OREA TO RECO: Continuing Education Program a Major Step Backwards

“An Open Letter from OREA President Ray Ferris and CEO Tim Hudak to Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) concerning the quality and standards of the Continuing Education (CE) Program.”   February 17, 2017 Mike Cusano, Chair Kate Murray, CEO Real Estate Council of Ontario West Tower, 3300 Bloor St W #1200, Etobicoke, ON M8X … Continued

Renovate before reselling? Some tips from RECO

So your retirement plan is in place, and the first step is to downsize your home. For many of us, preparing a home for sale can include spending some time and money on upgrades or repairs. Whether you’re interested in installing new kitchen cabinets or making necessary repairs to your roof, if you’re hiring a … Continued

Complaints service helps at stressful time

The discovery that you are the subject of a complaint to the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) can be an intimidating experience. That’s why the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) created a service to help Ontario REALTORS® navigate the process of handling a complaint to RECO. Members who are the subject of a RECO … Continued

Four tips for a hassle-free move: RECO

The Real Estate Council of Ontario has published the following tips for consumers. After months of house hunting, you’ve purchased a great home that you’re excited to move into. But, there’s still the big to-do of planning the actual move. If hiring a moving company is part of your plan, consider these tips from Consumer … Continued

Advertising Guidelines Revised

Just when you thought you understood all the advertising DOs and DON’Ts, the advertising guidelines, developed by the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO), are revised. RECO developed the guidelines to assist registrants in complying with the advertising requirements of the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002, and the Code of Ethics. The revisions, … Continued

RECO Relocates

As of March 26 2012, RECO’s new location will be in the West Tower of the Sun Life Financial Centre. The move provides RECO with the space it requires to further meet the needs of the industry’s evolution and the continuous growth of Ontario’s real estate industry. The move was planned with careful consideration as to have minimal … Continued

RECO: Multimedia “P3” Makes Ad Guidelines Easier to Understand

RECO’s new multimedia presentation on the advertising guidelines makes it easier than ever for real estate professionals to understand the basics of compliant advertising. The presentation, called a P3, features video of Deputy Registrar Bruce Matthews outlining the requirements along with accompanying visual illustrations and examples that make the information on the guidelines easy to … Continued

RECO’s Most Popular Publications Redesigned

Two of RECO’s most popular publications have been redesigned to feature a variety of visual examples and provide clarity on the advertising issues that real estate professionals frequently ask about. The new Advertising Guidelines are broken down into easy-to-follow segments that include clear illustrations of correct and incorrect advertising.  The segments explain how to identify … Continued