Joan Bischoff van Heemskerck

Joan Bischoff van Heemskerck
Executive Sales Manager
Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
Cell: 631.948.0234
631.477.5990 ext. 401
jbischoff@TCHamptons.com

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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.

Deeply connected to the North Fork communities, Joan served as President of the North Fork Promotion Council. His peers elected Joan as Realtor of the Year for 2017. He is immediate Past President of HANFRA (Hamptons and North Fork Realtors Association). He served on the NYSAR (New York State Association of Realtors) 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.

Joan earned a Juris Doctorate magna cum laude from Touro Law School and a Masters in Business Administration in International Marketing. He grew up in Wassenaar, the Netherlands, in the countryside surrounding The Hague. Fluent in English, French, Spanish, German and Dutch, Joan is equally at home in his native country, the Netherlands, Europe, Latin America as here on the East End, since 1985.

Joan brings a lot to the table: he combines his knowledge, experience and commitment to help 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 negotiating, management and marketing expertise to a common point.

Joan founded his own real estate firm, Buyers Connections Realty, now in alliance with a strong, expansive independent Broker, Town & Country. Together, they provide an unsurpassed reach and marketing power to best service his clientele.

Today, to sellers, top market value is a lot more challenging to achieve. And in today’s market it is equally challenging to buyers to make the right offer. Choosing the right broker matters. Joan brings a lot to the table. During his career Joan has developed the experience and relationships with professionals in the various disciplines, needed to successfully complete any real estate transaction. Consult with Joan on your deal too.

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.

Town & Country Real Estate of the Hamptons and North Fork sales associates are TOP TIER brokers and agents in their specific markets - they are the best in their field. Such knowledge and experience ensures buyers, sellers and tenants that their experience in real estate will be most enjoyable.

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.