The amendments to §535.2 were recommended by the Commission appointed Broker Responsibility Working Group. The amendments require a broker to designate anyone who leads, supervises or directs a team in the brokerage to be a delegated supervisor. This will require that person to take a six hour broker responsibility course as part of their required continuing education for each renewal. The timeframe when a license holder must be delegated as a supervisor was shortened from six months to three consecutive months. A reference to a recently adopted advertising rule was added. The term "work files" was deleted and replace with more specific items. A phrase was added to clarify the broker must ensure that a sponsored sales agent has geographic competence in the market area being served. A minimum criteria for training sales agents engaging in a brokerage activity for the first time was added. And, in recognition of digital communications, the time frames for responding to clients, agents, other brokers, and the Commission were reduced to two and three days respectively.
Rules and Laws
Our license holders are governed by the Texas Real Estate License Act, the Inspector Act, the Residential Service Company Act, and the Timeshare Act. These Acts establish the makeup of the Commission and its advisory committees and outline procedures by which a person can become real estate license holders in Texas. The Acts also describe TREC’s jurisdiction over license holders and registrants.
TREC has the authority to adopt administrative rules to provide specificity to provisions of the Acts. TREC may also adopt rules to establish policy regarding certain practices. Both the Acts and TREC rules are a great resource for helping consumers know what to expect from a real estate service provider.
The tables below show all of our recently proposed and adopted rules. Written comments on proposed rules are accepted for 30 days after publication in the Texas Register. After that period, comments can be made in person at the next Commission meeting. Please send written comments to TREC's firstname.lastname@example.org. For the complete version of our current rules go to: