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.

Transaction Products zipForm® Edition Service Providers Forms Libraries Transactions, zipForm® Edition Support
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.

Partner Program

Your one-stop-source for exclusive offers, discounts, and free trials.

Leasing & Property Management Resource Center

Everything you need for a successful property management & leasing business

Member Profitability Hub

A collection of educational and technology resources designed to help you achieve profitability and better prepare for your financial present and future.

Mobile Apps

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

Legal Q&As and Disclosure Charts

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

Legal Tools

Quick Guides (1-page articles) and PowerPoint presentations 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

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.

Legal Launchpad

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

Legal Resources

Important industry cases, resources and information


Current legal developments, C.A.R. legal products and services.

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 Contact Center

Need assistance on Transactions – zipForm Edition, purchasing a course, or other general membership questions? The Customer Contact Center is only a phone call away.

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. Standard Forms Terms of Use Reminder

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Dear C.A.R. Member:


As part of the many benefits made available to members, C.A.R. offers its standard real estate forms in zipForm®, providing ease, convenience and a significant business tool for California REALTORS®.  zipForm® is the exclusive software of C.A.R.’s standard forms.


It has recently come to C.A.R.’s attention that some members may be attempting to modify the pre-printed text of C.A.R.’s standard forms or upload blank or modified versions of C.A.R.’s standard forms into other software programs for use in those programs.  C.A.R’s standard forms are protected by U.S. copyright laws which expressly forbid the unauthorized reproduction of any portion of copyrighted material by any means, including electronic formats.  Blank C.A.R. forms may not be printed from zipForm®, and any placement of C.A.R. standard forms in other software programs for use in those programs (other than a completed C.A.R. form in locked, .pdf format and saved in connection with a real estate transaction) infringes upon C.A.R.’s copyrights in its forms and is strictly prohibited.  If a member needs to view a form that is not filled out, forms with the water mark “Sample” are available for printing from the zipForm® software but are not to be used in transactions.   Additionally, the removal or modification of pre-printed text in a C.A.R. form is a violation of C.A.R.’s copyrights in its forms and a breach of the zipForm® End User License Agreement.  Member placement of blank or modified C.A.R. standard forms in other software programs for use in those programs could result in substantial liability to the member for copyright infringement under federal law, as well as termination of the member’s zipForm® account for violation of the End User License Agreement.


The C.A.R. copyright policy benefits our members in numerous ways.  C.A.R. forms receive valuable protection under the C.A.R. User Protection Agreement.  The C.A.R. User Protection Agreement will not apply, however, if the C.A.R. forms are used or modified in a way that violates C.A.R.’s copyrights in the forms.  Additionally, proper use of C.A.R.’s standard forms in zipForm® ensures that members are using the most current, up-to-date versions of the forms.  Members can be confident that the C.A.R. standard forms in zipForm® are reviewed in light of the latest changes in applicable law.  C.A.R. standard forms in other software platforms may not be the most current version of the form and therefore may put you and your clients at risk.  Finally, use of C.A.R. standard forms in zipForm® helps to ensure that your membership dues do not subsidize the use of C.A.R. forms obtained from zipForm® by individuals who have not purchased a license or otherwise are not entitled to such use.

Please help C.A.R. keep the benefits that you, our valued member, have paid for in the REALTOR®  family by respecting C.A.R.’s copyrights in its standard forms, abiding by C.A.R.’s copyright policy and the zipForm® End User License Agreement, and refraining from improperly placing C.A.R. standard forms in other software platforms and modifying the pre-printed text in the C.A.R. forms.  If you become aware of any improper or unauthorized use of C.A.R.’s standard forms or zipForm®, please notify us immediately at [email protected]


Thank you for your continued membership in C.A.R. and your use of C.A.R’s products and services.  If you have any questions or comments about C.A.R.’s standard forms, C.A.R.’s copyright policy or zipForm®, please don’t hesitate to contact us by phone at (213) 739-8282 or via email at [email protected]

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