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.

Transaction Tools Support Register for FREE Training Webinars
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

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 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.

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 Launchpad

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

Legal Tools

Quick Guides (1-page articles), PowerPoint presentations, and videos 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.


Lending Resources

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Lender Resources for Production Lender Contacts by Name , Product and Region

GSE's (Government-Sponsored Enterprise) - FHFA (Federal Housing Finance Agency)

FHFA Announces Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Conforming Loan Limits for 2022

Government and Other Lending and Resources

Federal Level

State Level

Banks, Lending Institutions and Servicers - Production


  • Other Lending Production
    (For MLO's, Construction, and Land)


Tools You Can Use:

The Finance Helpline is here to provide REALTORS® with the tools that can help you be more proficient and efficient in your business. Below, you will find a list of tools to enhance your ability to deal with your clients' real estate financial needs.

FHA & VA Condominium Certification Tool Kit - DELRAP Complex Approval

FHA Single Unit Approval - SUA for Lenders to get for Single One Off Approvals Webinar in Preparation after October 15th 2019 

Print Materials: Flyers & Marketing



Productivity Tools



Educational Tools & Resources



Tips to Know and Remember








If you do not yet have a lender or if you do not intend on using your lender for this particular transaction, please see our Lender Suggestions.

Please be advised that you are not required to obtain a loan from or to seek services from the Lenders suggested herein (“Suggested Lenders”). The Suggested Lenders are merely suggestions and they are not in any way supported or endorsed by C.A.R. The Suggested Lenders have agreed to provide a certain service level in answering your questions. C.A.R. has not paid and will not pay the Suggested Lenders any compensation whatsoever for the level of service they have committed to providing. The Suggested Lenders will not pay C.A.R. or its members any referral fee or any other thing of value for being a Suggested Lender. The Suggested Lenders are presented to you without any representation or warranty whatsoever regarding the quality of their services. C.A.R. disclaims any and all liability related to the services provided by the Suggested Lenders

Please be advised the list of Suggested Lenders may be amended at any time without notice. By clicking on this link, lender suggestions, you hereby acknowledge, understand and accept all of C.A.R.’s disclaimers herein.

If you would like further assistance, please follow the link below or email us at [email protected] with your name, phone number, email address, address of property, the lender in question (if applicable) and a brief description of your concern.

If you would like further information on how to become a Suggested Lender, please emails us at [email protected] with "Interested in being a lender" in the subject line and provide your programs and contact information, thank you.


Please feel free to visit the Transaction Rescue™'s Additional ResourcesDown Payment Assistance,  Finance WebinarsFinancial Literacy, and Contact Us page(s) for more helpful information.

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