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In early March the COVID-19 virus began spreading rapidly throughout the country. The Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) and Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB) took drastic measures to ensure the health and well-being of the staff while continuing to address the questions and concerns of consumers and license holders. TREC and TALCB quickly determined it was best for staff to transition staff working entirely remotely and allocate resources to do so.
AUSTIN, TX – Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC), and Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB) are pleased to welcome Ranada Williams as Director of Finance. Williams will oversee the financial strategic planning, accounting operations, procurement, and financial compliance of the agency. She recently transferred from the Texas Military Department, where she had been an employee since 2008, and most recently served as their Chief Financial Officer from 2017-2020.
The month of March was one for the record books for us all. We started the month learning about the “Coronavirus” and by the end of the month, life as we know it was monumentally altered. Our staff came together quickly to orchestrate a colossal shift of our workforce to remote work. Our team remains energetic and determined to support license holders.
The agency continues to evaluate the impact COVID-19 may have on all aspects of agency operations, including those related to the regulatory and licensing functions of the agency.
COVID-19 has impacted daily life as we know it. In the midst of this crisis, the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB) has worked to ensure continued service to license holders and the public while protecting our employees. As a result, our physical offices in Austin are closed to the public, and staff and operations have transitioned to working remotely.
Due to the current events surrounding COVID-19 and safety concerns, the Texas Real Estate Commission 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.
The Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board (TALCB) has worked hard over the past year to improve efficiencies and reduce the burden on license holders who conduct business with the agency. TALCB has also hired additional staff to implement legislative changes resulting from the agency’s sunset review and utilized contract review appraisers to eliminate the backlog of certified general experience audits. All of these efforts have resulted in a variety of fee changes for TALCB license holders that took effect on January 2, 2020.
Change is in the air! A new year, a new decade, and of course changes at TALCB too. I start the year and this new position as TALCB’s commissioner with great expectations and excitement for the future. My predecessor, Doug Oldmixon’s presence will continue through March, which is very helpful to me and our agency through this leadership transition. I am grateful for the gradual transition and Doug’s willingness to impart his knowledge. Doug will leave behind a legacy of strong leadership and strategic vision. I am honored to follow in his footsteps.