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.
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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
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.
Forms, guides and other legal materials that may be used due to the spread of the Covid-19 strain of the coronavirus.
Legal articles, many in question and answer format, are currently available on over 150 subjects in 50-plus categories.All Legal Q&As
6 charts show REALTORS ® what needs to be disclosed and to whom in various sales and lease scenarios.Lease-Rental Disclosure Chart Sales Disclosure Checklist Sales Disclosure Chart
Need help on a legal issue? First, pick one of the topics.
PowerPoint presentations, videos and flyers for Brokers, Agents, and Consumers.
Short, helpful, 1-page articles 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.
Prepare to earn your real estate license with our online courses
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
A special 1-day event pumped up with expert insight on Transaction Coordination (TC) practices throughout the industry.
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.
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.REI 2020 Archive
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 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®.
C.A.R. is presenting a 4-day Mediator Training for REALTORS® via Zoom webinar. All REALTORS® are welcome to register.
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
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.
Summaries of legislation and regulation effecting REALTORS® and updates on news relevant to REALTORS®.2022 New Laws 2021 New Laws 2020 New Laws 2019 Real Estate Clean Up Law Changes 2019 New Laws 2018 New Laws 2017 New Laws Legal News
Important industry cases, resources and informationImportant Real Estate Cases (California and Federal) Small Claims Court
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”.
Current legal developments, C.A.R. legal products and services.Legal Foundation Realegal® SB 800 Member Legal Services Legal Action Fund Attorney Access Form
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
Whichever department you are looking to speak with, don't hesitate to reach out! We'd love to hear from you.
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.
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.
EyeSpy360 specializes in 360 Virtual Tour technology and offers special C.A.R. member pricing. Features include integrated video chat that instantly connects multiple people inside any virtual tour, pre-recorded walkthroughs and easy-to-add interactive information labels + your branding. Visit EyeSpy360 to get started today.
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.
RentSpree offers an automated rental application and screening suite for your next lease transaction. Includes the C.A.R. Application to Rent/Screening Fee built in.
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.
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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Fair Housing Fundamentals: The Unbiased Way to Find and Place a Tenant
View this one-hour webinar to learn how to select tenants in the most professional and unbiased way. After watching, you will have the knowledge needed to navigate the rental industry.
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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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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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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
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.
3 Tips to Thrive with Rentals Under COVID-19 by RentSpree
The coronavirus has dramatically changed the way leasing agents market and rent properties, leading many to conduct business remotely. Read this article to learn several steps you can take to lease confidently during the pandemic and ensure a safe and effective experience for yourself and your rental applicants.
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.
The Ultimate Guide to Rental Applications by RentSpree
Learn to interpret rental applications like a pro. This 2-part eBook series gives you 6 steps to proactively identify problematic applicants and reduce the chance of a lawsuit. Download the full ebook set to learn how you can identify the best tenants, reduce time spent screening, and mitigate lability for all involved.
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.