Commission & Industry Facts
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: Robert Wambolt, Harvey Realties Ltd.
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