A bill passed by the 88th Texas Legislature requires all licensing agencies, including the Texas Real Estate Commission, to remove or redact certain details about applicants and current and past license holders in publicly available information, such as the TREC website license holder search or via public information requests.
This legislation enhances your privacy by protecting personal information like your address, telephone number, and email address.
Prior to this bill, contact information of license holders was available to the public.
What This Means for High Value Data Set Users
High Value Data Sets will no longer include license holders’ addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, and location-identifying information beyond the county in which they live or conduct business.
Don’t Forget to Keep Your IABS Up to Date
In addition to using the TREC license holder search to find license holders, verify licensure, or look for disciplinary history, consumers have used the TREC website as a source for contact information. As a result, it is essential to keep your Information About Brokerage Services (IABS) form updated. Having an outdated IABS form can result in disciplinary action from TREC.