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 Professionals25,30425,34825,632

    By Category

    June 30Sept 30Dec 31March 31

    Real Estate Sales

    23,62723,65823,909

    Rental Property Management

    4,7565,0754,745

    Strata Property Management

    1,317

    1,334

    1,353

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

    By Level

    June 30Sept 30Dec 31March 31

    Managing Brokers

    1,3081,3091,304

    Associate Brokers

    1,4711,4511,448

    Representatives

    22,52522,58822,880

    Total

    25,30425,34825,632

    June 30

    Sept 30Dec 31March 31
    Licensed Brokerages1,5171,5201,524

    Note: Licensed brokerages include branch offices.

  • Disciplinary Actions

    Enforcement Apr – JunJul – Sep Oct – DecJan — Mar

    Consent Orders Issued

    92120

    Disciplinary Hearings Held*

    54

    Fines & Admin Penalties Issued

    61722

    Fines & Admin Penalties Amounts

    $15,375$83,500$135,125

    Suspensions Issued

    6

    Letters of Advisement Issued

    1622
    Licence Surrenders
    Appeals521

    *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 — Mar

    Real Estate Professionals

    1,1901,3431,328

    Consumers

    654901865

    Non-identified/Other

    562953

    Total

    1,9002,2732,246
  • Complaints and Anonymous Tips

    By SourceApr – JunJul – SepOct – DecJan — Mar

    Consumer

    106134161

    Real estate professional

    182218

    Initiated by RECBC

    277

    Referred by real estate board

    21

    Referred by another regulator

    23

    Referred from Anonymous Tipline

    414438

    Other

    3141
    Total 174222228

    Anonymous Tips

    Apr – JunJul – SepOct – DecJan — Mar
    Total120170126
  • Audits

    Apr – JunJul – SepOct – DecJan — Mar

    Brokerages audited

    7*7*22

    *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 — Mar

    Trading Services (Real Estate Sales)

    1,0251,7062,340

    Rental Property Management Services

    111182213

    Strata Management Services

    608491
    Managing Brokers575183

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.