Carolyn Joy

Associate Real Estate Broker

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Carolyn Joy
Associate Real Estate Broker

We have local expertise,and a powerful marketing program at Houlihan Lawrence,global connections,regional affiliations

At a glance

My Communities
Irvington, Briarcliff Manor, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings-On-Hudson, Ardsley, Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow

Additional Languages Spoken
English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Luxury Listing Agent, First Time Homebuyers, Rivertowns Expertise, Staging, Photography, Videography, Client Focused

Lives In

Properties Sold

About me

As one half of the Tishelman Joy Team, Carolyn offers an unparalleled level of service and attention to all of her clients. Year after year her team at Houlihan Lawrence earns Platinum award status, an honor reserved for the top 15% of the company's agents. O ver the years Carolyn & Rory have endeavored to redefine the home selling experience, offering a creative and intelligent approach to marketing with good humor and strong communication, always. Their  business model is to provide clarity and guidance in real estate negotiations, especially with first time home buyers and sellers.  Dual licensed, Carolyn balances her time between the two top firms of Houlihan Lawrence and Brown Harris Stevens, offering insight and expertise on the interconnected markets of Westchester and NYC. Carolyn attributes her enduring success to loyal client relationships and strong connections... More

Professional Awards & Achievements

Platinum Award Winning Team: Top 15% Agent at Houlihan Lawrence-last 7 years;  2019-2022 Awarded Westchester Magazine Real Estate All Star    
"Americas Best" Real estate agents, as ranked by Real Trends and Tom Ferry 2019-21

Professional Associations & Designations

• National Association of Realtors Member • Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors Member • One Key Multiple Listing Service Member • New York State Association of Realtors Member; Dual licensed Broker Associate at Brown Harris Stevens in New York City. Member of Real Estate Board of NY (REBNY)

Community Involvement

The Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, The Fresh Air Fund, City Harvest, City Meals on Wheels, Abbott House in Irvington, NY.

Personal Interests

Music, Film, Food & Wine!   Long walks and short runs, skiing and tennis.   More

Real Estate Expertise

A licensed broker with over 30 years in the business, committed to her clients' goals, offering clarity and guidance in all real estate dealings. Carolyn partners with Rory Tishelman as a Platinum honored real estate team at Houlihan Lawrence.


University of Michigan, BA in Spanish with minor in Portuguese and Russian

American Field Service 1974 


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Working with Rory and Carolyn met and surpassed my expectations of truly professional, diligent, highly trained, caring real estate agents.  They took the time to really know the property, which gave me every confidence that not just my real estate goals were were well understood, but also my comfort level.  They are hands on, regularly providing updates, recommending different and better strategies and always available to answer any questions and options to achieve the best deal and highest price.  Selling my property was much easier (and more enjoyable) thanks to Rory and Carolyn's guidance. -- JJD 

Rory and Carolyn were highly responsive and great to work with. They made critical calls on the preparation of our home and the selling process early on when it really mattered. They put us in the best position to sell our home quickly and successfully. Working with the two of them really brings twice the expertise throughout the process. We wholeheartedly recommend the Tishelman Joy team. -A.L.H.

We had a wonderful experience dealing with Rory Tishelman and Carolyn Joy in both the sale of our house and subsequent purchase of another house. They managed our expectations in determining the sale price of our home and were extremely responsive throughout the entire process. Rory and Carolyn work very well together as they each focus on different aspects of the transaction. We found them both to be very knowledgeable with the area, patient, not at all pushy and really willing to listen to our needs. We will definitely refer them to our friends. - S.H.

We had the most amazing experience with Rory and Carolyn, both with the sale of our condo and purchase of our home. Their expertise, impeccable reputation and just overall calm demeanor made the incredibly stressful process much more manageable. Especially in this competitive market, their advice was paramount in our offer ultimately being accepted on our new home and Rory and Carolyn's teamwork allowed us to sell our condo in 10 days, receiving multiple offers.  They took care of everything! I can't recommend them enough, and we are so grateful for all their hard work. There isn't a better team in the area!