Joan Bischoff van Heemskerck
Executive Sales Manager
Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
631.765.0500 ext. 401
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Joan (John) Bischoff van Heemskerck serves on the Board of Directors as Town & Country's Executive Sales Manager for the North Fork and Shelter Island since 2009.
Joan has been able to combine his knowledge, experience and commitment to assist his agents in every aspect of the real estate business. Accessible and instrumental to the North Fork staff and Associates at T&C, he brings all of his past experiences to a common point. Deeply connected to the North Fork communities, Joan serves as President of the North Fork Promotion Council. His peers elected Joan as President of HANFRA (Hamptons and North Fork Realtors Association). NYSAR (New York State Association of Realtors) appointed Joan to the Communications, Marketing & Technology Forum Legislative Policy Forum, Multiple Listing Issues & Policies Committee, Professional Standards Committee and Second-home, Resort & Global Markets Committee. Joan is a licensed Real Estate instructor. With an entrepreneurial spirit and a career record in international business Joan has enjoyed many years active in real estate consulting, investment & management; at one time he founded his own real estate firm, Buyers Connections Realty, later determining alliance with a strong, expansive independent Broker - Town & Country - which provides unsurpassed reach and marketing abilities to best service his clientele.
Resort and second home real estate transactions require specific skills. Joan is a second home and resort specialist. Buyers, sellers and agents can rely on Joan's expertise: he has a fluid understanding of international business, coupled with extensive experience in the New York real estate market. During his career Joan has developed a great network of professionals in the various disciplines needed to successfully complete any real estate transaction, accessible to help close any deal for all of the North Fork T&C Associates.
Joan (John) Bischoff grew up in Wassenaar, the Netherlands, in the countryside surrounding The Hague. Joan originally pursued a career in medicine at Leiden University. Shortly after that, in 1985, he moved to the USA, and continued his education and received an MBA specializing in International Marketing. Fluent in English, French, Spanish and Dutch, Joan is equally at home in his native country, Europe, Latin America as here on the East End.
Testimonials About Joan Bischoff van Heemskerck:
This is just a note of appreciation to say "thank you" for helping us acquire our new home in Southold. We know you spent many, many hours driving us around various hamlets and giving us a wonderful eduction on the North Fork. We know we will be very happy out here and we truly appreciate your efforts and your professionalism. You did it - You made it happen! We are very grateful. We will be in touch-speak to you soon. Sincerely, Joan and Paul Simon
I was not surprised to hear that Joan Bischoff van Heemskerck and Nicholas Planamento had joined Town & Country Real Estate to run the North Fork offices. I had worked with them when they were associated with another company, and where they each stood out due to their integrity as well as their unique senses of both aesthetic and interpersonal style. I knew that these and other qualities and strengths of character would allow them to work together wonderfully well. I had spent every summer of my life in Mattituck, I wanted to find a rental property for the following summer. Money was an issue to us at the time, but Nich didn't make it one. He showed us properties exactly like what we had described, and well within our means, never wasting his time, or ours. He was knowledgeable about every aspect of each property, and believe me, I ask very detailed questions. One of the things I appreciate about Joan and Nich is that they really listen to me, and it shows in their actions. I had the sad task of selling our family's summer home after my mother's death, and after different members of our family had owned it for nearly 60 years. The discovery that my siblings were not interested in keeping it was hard, and the kindness and understanding that Joan extended to me in any part of the sale which he handled, is something I will never forget. Joan has an old-world European elegance sorely needed in this country. I never felt pushed or even felt that Joan thought of what he was doing as work. In every conversation he silently conveyed that he was honored to be helping me, and you know? You can't put a price tag on that. ecause I had spent every summer of my life in Mattituck, I wanted to find a rental property for the following summer. Money was an issue to us at the time, but Nich didn't make it one. He showed us properties exactly like what we had described, and well within our means, never wasting his time, or ours. He was knowledgeable about every aspect of each property, and believe me, I ask very detailed questions. My work has landed me in Prague for the past few summers, and will again this year. But I know that when we are ready to buy or rent in Mattituck again, I wouldn't dream of working with anyone other than Joan and Nich to find our perfect place. Alison Bolshoi, opera singer
Joan, Thank you very much for all of your kindness and help in finding us a home! You certasinly made the process a pleasure and we look forward to a continuing friendship in the future! Liz, Marc and Emma DeTour
We wanted to thank you for helping us with the purchase of our Orient home. We certainly appreciate all you did to get the deal closed and on our timetable too.
We pride ourselves on the select group of real estate professionals we have chosen to join Town & Country Real Estate. Unlike, the conglomerate real estate franchises and firms, Town & Country believes quality is significantly more important than quantity - on every level - but most importantly, when it pertains to real estate sales associates. Brokers and agents at Town & Country Real Estate prove year after year their superior command of specific markets. Contact a Town & Country associate today and experience the Town & Country difference.