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Simplify the transaction with secure electronic signatures.


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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.


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


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C.A.R. Training Center

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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.


REALTOR® Badge

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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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!

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Legal Hotline

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1. What is ePUBS® for zipForm®?
ePUBS® for zipForm® is an add-on library that consists of 2 mandated and numerous consumer disclosure titles, consumer-targeted educational titles, and eco-friendly information. The most notable title in the ePUBS® for zipForm® library is a digitized version of the Combined Hazards and Home Energy Rating System(HERS) pamphlet. This library is free to C.A.R. members.



2. How do I access ePUBS® for zipForm®?
Accessing ePUBS ® for zipForm® is fast and easy.
ePUBS® is available in your zipForm® Library Forms drop-down menu, in the Forms Manager.


3. How does ePUBS® for zipForm® work?
Once you’ve downloaded the library into your zipForm® account, you can email files to your client directly from the ePUBS® for zipForm® library. To send the Combined Hazards Book and Home Energy Rating System (HERS) pamphlet, email your client both the Combined Hazards Book file and the file labeled “SEPARATE SIGNATURE PAGE –PRINT”. Ask your client to print out the separate signature page and view the other file on their monitor. The email message that accompanies the ePUBS® for zipForm® files will ask the client to consider the environment before printing, creating green awareness.



4. Which titles are included in the ePUBS® for zipForm® library?
(Please note: the Combined Hazards Book and its separate signature file, and The Commercial Property Owner’s Guide to Earthquake Safety (and its separate signature file) are mandatory titles. All others are consumer titles.)

  • Residential Environmental Hazards
  • Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home
  • Home Energy Rating System (HERS)
  • Homeowner's Guide to Earthquake Safety
  • Separate signature page, including the Earthquake Hazards Report (to be used in conjunction with the Combined Hazards Book)
  • Common Interest Development
  • Seller’s Guide to the Residential Listing Agreement and Disclosures (C.A.R. Forms TDS and SSD)
  • Buyer’s and Seller’s Guide to the California Residential Purchase Agreement
  • Property Transaction booklet (to be used in conjunction with C.A.R. Form AD)
  • Consumer Guide to Disclosure Requirements for Sellers
  • Consumer Guide to Disclosure Requirements for Buyers
  • The Commercial Property Owner’s Guide To Earthquake Safety
  • Separate signature page including the Commercial Property Disclosure Report (to be used in conjunction with The Commercial Property Owner’s Guide to Earthquake Safety)
  • Foreclosure Q&A
  • Short Sale Q&A
  • Green Living Brochure


5. Should I notify my client before sending ePUBS® for zipForm® files?
Sure. Some of the files you’ll email to your client will be rather large. It’s a good idea to send a cursory email letting your client know that there are important files coming their way and to keep an eye out for files that might get caught by spam or junk filters. Feel free to copy and paste the letter template in the text box below into your email.

6. Do I have to pay a fee to use ePUBS® for zipForm®?
No. ePUBS® for zipForm® is FREE to C.A.R. members.


7. Who do I contact for technical support?
Email cs@car.org for ePUBS® for zipForm® technical support.


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