Sellers Can Complete and eSign TDS, SPQ, and More! New technology inside of zipForm® now makes it easier than ever for your clients to fill out disclosure statements about the property and checkmark features that apply, all while using a digital signature from wherever they are. Sellers can easily and electronically COMPLETE and SIGN the Real Estate Transfer Disclosure Statement (TDS) and the Seller's Property Questionnaire (SPQ) from zipForm®. Additional enhanced forms include C.A.R.'s Seller's Affidavit of Nonforeign Status and/or CA. Withholding Exemption (AS), Buyers Inspection Elections (BIE), Application #1 to Rent/Screening Fee (LRA), Manufactured Home/Mobilehome Transfer Disclosure Statement (MHTDS), Supplemental Statutory and Contractual Disclosure (SSD), and Seller Vacant Land Questionnaire (VLQ). Both zipLogix Digital Ink®, a free C.A.R. member benefit, and DocuSign®, now offer this improved completion process for Sellers completing and signing forms electronically. Learn more about the new paperless transaction in zipForm® by attending a live webinar training here: http://www.car.org/tools/zipform/esign/.
Tabs Offer Seamless Transaction Experience The newest features in zipForm® Plus make it easy to quickly reference or update transaction file information and enhance the user experience for all involved. Keep everything ultra-organized with the new Documents, Parties and Property tabs inside of your transaction. Once information in entered into the tabbed area, it automatically flows to corresponding fields on all of your forms. Quickly import saved contacts from your zipForm® address book onto the Parties tab where you can track Buyer Contacts, Seller Contacts and Service Providers. Or conversely save transaction contacts into your address book after they're in the forms with a simple click of a button! Click here to find out more about your free upgrade to zipForm® Plus: http://www.car.org/tools/zipform/
Note: All zipForm® 6 Professional users will need to migrate to zipForm® Plus by June 2014.
Coming Soon! zipForm® Plus Team Edition Designed specifically for real estate teams, the zipForm® Plus Team Edition offers the same flexibility and versatility that real estate teams offer their clients. Team members can collectively work together on their transactions efficiently online instead of exchanging files through email or in person. Additional benefits include the ability to manage team member accounts, editing transactions on behalf of other team members, mobile transaction access with zipForm® Mobile Web Edition, and more! Be sure to check your email for more information on zipForm® Plus Team Edition over the next few weeks.
Attend the zipForm® Open Forum in San Diego! Don't miss the zipForm® Open Forum on Wednesday, January 22nd at the C.A.R. Business Meeting in San Diego. Forum topics include: breaking zipForm® Plus news, member benefit updates and an opportunity to voice your zipForm® recommendations. All Directors and Association staff are encouraged to attend; enabling you to relay the latest information to your membership. The meeting will be held from 10AM until 11AM at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, Torrey Hills Room A/B.
zipConsult(TM) - Your Free Web Conferencing Tool in zipForm® Plus Invite your clients to a free virtual meeting from inside of zipForm® Plus! This is perfect for discussing counter offers, detailing disclosures, and explaining related forms. But don't take our word for it. West De Young, REALTOR® with Dilbeck Real Estate in South Pasadena, explains how he uses zipConsult(TM) in his business: http://bcove.me/eelev3t1.
Ready to get started? Click here: http://www.car.org/tools/zipform/zipconsult to find out more information on how to launch zipConsult(TM).
KEEP MORE COMMISSION IN 2014 - FREE WEBINAR THIS THURSDAY! Join C.A.R. for a special live webinar training this Thursday, January 16 at 10:00 a.m. for a jam-packed hour teaching you how to easily add a few practices to your business to take advantage of the maximum deductions in 2014. We'll also show you how to reduce your risk of an IRS audit. It will be well worth your time, register now: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/362736857 for this free webinar, space is limited to the first 1,000 attendees. Taxbot is the easiest way for you to turn expenses into deductions. Taxbot is the leading provider of tax tracking tools and education to ensure you're IRS/CRA compliant. Get started with a free trial http://www.car.taxbot.com/
C.A.R. Standard Forms News Statutory Update to the LR form. Just a reminder, the Residential Lease or Month-to-Month Rental Agreement form was updated December 13, 2013 to comply with a new law regarding the maintenance of smoke detectors which took effect on January 1, 2014. Please make sure you are using the most recent revision of this form.
NEW! A Demand for Mediation (Form DM) has been added to the library to facilitate the process of using mediation to resolve a dispute and to comply with the requirements of the RPA-CA. Using the C.A.R. Consumer Mediation Center http://www.consumermediation.org is listed as an option within the form.
12 More Hours of Online CE Courses in 2014! C.A.R. Members receive an additional 12 FREE Hours of Online C.E. Courses in 2014! Even if you claimed your 12 FREE hours of online CE courses in 2013 you can now claim 12 more FREE hours of online CE courses in 2014. You will have up to one year to complete the courses after you have chosen them. Register here http://store.car.org/12FreeCE, click the alarm clock to browse the catalog and claim.
Note: To access the course you must validate your C.A.R. membership. *Courses are available free to all members who have not already used their 12 FREE hours of online education in 2014.