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New RPA with Gov Hutchinson

April 19, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm


C.A.R.’s Gov Hutchinson will be presenting:

CA Residential Purchase Agreement (RPA-CA) and related forms

This course is DRE accredited for 4 hours of Continuing Education (CE) in Consumer Protection.

Breakfast Included | Seating is Limited






April 19th | 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM



Altadena Library

600 Mariposa St

Altadena, CA 91001



Members $85 | Non-Members $100

Register online or call PFAR at 626.795.2455





The California Residential Purchase Agreement (RPA) form is the cornerstone of every successful real estate transaction in California. There are several essential concepts, principles, and facts about this form that all REALTORS® should know. Get detailed instructions about properly completing and using the RPA form step-by-step to serve better and protect yourself and YOUR CLIENTS!

How you will benefit from taking the live lecture course:

  • Learn the new approach to addressing wood-destroying pests
  • Understand changes regarding how to deal with personal property items.
  • Learn how to write offers without deposit checks.
  • Familiarize yourself with dozens of other changes to the RPA contract.
  • Complete all mandatory and recommended disclosures.
  • Learn how to create, modify, cancel, or close a transaction.
  • Ensure all commissions are paid in full and on time.


This course covers detailed instructions on how to use the RPA form.  


Topics Covered:

  • Buyer’s Inspection Advisory (BIA)
  • Requests for Repairs (RR)
  • Receipt for Reports (RFR)
  • Contingency Removal (CR)
  • Notice to Buyer to Perform (NBP)
  • Notice to Seller to Perform (NSP)
  • Supplemental Statutory and Contractual Disclosures (SSD)
  • Wood Destroying Pest Inspection and Allocation of Cost Addendum (WPA)
  • Contingency for Sale or Purchase of Other Property (COP)
  • Purchase Agreement Addendum (PAA)
  • Seller Financing Addendum and Disclosure (SFA)
  • Cooperating Broker Compensation Agreement and Escrow Instructions (CBC)
  • Residential Listing Agreement – Exclusive (RLA)
  • Seller’s Advisory (SA)
  • Relevant provisions in the RPA form and related forms.
  • Principal preparation of an offer made using the RPA and related forms.
  • Principal response to an offer made using the RPA and related forms.
  • Answers legal questions from a buyer or seller client concerning language in the RPA and related forms.
  • Guidance for a buyer or seller client concerning the application of RPA and related forms to their particular transaction.





About Gov Hutchinson, C.A.R. Assistant General Counsel

Gov Hutchinson is Assistant General Counsel of the California Association of REALTORS®.  Gov has been with C.A.R. since 1985 and manages C.A.R.’s Member Legal Services Program in Los Angeles. Gov advises REALTORS® through the “Hotline” on all aspects of real estate law and trains and supervises other “Hotline” attorneys.  Gov received his Bachelor’s Degree in History from Princeton University and Juris Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania.

He has written for CALIFORNIA REAL ESTATE magazine, co-authored C.A.R. continuing education courses, and is a master instructor for the Education Division of C.A.R. with certification from the California Bureau of Real Estate (CalBRE). He also regularly speaks to Associations/Boards of REALTORS®, affiliated trade associations, city and county bar associations, and major real estate firms.

Register Here


April 19, 2023
9:30 am - 1:30 pm


Altadena Library
600 E. Mariposa Street
Altadena, 91001 United States
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