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AMC Committee Appointments Announced

The Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board (TALCB) is pleased to announce the appointment of John Eichelberger and Lisa Rodriguez to the Appraisal Management Company (AMC) Advisory Committee with terms to expire in January 2021.  The Vice-Chair of TALCB, Martha Gayle Reid Lynch, will continue to serve as the chair of the AMC Advisory Committee. This Committee advises the Board on all matters related to the regulation of Appraisal Management Companies.

A Closer Look at the 2019 Legislative Session

The 2019 Legislative Session concluded on May 27. With over 7,000 bills filed by legislators, this session was a busy one.  While the Agency’s primary focus this session was on our Sunset legislation, we did keep our eye on the progress of several bills that could have impacted the Agency in one way or another.

Below is a list the bills that passed and a brief summary of their impact the regulatory authority of the Agency. In case you missed it, we hosted a Facebook LIVE session where we discussed these bills and more. Check out the video below: 

From the Chair - June 2019

The Board met for its regular quarterly business meeting on Friday, May 17th and we had an extensive and important agenda.  We heard progress reports from all of our committees, each of which had met since our last regular meeting in February, some more than once. Enforcement, Budget, Education and Executive all had very productive working sessions. The agency is making steady progress on several key issues and we are so grateful for the members who offer extra time and effort to advance our mission.      

What is the Experience Audit Process Anyway? Part Two

Last month, TALCB Appraiser/Investigator Marjorie Caldwell briefly described the experience audit process that all trainees must satisfactorily complete in order to become a licensed or certified appraiser in the State of Texas.  Appraisers who want to upgrade from Licensed Residential Appraiser to Certified (Residential or General) Appraiser must also satisfactorily complete the audit process.  The Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB), state law (Texas Occupations Code 1103 (the Act) and the Texas Appraiser Licensing

From the Chair - December 2018

The Board met on Friday November 16th at the Agency’s HQ.  We heard progress reports from all of our Committee Chairs and from the Commissioner and agency Division Directors.  It was a very productive meeting and enormously helpful in clarifying some specific policy expectations.  

An Update on Customer Service From Tony Slagle, Deputy Commissioner

When I was named the Deputy Executive Director of TREC and the Deputy Commissioner of TALCB in August of this year, part of my expanded role at the agency was to focus on the agency operations, particularly the frontline customer service aspects of licensing and call center performance. I am happy to report that over the last several months, due to the implantation of technological improvements, additional staff, and the hard work of existing staff, there has been a marked improvement in the overall performance of both.

From the Commissioner - November 2018

November is upon us and the football season in Texas is more than half done.  What happens in the coming weeks makes all the difference for which teams make the playoffs. Some teams are getting better and others are struggling. I hope all your favorites are “growing stronger” as the season matures. 

AGENCY RECEIVES DISTINGUISHED AWARDS

Austin, TX – The Texas Real Estate Commission and Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board is pleased to announce the agency has won two coveted Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO) Communications Awards. One is for the new integrated communications plan, and the other for Board and Commission meeting communications. The agency will be recognized for these achievements and will make presentations on these topics at the ARELLO Annual Conference on September 28th, 2018.