Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors President Judith Anderson, former President Susan Andrews and President-elect Glen Simmons attended Mediation training on Oct. 6 and 7 at Florida Realtors headquarters in Orlando, Fla.
The two-day program was taught by Bruce Aydt, a National Association of Realtors (NAR) Mediation facilitator. Mediation is a component of the Dispute Resolution System, which was developed by NAR for implementation by its more than 1,400 local Associations of Realtors nationwide. The process is voluntary and helps people resolve disputes with the help of a neutral party.
Florida Realtors, formerly known as the Florida Association of Realtors, serves as the voice for real estate in Florida and provides programs, services, continuing education, research and legislative representation to its 115,000 members in 64 local boards/associations. Realtors are the only licensed real estate practitioners required to adhere to the Code of Ethics prescribed by the National Association of Realtors.