Commission & Industry Facts

Established: 1997

Mandate & Authority: The Nova Scotia Real Estate Commission is an independent, non-government agency, responsible for regulating the real estate industry in Nova Scotia. Founded in 1997 under the Nova Scotia Real Estate Trading Act, its mission is to ensure consumer confidence in the real estate industry by supervising the professional activities of all real estate brokers and salespeople practicing in Nova Scotia.

Commission composition: Up to 10 members, including: 3 elected licensees, 3 government appointed public members, 3 association appointed licensees and one Commercial representative licensee appointed by the Commission.

Chair: Gary Morse, Royal LePage Atlantic

Number of Commission staff: 9


Number of licensees: 1,652 (as of May 2016)
Number of real estate brokerages (incl. branches): 187 (as of May 2016)
Number of new licensees in 2015: 117


Complaints & Investigations

Cases initiated in 2015: 15
Cases closed in 2015: 22<
2015 hearings: 0
2015 licence suspensions: 2


Total trust inspections conducted in 2015: 135
Total brokerage and trust inspections: 83

The Nova Scotia Real Estate
is the regulator of the
Nova Scotia real estate industry.

Contact Us

Nova Scotia Real Estate Commission

601-1595 Bedford Highway
Bedford, NS
B4A 3Y4

p: 1.902.468.3511 or

f:  1.902.468.1016 or

e: For licensing information
For complaints