Mediation

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.

Resources

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Forms

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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