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Professional Standards

Members of the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton respect and pledge to subscribe to a strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Business Practice. To ensure compliance, REALTORS® enforce their Code through standard procedures entrenched in the Bylaws under the jurisdiction of the Arbitration and Professional Standards Committee.

Through this Committee, the Association deals with all written complaints and has the authority to discipline a Member who has been found in contravention of the Code. The members understand adherence to the Code protects and promotes the continued trust and positive relations which REALTORS® have with their clients.

The Professional Standards Committee:

  • determines if the complaint falls within our jurisdiction;
  • will only make decisions based on the evidence before them;
  • will advise you of the results and provide an explanation of their outcome;
  • does not have the jurisdiction to make decisions regarding monetary concerns or legal matters. These claims should be taken to a lawyer for assistance;
  • will not accept any third-party complaints, i.e. only parties that are involved in the situation (agent, broker, buyer or seller).

Steps to Resolve Your Concerns

The members of the REALTORS® Association are pleased to provide an information resource which offers experience, guidance, advice and if possible, resolution, to the public. The Industry Standards & Practice Department works in conjunction with the Arbitration and Professional Standards Committee to process all written complaints and to enforce the The REALTOR® Code and Standards of Business Practice.

Following are the steps you can take if you have a question or problem

  1. Contact your REALTOR®. Many situations can be resolved through open and frank communication.
  2. Contact your REALTOR®’s Broker. Your concerns may not yet have been brought to the attention of the Broker. The Broker will welcome the opportunity to address your concerns and to ensure a continued good working relationship with you. The Broker is concerned with the reputation of the office as it impacts on all the REALTORS® who work there.
  3. Contact the REALTORS® Association Industry Standards & Practice Department at 780-451-6666 to help you determine the most appropriate action for your particular situation or to register a formal complaint if you feel there has been a breach of the REALTORS® Code of Ethics or Standards of Business Practices.
  4. Contact the Real Estate Council of Alberta which regulates the real estate industry, if there is an alleged violation of the Real Estate Act.
  5. Examples of complaints to be investigated by the Real Estate Council of Alberta are:

    • fraudulent activities
    • unlawful activities
    • misrepresentation
    • breach of fiduciary duties
    • professional misconduct
  6. You may also want to contact your lawyer to obtain a legal opinion regarding your situation.

If you are uncertain of the meaning of any of the real estate terms you have heard during your transaction, you may find this glossary helpful.

REALTOR.ca

REALTORS® Community Foundation

Real Estate Weekly

Real Estate Council of Alberta

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The REALTORS® Association of Edmonton (Edmonton Real Estate Board), founded in 1927 , is a professional association of over 3,200 Brokers and Associates in the greater Edmonton area. The Association administers the Multiple Listing Service®, provides professional education to its members and enforces a strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Business Practice.

The Association advertises property listings and publishes consumer information on the Internet at REALTOR.ca, as well as in the Real Estate Weekly.
The REALTORS® Association supports charities involving shelter and homelessness through the REALTORS® Community Foundation.