Luxury and Compass are Synonymous

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The realm of luxury real estate in Silicon Valley is a dynamic, ever-evolving landscape that demands a higher degree of attention, precision, and dedication. Catering to this exclusive niche requires a comprehensive understanding of the luxury market predilections, an ability to anticipate and meet the distinct needs of the affluent clientele, and a commitment to delivering an unparalleled level of service.

The Luxury Division at Compass has been designed and built precisely to meet these unique demands and elevate the real estate experience for high-net-worth individuals in Silicon Valley in particular. This article will delve into the various facets of Compass’ Luxury Division, including its services, offerings, and the distinct advantages it offers to our Bay Area clients.

About the Compass Luxury Division

The Luxury Division at Compass is a highly specialized sector, developed to enhance the support, aesthetic appeal of marketing elements, and to provide exposure for exclusive properties, those which are in the top 5% of a region’s real estate market. It aims to take the preparation, promotion, and sale of a luxury home in the Bay Area to an unparalleled standard, delivering comprehensive exposure to properties at the top tier of their regional markets. The Luxury Division aims to provide Compass clients with a competitive edge, to reach the broadest spectrum of affluent and elite buyers for these iconic homes, wherever they may be located.

Luxury Division Highlights

The Luxury Division offers a range of benefits designed to offer a competitive advantage to Compass clients. Every month, Compass’ luxury properties are shared with tens of thousands of luxury brokers and ultra-high-net-worth consumers. The Luxury Division website,, attracts over 30,000 visitors each month. The website features key agents, notable properties, new development projects, and brand events. It also offers a platform for agents across all Compass markets to network, provide and source luxury referrals, launch new luxury properties, and promote their listings to the largest cadre of luxury agents in the nation.

Design Philosophy

The design philosophy of the Luxury Division is rooted in precision. In a world of mass information and distraction, the Luxury Division aims to captivate the high-end audience through confident, precise design decisions. The components, including alluring photography and video to refined, elevated language, are thoughtfully assembled to exhibit the most prestigious properties with a tasteful and distinctive flair. The Luxury Division at Compass showcases luxury through its selection of materials and visuals, and speaks luxury through its thoughtful choice of language.

Luxury Design and Branding

Following an in-depth and studied exploration of a luxury property by Compass’ marketing and design teams, individualized property branding includes the development of unique brochures and sophisticated websites to elegant coffee table books and thoughtful gifts, expertly designed to elicit and emphasize the home’s most appealing attributes.

Conceived with an eye towards luxury, Compass’ listing designs exhibit a level of elegance and consideration designed exclusively for properties at the top tier of the market.

Compass Luxury Division’s 2023 Ultra-Luxury Report

The Ultra-Luxury Report is widely disseminated in the industry, and provides a year-end review market snapshot of $10 million-plus residential home sales nationwide, as well as insights, trends, and lifestyles aligned from coast to coast.  You can access the Compass Ultra-Luxury Report here.

Northern California

Compass’ Luxury Division offers a wide range of luxury homes in northern California – from Napa, Sonoma, Lake Tahoe, the greater Bay Area and Silicon Valley, Santa Cruz, Carmel, and Monterey. We have collections of luxury listings for a number of northern California markets including:

Compass Luxury Market Share

Compass is far and away the market leader when it comes to the luxury market in northern California, the Bay Area, and Silicon Valley. The following charts starkly show just how dominant Compass is in the northern California luxury real estate market.

Luxury Listing Strategy

To develop a strategic marketing plan for a luxury listing, Compass agents partner with the Compass Luxury Division marketing team to conduct an in depth exploration of a property’s core attributes and the buyers who will most appreciate them. This is an unparalleled level of support for agents, unmatched by any other brokerage in the nation.

Each Compass luxury listing is unique and the marketing strategy completely bespoke, emphasizing the home’s appeal in a considered, exceptionally well-curated manner.

  • Step 1: Identify Key Attributes Define the unique features which truly differentiate the property.
  • Step 2: Understand Buyer Personas Envision the demographic, lifestyle, and interests of likely buyers.
  • Step 3: Analyze Trends Assess the individual preferences of high-net-worth personas that comprise the buyer pool.
  • Step 4: Tell the Story Capture the visual and narrative essence of the property through imagery and copy.
  • Step 5: Develop Luxury Marketing Plan Select and activate targeted marketing tactics designed to generate interest and drive demand.

Strategic Wealth Analysis

The Luxury Division has access to an extensive database of dossiers on the world’s ultra-high-net-worth individuals. This data enables strategic outreach directly to the most qualified luxury prospects whose personal interests and lifestyle preferences align with a property’s unique characteristics. The wealth mapping technology provides access to more than 157,000 dossiers of individuals with a net worth above $5M.  29,000 of those individuals have a net worth of over $30M.

How the Compass Luxury Division targets buyers for our luxury listings:

  1. Work with marketing team to qualify the target wealth and lifestyle of likely buyer.
  2. Marketing will conduct a search using wealth mapping to identify individuals who fit this precise criteria
  3. Partner with marketing to determine luxe, bespoke property marketing materials that will resonate with likely buyers identified.
  4. Distribute luxe property marketing materials that capture the homes unique attributes to targeted list of individuals.

For Best Results

International Reach of the Compass Luxury Division

Our global network of trusted partner sites ensures that your property will reach millions of potential international buyers through Properstar and ListGlobally, our international syndication partners. Through our partner sites, your listing will instantly syndicate to the top real estate platforms domestically and in 50+ countries worldwide for maximum exposure. Our clients will gain access to the wealthiest buyers in:

  • China
  • Canada
  • Japan
  • Spain
  • Germany
  • South Korea
  • UK
  • Australia
  • France
  • Taiwan
  • India
  • Switzerland
  • Italy
  • Netherlands

Through our international partner sites, your listing will be exposed to:

  • 307+ Million International Buyers
  • 96+ International real estate portals
  • 50+ countries

Reach Wealthy Buyers in China

Through our China Concierge program, you can expose your listings to high-net-worth Chinese audiences with in-language posts and communications on platforms commonly used, starting with our website behind the firewall, Compass has 38,000+ followers on our Chinese social media channels, and receives an average of 25 inquiries per month from China about our listings and markets we serve.

Concierge Services

Luxury Digital Ad Campaigns

Through targeted digital ads, we drive an elite audience of luxury buyers directly to your luxury listing. Through Compass’ luxury digital advertising partner, we launch a strategic online campaign targeting a precise high-net-worth buyer pool.


  • Unlimited geographies
  • Image ads
  • YouTube video ads
  • Geo-fencing ads


  • Average ad views: 350K
  • Average page visits: 800
  • Average YouTube views: 5.5K

Consumers can view luxury advertisements on reputable media outlets such as:

Luxury Website

The Luxury Division website offers Compass agents and their clients a source for browsing the most prestigious properties from across the nation, sorted by lifestyle and location. The website attracts over 30,000 consumers and brokers from across the globe each month, and site visitors engage with the content 2x longer than the industry average. The site offers a platform for key agents, notable properties, new development projects, and brand events.


  • Listing feature on Homepage carousel
  • Listing feature in Regional Property Collection
  • Video feature on Video Page
  • Press feature on Press Page
  • Story feature on Spotlight Page
  • Listing feature in Lifestyle Collection
  • Featured on the Luxury at Compass Instagram Feed

Don’t Take My Word For It

Compass Curated Magazine

Curated Magazine is the essence of Compass luxury. Through this specialized bi-annual publication, Compass’ most prestigious properties are shared directly with an elite audience of over 110,000 luxury consumers and qualified buyers through print and digital distribution.


  • Wealthy U.S. Consumers
  • Compass Luxury Clients
  • Participating Compass Brokers
  • Compass Agents’ Sphere of Influence


  • Luxury Lifestyle Consumers
  • Recognized Industry Leader
  • Global Wealth Markets
  • Top International Brokers
  • Compass Brokers
  • Global Brand Partners

View the latest digital edition of the Compass Curated

Luxury Trends Newsletter

Our monthly newsletter, Luxury Trends, highlights Compass’ properties through press, record deals, specialty features, and engaging collections, providing valuable insight into the luxury real estate market. The Luxury Trends Newsletter is received by 65,000+ subscribers each month.


  • Listing featured as lead image on newsletter
  • Recently sold feature in Significant Sales
  • Press feature in Luxury in the News
  • Property feature in Luxury Spotlight
  • Property feature in Luxury Lifestyle Collection
  • Listing video feature in Luxury YouTube Playlist


Compass’ Luxury Division is redefining the luxury real estate experience by offering a comprehensive suite of services tailored to the unique needs of high-net-worth individuals. With a focus on precision, strategic wealth analysis, and a commitment to delivering an unparalleled level of service, Compass’ Luxury Division is setting new standards in the luxury real estate market.

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