TREC Broker Responsibility Working Group
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Note: While the written portion of the minutes below are published in agenda order, the items may have been presented in a different order.
Agenda Item 1 Call to Order
ACTION: Chair Lerner called the meeting to order at 9:30 a.m.
Members absent: Socar Chatmon-Thomas (joined meeting later)
Agenda Item 2 Housekeeping
Agenda Item 3 Remarks from the Chair
Chair Lerner introduced new member, Bob Baker, to the committee.
Agenda Item 4 Discussion and possible action to amend the September 9, 2020, meeting minutes
No changes were requested.
Agenda Item 5 Public comment on non-agenda items
No comments were given.
Note: Socar Chatmon-Thomas joined the meeting.
Agenda Item 6 Discussion and possible recommendation regarding education and experience requirements for an individual real estate broker license
No action initially taken.
ACTION: Brian Sales, seconded by Socar Chatmon-Thomas, moved to change management experience points to 150 per month. The motion was adopted by uanimous vote.
Agenda Item 7 Discussion and possible recommendation regarding licensing of out-of-state military spouses transferred to Texas
ACTION: Chance Brown, seconded by Holly Hightower, moved to accept the staff recommendation, as presented, and give authority to the Chair to work with staff to make changes to the recommendation to comply with statute. The motion was adopted by unanimous vote.
Agenda Item 8 Discussion and possible recommendation regarding real estate broker reciprocity
The committee moved back to Agenda Item 6 (see above)
The committee continued with Agenda Item 8
ACTION: The working group decided by consensus to table this item until after the legislative session.
Agenda Item 9 Discussion and possible recommendation regarding BRWG proposal to be presented to Commission at their November 10, 2020, meeting
ACTION: Chance Brown, seconded by Pam Titzell, moved to delegate authority to the Chair to work with staff to make non-substantive changes to the recommendation, as needed, before presenting to the full Commission at its November 2020 meeting. The motion was adopted by unanimous vote.
Agenda Item 10 Discussion and possible action regarding comments received on other broker responsibility working group items since the last meeting
No action was taken.
Agenda Item 11 Discussion and possible action regarding future agenda items and meeting dates
• Suggested meeting date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.
• Alternate dates: Tuesday, February 16, 2021; Thursday, February 18, 2021.
ACTION: Chair Lerner to meet with Executive Director Buchholtz and Chair Kesner regarding future group topics;
General Counsel Burgess to send out questionnaire to members to obtain recommended topics and send out summary to members;
Chance Brown commented we need some more people with commercial expertise; Bill Roth offered to get commercial feedback from certain groups and suggested that we bring in commercial agents to speak to the group;
Consider changes to all licenses for all military;
The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.
Agenda Item 12 Adjourn
ACTION: The meeting was adjourned at 12:11 p.m.