Cybercrime is an unfortunate reality for many large institutions such as Target Stores and credit card companies as well as some individuals; sadly, cybercrime is also a potential threat in real estate transactions.
Although wiring funds directly to escrow is still viewed by the real estate industry as a better practice than having real estate agents physically transporting Buyers' deposit checks, hackers who are able to monitor internet traffic have intercepted e-mails from escrow officers to Buyers and have altered the wiring instructions to misdirect the Buyer's funds into the hacker's own account.
Revised Purchase Agreement, Back-up Offer Addendum, Seller Occupancy Addendum, Acknowledgement of Receipt and Soft Story Advisory
SFAR is pleased to announce that the following revised forms are now available on the zipForm® and Instanet electronic platforms. The forms have been updated and now incorporate the Association’s new style guidelines which are designed to enhance clarity and improve the overall look of the forms. In addition to these non-substantive changes, SFAR has made the following key substantive revisions:
SFARMLS is now integrated with zipForm® Plus so REALTOR® members can start the paperwork process from inside of the SFARMLS. SFARMLS is the second multiple listing service in California to offer this type of integration. zipForm® Plus is a free member benefit from C.A.R.