Bruce Dollar has been serving sellers and buyers as a realtor in Westchester County, where he grew up, for more than 15 years. He has repeatedly been a top producer and Platinum, Gold and Silver Award winner for productivity from the Westchester Board of Realtors, and has been voted a FIVE STAR Real Estate Agent by Westchester Magazine for 2013 and every other year since the poll was started in 2010. Among other professional certifications, he has earned the National Association of Realtors e-Pro designation for technological proficiency, and is also an Accredited Buyer Representative and Certified Relocation Specialist. Bruce covers Northern Westchester and the Hudson River Towns, especially Croton-on-Hudson, Briarcliff Manor, Ossining, Pleasantville, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Cortlandt Manor, Yorktown, Peekskill, Garrison and Cold Spring. In addition to luxury properties, he has a special affinity and knowledge about historic and antique homes, and houses with water views.
Bruce's path to real estate was unusual, with prior careers in national and international education reform and in high-level corporate investigations. In two of his previous jobs, for example, he served as a senior policy aide to the Chancellor of New York City's school system and he led the world-wide search for the hidden assets of Haiti's fallen dictator, Baby Doc Duvalier. In both careers he provided personal counsel and support to top executives and decision makers, helping them cope with difficult and often-sensitive challenges. These experiences account for his comfort and success in working with high-end buyers and sellers, and with public figures, many of whom require an extra assurance of confidentiality and discretion. At the same time, his background in education also helps make him an ideal guide for novice home buyers.
Fluent in French with a degree from the Sorbonne, Bruce spent four years as a Managing Director in his company's Paris office, serving on the Board of Directors of the 120 year-old American Chamber of Commerce in Paris and as Chairman of its President's Council. With other degrees from New School Univ. (bachelor's), Oakland Univ. (masters) and Columbia Univ. (doctorate), Bruce could be accused of being over-educated. But he insists that his long experience in living, studying and working in different parts of the country and the world have given him a unique understanding of the challenges of relocating faced by his real estate clients, an appreciation that was greatly deepened in 2013, when he went through the arduous process of selling his own house in Croton and buying a new one.