How to check to see if a realtor is licenced and in good standing in Alberta

How to check to see if a realtor is licenced and in good standing in Alberta

Every month the Real Estate Council of Alberta comes out with a report of the most recent disciplinary actions against its members.

The report names names and can be found simply by going to the RECA website.

This past week a realtor was fined $48,000 and barred from practicing in the province for seven years "for breaching multiple codes of conduct."

You also can read more about this specific case in various local media reports that were published/posted on March 9.

This begs the question how do you know if the realtor you are using - or is trying to get your business - is "licenced and in good standing"? It's quite easy. The Real Estate Board of Alberta website has a place to search either by their name or brokerage.

Here's the link:

If searching a person, simply type in the licencee's first and last name and hit the search button. If the individual is licenced with RECA, a short profile will show including their status on the far left.

If the person you search shows a status of “suspended” or “cancelled” RECA's Disciplinary Decisions page may include more information about that person.

You may also request an official Licencing History Certificate to be prepared under Section 80 of the Real Estate Act if it is required as evidence in a legal proceeding.

If you have more questions you can just contact RECA through the Contact Us button on that page.



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