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P.O. Box 686
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Phone: 1-888-412-6740
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                                                                          Helpful information from………….Lisa Cameron, Ombudsman

 

Greetings,

The real estate contract you’ve entered into requires both parties to participate in mediation as a means to resolve disputes prior to pursuing a formal process (like litigation).  There are many benefits to mediation!

MEDIATION IS CONSUMER FRIENDLY - MEDIATION IS NON-ADVERSARIAL

  • A Mediator does not pass judgment and serves to help the parties openly communicate to identify their differences and reach agreement on how to resolve their differences.

  • A Mediator assists disputing parties in reaching a mutually acceptable solution to everyone’s satisfaction.

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Here are some helpful reminders & information to assist you through the process

  • Cost(s):  Each party pays their own fees. 

Administrative fee per party is $200

Mediator fee per party is $250*

  • Forms: Parties that initiate mediation must fully complete the Requesting Party Forms; include Administrative Fee and provide the requisite documentation to verify a contract between the parties.
  • Forms: Parties that are to respond to the mediation request must fully complete the Responding Party Forms and include the Administrative Fee by or before the 30 day deadline so that OM Services can schedule the mediation conference.
  • Read the information provided in this pamphlet! The rules of the program are included as well as a copy of the Agreement to Confidentiality & Mediation.

*As of July 1, 2020, Mediator Fees are $250 per party.

QUESTIONS?  JUST GIVE THE OMBUDSMAN A CALL @ 1-888-412-6740

OM Services is the authorized service provider for the

Maryland REALTORS® 

"BUYER-SELLER" / "BROKER-CLIENT" Mediation Program.

OM Services is a service company offering Ombudsman and Mediation Services. 

OM Services does not provide legal advice and its services are not the substitute for advice from a licensed attorney.

 

OM Services July 2020