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.