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The Sunset Review of the Texas Real Estate Commission and Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board

The mission and performance of the Texas Real Estate Commission and Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board are under review by the Legislature as required under the Texas Sunset Act.  The Act provides that the Sunset Commission, composed of legislators and public members, periodically evaluate a state agency to determine if the agency is still needed and to explore ways to ensure that the agency's funds are well spent.  Based on the recommendations of the Sunset Commission, the Texas Legislature ultimately decides whether an agency continues to operate into the future.

Get ACE Credit for Attending a Board Meeting

Receive a minimum of 2 hours and up to a maximum of 4 hours of ACE credit for attending the Board meeting held in Austin, TX, during February of an even-numbered year.

ACE credit will be awarded in whole hour increments depending on the actual length of the Board meeting. For example, if the meeting lasts 2 and one half hours, license holders who attend the entire meeting will receive 2 hours of ACE credit.

To be eligible for ACE credit, current license holders must: 

  • Attend the meeting in person;
  • Attend the entire meeting, excluding breaks;

From the Commissioner - January 2018

Happy New Year! It’s January and 2018 promises to be filled with important activity. First, our federal oversight agency, the Appraisal Subcommittee will visit us in early February to complete their biennial audit. Their last two visits have resulted in a clean audit with no findings and we expect the same this year as well.

Commissioner Comments - November 2017

October has just concluded and November is here.  This is always an exciting time with the World Series (How about those Astros!?), Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos, and the beginning of deer hunting season in Texas.   October 31 also closes our State Employee Charitable Campaign month, with new highs reached each year for generosity by our team members.

Appraising After a Natural Disaster

The appraiser faces many new challenges appraising after a natural disaster. To avoid problems there are several steps an appraiser can take. Keep in close contact with your clients about any outstanding assignments.  Notify them of any delays you are experiencing. Make your client aware of the new challenges facing your appraisal practice.  Questions to ask your client: Will you need additional services such as a re-inspection or revising the effective date? Are you aware that typical sources of data may no longer be available? Don’t assume everyone is aware of the problems you now face.