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  • Website Survey Launched

    TREC and TALCB have launched a survey to help gather feedback about the agency's websites. Completing this short survey will help TREC and TALCB better serve Texans in all matters related to real estate and appraisal services.

    We value your opinion and appreciate your time. Thank you for participating.

  • From the Chair - August 2020

    It is strange to consider that six months have passed since the United States declared a national emergency due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

    At this point, appraisers have mostly determined “how to” inspect and collect data during a pandemic. We are now firmly in the next phase, “how to” determine if there has been an impact to market values and what that impact might be.

  • UPDATED: Agency Mail Inadvertently Destroyed

    Last month, the company TREC and TALCB contracts with to collect and shred documents mistakenly collected mail delivered to the agency.

  • New HR Director Announced

    The Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC), and Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB) is pleased to announce the promotion of Tawana Hood to Director of Human Resources. Mrs. Hood will oversee all human resources duties for the agency, including employee benefits, payroll, and staff relations. Mrs. Hood has worked for TREC and TALCB since 2018 as a human resources generalist.

  • TALCB and TREC extensions of all renewal and application deadlines ends July 31

    Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, TALCB, based on approval by Governor Greg Abbott, is waiving all renewal and application deadlines until July 31, 2020. 

    How does this extension affect you?  

    Renewals – all license types 

  • 2020 Census, What You Need to Know

    Did you know the data collected from the census is used all around you? For Texas to get an accurate level of funding and representation in the future, all Texans should fill out a survey. 

  • Longtime TALCB Appraiser Investigator Passes Away

    Longtime Appraiser Investigator, Jim Jacobs, died on Saturday, July 4 after a fierce battle with cancer,  He worked for TALCB since 2012 as an appraiser investigator.  He was an appraiser for over 40 years and a familiar face at TALCB meetings and events for more than 20 years.

  • Work Files No Longer Automatically Required For Audits

    As part of the Board’s ongoing effort to reduce burdens on applicants, TALCB changed the experience audit process. TALCB will no longer automatically request a copy of work files at the start of the audit process. Appraisal reports will now be reviewed for general USPAP compliance and competency when they are submitted. If necessary, TALCB may request a copy of work files after the initial review to complete the audit.

  • Scam Alert! Make Sure You Know If A Message Is From Us

    UPDATE: Due to a recent resurgence of SPAM messages being sent out to our license holders, we wanted to remind you of these tips to help keep your information secure!

    Scammers or Spammers sometimes try to copy and email and text from messages from TREC or TALCB to trick you into providing personal information. We know this can be confusing and frustrating, and we want to help make sure you don't fall victim to these schemes.

  • Mission Moment, With Board Member Chance Bolton

    At the May 15 Board meeting, TALCB chair, Sara Oates asked appraiser member Chance Bolton, to share his motivation and thoughts on the work of the Board.  Mr. Bolton shares his thoughts below:  

    After serving on the Board since 2016, I wanted to share my thoughts with you, the license holders, on our mission as a board. 

    The TREC/TALCB Mission Statements reads: