MEDIATOR PROFILE – MARGARET GAREMORE

EDUCATION

Mediation Certificate, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine Law, 2002
Real Estate Sales License 1997, Broker License 2012, California Department of Real Estate
A.B., Occidental College, graduated cum laude, 1994
Paralegal Certificate, Pasadena City College, ABA Approved Program, 1988

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Active real estate Mediator for 16 years
Conducted and consulted on over 150 real estate Mediations
Private Dispute Consultant for the last 14 years
Handled nearly 100 consumer real estate Ombudsman cases
Wrote a weekly dispute resolution newspaper article for 2 years
Closed over 600 real estate transactions as a REALTOR/Broker
Worked as a litigation Paralegal for 10 years

TRADE MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS

Southern California Mediation Association, Member
Association for Conflict Resolution, Washington D.C., Member
California Association of Realtors, approved Ombudsman and Mediator
Arcadia Association of Realtors, Ombudsman and Mediation Workshop Chairperson
California Association of Realtors, Trainer for Professional Standards and Ethics
National Association of Realtors, Member

STATEMENT

Real estate mediation requires a solid understanding of the purchase contract and the ability
to ask the right questions to get to the core of the dispute. Often an underlying component of
the problem is a breakdown in communication. My mission is to help the parties come to an
informed and agreeable resolution so they can move beyond the conflict.

FEES

$1,500 for a one-day Mediation. Includes review of all documents, answering all pre-mediation
questions, travel time and conference rooms.

LANGUAGES

Fluent in English.  
Spanish, Chinese and Armenian interpreting paid services available, upon request.

SERVICE AREAS

Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.  
For Ventura and San Diego Counties there may be an additional travel fee.