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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
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
 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
Emotional Support Animals
April 2018
 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
The 2018 Advertising Rules Quick Guide
CalBRE's Consumer Recovery Account Quick Guide
How A Seller Can Cancel A Purchase Agreement Quick Guide
How to Rebate a Commission to a Buyer Quick Guide
Referral Fees Quick Guide 
Team Names Quick Guide 
Square Footage and Boundaries Quick Guide
Agent Visual Inspection and Disclosure Forms Quick Guide
Arbitration for the Consumer Quick Guide
Contingencies and Contingency Removal Quick Guide
Procuring Cause Guidelines Quick Guide
Disclosing Death on a Property Quick Guide
Real Estate Licensee's Duty to Inspect Residential Property Quick Guide
Serving Alcohol at an Open House  Quick Guide

The Revocable Transfer on Death Deed

Quick Guide
Property Images Quick Guide 
Privacy, Recording Devices and Security, Part I Quick Guide 
Privacy, Recording Devices and Security, Part II Quick Guide 
Offer Presentation Quick Guide 
Small Claims Court Quick Guide 
Carbon Monoxide Detectors Quick Guide 
Fires (and Similar Natural Disasters) and Cancellation Rights Quick Guide 
Landlords and Proposition 65 Warnings Quick Guide 
Tax Cut and Jobs Act, Real Estate Applications Summary Quick Guide
Limited Service Quick Guide 
Natural Hazard Disclosure (NHD) Statement Quick Guide 
Potential Repeal of the Costa Hawkins Rental Housing Act Quick Guide 
Real Estate License Application and Renewal Quick Guide 
Record Retention Quick Guide 
Seller Property Questionnaire Quick Guide 
The 20% Qualified Business Income Deduction Quick Guide 
Trees and Neighbors Quick Guide 
Landlord - Tenant Notices to Terminate a Residential Tenancy Quick Guide 
Real Estate Commissions Agreement Quick Guide 
Transfer Disclosure Statement Law - Overview Quick Guide 
Transfer Disclosure Statement Law Exemptions Quick Guide
Unlicensed Assistants Quick Guide 
FIRPTA Quick Guide 
Smoke Alarms Quick Guide 
Landlord - Tenant Residential Security Deposits Quick Guide 
Property Management FAQs Quick Guide
Marijuana (Cannabis) Issues for REALTORS® Quick Guide 
Errors and Omissions Insurance Quick Guide
Liquidated Damages Quick Guide 
RPA Timeline of Events Quick Guide 
The Eviction Process Quick Guide 
Mediation for the Consumer Quick Guide 
Option Contracts Quick Guide 
Internal Revenue Code 1031 Quick Guide 
Buyer Representation Agreements Quick Guide 
C.A.R. Forms and Copyright Law Quick Guide 
Escalation Clauses Quick Guide 
Broker Compensation under the RPA Quick Guide 
Property Tax Exemptions from Reassessment Quick Guide 
CA Withholding Tax on Sale of Real Property  Quick Guide
Fictitious Business Names "DBAs" Quick Guide
Rental Property and Foreclosure Quick Guide
Use of an "as is" Clause  Quick Guide
Mediation Vs. Arbitration Quick Guide
Legal Effect of Missing Contract - Related Time Periods Quick Guide
Dual Agency Disclosure Guide Quick Guide
Do Not Call Rules - Telemarketing and Robo Calls  Quick Guide
Acting Against the Advice of the Broker Quick Guide
Emotional Support Animals Quick Guide
Taking a Probate Listing Quick Guide 
Lease Listings Quick Guide 

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