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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 Training and 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.
We're here to help, people! Business products and tools to empower REALTORS®.
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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 CARmojis & 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!
Legal articles, many in question and answer format, are currently available on over 150 subjects in 50-plus categories.
The Legal Action Fund advocates the REALTOR® point of view and assists in lawsuits pivotal to the real estate industry. Learn more about how the Legal Action Fund supports you in your business.
Quick Guides (1-page articles) and PowerPoint presentations 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.
While you’re driving to your next meeting, would like our attorneys to update you on how to best protect yourself and your clients? Subscribe to our Legal Matters Podcast, and we’ll bring the most critical information right to your device.
Need help on a legal issue? First, pick one of the topics.
Important industry cases, resources and informationSmall Claims Court
Current legal developments, C.A.R. legal products and services.Realegal®
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
Need assistance on Transactions – zipForm Edition, purchasing a course, or other general membership questions? The Customer Contact Center is only a phone call away.
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.
Distinguish yourself by learning how to build a business that specializes in niche markets to nearly double your earning potential in various real estate sectorsTransaction Coordinator Directory
Browse our class schedule to find when and where to take real estate courses.Classes by Topic Online Bundles Risk and Education Management System Harassment Prevention Courses
Prepare to earn your real estate license with our online courses
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. The next regularly scheduled C.A.R. Business Meeting takes place February 13-16, 2024 in Monterey.Tentative Program
Check out NAR's upcoming meetings and conference schedule.
REimagine! Real Estate Conference & Expo is where learning takes center stage and where business solutions and connections are at the forefront of the real estate industry.
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 Down Payment Resource Directory Infographics One Cool Thing Tax Reform One Sheets Fire Insurance
Explore and interact with the latest market statistics.Housing Market Summary County Market Updates Housing Perspective Market @ A Glance
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.
Your housing hub for market analysis, economic trends, and housing news.
Watch our C.A.R. economists provide updates on the latest housing market data and happenings... quickly!
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.Shareable Reports 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.
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 Ambassador Program 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.
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®.Rising Star
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.NAR Member Discounts C.A.R. Insurance Products
As a C.A.R. member you may have questions about your association and the industry. Find the answers here.Member FAQs Glossary Service Providers
C.A.R.'s annual consumer advertising campaign creates awareness of the REALTOR® brand and demonstrates the many benefits of the consumer-REALTOR® relationship.Online Campaign Paid Social Partnerships Podcasts Search Sponsorship and Branding Video Campaign
Smart Zone provides tools and insights necessary to convey your unique value proposition, effectively market your services, keep your clients abreast of current real estate market trends and help you achieve success in a dynamic industry.
This is so us...who we are and what we do.
Meet the 2023 C.A.R. Leadership Team
C.A.R. is a statewide trade association dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in real estate.Annual Report
The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® is committed to bring you tools and information to help you succeed. Here are some of the innovative tools, services and education C.A.R. provided to help you achieve your professional goals.
C.A.R.'s Media Center houses the Association's news releases, media guidelines, and logos.News Releases
C.A.R. and its subsidiaries are currently recruiting for the following job opportunities.Administrative Assistant - Corporate Legal DEI Director IT Helpdesk and Technical Training Coordinator Member Experience Insights Analyst Political Affairs Coordinator Quality Assurance and Training Specialist Senior Staff Accountant
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Find every leasing and property management resource offered by C.A.R., all in one spot. With resources such as tools for tenant screening , property management software, courses and events, and a wide variety of free legal guidance, you will find all the materials you need to be successful in property management and leasing right here.
Lead-to-lease suite of rental tools free for C.A.R. members. The California Rental Listing Service, powered by Rental Beast will help you better service and monetize residential rentals, access rental inventory, and efficiently close rental transactions. Free and Pro-based versions available. Learn more and create your free account here.
An affordable property management platform built for REALTORS®. Hemlane offers leasing and management tools to automate and streamline the entire lifecycle of rental management, from advertising and tracking interested tenants to sending rent directly to the property owner. Visit Hemlane for more information.
Tenant Screening with LeaseGuarantee. LeaseGuarantee reimburses legal fees, damages and unpaid rent losses up to $10,000. With each tenant screening you’ll see if your tenant qualifies (most do) for this optional add-on. Learn more and access here.
Simplify and speed up the entire leasing process with tenant verification, secure document collection, and electronic signature all in one place. You can even access the C.A.R. Application to Rent and Lease Agreement directly from RentSpree. Learn more and access.
Offer your renters more data privacy by providing their personal identifying information directly to TransUnion. Fast, convenient and mobile friendly with criminal, eviction and full credit reports available. TransUnion is a trusted credit reporting company that safely houses data for more than 500 million people worldwide. Click to register for your free account.
Property Management Master (PMM)
The PMM Certification Bundle teaches you how to successfully manage residential and commercial real estate as an additional source of income. Learn how to manage day-to-day operations for various properties from single family homes to larger apartments and commercial buildings. You'll review which forms are needed to remain compliant with Fair Housing, State and Federal laws, including Acts protecting tenants and laws protecting pets and animals. Learn the skills needed to successfully sell apartment buildings, manage vacation rentals and negotiate with real estate investors.
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Residential Property Management (PMC1)
Understand your responsibilities, functions, and skills when working with property management. Learn how to distinguish between off-site and on-site property managers and their duties, positions, training, and expertise, as well as developed some practical application guidelines that you can apply immediately to your business. Significantly supplement your income when you decide to add the residential property manager to your real estate profession.
Single Family Homes and 2-4 Unit Residences (PMC2)
This course will provide real estate professionals with a thorough understanding of the single-family rental housing market. Learn the fundamental concepts and forces that drive the rental marketplace along with the requirements, responsibilities, procedures, and processes involved in establishing a successful property management business.
Apartment buildings and Commercial Properties (PMC3)
This course is designed to provide real estate professionals a comprehensive overview specific to large apartment and commercial buildings including all facilities and equipment, tenant profiles, agreements, improvements by tenants, specialty properties and policies. This course will review the many opportunities and challenges that come with managing commercial properties and larger apartment buildings.
Fair Housing, Trust Funds & Legal Aspects (PMC4)
This course will provide real estate professionals with a thorough understanding of the federal and state laws regarding fair housing, delinquency resolution, trust fund handling and other legal issues property managers may experience. Explore the various laws that every property manager and real estate licensee must understand to protecting your life and your business.
Working with Investors (PMC5)
This course is designed to give students a thorough knowledge of the real estate investment property market. During the class, you will learn how to work with every type of investor by guiding you through the acquisition and sales process for both residential and commercial properties. Take this course to begin working with the fastest growing segment of real estate.
Vacation Rental Management (PMC6)
Unlock the secrets to successfully managing vacation rental properties. This course is intended to provide you with a fundamental understanding of the legal issues, concepts, strategies, and contracts that are involved in vacation rental management. This exciting class will also offer valuable resources, techniques, and suggestions to assist even the experienced vacation rental manager.
Selling Apartment Buildings (PMC7)
This course will provide licensees with a thorough understanding of the process involved in the physical and financial evaluation of an income property, with the emphasis on apartment buildings. You will acquire the tools and skills necessary to identify and achieve a realistic selling price based on the results of the evaluation. You will learn to employ effective strategies for evaluating, and improving as appropriate, the financial condition of the property in order to assist a seller or buyer in achieving their respective investment objectives.
All Creatures Great and Small: Rules About Assistance Animals (PMC8)
An extensive presentation of federal, state fair housing and other anti-discrimination laws regarding assistance animals. Learn the rights and obligation homeowner owner associations, individual unit owners, landlords, and tenants have when living with animals. This course offers guidance regarding pets in assisting landlords and tenants of rental properties, buyers and sellers of condominiums along with other common-interest-development properties which govern them.
Real Estate Investing Made Clear (PMC9)
You’ll laugh as you learn from Tom Lundstedt, CCIM who will enthusiastically lead you through real-world rental property examples. When you’ve completed this course, you’ll be able to comfortably “talk the talk” with your investor clients about such items as cash flow, NOI, depreciation, the rate of return, income tax savings and much more. This course will increase your confidence when working with investor clients and open your eyes to many new opportunities.
Beneath the Surface: Understanding the Anatomy of a Home (PMC10)
A course designed to help you better serve your clients while increasing your confidence when asked questions regarding the construction of a home. You will learn about the structure of houses, both new and existing, and focus on how floors, walls, and roofs are built. This course will empower you to give accurate generic construction information to your clients without taking on personal liability while recognizing when to defer to the assistance of qualified experts.
C.A.R.'s Guide to Property Management
Learn how to manage rental properties easily and make this a new source of income for your business with this informative guide.
How to Generate Leads and Make Money By Tapping Into the Rental Market
Every C.A.R. member gets a free trial of Rental Beast Pro as part of their member benefit, including full access to Rental Beast's owner-sourced listings and the leads they generate. At this webinar you'll learn how to make the most of that trial so you can boost your income and turn renters into buyers.
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How to STAND OUT from the Crowd in the New California Rental Listing Service
In this webinar, you'll learn how to create rental listings that draw attention and generate leads, and discover the secrets of syndication that save you time and make managing rental listings easier than ever.
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Boost Your Business With the New California Rental Listing Service
Learn how to get the most out of California’s first statewide rental listing service, and start exploring your free suite of tools powered by Rental Beast. Watch this webinar for an overview on accessing the new California Rental Listing Service, how to add, view, and claim listings syndicated from property management systems, how to generate a rental Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) report, and much more.
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Property Management Conference
The California Association of REALTORS® hosted a one-day virtual conference to highlight the benefits of having a property management business. C.A.R. members heard from leading names in property management on how they built their business, received key guidance from professionals in the property management industry, and learned how to find the resources to support their property management business.
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Maximize Income Through Offering Property Management
View this one-hour webinar to learn about leasing, turning leasing into sales, and how you can offer lite management services without taking time out of your day. With the right software, you can automate day-to-day operations such as payment reminders, rent collection, and repair coordination.
Rules to Master Rent Collection & Repair Coordination
This webinar will help you learn the rules needed to succeed in rent collection and repair coordination. After watching, you will have mastered how to reduce risk with rent collection and how to build a 24/7 team overnight while you build your real estate empire.
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Fair Housing Fundamentals: The Unbiased Way to Find and Place a Tenant
Watch this webinar to learn about how to select tenants in the most professional and unbiased way. After watching, you will learn how to review the criminal background check, reference check past landlords like a pro and work on reasonable accommodations for those with disabilities.
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Breaking Down Property Management for REALTORS®
Every REALTOR® should have some background in rental properties. Watch this webinar to learn about leasing, the move-in process, rent collection, and the repair coordination process. After watching, you will have the knowledge needed to speak with owners of rental properties to win more deals and earn additional income.
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The Impact of COVID-19 on the Rental Industry
Watch this one-hour webinar to learn about COVID-19’s impact on leasing and property management. After watching, you will have the knowledge needed to navigate the rental industry during this uncertain time.
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Property Management Without Trust Accounts: How to Create Efficiency and Reduce Liability
This webinar will help you navigate through the complex process of accounting and financial tracking for rental properties. It will teach you how to eliminate trust accounts to reduce any liability.
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Accelerate Your Business Growth with Rentals
Watch this webinar and discover why investing in rentals is valuable to an agent's bottom line, the importance of establishing an agent's online presence and building brand credibility, and how to simplify the rental workflows to close deals faster with tools like RentSpree PRO.
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Take on Rentals with Technology: Navigating the HOT Rental Market
In this webinar you will learn the tools and technology to keep rental business quick and efficient, how to protect yourself from Fair Housing Accusations and Reduce Liability when handling sensitive information, tips to build and expand your network and how to turn renters into buyers.
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The Future of Rentals From A to (Generation) Z
Watch this webinar to master strategies for marketing rentals to Millennials/Generation Z, gain tools that enhance the renter experience from listing to lease, and learn how to digitize the rental journey for all applicants.
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The New Normal: Navigating Rentals During COVID-19
View this webinar and discover the best practices and tools to deploy so you can conduct business safely and efficiently during the pandemic. This webinar will help you create a game plan for safely handling rental transactions amidst this uncertain environment.
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Expand Your Earning Potential with Rentals in 2021: Advice from California's Top Agents
Watch this panelist-style webinar focused on tips and tricks to utilize rentals to expand your income and build your real estate business.
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Protecting Rental Income in a Pandemic: Screening and Leasing Strategies
Filling a vacancy is more challenging than ever but there are strategies you can implement to protect (and even GUARANTEE) rental income during these unprecedented times.
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The Legal Aspects of Filling a Vacancy in a Troubled Economy
Listen in on a discussion with C.A.R.'s Assistant General Counsel, Neil D. Kalin, and C.A.R. Business Products Partner TenantAlert on how the COVID-19 Tenant Protection Act changes tenant rights as well as how to fill vacancies faster without increasing a landlord's risk.
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The COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020
The COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020 is now law. What does it do? What does it mean? Watch this special expanded Legal Live webinar to find out the answer to these and many more questions.
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AB 3088 - Tenant Relief Act Unpaid Rent Eviction Guide During COVID Protected and Transition Periods
Quick Guide - Unpaid Rent Eviction Guide During COVID Protected and Transition Periods
This chart provides resources pertaining to the legal rights of landlords and tenants under COVID-19.
Use this reference guide to determine the applicability of disclosure laws to common lease and rental transactions.
Legal Q & As
Rent or Sell Calculator
This rent or sell calculator will help your clients determine whether to sell or continue renting a property based expected profit, irr, and cash on cash return. Download your free copy and begin using this tool with your clients today.
Guide to Standard Rental Application Forms
It’s not enough to glance at the income listed on a standard rental application form and mark it approved. You need a thorough tenant verification and vetting process that takes into account all of the moving parts and information provided on the application. Read this guide to find out what information should be included on a well-designed rental application and how to ensure that you’re evaluating it properly.
Expand Your Earning Potential with Rentals in 2021: Advice from California's Top Agents by RentSpree
C.A.R. Business Products and RentSpree's latest webinar was a huge success, with over 1,500 registrants! This article highlights key takeaways from this panelist-style webinar focused on tips and tricks to utilize rentals to expand your income and build your real estate business.
5 Step Guide to Screening Tenants by TenantAlert
It is important to remember that it is a much easier task to screen out a risky or difficult tenant than it is to evict one. This 5-step guide for tenant screening will help you to ensure that your prospective tenant qualifies for your property.
Finding and Selecting the Best Tenant by Hemlane
Vacancy can be emotional for you and your client. But a bad tenant can cost you the relationship. From listing a rental property to moving in the tenant, this guide teaches you how to successfully navigate the leasing process. After reading this guide, REALTORS® will feel much more confident in the leasing process and, most importantly, leave a positive lasting impression on both the client and the tenants.
Rental Management Under COVID-19 by Hemlane
Hemlane sat down with Marcia McNutt, the President of the National Academy of Sciences, to learn more about the facts and myths behind the novel coronavirus. For landlords, REALTORS®, and property managers, this article explains what you need to know in 2020.
Top Five Questions You Must Ask Prospective Tenants by TenantAlert
It is important to have consistent qualifying standards for all tenants to avoid issues of discrimination. This article covers the top five questions you should ask prospective tenants.
Why Landlords Should Protect Their Rental Income with LeaseGuarantee
What is LeaseGuarantee and why does it work? This article explains the function of LeaseGuarantee and how it helps landlords eliminate risk.