Joan Schaffer 
  • Licensed Associate RE Broker

  • licensed as Joan Schaffer
About Joan
A native New Yorker, who has lived and worked in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, Joan’s knowledge of NYC and depth of experience has earned her the nickname "Joan of New York." She sees the big life picture, understands complex situations and draws on her extensive communication, marketing and production skill set to enhance property appeal and value, and uncover hidden gems. Joan transitioned into residential real estate after decades working as a media professional in television news and production, and media relations. From presidential and economic summits to earthquakes, she has worked with people on every continent, enhancing her innate ability to connect. Her interest in culture, history and travel, plus her passion for architecture and design, all contribute to her specialty in residential real estate sales and rentals. Joan's knack for discovering neighborhoods before they become the “talk of the town” means she is currently enjoying life in the historic area of Jackson Heights (Queens) post gut renovation to her elegant prewar co-op. A certified Yoga instructor and dedicated Ashtanga practitioner, Joan provides insight and empathy to what are highly personal lifestyle decisions. She brings maturity, pragmatism, understanding, humor, and a no-nonsense attitude to helping people take their lives to the next level.
  • SUNY - Buffalo
  • Yoga
  • Photography
  • Art Enthusiast
  • Design
  • Film
  • Travel

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