Heather grew up in northern New Jersey, just outside of Manhattan, but relocated to Loudoun County in 2012. She went to college at North Carolina State University and graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology. During and after college, she worked as a molecular biologist at the National Institute of Environmental and Health Sciences, in Research Triangle Park, NC. While there, she studied breast cancer and was fortunate to be part of the team that cloned the first breast cancer gene, BRCA1. She moved back to NJ and continued her research career, first in the Neuroscience and Cell Biology department at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and then in the oncology division of Novartis Pharmaceuticals. The drug she worked on at Novartis, Farydak, received FDA approval in 2015. In 2001, she left her research/pharmaceutical career to start a family.
She and her husband along with their three children love exploring all that Northern Virginia has to offer. After her relocation and having gone through the process of buying and selling several houses, she decided that it was time to turn her passion for real estate into a career. She loves helping people in all aspects of real estate, whether that be buying, selling, leasing or investing. She will be with you every step of the way, whether it’s selling your house so you can move on to your next phase of life, finding your next place to call home, increasing your wealth portfolio with real estate, buying your forever home, downsizing to be near the grandkids, or locating that perfect rental property! She is there for all the seasons of your life!
See what some of Heather's past clients have said about working with her:
"Our realtor was Heather Walker with The Spear Realty Group. She was excellent from start to finish. She educated us on the process and gave sound and experienced advice on options we didn't even know we had. Heather helped us sell my mother's home of 28 years. Very professional and friendly and all with being COVID safe. I had confidence that she was knowledgeable in her field and it really paid off. She had so many connections to contractors that was so reasonable and honest. I first used my contacts to get estimates on repairs that would benefit the sale of the home and then contacted hers. Turns out that her contractors were so much cheaper! Heather is my realtor now and I will be contacting her for my real estate needs. The Spear Realty Group kept us informed throughout the whole process as well. Responsive, professional, and did I mention responsive? That is very important. There is nothing worse than when you submit a question and days pass without an answer. Never the case with TSRG. They even help you with an app just for you once you're their client to help you keep up to date on what's going on with your property. Super informative. Alexis, the listing coordinator always kept me in the loop with what my listing was doing. Kim would help me with facilitating signing documents. Kristina, the closing coordinator, helped with all the closing information and what steps I needed to take in order to have a smooth closing. Finally, Heather, my realtor, she was the glue that held this whole process together for me. Apologies for the long review, but this isn't Amazon. Home buying and selling is a huge process. A process that takes a team to see you through it. The Spear Realty Group is that team and I would highly recommend them to anyone for their real estate needs. Thank you Spear Realty Group and a very special thanks to Heather Walker! -Victor C.
"Heather with Spear Realty was amazing. I literally was the biggest pain in the butt texting her at all hours of the night because buying a house is a super stressful process but heather was so knowledgeable and so responsive that she made the whole process so much better and so smooth. We purchased our home in 45 days and working with heather we actually managed to get a lower price than what we originally offered because of her great negotiating. Plus I heard that getting the loan was the hardest part but heather set us up with her loan officer and the process was a breeze. I would say just listen to heather she is super knowledgeable and she won’t steer you wrong and you’ll get you’re house at a great value in no time. I would definitely work with heather again for all my Realty needs in the future."- Laeli S.
"Heather and Kim were fantastic. I was referred to them from a friend and I’m so thankful I took her advice. Pleasant, knowledgeable, offered excellent recommendations. I appreciated Heather’s guidance and patience. This is a very different market right now and having someone you trust is a must. I’m referring to neighbors already!"- Debra K.