The Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) regulates real estate agents and brokerages in the province. We protect the public interest through a safe and informed marketplace. 

RECO holds real estate agents to professional standards, protects the public interest, and enhances consumer confidence in the real estate profession. In addition, RECO strives to educate consumers to ensure they understand the benefits of a regulated real estate sector. 

RECO is a not-for-profit corporation that is delegated by the provincial government to administer and enforce the Trust in Real Estate Services Act, 2002 (TRESA) and associated regulations. 

RECO was established in 1997 as a delegated administrative authority (DAA) under the Safety and Consumer Statutes Administration Act.  This was the result of a mutual desire of the government and the real estate industry to enhance professionalism, increase consumer protection and provide an effective and responsive regulatory framework. 

The Ministry of Public and Business Service Delivery continues to be responsible for TRESA and associated regulations, as well as general oversight of RECO. 

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Learn more about RECO’s mission, vision and values.
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Here are the key milestones that mark RECO’s continued progress since its inception in 1997.
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There are a number of organizations in Ontario with different roles and responsibilities.

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RECO’s Service Standards Report outlines the levels of service the public, including registrants, can expect for most services under normal circumstances.
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RECO is committed to providing quality customer service to Ontario consumers and registrants.