Meet Heather

Heather Shimala


Get to Know Me

While originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Heather has spent over 25 years living in North Texas.  She is in the top 5% of real estate agents across Dallas and Fort Worth, and previously recognized by D Magazine as one of the best in the region.
Before real estate, Heather was a National Account Executive for a large Fortune 500 company. She regularly negotiated large contracts, conducted training sessions, and attended speaking engagements across the country. However, the toll of being away from her family so often weighed on her. Many suggested she try real estate, so once Heather decided to leave the corporate world behind and get her license, she never looked back. 
Since Heather grew up in California, she has ample connections there and regularly assists those relocating from California to Texas. These clients come from both agent-to-agent referrals and word of mouth. Anyone who works with Heather knows she is a dependable asset to their real estate journey. 
Service-oriented and tech-savvy, Heather utilizes the most cutting-edge technology and sophisticated marketing strategies to create a tech-oriented experience that is user-friendly and versatile. Heather and her team strive to make each transaction a genuinely enriching experience for her clients. Whether you’re hoping to move closer to your children or you’re looking for a place to settle down with your family, Heather is happy to work with all kinds of people from a range of price points. The relationship doesn’t end at the closing table!
Innovation, inclusivity, and relationship-building are the cornerstones of Heather’s business. She is committed to building long-lasting relationships with her clients. Connecting with people is the highlight of her work. Heather is often her client’s primary source for everything in town, from finding the right doctor to planning the perfect date night. She is proud of how many of her clients go on to become her friends. 
Part of the North Texas allure is the excellent culinary scene. As huge foodies, Heather and her husband, Jim, love sampling the trendiest eateries, especially places that serve cuisine she’s never tried before! 
At home, she and her husband Jim have three beautiful children. Their youngest, Patrick, is currently in middle school - Patrick thrives on the basketball court, riding a skateboard and loves all things sports. Her daughters, Lauren and Morgan, are presently attending the University of Oklahoma and Texas Tech, respectively. An avid traveler, Heather looks forward to taking quarterly trips with her family to explore and unwind in intriguing new places. 

Meet the Shimala Group

Shimala Group is a team that takes a modern approach to real estate. From the clients we work with to the way we get the keys into their hands, we take a progressive approach to the real estate process. Service first! We can help buyers find anything from the perfect family-friendly neighborhood or to an executive looking for a chic Uptown condo.

For our sellers, we have a marketing plan that works because we want top dollar for their homes! What about relocations? Not only has the Shimala Group helped people local in North Texas, we help with relocated clients as well. Call us today, we will make your dream home a reality!


We have had 4 realtors over 3 states (California, New Hampshire, and Texas) and interacted with many more. We met Heather by chance but have now worked with her on t...

Buyer & Seller

Heather Shimala and her team are fabulous! My husband and I moved here from New Jersey and didn't know anyone. We met several realtors during the home buying process...

Monica G.

For those who are thinking about or are ready to sell their home, I can assure you that Heather Shimala is the realtor for you. Heather is professional, dedicated, v...

Rich B.

Heather is one-of-a-kind. It is rare to find someone who is so passionate about real estate, giving back to the community, helping others, and spending time with the...

Joy W.

The Shimala Group never skips a beat! They leave no rock unturned and their communication is spot on! I am from the “west coast”, the Shimala Group made me feel righ...

Derek B.

Heather was always professional, courteous, punctual, and extremely fun to work with throughout the process. She listed and sold our old home and helped us find the ...


Heather was very knowledgeable and great at her job. She was very helpful in advising how to stage and show the home we were selling as well as extremely familiar wi...


If you want a real estate agent that is in the know, stays on top of everything, and is also, fun to do business with, Heather Shimala is the real estate agent for y...

Ken J.

Heather is an amazing realtor! She listens, cares, and goes above and beyond to help her clients. She’s up to date with the market and trends. With her knowledge in ...

Lauren T.

Thank you Heather for making our dreams come true! Your knowledge of the area, expertise, quick feedback, and openness made this happen! You are the best of the best...


Heather is very knowledgeable in real estate. She is also aware of current style trends which aid her customers in their search. I found her to be attentive and deta...

Pamela F.

Heather was an amazing realtor who made sure we found the perfect house, helped my husband check everything off his list, and helped us negotiate the best price (inc...

Tammy K.

Heather is extremely knowledgeable with real estate and was patient/helpful throughout the process of our first home purchase. I felt comfortable and that I had a tr...

Leslie W.

It is always a pleasure doing business with Heather. Always professional, very knowledgeable and by far the best customer service! She truly cares about her clients....

Kristin B.

We loved Heather! She was always on top of everything and even though we were picky she never treated us like an inconvenience. By far the best realtor we've ever wo...


Heather and her team were amazing! They made selling our home a breeze and not to mention we had a full asking offer within 12 hours. Thank you Shimala Group for you...

Diane L.

Insanely responsive and hardworking! I’ve loved the personalized and professional service we’ve received. Heather and her team are making a stressful process so easy...

Carli T.

Heather and her team are amazing! They truly understand the market and listen to your needs/wants. Whether buying, selling, or just need some advice, they go above a...

Mark S.

Amazing job, thank you for the hospitality! Offer on day 1, perfect communication and guidance. Thank you.

Talton T.

Heather and her team are awesome! They know the market and go above and beyond. Love this team!

Germaine V.

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Shimala Group is a team that takes a modern approach to real estate. From the clients we work with to the way we get the keys into their hands, we take a progressive approach to the real estate process.

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