Since its inception, Forbes has been known for its elite list and prestigious rankings. The media giant has covered categories of every kind and has continued its repetition of prestige by launching Forbes Global Properties in 2020.
Forbes Global Properties proclaims itself as a luxury consumer marketplace that provides readers with access to the world’s finest homes and real estate agents. The company was created by real estate expert Jeff Hyland and the leading authority in global real estate, Bonnie Stone Sellers.
The marketplace the co-founders created offers consumers a coveted collection of homes located in exotic places, from the Kahala neighborhood in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Denia, Spain. Given the array of luxurious locations, no wonder the platform hails itself as "Zillow for the uber rich."
This platform could be a useful tool for investors to find their next piece of real estate. Investors can use Forbes Global Properties to access exclusive private and public listings priced over 2 million dollars. Are you looking for an "off-market" chateau in Switzerland or the iconic Hearst Estate in Beverly Hills? It's all here.
Forbes Global Properties offers an invite-only membership -- and the invitations are not offered to just anyone. Forbes reserves its invitations for only the most elite brokerage firms worldwide. Members leverage Forbes’ worldwide reach and audience of more than 140 million visitors per month who are located in over 70 countries.
To put it lightly, it may be a tad difficult for a small firm to get into Forbes’s elite society. While receiving one of Forbes’s coveted invitations may be challenging, interested brokerages can complete a contact request to have a confidential conversation with a representative from the company. The company also has a Forbes Global Property newsletter for investors, brokers, or anyone in the general public to sign up and receive the latest global property news.
Interested individuals can also check out Forbes Global Properties Facebook Page or their Instagram Page. Both social media pages are full of some of the most amazing homes from around the world.
Value of membership
As previously stated, members of Forbes Global Property will have access to approximately 140 million views per month. With such a large audience, any property listed on the platform has a greater chance of being matched with a buyer. In addition to the large audience, the platform also provides members with:
- A dedicated page and exposure for members on Forbes.com.
- High-end agent and member marketing, branding, and prospecting tools.
- High-profile editorial and advertising opportunities.
- Leads on listings go directly to members.
- A world-class referral network of top international firms (no referral fees).
If you're one of the select few to gain one of Forbes coveted invites, as you can see, the membership comes with a lot of perks.
Millionacres bottom line
While an invitation to and subsequent membership with Forbes Global Properties may be a wise decision for elite brokerage firms with high-value properties, it is not the marketplace for smaller firms with average-value properties. If the real estate in your portfolio is not individually worth millions, then unfortunately Forbes Global Properties isn't for you. For investors, what's great is that the properties are free to view and there are exclusive, private properties that would be difficult to locate anywhere else. Anyone interested in seeing some of the world’s most luxurious properties can simply check out Forbes Global Properties on Instagram or Facebook.