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Electronic Signatures

Simplify the transaction with secure electronic signatures.

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.

Broker Services

Manage all of your REALTOR® agent accounts, transactions and forms effortlessly and efficiently

Transactions (zipForm Edition) for teams

Get answers to your zip-Related questions with user guides, FAQs, videos and more.

C.A.R. Business Products

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

Leasing Resource & Property Management 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.

All Legal Q&As
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.

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

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!

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.


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1. How much does zipVault® cost? zipVault® is free to C.A.R. members.

2. Can I access zipVault® from both zipForm® Plus (Online) and zipForm® 6 Standard (Desktop) versions? No, zipVault® is currently available in the zipForm® Plus (Online) version only.

3. Where can I access zipVault® from my zipForm® Plus account? zipVault® is available on the “Documents" tab inside zipForm® Plus.

4. How long can I store my transactions using zipVault®? As a C.A.R. member, the files will be stored for a maximum of 5 years from the date the transaction was created at no cost to you.

5. Is there a limit to how much I can store? As a C.A.R. member there is no limit to the amount of transaction-related files stored in zipVault®.

6. What file types can I upload? You may upload any file type except for the following: .app, .bat, .cab, .cmd, .com, .dll, .exe, .jar, .js, .lib, .mp3, .mp4, .mpeg, .mpg, .msi, .ocx, .reg, .sh, .so

7. Will I receive notification when my transactions are expiring? No, transactions are deleted automatically once the expiration date occurs.

8. Can I recover a deleted document? No, once the document is deleted from our system, it cannot be recovered.

9. Can I create a backup of my transaction with my documents? Yes, you can create an archive of your transaction that you can store locally. Please see our article on how to create an archive here: http://support.zipform.com/zipvault/KBA-01591.asp

10. Can one document have multiple pages?  Is is required to have its own cover sheet? Yes, you can upload documents with multiple pages in zipVault®. It is not required to have a coversheet if you are uploading the document using Add Document function. However, it is important to have a coversheet when you are faxing into a transaction.

11. How is zipVault® different from MongoFax®? While other fax solutions send faxes to your email, the zipVault® coversheet will send your faxes directly into your zipForm® transaction. That eliminates the need to move the document out of your email inbox for storage. You will still receive notification via email that you got a new fax. And zipVault® is a free member benefit.

12. How is zipVault® different than DocCentral®? zipVault® is the only intergated solution with zipForm® Mobile Edition. That means that anything stored in zipVault®, will be available for viewing and signing on a tablet computer. Additionally, as soon as something is signed, it is automatically stored in zipVault® without further action from you. And zipVault® is a free member benefit.

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