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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 As of Mar 31
Total Number of Licensed Real Estate Professionals 25,846 26,023 25,987 25,853

 

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

Trading Services

24,295 24,455 24,395 24,233

Rental Property Management

5,334 5,232 5,125 5,071

Strata Property Management

1,309 1,308 1,310 1,326

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 As of Mar 31

Managing Brokers

1,367 1,367 1,353 1,357

Associate Brokers

1,557 1,555 1,541 1,514

Representatives

22,922 23,101 23,093 22,982

Total

25,846 26,023 25,987  25,853

 

  As of June 30  As of Sept 30 As of Dec 31  As of Mar 31
Licensed Brokerages 1,526 1,532 1,537 1,548

Note: Licensed brokerages include branch offices.

Show/Hide AnswerComplaints and Anonymous Tips

 

Complaints by Source Q1 Apr – Jun Q2 Jul – Sept Q3 Oct – Dec  Q4 Jan – Mar

Consumer Complaint

151 141 108 102

Licensee Complaint

36 33 20 24

Initiated by RECBC

60 70 15 27

Referred by a real estate board

2 2 2 1

Referred by another regulator

3 3 1 0

Other

29 12 3 3
Total Received  281 261 149  157

 

  Q1 Apr – Jun Q2 Jul – Sept Q3  Oct – Dec Q4 Jan – Mar
Anonymous Tips 138 133 37 78

Show/Hide AnswerDisciplinary Actions 

 

Enforcement Q1 Apr – Jun Q2 Jul – Sept Q3 Oct – Dec Q4 Jan – Mar 

Consent Orders Issued

13 10 34 21

Disciplinary Hearings Held*

3 _ 3 _

Fines Issued & Admin Penalties 

24 29 102 57

Total Fines Issued & Admin Penalties amounts

$65,500 $34,625  $138,500 $123,000

Suspensions Issued

3 2 7 4

Letters of Advisement Issued

3 10 57 18

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  Q4 Jan – Mar
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 Q4 Jan – Mar 

Licensees

2,917

2,328

1,481

1,477

Consumers

928

891

622

708

Non-identified/Other

81

35

17

34

Total

3,926 3,254  2,120  2,219

 

Show/Hide AnswerAudits

  Q1  Apr – Jun Q2  Jul – Sept Q3  Oct – Dec Q4 Jan – Mar 

Brokerages audited

78 52 43 31

Show/Hide AnswerRegulatory Education

Students Registered for Licensing Examinations Q1  Apr – Jun  Q2 Jul – Sept Q3 Oct – Dec Q4 Jan – Mar 

Real Estate Trading Services

1,045 874 639 748

Rental Property Management Services

108 119 109 160

Strata Management Services

56 55 43 72

Managing Brokers

46 36 59 64

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