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License Renewal

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


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


Course Calendar

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

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Pre-License Training

Prepare to earn your real estate license with our online courses


NMLS Approved Education for California Mortgage Licensees

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. The next regularly scheduled C.A.R. Business Meeting takes place February 13-16, 2024 in Monterey. 


NAR Meetings

Check out NAR's upcoming meetings and conference schedule.


Outreaches

Learn how to schedule a C.A.R. outreach speaker for your next event and access presentations from previous outreaches.


Virtual Events

View C.A.R's upcoming and past virtual events.


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.

Down Payment Resource Directory Infographics One Cool Thing Tax Reform One Sheets Fire Insurance
Digital Tools

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


For Brokers/Managers

This information is designed for Real Estate Brokers and Office Managers to assist you in supporting your real estate business. 


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.

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Publications

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

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Check out the resources and timely information below to help run your brokerage and keep your finger on the pulse of the industry. 

Industry Leader Town Halls are held via Zoom usually twice a month from 11:00a to 12:30p and provide an opportunity for brokers and key brokerage staff to meet virtually with C.A.R. Leadership, C.A.R. staff and brokers throughout the state to discuss the latest information impacting real estate brokerages and transactions. We have a rotating list of guest speakers providing updates on the latest issues including Transactional, Legal, Market and Legislative Issues.


2024 Town Hall Schedule

January 12

January 26

February 9

February 23

March 15

March 29

April 12

 

April 26

May 10

May 24

June 7

June 21

July 19

August 9

 

August 23

September 6

September 20

October 11

October 25

November 15

December 6

 

Industry Leader Town Halls are open to brokers, office managers, risk managers, and firm principals. To get the registration link and be added to our weekly Industry Leader newsletter, please sign up here. Sign up for our Industry Leader Newsletter and join us on our next town hall! Any further questions can be directed to [email protected].

 

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  • For 1:1 legal advice you can contact the Broker dedicated Legal Hotline at (213) 739-8350. This service allows you to speak directly to a C.A.R. attorney regarding your legal questions, including questions about your agents' transactions or relating to your brokerage practice. Please note that the Broker Legal Hotline is available Monday-Friday from 9am-6pm, and that calls which come through the Broker Line receive priority. If you need assistance on a Saturday, the general Legal Hotline is available from 10am-2pm for questions regarding active transactions only on a first-come, first-served basis. Please see our Legal Hotline FAQ for additional information.
  • Information on Broker Practices and Real Estate Office Issues can be found on the Broker Q&A Legal Launchpad page. Our top legal information for brokers is organized so you can access everything from the most common topics all the way to in depth Q&A articles. The teaching aids can be used as resources for your agents. Topics on this page include Legal Q&As for: choosing the right entity for your business, errors and omissions insurance, dealing with unlicensed agents and more!
  • C.A.R. Legal Tools are a package of resources (PowerPoint decks, quick guides, etc.) in easy-to-understand language on one legal topic designed to help you and your agents better understand an issue related to your business or a transaction. A new C.A.R. Legal Tools topic is released monthly.
  • The Sample Forms Book is a useful guide containing every current sample C.A.R. real estate form, including the new/renamed forms and recently revised forms, in an easy-to-reference format.
  • Leasing and property management resources that C.A.R. offers can be found in one spot, at the Leasing & Property Management Resource Center. Resources include member benefits and tools for tenant screening, property management software, courses and events, and a wide variety of legal guidance.
  • C.A.R.’s interactive dashboards are calculators and data management tools allow users to gain insights by slicing and dicing different variables and dig deeper into local statistics that are more relevant to their markets.

  • C.A.R.’s Research and Economics team conducts a number of market data surveys that offer information on topics such as: consumer behavior, market trends, housing demographics, policy perspectives, REALTORS® profiles, and technology. 

  • Market Minute Write-Up is a weekly one-page analysis that offers the most up-to-date information on the economy and the housing market. Combined with the weekly infographic, the 2-page report is downloadable, shareable, and can easily be used as part of the marketing materials for REALTORS®.

  • The semi-annual Housing Market Forecast report provides an outlook for the economy and the housing market. Use this report to predict where sales and prices are headed, to learn about potential headwinds in the future, and to help clients navigate through a challenging market environment. 

  • Keep your entire brokerage's transactions organized, on track, and in line with requirements by purchasing zipForm Edition for Brokersreal estate's leading transaction solution management solution.
  • C.A.R. Insurance Products offer C.A.R. members quality insurance, including health, E & O and Business Insurance, at a reasonable price.
  • Request a C.A.R. Outreach Speaker to present at your next office meeting for the latest update on a specific area or topic.
  • September 19: zipForm Office Hours with the zipGuys. During this open forum, members have an opportunity to bring their questions and address any issues they may be experiencing with the software.
  • September 19Broker Conference is a one-day pre-conference session held on September 19th that will provide you with the tools, training and resources to build, change and grow your brokerage.
  • September 19 - 21REImagine! is a two-day education conference full of marketing and branding tips, economic and housing forecasts, technology trends, and much more. The conference features expert speakers, exhibit hall, interactive experiences and networking opportunities for REALTORS® to stay ahead in their business. 
  • C.A.R.'s Women's Initiative, WomanUP!, is a free community where mentors and leaders can communicate, collaborate, advocate for, and support one another for women to step into brokerage leadership roles. 
  • The Young Professional Network (YPN) is a group of REALTORS® who meet to facilitate opportunities for involvement in Association leadership through education and networking.
  • To assist real estate brokers with conducting residential sales in compliance with Department of Real Estate requirements check out the Broker Compliance Evaluation Manual.
  • Use the Public License information System to Verify a License of a real estate broker or salesperson.
  • If you have a complaint against a licensed real estate agent or business, visit California DRE’s website To File A Complaint, or call the California DRE Public Information Line at (877) 373-4542.

Broker Education Courses

Learn the skills you need to run your business as well as understand the role and responsibilities of a broker. We've curated a list of C.A.R. Courses to help you and your brokerage! Friendly tip: sort columns or search content to find the info you need!

  
Title Category Description
Risk Managment Minimize your risk Minimize the chance of having a claim or lawsuit filed against you by following simple Risk Management steps and becoming educated in areas which cause the greatest incidence of claims. 
All About Disclosure Minimize your risk Learn about the approximately 30 disclosure requirements typically seen in a residential 1-4 transaction to better serve your buyers and sellers along with protecting yourself from personal liability.
California Residential Purchase Agreement (RPA-CA) and Related Forms Transaction Knowledge Learn how to properly complete and use the RPA form step-by-step to better serve and protect yourself and your clients. 
The New Broker's Benchmark: Prepare and Perform! Running your business New real estate brokers will discover methods and tools needed to run an organized business with confidence.
Management of Offices and Supervision of Licensed Activities Minimize your risk Gain an understanding of topics related to broker management and supervision including requirements set forth by the California DRE and liabilities for failure to properly supervise.
Team Management for Brokers Running your business Understand how to manage teams including how to oversee the basic types of teams, their culture and structure, and how to reduce risk and increase profit.
zipForm Plus Broker Edition Transaction Knowledge Learn how to use zipForm® Plus Broker Edition to establish policies, rules, procedures, and systems to review transaction files and supervise the activities of your salespersons.
California Human Resource Law for Brokers  Running your business Learn about the difference between employees and independent contractors, situations that brokerages and teams may be subject to employment laws, interviewing and hiring processes, and other aspects of employment law that may apply to your office or employer-employee relationships.
Real Estate Investing Made Clear (PMC9) - ONLINE ANYTIME- C.A.R. Business Products Transaction Knowledge Increase your confidence when working with investor clients by learning more about real estate investment concepts such as cash flow, NOI, depreciation, the rate of return, income tax savings and much more.
Contract Law for Real Estate Professionals Transaction Knowledge Understand more about contracts -- including what constitutes a contract, how to write one, its importance in the transaction, and what to be aware of in the process. Learn more about aspects such as earnest money, financing, inspections, title and closing, and post-closing.
Certified Transaction Coordinator Running your Business Certified Transaction Coordinator (CTC) is a program consisting of several transaction management courses for all real estate licensees and unlicensed transaction coordinators who want to build and establish a successful transaction coordinator business.

Nuts and Bolts: The Broker's Day-to Day- ONLINE ANYTIME

Running your Business Understand the role and responsibility of the brokers and how to utilize resources to gain a general working knowledge of the basic operations of their office.

Teams 2.0: The Team leader - ONLINE ANYTIME

Running your Business Learn about the specific role of team leaders and what steps are needed to make your team more effective and profitable. 

Administrative Staffing: The Human Side of Human Resources - ONLINE ANYTIME

Running your Business Learn effective strategies for staffing your organization that will allow your business to run effectively.  

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