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Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty Debuts Enhanced, Responsive Website

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Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty today announced the launch of its newly enhanced responsive website, ellissothebysrealty.com, designed to enable consumers to more easily search for the Hudson Valley’s finest properties whether they use a smartphone, tablet, desktop or laptop computer.

In addition to the mobile device formatting, users will notice faster page loading. The website also features an International page with connections to the brand’s global network of affiliates, a Resources page with local information, a Sold Listings section that highlights the firm’s significant sales and the firm’s blog, Hudson Valley Views.

“These are exciting enhancements that mean a consistent, positive experience for our clients, whether we first meet them online via their smartphones or they walk into our office,” said Richard Ellis, owner of Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty. “We recognize that consumers want to be able to look for property when it is most convenient for them, and they expect to receive the same level of quality information, regardless of how they choose to search.”


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Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty Reports Record 2016 Results

617 North Broadway Upper Nyack, New York

617 North Broadway Upper Nyack, New York

Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty today announced that it achieved record sales in 2016 and sold more luxury, single-family homes in New York’s Rockland and Orange counties and nine Hudson River towns than its competitors.

Home sales recorded by the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors’ multiple-listing service, combined with non-MLS transactions, show the Nyack-based firm sold 28.01 percent of single-family homes valued at more than $1 million and 45.50 percent of homes valued above $2 million in Rockland and Orange counties.

In the river towns of Grandview, Palisades, Piermont, Nyack, South Nyack, Upper Grandview and Upper Nyack, Ellis sold 56.58 percent of homes valued at over $1 million and 91.45 percent above $2 million. In Clarkstown and Orangetown, Ellis sold 49.09 percent of single-family homes over $1 million and 91.82 percent over $2 million.

“Today both sellers and buyers need the professional advice of realtors who know the marketplace well and have the ability to market properties successfully,” said Richard Ellis, owner of Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty. “We do this with the support of an iconic, global brand.”

He said he is proud that Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty has 30 percent of the top 10 salespersons for single-family homes sold for over $1 million in Rockland County and 40 percent of the top 10 salespersons for homes a sold across all price ranges in the river towns.

Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty also achieved the highest average sales price for single-family homes in Rockland County − $970,083. The firm also commanded the highest average sales price in Orangetown and Clarkstown − $1,140,021 − and in the river towns − $1,254,230. The firm commands the top position in market share for the river towns, with 25.81 percent of single-family home sales.

“These statistics demonstrate why we are in a unique position to provide confident recommendations to our clients, whether they are buying or selling,” said Ellis.  “From experience, we know how to manage our clients’ expectations, which makes the process much easier for them.”



Million Dollar Views: Hudson Valley Homes Offering a Picture Perfect Setting



A covered shelter projecting in front of the entrance of a building.

Whether you call it a porch, veranda or terrace…the official definition of this signature part of a home certainly seems simplistic, and definitely does not do justice to the many beautiful ones from which several of our residents enjoy postcard-perfect views. For these homes, there needs to be a better word. But until we can come up with a more poetic option, here are two of our market’s finest from which to draw inspiration:

Seven Oaks

“Seven Oaks” is the oldest estate property in Snedens Landing and on the market for the first time in 40 years. It is defined by a steeply pitched cross gable slate roof with large decorative dormers, huge wrap around veranda and three story bay window on its east side. If you are longing to enjoy a warm cup of coffee here on a cool fall morning, it can be yours for $4.8 million.


“Four Gables” in Piermont was built for the Erie Railroad manager in 1840 on a hillside overlooking the Hudson River and Piermont Railroad station. It is a Hudson Valley vernacular Gothic Revival with a four gable roof line and a huge veranda overlooking the garden and river. It currently is on the market for $1.175 million.