What is a Special Real Estate Commissioner?
Special Real Estate Commissioners are neutral, third-party real estate brokers typically with many years of experience and advanced education. The Maricopa County Superior Court maintains an approved list of Special Commissioners. The parties, often through the use of legal counsel, ask the court to appoint a Special Commissioner; the parties may also agree upon and stipulate the use of a specific Special Commissioner. Special Commissioners must be licensed by the Arizona Department of Real Estate as a real estate salesperson or broker and must be in good standing. Once engaged, the Special Commissioner performs a market evaluation of the property, lists the property for sale, markets the property to achieve the highest reasonable price and completes the sale. At each major event in the process or at least every 30-days, the Special Commissioner sends a full written report to all parties involved.