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Ombudsman Hotline

If you're a member looking to resolve a minor dispute or communication issue with another 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 Tools

Short, helpful, 1-page articles, summaries, PowerPoint presentations, and videos for Brokers, Agents, and Consumers.

Top Searches

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a free member benefit from NAR and C.A.R.

zipForm® Plus is a web based application which can be used in multiple browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc.) and does not require Java Plug-ins.

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Help Combat Wire Fraud with zipForm® Collaboration
With an increasing number of wire fraud stories in the news, take steps now to protect your clients' interests. One easy step is to make the switch from email to a secure communication environment within zipForm®'s Collaboration feature.

Using zipForm®'s Collaboration feature enables you to quickly and easily share sensitive information, like wire transfer instructions, safely and securely with your clients, escrow officers or others involved in the transaction in a secure environment within the application. As an added benefit, you also will have an auditable electronic trail of all transaction-related documents when you use zipForm® Collaboration. It's a risk management/mitigation tool for today's busy real estate professionals. Take advantage of this great FREE feature of zipForm® today. 



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Optimize workflow with the comprehensive transaction management system: zipTMS™


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Email selected pages or an entire transaction as single PDF or individual PDFs


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Fast Fill for quickly filling out forms making document language transparent


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





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