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 Professionals25,304   
     

    By Category

    June 30Sept 30Dec 31March 31

    Real Estate Sales

    23,627   

    Rental Property Management

    4,756   

    Strata Property Management

    1,317   

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

     

    By Level

    June 30Sept 30Dec 31March 31

    Managing Brokers

    1,308   

    Associate Brokers

    1,471   

    Representatives

    22,525   

    Total

    25,304   
     
     

    June 30 

    Sept 30Dec 31March 31
    Licensed Brokerages1,517   

    Note: Licensed brokerages include branch offices.

  • Disciplinary Actions

    Enforcement Apr – JunJul – Sep Oct – DecJan — Mar

    Consent Orders Issued

    9   

    Disciplinary Hearings Held*

    5   

    Fines & Admin Penalties Issued

    6   

    Fines & Admin Penalties Amounts

    $15,375   

    Suspensions Issued

       

    Letters of Advisement Issued

    1   
    Licence Surrenders   
    Appeals5   

    *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

    1,190   

    Consumers

    654   

    Non-identified/Other

    56   

    Total

    1,900   
  • Complaints and Anonymous Tips

    By SourceApr – JunJul – SepOct – DecJan — Mar

    Consumer 

    106   

    Real estate professional

    18   

    Initiated by RECBC

    2   

    Referred by real estate board

    2   

    Referred by another regulator

    2   

    Referred from Anonymous Tipline

    41   

    Other

    3   
    Total  174   
     

    Anonymous Tips

    Apr – JunJul – SepOct – DecJan — Mar
    Total120   
  • Audits

     Apr – JunJul – SepOct – DecJan — Mar

    Brokerages audited

    0   
  • Education

    Students Registered for Licensing Examinations Apr – JunJul – SepOct – DecJan — Mar

    Trading Services (Real Estate Sales)

    1025   

    Rental Property Management Services

    111   

    Strata Management Services

    60   
    Managing Brokers57   

    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 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.