In the event of contractual disputes or specific non-contractual disputes as defined in the Standard of Practice 17-4 between REALTORS® (principals) associated with different firms arising out of their relationship as REALTORS®, the REALTORS® can submit to mediation (optional) or submit the dispute to arbitration in accordance with the regulations of GPAR rather than litigate the matter in court.
In the event clients of REALTORS® wish to arbitrate contractual disputes arising out of real estate transactions, REALTORS® shall mediate or arbitrate those disputes in accordance with the policies of GPAR, provided the clients agree to be bound by any resulting agreement or award.
How to File a Request for Arbitration
• Download and fill out the Request for Arbitration form.
• Include a typewritten summary of the transactions.
• Any evidence that would support your case.
• A check for $350 for the filing fee.
• Mail to GPAR.
Request will be referred to the Grievance Committee for their consideration as to whether or not an arbitrable matter exists. If the Grievance Committee finds the matter to constitute a proper cause of action, it will be referred to the Professional Standards Committee to arrange a hearing; if not found to constitute a proper cause of action, it will be returned to the complainant with the decision of the Grievance Committee, together with information advising the complainant of the procedures by which the Grievance Committee’s decision may be appealed to the Board of Directors.