As 2012 comes to a close, Coldwell Banker Previews International® has taken a look back on the affluent marketplace for the December 2012 Luxury Market Report. Inside the report, you’ll find:
· Ultra-Affluent Market Survey. What motivates a buyer or seller at the very top of the market? We surveyed Previews® NRT agents who have either listed or sold a property priced at $10 million and above in the last three years to give you new insight into this rare consumer.
· Women of Affluence. Did you know that women control $20 trillion in consumer spending worldwide and women’s global incomes have been estimated to grow by $5 trillion in only a five-year span? Previews explores the reasons why affluent women have become one of the most influential groups in the luxury marketplace today, and how they’re rapidly changing the business of real estate.
· Top 10 U.S. ZIP Codes. This year, the ZIP code charts reveal a few new hotbeds for affluent buyers, such as Manhattan Beach, Calif. and Saratoga, Calif., in addition to the blue-chip luxury neighborhoods of Beverly Hills and Greenwich, Connecticut.
We hope this information will give you a more nuanced picture of the global luxury marketplace as we move into 2013. You can download the full report below.