Category Archives: Research

Negotiations stalled? It’s time to ditch emails and texts

If you need more proof that in-person conversations are more powerful than a written message, here it is: how you communicate matters when you and other parties disagree. A recent study found those who expressed an opposing opinion via video … Continue reading

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How many people moved to Texas?

Texas ranked second in the nation for total incoming residents and net migration in 2016, according to the Texas Relocation Report released by the Texas Association of REALTORS®. At 531,966 new residents for 2016, it was the fourth consecutive year … Continue reading

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Why your emails are less persuasive than you think

You may be a natural influencer or a fantastic writer, but research shows you’re probably overestimating your persuasion abilities via email and underestimating an in-person request. It all comes down to trustworthiness, which is more readily conveyed through your nonverbal … Continue reading

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Texas luxury home sales grow while prices stay flat

Texas home sales of $1 million and higher grew 19.1% to become the fastest-growing segment of the housing market in 2017, according to the Texas Luxury Home Sales Report released today by the Texas Association of REALTORS®. The 4,622 luxury … Continue reading

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98% of homebuyers and sellers have positive experiences with Texas REALTORS®

About 98% of homebuyers and sellers reported that their experience working with a Texas REALTOR® was either “good” or “excellent,” according to the inaugural Texas REALTOR® Satisfaction Index. The report released today by the Texas Association of REALTORS® gauges homebuyer and seller … Continue reading

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Texas home sales decline slightly in third quarter of 2017

For the first time since 2012, the number of home sales in Texas declined on a quarterly basis. The Texas Quarterly Housing Report for the third quarter of 2017 released by the Texas Association of REALTORS® shows Texas home sales … Continue reading

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Texas condo and townhome sales top $5.4 billion

Condos and townhomes were one of the fastest growing segments of the Texas housing market in 2017. According to the Texas Condominium Sales Report released by the Texas Association of REALTORS®, the condo and townhome market exceeded $5.4 billion in … Continue reading

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