About The Dobbs Team
A resident of the Rivertowns for more than 31 years, A.J. combines unparalleled knowledge of the region - Irvington, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings, Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow, Ardsley, Hartsdale and Scarsdale. An impeccable negotiator, A.J. specializes in residential purchases and sales, new construction, as well as land and commercial transactions. His reputation for exceptional loyalty, professionalism, and service has earned him numerous industry accolades—including the International President’s Elite Award—as well as dozens of Five-Star client testimonials. For A.J., finding a person's dream home is not a job. It is his passion. An ingenious marketer, A.J. finds gratification in creating specialized marketing strategies for his sellers to effectively represent their homes and interests. An ever-changing industry, A.J. stays ahead of the game through him commitment to market research and use of innovative advertising and marketing techniques.
Raised in Irvington and Dobbs Ferry, Melanie prides herself on the directness and honesty with which she approaches each client, as well as her exhaustive knowledge of the local market. She revels in showing off the beauty of life in the Rivertowns. Drawing from more than 30 years of experience in real estate, as well as a marketing degree from Syracuse, Melanie’s sharp negotiating skills have been recognized with some of the industry’s top honors. Among the most notable is the International President Elite’s Award—reserved for the top three percent of sales associates worldwide—which she was awarded four consecutive years at her previous firm. Prior to her career in real estate, she also earned a degree from the Culinary Institute of America. Her roots in the service industry, which include serving as a personal chef to Malcolm Forbes, managing a highly successful restaurant, as well as owning and operating a private catering business, have made her uniquely detail-oriented and attuned to clients’ needs. There is no problem she finds too daunting to solve.
Christopher brings energy, hard work, and creativity in every detail of a real estate transaction. With a zest for life, love of design, and a passion for helping people, real estate is the perfect culmination of his interests. Chris’ experience in sales makes him a savvy negotiator who will work tirelessly for his clients from the beginning of a transaction to the closing table. A native of Merrick, Long Island, Chris moved to Dobbs Ferry in 2009. He currently resides in Ardsley with his wife and two young children. Chris makes sure that new residents receive a warm welcome, as he did, and as is customary in the quaint and picturesque Rivertowns. With over twenty years in the interior design industry Chris has the ability to recognize a home’s true potential. Chris has worked in the industry helping clients design their dream spaces. He has designed over 3,000 kitchens, baths, and outdoor spaces. This experience gives him a unique real estate edge; the ability to understand a buyer’s needs, and the vision to appreciate a diamond in the rough. Chris prides himself on being able to listen to and analyze the needs of both buyers and sellers.
Justyna loves all things home related, whether it be cooking, gardening, entertaining or cleaning (yes, cleaning). Most prevalent is her passion for finding clients their dream residences. “I believe your home should be your sacred space, especially here in the Rivertowns which offers so much for every family. I excel at working with clients of all needs and personalities, no matter what their price range or neighborhood preference. My attentive service and sunny disposition are very well received and come in very handy during the most difficult real estate deals.” Justyna goes above and beyond to make sure every client enjoys the best possible real estate experience and finds the home they deeply connect with. Her golden rule is to always “be kind,” which she applies to in her business daily. She takes great pride in educating people about the market and showing them around the areas she specializes in, whether Hastings-on-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Irvington, Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow or nearby towns. Born in Poland and fluent in the language, Justyna came to the U.S. at age 12, residing in Queens, NY. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Baruch College in NYC, then spent many years working as an Executive Assistant. She’s lived in Dobbs Ferry since 2012, and in Hastings prior to that. Justyna personally owns multifamily properties and is a dedicated professional agent. When not working, spending time with her husband and two boys, or hosting friends and family, she is an avid outdoorswoman into hiking, biking, and snowboarding.