Standards & Enforcement Services (“SES”) is the TREC division that handles enforcement of the Commission’s laws and Rules through complaint investigation and disciplinary action.
What should you do?
The Commission has received several questions about whether a broker may advertise about a service provider (such as a real estate inspector) and, if allowed, are there any limits to this type of activity?
Contributed by - Tony Slagle – Deputy Executive Director
Many of you know that the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) and the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB) is currently undergoing a review by the staff of the Sunset Advisory Commission. But what is a Sunset review and why is it necessary?
In the mid-1970s, many states, including Texas, established Sunset laws as a method to introduce an additional level of accountability for state agencies. Here’s a breakdown of how the process works in Texas:
TREC has launched our new Name Management Tool to allow broker license holders to easily manage their names with the agency online and get in compliance with the new advertising rules.
The answer to this question is “yes” if a broker has delegated to you in writing the responsibility to assist the broker in complying with The Real Estate License Act and Commission Rules. When this delegation exists to supervise sales agents sponsored by the broker, your name must appear on the Information About Brokerage Services form as the “Licensed Supervisor of Sales Agent/Associate.” A sales agent or broker may act as a delegated supervisor.
After postponing consideration of proposed changes to inspector insurance requirements at their November 2017 meeting, TREC took no action on the proposed rule amendments and remanded the matter to the Real Estate Inspector Committee at the Commission’s February 2018 meeting. TREC asked the Inspector Committee to gather input from stakeholders on all consumer recovery issues and bring recommendations on potential legislative solutions to the Commission for consideration at a future Commission meeting.
To Help Improve Response Times and Quality of Communication TREC Is Launching More Ways to Get In Touch With The Agency
We know many of you have had a hard time getting through to the agency. We're working every day to improve our response times and customer satisfaction. We are pleased to announce the launch of several new ways to get in touch with us:
Effective December 6, 2017
Since February 2016, you are required to have a specific link for each of these notices in a readily noticeable location on the homepage of your business website. The Commission has adopted amendments to those rules that give you additional flexibility when posting the link to the Consumer Protection Notice.