Manitoba’s new real estate service agreement

Our pledge. Your proof.

Manitoba REALTORS® deliver on their promises. And now, we’re putting those promises on paper. The new service agreement is your assurance that your REALTOR® is on the job for you, on your terms. Your signature acts as proof that you understand the purpose of the agreement: that it’s your REALTOR®’s pledge to deliver on their promise of professionalism, at every step of the home buying or selling process.

What is a service agreement?

A service agreement details how your REALTOR® will work with and for you, based on the terms you set out together in the document. The completed document will include a list of the services you can expect, the timeframe of the agreement, and more.

Why has the service agreement been introduced?

Recent changes to The Real Estate Services Act (RESA) require that everyone sign a service agreement with a REALTOR® up front, before any services are rendered. If you're buying, selling or renting a commercial or residential property in Manitoba, you’ll need to sign a service agreement starting in 2022. Read the bill here.

What do I need to know about signing a service agreement?

Here are three things to keep in mind before you sign:

  • Review the service agreement thoroughly and don’t be afraid to ask questions.
  • Speak to your REALTOR® if you want to negotiate or change the terms of your service agreement.
  • Ask your REALTOR® if your service agreement is exclusive. An agreement doesn’t need to be exclusive, but it can be.

Questions? Contact us.

We are here to help you navigate the rules and regulations of RESA.

Call us at 204-772-0405 or 1-800-267-6019 (toll-free) or email resa@mrea.mb.ca for more information.