There are more than 10,000 REALTORS® practicing across Alberta. REALTORS® are real estate associates who have pledged to uphold a national Code of Ethics and Standards of Business Practice. They are members of their local real estate boards, the Alberta Real Estate Association and the Canadian Real Estate Association.

REALTORS® hold themselves to a higher standard of professional excellence, committing to life-long learning through continuing professional developement and field experience.

Finding the right REALTOR® can take some time, but it is important to make sure you find one who is right for you. To view popular questions you should ask a REALTOR® when finding the one that’s right for you, click here.

AREA, as the provincial professional association for Alberta REALTORS®, fosters a standard of excellence for our members and, in doing so, supports them to better serve their clients. One of the ways we do this is by providing continuing education opportunities that allow REALTORS® to work towards designations that showcase their knowledge and expertise. Here are some of the designations that Alberta REALTORS® voluntarily opt to attain to enhance the service they provide to clients.

Looking For A Property?
Many prospective buyers turn to the Internet, their local newspaper and other sources when looking for a property.

While there are many avenues that enable you to find properties for sale,, which lists properties for sale across Canada, is a comprehensive source.

Written Service Agreements in Alberta

Effective July 1, 2014 the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) requires all REALTORS® who establish a client relationship in residential real estate to enter into a Written Service Agreement with that client.

Written Service Agreements are often referred to as a "Buyer Representation Agreement" or "Seller Representation Agreement", depending on whether you are buying or selling a home.

Written Service Agreements help ensure the role of an industry professional is clear – making clients better informed with less confusion and fewer disputes.

To find out more about Written Service Agreements, visit RECA’s website.
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