Carolyn Joy has achieved immense success during a career in real estate spanning decades. Her market knowledge and reach is vast, having closed sales on Condos, Coops and Townhouses in every Manhattan neighborhood as well as parts of Brooklyn. Carolyn likes a challenge and loves to win. She is a tenacious negotiator offering a rare optimism, always keeping her focus on the best outcome. Her loyal client base and exclusive network of agents from other markets are essential to her enduring growth. Together with Ian McGowan, Carolyn works as the McGowan/Joy Team at Brown Harris Stevens. She and her partner form a dynamic duo that is well respected in the industry and highly regarded for their extraordinary ethics and skills in the art of negotiation. Sellers appreciate the teams complementary staging, creative marketing and exclusive Brown Harris brand reach; buyers benefit from their tireless work ethic, unparalleled insights and in-depth diligence. Together they provide a rare ability to find a solution before there is a problem in a career that boasts hundreds of deals representing buyers, sellers and sometimes both. Carolyn is dual licensed, balancing her time between New York and Westchester where she is one half of the Tishelman/Joy Platinum sales team at Houlihan Lawrence. Her unique perspective and cross-market knowledge has served her clients well. Carolyn is a graduate of the University of Michigan Go Blue! - getting a BA in foreign languages. She believes in giving back, supporting organizations from City Harvest and Fresh Air Fund to Amnesty International. She is exceptionally proud of her children: Julien, a graduate of Harvards Kennedy School and a Peace Corps returnee; Genevieve, working in sustainable development in London; and Philip, a drummer at the School of Jazz at the New School in New York City. Carolyn loves music, travel and farm to table food. She is an avid tennis player, skier and runner. Testimonials "My compliments concerning your go