BY THE NUMBERS/RECO 2017 ANNUAL REPORT /17 Enforcing the standards to obtain and maintain REGISTRATION as a brokerage, broker or salesperson; Establishing EDUCATION standards for registration, articling, broker and continuing education; Addressing inquiries, concerns and COMPLAINTS about the conduct of registrants and taking appropriate action; Conducting INSPECTIONS of brokerages to ensure compliance with REBBA and to educate brokers of record; Establishing and administering INSURANCE requirements, which include consumer deposit protection; and Being the source of CONSUMER PROTECTION education and information for buyers and sellers involved in real estate transactions. RECO works in the public interest by: RECO is committed to enforcing the law in the public interest and enhancing consumer confidence in the real estate profession. We work to fulfill this goal through the regulation of Ontario’s more than 80,000 real estate registrants. The Ontario government sets the rules that real estate salespersons, brokers and brokerages must follow in the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002 (REBBA). RECO enforces that law and its associated regulations, which includes a Code of Ethics, on behalf of the government.