The TREC and TALCB strategic planning listening tour dates announced


February 19, 2016

AUSTIN, TX - The Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) and the Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board (TALCB) are pleased to announce the biennial strategic planning listening tour. License holders and the public are invited to participate in the agency’s preparation of its 2017-2021 Strategic Plan by offering input at one of the following sessions:

March 2nd 10:00am Collin County Association of REALTORS
March 8th 10:00am Austin Board of REALTORS
March 9th 10:00am San Antonio Board of REALTORS
March 10th 12:00pm Lubbock Association of REALTORS
March 18th 10:00pm Waco Association of REALTORS
March 22nd 10:00am Houston Association of REALTORS
March 23rd 12:00pm McAllen Association of REALTORS
March 24th 8:30am Harlingen Board of REALTORS
March 24th 12:00pm Brownsville Board of REALTORS

The purpose of these meetings will be to help guide the Commission and Board members during the strategic planning process. The agency has published a list of questions on the website which will act as a guideline for discussion for this year’s tour. These discussions are meant to be an open forum to gain insight on the needs and preferences of license holders and the public. Each session is planned for two hours and CE credit will be offered for license holders in attendance for the entire session.

In addition to the published questions, the Commission would like to hear license holder feedback on changes to its current advertising rule. Please give us your thoughts on the draft new advertising proposal. Your input will be considered by the Commission’s Executive Committee prior to proposal of an updated advertising rule.  Also, the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) has published a draft of several initiatives it is considering to add more flexibility to appraiser qualifications. TALCB would like to hear your thoughts on these.

If you are unable to attend a listening tour session, feel free to submit your comments via the online survey. Your responses are vital to this process.
TREC and TALCB protect consumers of real estate services in Texas by ensuring qualified and ethical service providers through education, licensing, and regulation. They oversee the providers of real estate brokerage, appraisal, inspection, home warranty, timeshares and right-of-way services, thereby safeguarding the public interest while facilitating economic growth and opportunity across Texas.  

Learn more about the questions and find a location near you on the TREC webiste at http://www.trec.state.tx.us/agencyinfo/survey/strategicplancomments.asp

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