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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 2018 – March 2019

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Show/Hide Answer Licensees

  As of June 30 As of Sept 30 As of Dec 31
Total Number of Licensed Real Estate Professionals 25,846 26,023 25,987

 

Licence Holders by Category As of June 30 As of Sept 30  As of Dec 31

Trading Services

24,295 24,455 24,587

Rental Property Management

5,334 5,232 5,125

Strata Property Management

1,309 1,308 1,310

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  As of Sept 30 As of Dec 31

Managing Brokers

1,367 1,367 1,353

Associate Brokers

1,557 1,555 1,541

Representatives

22,922 23,101 23,093

Total

25,846 26,023 25,987

 

   As of June 30  As of Sept 30 As of Dec 31
Licensed Brokerages 1,526 1,532 1,537

Note: Licensed brokerages include branch offices.

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Complaints by Source  Q1  Apr – Jun Q2 Jul – Sept Q3 Oct – Dec

Consumer Complaint

151 139 108

Licensee Complaint

36 33 20

Initiated by RECBC

49 56 13

Referred by a real estate board

2 2 2

Referred by another regulator

3 3 1

Other

21 8 3
Total Received  262 241 149

 

   Q1 Apr – Jun Q2 Jul – Sept Q3  Oct – Dec
Anonymous Tips 138 133 37

Show/Hide AnswerDisciplinary Actions 

 

Enforcement  Q1 Apr – Jun Q2 Jul – Sept Q3 Oct – Dec

Consent Orders Issued

13 10 34

Disciplinary Hearings Held*

5 3 3

Fines Issued

6 11 17

Total Fine amounts

$65,500 $34,625  $187,135

Suspensions Issued

11 3 8

Letters of Advisement Issued

3 10 57

License Surrenders

1 _ 2

*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 Q2  Jul – Sept  Q3  Oct – Dec
Discipline Appeals

2

1 _

 

Show/Hide AnswerCalls and Inquiries to Professional Standards

 

Breakdown by Source of Inquiry  Q1 Apr – Jun Q2 Jul – Sept  Q3  Oct – Dec

Licensees

2,917 2,328 1,481

Consumers

928 891 662

Non-identified/Other

81 35 17

Total

3,926 3,254  2,120

 

Show/Hide AnswerAudits

   Q1  Apr – Jun Q2  Jul – Sept Q3  Oct – Dec

Brokerages audited

78 52 43

Show/Hide AnswerRegulatory Education

Students Registered for Licensing Examinations  Q1  Apr – Jun  Q2 Jul – Sept Q3 Oct – Dec

Real Estate Trading Services

1,045 874 639

Rental Property Management Services

108 119 109

Strata Management Services

56 55 43

Managing Brokers

46 36 59

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