What is the Purpose of the Public Register of Estate Agents and Salespersons?
Terminology: Under the Estate Agents Act
- "Estate agents" refer to estate agency businesses (sole proprietors, partnerships and companies) who do estate agency work. Estate agents are commonly known as property agencies.
- "Salespersons" refer to individuals who perform estate agency work. They are commonly known as property agents.
The Public Register enables members of the public to make an informed decision when choosing a salesperson or estate agent. Through the register, the public can:
- Check whether a real estate agent is a licensed estate agent;
- Check whether a person is a registered salesperson;
- Know whether a real estate agent or salesperson has received any disciplinary action within the last two years;
- Know whether any awards have been conferred on a real estate agent or salesperson by the Council and/or relevant industry associations; and
- Know whether a salesperson has closed HDB and private residential transactions in the last 24 months.^
Estate agents and salespersons must have a valid licence or registration granted by the CEA before they are allowed to conduct estate agency work.
In the Public Register, the validity period of an estate agent’s licence or a salesperson’s registration is shown against the name of the estate agent or salesperson. The licensing and registration information in the Public Register is updated daily.
- The Public Register shows records of HDB and private residential transactions closed by a salesperson. Only records of transactions completed within the last 24 months (from date of access) are shown.
- Records older than 24 months (from date of access) are available at data.gov.sg. Records are available only for the period starting from 1 January 2017.
- Records are updated on the 15th of every month.
- Records are provided by HDB pursuant to Section 65 of the Estate Agents Act (Cap. 95A).