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:
The Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board (TALCB) has been awarded the State Appraiser Regulatory Agencies Support Grant by the Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC). The ASC has allocated more than $10 million for distribution over three years, with funding provided on an annual basis. This grant is available to all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the United States Virgin Islands. In this first year, TALCB was awarded $120,000.
Happy February to all of you. This month we have passed the one-year mark since the first cases of COVID-19 were reported in the US. Much has changed in the last year, but I am proud of our team. I genuinely hope that 2021 brings us all peace and a shift towards more time with family and friends.
October is here. It is finally cooling off outside and the hints of fall in the air give me a spirit of optimism for our future. I hope that is true for you too.
TALCB has temporarily closed lobby access to members of the public. Our highest priority is the health and well-being of the consumers of Texas and our staff. The agency will remain open to provide assistance via phone and email.
The contact center hours of operation are 7:00am to 6:00pm, Monday-Friday. Please call 512-936-3000 to speak to a representative.
TALCB is seeking a certified general real estate appraiser to work as an investigator in the Enforcement Division. A background in commercial appraising and appraisal review is required, and some residential work experience is preferred.
TREC and TALCB have launched a survey to help gather feedback about the agency's websites. Completing this short survey will help TREC and TALCB better serve Texans in all matters related to real estate and appraisal services.
We value your opinion and appreciate your time. Thank you for participating.
It is strange to consider that six months have passed since the United States declared a national emergency due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
At this point, appraisers have mostly determined “how to” inspect and collect data during a pandemic. We are now firmly in the next phase, “how to” determine if there has been an impact to market values and what that impact might be.
Last month, the company TREC and TALCB contracts with to collect and shred documents mistakenly collected mail delivered to the agency. This mail was then delivered to the company’s secure shredding facility. The staff recovered the majority of the mail, however, approximately 70 pieces of mail were likely destroyed. Because COVID related issues have impacted regular mail delivery schedules, it took time to process the mail and understand the consequences.