What is the Canadian Real Estate Association
The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) is one of Canada’s largest single-industry trade Associations. Our membership includes more than 130,000 real estate brokers, agents and salespeople, working through 90 real estate Boards and Associations across Canada.
Not just anyone can call themselves a REALTOR®. To do so, real estate professionals must either be direct members of their association or be members of both their local real estate board and CREA, depending on the province. As well, they must abide by the ethical standards laid out in the REALTOR® Code.
What CREA Does
CREA works on behalf of the public and its REALTOR® members. To do so, it:
- Represents the interests of its members to the federal government and its agencies on existing or proposed legislation that will affect those members, and/or impact homeownership.
- Assists our REALTOR® members to better serve their clients by providing quality technology products including REALTOR.ca, WEBforms® and DDF®.
- Enhances member professionalism and ethics by providing national standards, including establishment of symbols of quality associated with using CREA brands and trademarks. Protects and promotes the two primary national CREA trademarks, MLS® and REALTOR®.
- Produces accurate, up-to-date information and analysis on economic issues.
See also Winnipeg REALTORS and Manitoba Real Estate Association.