As of September 8, 2020 TALCB began copying any appraiser that supervises an appraiser trainee on correspondence sent to the trainee from TALCB on enforcement-related matters (including complaints) and licensing matters related to deficiencies with an application, education evaluations, experience evaluations, and whether required experience has been met.
News and Articles
Appraiser Trainee and Supervisor Correspondence
Mission Moment, With Board Member Martha Gayle Reid Lynch
The agency’s mission reads as follows:
TALCB Seeking Certified General Appraiser for Investigator Position
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.
Website Survey Launched
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.
From the Chair - August 2020
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.
New HR Director Announced
The Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC), and Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB) is pleased to announce the promotion of Tawana Hood to Director of Human Resources. Mrs. Hood will oversee all human resources duties for the agency, including employee benefits, payroll, and staff relations. Mrs. Hood has worked for TREC and TALCB since 2018 as a human resources generalist.
2020 Census, What You Need to Know
Did you know the data collected from the census is used all around you? For Texas to get an accurate level of funding and representation in the future, all Texans should fill out a survey.
Longtime TALCB Appraiser Investigator Passes Away
Longtime Appraiser Investigator, Jim Jacobs, died on Saturday, July 4 after a fierce battle with cancer, He worked for TALCB since 2012 as an appraiser investigator. He was an appraiser for over 40 years and a familiar face at TALCB meetings and events for more than 20 years.
Work Files No Longer Automatically Required For Audits
As part of the Board’s ongoing effort to reduce burdens on applicants, TALCB changed the experience audit process. TALCB will no longer automatically request a copy of work files at the start of the audit process. Appraisal reports will now be reviewed for general USPAP compliance and competency when they are submitted. If necessary, TALCB may request a copy of work files after the initial review to complete the audit.
Scam Alert! Make Sure You Know If A Message Is From Us
UPDATE: Due to a recent resurgence of SPAM messages being sent out to our license holders, we wanted to remind you of these tips to help keep your information secure!
Scammers or Spammers sometimes try to copy and email and text from messages from TREC or TALCB to trick you into providing personal information. We know this can be confusing and frustrating, and we want to help make sure you don't fall victim to these schemes.