Industry Resources

Helpful Phone Numbers & Websites:

California Association of REALTORS® (213) 739-8200 www.car.org
Provides 24/7 access to critical real estate news and information, your personal member web page, market research, real estate magazines, legislative advocacy, and more.

Legal Hotline (213) 739-8282
Live, personalized legal advise from CAR attorneys Monday-Friday 9am-6pm.
 

Health Insurance:
  1. Real Care: (800) 939-8088 www.realcare.biz
    CAR members are eligible to receive health, dental, and vision insurance through Kaiser Permanente and Blue Cross Blue Shield. The health insurance benefit is subject to completion of a new member orientation including an ethics/professional standards course. Open enrollment for all members occurs annually between April and Mid-May for a June start date; new members may join between their 60th and 120th days of membership.
  2. Benefits Store: (800) 446-2663 www.BenefitsStore.com FAR REALTORS and Affiliates are eligible to enroll. Existing Association Members can enroll during open enrollment periods. Kaiser: October 1-31. United Health Care/PacifiCare: April 1-30. New Association Members are immediately eligible for coverage with the effective date the 1st of the month following enrollment. There are 13 HMO Kaiser plans and 5 PPO/HMO Plans to choose from.
C.A.R. Insurance Products http://www.car.org/members/insurance/
Learn about the Insurance products offered through C.A.R. including: E & O Insurance, Commercial and Business Insurance, Personal and Pet Insurance as well as the Home Payment Protection Program.
 
Member Advantage http://www.car.org/members/memberbenefits/carmemberadvantage/
A variety of discounts on insurance and other products and services to enhance your professional and personal life.
 
Industry Research & Market Data www.car.org/marketdata/
Statistics, targeted research reports and regional economic profiles developed by CAR’s expert economics and research team. Click on Economics.
 
ClientDIRECT http://www.car.org/newsstand/newsletters/clientdirect/
This customizable newsletter—featuring your contact information, listings, photos and articles—allows you to keep in touch with clients once a month. To subscribe, click on “Newsletter Sign-Up”.


REALTOR® EXPO & Tech Tuesday
www.car.org/meetings/expo
The state’s largest real estate trade show provides 3 days of free hands-on training, continuing-education seminars, networking opportunities, and more. Visit www.realtorexpo.org for more information.

Online License Renewal Packages www.rebsonline.com/category/62/
Study online andpay only when you are ready to take the exam.


CAR Online Store
http://store.car.org/

National Association of REALTORS® (202) 383-1000www.realtor.org
Your source for National Real Estate News, including Education, Government Affairs, Law and Policy, Meetings and Expo’s, Research, Technology, and much more.

REALTOR.com www.realtor.com
Realtor.com is the world’s largest real estate database of homes for sale and the official site for the National Association of REALTORS®. Fresno REALTOR® members who also subscribe to Fresno MLS have the ability to advertise their listings at www.realtor.com at no additional charge.

ZipForm6 Support (800) 228-9466 www.support.zipform.com
Instant access to the latest versions of the CAR standard forms. Free to members of CAR! Desktop and Online versions of ZipForm6 are available.

zipLogix Digital Ink Send documents to your clients for digital signatures using zipLogix Digital Ink from your zipForm 6 platform!

zipVault Online Document Storage Store transaction-related forms for 5 years within zipForm6 ,

Fresno Department of Real Estate (209) 445-5009 or (877) 373-4542 www.dre.ca.gov
Contact the Department of Real Estate for all your licensing requirement questions, and search for real estate license records.

Rapattoni (MLS) Support (866) 730-7114
Speak with live MLS Support Monday-Friday 6am-5pm, and Saturdays from 7am-3:30pm. If you are a member with Fresno your Support ID is 836.

Supra Support (877) 699-6787 www.supraekey.com
By selecting “Log on to Kim” agents can view compatible key devices, adjust e-key settings, register, and check lockbox activity, and much more.

Clarus MarketMetrics® generates market and price-point analysis charts and reports derived from MLS data for REALTORS ® to share with their clients. These reports can be invaluable as a prospecting tool, an aid to setting seller expectations, or as a companion set of data to justify a buyer’s offer. With Clarus MarketMetrics® , REALTORS ® now have access to the most current, relevant local market data available. This program is available for purchase at: https://www.terradatum.com/cmm/

Clarus Investor® enables agents to engage clients in a healthy discussion about adding real estate to their investment portfolio. This property analysis tool allows agents to help buyers interested in investment real estate obtain a quick picture of the property’s value and profit potential. REALTORS® can expand their market and profits with the power of Clarus Investor®. This program is available for purchase at: http://clarusinvestor.ianalyzerei.com/Real-Estate-Investment-Analysis/Default.aspx

Relay Transaction Management (866) 736-7328 www.rebt.com
RELAY™ allows for full online transaction management , meaning that REALTORS® can securely send and receive important transaction documents at any time with the click of a button, track who has viewed or signed which documents, control access to all transaction documents, and allow clients 24/7 access to their portion of the transaction. RELAY™ already incorporates one-click integration with WINFormsOnline® allowing you to directly import and update transactions, documents and files with a single click. See the website or call for pricing information.

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District www.valleyair.org
An EPA Phase II Wood Burning Heater Statement of Compliance is required whenever a wood-burning stove or insert is included in the sale or transfer of a property. This includes real estate owned by banks or other financial institutions (REO Properties). You may access this form by visiting the following: http://www.valleyair.org/BurnPrograms/wood_burning.htm
 
City of Fresno Swimming Pool Drain Permit
The draining of swimming pools more than once every three years, except for structural damage or cyanuric acid level over 100 parts per million, total dissolved solids over 2,500 parts per million, or calcium over 450 parts per million is prohibited. A permit is required to drain a swimming pool. More specific information regarding this ordinance may be obtained by calling the Water Conservation Program at 621-5480 or 621-5306. To fill out a Swimming Pool Draining Permit: CLICK HERE
 
Fresno Mosquito and Vector Control District (559) 268-6565 www.fresnomosquito.org
Lots of mosquitos? Green Pool? Dead Bird? Please help prevent West Nile Virus by reporting these issues to the Fresno Mosquito Control District.
 
The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) www.cslb.ca.gov
protects consumers by licensing and regulating California’s construction industry. There are more than 310,000 licensed contractors in the state, in 43 different licensing classifications. In addition to educating consumers about contractors and construction law, CSLB activities include administering examinations to test prospective licensees, issuing licenses, investigating complaints against licensed and unlicensed contractors, issuing citations, suspending or revoking licenses, and seeking administrative, criminal, and civil sanctions against violators. On this Web site you can find educational materials about hiring contractors and the construction process. You can also check the status of a contractor’s license, find other important Contractors License Law information and file a complaint.
 
The California Office of Real Estate Appraisers (916) 552-9000 http://www.orea.ca.gov/html/searchappraisers.asp
This listing includes information on current licensees. It also includes prior licensees that have resigned, been revoked, or had the right to renew their license revoked. This information is typically updated on a bi-weekly basis.
 
HUD Homes www.HUDHomestore.com US Department of Housing and Urban Development has created this website to search for HUD Homes for sale.  The Top 10 HUD List is an excellent resource on how to start financing, selling, or listing HUD Homes.