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  • Writer's pictureJohn R. Mayhew

Why Attorneys Should Use a Real Estate Mediator


With the influx of thousands of people moving into Florida, millions of new court filings are added to the cases already burdening the courts. Cases can take months or even years to litigate and less than one percent of cases ever go before a judge or jury.


Many of these cases involve entities across the real estate spectrum such as buyers, sellers, investors, builders, contractors, lenders, insurance companies, property managers, landlord/tenants, neighbors, HOA and condo associations, home inspectors, title companies, Realtors, and the list goes on. There is no limit to the type of disputes that can arise in real estate.


Attorneys practicing in Real Estate Law know that disputes can often turn into costly and time-consuming legal battles. As the practice of law has become more competitive some attorneys are working on contingency. They risk losing the case in court and risk the collectability of payment. However, there is a more efficient and effective way to resolve disputes - by using a Real Estate Mediator.


A Real Estate Mediator understands that often in real estate "time is of the essence". By engaging a Real Estate Mediator, attorneys can expedite the resolution process and save their clients valuable time and money. Mediation is a faster and more cost-effective alternative to litigation.


A Real Estate Mediator has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the complexities of the real estate industry and the legal nuances involved. They can navigate the intricacies of the market, understand property values, and interpret legal documents. This comprehensive knowledge allows the Real Estate Mediator to fully grasp the real estate dispute and provide effective creative mediation solutions.


Confidentiality is a crucial aspect of Real Estate Mediation. The discussions and negotiations that take place during mediation are strictly confidential, allowing the parties involved to openly discuss their concerns and interest without fear of public exposure. This confidentiality fosters an environment conducive to resolving disputes.


Unlike litigation, which often results in strained relationships between parties, a Real Estate Mediator focuses on reaching a mutually satisfactory resolution agreement. Mediation allows the parties to maintain a level of control over the outcome and promote positive communication. The Real Estate Mediator can help attorneys preserve and strengthen the bond between themselves and their clients. This collaborative approach can help avoid the long-term damage that adversarial court proceedings can cause.


Don't let real estate disputes drain your time, money, and energy. When it comes to real estate disputes, having a mediator with a background in real estate can make all the difference. A Real Estate Mediator can help provide speed and efficiency of resolutions, protect the financial interest of all parties involved, lessen potential public negativity, and preserve valuable working relationships.


Explore the advantages of a Real Estate Mediator and discover a better path to resolve disputes.


John R. Mayhew is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit and County Mediator specializing in Real Estate Mediation. He is also a licensed Realtor with over 30 years of experience. Make an appointment today at MayhewMediations.com.

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