Nyack-based Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty Reports Record 2016 Results

PRESS RELEASE– Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty on February 16 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.”