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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We have local expertise, regional affiliations, global connections, and a powerful marketing program at Houlihan Lawrence. This is a winning combination when we market your property to the world.

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

26 Years

About me

Rory's achievements during 22 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 and lifestyle 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. They are leaders in marketing and redefining the home selling experience and are established... More

Professional Awards & Achievements

Platinum Award Winning Team: Top 15% Agents at Houlihan Lawrence-last 7 years; 2021 and 2022; Awarded Americas Best by Real Trends 2020-2022.

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

Community Involvement

Abbott House, The Irvington Historical Society, Feeding Westchester 

Personal Interests

Avid Tennis player, Yoga, 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 Women's 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

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 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!