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Gov. Abbott Appoints 2 to Appraisal Management Companies Advisory Committee

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Frank Towery Jr., and reappointed Julia Hayes to the Appraisal Management Companies Advisory Committee for terms set to expire on January 31, 2024.

The Committee advises the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board and makes recommendations on matters relating to the regulation of appraisal management companies.

What Happened During the First TALCB Meeting of 2022

The Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board met on Friday, February 25, 2022, and approved a slate of new volunteer appraisal reviewers, appointed its representative to the new Audit Committee, and discussed complaints made in bad faith.

The meeting opened with Board Member Paola Escalante-Castillo sharing why she volunteers her time and serves on the Board. Read more in her mission moment.

Alternative Model for Gaining Appraisal Experience in Program-Review Process

In response to appraisal trainees’ difficulty in finding supervisory appraisers, the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) adopted the Practical Applications of Real Estate Appraisal (PAREA) program. PAREA is an alternative to the traditional supervisor and trainee model and offers practical experience through a range of online and virtual reality technology. The AQB is currently in the process of vetting prospective programs.

Become a Volunteer Appraisal Reviewer

TALCB is accepting applications for Volunteer Appraisal Reviewers (formerly called Peer Investigative Committee members). Serving as a Volunteer Appraisal Reviewer is an opportunity for experienced appraisers to serve the public interest and give back to the appraisal profession. Volunteer Appraisal Reviewers serve for a two-year term and conduct appraisal reviews for aspiring appraisers.