From the Start Menu page, click on the dropdown menu under the "Change your license information and manage relationships" category.
Click "Change/Verify Contact Information" and click "Select".
Read the information on the "Change/Verify Contact Information" introduction page and click “Next”.
Update contact information and “Place of Business” (business physical) address on the Contact Information page and click "Next".
Verify contact information on the Application Summary page and click “Submit”.
On the Statement of Applicant page, select "Yes" to certify the address information is accurate and correct, and click "Next" to process the request.
What happens if a license holder is convicted of a crime?
If a license holder is convicted of a felony or a criminal offense involving fraud it is a violation of section 1101.652(a)(1) of the License Act.This section gives the Commission authority to suspend or revoke a license holder that has entered a plea of guilty or nolo contendere or has been convicted of a felony or any criminal offense that involves fraud (including misdemeanors).The Commission does not have the authority to revoke or suspend a license holder that has been only charged or accused of committing a felony or criminal offense that involves fraud.A license holder is required to notify the Commission not later than the 30th day after the final conviction or the entry of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere. Failing to timely notify may result in more severe or further disciplinary action.All license holders’ criminal backgrounds are rechecked upon renewal, however, this does not excuse a license holder from notifying the Commission not later than the 30th day after the final conviction.
Call and talk with a customer service representative:
512-936-3000 (TREC) or 512-936-3001 (TALCB)
Contact Center Hours:
Monday through Friday, 7 AM to 6 PM
Financial Division and Purchasing: 512-936-3551
Executive Division: 512-936-3788
Public Information Requests: 512-936-3798
Texas Real Estate Commission
PO Box 12188
Austin, TX 78711-2188
Texas Real Estate Commission
Stephen F Austin Building
1700 N. Congress Ave., Suite 400
Austin, TX 78701
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Yes. If you are acting on your own behalf or on behalf of your spouse, parent or child, you must inform any person with whom you deal that you are a licensed broker or sales agent acting on that relative’s behalf. This notice must be in writing. A license holder shall not use the license holder’s expertise to the disadvantage of a person with whom the license holder deals. [Rule 535.144(c)]
To be eligible for a real estate license, applicants must prove to TREC that they have the required honesty, trustworthiness & integrity. [TRELA §1101.354(2)] Each applicant is evaluated individually and TRELA does not contain a list of crimes or number of crimes that would automatically disqualify an applicant from obtaining a license. However, Rule 541.1(a) does list the types of criminal offenses that TREC considers directly relate to the duties and responsibilities of a license holder and tend to demonstrate a person’s inability to represent the interest of another with honesty, trustworthiness and integrity. Rule 535.52(b) also addresses conduct that tends to demonstrate that an applicant does not possess the requisite honesty, trustworthiness or integrity. In addition, pursuant to Chapter 53 of the Texas Occupations Code (www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/) and Rule 541.1(c), TREC will consider evidence of certain mitigating factors and rehabilitation. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide that evidence to TREC. [Rule 541.1(d)] Before applying for a license, a person may request TREC to determine whether the person’s fitness complies with the requirements for licensing by filing a Fitness Determination (FT). This form is on our website here.
It is best to disclose it as early as possible but it must be disclosed in the contract, lease, or in another written document given to the other principal before the agreement is signed. [Rule 535.144(b)] The disclosure is required even if the license holder is on inactive status.
Both TREC forms 20-14 and 30-12, The One to Four Family Residential Contract (Resale) and Residential Condominium Contract (Resale), state, “Any hydrostatic testing must be separately authorized by Seller in writing.”
Therefore, there must be a separately signed document of authorization by the seller for a hydrostatic test. Thus, for example, any authorization language in the special provisions of the standard Resale contract is not separate consent by a seller.