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Heather Althof

REALTOR®, Licensed in NC & SC

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Fun Facts About Me

Favorite thing about being a real estate agent?

The most rewarding part of being a real estate agent is knowing that I helped get that person into a home they love.  That is the place they will go back to rest their head every night.  They will invite their friends and family over and decorate it to make it their own.  It's an investment in their future and typically the largest purchase they may make in their life.  It is just exciting knowing I can help people make something that feels impossible, POSSIBLE.

Favorite feature you've seen in a home?

I love it when the kitchen has a large bar area that opens up to the living area.  I know how much I enjoy this because when my family and friends are over they want to gather in the kitchen where you will find me and the action and this just makes it more comfortable to visit.

Your dream vacation?

All inclusive resort, 80 degrees, with a beach and clear water, with dancing, and lots of activities.  Play by day and get dressed up and party by night!

Interesting fact most people don't know about you?

I grew up in Ventura, California and was a Patagonia kid. My mom worked there in the early days and I grew up in the company.  It definitely left its impression on me!

Your nickname growing up?

I never really had a nickname growing up but people would call me Red for my Strawberry Blonde hair.

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Growing up I really wanted to be a pilot for an airline.  I did a lot of traveling on planes growing up and loved it.  When I got to high school my dream changed when I realized I was good at art.  I went to the University of California at Davis and earned my Studio Art Degree then attended San Francisco State University and earned my teaching credential so I could teach art.  I knew I could help kids stay in school if they had a teacher and class they loved. I taught high school art for 23 years in California and South Carolina while raising my 4 kids.  I dreamed of being a real estate agent when I moved to North Carolina because I loved house hunting.  My dream was delayed until my kids were grown but now I get to live my dream!

What's your hidden talent?

Not so sure my talent is hidden but you would never know looking at me that I am good at art.  My best is pencil work but I also paint as well.  A lot of my clients have received a watercolor painting of their new home!

Hi, I'm Heather!

I bring my organizational skills, dependability, and enthusiasm for real estate to Better Real Estate Carolinas. Helping people find their perfect home is something I truly love. My passion for architecture and land, coupled with my dedication to ensuring each client has an outstanding experience in buying or selling property, drives me to assist you. I am committed to making sure you understand every step of the process and will diligently work to answer all your questions.

In 2008, I moved from San Jose, CA to Waxhaw, NC, where I worked as a high school art teacher. Now, I reside in Lancaster, SC, and I cherish the moments spent on the lake with my children and friends. In my spare time, you'll often find me immersed in creating art or enjoying the great outdoors.

I am eagerly looking forward to working with you, whether it's to sell your property or to help you find your dream property.

Raving Fans

"Heather worked professionally and diligently and got my house sold. Her expert guidance helped with making the right decisions. She is respectful and easy to work with. I especially liked her responsiveness whenever I had a quick question, or needed more help. I felt like her time was my time. I higRead MoreRead Less
"Heather helped us to find our dream home. After looking and getting familiar with what we liked, her knowledge and expertise helped her to recommend a property that was being built. We like the neighborhood and she was able to expertly assist us in selling my old home and navigating everything to doRead MoreRead Less
"Heather was a fantastic realtor. She stayed on top of new listings, quick & clear communication, always ready to show us any house at any time, and very patient & friendly. I will definitely call her when/if we decide to sell or buy again in the future."
"Heather was an outstanding agent! Viewed multiple properties with her; professional, engaging & informative. Always on time and sends listings daily. Would recommend to anyone interested in buying a new property! Heather was great! Always responsive and informative. Always on time and willing to go Read MoreRead Less
"Very hands-on with the process. Made sure the ball was pushed to the finish line in an efficient and informed manner. I was VERY pleased with my experience! You’ll find her easy to work with. She did her homework on the property, kept in regular contact with both me and the seller, and was quick to Read MoreRead Less
"We spent months looking at houses to fit our needs in the middle of the crazy house market.Krissy Merritt was fantastic keeping our mission in sight we found our dream home after almost 1 year of searching. She also helped us quickly sell our other home !!!! I would recommend Krissy and her team toRead MoreRead Less