Resolution of Disputes.|
Resolution of Disputes
There are times when you and your agent have a disagreement that
you cannot resolve by yourselves. Maybe the agent did a poor job or
misrepresented something. Maybe your agent was really doing their
job correctly, but you did not understand. Perhaps the agent will have a
dispute with you.
The listing contract specifies what methods will be used to settle such
disputes. You can choose to accept binding arbitration, which is
usually cheaper than hiring a lawyer and going to court. Usually,
matters that can be dealt with in a small claims court are excluded
from having to go to binding arbitration.
You are not required to sign or initial the binding arbitration clause.
This would leave you free to hire an attorney and pursue disputes in
civil court instead of binding arbitration. However, we are not
recommending one choice or the other. That is your decision.
copyright 2000 by Terry Light and RealEstate ABC, revised 2002