The Nova Scotia Real Estate Commission is the regulatory body for trading in real estate in the province. Established by the provincial government in 1997, the Commission is an independent, non-profit agency that supervises the professional activities of all real estate licensees in Nova Scotia.
The Commission’s mandate is to protect the public interest through effective regulation that promotes professionalism, ethical conduct, and integrity, which strengthens consumer trust and confidence in the real estate profession. We work toward public protection through:
- administering and enforcing the Real Estate Trading Act, its Regulations and the Commission By-law;
- setting performance standards that govern trading in real estate;
- setting licensing requirements and entrance standards; and
- investigating complaints and imposing disciplinary sanctions under the Act.
Real estate in Nova Scotia is fully self-regulated. Professional self-regulation is in essence the protection of the public interest and all of the regulatory body’s decisions and actions are done in the public interest, to protect real estate consumers from incompetent or unethical practices by licensees.