Have a dispute? Mediate before you arbitrate.

All too often, disputes that could be settled via mediation become expensive legal matters.

If you're in such a situation, you're in luck: North San Diego County REALTORS® requires you to request mediation before you enter arbitration.

North San Diego County REALTORS® special mediation program operates to help its members settle disputes as quickly as possible.

North San Diego County REALTORS® mediators are professional, highly trained, and experienced. Every mediator is a licensed real estate professional that understands all aspects of real estate disputes.

Most cases can be successfully mediated if all parties are willing to make a good faith effort to resolve the dispute. Mediation should be considered by all litigants and attorneys who have an interest in prompt, cost-efficient settlement.

All local associations must adhere to the policies and procedures set forth in the California Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual provided by the California Association of REALTORS®. The Manual is drafted to be in compliance with the National Association of REALTORS® and California state law.

Visit the California Association of REALTORS® Professional Standards webpage (login needed).


Member Mediation Fees

If a North San Diego County REALTORS® member has been named as a Respondent, as a member benefit all mediation fees will be waived for the Respondent member EXCEPT if the REALTOR® member acted as a principal in the transaction.

If a North San Diego County REALTORS® member is filing a claim and is involved as an agent in the subject dispute, as a member benefit, the filing fee shall be $250 for the Claimant and no additional fees will be assessed for mediation services provided to the Claimant.

pdf Download our Request to Mediate Packet (512 KB)


Non-Member Mediation Fees

Mediation for Non-North San Diego County REALTORS® or North San Diego County REALTORS® members involved as the principal in the transaction will be charged according to the following schedule:

Administrative Filing Fee – $150
Under $10,000 in dispute – $275 per party
$10,000 – $30,000 in dispute – $300 per party
$30,000 – $50,000 in dispute – $450 per party
$50,000 – $100,000 in dispute – $600 per party
Over $100,000 – subject to assessment by Mediation personnel.
Above fees are split between Association and Mediators.

Any Mediation over four (4) hours is charged at $100.00 per hour, per party, with 100% of the hourly fee to the Mediators.

Please note: North San Diego County REALTORS® reserves the right to adjust fees or reject mediations depending on the complexity of issues.

pdf Download our Request to Mediate Packet (512 KB)