Licensing and Enforcement Statistics

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BCFSA maintains statistics on the number of individuals and brokerages licensed to provide real estate services in B.C., 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 B.C.’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 2023 – March 2024

  • OverviewJune 30Sept 30Dec 31Mar 31
    Total Real Estate Professionals29,30429,40229,441
    By CategoryJune 30Sept 30Dec 31Mar 31
    Real Estate Sales27,30727,34827,393
    Rental Property Management4,6544,6574,655
    Strata Property Management1,4901,5091,503
    Note: Professionals may be licensed for more than one category.

    By LevelJune 30Sept 30Dec 31Mar 31
    Managing Brokers1,2951,3021,296
    Associate Brokers1,3491,3401,339
    OverviewJune 30Sept 30Dec 31Mar 31
    Licensed Brokerages1,5461,5451,544
    Note: Licensed brokerages include branch offices.

  • EnforcementApr — JunJul  — SeptOct — DecJan — Mar
    Consent Orders Issued177
    Disciplinary Hearings Held*545
    Fines & Admin Penalties Issued82118
    Fines & Admin Penalties Amounts$178,750$186,000$457,745
    Suspensions Issued1--
    Letters of Advisement Issued-64
    Licence Surrenders---
    Orders in Urgent Circumstances---
    *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.

  • By SourceApr — JunJul — SeptOct — DecJan — Mar
    Real Estate Professionals1,8221,3731,379
  • ComplaintsApr — JunJul — SeptOct — DecJan — Mar
    Total Received314291287
  • TypeApr — JunJul — SeptOct — DecJan — Mar
    Brokerages Audited374772
    *Scheduled in-person brokerage audits during this period were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in accordance with guidelines from BC’s Public Health Officer, and replaced with an audit outreach program. In total, 369 brokerages were contacted remotely during this period as part of the outreach program. Based on the interviews conducted, 113 brokerages have been identified for further investigation/audit procedures. Virtual office audits started in September 2020.

  • Students Registered in Licensing Courses*Apr — JunJul — SeptOct — DecJan — Mar
    Trading Services (Real Estate Sales)1,2591,241885
    Rental Property Management Services155196145
    Strata Management Services118119100
    Managing Brokers335458
    * These are the number of participants in the licensing courses, they are not the same as those who have passed the exam and or apply for licencing.

Statistical Archive

Find quarterly BCFSA real estate licensing, disciplinary, audit and education statistics from past years here.

Quarterly Statistics 2022/2023

Quarterly Statistics 2021/2022

Quarterly Statistics 2020/2021

Quarterly Statistics 2019/2020

Quarterly Statistics 2018/2019