At its meeting on February 9, the Board approved for adoption an amendment to rule 153.21 that, once implemented, will allow an experienced Supervisory Appraiser to supervise up to five Appraiser Trainees at one time under certain conditions. Current rules allow a qualified Supervisory Appraiser to supervise up to three Appraiser Trainees at one time.
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More Flexibility Coming for Supervisory Appraisers
From the Chair - March 2018
The Board held its regular quarterly business meeting on Friday February 9th , and we offered appraiser continuing education (ACE) hours for attendance, so we had a number of extra license holders join us that day. The Board members elected Martha Gayle Reid Lynch as Vice-Chair and Earl “Buster” Renfrow as Secretary for the next 12 months.
From the Commissioner - February 2018
The next regular quarterly meeting of the TALCB is just around the corner and it promises some unusual excitement. Please note that the importance of this meeting is emphasized by the fact that an appraiser credential holder may receive up to four hours of appraiser continuing education (ACE) for attending the entire meeting.
Get ACE Credit for Attending a Board Meeting
Receive a minimum of 2 hours and up to a maximum of 4 hours of ACE credit for attending the Board meeting held in Austin, TX, during February of an even-numbered year.
ACE credit will be awarded in whole hour increments depending on the actual length of the Board meeting. For example, if the meeting lasts 2 and one half hours, license holders who attend the entire meeting will receive 2 hours of ACE credit.
To be eligible for ACE credit, current license holders must:
From the Commissioner - January 2018
Happy New Year! It’s January and 2018 promises to be filled with important activity. First, our federal oversight agency, the Appraisal Subcommittee will visit us in early February to complete their biennial audit. Their last two visits have resulted in a clean audit with no findings and we expect the same this year as well.
From the Chair - December 2017
The Board met for its regular quarterly meeting on November 17th in Austin. The meeting was very productive. Members heard reports from the staff and all of its advisory committees, considered and decided several disciplinary cases, and adopted several rules that had been proposed in August.
On The Trainee and Supervisor Relationship
Commissioner Comments - November 2017
October has just concluded and November is here. This is always an exciting time with the World Series (How about those Astros!?), Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos, and the beginning of deer hunting season in Texas. October 31 also closes our State Employee Charitable Campaign month, with new highs reached each year for generosity by our team members.
From the Chair - September 2017
The Board met on August 14th for its regular quarterly meeting. Because of the number of bills that passed during the 2017 legislative session affecting the agency’s license holders and the agency’s operations, a large number of draft rules were proposed. Several Agreed Orders, a modification and a Proposal for Decision (PFD) arising out of a case heard at the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH), extended the agenda.
Appraising After a Natural Disaster
The appraiser faces many new challenges appraising after a natural disaster. To avoid problems there are several steps an appraiser can take. Keep in close contact with your clients about any outstanding assignments. Notify them of any delays you are experiencing. Make your client aware of the new challenges facing your appraisal practice. Questions to ask your client: Will you need additional services such as a re-inspection or revising the effective date?