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Appraisal Management Company Survey

The Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board has engaged the Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston and the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University to conduct a survey to learn more about the practices of appraisers and appraisal management companies (AMCs) that operate in the state of Texas, including on the topic of fees charged and paid for common appraisal reports.  We invite you to participate.

Fingerprint Requirements

Effective January 1, 2017, any person applying for a license or renewing a license on active or inactive status with TALCB must provide fingerprints for a criminal history check. The fingerprint process is easy and can be done in a few short steps. Once fingerprints are on file for TALCB or TREC, a license holder will not need to submit fingerprints again for any future renewals.

Agency Strategic Planning Listening Tour Dates Announced

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 2017-2021 Strategic Plan by offering input at one of the following sessions:

March 2nd            10:00am               Collin County Association of REALTORS

March 8th             10:00am               Austin Board of REALTORS

When Talking About "Value", Choose Your Words Carefully

“What do you think this property is worth?” All of us who are in the real estate profession have been asked this question hundreds of times.  You try to answer it for a customer or client each time you do a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) or a Broker Price Opinion (BPO). As a license holder, you are allowed to perform this task in the name of the broker as a distinct service and for a separate fee.