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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 April 29-May 2, 2024 in Sacramento. 

NAR Meetings

Check out NAR's upcoming meetings and conference schedule.


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

Virtual Events

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

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( En español )

In addition to the information about buying or selling a home and working with a REALTOR® that is found throughout this section, C.A.R. has other resources for non-English-speaking homebuyers and sellers. Some essentials:

Arbitration for the Consumer
Most real estate transactions proceed fairly smoothly; minor disputes between the parties usually can be worked out with a little negotiation and compromise. However, buyers and sellers sometimes find themselves confronted with disputes that they are unable to resolve by themselves. Various alternatives exist for resolving disputes. One such method, which is growing rapidly in popularity, is arbitration. In fact, most real estate contracts, including those published by C.A.R., give the parties the option of agreeing up front to arbitrate disputes that might arise between them. This memorandum provides a brief overview of some of the issues parties to real estate transactions may confront when deciding whether or not to use arbitration as a method for resolving those disputes.  Contact your REALTOR® to receive "Arbitration for the Consumer" in English, Chinese, Korean or Spanish via C.A.R. Online

Liquidated Damages and Deposit Forfeitures
Real estate transactions sometimes fail; that's a fact of life. When they do, the parties face the potentially bewildering task of figuring out who might be at fault and whether either has recourse against the other. The resolution of contract disputes can be quite complex. Liquidated damages clauses can eliminate some of this complexity. When made a part of a real property purchase contract, a liquidated damages clause enables a buyer and seller to agree up front, before problems arise, the amount of monetary damages a party will be entitled to in the event the other party fails to perform properly (i.e., if the other party "breaches" or "defaults on" the contract).  Contact your REALTOR® to receive "Liquidated Damages and Deposit Forfeitures" in English, Chinese, Korean or Spanish via C.A.R. Online .

Mediation for the Consumer
In recent years, our society has seen a dramatic increase in litigation. Turning to the courts to resolve disputes seems to be an almost instinctive reaction these days. However, the sobering reality is that lawsuits can be financially and emotionally draining for the participants, and can even impact our economy over the long-run. While buyers and sellers of real estate usually are able to negotiate away the little disputes that arise in the course of their transactions, sadly those disputes do sometimes end up in lawsuits. Fortunately, there are alternatives to litigation for resolving disputes. Mediation is one such alternative that is growing rapidly in popularity?one that can dramatically reduce the time and cost (both emotional and financial) of resolving disputes. In fact, many real estate contracts, including those published by C.A.R., now require the parties to mediate many disputes that might arise between them.  Contact your REALTOR® to receive "Mediation for the Consumer" in English, Chinese, Korean or Spanish via C.A.R. Online .

"Los Bienes Raíces Son Nuestra Vida"
This "Real Estate is Our Life" brochure explains how REALTORS® help in the homebuying and selling process in Spanish. To purchase this brochure: please click  here  and select "Multi-Language" in the menu area on the left. Then click item #BR0106. 

NAR Code of Ethics
The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) adopted the Code of Ethics in 1913 following the professions of medicine, law, and engineering. REALTORS® in California are licensed real estate professionals who are members of one or more of California's approximately 125 local associations of REALTORS®. One cannot call himself/herself a REALTOR® unless he/she is a member of one of these local associations of REALTORS®. As members of organized real estate, REALTORS® subscribe to a strict code of ethics and take pride in maintaining professionalism in all aspects of business. Any REALTOR® you work with has voluntarily agreed to abide by the Code of Ethics REALTORS® and are subject to disciplinary action and sanctions if they violate the duties imposed by the Code. The Code of Ethics has been translated into Chinese (Simple and Traditional), Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.  Please see the NAR Code of Ethics resource for a copy of the code, translations and more info.

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