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  • What Happened During the First TALCB Meeting of 2022

    The Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board met on Friday, February 25, 2022, and approved a slate of new volunteer appraisal reviewers, appointed its representative to the new Audit Committee, and discussed complaints made in bad faith.

  • Mission Moment with Paola Escalante-Castillo

    The Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board opens each meeting with a “mission moment,” where Board members reflect on their Board service. At the February meeting, Paola Escalante-Castillo shared her motivation for joining the Board and her passion for the work.

  • Annual AMC Registry Reporting Now Open

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    Appraisal Management Companies registered with TALCB must complete AMC National Registry mandatory reporting and pay the registration fee by March 31, 2022. The current registry reporting period is January 1, 2021, through December 31, 2021.

  • Now Accepting Public Comments on Appraiser Complaints Made in Bad Faith

    The Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board is considering how to investigate complaints against appraisers made in bad faith—filed for the purpose of harassment or to gain a competitive advantage. Under Tex. Occ. Code Sec.

  • Good News for Appraisal Professionals in 2022

    Recent forms updates, new appraisal experience assignment options, and an alternative pathway to fulfill your experience requirements are just a few ways the Board is removing inessential barriers to entry for aspiring appraisers in Texas. Here are three articles that outline the latest enhancements to the process.

  • Alternative Model for Gaining Appraisal Experience in Program-Review Process

    In response to appraisal trainees’ difficulty in finding supervisory appraisers, the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) adopted the Practical Applications of Real Estate Appraisal (PAREA) program. PAREA is an alternative to the traditional supervisor and trainee model and offers practical experience through a range of online and virtual reality technology.

  • New Appraisal Experience Forms Easier to Complete

    Prospective appraisers must submit a completed Appraisal Experience Log as part of their application. New forms effective January 1, 2022, are available to help clarify and streamline this part of the process. Start by reviewing the new Appraisal Experience Log Instructions.

  • Trainees Have New Options for What Counts Toward Appraisal Experience

    The Appraiser Qualification Board (AQB) now allows applicants to gain 100% of experience credit by completing appraisal assignments that do not have a traditional client. Effective January 1, 2022, this change means a trainee can complete an appraisal for the intended use of gaining experience credit. For example, an aspiring appraiser could complete appraisals on their home, a family member’s home, or a neighbor’s home solely for the purpose of gaining experience credit.

  • Appraisal, Evaluation, Brokers Price Opinion: What’s the Difference?

    With countless valuation products, it’s important for Texas appraisers to know the differences and to understand the legal requirements of each. This article discusses the differences between appraisals, evaluations, and broker’s price opinions.

  • Become a Volunteer Appraisal Reviewer

    TALCB is accepting applications for Volunteer Appraisal Reviewers (formerly called Peer Investigative Committee members). Serving as a Volunteer Appraisal Reviewer is an opportunity for experienced appraisers to serve the public interest and give back to the appraisal profession. Volunteer Appraisal Reviewers serve for a two-year term and conduct appraisal reviews for aspiring appraisers.