The Lakelands Association of REALTORS®
The Lakelands members are also members of the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA), and the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). We represent 700 professional REALTORS® who serve communities in the District of Muskoka, Haliburton, Orillia and Almaguin. We are a not-for-profit association offering our members the best tools and education to support their success and professionalism. To do this, we provide them with tools to enter their listings, both residential and commercial, into what the public sees as REALTOR.CA. We offer them education opportunities on a wide variety of subjects from local to national, advocate on behalf of consumers and the industry to all levels of government, and work to uphold the professionalism and ethical practices in real estate.
Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA)
The Ontario Read Estate Association (OREA) represents over 70,000 brokers and salespeople belonging to the province’s 39 real estate boards. OREA serves its members through a wide variety of publications, educational programs and special services. Learn more about OREA by visiting their website. OREA also delivers the Ontario REALTORS Care® program, financially supporting local shelter-based organisations across the province through a grant program.
Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA)
The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), one of Canada’s largest single industry trade associations, representing over 120,000 real estate brokers and salespeople working through 104 real estate boards and associations across Canada.
Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO)
The Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) is the licensing and regulatory body for Ontario’s real estate professionals. All of The Lakelands members are RECO registrants and are licensed under the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002 (REBBA). REBBA 2002 is administered by RECO on behalf of the Ontario Ministry of Consumer and Business Services.
REALTOR® Code of Ethics
Registrants in any province who become members of organized real estate have agreed to abide by the REALTOR® Code and its accompanying Articles and Interpretations. The Code establishes a standard of conduct, which in many respects exceeds basic legal requirements and ensures that the rights and interests of consumers of real estate services are protected