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Joan Bischoff van Heemskerck

Executive Sales Manager Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

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.

Liz, Marc, & Emma DeTour

Joan, Thank you very much for all of your kindness and help in finding us a home! You certainly made the process a pleasure and we look forward to a continuing friendship in the future!