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.





On the Forms page of NAR's Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual, you can download these mediation forms:

  • Agreement to Mediate
  • Mediation Officer Selection Form
  • Mediation Resolution Agreement
  • Notice of Request for Mediation
  • Notice of Selection of Mediation Officer
  • Request for Mediation
  • Sample Letter for Mediation Officer
  • Termination of Mediation Conference

Videos & More

Access mediation tools and resources from NAR's Mediation Training Seminars. These materials are intended to help associations offer mediation as a service to their REALTOR® members.

Customize and print Mediation brochures.


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