The amendment to §535.101 reduces the fee paid by a broker or sales agent from $20 to $10 each time a sales agent establishes or changes sponsorship. This change is recommended by the Commission as part of its FY2019 budget approval. Each year that revenues exceed expenses, after projecting the next year's revenues and expenses and meeting the requirements for fiscally responsible operational reserves, the agency has a standing policy of considering whether a reduction in fees is appropriate. As it has done in prior years, the Commission has determined that it is fiscally sound to lower this fee to reduce one cost of doing business for license holders.
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: