Holly Mellstrom

Holly Mellstrom

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

Holly Mellstrom

About Me About Me

Real estate is both a passion and a full-time profession for Westchester County agent Holly Mellstrom. Her keen familiarity with the area, 24/7 commitment to clients, staging and media expertise and intimate knowledge of the real estate market have catapulted her into the top .1% of approximately 14,000 agents in Westchester. Holly also holds the 10-year distinction as the No. 1 ranked agent in Pelham, and in the last 4 years has brokered the most significant transactions there: $2.50 million in 2015, $2.45 million in 2016 and $2.59 million in 2020, and $2.62 million in 2021.

A tech-savvy, full-time broker with an MBA in consumer marketing from Washington University in St. Louis, Holly joined Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty in 2016, having previously served as a Realtor with McClellan Sotheby’s International Realty since 1999. Prior to joining McClellan, Holly enjoyed a successful marketing career at Procter & Gamble, Showtime Networks, Pepsi-Cola and a few notable internet start-ups.

A Pelham resident since 1997, she specializes in estates, complex transactions and concurrent purchases and sales. Holly offers clients an extensive network of resources locally as well as globally, and enjoys working collaboratively with other real estate professionals. She is deeply committed to her clients, and as a result has enjoyed repeat clientele and referral business, which is a credit to her ability to meet clients’ needs. She also brings boundless energy and a willingness to tackle even the most challenging transactions.

Holly, who speaks Turkish, was born in Turkey and traveled extensively with her parents, who immigrated to the U.S. She has lived in England, Canada, Indiana, California, Missouri, Florida, New Jersey and a co-op apartment on Manhattan’s east side before putting down roots and raising a family in Pelham. As someone who has relocated quite often, Holly empathizes with clients who are relocating, and does not hesitate to assist them in transitioning into their new surroundings.

As a top Westchester County real estate agent with an intimate knowledge of the market, Holly has garnered respect and trust from her clients, her peers and the community, and she continuously puts her contacts and resources to work for her clients. Holly has served two terms on the Westchester County Board of Directors, and she currently sits on the organization’s Professional Standards and Ethics Committee. She is also a recipient of the Board’s Platinum, Gold and Silver Awards, and has been a member of the National Association of Realtors since 1999.

Holly and her husband, Brian, raised their two children in Pelham, where they have been actively involved in the local schools and community. In recent years she has held positions on the boards of the Junior League of Pelham, Pelham Children’s Center and Siwanoy PTA.

Holly’s greatest satisfaction comes both from helping people find the home they love and from the many personal referrals she receives on a regular basis. Wrote one client in a testimonial: “Your caring, energy, integrity and knowledge made it all finally happen. You are truly superb at what you do.”

  • Languages Spoken Turkish
  • Born In TURKEY for real
  • Lives In Pelham, NY
  • Passion REAL ESTATE and Diet Coke
  • Interests REAL ESTATE
  • Inspiration Virginia Doetsch
  • Can't Live Without DIET COKE
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Testimonials (35)

Great service start to finish. Dennis & Julia Roche
Holly provided emotional support as I decluttered and offered invaluable advice as to service providers. Her ideas and execution in staging the house and the resulting photos, helped to sell my home quickly. Murphy Judith D Living Trust
very professional and positive experience Holly Mellstrom is fantastic Stephen McGuinness
Holly Mellstrom is a badass. She took care of us from start to finish, making an anxiety-provoking process roll out far more smoothly than anticipated. We cannot thank or recommend her enough! Amy Lacoste
We originally worked with Holly Mellstrom when we first moved to Pelham over two decades ago. Since then we've sold that house with her, and bought and sold another home with her. She's what you want in a partner-- experienced, savvy, knows everyone and everything about the area, gracious and patient, when necessary! When we were in the process of selling our first Pelham home and had already moved out of state, a serious problem arose and she was there in a flash, handling everything that needed to be done, while keeping us fully informed at every step. Trust, respect and great advice-- she's got it all. Sheri Roder
“The most powerful agent in Pelham. Why? She really loves her job and always does her best.”               Jiangwei Li, Buyer, 41 Third Avenue Pelham NY
“It has been a great pleasure to work with Holly. She helped us with all the details in the process of purchasing our home. She assisted us in the selection process by providing objective information about each property. Guided us through the closing process and made sure everything flowed together smoothly. Holly is very pleasant as a person and highly professional as well. We would recommend her to anyone looking for a house in Westchester.”   Dr. Simin and Anders Frisk, Buyer, 234 Seventh Avenue Pelham NY
"Holly was sensitive and responsive to our needs and concerns at all times during the 6 months we worked with her to sell our house. She was knowledgeable of real estate patterns in our area and up on economic indicators and its impact on sales. Holly was always courteous and punctual and made a potentially stressful event evolve as smoothly as was possible."   Marion and Brad Cooke, Seller, 447 Highbrook Avenue Pelham NY
"We had an excellent experience in selling our house with Holly. She was aggressive in a buyers' market; gave what we believed to be very good advice based on her experience; and was extremely proactive throughout the process."   Robert and Claudia Faube, Seller, 530 Monterey Pelham NY
"No one knows Pelham and the Pelham real estate market like Holly. She knows what's coming on the market long before it gets listed. She's reliable, flexible, and easy to work with. A true pro!"   Matthew and Christi Klossner , Buyer, 124 NYAC, Pelham NY
“Want to sell? Get Holly. Want to buy? Get Holly. Want to talk about either? Get Holly. We had a very unique and difficult situation to work through; Holly took all the stress out of it with her calming insight. She was an active participant every step of the way without pressuring us. Holly is the best! “          Rob and Jackie Sasson , Seller, 1106 Washington Avenue, Pelham NY
“Holly was great. She was extremely patient, very prompt in her replies and flexible with her schedule. We really enjoyed working with her.”  Chris Pearlman and Laura Flynn , Buyer, 205 NYAC Avenue Pelham NY
“We had the pleasure of working with Holly in buying and selling our Pelham homes. She is hardworking, conscientious, honest, and trustworthy. She saw to all the details of both transactions and keep us well informed throughout all phases. We were happy with the results of both real estate deals. Holly continues to be a friend to me and my husband. I would recommend Holly to anyone unconditionally.”  Janine and Fred Reif , Buyer & Seller, 537 Highbrook Avenue, Pelham NY
“We wanted to sell our property and buy a new one. We got a great price for our house and the deal with closed with no problem at all. I have often got emails from her early in the morning and on weekends. I don’t think she stops working at all. I consider Holly part of our family.”  Drs. Rookaya & Ahmed Bawa
 “We love our house! Thank you so much for making the buying and selling so manageable. Your professional expertise made the process so manageable. We can’t wait to welcome you as our guest.”  Desmond and Megan Yuen , Buyer & Seller, 500 Wolfs Lane, Pelham NY
“We would absolutely recommend Holly! Holly is extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of the area. She was accommodating with our very busy schedules and really listened to what we were looking for as home buyers. Interpersonally, Holly is an absolute pleasure. She is the consummate professional and went above and beyond our expectations.”  Matt Thompson and Dr. Heather Smith, Buyer, 662 Colonial Avenue, Pelham NY
“Our experience buying a home through Holly Mellstrom was exceptional. Holly's keen experience and knowledge of the market was truly invaluable. She has a unique business savvy that came through for us, and made what could have been a difficult sale a win-win for all. We love our new home and have Holly to thank for making the deal happen!"   John and Katie Stevens, Buyer and Seller, 43 Rockledge Drive, Pelham NY
“What I do regret is that I won't be able to thank you in person and give you a big hug for all you've done.  You made the deal happen, first sensing the buyers' desire and then bringing them to a point where we could negotiate and come to an agreement.  We did get lucky, too, but there was a lot of hard work and many headaches along the way and you got it done without any drama or fuss.  I also appreciate the way you worked with Judy, Sylvia, Esther and Debbie.  This was essential because I had to manage the house maintenance and sale from afar and relied on everyone's cooperation to get this done.  We all worked very well together, and I am so grateful for that.  I hope you will have other opportunities to collaborate with “Attention To Detail” in the future, as these ladies are marvels. Once the closing is done, I plan to write a letter to at Sotheby's expressing my complete satisfaction with your professionalism and diplomacy.  You are a very skilled broker, Holly!  I'm so glad I had your guidance along the way and wish you continued success and happiness for year to come.”  Evelyn Fischel, Seller of 231 Secor Lane, Pelham NY
We had a wonderful experience working with Holly. She is extremely knowledgeable, prepared and persistent. She earned our trust quickly and provided us with excellent advice and counsel. We feel lucky to have found Holly and highly recommend her."   Clint and Vera Stinge, Buyer of 341 Pelhamdale Avenue, Pelham NY
“Holly, thank you for making our move such a success! You are a fabulous broker and we knew we made the right decision."   Daniel and Lucia Pesce, Seller of 1375 Peace Street, Pelham NY
“Mona and I want to personally thank you for your personal attention in helping us sell our house. This was our first time as sellers, and made it easy and relatively painless. You were patient with all of our questions prior to the closing and we really appreciate what you did for us. You are an outstanding realtor and a really nice person. We were lucky to have you.”  Drs. Carlos Salama and Mona Gabbay, Seller of 221 Secor Lane, Pelham NY
“Maureen and I want to thank you for all your hard work to sell our house. We would not hesitate to recommend you as a conscientious, skilled, dedicated professional to anyone seeking an effective Pelham Realtor.”  David and Maureen Armon, Seller of 1074 Esplanade, Pelham NY
“It has been a pleasure working with you and getting to know you. I’ve told everyone about the helpfulness, support and professionalism that we have experienced from day one. Your caring, energy, integrity, and knowledge made it all finally happen. You are truly superb at what you do.”  John and Angela Manning , Buyer & Seller, One Chestnut Avenue, Pelham
“Holly was incredible. Helpful with everything possible. So knowledgeable, friendly, and after we moved she continued to help us acclimate. She was just so helpful throughout the whole process. Her advice was priceless.”  Seth Jacobs and Jennifer Silvester, Buyer of 10 Maple Avenue Pelham NY
"Holly is the best; we were beyond impressed with her marketing, pricing, and staging. She is kind, unflappable, and flexible. We recommend her unconditionally to anyone looking to sell their house."                                    Chris and Lauren Gretina, Seller of 218 Monterey, Pelham, NY
“Holly is a great listing agent!!!!”         Dennis and Jeanne Armiento, Seller of 205 NYAC Avenue, Pelham, NY
“Holly is a fantastic, dependable, and caring realtor. I highly recommend her. She has gone above and beyond to help us find a house that meets our needs, introduce us to neighbors, show us around the town, and answer any crazy question we may have.”Jeliffe Family BUYER 122 Corlies Avenue Pelham NY Jeliffe Family, Buyer of 122 Corlies Avenue, Pelham, NY
Holly is a great Listing Agent. She makes excellent recommendations regarding pricing and has great follow-up to make sure the tasks get done and the deal gets to closing.”Joseph Janos SELLER 137 Second Avenue Pelham NY Joseph Janos, Seller of 137 Second Avenue, Pelham, NY
 “Holly was an absolute pleasure to work with. She is professional, organized, and caring. She is helpful, friendly and genuine. Her marketing approach was comfortable and solid. We had a signed contract within a month of the first open house despite a slow-moving, depressed real estate environment. We would wholeheartedly recommend Holly.”  The Ferrara Family, 26 Suburban Avenue Pelham NY
“My wife and I had the distinct pleasure of working with Holly Mellstrom while buying selling 3 Pelham properties. Holly negotiated our interests as seller and also as buyer on the next property. She even found an apartment for my elderly parents the next year when we called her again. She always listened to our concerns and made a normally stressful situation much smoother.”  David and Karen Cornman, 409 Fowler Avenue, Pelham
"Holly is intelligent, possesses a vast knowledge of the real estate business. She is friendly and patient. One piece of advice she had given me when we put the house up for sale was to remove the clutter—it worked! I have since stuck to her excellent advice."                John and Ida Van Lindt SELLER 261 Highbrook Pelham NY  John and Ida Van Lindt, Seller of 261 Highbrook Pelham NY
“Holly is extremely dedicated, tireless, discreet and professional.  She has an MBA, and it is obvious in her approach, versus other agents."             Judy Shampanier and Michael Bowen BUYER AND SELLER 263 Pelhamdale Pelham NY Judy Shampanier and Michael Bowen, 263 Pelhamdale Ave, Pelham NY, Buyer & Seller
 “Holly made an insurmountable task a lot easier. She had referrals for workmen, ideas on how to stage the house and was always cheerful. Holly kept us going as we cleared out and cleaned up the house to get it on the market. Best of all--we had three offers in two days!" Lisa and Kate Schaad, 60 Perth, New Rochelle NY
"Holly's professionalism is impeccable. We remained in constant contact through text, email, voice throughout. Her reply was always immediate, whether it be a holiday or in the middle of night. I believe communication with your agent is key and vital when selling and buying a home. I highly recommend Holly Mellstrom!!"  Lia Herlihy SELLER 430 Carol Place Pelham NY Lia Herlihy, SELLER 430 Carol Place Pelham NY
“You are truly the best real estate agent in Pelham and both Dominic and I feel very lucky to have met you. We are also hoping to give your name to a few friends once they are ready to move out to the burbs.  I have plenty of friends who I expect will look to move in the coming 5 years. Thanks again for everything.”Dominic Stobart BUYER and SELLER 29 Suburban Avenue Pelham, NY 29 Suburban Avenue Pelham, NY , Dominic Stobart - BUYER and SELLER

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