Despite What You May Have Heard, zipForm® Plus is NOT Going Away Anytime Soon
The Arizona REALTORS® state association understands that you must have easy and reliable access to your forms to conduct your business. Here are some of the most commonly asked zipForm® questions heading into 2021.
Is zipForm® Plus going away?
No, zipForm® Plus will remain a National Association of REALTORS® member benefit through December 2021.
zipForm® Standard (offline/desktop) was a risky program because it allowed users to utilize outdated forms. In fact, over the course of the last couple of years, there were more than 20,000 instances where an incorrect version of the Residential Purchase Contract was used. The Arizona REALTORS® has also been paying a significant amount for this outdated program.
Why did zipForm® Standard go away?
zipForm® Standard (offline/desktop) was a risky program because it allowed users to utilize outdated forms. In fact, over the course of the last couple of years, there were more than 20,000 instances where an incorrect version of the Residential Purchase Contract was used.
Isn’t zipForm® Mobile and MLS Connect free member benefits from NAR?
zipForm® Mobile and MLS Connect are not free but are available by subscription.
Will Arizona REALTORS® continue to supply updated forms to zipForm®
Yes! Arizona REALTORS® will continue to supply updated forms through at least 2021.
What is the new additional member benefit forms provider for 2020?
Tell me more about the FREE member benefit forms provider TransactionDesk® by Lone Wolf Technologies with included FREE Authentisign built-in signature program.
How was this decision made?
We are constantly striving to provide you with the best business tools and no change in services are ever made unless and until the service program is fully vetted by members and staff. Arizona REALTORS® 2019 President Patrick Lewis explains the forms provider decision-making process in a short video here.
In a nutshell, at the beginning of the year, the Arizona REALTORS® Business Services & Technology (BS&T) Committee discussed a variety of issues and concerns with our current forms provider. As a result, the BS&T Committee undertook the process of evaluating other nationally known forms providers. A survey of other associations regarding their members experiences with these forms providers was conducted.
After vetting a number of forms providers, the BS&T Committee made a recommendation to offer a new forms provider option to our members. Thereafter, a Forms Provider Workgroup was created in conjunction with the Risk Management Committee to evaluate the BS&T Committee recommendation. Over 35 member brokers and agents from large to small firms, from all regions of the state, participated in these evaluations and were unanimous in this recommendation.
Please be assured that this change has been carefully thought-out to ensure a smooth transition. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.Tags: Lone Wolf Technologies, TransactionDesk, zipForm plus, zipForm Standard