As a major benefit of membership, YBAA members are invited to use the association's standardized, copyrighted contractual forms, for both U.S. and Canadian transactions. Each Form is designed as an interactive PDF for ease of use.
When properly used, the forms help to clarify the terms and agreements between seller/broker, buyer/seller and broker/broker. In co-op sales with other YBAA brokers, you will know what to expect in the way of documents to be signed.
The YBAA Forms are updated annually, with the valid year-of-use indicated on the bottom of each Form. Be sure to only use current Forms in all transactions. All prior versions of the Forms should not be used; such use will be deemed in violation of the YBAA Membership Code of Ethics.
We recommend that you download a blank copy of the Forms and to your desktop and fill out the forms in Adobe Acrobat Reader, CLICK HERE to Download for FREE! If you are unable to download the program we have prepared a list of best practices below based on browser.
Chrome (Google) users may have to turn off the Chrome PDF reader in order to access all of the features of Adobe reader in the browser. Please click here to learn how.
Firefox (Mozilla) users are advised to download a blank copy of the Form to be used to their computer first. The downloaded Form can then be completed, saved and printed or emailed as needed.
Safari (Apple) users are advised to complete your Form in Preview or Safari, go to the Print menu (
cmd+P) and use the PDF drop-down in the bottom-left, selecting to
Save as PDF... to generate a new, 'flattened' PDF ('flattened' simply means that all annotations (including data in the form become indistinguishable from the actual content of the PDF, as if they were part of it all along. This means you can't edit them anymore (in the new, printed PDF), which can be desirable, but also means they'll show up properly in Adobe).
iPad/iPhone (Apple) users will need to download the Adobe Acrobat Reader app found in the App Store in order to type into the form and share the file. After you've downloaded the app just open the form in Safari on your iPad/iPhone and then tap the screen. You should see an option to "Open in" in the upper left corner of your screen. Tap "Open in" and then select "copy to Adobe Acrobat", from here you should be able to fill out the form and email it.
The Forms are constantly being updated throughout the year so be sure to download a blank copy each time you need a new Form.
April 4, 2018
John Adey, ABYC President, Moderator
3 CPYB Recertification Credits