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Austin, TX – The Texas Real Estate Commission and Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board is pleased to announce the agency has won two coveted Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO) Communications Awards. One is for the new integrated communications plan, and the other for Board and Commission meeting communications. The agency will be recognized for these achievements and will make presentations on these topics at the ARELLO Annual Conference on September 28th, 2018.

Using "Realty" In Team Names

At the Commission Meeting on Monday, August 13, 2018, the Commission adopted changes to the advertising rules (§535.155) allowing Broker team names to include the term "realty," so long as the other requirements for team names are met. For example, a team name must still end with the word “team” or “group.” A team name of “John Doe Realty Group” is allowed, but a team name of “John Doe Realty” is not.

To The Consumers and License Holders of Texas:

The Texas Real Estate Commission takes pride in providing high quality education and licensing services, and effective consumer protection across Texas. In recent months, there have been significant issues with the quality of customer service we are providing to consumers and to our license holders. I take personal responsibility for addressing these issues. I want you to know that I – along with the entire Texas Real Estate Commission staff – recognize your frustrations, and we are committed to solving these issues.

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.