Holiday Gift From C.A.R. Education - Enjoy Up to 50% off most online courses!
As a special holiday gift to all REALTOR® members, C.A.R. Education is offering the lowest prices of the year on the online license renewal and professional development courses. Choose from 45-hour and 33-hour license renewal packages - the online Property Management 3 and 4 courses, the California Residential Purchase Agreement (RPA-CA)-CE course, the Professional Development courses, the Certified HAFA Specialist (CHS) course and more. Purchase the courses you need now and complete anytime over the next year. Click here to begin shopping! http://store.car.org/holidaysale
Hurry, this sale ends on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 11:59 p.m.! Don't miss your chance to save in 2013. Once the sale ends all courses return to regular price.
Free Webinar: Working Effectively with Today's Appraisers
Join C.A.R. for a free webinar on Thursday, December 19, 2013 from 2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., to learn about working effectively with appraisers in today's market. This webinar will cover the results of C.A.R.'s 2013 Appraiser Survey, and will include the following information on property appraisals: * Appraisal property values * Types of properties used in appraisals * How knowledgeable appraisers are in local markets * Effect of appraised values on transactions, and much more!
Upcoming Changes for zipForm® 6 Professional Users
Coming soon, zipForm® Plus will be the default browser when accessing zipForm® from the home page of www.car.org. This free upgrade will automatically transfer your files, contacts, forms, clauses and templates to the newest version of zipForm®. The new zipForm® Plus works on the computer and internet browser of your choice, including Internet Explorer 9 and above, Mozilla FireFox, Google Chrome, and Safari. If you would like to return to zipForm® 6 Professional after working inside zipForm® Plus, you can do so by opening your user profile and unchecking 'Always Log Into zipForm® Plus' under Settings. Attend a free webinar training and learn tips-and-tricks on zipForm® Plus today so that you're ready for the upgrade. http://www.car.org/
Register now! http://www.car.org/tools/zipform/
New Service Provider in zipForm® Fidelity National Home Warranty and Disclosure Source are the latest Service Providers to integrate into zipForm® Plus. REALTORS® can now easily choose Fidelity National Home Warranty and Disclosure Source as the home warranty and natural hazard disclosure companies on the second page of the California Residential Purchase Agreement and Joint Escrow Instructions (RPA). They're now fully integrated with zipForm® Plus to make it faster for you to complete your real estate contracts. Look for Fidelity National Home Warranty (section D6) and Disclosure Source (section 4A) in the drop-down menu of the RPA and never mistype them again! They join existing zipForm® Service Providers MyNHD and Old Republic Home Protection.
TouchSign® - Digital Signatures at Your Fingertips The convenience of completing a contract with signatures on a touchscreen tablet is available within zipForm® Mobile Web Edition. This technology brings real estate professionals the unprecedented convenience of finalizing a contract without printing a single form.
TouchSign®, included as part of zipForm® Mobile Web Edition, allows you to sign your transactions on a touchscreen tablet such as an iPad. Once the desired transaction is completed and selected to be signed, both you and your clients can sign with a finger or a capacitive stylus. TouchSign® is also integrated with the zipForm® Address Book to import signer details and zipVault® document storage to hold documents for up to 5 years.
Current subscribers to zipForm® Mobile Web Edition receive TouchSign automatically. Look for the "Signatures" icon while inside of a transaction. This feature is only available for tablet users (not smartphones). To begin using TouchSign®, first purchase the $12.95 annual subscription of zipForm® Mobile Web Edition. From your mobile device, launch an internet browser and visit m.zipformonline.com. Note that you will use your www.car.org username and password to login via C.A.R. credentials. If you're part of a Broker Version of zipForm®, choose "zipForm Credentials." Attend a free webinar training and learn how to use zipForm® Mobile and TouchSign®. Register here. http://www.car.org/ http://www.car.org/tools/zipform/mobile/
The following local Associations will offer zipForm® Mobile Web Edition as a free member benefit: Beverly Hills Greater Los Angeles, Chico, Citrus Valley, Downey, East Valley, Victor Valley, West San Gabriel Valley.
December 2013 Forms Release! Please be advised that the following three forms will be updated and released the week of December 30th, 2013.
* New! Demand for Mediation (DM)* * Homeowner Association Information Request (HOA)* * Residential Lease or Month-to-Month Rental Agreement (LR)
*These two forms will only be available via Associations providing "Print On Demand" and zipForm® only.
Of note, the HOA and LR forms include statutory changes that will take effect on January 1, 2014. Members will want to make sure to use these new forms once available to be compliant with the new law. Click here for a quick summary of the changes and a draft of the "Demand for Mediation" form for your review. Please send any comments or suggestions regarding the DM form to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than noon on December 11th, 2013.
Finally, the Counter Offer Multiple (COM) Form found in zipForm® will be discontinued. The form was replaced by the recently released Seller Multiple Counter Offer (SMCO). We thank you for your interest.