Nancy moved to the beautiful Central Coast in 2000 after many years in the Eastern Sierra. She first fell in love with the Central Coast back in her college years with many visits to Cal Poly friends and a fascination for Hearst Castle. Nancy chose this area to build her real estate career when the opportunity presented itself.
Nancy holds a BA in Anthropology from CSU Northridge with graduate studies in Archaeology at UCLA and CSU Northridge. Nancy’s career at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area encompassed instructor, coach, supervisor, major event organizer and human resource/skills assessor plus liaison for international instructors. She credits coaching for developing strong communication and negotiation skills that prepared her well for real estate.
Nancy’s history in managing her own properties led her to broaden her skills with real estate sales. Fast forward 15 years and Nancy has a successful track record of real estate sales and understands the importance of today’s technology for internet responses and lead management. Nancy is one of the most active agents in San Luis Obispo County and is passionate about what she does. Nancy’s enjoyment of the real estate field led her to obtain her CA State Broker’s License and the additional education and knowledge that entailed.
Nancy believes in setting her client’s expectations so they are confident and successful when buying or selling real estate. Nancy enjoys her clients and is rewarded by each relationship and each successful transaction. She is energetic and determined and brings her strong work ethic, attention to detail, organizational skills and commitment have won her awards from her broker and peers. But the one award she seeks most is a satisfied client and working by referral!
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"My sister and brother-in-law had great experiences with Nancy, so she came highly recommended to us. She did not disappoint. Nancy is very knowledgeable and was an incredible resources as my wife and I navigated home buying for the first time. She worked closely with us to determine what we wanted and didn't want in our new house. When it came time to make an offer, she made the process a snap. And after we closed and moved into our new home, Nancy found a new grant for first-time buyers that will pay our HOA fees for the first six months! Thanks, Nancy!"
- Matt A., Customer
"Nancy provided great service! She was very responsive to our questions and made the entire process of buying a home very simple. My wife and I commented several times during escrow that the buying process was much easier than we expected, thanks to Nancy!"
- Brian S.
"We would also like to thank you again for your invaluable assistance and wisdom in the purchase of our dream home”
- Marsha A.
"Nancy Heins was recommended to us by a realtor in Portland, Oregon who we worked with and trusted. When I first flew down to look at houses with her, I knew it was a good match, not only that she was knowledgeable, very familiar with the Central Coastal real estate markets and neighborhoods, but also enjoyable to spend time with. My husband agreed when he met her a few weeks later on a visit that resulted in our making an offer on the house we now own. Our transaction was not simple and both my husband and I are experienced in real estate, so Nancy had her work cut out for her. She has a great attitude and will do what is necessary for the transaction and to look out for the best interest of her clients. I highly recommend Nancy and although we hope not to move again for a long long time, I would definitely use her services again if we needed a real estate expert."
- Scott A., Customer (buyer from out of state)
"We enjoyed the home buying experience so much. Thanks again for everything you did to help us get this amazing home!!"
- Bart A.
"When we first began searching for a home in Paso Robles, we contacted Nancy Heins via email. Being from out of the area, I knew finding a realtor that would be there for you on short notice would be a challenge. We lived 500 miles away and visited many times over a period of a several months, mostly on such short notice. Thanks to Nancy Heins we were never on our own when we arrived. She was relentless in helping us find the home to satisfy our need. She always answered an email, returned a phone call, and was on time for appointments. Whether buying or selling, I would recommend Nancy in a second. Thanks Nancy!"
- Tim A.
"Thanks again for everything. You really made my first home buying experience a good one!"
- Marc I.
"Nancy , from the heart – thanks for making our first home buying experience a pleasant one!"
- Warren A.
"Thank you, Nancy , for being there when we needed you! We are doing quite a lot of work and we are excited as it is truly beautiful! You did a great job for us and we are indeed grateful."
- Ed A.
"We were first time home buyers and Nancy made the process so easy! She was in touch with us daily, made sure we understood what was happening and made sure that we ended up with our dream home. THANK YOU!!"
- Anita A.
"Nancy did a great job, our house sold in less than a month!!!!"
- Karen A.
"My wife and I live in Orange County, CA and plan to retire soon. We selected Paso Robles as our retirement community and set out to purchase a second home while we were still working and while prices and interest rates were favorable. Because we live and work more than 250 miles from Paso Robles, it was difficult to locate our dream home until we discovered www.SLOCountyHomes.com. From the MLS Listing Search, we were able to quickly locate homes in Paso Robles that met our needs (size, age, location, price, etc.). Without this website, we would have wasted many hours on the road and would have wasted time while in Paso Robles looking at the wrong properties. We highly recommend that anyone interested in buying or selling property in San Luis Obispo visit www.SLOCountyHomes.com. The site is very easy to navigate and it will surely be worth your time.
Then a bit later, we requested some information from the website and were promptly contacted by Keith's North County agent .We began with an idea of purchasing a home on 10 acres, but after a few months of searching, we abandoned that idea. We waffled back and forth several times, making it difficult for her to know exactly what we wanted. She never seemed to be discouraged or to get frustrated with our lack of clarity. Then, my wife became ill and we stopped looking for a home for about one year. When we called to resume our search in 2009, she once again made herself available on our schedule (weekends, on short notice). Beyond knowing the area very well, Nancy has a knack for listening to clients (even people like us that did not quite know what we wanted). Soon, we found our retirement home and, unfortunately for Nancy, it was a Short Sale, which meant a lot of work, less commission, and high probability that the deal might fall through. Nonetheless, Nancy worked very hard to make the deal happen. We are very appreciative that Nancy stayed with us for over two years and helped us locate and buy our dream home. We strongly recommend that anyone looking to buy or sell a home or property in San Luis Obispo area contact the Keith Byrd Team."
- Randy A.
"As for my experience with The Keith Byrd Team, I thought you folks did a great job. I think Nancy understood me right away and she was able to get my offer accepted with a minimum of fuss. When the seller was slow to close, she went the extra distance and cleared up the roadblocks. A very positive experience and I have already recommended you to some prospective buyers.
Please accept our gratitude. Thank you so much for all that you’ve done to help us find our wonderful new home. Thank you so much for the joyful and smooth transition."
"Nancy Heins is by far the BEST realtor I have ever worked with. Trying to buy a home from across the US is quite a challenge but Nancy was always there for us. Her vast knowledge base of the area along with her realtor savvy and fantastic attitude made a grueling process instead quite enjoyable. We never could have done it as smoothly as we did without her. There is simply no one better out there!"
- Anna, Buyer
"We can't say enough nice things about our realtor, Nancy Heins. She worked with us for more than a year to find the house we wanted. She was patient and maintained her optimism throughout our sometimes frustrating search. She always made herself available to show us new properties we found on the Internet. She genuinely cared about our desires, and when we finally found our new home, we felt we could trust her advice. She continued to work with us to solve problems long after the sale was completed."
- Nick A.
"It took a year to find that perfect home, yet Nancy never gave up on us. We could not be happier with our new home in Templeton and we owe the easy transition all to Nancy. Her knowledge and years of experience was a win win for us. She not only found the perfect home for us, but she also handled the sale of my old home flawlessly. I feel we are the lucky ones, as not only did we have the best Realtor in the North County, but we now have a new friend. Thank you Nancy for sticking with us for the long haul."
“We have just completed the purchase of our first home, a beautiful 10-acre property in the rural area of San Luis Obispo County. It was listed as a short sale and we knew going into it that we were about to face some serious challenges. From day one your realtor Nancy Heins was there for us every step of the way. She is highly knowledgeable, easy to make contact with, and very committed. This was the most difficult short sale I could possibly think of, complicated with mobile homes, unruly tenants, liens, incompetent lenders, and ludicrous loan requests. Throughout this entire six-month ordeal she stuck with it and is the sole reason we were able to close on this property. If she was able to close on a property like this, I am confident that she could close on anything. We would like to sincerely thank her for helping us get the home of our dreams.”
- Bart A.
“Nancy was a consummate professional. She communicated extremely well, she kept us fully informed as our purchase process went along, and she was very, very easy to work with. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy a property.”
“Nancy was great in helping to sell our home. She put together a beautifully crafted flyer with great pictures that focused on the best selling points of our home. We had an offer within 24 hours and she guided us the whole way. Couldn't be happier with the experience.”
“Thank you for your continuous and extraordinary effort in assisting us with the purchase of our new home. Your knowledge of the real estate market, your advice, diligence and dedication on our behalf was well beyond the usual and will always be appreciated. We are grateful for all you have done for us.”
"Nancy Heins is THE BEST realtor that I have ever had the good fortune to work with. She is extremely knowledgeable, professional, caring, and on top of everything despite what challenges get thrown at her. I referred my brother to her for his home purchase as well and he felt the exact same way. She is a true blessing. I wish all realtors were as fantastic as her!"