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zipForm® Products

zipForm® features easy-to-use navigation that lets you move quickly through documents and transactions

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.

Forms Libraries

Access many additional forms libraries available to you within your zipForm® account

Broker Services

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

C.A.R. Training Center

C.A.R. Training Center is a members one stop shop for all products sectioned off by member types. i.e New Members, Advanced Members, Returning members and Member specialist.

Service Providers

Order affiliated services easily without leaving your zipForm® account with the fully integrated Service Providers


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

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.


The REALTOR® Badge is a personalized widget that verifies your status and displays your REALTOR® information from NRDS, including office and designation information.

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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Disclosure Charts

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

Legal Tools

Short, helpful, 1-page articles, summaries, PowerPoint presentations, and videos for Brokers, Agents, and Consumers.

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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.

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!

Mortgage Rescue™

Your lifeline to the lending community formerly known as the Finance Helpline. Find contacts and answers to all mortgage related questions, and problems that arise in your real estate transaction. Get assistance today!

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.

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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Legal Q&As, Legal Briefs, LEaDeR Articles* and Other Legal Articles

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If you need legal advice from an attorney and you are a member of C.A.R., please click on the tab in the left-hand column called Legal Hotline Access and complete the form. 

Recently, the membership of C.A.R. has increased tremendously with thousands of new real estate licensees joining the ranks of those contacting the Legal Hotline for free legal advice.  As a result, the Legal Hotline is flooded with calls, faxes, and e-mail requests. Unfortunately that may mean a delay of several days before receiving a phone call from one of the real estate attorneys on our staff.  Our Customer Contact Center staff who answer the phone, process your requests and forward them to the attorneys would greatly appreciate your understanding and patience.


Although the articles contain very valuable information, they are not regularly updated and, thus, it is imperative that members verify the accuracy of the legal information by consulting an attorney on the C.A.R. Legal Hotline.

For any questions about this Web page, please contact the Legal Editor, Neil D. Kalin, Esq

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