Mediation is NAR's preferred method of dispute resolution. All local REALTOR® associations must, as a benefit of membership, offer the ability to mediate otherwise-arbitrable disputes. In some REALTOR® associations, mediation is required prior to an arbitration hearing.
The following is a collection of mediation events, resources, and information.
Training & Events
NAR offers Mediation Training annually in Chicago. Since 2000, NAR has offered an exceptional 2½ day program covering NAR’s mediation model. This program includes one full day of personalized coaching from some of the country’s foremost mediation experts.
- Search the Professional Standards Training and Mediation Resources Database to find mediation officers and other resources on general professional standards education.
- View Mediation as a Service of Member Boards from the Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual.
- Ethics Mediation — Learn the basics of ethics mediation: complaints that may be mediated, appointment of mediators, and more.