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The Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) has received many comments and requests related to license holders’ involvement in the events that occurred at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021. The Commission is limited in the action it may take against real estate license holders by the Real Estate License Act, the governing law that describes the Commission’s jurisdiction. For instance, the Commission may suspend or revoke a license holder that is convicted of a felony or a criminal offense involving fraud.  

While the Commission has the authority to suspend or revoke a license in other circumstances, generally, this authority is limited to conduct the license holder undertakes while engaged in real estate brokerage. 

The Commission offers valuable resources to the public, including license holder search and disciplinary action search tools to verify information about a license holder they are working with.  Additionally, the Commission has provided extensive FAQs related to qualifications, disclosing a crime to TREC, and other enforcement matters.  

The Commission exists to protect consumers of real estate services in Texas. Through complaints, the Commission is able to enforce the Real Estate License Act.  If you believe there has been a  violation of the Real Estate License Act, please file a complaint with the Commission.