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zipForm® features easy-to-use navigation that lets you move quickly through documents and transactionszipForm® Plus zipForm® Standard zipCRM™
Simplify the transaction with secure electronic signatures.
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.
Access many additional forms libraries available to you within your zipForm® account
Manage all of your REALTOR® agent accounts, transactions and forms effortlessly and efficientlyzipForm® Plus for Multiple Users
C.A.R. Training Center is a members one stop shop for all products sectioned off by member types. i.e New Members, Advanced Members, Returning members and Member specialist.
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.
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
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.
The REALTOR® Badge is a personalized widget that verifies your status and displays your REALTOR® information from NRDS, including office and designation information.
Q: Where do I go to get legal questions answered? A: Easy, look to the right!
Legal articles, many in question and answer format, are currently available on over 150 subjects in 50-plus categories.2018 Q&As All Legal Q&As 2018 Q&A Revisions
5 charts show REALTORS ® what needs to be disclosed and to whom in various sales and lease scenarios.Lease/Rental Chart Sales Disclosure Chart
Short, helpful, 1-page articles, summaries, PowerPoint presentations, and videos for Brokers, Agents, and Consumers.
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. Watch live or from a recorded post. Legal Live Webinars are offered as a free member benefit.
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!
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 Financial Literacy
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.
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.
Prepare to earn your real estate license with our online courses
Browse our courses by topic to find the training you need to build up your real estate business.
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.
Browse through the many courses we offer - listed in alphabetical order.Online Bundles
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 Committee Selection Meeting Registration
A new, all about connections and interactions, California REALTOR® event.
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.Infographics One Cool Thing Tax Reform One Sheets
Explore and interact with the latest market statistics.Market Snapshot
Got knowledge? All the info you need on California’s housing market, economy, and issues impacting the industry.
From Conferences to Resources, this area is geared to brokers and managers.
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
From outreaches to webinars, the Research and Economics team is sharing their insight on the market and the economy.
From webinars to videos and podcasts to blogs, C.A.R. keeps you in the know.Housing Matters Blog Real Estate Leaders & Legends Podcast Slideshows Videos Webinars
C.A.R. publishes eight magazine issues and various newsletters throughout the year.Newsletters California Real Estate Magazine
Be trendy -- stay current with our latest market forecasts and data analyses.
Following modest gains in home sales in 2017, California’s housing market will post a nominal increase in 2018.
View the latest sales and price numbers. Find out where sales will be in upcoming months.Current Sales & Price Statistics Housing Affordability Index - Traditional Pending Home Sales Index Historical Housing Data
The all-new Housing Matters Podcast is your housing hub for market analysis, economic trends, and housing news.
Stay connected with the latest releases by subscribing to the products and services that interest you.
Gain insights on California's housing market through interactive dashboards. Select your metrics and see where the data takes you.Listings Luxury Market Current County Sales & Price Home Price Fundamentals
Californians are surveyed annually to gain insights on the housing market from their persepective.
Get a roundup of weekly economic and market news that matters to real estate and your business.
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.
Summaries and photos of California REALTORS® who violated the Code of Ethics and were disciplined with a fine, letter of reprimand, suspension, or expulsion.
An explanation of C.A.R.'s position on MLS consolidations in general and a statewide MLS in particular.
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, Interboard Arbitration Rules, and other materials related to Code of Ethics enforcement and arbitration.
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
It's the Law -- C.A.R.'s legal eagles tell you what you need to know to stay out of trouble.
Summaries of legislation and regulation effecting REALTORS® and updates on news relevant to REALTORS®.Legal News 2017 Laws 2018 Laws
Important industry cases, resources and informationImportant California and Federal real estate related cases Small Claims Court
Current legal developoments, C.A.R. legal products and services.Realegal® Member Legal Services Attorney Access Form
Represent! Join C.A.R. in our community and foundation programs.
Programs and grants to provide direct assistance to address the housing crisis in California.
The Rising Star Awards are a new 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
Find out how you can Get Involved with C.A.R's Governmental Affairs program!
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!
Scholarships for California students planning to pursue a career in real estate.
Grants for California REALTORS® pursuing advanced real estate designations.
Diversity and Inclusion.International Real Estate Real Estate Organizations Fair Housing Act: 50th Anniversary 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 new member of C.A.R. you have questions about your benefits and discounts. Find the answers here.Member FAQs
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®?
This is so us...who we are and what we do.
Meet the 2019 C.A.R. Leadership Team
C.A.R. is a statewide trade association dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in real estate.Annual Report
Learn about advertising with C.A.R.
C.A.R. and its subsidiaries are currently recruiting for the following job opportunities.
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C.A.R.'s Media Center houses the Association's news releases, media guidelines, and logos.News Releases
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AB 1289 (Arambula) and AB 2884 (Irwin), C.A.R.’s sponsored real estate law cleanup bill, was signed into law by the Governor. C.A.R. has been involved in a multi-year effort to update the real estate law including updating terminology and clarifying the law to reflect current practice. AB 1289 (Arambula) updated the Civil Code – the changes included (but were not limited to): 1) updating terminology, for example, no longer are buyer’s agents called selling agents, they are simply buyer’s agents, 2) updating and amending agency disclosure form, 3) changing when and how a TDS may be delivered.
AB 2884 (Irwin), among other changes, clarifies the real estate law to more accurately reflect that real estate salespersons and broker associates can be retained by a broker either as an independent contractor or an employee. Specifically, the bill replaced the term “employing broker” with “responsible broker” and the word “employ” with “retain.”
AB 1804 (Berman), a California Environmental Quality Act exemption for urban development bill, was signed into law by the Governor. Currently, infill development is exempt from CEQA if the development occurs within city limits. This bill starting January 1, 2025, would extend the exemption to residential and mixed-use housing developments occurring within the unincorporated areas of a county if the project site is substantially surrounded by urban land uses. C.A.R. supported this measure as it seeks to appropriately expand CEQA exemptions to areas outside of city limits where urban land uses already exist.
AB 2063 (Aguiar-Curry) and SB 1087 (Roth), PACE transparency bills supported by C.A.R., were signed into law by the Governor. In 2017, the Legislature passed AB 1284 (Dababneh) which required the licensing and regulation of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program administrators and the solicitors and solicitor agents. These measures seek to provide more clarity within the PACE program by implementing various substantive and technical changes. C.A.R. supported these measures as they seek to encourage greater oversight of PACE administrators and provide consumers with more protections.
SB 1427 (Hill), a mandatory section 8 bill opposed by C.A.R., was vetoed by the Governor. Under current law, it is illegal to discriminate, for the purposes of renting housing, against anyone due to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, ancestry, familial status, source of income, disability or genetic information. Under existing law, participation by a rental property owner in federal housing assistance programs, also known as Section 8, is voluntary. This bill would add veteran or military status to the list of protected classes and make landlord participation in the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing voucher program mandatory. C.A.R. opposed SB 1427 since it would have required mandatory participation of all rental property owners.
Streamlined Ministerial Approval Process Guidelines – In 2017, the Governor signed SB 35 (Weiner) into law, which seeks to streamline the approval processes for infill projects with two or more residential units and include streamlining for ADU’s in localities that have failed to produce sufficient housing to meet their Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) goals. SB 35 limits its application to projects not located in specified hazard zones (flood, fire, earthquake, etc.) and requires 10% of the units to be available to households making at or below 80% of the area median income (AMI). In October 2018 the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) released draft guidelines outlining a local governments responsibility, the streamlined ministerial approval process and project eligibility. C.A.R. submitted comments of concern regarding the exclusion of ADU’s from project eligibility and identified a definitional inconsistency with state statute, which proposes to restrict affordability in perpetuity. State law restricts affordability for 55 years for rental housing and 45 years for owner occupied properties. C.A.R. requested that affordability restrictions within the guideline mirror state law.
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