Aurora (Rory) Tishelman

Real Estate Salesperson

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Aurora (Rory) Tishelman
Real Estate Salesperson

Neighbors, Friends & Community, the Hudson River, Town Hall, Walking trails, Main Street Shops and Restaurants. The Rivertowns: a world of its own just 38 minutes from Manhattan.
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At a glance

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

Working with Sellers, Working with Buyers, Luxury properties, Serving the Rivertowns, Marketing Experts

Lives In
Resident of Irvington, New York

24 Years

About me

Rory's achievements during 20 years at Houlihan Lawrence have earned her the respect and admiration of colleagues and clients alike, and industry awards and honors have recognized her consistent high performance. Rory's success comes from her laser focused approach to achieving her clients' goals; high ethics and tenacity are her signature. Through her many years as a resident of Irvington Rory's clients are able to command a complete and personal understanding of the towns along the Hudson River.

Rory is one half of the award winning Tishelman Joy Real Estate Team at Houlihan Lawrence, enjoying over a decade of collaboration with her friend and professional colleague, Carolyn Joy. The Tishelman Joy Team distinguishes itself by its combined experience and rare complementary skill sets, which are the reason their clients return to them time and again.

Rory supports the Irvington PTSA, Abbott House, Girls Inc. and The Irvington Historical Society. A mother of 3 boys, Rory is passionate about the green space scenic parks, and trails that characterize village life in Irvington and the Rivertowns.

Professional Awards & Achievements

2018 America's Best Real Estate Agent Award. 2018 Houlihan Lawrence Platinum Individual Award, Top Team in Irvington Office. 2016 Gold Team Award, Top Team in Irvington Office. 2015 Platinum Team in the River Towns and Individual Gold Award, Irvington Office. Rookie of the Year Award - 1997 Consistent Top Producer - Houlihan Lawrence Westchester County Consistent Gold Award Winner - Westchester County Board of Realtors 

Professional Associations & Designations

Member of New York State Association of Realtors Member National Association of Realtors Member Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors Member, Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service

Community Involvement

Abbott House, The Irvington Historical Society, City Harvest

Personal Interests

Competitive Team Tennis, Cooking, Theatre and Travel

Real Estate Expertise

Consistently a top producing agent in the Irvington office, she counts on personal relationships and networking to build her referral base and effect local listings and sales. She partners with Carolyn Joy as a respected team at Houlihan Lawrence.


Graduated from Queens College in NY Bachelors of Arts in Sociology and Womens Studies

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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.

Working with Rory and Carolyn met and surpassed my expectations of truyly 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 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 explain 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

- February 6, 2020