TK Heatley is a Broker with McKee Properties. 

TK and his wife, Susan, became full-time residents of Cashiers, NC in February 2020. Though TK and Susan enjoyed Miami and the Florida Keys, it was time to move to Cashiers as one son and two grandsons lived in nearby Greenville, SC, another son was a graduate of Clemson University, and a brother-in-law was a full-time resident of Cashiers.

TK is a graduate of Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. and earned his MBA at night at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. TK spent the early part of his professional career in banking, but after going through a number of mergers, shifted to residential mortgage lending in Miami and the Keys with Chase Manhattan Mortgage. He later joined his wife and younger son, James, in residential real estate at EWM Realty International in Coral Gables. Many of his sales were in the high 6 and low 7 figure range and his most interesting was the sale of an island (Linderman Key) off of Key Largo.

At a Glance


For the past 20 years, TK has helped the episodic and chronic (street) homeless. Before moving to Cashiers, TK, Susan, and their younger son, led a 52-week homeless feeding-clothing-showering program on Miami’s streets for 4 years for St. Philip’s Episcopal Church of Coral Gables. In Cashiers, TK is an Ally with the National Poverty Reduction program of Circles USA.

TK and Susan look forward to serving the individuals living on the Cashiers-Highlands Plateau.

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 TK

What is one of your favorite Cashiers-area memories or traditions?

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?

My favorite real estate moment was the sale of an island (Linderman Key), the CIA Headquarters for the Bay of Pigs invasion, off Key Largo, Florida. The only access to the island was by boat… the sale was a few years ago, but even then, advertising over the internet brought customers to the island from Los Angeles to Miami.

What is something folks might not know about you?

My grandfather moved with his parents in the early 1870s from Philadelphia to Santa Barbara, California to help his father recover from the effects of the Battle of Gettysburg.