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Real Estate Roster Locations Map
The Family Court Department maintains a roster of real estate professionals who may be appointed by
the Court to enforce the sale of real property ordered by the court.
For a list of real estate professionals in your area click on that area in the map below or for a full listing
What is a Real Estate Special Commissioner?
Applicable Legal Authority
- Licensed real estate agents and/or brokers who are appointed by the court to initiate and complete the sale of real property as ordered by the court.
- Most will be appointed in Family Court cases, but there may be instances where there is a need in other court departments as well.
- Rule 95G of the Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure, implemented January 1, 2006, allows for the appointment of a Real Estate Special Commissioner
to assist the parties with disposition of community real property when the parties are otherwise unable to agree on such issues.
Selection and Appointment
- An applicant must be licensed in AZ in good standing for 3 years preceding the date of the application pursuant to Title 32 of the Arizona Revised Statutes,
- Successful completion of the mandatory online orientation as well as periodic education sessions as the Court may direct.
- Have a minimum of five transactions each year and provide the property addresses.
- Agree to periodic evaluation by the Court. The evaluation shall consider the willingness of the applicant to accept appointments and his/her efficiency
in complying with court orders, and any other factors deemed appropriate by the Court.
- Acquire Errors and Omissions insurance to cover any transaction which is the subject of the court appointment.
- Stipulation by parties - parties or their attorneys may select from the Court roster a provider who is authorized to provide the service ordered by the Court.
- Selection by judicial officer-if the parties are unable to stipulate, the judge may appoint a provider. Each party may anonymously submit 2 names from
the roster and the judge may select one of the names without the knowledge as to which party submitted the name.
- Upon the close of escrow, the Special Commissioner and the selling broker shall be paid a commission consistent with the reasonable and customary fees
paid to realtors in similar transactions in Maricopa County.
- The Court may also impose sanctions for a party's unreasonable behavior, including but not limited to, adding an additional 1% of the selling price as
compensation for services rendered as a Special Commissioner, over and above the reasonable and customary fees paid above.