a low $9.95 annual subscription. To purchase, log into your zipForm® 6 account from your favorite tablet gadget and click the “GET ZIPFORM MOBILE” button to make your purchase. After purchasing, log in at http://m.zipformonline.com from your mobile device or tablet. To learn more, visit www.car.org/tools/zipForm6/zfmobile .
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New Courses from C.A.R. Education
1. Residential Property Management for the Real Estate Licensee Course
In today’s market many agents are finding themselves being asked to manage a rental. The popular Residential Property Management for the Real Estate Licensee will teach you the responsibilities, functions, and skills involved with property management – whether single family homes, 1 to 4 units or over 5 units. For more information about the course, visit www.car.org/education/prodev/propertymanagement/ .
This new certification from NAR will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to increase opportunities and reduce risk to create accurate and professional BPOs.
The BPOR Certification begins with a full day course: “BPOs: The Agent’s Role in the Valuation Process”. After completing the class, you will need to view a free one-hour online webinar, submit an application and pay the one-time $199 certification fee.
You will receive priority BPO orders as a preferred provider from leading BPO management companies, through a partnership with REALTORS® Property Resource™ once you complete the four steps required. For more information about the course, visit www.car.org/education/designations/bporesource/ .
Newly Enhanced - Clarus Investor® 2.0
The newly enhanced Clarus Investor® 2.0 is a powerful online property analysis and report generating tool that quickly performs real-time investment analysis of a property's value and profit potential. Clarus Investor® 2.0 is ideal for you to use in listing presentations, price point discussions, and advising buyers about short and long-term investment potentials. The subscription is offered to C.A.R. members at an exclusive price of only $11.99 per month. Learn how Clarus Investor® 2.0 can help increase your revenue, visit www.ClarusInvestor.com to register for a free webinar on Tuesday, October 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.