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 2019 – March 2020

  • Real Estate Professionals

     

    June 30

    Sept 30Dec 31
    Total Real Estate Professionals25,9642584425761
     

    By Category

    June 30Sept 30Dec 31

    Real Estate Sales

    24,3102412624072

    Rental Property Management

    5,03449494893

    Strata Property Management

    1,33813381333

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

     

    By Level

    June 30Sept 30Dec 31

    Managing Brokers

    1,34913271319

    Associate Brokers

    1,50515011491

    Representatives

    23,1102301622951

    Total

    25,9642584425,761
     
     

    June 30 

    Sept 30Dec 31
    Licensed Brokerages1,53115251,518

    Note: Licensed brokerages include branch offices.

  • Disciplinary Actions

    Enforcement Apr – JunJul – Sep Oct – Dec

    Consent Orders Issued

    241612

    Disciplinary Hearings Held*

    7

    Fines & Admin Penalties Issued

    663327

    Fines & Admin Penalties Amounts

    $102,125$112,500$78,025

    Suspensions Issued

    10

    Letters of Advisement Issued

    191327
    Licence Surrenders--1
    Appeals---

    *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 – Dec

    Real Estate Professionals

    1,43211861270

    Consumers

    643738547

    Non-identified/Other

    304025

    Total

    2,10519641842
  • Complaints and Anonymous Tips

    By SourceApr – JunJul – SepOct – Dec

    Consumer 

    16511788

    Real estate professional

    321915

    Initiated by RECBC

    833

    Referred by real estate board

    2

    Referred by another regulator

    2

    Referred from Anonymous Tipline

    46258

    Other

    640
    Total  261168114
     

    Anonymous Tips

    Apr – JunJul – SepOct – Dec
    Total906461
  • Audits

     Apr – JunJul – SepOct – Dec

    Brokerages audited

    264531
  • Education

    Students Registered for Licensing Examinations Apr – JunJul – SepOct – Dec 

    Trading Services (Real Estate Sales)

    729774682 

    Rental Property Management Services

    128135129 

    Strata Management Services

    436351 
    Brokers Business Planning and Financial Management 3651911 

    Note: These numbers represent all individuals writing exams, not the outcomes (i.e. pass/fail).

Statistical Archive

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

Quarterly Statistics 2018/2019

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