In the event a monetary dispute arises, the National Association of Realtors® Code of Ethics obligates Realtors® to arbitrate through the Association. Realtors also have the option to submit the dispute to mediation (optional) rather than litigate the matter in court.

In the event a monetary dispute arises with clients of Realtors® may wish to arbitrate the dispute through the association, provided the client agrees to be bound by any resulting agreement or award. An arbitration request must be filed 180 days from the date of the closing of the transaction, if any, or 180 days after the facts of the arbitrable matter could have been known, whichever date is later.

How to File a Request for Arbitration

  • Download, fill out and email the Request for Arbitration form, please include a typewritten summary of the transactions and any evidence that would support your case. All documents should be emailed to Cheryl Adams at
  • A check for $350 for the filing fee, which is to be mailed to:

Cheryl Adams
123 S. Broad Street,
Suite 600
Philadelphia, PA 19109

  • The request will be referred to the Grievance Committee for their consideration as to whether or not the request is forwarded to a Professional Standards Hearing

Listed below are the documents needed to file for arbitration: