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 2020 – March 2021

  • OverviewJune 30Sept. 30Dec. 31March 31
    Total Real Estate Professionals25,30425,34825,63225,889
    By CategoryJune 30Sept. 30Dec. 31March 31
    Real Estate Sales23,62723,65823,90924,140
    Rental Property Management4,7564,7434,7454,718
    Strata Property Management1,3171,3341,3531,374

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

    By LevelJune 30Sept. 30Dec. 31March 31
    Managing Brokers1,3081,3091,3041,308
    Associate Brokers1,4711,4511,4481,442
    Representatives22,52522,58822,88023,139
    Total25,30425,34825,63225,889
    OverviewJune 30Sept. 30Dec. 31March 31
    Licensed Brokerages1,5171,5201,5241,533

    Note: Licensed brokerages include branch offices.

  • EnforcementApr — JunJul — SepOct — DecJan — MarYear Total
    Consent Orders Issued91615545
    Disciplinary Hearings Held*5-4110
    Fines & Admin Penalties Issued617221560
    Fines & Admin Penalties Amounts$15,375$83,500$135,125$48,650$282,650
    Suspensions Issued136212
    Letters of Advisement Issued16221544
    Licence Surrenders-----
    Appeals521-8

    *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 SourceBy SourceJul — SepOct — DecJan — MarYear Total
    Real Estate Professionals1,1901,3431,3281,5985,459
    Consumers6549018659793,399
    Non-identified/Other56295343181
    Total1,9002,2732,2462,6209,039
  • By SourceApr — JunJul — SepOct — DecJan — MarYear Total
    Consumer106134156249645
    Real estate professional1822184098
    Initiated by BCFSA2771026
    Referred by real estate board21-36
    Referred by another regulator2-338
    Referred from Anonymous Tipline41443866189
    Other4121926
    Total175220223380998
    TypeApr — JunJul — SepOct — DecJan — MarYear Total
    Anonymous Tips120170126120536
  • TypeApr — JunJul — SepOct — DecJan — MarYear Total
    Brokerages Audited4*8*231651

    *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 CoursesApr — JunJul — SepOct — DecJan — MarYear Total
    Trading Services (Real Estate Sales)1,0251,7062,3402,5457,616
    Rental Property Management Services111182213204710
    Strata Management Services608491103338
    Managing Brokers57518363254

Statistical Archive 

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

Document Download 1: Quarterly Statistics 2019/2020 

Document Download 2: Quarterly Statistics 2018/2019