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Time to bring it home. Find zipForm®, transaction tools, and all the closing resources you'll need. Except for the champagne — that's on you.
Take your professional development up a few notches. Here you'll find educational materials, marketing tools, training videos, and more to keep you on top of your game.
We want you to feel like a champion every day. Find information on market data, government affairs, legislation, and trending industry issues.
We're here to support you in every way possible. Learn more about your discounts, benefits and how your C.A.R. membership can help you succeed.
LATEST NEWS
FHFA raises Fannie, Freddie conforming loan limits

California REALTORS® applaud FHFA for raising Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac conforming loan limits

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C.A.R. commends move to expedite wildfire victims' claims

Move by insurance commissioner provides more immediate support in time of need.

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October home sales and price report

Shrinking inventory subdued California home sales and held home sales and prices steady in October.

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Wildfire insurance resources

Update - New resource available: How to protect yourself from scams after wildfire damage.

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C.A.R. installs 2020 Leadership Team

Jeanne Radsick leads the team as president. Dave Walsh is president-elect. Jennifer Branchini is treasurer, and Joel Singer is CEO.

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We're here to support California REALTORS® in every way possible. From discounted products and services, to career-focused programs, to our scholarship foundation and much more, C.A.R. is here to help.

 
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zipForm® Products

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

zipForm® Plus zipForm® Standard Forms Libraries zipCRM™ Service Providers
Electronic Signatures

Simplify the transaction with secure electronic signatures.


Forms Advisor™ & Forms Tutor®

Free advice to help you understand the form you're 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.


Broker Services

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

zipForm® Plus for Multiple Users
Support

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

C.A.R. Training Center
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 potential buyers open the door to home-ownership by searching from over 400 available down payment assistance programs throughout California.


REALTOR® Badge

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


Interim Notice of Exemption

Interim Notice of Exemption:  Statewide Rent and Just Cause law:  SFR. 


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
Consumer RPA Summary

Plain-English explanations for every paragraph in the RPA that you can send to your buyers and sellers. REALTORS® can use it too!


Disclosure Charts

5 charts show REALTORS ® what needs to be disclosed and to whom in various sales and lease scenarios.

Sales Disclosure Chart
Legal Launchpad

Need help on a legal issue? First, pick one of the topics.


Legal Tools

PowerPoint presentations, videos and flyers for Brokers, Agents, and Consumers.


Quick Guides

Short, helpful, 1-page articles on key legal topics


Legal Live Webinars

C.A.R.’s Legal Live Webinars are online presentations conducted by C.A.R. attorneys on the first Tuesday of every month. Hear about legal developments and answers to common questions.


Legal Matters Podcast

The Legal Matters Podcast is the official podcast of the California Association of REALTORS® Member Legal Services Department.


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!


Mortgage Rescue™

Your lifeline to the lending community formerly known as the Finance Helpline. Find contacts and answers to all mortgage related questions, and problems that arise in your real estate transaction. Get assistance today!

Lending Resources STEPS Toward Homeownership
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.


C.A.R. Legal Hotline

Did you know that for zero dollars and zero cents, you can speak with an attorney about your transaction? If you don't believe us, check it out yourself.


License Renewal

Easily renew your real estate license with the FREE 45 hour online license renewal package from C.A.R.


Holiday Sale 2019

25% off All New and Existing Online Courses and Bundles from C.A.R. Education Now through December 16th


Pre-License Training

Prepare to earn your real estate license with our online courses


Career Path

Browse our courses by topic to find the training you need to build up your real estate business.


Designations / Certifications

Distinguish yourself by learning how to build a business that specializes in niche markets to nearly double your earning potential in various real estate sectors


Education Calendar

Browse our class schedule to find when and where to take real estate courses.


Course Catalog

Browse through the many courses we offer - listed in alphabetical order. 

Online Bundles
Risk and Education Management System

The REMS system allows brokers to deliver quality education to their agents and track their progress.


NMLS/MLO CE Courses

Complete your eight-hour NMLS license renewal requirement through our NMLS-approved provider, OnlineEd


C.A.R. Board of Directors and Committees

The main Business Meetings page includes important links for Directors and Committee Members.


NAR Meetings

NAR meeting information and materials.


For Your Clients

A one-stop shop for tools and and resources to educate consumers about the intricacies of buying and selling a home and how a REALTOR® can help.

Infographics One Cool Thing Tax Reform One Sheets Fire Insurance One Sheets
Charts & Graphs

Explore and interact with the latest market statistics.

County Market Updates
Digital Tools

Marketing tools from C.A.R.'s consumer advertising campaign


For Brokers/Managers

From Conferences to Resources, this area is geared to brokers and managers.


Center for California Real Estate

CCRE's mission is to advance industry knowledge and innovation with an emphasis on convening key experts and influence-makers.


Tax Reform FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act


Multimedia Library

From webinars to videos and podcasts to blogs, C.A.R. keeps you in the know.

Real Estate Leaders & Legends Podcast Videos Webinars
Publications

C.A.R. publishes eight magazine issues and various newsletters throughout the year.

Newsletters California Real Estate Magazine
Housing Market Forecast

The latest market forecast and projection to what lays ahead.


Data & Statistics

View the latest sales and price numbers. Find out where sales will be in upcoming months.

Current Sales & Price Statistics Housing Affordability Index - Traditional Historical Housing Data
Housing Matters Podcast

The Housing Matters Podcast is your housing hub for market analysis, economic trends, and housing news.


Stay Connected

Stay connected with the latest releases by subscribing to the products and services that interest you.


Interactive Market Stats

Gain insights on California's housing market through interactive dashboards. Select your metrics and see where the data takes you.

Buyer's Guide Housing Market Overview Listings Luxury Market Market Stats by County Home Price Fundamentals
Speeches & Presentations

From outreaches to webinars, the Research and Economics team is sharing their insight on the market and the economy.


Surveys & Reports

Californians are surveyed annually to gain insights on the housing market from their persepective.


Market Minute - November 25, 2019

Get a roundup of weekly economic and market news that matters to real estate and your business.


CAR Interboard Arbitration

Looking for information on how to file an interboard arbitration complaint?  You've come to the right place!  Find the rules, timeline and filing documents here.


Model MLS Rules/Materials

California Model MLS Rules, Issues Briefing Papers, and other articles and materials related to MLS policy.


Online Training for Professional Standards Volunteers

These volunteer training courses are for members who will be part of Board of Directors, grievance committees and hearing panels at local associations.


Code of Ethics Violators

Summaries and photos of California REALTORS® who violated the Code of Ethics and were disciplined with a fine, letter of reprimand, suspension, or expulsion.


Statewide MLS Initiative

An explanation of C.A.R.'s position on MLS consolidations in general and a statewide MLS in particular.


NAR Code of Ethics

The most recent edition of the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the National Association of REALTORS®.


Professional Standards Materials

The California Professional Standards Reference Manual, Local Association Forms, Interboard Arbitration Rules, and other materials related to Code of Ethics enforcement and arbitration.


Legislation

C.A.R. advocates for REALTOR® issues in Washington D.C., Sacramento and in city and county governments throughout California.


PACs and RAF

CREPAC, LCRC, IMPAC, ALF and the RAF comprise C.A.R.'s political fundraising arm.

REALTOR® Action Fund
Politics and You

Learn how you can make a difference, by getting involved yourself or by passing along valuable information to your clients.

Get Involved Homeowner Legislative Facts Rent Control Op-ed
Arbitration Rules

California Code of Ethics and Arbitration Rules and external link to JAMS Arbitration service.


Recent Legal Developments

Summaries of legislation and regulation effecting REALTORS® and updates on news relevant to REALTORS®.


Real Estate Cases and Other Legal Resources

Important industry cases, resources and information


Legal Matters Podcast

The Legal Matters Podcast is the official podcast of the California Association of REALTORS® Member Legal Services Department.


Miscellaneous/Contacts

Current legal developments, C.A.R. legal products and services.


Get Involved

Find out how you can Get Involved with C.A.R's Governmental Affairs program!


Housing Affordability Fund

Programs and grants to provide direct assistance to address the housing crisis in California.

Make A Donation
Rising Star Award

The Rising Star Award program is a C.A.R. initiative designed to work with the brokerage community to recognize their up-and-coming agents.


C.A.R. Disaster Relief

C.A.R. stands ready to assist REALTORS® who have been impacted by wildfires through its Disaster Relief Fund and NAR's REALTORS® Relief Foundation.

California Disaster Resources
Innovators Workshop

Do you have an innovative idea(s) with regards to real estate? Submit your idea(s) for a chance to partner with C.A.R. and transform tomorrow's industry!


Scholarship Foundation

Scholarships for California students planning to pursue a career in real estate.


Education Foundation

Grants for California REALTORS® and residents pursuing real estate education.


Diversity and Inclusion Programs

Find out more information on key diversity and inclusion programs and projects available.

C.A.R. Women's Initiative
Young Professionals Network

New to the industry? YPN is a network to sharpen your skills, heighten your leadership, and connect with fellow REALTORS®.


Guide to Benefits

As a member of C.A.R., you receive more than 100 free and discounted benefits. Find out more about your member benefits here.

C.A.R. Member Discounts NAR Member Discounts C.A.R. Insurance Products
For New Members

As a new member of C.A.R. you have questions about your benefits and discounts. Find the answers here.

Member FAQs
Consumer Ad Campaign

C.A.R.'s annual consumer advertising campaign creates awareness of the REALTOR® brand and demonstrates the many benefits of the consumer-REALTOR® relationship.

Who's Your REALTOR®?
C.A.R. Mission Statement

C.A.R. is a statewide trade association dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in real estate.

Annual Report
2020 C.A.R. Officers

Meet the 2020 C.A.R. Leadership Team


Media Center

C.A.R.'s Media Center houses the Association's news releases, media guidelines, and logos.

News Releases
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.


For Association Executives

This site is designed to assist you in your profession by providing access to information on events


Careers

C.A.R. and its subsidiaries are currently recruiting for the following job opportunities.


Partner With Us

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Advertise With Us

Learn about advertising with C.A.R.


C.A.R. Services

We are an email, a phone call or a click away. Don't hesitate and reach out to us!


Rosters & Directories

Need help finding the right person? Try searching through our various rosters & directories.


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