Luxury Portfolio Affluence Forum Provides Insight


Luxury Forum Provides Insight

 

 

Several key members of the Ebby Halliday Realtors Marketing Department recently attended the 2017 Affluence Forum at The Merchandise Mart in Chicago. The two-day invitation-only event, hosted by Luxury Portfolio International, the luxury marketing arm of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, gathered leaders in home, design and luxury real estate to network, share ideas and gather valuable information from industry experts on current and upcoming trends.

 

“At Ebby Halliday Realtors, we are proud to be a founding member of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World network and an advisory board member of Luxury Portfolio International,” said Randall Graham, vice president and director of marketing for the Ebby Halliday Companies. “Gatherings such as the Affluence Forum provide the opportunity to learn about the latest trends in the luxury segment and, as a result, better serve our luxury clientele.”

 

Luxury Forum Provides Insight

 

The Affluence Forum agenda included insights on the global luxury real estate market, a review of industry innovations and networking opportunities for attendees from such markets as Chicago, San Francisco, New York City and Vail. Speakers included Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Chief Economist Marci Rossell, who spoke about the economic factors influencing affluent consumers and former DWELL Media CEO Michela O’Conner Abrams, who provided insight on the power of good design in business. The forum also featured representatives from the home, design and real estate industries to speak about the latest trends in home technology, customization, restoration and wealth management.

 

Forum attendees also enjoyed enrichment opportunities, including visits to the Monogram and Waterworks showrooms in Chicago’s famed Merchandise Mart.

 

Luxury Forum Provides Insight

 

Luxury Portfolio International is the largest global network of premier residential real estate companies, including many of the world’s most powerful independent luxury brokerages. Luxury Portfolio is truly luxury, with more properties priced at $1 million and above than any of its competitors.

 

Luxury Portfolio International, and its website, LuxuryPortfolio.com, attract a global audience of visitors from over 200 countries/territories every month and marketed over 50,000 luxury homes to over 3 million high-net-worth visitors last year. To learn more and to discover many of the world’s most-remarkable properties currently for sale, visit LuxuryPortfolio.com.

 

 

 

Ginger Gill Shares Luxury Expertise


 

Ginger Gill Shares Luxury Expertise

 

Ginger Gill, sales manager of Ebby’s Preston Center Office, was recently invited by Luxury Portfolio International, our partner in marketing luxury properties, to host a roundtable discussion during the 2017 Luxury Portfolio Summit, held in Miami Beach.

 

Part of the Best Practices Salon: Growing Your Luxury Business series, Gill’s roundtable and the ensuing discussion centered on the topic “Competing and Winning Against Franchise Brands.”

 

Gill shared her extensive knowledge and insight into how a top luxury brokerage and its agents approach the world of luxury real estate. Roundtable participants included agents from a broad spectrum of markets, including Italy, Switzerland, New Zealand, Beverly Hills, Colorado, Florida and New York.

 

“Unlike many of our competitors, Luxury Portfolio International is truly a luxury network of the best of the best,” Gill says. “Member firms are leaders in luxury sales in their market and are vetted each and every year. Simply, put you can’t buy your way into our network; you must earn membership.”

 

Luxury Portfolio International is the luxury face of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, the largest global network of premier locally branded companies dominated by many of the world’s most powerful independent luxury brokerages. The network markets over 50,000 of the world’s most remarkable homes each year and attracts over 3 million high-net-worth visitors by presenting a gallery of the finest luxury properties and brokerages worldwide.

 

Luxury Portfolio is unmatched in the global arena, with properties in over 55 countries, website visitors from over 200 countries/territories every month, site translation in nine languages, conversion to multiple currencies and a total inventory of available properties totaling over $54 billion with an average price over $2.6 million dollars.

 

The 200-plus selected luxury affiliates represent the luxury component of an organization which encompasses over 550 companies, 4,000 offices and 128,000 Associates producing $351 billion in sales last year.

 

Based in the United States, Luxury Portfolio International is backed by the experience of the most well-respected and well-known experts in luxury real estate in markets worldwide. This group collectively has decades of experience in the high-end luxury real estate market.

 

“At Ebby Halliday, we’re proud to be a part of the world’s foremost luxury home network,” Gill says. “Our promise to you is to represent, and present, your home in the manner it deserves. Always.”

 

 

 

Luxury Portfolio International Magazine Delivers


Luxury Portfolio Magazine Delivers

The new issue of Luxury Portfolio Magazine includes over 160 pages of the hottest trends in luxury real estate, travel, design and more. Individual property features include Ebby agent Kay Weeks’ spectacular Royal Lane listing, Jan Chavoya’s Stonebriar Village listing, Sherry Smith‘s Bells, Texas country estate, a horticulture wonderland in the Texas Hill Country, a Spanish mission estate in Bellevue Hill, Sydney, Australia, a modern penthouse in Lugano, Switzerland, Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos, California and a masterfully designed New England estate in Topsfield, Massachusetts.

 

Additionally, the new magazines addresses two financial topics relevant to today’s high-net-worth: a look at affluent U.S. homebuyers investing abroad and a discussion on wealth management and how the family office is impacting the high-net-worth today. It also delivers a rundown of the finest olive oil tasting tours around the world and takes a look at the spirit of cities observing unique urban dwellings.

 

Click here to view a digital version of the Luxury Portfolio Magazine.

Luxury Portfolio Magazine Delivers


Luxury Portfolio Magazine Delivers

 
The latest issue of Luxury Portfolio Magazine is now online. With over 140 pages of the hottest trends in luxury real estate, travel, design and more, we’re thrilled to share this new edition with you. Featured properties waiting to be explored include Ebby Associate Joe Kobell’s stunning Strait Lane Circle listing, the inimitable Villa Solenzana in Sardinia, Italy, the historic Locksley Hall of Belvedere Island, California, and a designer penthouse in the heart of Berlin, just to name a few.

 

Additionally, the newest Luxury Portfolio Magazine brings you an interview with award-winning interior designer Laura Kirar, delivers a rundown of the latest activity in the world’s most-exclusive resort markets in Market Pulse, samples the best “foodcations” around the globe and much more.

 

At Ebby Halliday Realtors, we’re proud of our affiliation with the world’s premier marketer of luxury homes, Luxury Portfolio International.

 

Click here to view a digital version of Luxury Portfolio Magazine.

Phil Mickelson’s Home Listed by Luxury Portfolio Member


Phil Mickelson’ Home Listed by Luxury Portfolio Member

 

If you weren’t already envious of his golf game, prepare to be envious of Phil Mickelson’s gorgeous Rancho Santa Fe home. The good news though, is that it can be yours for $5,999,950, having recently been listed by our fellow Luxury Portfolio International member Willis Allen Real Estate.

 

Located in the San Diego area, Mickelson’s home is poised on 4.55 acres within Rancho Santa Fe’s prestigious Covenant community, but it might as well be the Italian countryside, with pepper and olive trees adorning the grounds and views of the rolling hills. Inside, the home is a true work of art, evidenced by hand-carved Canterra stone fireplaces, distressed wood beams and walnut floors, but it’s the outdoor lifestyle that the home truly caters to.

 

From the summer kitchen to the infinity-edge pool and cascading water feature, you might find it hard to spend much time inside. And, of course, there’s also a putting green, so you can keep your game sharp, just like Phil.

 

Below are a few photos of this fabulous Southern California property. Check out the listing page on Luxury Portfolio to see more of Phil Mickelson’s Rancho Santa Fe Estate.

 

Phil Mickelson’ Home Listed by Luxury Portfolio Member

Phil Mickelson’ Home Listed by Luxury Portfolio Member

Phil Mickelson’ Home Listed by Luxury Portfolio Member

Phil Mickelson’ Home Listed by Luxury Portfolio Member

Phil Mickelson’ Home Listed by Luxury Portfolio Member

 

The Ebby Halliday Companies is the exclusive member of Luxury Portfolio International in North Texas. When you consider buying or selling property outside of North Texas, Ebby Halliday’s world-class connections can help with your real estate needs throughout North America and around the world.

 

For more information on Luxury Portfolio International and to view exceptional properties worldwide, visit luxuryportfolio.com.

Global Market Pulse


All real estate is local. True, but chances are you, like us, are intrigued by luxury real estate around the world. Below is a snapshot from Luxury Portfolio International’s latest Market Pulse report.

 

 

Beverly Hills

Highest sale in past 12 months: $120 million

Buyers who want it all want: a bowling alley, beauty salon, a knock-out media room and hammam (Turkish bath)

Compared to last year, prices are: up

Top 10% of inventory across the market: $30 million and above

Bottom line: More $20 million-plus homes are being sold than ever before

 

Geneva

Highest sale in past 12 months: $64 million

The market is currently: a buyer’s market

Most international buyers are coming from: France and the Ukraine

Top 10% of inventory across the market: above $17 million

It’s worth it because: Economic and political stability, as well as a sense of security and excellent quality of life

 

Hong Kong

Highest sale in past 12 months: $67.9 million

Market is currently: a buyer’s market

Most international buyers are coming from: Mainland China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines

Luxury buyers are looking for homes with: Clubhouse facilities and convenience to high-end shopping

 

The Ebby Halliday Companies is the exclusive member of Luxury Portfolio International in North Texas. Luxury Portfolio membership is by invitation only and is limited to the very best residential real estate companies worldwide. When buying or selling property outside of Dallas-Fort Worth, Ebby Halliday’s  world-class connections can help with real estate needs across North America and to points around the globe. To learn more about Luxury Portfolio International and to discover extraordinary properties for sale worldwide, visit luxuryportfolio.com.

Harold Leidner Talks Outdoor Living


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Stunning outdoor living areas create an ideal backyard spot for dining al fresco, lounging poolside, enjoying conversations and cocktails, or indulging in quiet time. The layout and features of an outdoor space are as unique as any home, however each one shares a common thread: they were created to be comfortable, functional, relaxing retreats that bring the indoors out.

 

In the brand-new summer edition of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine, the luxury home publication of the Ebby Halliday Companies, we sat down with renowned landscape architect Harold Leidner to learn about current trends in outdoor living, and how to design the perfect space. Leidner’s comments offer insight into how landscaping and outdoor amenities will often distinguish a property from others and allow it to sell faster.

 

GV: In your opinion, what does the perfect outdoor living space include?

 

HL: Whether it is a simple patio for outdoor dining or an elaborate pool and cabana, if it attracts friends and family it will likely be considered a great space and will add value to your property. Sure bets for Texas would be a shade structure with an outdoor kitchen and dining area adjacent to a luxury pool with mature planting and trees.

 

GV: What tips do you have for someone designing an outdoor living space?

 

HL: We would suggest taking a realistic look at your lifestyle and how you would like to use the garden and outdoor space. Find the things that will draw you and your family into the outdoors for both active and relaxing times.

 

To read more of our recent conversation with Harold Leidner, click here.

 

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Luxury Sales Expected to Thrive in 2014


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Sentiment from top Luxury Portfolio International affiliates in the U.S. and Canada indicates a strong close to 2013 and a rising tide in the affluent segment of the housing market for 2014.

 

As the year closed, the $1- to $2 million tier of the market was very active, and most luxury leaders anticipate it will continue to be so due to a shortage of inventory, often with multiple-offer situations driving prices upward.

 

International buyers continue to be active. The mix of foreign buyers includes those from Saudi Arabia,  South America and the EU, while Asian buyers – particularly the Chinese – continue to be a significant force.

 

Luxury Portfolio brokers report a trend in Chinese buyers gravitating toward properties in the $1 million range, though those investing for children attending U.S. colleges generally are looking for lower-priced properties.

 

“The mood for our Luxury Portfolio brokers is upbeat as we move into 2014,” says Luxury Portfolio International President Paul Boomsma. “They believe that well-priced luxury homes will continue to be in high demand, resulting in increases of 10- to 20% in volume in most of their markets, with unit sales rising 5- to 10%. Compared to a few years ago, that represents a significant improvement.”

 

The Ebby Halliday Companies, which includes Ebby Halliday Realtors and Dave Perry-Miller & Associates, is the exclusive member of Luxury Portfolio International in North Texas.  To learn more about the beautiful Preston Hollow luxury home shown above, click here.