Smart Home Networks, Electric Car Charging Stations, and Smart Security Top the List of Features that Enhance Property Values

Forbes Global Properties polls leading local experts from the country’s top markets to glean up-to-the-minute insights on the factors influencing sellers.

New York (July 11, 2023): Forbes Global Properties, a curated consumer marketplace of luxury homes and an invitation-only membership network of top real estate firms, has released the most recent Luxury Agent Poll. When asked to rank the top three tech-enabled features that luxury property sellers have incorporated to significantly enhance their property value, Forbes Global Properties domestic experts named smart home networks, electric car charging stations, and smart security as the top three.

Agents went on to prioritize residential renewable energy sources such as solar panels and micro wind turbines, home battery and power backup systems, and energy-efficient windows and blinds.

The Luxury Agent Poll is an extension of Perspectives, a comprehensive analysis of the worldwide luxury residential market garnered directly from Forbes Global Properties’ roster of more than 13,000 prominent local agents. As highlighted in the report, high- and ultra-high-net-worth individuals expect that homes are equipped with amenities that meet their evolving needs and preferences.

Underscoring the sentiment at the time, John Turpin of Turpin Realtors in North Central New Jersey commented, “An electric vehicle charger is an increasingly popular addition to many home garages, offering buyers the convenience of at-home charging.”

The sentiment was furthered by Ben Kruger of Hilton & Hyland in Los Angeles, who anticipates that, “Demand for this amenity will only increase in the coming years as luxury automakers transition away from gas-powered vehicles. Homeowners reluctant to complete this upgrade should secure estimates to help future buyers understand the cost and process of installation.”

The exclusive worldwide residential real estate partner of Forbes, Forbes Global Properties provides branding and marketing services to the world’s premier real estate firms and is now represented by more than 13,000 real estate agents across 440 locations. Members are thoroughly vetted, and the network is comprised of top brokerages with proven records of success in luxury property sales and recognized delivery of exceptional client service.


About Forbes Global Properties

Established and led by the world’s foremost independent luxury residential brokers and industry veterans, Forbes Global Properties is a curated consumer marketplace that connects discerning buyers directly to the world’s finest homes and the elite agents that represent them. Established in 2020, the invitation-only network spans 440 locations and comprises more than 13,000 property experts across the U.S., Asia, Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico, the Middle East, New Zealand, and Europe. For more information, visit

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