The Real Estate Agents Authority is a Crown entity, established under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008. The Real Estate Authority is the operating name of the Real Estate Agents Authority.
Our purpose is to promote and protect the interests of consumers buying and selling real estate, and to promote public confidence in the performance of real estate agency work.
The ‘Real Estate Authority’ or ‘REA’ is our operating name and how we should be referred to.
Our previous name — ‘Real Estate Agents Authority’ or ‘REAA’ — is our legal name. It is only used for contracts we enter into and in the context of disciplinary decisions from Complaints Assessment Committees and our appearance before the Tribunal or other higher courts.