The mission and performance of the Texas Real Estate Commission and Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board are under review by the Legislature as required under the Texas Sunset Act. The Act provides that the Sunset Commission, composed of legislators and public members, periodically evaluate a state agency to determine if the agency is still needed and to explore ways to ensure that the agency's funds are well spent. Based on the recommendations of the Sunset Commission, the Texas Legislature ultimately decides whether an agency continues to operate into the future.
AUSTIN, TX - The Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) and the Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board (TALCB) are pleased to announce our biennial strategic planning listening tour. License holders and the public are invited to participate in the agency’s preparation of its 2019-2023 Strategic Plan by offering input at one of the following sessions:
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.
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.
Governor Abbott Has Signed SB 526
SB 526 abolishes the Residential Mortgage Fraud Task Force established under the Government Code. However, the bill maintains the ability of those agencies who were members of the task force to share information related to mortgage fraud and also protects the confidentiality of any information shared.
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.
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.
Governor Abbott Has Signed SB 2212
SB 2212 amends Chapter 1101 to codify the clarifying changes to TREC rules regarding sale of certain equitable interests in real property.
Written By: Paul Staron - Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors
The Texas Real Estate Commission is pleased to announce a series of public services announcements (PSAs). These PSA's highlight the agency's mission of consumer protection by providing valuable information for consumers and license holders. Click the links below to listen to the produced PSAs.
We rely on radio stations to convey these messages and we appreciate your help communicating these. If you have questions or concerns, please contact us.