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Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty Welcomes Martina Cinarli

Martina Cinarli 1Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty today announced that Martina Cinarli has joined the firm as a licensed real estate salesperson.

Cinarli, who brings to her role a background in business and finance, has lived on three continents and worked with a diverse group of clients.  She has been a Rockland County resident for the last 20 years, and is the former director of the Rockland County Board of REALTORS, now the Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS.

“Martina is a strong negotiator who offers keen insights and experience to her clients,” said Richard Ellis, owner of Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty.  “Her clients appreciate her dedication to serving their needs and wants in the home buying and selling process.”

Cinarli is a licensed New York and New Jersey real estate sales associate who earned her bachelor of science degree in finance and economics. She also is green-certified and relocation specialist certified for domestic and transcontinental relocation.

Cinarli is a member of the Suffern Chamber of Commerce, Rockland Business Women’s Network, the National Association of REALTORS®, the Hudson Gateway MLS and the New Jersey MLS.

“My love of architecture, interior design and serving people motivated me to become a licensed real estate salesperson many years ago,” she said.  “I bring to Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty the stellar leadership and finance skills necessary in all phases of selling and buying real estate. We also share the same desire to unite home sellers and buyers, and are committed to providing the best customer service possible.”



Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty Welcomes Seta Tunell

Seta TunellEllis Sotheby’s International Realty today announced that Seta Tunell has joined the firm as a licensed real estate salesperson.

Tunell previously served NBC for 20 years in various roles, most recently as coordinating producer for the award-winning program Dateline NBC. She began her career at French automobile manufacturer, Renault, working in both its New York and Paris headquarters.  She also has worked in the import and export industry with clients in both the United States and Europe, and oversaw the coordination and establishment of a multi-national start up venture in the West Indies.

“Seta brings a strong sense of priority, discipline, patience and tenacity to her real estate career,” said Richard Ellis, owner of Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty. “These qualities- which were developed over years working with top level executives and on air talent in network news- are an advantage to both buyers and sellers in the often stressful world of real estate transactions. Her background and experience as an entrepreneur and business owner, as well as her international work in sales, real estate development and building, are valuable assets to her clients.”

Tunell brings her clientele a diverse, global background. Born in Cairo to Armenian parents, her family moved to Lebanon when she was two years old and then immigrated to the United States.

“I also bring to the table an in-depth knowledge of the local market area, a keen eye for design and an ability to recognize potential and value,” she said.  “I am so proud to be affiliated with the Sotheby’s International Realty brand and the opportunities it affords my clients regardless of their price point.  I am a firm believer that the luxury market is a level of service and not a particular price.”

Tunell is past vice president of the PTA Council in South Orangetown, New York. She also was a member of their Nutritional Subcommittee and served on the Board of Directors of the Children’s Shakespeare Theatre.  She earned the Ecobroker®, Short Sale Specialist® and Accredited Buyer’s Representative® designations from the National Association of REALTORS®.  She is fluent in English and Armenian.


Giving Back to Our Local and International Communities

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” –Mahatma Gandhi

At Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty, we believe it is so important to give back to our beautiful communities and to serve those who need it the most. While there are numerous worthy causes to support, below are just a few wonderful organizations that are near-and-dear to our hearts. 

Center for Safety and Change (formerly Rockland Family Shelter)


Photo: Center For Safety & Change via Facebook

Center for Safety and Change is a nonprofit community organization that serves victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other violent crimes in Rockland County. The organization works to end violence against women and their children through a variety of community programs and services.

Learn more and donate>>

Edward Hopper House


The Edward Hopper House is a non-profit organization located in Nyack. The home is the birthplace of the renowned American artist, Edward Hopper (1882-1967). The mission is to celebrate Edward Hopper’s legacy by preserving his birthplace, while serving as a resource for scholars and artists and nurturing community engagement with the arts.

In October 2016, Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty and Edward Hopper House raised $21,300 for local arts education during a fundraising event. The monies raised went to the creation of Museum School Partnership programs for five local Hudson Valley public schools

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New Story Charity

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Photo: New Story Charity

Having a safe place to call home should be a basic human right. That’s why the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand has partnered with New Story Charity to provide safe, life-changing homes for those in need. One of the best parts is 100 percent of donations will go to hiring local craftsmen, buying local materials and building a home in a new community that we’re helping create.

We are currently running our own company-sponsored campaign to raise funds to build homes for families in need. Will you join us?

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Orange County NY Arts Council              


Photo: Orange County NY Arts Council

The Orange County Arts Council is a private, not-profit organization dedicated to meeting the growing need for local arts advocacy and serving as a countywide arts resource. The programs and services focus on creating, connecting and inspiring the local art community and the public.

Learn more and donate>>


Top Cultural Attractions in the Hudson Valley

The Hudson Valley has long been a favorite for lovers of culture. If they are not drawing inspiration from it then they are celebrating it. If you’d like to join in, here are some of our suggestions for the top cultural activities to do this Spring and Summer.

Garnerville Arts & Industrial Center in Garnerville

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A landmark, pre-Civil War factory complex, the Garnerville Arts & Industrial Center is a former textile mill that now houses light industry, wholesale distributors and artists and artisans. According to the site: “This mix of tenants has led to the development of a flourishing and vital industrial and arts community. The company has supported the influx of artists and artisans through the creation of artist studio spaces and the designation of two spaces as galleries for annual open studio/art expo weekends and other arts-related exhibits and events.”

Storm King Art Center in New Windsor

Storm King
Widely celebrated as one of the world’s leading sculpture parks, Storm King Art Center says it has “welcomed visitors from across the globe for more than fifty years.… its 500-acre landscape of fields, hills, and woodlands provides the setting for a collection of more than 100 carefully sited sculptures created by some of the most acclaimed artists of our time.” So make plans to enjoy a guided tour and lunch in the café.

Gillinder Glass in Port Jervis
Gillinder Glass

According to the Gillinder Glass Store, they are not just a store with unique, colorful and beautiful glass products, but also “the host of Monday to Friday guided factory tours of industrial and commercial glass lenses and domes, as well as special events featuring acclaimed guest artists using centuries-old techniques to blow one-of-a-kind glass creations; and it is the launching point to take the tour of the adjacent Gillinder Glass Factory-where a combination of historic procedures and modern technology blend to produce glass lenses and domes used throughout the world.”

Edward Hopper House in Nyack


We highly encourage a visit to Nyack’s very own Edward Hopper House, which is located right next door to our office. Since 1971, the Edward Hopper House has been a not-for-profit art center and museum, preserving the legacy and home of America’s most iconic artist.  If you stop in to visit and tour his birthplace, then be sure to pay us a visit, too!