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Senate Confirms Appointments of Commission Members

TREC is pleased to announce the Senate confirmation of Governor Abbott's appointments to the Commission on May 21, 2017. Broker member Bob Leonard of San Antonio, broker member Rayito Stephens of Houston and public member TJ Turner of Austin.

The appointees will continue to serve the Commission and consumers of Texas until their terms expire. Read more on each of these appointees and the Commission on our "About the Commission" page.

Get CE Credit for Attending a Commission Meeting!

Receive a minimum of 2 hours and up to a maximum of 4 hours of CE credit for attending the February 12, 2018 Commission meeting in Austin.

To be eligible for credit, current license holders must: 
  • Attend the meeting in person;
  • Attend the entire meeting (no credit will be awarded for partial attendance);
  • Provide photo identification; and
  • Sign in and out on the class attendance roster for the meeting.

TREC Receives ARELLO Communications Award

The Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) is pleased to announce that the agency’s completely redesigned website has been recognized for excellence by the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO) with a 2017 Communication Award.  ARELLO is an international organization of real estate licensing agencies and individuals involved with regulation of the real estate industry globally.

Added Flexibility for Residential Service Companies (RSCs)

Governor Abbott Has Signed HB 2279

HB 2279 amends Chapter 1303, which regulates RSCs, the providers of home warranty services. The bill accounts for the difference between RSCs who insure ALL of their outstanding risk through a third party insurance company and those that maintain a funded reserve. The bill simplifies certain regulatory requirements for fully insured RSCs and streamlines the contract and rate filing requirements for RSCs that are already licensed in Texas. 

New Brokerage Advertising Rules on the Horizon

Governor Abbott Has Signed SB 2212

SB 2212 makes changes to the regulations governing advertising for real estate brokers and sales agents.  

It removes the current requirement that the advertiser be identified in each advertisement as a broker or agent, and clarifies that an advertisement is misleading if it fails to include the name of the broker, or if it implies that a sales agent is responsible for the operation of a brokerage.