The agency continues to evaluate the impact COVID-19 may have on all aspects of agency operations, including those related to the regulatory and licensing functions of the agency.
COVID-19 has impacted daily life as we know it. In the midst of this crisis, the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB) has worked to ensure continued service to license holders and the public while protecting our employees. As a result, our physical offices in Austin are closed to the public, and staff and operations have transitioned to working remotely.
The Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board is pleased to announce the launch of our new automated Certified License History tool. This new feature allows anyone to print a certified license history ON DEMAND for FREE! This is just one more way TALCB is working to simplify our processes to provide excellent customer service.
Effective January 2, 2020, TREC and TALCB will activate the FBI rap back program for all of the Agency’s license holders.
What is the FBI Rap Back Program?
The FBI rap back program allows TREC and TALCB to receive criminal history information on our license holders in real-time. This replaces the Agency's current practice of performing a subsequent background check at the time of a license holder's renewal.
The Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) is pleased to announce Chelsea Buchholtz as Executive Director of TREC effective January 1, 2020. She will be the first female executive director in TREC’s history. The Executive Director also serves as the Commissioner of the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB), who participated significantly in the selection process. Ms. Buchholtz currently serves as the Commission’s General Counsel.
We welcome Sara Oates as the newly appointed Chair of the Board and Stephanie Robinson and Lisa Sprinkle as two new public members of the Board. For more information about our new Board members, please review the appointment announcement on the TALCB website. These new members will be hitting the ground running as we gear up for the strategic planning process and November meetings.
TALCB is pleased to announce the results of the 2019 Appraiser and AMC Fee Survey. TALCB engaged the Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston to conduct a survey to learn more about the practices of appraisers and appraisal management companies (AMCs) that operate in the state of Texas.
AUSTIN, TX – The Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB) is pleased to announce the Governor’s appointment of new Chair Sara Jones Oates, and public members, Stephanie Robinson, and Lisa H. Sprinkle to the Board for terms to expire on January 31, 2025. The new appointees succeed Chair, Jamie Wickliff, and public members, Alejandro “Alex” Sostre-Odio and Joyce Yannuzzi. The Board thanks the outgoing members for their dedicated service to the people of Texas.
The AMC Registry is a national database of Appraisal Management Companies (AMCs) that is maintained by the Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC) to facilitate the sharing of information between states that regulate AMCs. 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 ASC previously adopted rules requiring AMCs to report certain information to the states for inclusion on the AMC Registry.
The Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board (TALCB) is pleased to announce the appointment of John Eichelberger and Lisa Rodriguez to the Appraisal Management Company (AMC) Advisory Committee with terms to expire in January 2021. The Vice-Chair of TALCB, Martha Gayle Reid Lynch, will continue to serve as the chair of the AMC Advisory Committee. This Committee advises the Board on all matters related to the regulation of Appraisal Management Companies.