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Mission Moment, With Board Member Martha Gayle Reid Lynch

The agency’s mission reads as follows:

The agency exists to safeguard the public interest and protect consumers of real estate services. In accord with state and federal laws the agency oversees real estate brokerage, appraisal, inspection, home warranty, right-of-way services and timeshare interest providers. Through education, licensing and regulation, the agency ensures the availability of qualified and ethical service providers, thereby facilitating economic growth and opportunity across Texas.

Reminder: TALCB No Longer Accepting Walk Ins

TALCB has temporarily closed lobby access to members of the public. Our highest priority is the health and well-being of the consumers of Texas and our staff.  The agency will remain open to provide assistance via phone and email.

The contact center hours of operation are 7:00am to 6:00pm, Monday-Friday.  Please call 512-936-3000 to speak to a representative.

From the Chair - August 2020

It is strange to consider that six months have passed since the United States declared a national emergency due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

At this point, appraisers have mostly determined “how to” inspect and collect data during a pandemic. We are now firmly in the next phase, “how to” determine if there has been an impact to market values and what that impact might be.

UPDATED: Agency Mail Inadvertently Destroyed

Last month, the company TREC and TALCB contracts with to collect and shred documents mistakenly collected mail delivered to the agency.  This mail was then delivered to the company’s secure shredding facility.  The staff recovered the majority of the mail, however, approximately 70 pieces of mail were likely destroyed.  Because COVID related issues have impacted regular mail delivery schedules, it took time to process the mail and understand the consequences.  

New HR Director Announced

The Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC), and Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB) is pleased to announce the promotion of Tawana Hood to Director of Human Resources. Mrs. Hood will oversee all human resources duties for the agency, including employee benefits, payroll, and staff relations. Mrs. Hood has worked for TREC and TALCB since 2018 as a human resources generalist.

2020 Census, What You Need to Know

Did you know the data collected from the census is used all around you? For Texas to get an accurate level of funding and representation in the future, all Texans should fill out a survey. 

The US constitution requires a census to be conducted every ten years to count everyone living. After each census, the information is used for the following:  

Longtime TALCB Appraiser Investigator Passes Away

Longtime Appraiser Investigator, Jim Jacobs, died on Saturday, July 4 after a fierce battle with cancer,  He worked for TALCB since 2012 as an appraiser investigator.  He was an appraiser for over 40 years and a familiar face at TALCB meetings and events for more than 20 years. TALCB Enforcement Director, Troy Beaulieu said, “his quirky sense of humor and commitment to our team’s mission will be missed.”  TALCB Board and staff thank Jim for all he has contributed professionally and personally to the Board.