Why participate in the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Real Estate Mediation Center?
For many years, consumers have contacted C.A.R. seeking a mediation resource as an extension of using the C.A.R. Residential Purchase Agreement (RPA) in their real estate transaction. The RPA includes a mandatory mediation clause and is used in almost all residential real estate transactions in California. The mission of our program is to provide consumers with an affordable, supportive and confidential process that, working with the mediator of their choosing, will assist them to reach a mutually agreeable settlement and to avoid the time, expense and uncertainty of litigation. Mediators on the Center panel are experienced in both mediation and the issues that commonly arise in real estate disputes. They receive ongoing real estate focused training and support to ensure that they are prepared to efficiently and knowledgeably guide the parties through the mediation process.