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It takes patience and fortitude to find a beauty in the rough, but sales pro Joy Handler's had no problem undercovering hidden gems of all kinds throughout her career...from beautiful antique jewelry disguised by 10 layers of dirt, to exquisite architectural detail covered up with 10 coats of paint.
Joy, who earned a degree in art history at Boston University and the Rhode Island School of Design, certainly has an eye for the aesthetic. Originally from Englewood, New Jersey, she frequented New York City, as it was a stone' s throw away, and after school worked there every day as a clothing then accessories fashion designer for many top designer names. After learning the ropes, she pursued her own business venture making high-end dog collars for upscale customers. Later, by chance through a family friend, she entered the antiques and antique jewelry business, and for the next six years, learned a great deal about adornment, time eras, and most of all, sales.
A Manhattan resident since 1976, first in the Village for 17 years, now in her own coop in the Beekman Place area for the last five years, Joy possesses an extensive knowledge of the city from all sides, of every neighborhood. A natural at real estate since her very first day, when she sold her very first customer an apartment, she can capably help buyers, sellers and renters in all price ranges secure their dream deal, no matter what their particular needs or unique requests. Never willing to push someone into a decision that may not be suitable, Joy brings much more than just market knowledge, industry experience and creative visual ability to the table; she offers utmost patience, compassion and attentiveness to everyone she works with, so as to streamline the transaction process and make the entire real estate undertaking a more pleasurable and rewarding one. When not busy showing apartments or decorating her own, which she enjoys immensely, you can find Joy at various antique shows, theater performances, art galleries, restaurants, or walking down the street with her beloved Affenpinscher at her side.
Joy was awarded Sales Broker of the Month, Carnegie Hill in September 2007 and has been a Member of the Multi Million Dollar Club since 2007.
- 13 Years in Real Estate
- 2010 NRT Top 1,000 Sales Associates Nationwide
- Sales Agent of the Month - September 2007
- 2006 Multi-Million Dollar Club
- 2005 Multi-Million Dollar Club
- Animal Rescue Fund Of The Hamptons
- The Japan Society
- Americas Society