• Code of Ethics
  • Arbitration

    The Code of Ethics was adopted by the National Association of REALTORS® in 1913. Since then, REALTORS® everywhere have agreed to meet its high standards. Enforcement of the Code of Ethics is a very important part of the REALTOR® organization and helps to ensure honorable, faithful and competent service to clients, customers, other members of the public and fellow REALTORS®. This brochure was prepared to help you understand the process of arbitration.

    Click here to download Arbitration Form A-1

    Steps for Filing an Arbitration Request

    1. The obligation to participate in arbitration contemplated by the Code of Ethics Article 17 includes the obligation of REALTOR® principals to cause their firms to arbitrate and be bound by any award.
    2. Please read the Arbitrable Issues and print the Request and Agreement to Arbitrate Form A-1 to file an Arbitration Request.
    3. To file an Arbitration Request, please complete and submit the following to the Georgia Association of REALTORS®, 6065 Barfield Road, Atlanta, GA 30328:
      Form A-1
      $250.00 filing fee deposit
      Typed detailed description of the events
      Any documentation that is relevant to your request.
    4. If the circumstances giving rise to the arbitration request are subject of civil litigation, the request will be held in abeyance until these matters have been resolved.
    5. All parties in an arbitration are required to attempt mediation through the Georgia REALTORS®. If the parties are unable to resolve the dispute through mediation, then the arbitration request will be pushed to a hearing.
    6. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lillie McLean, Legal Affairs Specialist, at 678-597-4114.