Susan Heatley is a Broker with McKee Properties. 

Susan moved to Cashiers in February of 2020 and joined McKee Properties in 2023, after almost a lifetime in Miami, Florida. Susan has been involved in many civic activities such as the Junior League and Beaux Arts, the support group for the University of Miami’s Lowe Art Museum. Deciding to get her real estate license, Susan joined the highly successful company, EWM, where she developed long-term professional relationships with customers and friends.

Through her years working with her son James, she attained the honor of being invited to become a member of the prestigious Master Brokers Forum. Although real estate took up a great deal of time, she and her husband TK accepted a project for St. Philip’s Episcopal Church of Coral Gables to lead a weekly program assisting the homeless with food, clothing, and hygiene on the downtown Miami streets. Almost 120 homeless were assisted from 5:30–7:30am, twice a week, for 52 weeks a year. Susan led this program for four years before moving to Cashiers and has found her new home to be a welcoming community.

At a Glance


The small community, nature, and wildlife have made for a beautiful change from the hustle and bustle of dynamic Miami. Susan continues to work assisting those wishing to improve their lives as an Ally for The Circles Program, a national poverty reduction program.

Client Testimonials

“I worked alongside the Heatleys for close to 14 years and can confidently offer my wholehearted recommendation of Susan, TK, and Tim, not just as excellent realtors but also as friends. Known for their personal service and professionalism, their business grew exponentially as a result of referrals and repeat clients. Their sales consistently ranked them among top producers year after year. Having spent years going back and forth to the beautiful mountains of North Carolina, their decision to relocate permanently came as no surprise. They love it there; but they have left an empty space in the South Florida market in and the lives of countless clients and friends.”

—Patty O.

Get to Know Susan

What is your favorite thing about the Cashiers area?

All of my favorite moments involve the times I have had with my sons, and now my grandsons, on Lake Glenville. Waterskiing, tubing, and just exploring the shoreline are unbelievable.

Of what moment in your real estate career are you most proud?

Working in residential real estate in the diverse multicultural city of Miami, Florida provided an abundance of unusual and exciting moments, but my favorite part of real estate was making lasting relationships with the people with whom I worked.

What is something folks might not know about you?

My brother left Miami a few years ahead of us. TK and I decided to leave our Miami home of 50 years to follow him to the peace and beauty of Cashiers. In Miami, he was “Susan’s brother.” In Cashiers, I am now “Thomas’ sister.” Many don’t know that my brother wears many hats here in Cashiers. He is the Manager of Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce Membership and Community Relations Director, Visitor Center Manager and The Jackson County Planning Board Chairman. I am so proud of him!