Happy October to all of you! I hope this message finds you well. I am grateful that the weather seems to be changing a bit so that we can get outside and enjoy.
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.
September in Texas. The month we wish for fall, with pumpkin spice lattes and cooler weather. In reality, we have to wait many more weeks before going outside without melting in the sun. Here’s to the first cold front coming soon.
This September, we remember the 20th anniversary of September 11. And as I listen to that day relived, I relive my own version of the day with the hope that we never experience another day of such despair and sadness. And may we never forget those who lost their lives that day, so many of whom were rushing to care for others.
Summer is almost over, and I cannot believe how quickly time has flown. What we do is a key part of the real estate industry in Texas, and I am forever grateful for the opportunity to work in this state with so many hardworking, knowledgeable license holders who make a difference in the lives of so many Texans every day.
Memorial Day was the last day of the Regular 87th Legislative session. While there were several bills filed this session relating to the agency and its license holders, not all of those bills made it through the process. The following is a summary of bills that passed both houses of the Legislature and have a direct effect on license holders. The agency is currently working on implementing the provisions of these bills.
Greetings to each of you. I hope you were able to celebrate Independence Day earlier this month with your friends and family and had a wonderful time doing so.
Appraiser Evaluations Bill
During the 87th Texas Legislative Session this spring, the appraiser “evaluations bill” or HB 2533 was passed. This bill could impact the way some appraisers conduct their work. The Board and staff are currently working on a full overview of the bill and guidelines for license holders. This bill had an effective date of June 14, 2021, more to come soon.
The Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB) recently amended several rules to allow more transparency in the complaint process. These changes are a result of discussion and consideration of the Board, Board committees, and feedback from stakeholders. The changes include:
Complete Your Renewal before Memorial Day
At the Board meeting in February, Appraiser member Rolando Castro shared a few things about why he decided to join the Board and some of the core principles that will guide decisions throughout his tenure. His thoughts on the Board's mission are below: