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 2021 – March 2022

  • OverviewJune 30Sept 31Dec 31Mar 31
    Total Real Estate Professionals26,24126,85427,44627,734
    By CategoryJune 30Sept 31Dec 31Mar 31
    Real Estate Sales24,44825,00825,60625,877
    Rental Property Management4,6724,6804,6684,658
    Strata Property Management1,3851,4061,3981,405
    Note: Professionals may be licensed for more than one category.

    By LevelJune 30Sept 31Dec 31Mar 31
    Managing Brokers1,2861,2921,2911,294
    Associate Brokers1,4281,4061,3951,392
    Representatives23,52724,15624,76025,048
    Total26,24126,85427,44627,734
    OverviewJune 30Sept 31Dec 31Mar 31
    Licensed Brokerages1,5411,5441,5461,552
    Note: Licensed brokerages include branch offices.

  • EnforcementApr — JunJul  — SeptOct — DecJan — Mar
    Consent Orders Issued6146
    Disciplinary Hearings Held*43--
    Fines & Admin Penalties Issued24851
    Fines & Admin Penalties Amounts$61,853$74,250$77,015$7,500
    Suspensions Issued33--
    Letters of Advisement Issued41598
    Licence Surrenders----
    Appeals2424--
    *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 Professionals1,4761,3031,0831,325
    Consumers1,156893719856
    Non-identified/Other538455119
    Total2,6852,2801,8572,300
  • By SourceApr — JunJul — SeptOct — DecJan — Mar
    Consumer250183136186
    Real estate professional39302951
    Initiated by BCFSA1514189
    Referred by real estate board1-42
    Referred by another regulator39--
    Referred from Anonymous Tipline28236480
    Other4172
    Total340260258330
    TypeApr — JunJul — SeptOct — DecJan — Mar
    Anonymous Tips1136180123
  • TypeApr — JunJul — SeptOct — DecJan — Mar
    Brokerages Audited26303134
    *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)2,3232,0021,6262,658
    Rental Property Management Services142139135203
    Strata Management Services88734384
    Managing Brokers36445176
    * 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 2020/2021

Quarterly Statistics 2019/2020

Quarterly Statistics 2018/2019