Friday, March 21, 2008

Acreage Purchase Leads to Dispute

After a year in escrow the seller & buyer became frustrated and the dream of owning 10 acres in the country began to fade.

Both parties had invested time, money and improvements were made.

In the end the buyer wanted out and the seller wanted damages.

Discussion of litigation, arbitation and using a California Real Estate Land Purchase agreement the contract spelled out for Mediation.

The parties along with agents met with Real Estate Mediator Jim W Hildreth and within 4 hours a written settlement was produced.

Litigation & Arbitration would have been costly and Mediation turned out to be productive in this land dispute.

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Thank you very much, Jim W Hildreth. We appreciated your time & efforts and found the mediation to be very straightforward & helpful. RB -Realtor

Jim W Hildreth Real Estate Mediator Guest Speaker

Jim W Hildreth Real Estate Mediator was the recent guest speaker at the Amador County Association of Realtors in Jackson CA. 95642

The March 20th 2008 meeting was conducted by Board President Joel Lesch.

Jim W Hildreth spoke to the real estate members about mediation and the many advantages of mediation vs arbitration and or litigation.

He gave multiple examples of how conflicts with real property issues were solved by open mediation an active communication.

He reviewed with the the group of 40 active agents and brokers that California Real Estate Forms have a built in Mediation Clause in both listings and purchase contracts.

His suggestion to the association was why Litigate when you can Mediate.

Testimonials About Jim W Hildreth Mediator


I'm glad that we decided to use Jim's skills and services as a mediator. He allows both sides to state their case, listens to what is being said and clarfies by asking questions, then summarizies what he has heard. If fairness is what you are looking for, look no further. BD- Sacramento January 2008

"I have witneesed several mediations previously, and I thought you performed your work exccedingly well. I believe both parties had an equal opportunity to be heard, and that you brought them together to resolve differences in a professional and unbiased manner". MF- Sacramento November 2007

"I want to say thank you for all you have done. I am amazed at how well you do your job. I have met too many so called professionals that were less than reasonable. You have a tremendous God given talent for talking with people. I truely thought this was going to be a brick wall meeting at best. I am glad that I was wrong." MH Plaintiff December 2007
"Jim is good in summarizing parties positions and asking clarifying questions"
"Jim has great people skills and a good listener who is fair and impartial" Greg Applegate City of Sonora
"Thanks for your help in solving the real estate dispute. My first experience with mediation, you made it flow easy, I was happy with the end results". Plaintiff
"I do not hesitate to recommend Jim Hildreth as a Mediator". Brenda Gaspar East Bay Mediation.