Joan Hegner's illustrious real estate career has spanned more than three decades in Montauk where she and her longtime business partner and husband, Ray Hegner, another area real estate icon, previously ran a very successful brokerage of their own, Sea & Sun Realty before merging with Allan Schneider Associates in 2005 which was later acquired by The Corcoran Group. A 2013 member of the President's Council testifies her success with both sellers and buyers.
One of Joan and Ray's crowning achievements and proudest endeavors was their selection by the U.S. Marshall’s Service to market and sell the Bernard Madoff home in Montauk. The duo succeeded by realizing a buyer within 2 weeks of the listing and selling for over the list price. All proceeds, including their Corcoran commission, were donated back to the victims fund of the largest Ponzi scheme in history.
Joan's innate ability to truly listen to her clients'needs and desires, coupled with her extensive knowledge of both Montauk and the East End Real Estate landscape, have afforded her a prosperous 38-year veteran status that is still going strong.
A native of Westbury, Long Island, Joan fell in love with Montauk after her 1975 graduation from the University of Colorado in Boulder, where she spent a semester in Mexico studying Spanish and Archaeology visiting numerous historic Mayan sites. Joan holds a B.A in Sociology & Business, which has served her quite well in her career. Joan made Montauk her permanent home in 1976 and made real estate her new career at one of the founding companies in Montauk.
Joan has since cultivated an enormous portfolio of both valued clients and customers which she takes great pride and care in assisting them not only realize their dreams of home ownership, but make sound investment decisions. She has served people of all professions,including those in the entertainment field, CEO’s of businesses,the arts and music industries, who to this day remain friends and clients. And through her passion for photography, she has mastered her ability to highlight a property to shine at its' best to ensure optimize interest, maximum exposure and ultimately, an expedient sale.
As the proud mother of grown twins, Joan & Ray enjoy spending time with their sons, wives and six beautiful grandchildren in California, as well as vacationing in the Bahamas.