Getting to know Heather Shields


Heather Shields



Heather’s love affair with homes began at a very young age. She remembers her mom going through Better Homes & Gardens magazines, always planning and dreaming for when her parents could finally build their dream home. 


When Heather moved to New Orleans in 2009 in search of a new beginning, she learned this love, that began so long ago, would stand the test of time. “I fell hard for the architecture and the neighborhoods…the beauty, the river, the parades, the food, the smells of sweet olive & confederate jasmine, ALL of it!” 


After she bought her first home in New Orleans and started a reno project that ended up taking 5 years, she knew she had found her calling, and started working in real estate full time. People think she looks at pretty houses all day and lives on her phone. And while there is some truth to that, it’s just the tip of the iceberg. For Heather Shields, this job is part project, people and organizational management, part marketing, a lot of connecting, and some unofficial life coaching. It also giver the opportunity to help other dreamers and believers own their own piece of New Orleans magic. 


Heather listens closely to everything people say, and she’s always looking for the answers that come from what they don’t say. It’s about focusing on the business at hand and anticipating clients’ needs, while still managing to have fun along the way. 


Outside of work, you’ll find Heather with family and friends, enjoying French fries & sparkling wine or champagne, or snapping photos. But her real passion remains the genuine love she has for houses – “And in my heart of hearts, I want to help people.” 


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