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From the Chair of the Board

The Board met for its regular quarterly meeting on Thursday, February 9th to elect officers, appoint committees and mentors, propose and adopt rules, and consider disciplinary cases. It was a full agenda as usual and staff did a great job of preparing for the many business items we needed to attend to.

Governor Abbott Appoints Four to the AMC Advisory Committee

The Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board (TALCB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Tony Pistilli and Angelica Guerra to the Appraisal Managment Company (AMC) Advisory Committee with terms to expire in January 2018.  Sara Oates and Larry McNamara were reappointed to the Committee with terms expiring in 2017. The Vice-Chair of TALCB, James Jefferies, serves as the chair of the AMC Advisory Committee. The Committee advises the Board on all matters related to Appraisal Management Company regulation.

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.

Governor Abbott Signs TALCB Legislation

Governor Abbott has signed the Texas Appraiser Certification Board (TALCB) housekeeping bill, SB 1007 into law. This bill affects many aspects of Chapter 1103 of the Texas Occupations Code, which is the governing chapter for Texas appraisers. Some key changes are described below; to read the bill in its entirety please refer to the Texas Legislature’s website.