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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.

AMC Committee Appointment Announced

AUSTIN, TX - The Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board is pleased to announce the appointment of David Mentesana, of Dallas, as a new member of the Appraisal Management Company Advisory Committee. Mr. Mentesana replacing Tony Pistilli, and his term will expire on January 31, 2020.

The Sunset Review Process and Strategic Planning

Many of you know that the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) and the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB) is currently undergoing a review by the staff of the Sunset Advisory Commission. But what is a Sunset review and why is it necessary?

In the mid-1970s, many states, including Texas, established Sunset laws as a method to introduce an additional level of accountability for state agencies. Here’s a breakdown of how the process works in Texas:

Progress Report from Our Agency to Texas:

In early April, the Texas Real Estate Commission publicly apologized to Texans for the unacceptable quality of our customer service efforts and we promised to take a number of steps to do better. This is a progress report on what we have done so far and what additional steps remain to be implemented to restore and improve our service.

From the Chair - May 2018

The Board held its regular quarterly meeting earlier than usual on April 23rd  at our HQ in Austin. We did this in order to ensure we considered whether to adopt the new Appraiser Qualification Board’s criteria for education and experience that went into effect at the federal level on May 1, 2018.

To The Consumers and License Holders of Texas:

The Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board takes pride in providing high quality education and licensing services, and effective consumer protection across Texas. In recent months, there have been significant issues with the quality of customer service we are providing to consumers and to our license holders. I take personal responsibility for addressing these issues. I want you to know that I – along with the entire Texas Licencing and Certification Board staff – recognize your frustrations, and we are committed to solving these issues.

More Flexibility Coming for Supervisory Appraisers

At its meeting on February 9, the Board approved for adoption an amendment to rule 153.21 that, once implemented, will allow an experienced Supervisory Appraiser to supervise up to five Appraiser Trainees at one time under certain conditions. Current rules allow a qualified Supervisory Appraiser to supervise up to three Appraiser Trainees at one time.

From the Chair - March 2018

The Board held its regular quarterly business meeting on Friday February 9th , and we offered appraiser continuing education (ACE) hours for attendance, so we had a number of extra license holders join us that day.  The Board members elected Martha Gayle Reid Lynch as Vice-Chair and Earl “Buster” Renfrow as Secretary for the next 12 months.

TALCB Processing Dates

The current experience audit processing time is between 90-120 days for a licensed residential or certified residential applicant, and between 120-150 days for a certified general applicant. A detailed outline of the audit process is available for more information.

The processing dates provided below are updated every Monday by 3:00 PM Central Time

Agency Strategic Planning Tour Announced

AUSTIN, TX - The Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) and the Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board (TALCB) are pleased to announce our biennial strategic planning listening tour. License holders and the public are invited to participate in the agency’s preparation of its 2019-2023 Strategic Plan by offering input at one of the following sessions: