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 31
    Total Real Estate Professionals26,24126,854
    By CategoryJune 30Sept 31
    Real Estate Sales24,44825,008
    Rental Property Management4,6724,680
    Strata Property Management1,3851,406
    Note: Professionals may be licensed for more than one category.

    By LevelJune 30Sept 31
    Managing Brokers1,2861,292
    Associate Brokers1,4281,406
    OverviewJune 30Sept 31
    Licensed Brokerages1,5411,544
    Note: Licensed brokerages include branch offices.

  • EnforcementApr — JunJuly  — Sept
    Consent Orders Issued61
    Disciplinary Hearings Held*43
    Fines & Admin Penalties Issued248
    Fines & Admin Penalties Amounts$61,853$74,250
    Suspensions Issued33
    Letters of Advisement Issued415
    Licence Surrenders--
    *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 — JunJuly — Sept
    Real Estate Professionals1,4761,303
  • By SourceApr — JunJuly — Sept
    Real estate professional3930
    Initiated by BCFSA1514
    Referred by real estate board1-
    Referred by another regulator39
    Referred from Anonymous Tipline2823
    TypeApr — JunJuly — Sept
    Anonymous Tips11361
  • TypeApr — JunJuly — Sept
    Brokerages Audited2630
    *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 — JunJuly — Sept
    Trading Services (Real Estate Sales)23232,002
    Rental Property Management Services142139
    Strata Management Services8873
    Managing Brokers3644
    * 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