Depending on the nature of your particular real estate business―whether it’s an issue with a financial institution or a property tax concern― there are a number of agencies that are looking out for your best interest. If your issue is not under the jurisdiction of the TALCB, one of the resources below may be able to help. Here you can find more information about how these related industries are regulated and how complaints are filed:
Volunteering to become a member of the Peer Investigative Committee (PIC) is a way for experienced appraisers to serve the public interest and contribute to the appraisal profession. A PIC member agrees to serve for a two-year period (individuals may be reappointed) and is asked to assist TALCB in performing appraisal reviews as part of a complaint investigation or application for review of trainee work product.
The Board may accept a course of study to satisfy pre-licensing education requirements for certification or licensing established by the Act or by the rules if the Board has determined that the course is related to real estate appraisal and was:
Yearly and quarterly reports about the operation, management, and performance of the agency are available for your review. Everything from the agency's strategic plan to reports on customer service, annual financials, and internal audit finding are available. Reports older than the current fiscal year are available in our archives. Should you have questions or an information request not covered in these reports, please contact us.
Texas appraisers and appraisal management companies (AMC) are governed by the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Act and the Texas Appraisal Management Company Registration and Regulation Act.
Last week the Board met on September 6 to conduct its regular quarterly meeting, postponed from late August to accommodate an unexpected and important development. The agenda was far from typical as it included a public hearing on the subject of “evaluations” and we had a high level of interest in the subject matter! We also said a special thanks to Ms. Sara Jones Oates for her diligent service as one of the original appointees to the Board’s Appraisal Management Company Advisory Committee in 2013 and welcomed her newly appointed replacement Ms. Lisa Rodriguez.
Due to the large volume of business, we needed to conduct to both meet our obligations to advance the normal work of the Board, and consider all of the matters highlighted in the agency’s Sunset Report, the Board met for two days in February. The first day was an extended workshop with in-depth discussions of policy and process matters and the second was equally detailed but included votes directing action on a variety of issues the members determined needed specific attention and guidance from the Board.
The agency has had quite a busy summer and the fall continues to bring a steady stream of challenges. As we continue working through all the issues which arise, especially through the Sunset process, know that we remain fully committed to exploring every effective option available to improve this agency’s performance. First and foremost, our mission has not changed and our dedication to accomplish it in the most effective, efficient and transparent manner is shared by our policymakers and our staff team.