Arbitration & Ethics Complaints

Boards and associations of REALTORS® are responsible for enforcing the REALTORS® Code of Ethics. The Code of Ethics imposes duties above, and in addition to, those imposed by law or regulation which apply only to real estate professionals who choose to become REALTORS®. Many difficulties between real estate professionals (whether REALTORS® or not) result from misunderstanding, miscommunication, or lack of adequate communication. If you have a problem with a real estate professional, you may want to speak with them or with a principal broker in the firm. Open, constructive discussion often resolves questions or differences, elminating the need for further action.

Please use the links below for more information.

Arbitration Information:

Arbitration Request - For disputes between two GPBR members

National Center for Dispute Settlement, please see their site for the latest forms, or call 586-226-2470 for more information. For disputes between the public.

Michigan Residential Real Property Arbitration Rules form.

Procuring Cause Factors - A reference for arbitration panels trying to estabilish procuring cause. Source: NAR Legal Affairs

Filing a Complaint:

Ethics Complaint Information - Please read before filing an ethics complaint.

Ethics Complaint Form - Requires complaintant to cite the Article of the Code of Ethics that was violated.



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