The REALTOR® Code, which sets out standards of professional conduct for members of CREA, helps protect the rights and interests of buyers and sellers. And our advocacy to governments continues to influence legislation for the benefit of homeowners.
CREA’s efforts also allow our REALTOR® members to better serve their clients. Our vigilant eye on both the economy and government, plus the economic statistics and analysis we provide, enhance our members’ knowledge. This in turn can improve the quality of advice they can provide to clients. As well, the REALTOR® Code helps create a level of trust between REALTORS® and their clients.
Organized real estate in Canada operates at three different levels. The real estate board generally operates at a local level. Provincial and territorial associations represent their province or territory and CREA represents the industry nationally and internationally.
The Association of Real Estate Companies, for its acronym in Spanish AEI, was established with the aim of bringing together those companies dedicated to the real estate business. Its objectives are among others:
A non-profit legal entity that groups together in a large proportion the majority of the country’s real estate companies, whose main activity is real estate brokerage and management.Its efforts are directed towards the companies attached to its association and society with the aim of acting as an intermediary and facilitator in the relations of the companies that make up the real estate sector, trying to avoid unfair competition, putting into practice the prescribed principles. in our Code of Ethics.
The Association of Real Estate Companies plans to promote the education, training and development of real estate agents through specialized courses, seminars, conferences and programs in the real estate field, with the clear objective of improving the quality and competitiveness of their activities through the exchange of knowledge, information and business opportunities.
Promote strategic contacts and affiliations with other national and international entities linked to the main activity of each of its members, which contribute to the benefit of these, putting the collective interest before the private interest.
CILA is the Real Estate Confederation of Latin America that is currently made up of 18 countries and 440,000 Real Estate Brokers.
It represents 424,000 Real Estate Professionals in Latin America, 80% of the population and 84% of the GDP.
Among the objectives of CILA, are to represent the interests of the Department of Real Estate Services of the member countries of Latin America and in the bodies of any governmental body or not, or any international entity with the participation of the Department of Real Estate Services.
The Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) designation is the premier credential in seller representation. It is designed to elevate professional standards and enhance personal performance. The designation is awarded to real estate practitioners by the Real Estate Business Institute (REBI) who meet specific educational and practical experience criteria.
The Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. This coveted designation is awarded by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC), an affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS®, to real estate practitioners who meet the specified educational and practical experience criteria.
The Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation is for real estate buyer agents who focus on working directly with buyer-clients at every stage of the home-buying process.