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 2019 – March 2020

  • Real Estate Professionals

     

    June 30

    Sept 30Dec 31March 31
    Total Real Estate Professionals25,96425,84425,76125,594
     

    By Category

    June 30Sept 30Dec 31March 31

    Real Estate Sales

    24,31024,12624,07223,898

    Rental Property Management

    5,0344,9494,8934,846

    Strata Property Management

    1,3381,3381,3331,332

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

     

    By Level

    June 30Sept 30Dec 31March 31

    Managing Brokers

    1,3491,3271,3191,318

    Associate Brokers

    1,5051,5011,4911,474

    Representatives

    23,11023,01622,95122,802

    Total

    25,93325,84425,76125,594
     
     

    June 30 

    Sept 30Dec 31March 31
    Licensed Brokerages1,53115251,5181,523

    Note: Licensed brokerages include branch offices.

  • Disciplinary Actions

    Enforcement Apr – JunJul – Sep Oct – DecJan — Mar

    Consent Orders Issued

    241612

    Disciplinary Hearings Held*

    7

    Fines & Admin Penalties Issued

    66332734

    Fines & Admin Penalties Amounts

    $102,125$112,500$78,025$50,875

    Suspensions Issued

    10

    Letters of Advisement Issued

    1913279
    Licence Surrenders1
    Appeals

    *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

    1,4321,1861,2701,260

    Consumers

    643738547656

    Non-identified/Other

    30402524

    Total

    2,1051,9641,8421,940
  • Complaints and Anonymous Tips

    By SourceApr – JunJul – SepOct – DecJan — Mar

    Consumer 

    151130109112

    Real estate professional

    31241524

    Initiated by RECBC

    338615

    Referred by real estate board

    21

    Referred by another regulator

    1111

    Referred from Anonymous Tipline

    30292143

    Other

    9213
    Total  261168114198
     

    Anonymous Tips

    Apr – JunJul – SepOct – DecJan — Mar
    Total90646172
  • Audits

     Apr – JunJul – SepOct – DecJan — Mar

    Brokerages audited

    28443842
  • Education

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

    Trading Services (Real Estate Sales)

    729774682977

    Rental Property Management Services

    128135129171

    Strata Management Services

    43635174
    Managing Brokers36514956

    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 2018/2019

Find selected statistics from the 2018/2019 fiscal year including licensing numbers, complaints received and disciplinary outcomes.