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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.

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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Consumer RPA Summary

Plain-English explanations for every paragraph in the RPA that you can send to your buyers and sellers. REALTORS® can use it too!

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

C.A.R.’s Legal Live Webinars are online presentations conducted by C.A.R. attorneys on the first Tuesday of every month. Hear about legal developments and answers to common questions. Watch live or from a recorded post. Legal Live Webinars are offered as a free member benefit.

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.


C.A.R. San Francisco (SFCA) Library

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We’ve taken the best local forms from two zipForm® form libraries and combined them into one! Best of all, it’s available to all California REALTORS®. If you’re a member with the San Francisco Association of REALTORS® (SFAR), you received the new “SFCA: San Francisco Association of REALTORS®” forms on Monday, August 3 in your zipForm® account automatically. All other California REALTORS® may shop for the new SFCA forms in their zipForm® account by going to the shopping cart and adding it for free. SFCA replaces SFAR’s SFAR forms library as well as CAR’s CARSF forms. You should start using SFCA immediately as the other two libraries won’t be available after October 1.  If you have a SFAR or CARSF form in a transaction as of October 1, it will be read-only for the remainder of the year. Don’t forget to update your templates with the new forms in SFCA!

SFCA is a library of C.A.R. Standard Forms specifically for the local San Francisco market.  The library consists of forms and disclosure booklets including a San Francisco oriented purchase agreement along with forms reflecting local ordinances and disclosures. 

Benefits of using CARSF forms: 

  • Updated to reflect the latest relevant laws from San Francisco
  • These forms reference C.A.R. Standard Forms for better cohesion
  • Members who use CARSF receive legal support for this library (and all other C.A.R. Standard Forms)
  • These forms are covered under the C.A.R. User Protection Agreement
  • REALTORS ® from surrounding Associations utilizing the same forms as San Francisco REALTORS ® providing greater efficiency
  • Simplifies your transaction offering a complete forms and software solution, improved integration and easy access all through the zipForm.

Will I be able to see the previous SFAR forms in my old transactions after October 1, 2015?
Yes. SFAR members will still have access to view existing transactions with SFAOR forms in PDF version. Members will not be able to edit the old forms, but can access the SFCA forms to edit. . Beginning October 1, 2015, you no longer have access to the old SFAOR forms in your zipForm®. 

How Much do the forms cost?
All C.A.R. Members receive the library FREE of charge.

Where Can I Get More Information?
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