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.


Standard Edition

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zipForm® Standard "Desktop Version" is offered as a free member benefit for users who prefer the desktop version. Internet connection is not required to use this version.

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A new version of zipForm® Standard, our desktop version, is now available. The next time you sign in to your zipForm® Standard account, you may be prompted to download the most current version. Please do so to ensure that you are able to take advantage of all the functions and features of zipForm® Standard, including the integration with electronic signatures. If you have already updated your software, you will not see the prompt to download the newest version of zipForm® Standard, and can continue to use the software without further action being required on your part.

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Enhanced Tabbed User interface for easy navigation and improved workflow


Fill out a form – email and/or print – no need to create a transaction first


Apply one or multiple templates at any time during the transaction checkmark_transparent
Right-click to Preview, Print and/or add a form to a transaction checkmark_transparent

Drag and drop forms into transactions

Scroll through pages of forms checkmark_transparent
Automatically saves the transaction (in the background) as users work checkmark_transparent
Address Book - stores contact information checkmark_transparent
Outbound faxing of documents


Email selected pages or an entire transaction as single PDF or individual PDFs


Search for documents: Alphabetically, Numerically, Categorized and/or using the “Search” feature


Auto flow of data from form-to-form


Fast Fill provides the ability to enter data without the verbiage of the contract


Electronic signature integration available  


ZF-webinar  Live Webinar Schedule

ZF-recorded-webinar  Recorded Webinars

ZF-how-to-video  How-To Videos

ZF-online-userguide  Online User Guide


ZF-FAQ  zipForm® FAQs


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  • Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, Vista or Windows 7
  • Java 1.6.0_11 or higher
  • 1 Ghz CPU or higher
  • 1 Gig of RAM
  • 1024 x 768 screen resolution or higher
  • Installation required
  • CD Rom Drive
  • Desktop or laptop computer



  • Mac OS X (10.5 Leopard and above)
  • Java 1.5
  • 1 Ghz CPU or higher
  • 1 Gig of RAM
  • 1024 x 768 screen resolution or higher
  • Installation required
  • CD Rom Drive
  • Desktop or laptop computer



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