Avoid outdated forms in your transactions

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08/17/2015 | Author: Editorial Staff

Templates can save time in zipForm by applying a group of pre-selected forms to a transaction. But are you putting your transactions at risk by using this feature incorrectly?

A form in your saved templates automatically updates when revisions are made to that form. So, any new transactions started with a template will include the latest versions of all form.

If you copy an existing transaction to use as the basis for a new transaction, the forms attached to that new transaction might be out of date.

Forms saved in existing transactions do not update—and the copied transaction is seen as “existing” by zipForm, even after you save it with a new name. Start a new transaction, then attach your saved template to ensure all forms are current.

Visit support.zipform.com or call 800-383-9805 for more information about using templates. Phone support is available 24 hours a day during the week and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. CST on weekends.

Categories: Business tips, Forms
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Faye Scoller on 08/23/2015

I think the information is very good & I have the same questions as the others so I am looking forward to receiving the answers.

Mary Lou Moritz on 08/20/2015

I find the SEARCH function does not always work on Zipforms.  I type in key words and expect the form I am searching for to appear but most times it doesn’t.  Am I doing something wrong.  i always make sure all libraries are open.

Ward Lowe, TAR staff on 08/20/2015

@Amanda: Go to the Forms page on texasrealestate.com: https://www.texasrealestate.com/for-texas-realtors/forms. You can download a list of forms with revision dates or list that includes descriptions as well as revision dates.

Amanda D on 08/20/2015

Every form ever published by TREC is in zipforms. Is there a way to get a list of all legal forms so we never use outdated forms?
Can zipform delete all out of date forms?

Rick DeVoss on 08/20/2015

Now THIS is helpful information!

Jeanette Edwards on 08/18/2015

I’ve always used Templates but didn’t realize they were automatically updated.  Thanks for the information!!

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