TALCB has adopted rules that require ACE providers to become licensed by the agency and to submit courses directly to TALCB for pre-approval. Although these rules are effective on September 1, 2019, ACE provider and course application forms are available for immediate use to give providers ample time to prepare for these changes. Courses approved under the new rules before the effective date of September 1, 2019, may not be offered u
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New Rules for ACE Providers and Courses
From the Commissioner - August 2019
August is here with all of its heat, and it’s the last month of the fiscal year for the Agency. August also means both the Commission and Board will have their regularly scheduled meetings this month and that the agendas will be busy –as they always are after a legislative session.
Announcing the Application Status Tracker!
TALCB is pleased to announce the launch of our new application status tracker!
This new tool is an easy way for anyone to track the status of initial applications, reducing delays and confusion about what comes next. This new tool is available for all appraiser license types, including Appraiser Trainees.
TALCB Looking for Qualified Commercial Appraiser Contractor
TALCB is seeking certified general real estate appraisers to review commercial appraisal reports as part of the experience audit process required to obtain a license. If you are a general certified appraiser with commercial review experience interested in doing contract work, please read our full Request for Qualifications to learn more about this contracting opportunity.
A Closer Look at the 2019 Legislative Session
The 2019 Legislative Session concluded on May 27. With over 7,000 bills filed by legislators, this session was a busy one. While the Agency’s primary focus this session was on our Sunset legislation, we did keep our eye on the progress of several bills that could have impacted the Agency in one way or another.
Beware of Possible Scams before Sending Money via Wire Transfer
Before wiring money for an escrow deposit or to close on a home purchase, License Holders should make sure to talk with their clients to ensure they are sending funds to the correct recipient and account. Consumers should not rely on instructions sent by email without contacting their broker or sales agent to verify the instructions are correct, since emails may be hijacked by potential scammers.
From the Commissioner - July 2019
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.
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.