REALTORS® with C.A.R. now have instant access to more than 20 sample letters written by C.A.R. attorneys. These letters are in response to the most common situations that C.A.R.’s Legal Hotline receives as requests from members to help them prepare a document that can be used to address certain issues arising in a real estate transaction.
The letters are perfect for either side of a sales transaction and property manager and include: five letters for buyers; one for a seller; eight for a buyer’s agent; three for a listing agent; and seven for property managers. Examples include, “Demand Seller to Close” and “Demand for Deposit in Escrow” and “Security Deposit Return.”
zipForm® 6 will auto fill names and addresses but information unique to a particular transaction has to be inserted. A broker or attorney should be consulted to determine the applicability of a letter to a specific situation. C.A.R. members should look for the C.A.R. Sample Letter Library (CARSL) inside of their zipForm® 6 account under the Library Forms menu.
More information is available at http://www.car.org/tools/zipForm6/formlibraries/.
Benefits of the library to members include:
24 letters that express a buyer’s, seller’s or broker’s position
Pre-printed language helps focus on legally relevant considerations
Pre-printed language allows REALTORS® to assist themselves or clients without drafting legal language on their own
Pre-printed language helps clarify issues when conflict arises
Letters allows potential problems to be addressed without escalating issue by involving attorney
Pre-printed language satisfies statutory requirements when applicable
Location within zipForm® 6 provides convenience and ease of use for C.A.R. member