Transaction Center

REALTOR® Secure Transaction

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.

All Legal Q&As
Disclosure Charts

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

Sales Disclosure Chart
Legal Launchpad

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!

Lending Resources
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.


Forms Libraries

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Member Benefit Libraries

C.A.R. Sample Letter Template
REALTORS® with C.A.R. now have instant access to more than 20 sample letters written by C.A.R. attorneys. These letters are in response to the most common situations that C.A.R.’s Legal Hotline receives as requests from members to help them prepare a document that can be used to address certain issues arising in a real estate transaction.  

C.A.R. Finance Helpline Library (CARFIN)
Members can use the C.A.R. Finance Helpline library in zipForm®. It provides the tools to assist clients by putting information about financing the transaction at your fingertips so you can easily share it with your clients. This library will continue to grow with relevant informational tools that provide clarity for clients on financing. Included is how to increase the inventory of VA or FHA financing, detailed information about down payment assistance, and a direct line to the Finance Helpline.

e-PUBS® for zipForm®
An add-on library within your zipForm® account, ePUBS® for zipForm® enables you to email a digital version of the Combined Hazard Book, as well as send the corresponding separate signature page. With ePUBS® for zipForm® you can streamline the delivery of the combined hazards booklet along with saving paper annually to comply with California's mandated disclosure law.

C.A.R. San Francisco (SFCA) Library
SFCA is a library of C.A.R. Standard Forms specifically for the local San Francisco market. The library includes a San Francisco oriented purchase agreement along with forms reflecting local ordinances and disclosures.

Foreclosure Prevention Library for zipForm®
This add-on library within your zipForm® account consists of 10 short documents explaining how your client can avoid foreclosure and foreclosure scams. Each beneficial document can be customized with your contact information and given to potential clients as an educational tool.

Service Provider Libraries
Look for this Service Providers in your forms library list: American Home Shield. 

NAR Libraries
NAR's new REALTOR® Forms & Templates libraries both include resources developed by NAR to enhance marketing and communications with clients, such as business letter templates, and customizable handouts for consumers. The libraries can be found inside your current zipForm® account under the names NARFSLA and NARRFT which stand for NAR Forms for State Local Associations and NAR REALTOR® Forms Templates respectively.

Add-on Libraries 

AIR CRE Contract Library
The AIR CRE Contract Library contains 57 forms needed to cover a commercial transaction. This add-on library makes it convenient and easy for you to access commercial real estate forms from any computer at anytime without worrying about tokens to purchase.

Distressed Properties Forms Library
The Distressed Properties Forms Library contains every form needed to perform a short sale or distressed property transaction in one convenient location. This add-on library through your zipForm® account includes short sale templates, checklists, and pre-screening worksheets along with the U.S. Treasury Department's HAMP documents and forms.

Employee Relocation Council (ERC) Forms Library
The ERC Forms library is a set of forms specifically for relocation and comes from the Employee Relocation Council. The add-on library includes the ERC Disclosure Statement, ERC Property Status Form, and more.

Fannie Mae Forms Library
This library includes 6 forms used by Fannie Mae in a purchase transaction to include the Real Estate Purchase Addendum and Owner Occupant Certification.

Open House Forms Library
Get ready for your next open house with the 24 forms available as an add-on library to zipForm®. These tools will ensure your success with careful planning and organizing. Forms include checklists, gloassaries, sign-in sheets and more.


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