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.
Time to bring it home. Complete transactions and contracts electronically through zipForm®.
Realtor® Secure Transaction is your place to discover, access and master the essential tools for a modern, efficient and secure transaction.
Transaction management and forms software with all the must-have features, including current statewide contracts, local forms, and more.Transaction Products Service Providers Forms Libraries Support
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™
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.
C.A.R. now offers a list of Certified Home Inspectors for our REALTORS® members. Participants of this program have completed certain background and education requirements. Click Here to see the program details and a directory of Certified Home Inspectors.
Advice, Support and materials to improve your transactions.Transaction Tools Support Register for FREE Training Webinars
We're here to help, people! Business products and tools to empower REALTORS®.
Your one-stop-source for real estate products, forms, education, high-tech tools and more
Everything you need for a successful property management & leasing business
A collection of educational and technology resources designed to help you achieve profitability and better prepare for your financial present and future.
Download the latest C.A.R. mobile apps, including CARmojies & Stickers, C.A.R., Legal Hotline, CA REALTOR® EXPO, and zipForm Mobile.
Help potential buyers open the door to home-ownership by searching from over 400 available down payment assistance programs throughout California.
Q: Where do I go to get legal questions answered? A: Easy, look to the right!
This is a resource page for all things RPA 2021. It includes links to the RPA and RPA-related forms, training, legal presentations, and publications.
Legal articles, many in question and answer format, are currently available on over 150 subjects in 50-plus categories.
Need help on a legal issue? First, pick one of the topics.
Quick Guides (1-page articles), PowerPoint presentations, and videos on key legal topics.
Wish you could catch up on California real estate law without having to read even more documents? Relax and watch a video as C.A.R.’s Legal Live Webinars bring you up-to-date on the hottest topics in real estate law.
The Legal Matters Podcast is the official podcast of the California Association of REALTORS® Member Legal Services Department.
Help, I need backup! Whether it's legal or financial help you need, C.A.R.'s got your back with these resources.
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!
C.A.R. REALTOR® volunteers are specifically trained and are available to answer questions from other members about the Code of Ethics, and can provide information and limited counseling concerning its proper interpretation.
Your lifeline to the lending community formerly known as the Finance Helpline and Mortgage Rescue™. Find contacts and answers to all mortgage related questions, and problems that arise in your real estate transaction. Get assistance today!Lending Resources
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.
The C.A.R. Real Estate Mediation Center for Consumers has mediators available to assist buyers and sellers (as well as other parties to real estate transactions) in resolving their disputes.
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.
We offer a wide array of real estate educational courses, certifications & designations in various formats.
Easily renew your real estate license with the FREE 45 hour online license renewal package from C.A.R.Pre-License Training
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
Browse our class schedule to find when and where to take real estate courses.Course Catalog Online Bundles Annual Education Experience
The REMS system allows brokers to deliver quality education to their agents and track their progress.
Complete your eight-hour NMLS license renewal requirement through our NMLS-approved provider, OnlineEd
Mark your calendars for our yearly meetings and events!
The main Business Meetings page includes important links for Directors and Committee Members.Tentative Program Meeting Registration
NAR meeting information and materials.
You're the brand! Use our marketing tools to tell your story.
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.Prop 19 Infographics One Cool Thing Tax Reform One Sheets Fire Insurance One Sheet
Explore and interact with the latest market statistics.Housing Market Summary County Market Updates Housing Perspective Market @ A Glance
Marketing tools from C.A.R.'s consumer advertising campaign
Got knowledge? All the info you need on California’s housing market, economy, and issues impacting the industry.
This information is designed for Real Estate Brokers and Office Managers to assist you in supporting your real estate business.
CCRE's mission is to advance industry knowledge and innovation with an emphasis on convening key experts and influence-makers.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
Be trendy -- stay current with our latest market forecasts and data analyses.
The latest housing market forecast and projection to what lays ahead.
View the latest sales and price numbers. Find out where sales will be in upcoming months.Current Sales & Price Statistics HAI First-Time Buyer Housing Affordability Index - Traditional Historical Housing Data Annual Historical Data Summary
Your housing hub for market analysis, economic trends, and housing news.
Get a roundup of weekly economic and market news that matters to real estate and your business.
Gain insights through interactive dashboards and downloadable content.Buyer's Guide Inventory Report Housing Market Overview Market Update Videos View All Shareable Reports View All Interactive Dashboards
Catch up with the latest outreaches and webinars by the Research and Economics team.
C.A.R. conducts survey research with members and consumers on a regular basis to get a better understanding of the housing market and the real estate industry. Results and analyses from these studies are released in different formats – written report, power-point, infographic, webinar, and podcast - and can be found in this section.
Stay connected with the latest releases by subscribing to the products and services that interest you.
You’ve gone pro! So here are guidelines about MLS rules and professional standards.
California Model MLS Rules, Issues Briefing Papers, and other articles and materials related to MLS policy.Statewide MLS Initiative
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.
Summaries and photos of California REALTORS® who violated the Code of Ethics and were disciplined with a fine, letter of reprimand, suspension, or expulsion.
The most recent edition of the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the National Association of REALTORS®.
The California Professional Standards Reference Manual, Local Association Forms, NAR materials and other materials related to Code of Ethics enforcement and arbitration.Resources for Hearings via Zoom Online Training for Professional Standards Volunteers Professional Standards Webinars Professional Standards Administrator Certification Professional Standards Train the Trainer
An industry that works together, thrives together. Participate in legislative advocacy as a C.A.R. member!
C.A.R. advocates for REALTOR® issues in Washington D.C., Sacramento and in city and county governments throughout California.
CREPAC, LCRC, IMPAC, ALF and the RAF comprise C.A.R.'s political fundraising arm.REALTOR® Action Fund
Learn how you can make a difference, by getting involved yourself or by passing along valuable information to your clients.
It's the Law -- C.A.R.'s legal eagles tell you what you need to know to stay out of trouble.
California Code of Ethics and Arbitration Rules and external link to JAMS Arbitration service.
Learn on-the-go! The Legal Matters Podcast gives you bite-size nuggets of power-packed legal information that will help you protect yourself and your clients. Join our attorneys for a “Legal Bedtime Story” or for the scoop on vital issues like the “Top 5 RPA Mistakes”.
Represent! Join C.A.R. in our community and foundation programs.
Californians for Homeownership was founded in response to the California Legislature’s call for public interest organizations to fight local anti-housing policies on behalf of the millions of California residents who need access to more affordable housing.
Programs and grants to provide direct assistance to address the housing crisis in California.Make A Donation
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. stands ready to assist REALTORS® who have been impacted by wildfires through its Disaster Relief Fund and NAR's REALTORS® Relief Foundation.California Wildfire Resources
Scholarships for California students planning to pursue a career in real estate.
Grants for California REALTORS® and residents pursuing real estate education.
Find out more information on key diversity and inclusion programs and projects available.Fair Housing Latino Professionals Network C.A.R. Women's Initiative
New to the industry? YPN is a network to sharpen your skills, heighten your leadership, and connect with fellow REALTORS®.
Adding REALTOR® next to your name is cool. What comes with that title is even cooler. Check out your 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
As a new member of C.A.R. you have questions about your benefits and discounts. Find the answers here.Member FAQs
This is so us...who we are and what we do.
C.A.R. is a statewide trade association dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in real estate.Annual Report
Meet the 2022 C.A.R. Leadership Team
C.A.R.'s Media Center houses the Association's news releases, media guidelines, and logos.News Releases
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.
Whichever department you are looking to speak with, don't hesitate to reach out! We'd love to hear from you.
May 2022 Broker Insights Newsletter
Update 5.18.22 - Industry Leader Weekly Update
We look forward to seeing you at our next Industry Leader Town Hall - next Friday May 27th - Register here and submit your questions in advance by emailing [email protected] and [email protected]. The current agenda and questions submitted will be found here. For all 2022 dates and registration links, please see here. Below are your pertinent updates for this week.
Red Alert - AB2050
C.A.R OPPOSES AB 2050 (Lee and Carrillo), because it forces property owners to stay in the rental housing business for at least five years. AB 2050 is an outrageous attack on private property rights, effectively allowing government to seize property by dictating its use and disproportionately harming small rental property owners who are families of color.
This could be up for a vote as early as tomorrow, so we need to generate as many phone calls to key legislators as possible. Right now we are focused on the following assembly members:
Bauer Kahan (Walnut Creek/Moraga/San Ramon/Dublin/Livermore)
Holden (Altadena/Pasadena/San Dimas)
M. Fong (Rosemead/Temple City/Alhambra/Arcadia/Monterey Park)
L. Calderon (Whittier/La Puente/La Mirada/Norwalk
C. Garcia (Downey/Bellflower/Bell Gardens/Pico Rivera/Cerritos/Montebello)
Boerner Horvath (Oceanside/Carlsbad)
To take action, go to this link, make a phone call, then click done!
The Re-opening the Real Estate Broker Office or AOR Office Q&A has been updated Click here to read the updated information.
A glass half-full optimist can point to the increasing likelihood that inflation has at least stopped getting worse in the latest report released last week. While it is encouraging, it is also doubtful that the news on “mild” deceleration in price growth will be enough for the Federal Reserve to signal a shift in tone. With rates likely to remain elevated in the short term, we expect the ongoing monetary policy to weaken consumer demand, slow down economic activity, and cool off home price growth in the second half of the year.
For more check out our Market Minute here.
For our Weekly Sales Data Report - go here.
For our Monthly Member Poll - go here.
C.A.R. April Home Sales and Price Report
Rising interest rates and climbing home prices moderate California home sales in April as statewide median price sets another peak, C.A.R. reports
Existing, single-family home sales totaled 419,040 in April on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate, down 1.9 percent from March and down 8.5 percent from April 2021.
April’s statewide median home price was $884,890, up 4.2 percent from March and up 8.7 percent from April 2021.
Year-to-date statewide home sales were down 7.4 percent in April.
White House Announces Plan to Address Housing Supply and Affordability Crisis
On Monday, May 16, the Administration announced its Housing Supply Action Plan “to ease the burden of housing costs over time, by boosting the supply of quality housing in every community.” While California has dealt with a housing supply crisis for nearly forty-years, the rest of the nation has only recently begun to deal with the increased costs of housing as a result of a housing shortage.
In response, the Administration has released their Housing Supply Action Plan, which is a list of proposals intended to increase the nation’s housing supply through both regulations and legislation. Some of what is in the plan are REALTOR supported proposals, including:
· More affordable housing funding going towards homeownership
· Incentives for local and state governments to increase housing development
· Financing for more ADU development
· Reduce the number of FHA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac REOs going to institutional investors
Other proposals in the plan focus on increasing multi-family housing, financing for manufactured homes, changes to the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and others.
C.A.R. anticipates the Administration to move the regulatory part of the plan over the next two-years.
Updated Appraisal Guidance from Fannie Mae
Updated guidance Appraisers will be required to use the Square Footage-Method for Calculating: ANSI® Z765-2021 (American National Standards Institute®) Measuring Standard for measuring, calculating, and reporting gross living area (GLA) and non-GLA areas of subject properties for appraisals requiring interior and exterior inspections with effective dates of April 1, 2022 or later on loans sold to Fannie Mae. Historically, Fannie Mae’s Selling Guide has not required the use of a specific measurement standard. This policy update will standardize the method used to measure, calculate, and report GLA and non-GLA areas of subject properties. All footprint sketches and floor plans must be computer-generated (not hand-drawn), indicate all the dimensions needed to calculate the GLA and other required areas such as garage and basement, and show the calculations to demonstrate how the estimate for gross living area was derived. Click here to read the full report.
*New* Housing Matters Podcast Episode
C.A.R. economists discuss the latest macroeconomic trends including the ongoing battle to tame inflation, the consequent effects on interest rates and housing in California, and the outlook for the market in the next few months as the Fed remains poised to increase their target rate further and the economy saw GDP decline for the first time since the recovery began. Click here to listen.
Upcoming Events for you and your agents:
June 1 - Marketing Xperience
If you’ve found yourself wondering how to take advantage of TikTok, Instagram, email, paid digital ads and all the new “meta” buzzwords making headlines right now, June first’s Marketing Xperience was created for you.
For this single-day Virtual Summit, our marketing industry experts will customize the current viral trends you see on your phone for your listing and client marketing strategies.
The virtual summit is $15 for members which includes on-demand access to all the sessions through July 30. Visit here and sign up.
June 1 - WomanUP!® Registration Launches
The excitement is building for the upcoming WomanUP!® Annual Conference taking place August 30 - September 1st at the Pasea in Huntington Beach. Sign up here so you don’t miss the opening of the registration!
June 8th - Books with Leadership (BWL) is a fun opportunity to learn more about leadership and other topics of interest to REALTORS® while networking with colleagues and the C.A.R. Leadership Team. BWL is a quarterly book club discussion hosted by a different member of the C.A.R. leadership team each quarter. Join us for the next book discussion with C.A.R.'s President-elect Jennifer Branchini on June 8th at 9 AM. The book will be Erasing Institutional Bias: How to Create Systemic Change for Organizational Inclusion. Register here to attend.
June 9th - CCRE presents - Innovative Pathways to Production: Solutions to a Housing Crisis
If homeownership is to be more accessible to the average Californian, then we must advance actionable, pragmatic, and innovative paths to dramatically increase housing supply. We need to rethink incentives for innovation to spur production and support emerging solutions. Our panel of experts explores new possibilities such as rezoning commercial land, converting commercial property to residential, encouraging more modular construction and partnerships with the public/private sector. Join us as C.A.R.’s new CEO, John Sebree moderates this wide-ranging forward-facing discussion - register here.
June 21st - STEPS Toward Homeownership
Attendees will acquire financial literacy knowledge and strategies to bolster your referral pipelines in the local community and help prospective buyers with financing expectations, down payment assistance options, and FHA vs. conventional loan programs. In addition, we have focused on the REALTOR® view as well, to give reasonable understanding of how to stay involved, without taking on additional roles. Learn more and register here.