Request and Agreement to Arbitrate (Form A-1)

Request and Agreement to Arbitrate (Form A-1)

(1) The undersigned, by becoming and remaining a member of the Medina County Board of REALTORS®, Inc. (or a Participant in its MLS), has previously consented to arbitration through the Board under its rules and regulations.

(2) I am informed that each person named below is a member in good standing of the Board (or a Participant in its MLS), or was a member of said Board of REALTORS®at the time the dispute arose.

(3) A dispute arising out of the real estate business as defined by Article 17 of the Code of Ethics exists between me and my firm and the following [list all persons and/or firms you wish to name as Respondents to this arbitration]:

Name, REALTOR® principal
Street address, City, State, Zip
Name, 2nd REALTOR® principal
Street address, City, State, Zip
Firm Name
Firm's Street address, City, State, Zip

(5) I request and consent to arbitration through the Board in accordance with its Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual and procedures as set forth in the bylaws of the Board, and I agree to abide by the arbitration award and to comply with it promptly.

In the event I do not comply with the arbitration award and it is necessary for any party to this arbitration to obtain judicial confirmation and enforcement of the arbitration award against me, I agree to pay the party obtaining such confirmation the costs and reasonable attorney’s fees incurred in obtaining such confirmation and enforcement.

(6) I enclose my check in the sum of $300.00 for the arbitration filing deposit. (*)

(7) I understand that I may be represented by legal counsel, and that I should give written notice no less than fifteen (15) days before the hearing of the name, address, and phone number of my attorney to all parties and the Board. Failure to provide this notice may result in a continuance of the hearing, if the Hearing Panel determines that the rights of the other party(ies) require representation.

My claim is predicated upon the statement attached, incorporated by reference into this application. *
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(8) I declare that this application and the allegations contained herein are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief and this request for arbitration is filed within one hundred eighty (180) days after the closing of the transaction, if any, or within one hundred eighty (180) days after the facts constituting the arbitrable matter could have been known in the exercise of reasonable diligence, whichever is later.

(9) If either party to an arbitration request believes that the Grievance committee has incorrectly classified the issue presented in the request (i.e. mandatory or voluntary), the party has twenty (20) days from the date of receipt of the Grievance Committee’s determination to file a written appeal of that decision. Only those materials that the Grievance Committee had at the time of its determination may be considered with the appeal by the Board of Directors.

10) Are the circumstances giving rise to this arbitration request the subject of civil litigation? *

11) Important note related to arbitration conducted pursuant to Standard of Practice 17-4 (1) or (2): Where arbitration is conducted between two (or more) cooperating brokers pursuant to Standard of Practice 17-4 (1) or (2), the amount in dispute and the amount of any potential resulting award is limited to the amount paid to the Respondent by the listing broker, seller, or landlord and any amount credited or paid to a party to the transaction at the direction of the Respondent.

Complainant(s):

Sign or type you signature
Street address, City, State, Zip
Firm's Street address, City, State, Zip
Where you will be sent a copy of your submitted form.

*Not to exceed $500

**In cases where arbitration is requested in the name of a firm comprised of REALTORS® (principals), the request must be signed by at least one of the REALTOR® principals of the firm as a co-complainant.