Richard Ellis is a licensed real estate broker and managing member at Ellis Sotheby's International Realty. He joined his father in business in 1985 and had a vision to not just "sell" properties, but to "market" them. His success is based on his keen ability to assess unique selling points when listing a property, and ability to develop a marketing plan which will create the best possible strategy to allow a property to stand out from its competition and sell.
His background in communication from the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University & prior work experience in the advertising industry, enables him to advise his clients in this area very well. He stays on top of market industry trends by attending 3 to 4 real estate industry conferences per year & has served as President of the Greater Hudson Valley Multiple Listing System, currently is immediate past president. He has been on its Board of Directors for about 12 years.
Rich is a great listener and analyst of clients' real estate needs. His patience and good nature allow him to be an excellent buyer's agent. His philosophy on negotiating for his clients is based on proven strategies that have the best chance to succeed. He remains positive even in the most trying of situations he knows how to give advice.
He has a passion for architecture and unique properties which gives him a "drive" and energy to succeed. He does not define extraordinary properties by price, but by unique character, location, property attributes and on occasion by "good vibes." Rich loves what he does and can very often be reached seven days a week on cell phone or at the office.
Rich has been a New York resident his entire life, was raised in Staten Island, lived in Manhattan for many years and currently resides in Piermont in a historic home overlooking the Hudson River. His family has resided In New York for 350 years and was given a land grant by Peter Stuyvesant in 1657.
His precedent setting real estate experience includes selling the only house in New York State history deemed legally as haunted, which changed New York State law with respect to disclosure in the early 1990's. The story never seems to die and seems to come back to life every year or so, especially around Halloween.
Rich's affiliation with Sotheby's International Realty is a perfect match for him not only because of the fine network of homes and affiliate offices it provides, but also because of the Brand's association with the Sotheby's Auction House and all that it represents, as Rich also has a love for art and antiques, both on a personal level as well as those he enjoys viewing at his favorite museums.
His passion goes beyond the real estate industry and Rich also supports the needs of inner city children with disabilities at the Kennedy Child Study Center in Manhattan and the Bronx and has been a board member for more than 6 years. Other boards he has served on include the Piermont Historical Society and the Orange County Association of Realtors.
Richard Ellis offers a unique and professional perspective for your real estate needs and will get the job done in the most effective way. He can easily be reached on his mobile at 914.393.0438.