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AUSTIN, TX - 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 2019-2023 Strategic Plan by offering input at one of the following sessions:

March 1 – Thursday - Fort Hood Association of REALTORS– 11am
March 5 – Monday – Galveston Association of REALTORS – 11am
March 7 – Wednesday – Bryan College Station Association of REALTORS – 1pm - Hilton College Station and Conference Center 
March 13 - Tuesday - Heartland Association of REALTORS - 11am - Central Texas Rural Transit Building 
March 15 – Thursday – Online Session via Facebook Live – 10am - Register Here 
March 16 – Friday – Fort Worth Association of REALTORS – 10am - GFWAR Auditorium 
March 21 – Wednesday - Corpus Christi Association of REALTORS – 11am - River Hills Country Club 
March 27 – Tuesday - Online Session via Facebook Live – 1pm - Register Here  
March 28 - Wednesday - Greater El Paso Association of REALTORS - 10am - GEPAR Offices 

Topics that will be discussed and explored during the Strategic Planning Tour sessions include various clarifications and/or enhancements in the scope of agency operations and processes – such as efficiencies, effectiveness, and interactions with other agencies. How can we improve? We recently closed our survey and will be publishing the results in our strategic plan. 

New for this year’s tour, if you are unable to attend one of the in person sessions we have planned two online sessions for license holders to attend and give their feedback. We hope this extends participation in a convenient format to as many of our license holders and consumers as possible.

The purpose of these meetings will be to help guide the Commission and Board members during the strategic planning process. These discussions are meant to be an open forum to gain insight on the needs and preferences of license holders and the public. Each session is planned for two hours and CE/ACE/ICE credit will be available at no cost to attendees!

In addition to the published questions for strategic planning, TREC staff will be available to answer your questions on the new advertising requirements effective May 15, 2018. We have published helpful tools, held an online town hall and FAQs on this important topic. TREC wants to ensure license holders have the tools they need to get into compliance with the rules by the deadline.

Our agency protects consumers of real estate services in Texas by ensuring qualified and ethical service providers through education, licensing, and regulation. We oversee the providers of real estate brokerage, appraisal, inspection, home warranty, timeshares and right-of-way services, thereby safeguarding the public interest while facilitating economic growth and opportunity across Texas.


Published April 2018