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Licensing and Enforcement Statistics

 

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.

Below you will find selected statistics including licensing numbers, complaints received and disciplinary outcomes. These are updated quarterly throughout the year. Please check back periodically for current information.

 

Quarterly Statistics Reporting April 2019 – March 2020

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Show/Hide Answer Licensees

  As of June 30      
Total Number of Licensed Real Estate Professionals 25,964      

 

Licence Holders by Category
As of June 30      

Trading Services

24,310      

Rental Property Management

5,034      

Strata Property Management

1,338      

Note: Individuals may be licensed for more than one licence category. Therefore total of breakdown by category exceeds total number of licensed real estate professionals. 

 

Licence Holders by Level As of June 30      

Managing Brokers

1,349      

Associate Brokers

1,505      

Representatives

23,110      

Total

25,964      

 

  As of June 30       
Licensed Brokerages 1,531      

Note: Licensed brokerages include branch offices.

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Complaints by Source Q1 Apr – Jun      

Consumer Complaint

162      

Licensee Complaint

31      

Initiated by RECBC

8      

Referred by a real estate board

2      

Referred by another regulator

2      

Other

11      
Total Received  262      

 

  Q1 Apr – Jun      
Anonymous Tips 90      

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Enforcement Q1 Apr – Jun      

Consent Orders Issued

24      

Disciplinary Hearings Held*

     

Fines Issued & Admin Penalties 

66      

Total Fines Issued & Admin Penalties amounts

$102,125      

Suspensions Issued

     

Letters of Advisement Issued

19      

License Surrenders

     

*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.

  Q1  Apr – Jun      
Discipline Appeals      

 

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Breakdown by Source of Inquiry Q1 Apr – Jun      

Licensees

1,432      

Consumers

643      

Non-identified/Other

30      

Total

2,105      

 

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  Q1  Apr – Jun      

Brokerages audited

26      

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Students Registered for Licensing Examinations Q1  Apr – Jun      

Real Estate Trading Services

729      

Rental Property Management Services

128      

Strata Management Services

43      

Managing Brokers

36      

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.