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2016/06/29Government Announcement Regarding Real Estate Regulation
2016/06/28Real Estate Council of BC Releases Final Report of Independent Advisory Group
2016/05/10Media Release: New Contract Assignment Rules
2016/04/13Statement: Council Investigation of New Coast Realty
2016/04/12Real Estate Council Releases Progress Report of Independent Advisory Group
2016/04/08Council Establishes Licence Conditions For New Coast Realty
2016/04/05Guidance to Real Estate Licensees: Reporting Misconduct
2016/04/01Real Estate Council Strengthens Public Protection Through Enhanced Investigation and Enforcement
2016/03/27Council Supports Penalty Increases by Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver
2016/03/18Premier’s Announcement of New Provincial Rules
2016/03/18FINTRAC Audits of Real Estate Brokerages
2016/03/15Council Supports Independent Advisory Group Terms of Reference
2016/02/22Independent Advisory Group Named
2016/02/12Complaints, Investigations, and Discipline Orders: 2014/2015
2016/02/09Superintendent of Real Estate to Chair Independent Advisory Group
2016/02/08Real Estate Council of BC: Media Statement

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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: 22,000 (approx.)

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

Council composition: Up to 17 members, including 13 elected licensee members, 3 government appointed public members, and one strata owner representative member appointed by Council.

Number of Council staff: 48

Number of complaints (2014/15): 536

Number of hearings and consent orders (2014/15): 91

Chair:  Marylou Leslie

Vice-Chair: Susan Lynch 

Executive Officer: Robert O. Fawcett

Elected Council Members: Chris Brown, J. Garth Cambrey, Harvey Exner, Dennis Fimrite, Subhadra Ghose,  Marylou Leslie, Calvin Lindberg, Susan Lynch, Susan G. McGougan, Joseph Pearson, David Peerless, David Rishel

Public Members: Barbara Barry, Elana Mignosa, Colette Squires

Strata Owner Member: John J. Nagy


Learn more about the role of the Real Estate Council.