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Established: 1958

Mandate & Authority:  The Real Estate Council of British Columbia is a regulatory agency established by the provincial government in 1958. Its mandate is to protect the public interest by enforcing the licensing and licensee conduct requirements of the Real Estate Services Act. The Council is responsible for licensing individuals and brokerages engaged in real estate sales, rental property and strata management. The Council also enforces entry qualifications, investigates complaints against licensees and imposes disciplinary sanctions under the Act.

Number of licensees: 24,000 (approx.)

Number of real estate brokerages (incl. branches): 1,400 (approx.)

Number of investigations opened 2015/16: 862

Number of hearings and consent orders 2015/16: 116

Council Chair: Robert Holmes

Acting Executive Officer: Erin Seeley



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