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  • Fingerprints Now Required for Appraisers

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    Applicants must submit fingerprints to apply for or renew a license.

  • Governor Appoints New Board Members

    Governor Abbott has appointed five new members to the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB) and reappointed three. James Jefferies and Clayton Black have been reappointed with terms set to expire January 31, 2017. Alejandro Sostre-Odio and Joyce Yannuzzi with terms set to expire January 31, 2019 and Chance Bolton, Tony Peña and Martha Reid for terms set to expire January 31, 2021.

  • 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.

  • 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.  

  • Want to Avoid 12 Common USPAP Violations? Read this!

    The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) are the quality control standards applicable for real property and business valuation appraisals. What you may not know are the most common USPAP violations. This list below includes the most frequently encountered violations by TALCB's staff appraiser-investigations when investigating complaints filed with the Board.

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