Can you sell real estate if you are not registered?

In Ontario, in order to trade in real estate, brokers and salespersons must be registered under the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002. Before you begin working with a real estate broker or salesperson, make sure you confirm that they are registered by using the online search feature.

The information available to you includes the registration status, the current expiry date of registration and regulatory activities related to the brokerage, broker or salesperson, such as:

  • Registrar’s Proposals to refuse, revoke, suspend or apply conditions to a registration

  • Charges under REBBA 2002 and related convictions

  • Immediate suspensions ordered by the Registrar

  • Decisions of Discipline and Appeals Panels related to ethical conduct

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