REALTOR®, REALTORS® and the REALTOR® logo are certification marks owned by REALTOR® Canada Inc., a corporation jointly owned by the National Association of REALTORS® and CREA. The REALTOR® trademarks are used to identify real estate services provided by brokers and salespersons who are members of CREA and who accept and respect a strict Code of Ethics, and are required to meet consistent professional standards of business practice which is the consumer’s assurance of integrity.
As a consumer entering into a Buyer Representation or a Seller’s contract with a REALTOR® you can ask to see a valid licence and proof of insurance. You can also search for a real estate salesperson or broker to make sure they are registered and in good standing at http://www.reco.on.ca . After you accept the terms of the disclaimer, simply type in their name and hit the search button. If an individual is registered, a small profile will pop up with their name and their brokerage. If you click on the profile, more information will appear, including their title, details about the brokerage, and whether they are facing charges or have been disciplined in the last 60 months.