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Increased High-End Sales Point to a Robust Hudson Valley Luxury Real Estate Market

Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty today announced an increase in high-end sales year over year, pointing to a robust Hudson Valley luxury real estate market, particularly in Rockland’s Gold Coast, the Hudson River communities from Snedens Landing to Upper Nyack.

According to the Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS® and non-Multiple Listing Service transactions, as of the first six months of 2016 Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty has 41.32 percent market share in Rockland County for sales greater than $1 million and 64.38 percent for sales greater than $2 million.

“The significance of these statistics is that they indicate a healthy growth in the high-end market,” said Richard Ellis, owner of Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty. “The luxury market sets the pace for the overall market, so these are all positive indications for the Hudson Valley.”


This home at 14 Lawrence Lane in Palisades, New York, recently sold for $4,287,500, the highest year-to-date sale in the market. The sale was brokered by Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty of Nyack, New York.

Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty also held Rockland County’s highest sale year to date − 14 Lawrence Lane in Palisades − for $4,287,500. The home also was the second highest sale in Snedens Landing in five years. Three out of the top 10 agents who have sold single family homes in Rockland County for the same time period are affiliated with the brokerage.

“I am proud that my firm continues to hold the top position for single-family homes sold in Rockland County and in the river towns of Grandview, Nyack, Palisades, Piermont, South Nyack, Upper Grandview and Upper Nyack,” said Ellis. “Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty also holds the highest average sales price for single-family homes in Rockland County, at $1,154,407. As well, we are up 57 percent over last year, semi annually, year-over-year in dollar sales volume for closed transactions.”


Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty Welcomes Barbara ‘Bobbie’ Procida



NYACK, N.Y. (Aug. 3, 2016) – Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty today announced that Barbara “Bobbie” Procida has joined the firm as a licensed real estate salesperson.

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Procida is a member of the National Association of Realtors®, the New York State Association of Realtors, the Realtors Political Action Committee and the Nyack Chamber of Commerce.  A lifelong resident of the New York metropolitan area, she is a native of Alpine, New Jersey.

“Bobbie’s in-depth knowledge of the communities and markets she serves makes her an asset to our team,” said Richard Ellis, owner of Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty.  “She is a passionate and dedicated professional whose enthusiasm is quite apparent upon meeting her and a skilled negotiator who works tirelessly on behalf of her clients to provide the highest level of service.

Procida earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

“I am fortunate to work with a company that cares about my growth and success as much as I do,” said Procida.  “Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty provides what I need to build my business and maintain my productivity.  This offers exciting potential for both me and my clients.”

In addition to her professional skills, Procida enjoys kayaking on the Hudson River, ballroom dancing and golf.  She is also known as a strategic and successful Bergen County girls basketball coach for nearly 25 years.

About Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty

Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty is a leading luxury real estate broker located in the Hudson village of Nyack, approximately 22 miles from New York City at 76 North Broadway. The firm lists and sells extraordinary properties in New York’s Rockland and Orange counties, specializing in the Lower Hudson Valley, from Upper Nyack through Snedens Landing to Tuxedo Park. The firm, ranked fifth in Rockland County, sells the area’s most extraordinary real estate, from fine country estates, waterfront homes, historic properties, farm houses and contemporaries to Victorians, Greek Revivals and log cabins. It 40 percent market share for homes sold and pending sale over $1 million in Rockland County. Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty associates have extensive knowledge of the lower Hudson Valley, including Nyack, Piermont, Grandview, Palisades, Snedens Landing, New City, Tuxedo Park, Warwick, Goshen, Cornwall, Greenwood Lake, Pierson Lakes, Suffern, West Nyack, Blauvelt and Tappan.

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Jennifer Zimmerman