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A consummate salesman. Nicholas grew up in northern Westchester and relocated to the North Fork, from Greenwich. CT. over a decade ago at the invitation of a cousin - a local vineyard owner. Having always enjoyed the region - and more specifically Southold Town- for its abundance of natural beauty, quality of life, along with the nascent 'wine culture'- it was an ideal fit for him.
Licensed as a realtor first in the 1980's, Nicholas was active in the Hudson Valley region finding weekend retreats for city residents, mainly in the rural communities of Millbrook, Rhinebeck and historic Poughkeepsie. After September 11th, Nicholas focused his sales career on North Fork real estate working with a 'start-up' agency and then with Joan Bischoff van Heemskerck's Buyers Connections Realty. Prior to being selected by Town & Country to come on board, Nicholas was a partner at Buyer's Connection Real Estate. Nich has evolved into one of the most effective brokers on the North Fork, dominating in waterfront properties, commercial investments and the full scope of North Fork opportunities. In 2013 his contemporaries voted him Realtor of the Year due to his commitment to the industry and knowledge of the markets.
Nicholas, who lives at Horton's Point, is the elected secretary of HANFRA (Hamptons and North Fork Realtors Association) for a second term. In addition, he is active in the Mattituck-Laurel Historical Society & Museums, the Mattituck Stakeholder's Committee, the Town of Southold Architectural Review Committee, and the local Chambers of Commerce. In his spare time - he enjoys walking the North Fork's diverse coastline with his Golden Retrievers, and can often be found beach-combing, working in his gardens, or cooking at home for friends and family.
With a keen eye for quality design and workmanship, founded on his education at CCNY School of Architecture and Engineering and a solid understanding of it, Nicholas has always been described as a creative person. Coupled with an innate sales talent, Nicholas understands the importance of establishing relationships through honesty and quality service. His reputation is only exceeded by his professionalism, integrity and dedication to buyers and sellers.
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Testimonials About Nicholas Planamento:
Nick you were nothing but professional. Anytime I had a question or concern you always got right back to me. You were always courteous and friendly. We greatly appreciate your help. You definitely made this an easy experience. Peter B. Huntington, NY
The path to finding the perfect home is never short and very often rocky. As I sit here on the deck of our new house in Southold looking out over the calm waters of the Sound, I can honestly say that we would never have found our dream home without the expertise of Nick Planamento. Nick navigated us around the many potholes along the way and led us to a beautiful property, put together a great deal and ensured a smooth closing. Nick went the extra mile with us in so many ways--from working with us for almost a year to showing us every house in our price range, from encouraging us to wait until we found just the right house to nudging us back to this home that he knew would be just so right for us. We have had the unique opportunity to work with Nick as both renters and buyers, so you can take it from us that you will find no one better to handle your residential real estate need on the North Fork than Nick Planamento. Bill Eberhardt and Bill Boltz, Southold
Nicholas Planamento embodies the word professional as a real estate associate broker. Mr. Planamento is well read, articulate and involved in real estate in every dimension from sales to community preservation to property taxes along the way. He is a leader in his field who adds value across the board. Yet, what is particularly special about Mr. Planamento is his clear understanding of his limitations as real estate is a very local practice. Nicholas knows his community, works in his community and embodies the North Fork in all that he does. As an attorney, real estate instructor and collaborating professional, I fully endorse Mr. Planamento and believe he is the future of his profession. Andrew Lieb
Nick, thank you so much for working me with over the past few months in search of a home in the North Fork. It was a pleasure to work with you, as you had such great knowledge of the area, tremendous patience, and a passion for finding the right 'fit'. In addition, your connections to lawyers, insurance agents, inspectors, etc were most helpful.
On behalf of myself and my sisters I would like to thank you for all your hard work in the sale and closing of our house. It has been our pleasure doing business with you. Wishing you good health and a happy new year, Kevin McPartland and family
Nicholas Planamento is the Realtor that you want when buying or selling a home. Nich is COMMITTED, CONSISTENT, CAREFUL AND CONNECTED! COMMITTED: Nicholas worked tirelessly to schedule our East End house viewings, often 7 or 8 a day. We always received an itinerary prior to our trip, which allowed us to review the houses for sale before visiting the homes. He flexed the schedule, if something new came up, and thus always insured that we had the best possible viewing day. CONSISTENT: Nich was always available for feedback, changes to plans and suggestions. We could count on him to return our inquiries within a reasonable time frame, so that no unnecessary stress was ever created during our search. CAREFUL: When we found a house that we wanted to buy, Nich shepherded the negotiations in a careful professional manner. He checked and double checked information and documents in order to make sure that things were done correctly the first time, and managed expectations with a flow of quick status updates. CONNECTED: Nicholas loved, admired and celebrated the towns and villages of the East End and offered a rich insight into the history and amenities within the communities at which we looked. This deepened our home buying perspective and allowed us to speed up our buying decision. Additionally, he provided us with a list of solid local professionals connected to the East End communities that we used for a variety of needed home buying services. This both saved time and created a proven resource tablet with which to draw from. A job that was well done indeed. Eric J Schumann Brooklyn & Wading River
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN,OUR EXPERIENCE WITH YOUR AGENT NICHOLAS WHILE LEASING A HOME FOR OUR DAUGHTER SAMANTHA WAS BEYOND OUR PAST EXPERIENCES WITH OTHER REALTORS AND WE HAD MANY. WE WILL RECOMMEND TOWN AND COUNTRY REAL ESTATE AND AGENT NICHOLAS TO OTHERS WHO ARE LOOKING TO BUY OR LEASE A HOME IN THIS AREA. NEAL & CATHY RAYMOND, Shelter Island
Thanks again for all your help and for being the best realtor on the North Fork. Bob & JoAnn K, Park Slope (Brooklyn) & Southold
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. 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
When I was going to sell my Mom's SOUTHOLD home, the best thing that happened to me was meeting NICHOLAS PLANAMENTO from Town & Country Real Estate. God sent me to the Mattituck office the first week of May while a large motivational meeting was going on. Nich couldn't have been nicer to me. I felt I was in good hands from the moment I met him. He was recommended to me by my lawyer's secretary. Nich recommended a STAGER" to me , who made suggestions and a few changes for a minimal amount of money that changed even the way I viewed this home! After the changes were made , Nich held an open house for realtors that was very well received, and an OPEN HOUSE Memorial Day Weekend!! The 6th couple who came made an OFFER, and we were on our way to a CONTRACT & CLOSING with myself and the new couple each having one month of summer to enjoy!! From early May to the end of JULY, what a quick sale because of all the work that Nich put in! I couldn't have been happier. I continue to think of Nich as a "friend" and am planning to sell my CONDO west of Southold, and hope that Nich can continue to help with this sale!
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