Re: Do I have to be a CA Realtor to… - Posted by Kristine-CA
Posted by Kristine-CA on June 14, 2007 at 19:50:21:
There is some confusion, IMO, about the CAR forms. They are
available to “members” but then on the actual forms it says that they
intended for use by everyone in the industry. When I asked agent
friends for the blank ones (back in the day before pdf files) they acted
as if they were all numbered and they would get in trouble for giving
one of theirs to me. My lawyer gave me an original and I xeroxed it.
(Another supposed no-no.). I always filled them out by hand. And so
did the agents then. Now the ones I see are fill-in pdf.
I gave up long ago on that contract. What a long winded, difficult to
comprehend, complicating thing that is. The only time to use it is
when you have no choice. That being said, escrow officers prefer it
because it’s combined contract with instructions.