Who we are

The Real Estate Council of Ontario regulates real estate professionals in the province on behalf of the Ontario government. We protect the public interest through a fair, safe and informed marketplace.

RECO holds registered brokers and salespersons 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 Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002 (REBBA 2002) 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 Government and Consumer Services continues to be responsible for REBBA 2002 and associated regulations, as well as general oversight of RECO.