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Board Announces New Commissioner

The Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) is pleased to announce Chelsea Buchholtz as Executive Director of TREC effective January 1, 2020. She will be the first female executive director in TREC’s history. The Executive Director also serves as the Commissioner of the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB), who participated significantly in the selection process. Ms. Buchholtz currently serves as the Commission’s General Counsel.

From the Commissioner - November 2019

November has arrived, the World Series is done, NFL Football is halfway over, and the extended Holiday season is just around the corner.  Before you know it, Thanksgiving Day, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter solstice, Christmas and New Year’s will be upon us, affording each of us at least one tradition to celebrate.

From the General Counsel - October 2019

We welcome Sara Oates as the newly appointed Chair of the Board and Stephanie Robinson and Lisa Sprinkle as two new public members of the Board.  For more information about our new Board members, please review the appointment announcement on the TALCB website. These new members will be hitting the ground running as we gear up for the strategic planning process and November meetings.

Governor Appoints Three to Board

AUSTIN, TX – The Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB) is pleased to announce the Governor’s appointment of new Chair Sara Jones Oates, and public members, Stephanie Robinson, and Lisa H. Sprinkle to the Board for terms to expire on January 31, 2025. The new appointees succeed Chair, Jamie Wickliff, and public members, Alejandro “Alex” Sostre-Odio and Joyce Yannuzzi. The Board thanks the outgoing members for their dedicated service to the people of Texas. 

TALCB Proposes Procedural Rule for AMC National Registry

The AMC Registry is a national database of Appraisal Management Companies (AMCs) that is maintained by the Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC) to facilitate the sharing of information between states that regulate AMCs. The AMC Registry is also open to the public and may be used by clients and consumers to view certain information about an AMC. The ASC previously adopted rules requiring AMCs to report certain information to the states for inclusion on the AMC Registry.

End of Year Customer Service Update

In April of 2018, the Executive Director of the Agency reached out to our stakeholders and to the public to acknowledge that the customer service the Agency was providing was unacceptable and that we were working diligently to find sustainable solutions to resolve these issues. Since that time, the Agency has made great strides to improve the level of service by employing a holistic approach, including a combination of technological improvements, additional staff, and enhanced process efficiencies.

Scam Alert! Make Sure You Know If A Message Is From Us

UPDATE: Due to a recent resurgence of SPAM messages being sent out to our license holders, we wanted to remind you of these tips to help keep your information secure!

Scammers or Spammers sometimes try to copy and email and text from messages from TREC or TALCB to trick you into providing personal information. We know this can be confusing and frustrating, and we want to help make sure you don't fall victim to these schemes.

From the Commissioner - August 2019

August is here with all of its heat, and it’s the last month of the fiscal year for the Agency.  August also means both the Commission and Board will have their regularly scheduled meetings this month and that the agendas will be busy –as they always are after a legislative session. And for this session especially since we underwent a Sunset Commission review and need to implement all of the changes that resulted from that process.  Many rule amendments are needed to implement these changes and also some significant budget adjustments to accommodate those requirements.

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.