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Ombudsman Hotline

If you're a consumer or a member looking to resolve a minor dispute or communication issue with a REALTOR®, a C.A.R. ombudsman may be able to help!

Finance Helpline

Provides you with invaluable one-on-one assistance with short sales, funding, REOs, Deeds in Lieu, and other mortgage related questions or issues. Speak to a trusted mortgage advisor for REALTORS® today!

Mortgage Finance Additional Resources
Customer Service

Looking for additional assistance? The Customer Contact Center is looking forward to serving you Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m.

Legal Hotline

C.A.R. members can call this hotline to receive free confidential legal advice from the best real estate lawyers on earth!

zipForm® Products

zipForm® features easy-to-use navigation that lets you move quickly through documents and transactions

zipForm® Plus zipForm® Standard
Electronic Signatures

Simplify the transaction with secure electronic signatures

Forms Advisor™ & Forms Tutor®

Free advice to help you understand the form youre using with Forms Tutor® and identify which form you need for your transaction with Forms Advisor™

Standard Forms

C.A.R. Standard Forms are developed by the C.A.R. Legal Department which gathers input from real estate professionals and attorneys to create user-friendly, comprehensive, and dependable forms.

Forms Libraries

Access many additional forms libraries available to you within your zipForm® account

Broker Services

Manage all of your REALTOR® agent accounts, transactions and forms effortlessly and efficiently

Team Edition
Service Providers

Order affiliated services easily without leaving your zipForm® account with the fully integrated Service Providers


Get answers to your zip-Related questions with user guides, FAQs, videos and more.

C.A.R. Business Products

Your one-stop-source for real estate products, forms, education, high-tech tools and more

Mobile Apps

Download the latest C.A.R. mobile apps, including CARmojies & Stickers, C.A.R., Legal Hotline, CA REALTOR® EXPO, and zipForm Mobile.

Down Payment Resource Directory

Help your potential buyers open the door to home-ownership by searching from over 400 available down payment assistance programs throughout California.


The REALTOR® Badge is a personalized widget that verifies your status and displays your REALTOR® information from NRDS, including office and designation information.

Legal Q&As

Legal articles, many in question and answer format, are currently available on over 150 subjects in 50-plus categories.

All Legal Q&As 2017 Q&As 2017 Q&A Revisions 2016 Q&As 2016 Q&A Revisions
Disclosure Charts

Brief summary of the five available disclosure charts with links to each of the charts.

Lease/Rental Chart REO Chart Sales Disclosure Chart Summary Chart New Home Chart Disclosure Charts (PDF)
Legal Summaries for Brokers, Agents and Consumers

Short, helpful, 1-page articles, summaries, PowerPoint presentations, and videos.

Legal Tools Quick Guides
Top Searches

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Optimize workflow with the comprehensive transaction management system: zipTMS™


Apply one or multiple templates at any time during the transaction checkmark_transparent
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Email selected pages or an entire transaction as single PDF or individual PDFs


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Clause editor, templates, spell checker, mortgage calculator,
sticky notes and more





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