The Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board (TALCB) met for its third quarter meeting of the year on August 18.
The Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board met on Friday May 19 at headquarters in Austin. TALCB Chair, Sarah Oates, opened the meeting by welcoming new Board Member John H. Eichelberger, III. Chair Oates also thanked outgoing Board Member Clayton Black for his service and acknowledged the reappointment of Board Member Rolando Castro.
“Texas is ahead of this issue especially with our partnership with the Texas Workforce Commission,” said TALCB Commissioner Chelsea Buchholtz as she presented to the Board highlights of agency operations.
The Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board (TALCB) is receiving state tips from Fannie Mae on discriminatory language in appraisals. Both organizations are working to make appraisers aware of the issue.
Be mindful of your practice
Appraisers should exercise care to avoid comments in a report that may be perceived as biased or illegally discriminatory.
What is the AMC National Registry?
The AMC National Registry (AMC Registry) is a national online database of appraisal management companies (AMCs) maintained by the Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC). Any AMC that meets the definition of an AMC under federal law is eligible for inclusion on the AMC Registry. 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 Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board is considering how to investigate complaints against appraisers made in bad faith—filed for the purpose of harassment or to gain a competitive advantage. Under Tex. Occ. Code Sec. 1103.452 and Board Rule 153.24(d), complaints filed in bad faith must be dismissed.
TALCB is accepting applications for Volunteer Appraisal Reviewers (formerly called Peer Investigative Committee members). Serving as a Volunteer Appraisal Reviewer is an opportunity for experienced appraisers to serve the public interest and give back to the appraisal profession. Volunteer Appraisal Reviewers serve for a two-year term and conduct appraisal reviews for aspiring appraisers.
The Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB) is pleased to announce the launch of the TALCB complaint portal. This simple-to-use tool allows consumers to file complaints directly on the TALCB website. It also allows consumers to check the status of their complaints online. In addition, it integrates backend efficiencies for staff, which decreases complaint processing times. The complaint portal is located on the Filing a Complaint page of the TALCB website.
The 87th Texas Legislature passed House Bill 2533 which allows Texas appraisers to complete evaluations without complying with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). Prior to this change, Chapter 1103 of the Occupations Code required appraisers licensed or certified in Texas to comply with USPAP when performing an evaluation of real property.