How do I become a Real Estate Inspector?
The Texas Real Estate Commission licenses and regulates home inspectors. Their website is quite informative at http://www.trec.state.tx.us/inspector/default.asp
Does TAREI offer core credit in order to obtain an inspector license?
TAREI offers continuing education credit needed to renew an inspector license however, TAREI does not offer core credit needed to obtain a real estate inspectors license. TAREI offers four conferences a year: one in January, one in April, one in July and one in October. We rotate between the following cities: Austin, San Antonio, Houston and DFW. To view a list of upcoming conferences CLICK HERE
Does TAREI offer continuing education that is TREC approved?
Do I have to be a TAREI member to attend a conference?
No, but as a TAREI member you will receive a lower rate to attend conferences.
Do I have to be a TAREI member to join a local chapter?
Yes. Membership in local chapters offer added benefits to enhance your state membership. Most local chapters will meet monthly and some offer continuing education credits for TAREI Chapter members. For more information regarding local chapter, CLICK HERE.
Is there software I can purchase for my report writing that complies with the TREC promulgated form?
As a TAREI member, how do I login to the tarei.com website?
The default login information is: Username is your TREC License number and your Password is your last name with the first letter capitalized (i.e. Smith). Of course, once you login you will want to change your password. Your username cannot be changed.
As a TAREI member, when am I able to upgrade my membership status?
When you join TAREI you are listed as an “Associate” member. After one year of membership you may upgrade your status to “Inspector” level. The membership categories and requirements are all listed on the “Application to Upgrade” portion of our website.
When is the next Texas Real Estate Commission meeting?
To view the TREC meeting schedule go to http://www.trec.state.tx.us/newsandpublic/meetings.asp
Does TAREI offer discounts for E&O insurance?
TAREI does not provide E&O insurance, however several affiliate members offer TAREI members a discount. You can go to http://www.eiipro.com/quotes/home-inspectors-application (Exclusive Home Inspector E&O Program), www.farmersagent.com/lbattarbee, www.target-capital.com or www.landy.com
What is the number for LegalCare?
LegalCare is a member benefit which allows members to call and ask legal questions from real estate professionals. Their website is http://www.legalcareamerica.com/ and their phone number is 888-338-4465.