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  • 3 Places You May Need to Update the Consumer Protection Notice

    A bill passed during the 87th Texas Legislative Session moved the regulation of residential service companies, also known as home warranty companies, from the Texas Real Estate Commission to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR). TREC adopted a change to the Consumer Protection Notice (CPN) during its February meeting to remove a reference to home warranty companies being regulated by TREC.

  • Updated Experience Requirements for Getting Your Texas Broker’s License

    The process to apply for your Texas broker’s license is easier to understand thanks to a recent rule change.

  • How You Can Help TREC Raise the Bar in Texas Real Estate

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    Greetings from Austin. We are just on the other side of another Commission meeting and participation in Texas REALTORS Winter Meeting. I love that these two events occur at the same time in Austin so that attendees of the Winter Meeting can also attend the Commission meeting (and receive CE credit).

  • Updates from the TREC Meeting

    The Texas Real Estate Commission met February 14, 2022. In addition to hearing updates from TREC staff, the Commission elected Jan Fite Miller as vice chair and Jason Hartgraves as secretary. Read on for information on adopted and proposed rule changes.

  • Updated Texas Real Estate Inspector Standards of Practice Effective February 1

    Real estate inspectors licensed in Texas are required to follow the Standards of Practice (SOPs). These SOPs define the minimum requirements for a real estate inspection performed for a prospective buyer or seller of one to four family dwelling. Changes to the SOPs were adopted at the August TREC Commission Meeting and are effective February 1, 2022.

  • Broker-Lawyer Committee Meeting Recap: Possible Form Changes and Public Comments Addressed

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    TREC’s Broker-Lawyer Committee met January 14 to discuss public comments and potential changes to the Farm and Ranch Contract and other contract forms. Here are some takeaways from the meeting.

  • Are You Using the Right Property Inspection Report Form?

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    Effective February 1, the Property Inspection Report form (REI 7-6) is required for all real estate inspections performed in Texas.

    The form reflects changes made to the Standards of Practice (SOPs), plus an updated preamble that

  • Texas Real Estate Inspector Committee Recap: New Committee Leadership, Discussion on SOPs and Report Delivery by Inspector

    The Texas Real Estate Inspector Committee met January 18, 2022. Three new officers were elected to serve in committee leadership:

    • Shawn Emerick, chair
    • Scott Regan, vice chair
    • Steven Rhinehart, secretary

    The committee also made two subcommittee appointments:

  • Education Standards Advisory Committee Recap: New Leadership, Administrative Audit Update, and New Working Group

    The Education Standards Advisory Committee (ESAC) met January 3 and discussed potential courses and appointed new leadership.

    New Committee Officers

    The committee appointed three new officers to serve through 2022:

  • Broker Responsibility Working Group Talks Property Management, Broker Oversight of New Agents

    The Broker Responsibility Working Group met January 12, 2022, to discuss property management practices, public comments, and broker oversight in new agent transactions. Here is a recap of the group’s discussion.

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  • From the Chair of the Inspector Committee

    The full Inspector Committee met on Monday, July 17. On the agenda was a discussion of the pros and cons of continuing to exempt certain education providers from TREC licensure requirements (22 TAC 353.71 and 22 TAC 535.218).

  • From the Chair

    The Commission met on August 7th for its regular quarterly meeting.  Because of the number of bills that passed during the 2017 legislative session affecting the agency’s license holders and the agency’s operations, a large number of draft rules were proposed.

  • From the Chair Avis Wukasch ...

    The Commission met for its regular quarterly meeting on Monday February 13th in Austin.  This date is always selected to coincide with the Winter Meeting of the Texas Association of REALTORS so that more license holders for across the state get the chance to attend.  It was also the meeting at which we elect officers a

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