Realtor® Financial Disputes (Arbitration Mediation)
By virtue of membership in the Realtor® organization, certain fee-related disputes between Realtors® must be submitted to arbitration in lieu of litigation. Prior to an arbitration proceeding, the parties are given a chance to try to settle the dispute through mediation. PAR functions as the program administrator for most of the Realtor® associations in Pennsylvania, and maintains data as needed to oversee the program. PAR staff assists its members with locating a mediator to help them resolve issues and carries out the remaining process should mediation fail. For Arbitration Mediation, PAR pays mediators a flat rate of $400 per mediation, plus mileage reimbursement for travel of more than 120 miles. Please answer the following questions if you would like to participate in the PAR Arbitration Mediation program.