Licensing and Enforcement Statistics

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RECBC maintains statistics on the number of individuals and brokerages licensed to provide real estate services in BC, on the complaints we receive and on the investigations and prosecutions we conduct.

We also track statistics on our disciplinary outcomes, the brokerages we audit, and the inquiries from licensees and consumers we respond to. We continuously monitor this information to identify emerging regulatory issues and trends in BC’s real estate industry, and we publish this information as a resource for the public and the profession.

We update our statistics quarterly throughout the year. Please check back periodically for the most current information.

Quarterly Statistics April 2020 – March 2021

  • Real Estate Professionals

    June 30

    Sept 30Dec 31March 31
    Total Real Estate Professionals25,30425,34825,63225,889

    By Category

    June 30Sept 30Dec 31March 31

    Real Estate Sales

    23,62723,65823,90924,140

    Rental Property Management

    4,7565,0754,7454,718

    Strata Property Management

    1,317

    1,334

    1,3531,374

    Note: Professionals may be licensed for more than one category.

    By Level

    June 30Sept 30Dec 31March 31

    Managing Brokers

    1,3081,3091,3041,308

    Associate Brokers

    1,4711,4511,4481,442

    Representatives

    22,52522,58822,88023,139

    Total

    25,30425,34825,63225,889

    June 30

    Sept 30Dec 31March 31
    Licensed Brokerages1,5171,5201,5241,533

    Note: Licensed brokerages include branch offices.

  • Disciplinary Actions

    Enforcement Apr – JunJul – Sep Oct – DecJan — MarYear Total

    Consent Orders Issued

    91615545

    Disciplinary Hearings Held*

    54110

    Fines & Admin Penalties Issued

    617221560

    Fines & Admin Penalties Amounts

    $15,375$83,500$135,125$48,650$282,650

    Suspensions Issued

    136212

    Letters of Advisement Issued

    16221544
    Licence Surrenders
    Appeals5218

    *Disciplinary hearings are, in most cases, held in two parts: a hearing on liability, followed in cases where there is a finding of liability by a hearing to determine penalty.

  • Professional Standards Inquiries

    By Source:Apr – JunJul – SepOct – DecJan — MarYear Total

    Real Estate Professionals

    1,1901,3431,3281,5985,459

    Consumers

    6549018659793,399

    Non-identified/Other

    56295343181

    Total

    1,9002,2732,2462,6209,039
  • Complaints and Anonymous Tips

    By SourceApr – JunJul – SepOct – DecJan — MarYear Total

    Consumer

    106134156249645

    Real estate professional

    1822184098

    Initiated by RECBC

    2771026

    Referred by real estate board

    2136

    Referred by another regulator

    2338

    Referred from Anonymous Tipline

    41443866189

    Other

    4121926
    Total 174220223380998

    Anonymous Tips

    Apr – JunJul – SepOct – DecJan — MarYear Total
    Total120170126120536
  • Audits

    Apr – JunJul – SepOct – DecJan — MarYear Total

    Brokerages audited

    4*8*231651

    *Scheduled in-person brokerage audits during this period were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in accordance with guidelines from BC’s Public Health Officer, and replaced with an audit outreach program. In total, 369 brokerages were contacted remotely during this period as part of the outreach program. Based on the interviews conducted, 113 brokerages have been identified for further investigation/audit procedures. Virtual office audits started in September 2020.

  • Education

    Students Registered in Licensing CoursesApr – JunJul – SepOct – DecJan — MarYear Total

    Trading Services (Real Estate Sales)

    1,0251,7062,3402,5457,616

    Rental Property Management Services

    111182213204710

    Strata Management Services

    608491103338
    Managing Brokers57518363254

Statistical Archive

Find quarterly RECBC licensing, disciplinary, audit and education statistics from past years here.

Quarterly Statistics 2019/2020

Find selected statistics from the 2019/2020 fiscal year including licensing numbers, complaints received and disciplinary outcomes.

Quarterly Statistics 2018/2019

Find selected statistics from the 2018/2019 fiscal year including licensing numbers, complaints received and disciplinary outcomes.