Luxury Real Estate Surge & India's Real Estate Influencers

Luxury Real Estate Surge & India's Real Estate Influencers

2023 witnessed a remarkable 112% increase in sales of luxury real estate properties compared to the previous year. The Indian real estate market is on an upward growth trajectory. This pivotal transformation in the Indian real estate market is fueled by the booming Indian economy and changing consumer preferences.
This major shift in the Indian real estate landscape can be perceived as a blend of luxurious living with the power of social media influence. With the rise of luxury property sales, we are also seeing the emergence of real estate influencers. Not everyone's journey started as an influencer but social media popularity turned these famous real estate professionals from different backgrounds to todays' real estate superstars. India has the highest number of Instagram users, hence these real estate celebrities' popularity sky rocketed in no time. In this blog, we'll explore the new dynamics of the Indian real estate market, where the luxury property market is at its peak, and how the growing influence of these real estate social media icons is driving this tide. 

The Luxury Property Boom in India

  • Global developers are eyeing the Indian real estate market because of its uprise. Forbes Global Properties is making a grand entrance into India with three ambitious projects spanning 11 million sq ft in Navi Mumbai, Delhi, and Goa. Thailand's MQDC is also expanding its footprint, exploring a second co-working space in Gurugram following the success of its Delhi venture.
  • The luxury residential segment saw its market share soar to 4% in 2023, nearly doubling from the 2% share recorded in the previous year, as per a report by CBRE South Asia.
  • The CBRE also reported that India saw 162% growth in the retail segment and 75% growth in residential luxury real estate in 2023, confirming confidence and traction in the luxury real estate segment.
  • Ultra-luxury homes priced above ₹40 crore have witnessed a staggering 247% year-on-year sales growth, setting a new benchmark for demand in 2023.


India's Luxury Real Estate Market

The driving forces behind this luxury housing boom are multifaceted, from the rise in urbanization to the evolving lifestyles of India's affluent population. The Grade A real estate builders are also now keener on the ultra-luxury segment. The growing start-up ecosystem is also another major reason. Many believe the FOMO (fear of missing out) culture among wealthy Indians is another reason, as everyone wants to secure the most desirable options. It is also fascinating to see how tier 2 and tier 3 cities are also emerging as new growth epicenters in the luxury real estate sector. Government-backed initiatives such as Smart Cities and AMRUT are paving the way for growth, leading to more jobs, higher property appreciation, and better rental incomes in tier 2 cities.

The Role of Influencers in Luxury Real Estate

Amidst this transformative period, the real estate landscape is also seeing the emergence of real estate influencers. New-age real estate celebrities like Ravi Kewalramani, who currently has 1 million+ followers on Instagram, Rafique Merchant, Snehil Yadav, Bhavesh Kaware, Mayank Agarwal, Pranali Kadam —these iconic names have become household favorites, each leaving an indelible mark on the Indian real estate industry with their unique styles and expertise. 

Who would have thought the mundane world of real estate could transform into something this influential? The success of these real estate influencers underscores the power of personal branding and the ability to build trust and credibility in an industry that has traditionally relied on more conventional marketing tactics.
The real estate icons understood the pulse of today's home buyers; they tapped into the aspirations and lifestyles of young Millennials and Gen Zs. Currently, they are one of the most integral to the marketing strategies of leading developers, helping to amplify the allure of luxury living and drive sales.

The Future of Luxury Real Estate and Influencer Marketing

As the luxury real estate market continues to grow, the role of influencers in the real estate sector is poised to become even more prominent. It is only logical for developers to embrace this new wave of real estate and harness the power of social media with real estate superstars.

The property development market is evolving, whether through the use of virtual tours, AI, or any other proptech tools. On the other hand, influencer marketing is definitely one of the most authentic ways to connect with buyers. Technologies will further enhance the ability of influencers to immerse potential buyers in the luxury living experience, blurring the lines between the digital and physical realms.

The luxury real estate landscape continues to evolve. Real estate developers need to keep adapting to the changing scenarios, staying ahead of the curve, and embracing new trends, whether influencer marketing or proptech, which will be crucial for brands aiming to capitalize on the booming luxury real estate market in India.

If you found the blog interesting subscribe to our newsletter for such amazing content and much more!
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

Related Blogs

Contact Us

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
By clicking the Continue button, you agree to the terms of service and privacy policy.