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  • From the Chair of the Board

    The Board met for its regular quarterly meeting on Thursday, February 9th to elect officers, appoint committees and mentors, propose and adopt rules, and consider disciplinary cases. It was a full agenda as usual and staff did a great job of preparing for the many business items we needed to attend to.

  • 2018-19 USPAP Revisions: What has Changed? Part One

    In February 2017, the Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) of the Appraisal Foundation adopted revisions to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) for the 2018-19 edition. This process began with the issuance of a Discussion Draft in January 2016 and was followed by three exposure drafts of proposed revisions to USPAP. The changes adopted by the ASB at its meeting on February 3, 2017, will be incorporated in the 2018-19 edition of USPAP and associated guidance materials.

  • Fee Survey Announced for Appraisers and AMCs

    TALCB has commissioned a survey of appraisers and AMCs in Texas to document fees paid for appraisal reports in 2016.

  • Fingerprints Now Required for Appraisers

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    Applicants must submit fingerprints to apply for or renew a license.

  • Agency Releases Report of 2016 License Holder Survey

    Almost 7,000 license holders provided responses to 50 questions about their characteristics, practices, results and attitudes. This new survey offers insights into the current profile of real estate practitioners. The survey will be updated every four years for comparison and trend analysis.

  • 2016 TALCB License Holder Survey

    We are pleased to have your feedback on our TALCB License Holder Survey. Please follow the link to the survey below. It will not take more than 10 minutes of your time to complete and will give our agency extremely valuable information as it strives to improve customer service, increase license holder expertise, and enhance consumer protection.

    TALCB License Holder Survey

  • Valuation Review Reports on Commissioner Oldmixon’s Presentation

    The October 17, 2016 Issue of Valuation Review Reported on Commissioner Oldmixon’s Presentation to the Appraisal Summit & Expo 

  • Agency Strategic Plan Published

    TALCB and the Texas Real Estate Commission have published their joint 2017-2021 Strategic Plan. In this important document, the Board lays out their goals and vision for the agency for the next five years.

  • Agency Strategic Planning Listening Tour Dates Announced

    The Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) and the Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board (TALCB) are pleased to announce our biennial strategic planning listening tour. License holders and the public are invited to participate in the agency’s preparation of its 2017-2021 Strategic Plan by offering input at one of the following sessions:

    March 2nd            10:00am               Collin County Association of REALTORS

  • When Talking About "Value", Choose Your Words Carefully

    “What do you think this property is worth?” All of us who are in the real estate profession have been asked this question hundreds of times.  You try to answer it for a customer or client each time you do a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) or a Broker Price Opinion (BPO). As a license holder, you are allowed to perform this task in the name of the broker as a distinct service and for a separate fee.