Join us for a comprehensive look at the upcoming TREC update. On background, the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) met earlier this year and adopted a number of changes, including a new Consumer Protection Notice form, updated educational requirements for Brokers, and rules related to the requirements for Easement or Right-of-Way (ERW) agents. Our hosts for this TREC update will be; Scott Kesner serves as Chair of TREC and Chelsea Buchholtz, Executive Director of TREC and Commissioner of the Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board.
More about our hosts for this TREC update:
R. Scott Kesner
Scott Kesner serves as Chair of the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC). With more than 25 years of real estate experience, Kesner has proven to be a committed leader and member of the Association of REALTORS®, serving in numerous positions at the local, state, and national levels. Scott was named REALTOR® of the Year by the Greater El Paso Association of REALTORS® in 2003 and 2016. Kesner served as chairman of the Texas Association of REALTORS® in 2015, and over the course of the last decade, has served on, or chaired more than a dozen other committees and task forces of the organization. At the national level, he has served as a director on the National Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors for six of the last eight years.
In 2016 Scott was appointed to the TWIA (Texas Wind Insurance Association) Board of Directors by the Chairman of The Texas Department of Insurance as one of three at-large directors located out of the TWIA 14-county coverage area.
In 2018 Scott served as a National Association of REALTORS® Regional Vice President representing Texas and Louisiana and was also appointed to the TREC Education Standards Advisory Committee. Kesner is a TREC approved instructor since 2001 and teaches various continuing education courses.
Scott earned his Bachelor of Science from Sul Ross State University in 1985 in Criminal Justice and Communications. Scott has been married to Paula for 33 years and they have three children and one granddaughter.
Chelsea Buchholtz serves as Executive Director of the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) and Commissioner of the Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board. She is the first female in the agency’s history to serve in that role. Prior to serving as the Executive Director, Buchholtz served as TREC’s General Counsel for a short time.
Before joining the team at TREC, Buchholtz was deputy director of operations for the Community Development and Revitalization Division of the Texas General Land Office. Buchholtz also previously worked for the Texas Juvenile Justice Department, moving from deputy general counsel to general counsel to chief of staff, and served as assistant general counsel and a policy advisor to Governor Rick Perry. She began her legal career clerking for Justice Phylis Speedlin, on the Texas Court of Appeals, Fourth District, in San Antonio.
She earned her undergraduate degree from Abilene Christian University and a JD from Pepperdine University School of Law. She completed the Governor’s Executive Development Program in 2013.
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