Home Buyers across Texas are again being subjected to the whims of the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC).
Within the last year, Commissioners voted to ‘dumb down’ Inspection Standards (SoP) for Inspectors, sanctioning Inspectors who want to ‘work with’ real estate agents and not actually provide meaningful and useful information to their clients.
While there are thousands of real estate agents that want the very best for their clients, work diligently to find the ‘perfect’ house, recommend reliable Inspectors, Title Companies, Mortgage Companies, etc., and provide sound strategies for their clients, there are too many agents that are being sanctioned by TREC by a process that allows the Inspector to ignore the defects in and around homes.
This has become so pervasive that Home Inspection Industry Trade Associations are now working with one another to voice their concerns about how Inspectors and their Trade Associations are being abused by TREC.
Most can agree that some type of licensing and regulation is necessary for professionals that serve the public in such an important role as the Home Inspection during the sale and purchase of homes. However, when a dysfunctional and corrupted system such as TREC controls the very industry that is charged with protecting the home buying pubic, it is time to go.
Simply put, Home Inspectors either need to be moved to the Texas Dept. of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) or the Act/Law that placed Inspectors under the control of the TREC, needs to be rescinded.
An unlicensed Home Inspector who inspects to a Trade Organization Standard is better than one that is allowed to inspect to a standard manipulated by the Commission.
If Rick Perry has the slightest inclination to run for President of the United States, his opponents will quickly seize the opportunity to illustrate how Perry has appointed and then re-appointed a manipulative and dysfunctional Commission.
As a reminder to Real Estate Sales Agents, your Commission and its Administrator ‘lobbied’ to become an independent, self-directed, self funded state agency, at a cost of one million dollars a year. That $ 1,000, 000 each year has to be made up, generated, exacted, squeezed, justified, and in my mind, stolen from the hard working real estate agents.