Resolution of Conflicts.

Mediation Before Arbitration

Required: Mediation Before Arbitration

According to Section 44 of the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual, an arbitrable matter exists when there is a monetary dispute between two managing brokers of two separate offices as it relates to co-op commissions. By becoming and remaining a member of the Kent Washington Association of REALTORS®, every member agrees to submit to arbitration as defined in Article 17 of the Code of Ethics. Keep in mind that KWAOR requires mandatory mediation prior to arbitration.

What do I need to include to file for arbitration?

  • So that our Grievance Committee can properly review your complaint, please ensure the following:
  • A timeline of events leading up to the closing are included
  • Dates of events are included so that Grievance can determine if the request is filed on time
  • All appropriate parties are named
  • The Managing Broker is filing and signing the complaint

What will happen to my case next?

Your case will go to the Grievance Committee who acts as a grand jury and reviews each case to determine if it should go to a hearing. You will need to supply enough information for the Grievance Committee to determine if a co-op (between two brokerages) dispute exists and or to determine if there was unethical conduct on the part of the REALTOR® you are complaining about.

Request to Arbitrate

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