Did you know that Maine has more coastline than California, and 3,166 off-shore islands (though only 15 are inhabited year-round)? But don’t let that overwhelm you. Enter native Mainer Heather Shields, an innovative, successful and highly-motivated Realtor who uses her expertise to creatively and effectively navigate you through Maine’s real estate landscape.
In fact, Heather was born and raised on one of those 15 off-shore islands. North Haven is 12 miles off the coast of Maine with a year-round population of 350, and her dad was the ferryboat captain between the mainland and the island for over 30 years. The ocean is in her blood. Growing up on the island, she learned the importance of being resourceful and inventive, respectful yet determined, and couldn’t help but develop a little island grit along the way. Now residing in southern Maine with her husband, Heather has an intimate knowledge of Maine’s coastline from Camden to Cape Elizabeth, Penobscot Bay to Casco Bay and everywhere in between. She is consistently among the top producing agents in her company and still gets the same pleasure helping clients as she did when she first began.
Driven by the desire to develop meaningful relationships with clients, Heather values communication and responsiveness in all of her transactions, and isn’t afraid to tackle tough conversations and negotiations. She also knows the importance of cultivating and fostering community and is actively involved with the Women’s Adventure Club, Maine Women’s Fund, and Spurwink Behavioral Services, in addition to founding numerous local organizations. Through community connections and 15 years in the business of selling real estate, she has developed a superb network of resources to help any buyer or seller.
When she’s not assisting clients, Heather can be found at the ocean with her dogs, hiking the Littlejohn Island Preserve, and reminiscing about Sundays in the summer when as a kid she would eat fresh, off-the-boat lobster and chocolate cake on the beach, a family tradition.
So, whether you’re a buyer looking for a family residence, an island home, or vacant land; or a seller needing assistance listing your home or investment, or anything in between, Heather would love to help guide you through a seamless transaction. Bonus: she’ll most likely make you laugh along the way.