What is the REALTOR® Code?

    The exclusive designation for a member of The Canadian Real Estate Association is the  trademark REALTOR®. It symbolizes a commitment to competence, service and professional conduct.


    In the quest for these high standards, REALTORS® in Canada have been bound together by a Code of Ethics since 1959.


     As REALTORS®, we accept a personal obligation to the public and to our profession. The Code of Ethics of The Canadian Real Estate Association embodies these obligations.


    As REALTORS®, we are committed to:
    • Professional competent service
    • Absolute honesty and integrity in business dealings
    • Co-operation with and fairness to all
    • Personal accountability through compliance
    with CREA’s Standards of Business Practice.


    To meet their obligations, REALTORS® pledge to observe the spirit of the Code in all of their activities and conduct their business in accordance with the Standards of Business Practice and the Golden Rule — Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.