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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

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.

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
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

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.


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C.A.R. Legal Tools is the place to go to find dynamic and engaging resource tools to help you, your office or your clients better understand how the law impacts your business or your transaction, which is your business.  Some of these tools are designed just for you and some designed to be shared with fellow REALTORS® or potential or actual clients.  Each month a different topic will be explored/explained via some or all of the following tools:

Title Type
RPA-Related Forms
December 2021
Quick Guide
The Revised Residential Purchase Agreement
November 2021
 Slide Deck / Quick Guide
End of the California Eviction Moratorium
October 2021
 Slide Deck / Quick Guide (2) 

Tenant Screening
August 2021

 Video / Slide Deck / Quick Guide
Documenting Rental Property Condition and Handling of Security Deposit
July 2021
 Video / Slide Deck / Quick Guide
California Reopening - Open Houses and Showings
June 2021
 Video / Slide Deck / Quick Guide
Wildfire Issues - Defensible Space and Fire Insurance
May 2021
 Slide Deck / Quick Guide (2)
Non-contingent Offers
April 2021
 Slide Deck / Quick Guide
SB 91: Tenant Relief Act Extension and State Rental Assistance Program
March 2021
 Slide Deck / Quick Guides (2)
Home Hardening Disclosure and Advisory
February 2021
 Slide Deck / Quick Guide
Escalation Clauses
January 2021
 Slide Deck / Quick Guide
Proposition 19: Property Tax Increase Limits on Primary Residences
November 2020
 Quick Guide 
Buyer Interest Letters
October 2020
 Slide Deck / Quick Guide 
AB - 3088 - Tenant Relief Act Eviction Guide
September 2020
 Quick Guides (2)
Fair Housing Laws
August 2020
 Slide Deck / Quick Guide
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)
July 2020
 Slide Deck / Quick Guide
Section I (Substituted Disclosures) of the TDS
Special Addition July 2020
 Quick Guide
Cannabis (Marijuana) Issues
June 2020
 Slide Deck / Quick Guide (2)

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)
Special Addition - May 2020

 Slide Deck
Property Management and COVID-19
April 2020
 Quick Guide
Real Estate Transactions in a Safer at Home Environment
March 2020
 Slide Deck / Quick Guides (2)
Post-Closing Buyer/Seller Disputes
February 2020
 Slide Deck / Quick Guide
California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
January 2020
 Slide Deck / Quick Guide (2)
2020 New Leasing Laws
November 2019
 Slide Deck / Quick Guide
Tenant Protection Act - AB 1482
October 2019
 Slide Deck / Quick Guides (2)
Procuring Cause Disputes
September 2019
 Slide Deck / Quick Guide
Lease Listings
August 2019
 Slide Deck / Quick Guide 
Commissions After Expiration of Exclusive Listing
July 2019
 Video / Slide Deck / Quick Guide
Tenant Notices
June 2019
 Slide Deck / Quick Guide (2)
Liquidated Damages
May 2019
 Slide Deck / Quick Guide
Buyer Representation Agreements
April 2019
 Slide Deck / Quick Guide
Security Deposits
March 2019
 Slide Deck / Quick Guide 
Mediation Vs. Arbitration
February 2019
 Slide Deck /Quick Guide 
Negotiation After Inspection
January 2019
 Slide Deck / Quick Guide 
Missing Contract-Related Time Periods
November 2018
 Slide Deck / Quick Guide 
Agency and Fiduciary Duties 
October 2018
 Slide Deck / Quick Guide
Natural Disasters
September 2018
 Slide Deck / Quick Guide
Telemarketing and Robo Calls
August 2018
 Slide Deck / Quick Guide
Small Claims Court
July 2018
 Video / Slide Deck / Quick Guide
Acting Against the Advice of the Broker
June 2018
 Video / Slide Deck / Quick Guide
Offer Presentation
May 2018
 Slide Deck / Quick Guide
Service and (Emotional) Support Animals
April 2018, Updated January 2020
 Slide Deck / Video / Quick Guide
Privacy and Surveillance
March 2018
 Slide Deck / Video / Quick Guide (2)
Property Images
February 2018
 Slide Deck / Quick Guide
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
January 2018
 Slide Deck / Quick Guide (2)
Serving Alcohol at an Open House
December 2017
 Slide Deck / Quick Guide
Tax Withholding and Reporting for Brokers
November 2017
 Slide Deck / Quick Guide
Disclosure of Death
October 2017
 Videos / Slide Deck / Quick Guide
Agent Visual Inspection and Disclosure Forms
September 2017
 Video / Slide Deck / Quick Guide
Square Footage, Lot Size, and Boundaries
August 2017
 Slide Deck / Quick Guide
Team Names
July 2017
 Slide Deck / Quick Guide
June 2017
 Videos / Slide Deck / Quick Guide
Chain Transactions
May 2017
 Videos / Slide Deck
Referral Fees
April 2017
 Video / Slide Deck / Quick Guides / Flyer
Cyber Crime in the Real Estate Industry
March 2017
 Video / Slide Deck / Flyer
Negotiating Repairs
February 2017
 Videos / Slide Deck
Water Conserving Plumbing Fixtures
January 2017
 Video / Slide Deck / Flyer

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