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Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC)

What Is the Texas Real Estate Commission? 

The mission of the Texas Real Estate Commission is to assist and protect consumers of real estate services, and foster economic growth in Texas. Through its programs of education, licensing and industry regulation, the Commission ensures the availability of capable and honest real estate service providers.

The Texas Real Estate Commission's core values of excellence, customer service, teamwork and respect provide direction to its employees. Ensuring the availability of capable and honest real estate service providers is a public trust that the Commission accepts with the deepest sense of purpose and responsibility. With over 50 years of public service, the Texas Real Estate Commission continues to act in an ethical, responsible and efficient manner for the citizens of Texas.

TREC is the state's regulatory agency for the following:

  • Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons
  • Real Estate Inspectors
  • Education Providers for Real Estate and Inspection Courses
  • Residential Service Companies
  • Timeshare Developers
  • Easement Or Right-of-Way (ERW) agents
  • Types of businesses NOT regulated by TREC and who regulates them.

    TREC exists to protect and serve the citizens of Texas. The Commission's programs of education, licensing and industry regulation ensure that real estate service providers are honest, trustworthy and competent.

    TREC requires that all real estate brokers and salespersons meet and maintain specified levels of education to hold a license to act as a real estate agent. Agents are required to follow the provisions of The Real Estate License Act and the Rules of the Texas Real Estate Commission in all transactions and to deal with the public in a competent and honest manner. The Commission also licenses real estate inspectors, residential service companies, real estate schools and registers timeshare properties.

    Created in 1949, the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) administers four laws:

    TREC has a statutory relationship with three state entities:

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