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Ross Ellis

Lic. R.E. Salesperson
Office:(212) 317-7828

Award-Winning Manhattan Real Estate Agent


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Making A Difference For Those Who Need Help During The Holidays

Please Join Me in MAKING A DIFFERENCE With the holidays upon us, it's a time to give gifts to our loved ones, friends and customers. We buy gifts for our loved ones but how often do we remember those in need who we could all MAKE A DIFFERENCE for?  There are wonderful groups doing important work whose donations are suffering. Here is my annual list of places where you can MAKE A DIFFERENCE! I am proud to be a part of Halstead Helping Hands. Halstead Property  and our philanthropic arm,  Halstead Helping Hands , is proud to partner with  New York Cares . 60,000 New Yorkers spend each night in homeless shelters. 23,000 of those New Yorkers are children. With those kinds of numbers, services are stretched thin and resources are limited. Please help provide at least a little warmth this winter by donating a coat. That warmth you provide goes...
Posted to on Saturday, December 05, 2015 at 6:04:43 PM

My Annual Manhattan Holiday Building Tipping Guide.

The holiday season is here and it's time to start thinking about tipping for services in our apartment buildings. For those living in Manhattan, holiday tipping is the norm and can seem endless. While it's important to be generous, it's also important to be realistic about what you can afford.   Apartment Building Superintendent: $75-$500. Tip less if you tip throughout the year.  Apartment Doorman/Concierge:  $25-$125 or more each, depending upon building. Those who serve you more should get a bigger tip even though you may feel like giving them a lump of coal! Apartment Building Handyman And Porters: $20-$60 each Apartment Building Elevator Operators: $25-$50 USPS Mail Carrier: Mail carriers are not allowed to accept cash. Non-cash gifts with value up to $20. This is for mail carriers that you know and see regularly. ...
Posted to on Saturday, December 05, 2015 at 4:48:17 PM

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