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.
News and Articles
From the Commissioner - February 2018
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?
Get ACE Credit From TALCB
TALCB Is Offering a 2-Hour Enforcement Update Course
Want to get the latest information right from the source? TALCB is now offering a 2-hour ACE course. Topics covered are:
- Who Are We And What Do We Do?
- Enforcement 101: Basic Processes For Complaints, Audits, and Backgrounds
- Case Statistics and Enforcement Related Data
- Recent Enforcement Issues and Trends
- Enforcement Staff Available to Answer All Your Questions
From the Commissioner
As the Board and its staff get prepared for its next meeting on Monday, August 14th, I am pleased to tell you that the summer has been very productive. All of the agency teams are handling very high volumes of matters, even with daily staff numbers reduced due to summer vacations.
What Are Contingent Dismissals?
You may have heard through the grapevine or read somewhere online about the TALCB SES staff offering to resolve a complaint case through a contingent dismissal or "CD". Hopefully, this article will give you a better understanding what that means.