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I want to personally thank all of the inspectors who took time out of their schedules to make the trip to Austin to attend the August 13th Texas Real Estate Commission meeting in person. I know that your time is valuable and the TREI Committee and I always value your input and appreciate your continued interest and involvement. As I mentioned at the Commission meeting, our goal is to work in the best interest of the consumer and the inspector industry as a whole to ensure that our clients get a quality product when they hire a home inspector.

With that in mind, there is an upcoming opportunity to be very involved. In February, we will need to fill vacancies for both inspector and public members on the Texas Real Estate Inspector Committee. If you are interested in serving on the TREIC, or know someone who would like to serve, please send a resume and letter of interest to Tony Slagle at

As many of you are aware, at the request of the Inspector Committee, the Commission remanded the possible legislative fix regarding inspector consumer recovery issues back to the Committee so that we can properly evaluate concerns raised by TREC staff, along with any other consumer-related issues.  This item will be discussed at the next Inspector Committee meeting scheduled for Monday, October 15th. To encourage participation and accommodate the possibility of a large crowd, the Commission meeting room on the first floor of the Stephen F. Austin Building will be the location for that meeting.

There were additional inspector-related items addressed at the August Commission. The Commission agreed to propose amendments to the inspector education rules that would simplify them, remove redundancies, address some quality concerns regarding the number of ride-along students, and authorize continuing education credit for inspectors that have another occupational license in Texas and have taken applicable CE for that other license. Additionally, the Commission voted to propose an amendment to the inspection form rule to allow inspectors to remove or replace the agency logo on the inspection report form.  Along with these proposed amendments, the Commission adopted amendments proposed at the last Commission meeting to define the term client.

As mentioned above, the next meeting of the full Inspector Committee is at 10 am on Monday, October 15th. Prior to that, the SOP Subcommittee will meet via teleconference on Monday, September 10th at 9 am.  The agenda and materials for that meeting are available on the TREC Website.

Again, thank you all for your continued interest and support. I look forward to receiving your input at the October meeting in Austin.