What is TREC?

The Texas Legislature established the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) in 1949 to safeguard consumers in matters of real property transactions and valuation services. 

TREC shares staff members and resources with the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB).

Become Licensed


A sale agent is a person who is licensed by the Real Estate Commission to act as an agent on behalf of a Real Estate Broker in order to perform any act of Real Estate Services

Renew License


As a Real Estate Sales Agent, you must renew your license every two years. A renewal notice will be sent out about 90 days before the expiration date. Until you receive this notice of renewal, you cannot renew your license. As part of the renewal process, you must complete continuing education courses to help you deliver competent and quality real estate services.

Contract, Forms and Notices

Consumer Notices & Forms

Rules And Laws

The license holders are governed by:

  • Texas Real Estate License Act
  • The Inspector Act
  • The Residential Service Company Act
  • The Timeshare Act

These Acts establish the makeup of the commission and it’s advisory committees and outline procedures by which a person can become real estate license holders in Texas. The Acts also describe TREC’s jurisdiction over license holders and registrants.  TREC has the authority to adopt administrative rules to provide specificity to provisions of the Acts. TREC may also adopt rules to establish policy regarding certain practices. Both the Acts and TREC Rules are a great resource for helping consumers know what to expect from a real estate service provider.

TREC Phone



Texas Real Estate Commission
P.O. Box 12188
Austin, TX 78711

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