As REALTORS®, brokers have a duty to arbitrate or mediate disputes that arise in relationships between other REALTORS® (principals) associated with different firms. Further, the CATRS Multiple Listing Service (MLS) rules require MLS Participants to settle compensation disputes between Participants through the Tallahassee Board of REALTORS® arbitration process.
To file for arbitration, complete the pdf Request and Agreement to Arbitrate form (form A-1) (220 KB) and attach a typewritten explanation of the events that support your claim for compensation.
Please keep in mind:

  • Mandatory arbitration is only between REALTORS® (principals) and/or Participants in the MLS (brokers)
  • A specific amount must be claimed
  • Each party must pay the filing deposit
  • There must have been a completed sale (closing)
  • Filings must be within 180 days of the closing
  • There must be a basis for the award (usually the MLS offer of compensation)

Access NAR's Code of Ethics, Professional Standards, and Mediation Resources Page