Anonymous Tips - How to Make an Anonymous Tip

RECBC is committed to building a safer real estate marketplace— tell us when you are concerned about the conduct of a real estate professional.

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Anyone can anonymously report suspicious activity or unethical conduct by real estate professionals to RECBC. To submit a tip, you can either call our anonymous reporting hotline (1.833.404.0647) or use our anonymous online tip form.

Before submitting a tip to RECBC, please read the information below. It will help to make sure you provide enough detail to support your tip.

What to Include

Every tip should include (at minimum):

  • the nature of the wrongdoing;

  • the date and location of the incident; and
  • the name of the person alleged to have committed the wrongdoing.

Additional Details

Please include as much relevant information as possible, such as:

  • a chronological statement of events;

  • a copy of the applicable contracts (listing, purchase, service agreement, etc.);
  • a copy of any other records; or
  • names of individuals who may have relevant information, documents or records.

What Happens Next

The tip may not proceed to a formal investigation if RECBC determines that:

  • the tip fails to provide particulars of wrongdoing;

  • there is no evidence of professional misconduct or conduct unbecoming a licensee;
  • the matter can be informally resolved; or
  • the matter is determined to be frivolous or vexatious.

Investigation Process

Tips are anonymous. However, RECBC’s investigation process includes the following:

  • RECBC will share some or all of the information and copies of documents that it receives from you and any other person with the subject of your report;

  • RECBC may at its discretion talk to any third parties who may have relevant information concerning the matters raised by your tip;
  • our records are subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and as a result, information gathered by RECBC may be disclosed, on request, to other persons whose interests are affected; and
  • our records may be disclosed as required by the courts.

Before you submit a tip, consider carefully whether any of these factors may result in your identity becoming known to parties involved in the matter.

Learn more about RECBC’s complaints procedures.