Texas Real Estate Commission

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).

About TREC

TREC’s board of directors is composed of nine members appointed by the Governor with the concurrence of the Texas Senate. The members are appointed for six-year terms, with the terms of three members expiring every two years. Six of their members must be real estate brokers with brokerage business as their major occupation for at least five years and three members of the general public who are not regulated by the commission or employed by organizations regulated by or receiving funds from the Commission.

TREC Rules & Laws

All license holders are governed by the Texas Real Estate License Act, the Inspector Act, the Residential Service Company Act and the Timeshare Act. This establishes a way to regulate the procedure on how a person can become a real estate license holder in Texas. 

TREC has the ability to adopt rules to establish policy regarding certain practices. This is a great resource for consumers since they know what to expect from a real estate service provider.

TREC Regulates

Sales Person & Brokers

Appraisers

Inspectors

Residential Service Companies

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Education

TREC has a wide spectrum of Education options including Qualifying Education Providers, CE, Inspector Courses, Broker Responsibility Course, Legal Updates I and II Courses for brokers, and many others. Find more information here

TREC Office

Texas Real Estate Commission

1700 Congress Ave #400,
Austin, TX 7870
Phone: (512) 936 - 3000

Mailing Address

Texas Real Estate Commission
P.O.Box 12188
Austin, TX 78711-2188