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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.

Transactions - zipForm® Edition

Transaction management and forms software with all the must-have features, including current statewide contracts, local forms, and more.

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Forms Advisor™ & Forms Tutor®

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™

Standard Forms

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. Home Inspector Certification Program

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.  

Transaction Tips

Advice, Support and materials to improve your transactions.

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C.A.R. Business Products

Your one-stop-source for real estate products, forms, education, high-tech tools and more

Leasing & Property Management Resource Center

Everything you need for a successful property management & leasing business

Mobile Apps

Download the latest C.A.R. mobile apps, including CARmojies & Stickers, C.A.R., Legal Hotline, CA REALTOR® EXPO, and zipForm Mobile.

Down Payment Resource Directory

Help potential buyers open the door to home-ownership by searching from over 400 available down payment assistance programs throughout California.

California Residential Purchase Agreement (RPA) 2021

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.

COVID Legal Documents

Forms, guides and other legal materials that may be used due to the spread of the Covid-19 strain of the coronavirus.

Legal Q&As

Legal articles, many in question and answer format, are currently available on over 150 subjects in 50-plus categories.

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Disclosure Charts

6 charts show REALTORS ® what needs to be disclosed and to whom in various sales and lease scenarios.

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Need help on a legal issue? First, pick one of the topics.

Legal Tools

PowerPoint presentations, videos and flyers for Brokers, Agents, and Consumers.

Quick Guides

Short, helpful, 1-page articles on key legal topics

Legal Live Webinars

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.

Legal Matters Podcast

The Legal Matters Podcast is the official podcast of the California Association of REALTORS® Member Legal Services Department.

Ombudsman Hotline

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!

Peer-to-Peer Ethics

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.

Transaction Rescue™

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!

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Customer Service

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.

Consumer Mediation

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.

C.A.R. Legal Hotline

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.


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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.


Hemlane 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.



RentSpreeRentSpree 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.
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TransUnionOffer 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Quick Guides

                                AB 3088 - Tenant Relief Act Unpaid Rent Eviction Guide During COVID Protected and Transition Periods

                                AB 3088 - Tenant Relief Act Unpaid Rent Eviction Guide For Pre and Post COVID Periods

                                Abandoned Personal Property After Termination of Tenancy

                                Cannabis (Marijuana) Issues: Rental of Residential Property

                                Changing the Terms of a Tenancy

                                Emotional Support Animals

                                Landlords and Proposition 65 Warnings

                                Landlord-Tenant Notices to Terminate Tenancy (Residential)

                                Landlord-Tenant Security Deposits (Residential)

                                Lease Listings

                                Marijuana (Cannabis) Issues for REALTORS®

                                Miscellaneous Landlord Tenant Laws for 2020

                                Potential Repeal of the Costa Hawkins Rental Housing Act

                                Property Management and Covid-19: Essential Services and Entering Units

                                Property Management and Covid-19: Eviction Rules and Limitations

                                Property Management FAQs

                                State Rental Assistance Program for Landlords

                                Tenant Protection Act of 2019 – Part 1 – Statewide Rent Cap Law

                                Tenant Protection Act of 2019 – Part 2—Just Cause Eviction Law

                                The COVID19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020

                                The COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act -- The Statewide Rent Moratorium Law (Extended through June 30, 2021)

                                The Eviction Process

                                Quick Guide - Unpaid Rent Eviction Guide During COVID Protected and Transition Periods

                                Quick Guide - Unpaid Rent Eviction Guide For Pre and Post COVID Periods

Eviction Moratorium Chart

This chart provides resources pertaining to the legal rights of landlords and tenants under COVID-19.

Lease/Rental Disclosure Chart

Use this reference guide to determine the applicability of disclosure laws to common lease and rental transactions.


Legal Q & As

                                Abandoned Personal Property After Termination of a Tenancy

                                COVID-19 Landlord Issues

                                Foreign Investor Property Owner Withholding

                                Landlord-Tenant Guide for REALTORS®

                                Landlord-Tenant Law: Pets and Assistance Animals

                                Landlords and Employee Notice of Asbestos

                                Marijuana Issues for REALTORS®

                                Nonresident Property Owner Withholding

                                Option Contracts and Leases with Option to Purchase

                                Property Managers and the Contractor’s Licensing Law

                                Property Management Frequently Asked Questions

                                Proposition 65 Warnings

                                Rent Cap and Just Cause Eviction Law (Rent Control, AB 1482)

                                Rental Property and Foreclosure

                                Requirements When Using Consumer Reports Credit Scores to Screen Tenants

                                Residential Rent Control Relief Law

                                Security Deposits

                                COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020

                                Unlawful Detainer:  The Eviction Process in California

                                Vacation Rentals


Presentation Decks

                                2020 New Leasing Laws

                                Lease Listings

                                Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)

                                SB 91 - Tenant Relief Act Extension and State Rental Assistance Program

                                Security Deposits

                                Service and Emotional Support Animals

                                Tenant Notices

                                Tenant Protection Act (Rent Cap and Just Cause Eviction)




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.



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