I thought it would be helpful to share with you a report card on our progress implementing the requirements and suggestions outlined the final report from the agency’s recent Sunset review.
News and Articles
From the Commissioner - July 2019
From the Chair - June 2019
The Board met for its regular quarterly business meeting on Friday, May 17th and we had an extensive and important agenda. We heard progress reports from all of our committees, each of which had met since our last regular meeting in February, some more than once. Enforcement, Budget, Education and Executive all had very productive working sessions.
AMC Fee Survey Launched
The Survey Research Institute at the Hobby School of Public Affairs is conducting a study on behalf of the Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board to learn more about the experiences of appraisers in the state of Texas.
Using Recognized Methods and Techniques – Part II
In this article, we continue our discussion from Using Recognized Methods and Techniques - Part I published previously, as we explore the use of recognized methods and techniques to develop adjustments when using the sales comparison approach for a residential appraisal, answer a frequently asked question, and identify resources available to assist an appraiser.
From the Commissioner - May 2019
I am thrilled to be able to lead with some great news – because of enhanced staffing, improved training, real-time flexibility in response management, and more precise phone system programming we’ve employed, in recent weeks the average hold times for calls received by the agency’s contact center are under five minutes! Also, the average for all of April was about five and a half minutes, so we are still improving. Our goal is to keep doing so methodically and sustainably.
Houston Area Mentors Needed!
The Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board is soliciting applications for the Board’s mentor program. Presently, there is a particular need for mentors in the greater Houston metro area. The mentor program provides remedial, one-on-one training to appraisers on appraisal skills and USPAP obligations in conjunction with a complaint or experience audit. Information about this program, minimum criteria, and the application process may be reviewed on our
Using Recognized Methods and Techniques - Part I
Clients and intended users of appraisal services are paying greater attention to whether appraisers employ and document the use of recognized methods and techniques (sometimes referred to as generally accepted appraisal methods). While this has long been a requirement of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), clients and other users of appraisal services have increasingly looked to the appraiser to support the analyses used when developing an opinion of value.
From the Commissioner - April 2019
Even without a legislative session, April is always a very busy month. So this year, that is especially true with our agency focused on the final steps of the Sunset review process as well. We greatly appreciate the anticipated improvements this process will bring to the services we provide to the people of Texas and the license holders we also serve.
When am I Required to Participate in the Board’s Trainee Work Product Review Program?
You may have heard that in 2018 the Board authorized supervisory appraisers to supervise more than three trainees at the same time, so long as certain requirements are met. Here are some helpful reminders about these requirements.
TALCB No Longer Accepting ACH Payments
After careful consideration, we have decided to discontinue the ACH payment option for our online services. Effective April 1, 2019, all payments submitted through our online services will require a debit or credit card. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.