A Picture on the Coast

A Post by Heidi Lanier- Bluewater Realtor


First and foremost, I am not a professional but I do consider myself a photographer.  I love taking pictures of anything and everything for many reasons.  Taking pictures allows me to see the beauty of life every day and the ability to relive that day or moment at the click of a button.  Snapping photos helps me forget my worries even if for only a minute or two and allows me to share wonderful  The word Memories  with the important people in my life.  

I’ve been taking pictures most of my adult life. Looking through a lens has given me a big appreciation for my family.  To look back at photos of relatives that have passed, of good times with my sisters, of my parents and grandparents nervously smiling for my camera, seeing my children grow up on film, gives me great joy.  And now my granddaughter, Veda, posing for me with her infectious smile and bright eyes makes all my daily worries and stresses just melt away.  She is my most amazing subject! 

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Taking pictures allows me to see the world in my own way and tell my own story through photos.  This is a hobby I can never give up and plan to enjoy many years to come.  

Written by Heidi Lanier





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I’m Heidi Lanier, and Swansboro, “The Friendly City by the Sea” on the Southern Outer Banks of North Carolina, is my home.  I am single and love to fish and enjoy anything that has to do with the outdoors.  I count my two grown children, David and Hollie, among my best achievements in life—along with getting into real estate and getting my PADI licenses.  I have been with Bluewater Real Estate for 18 years, and I have been in the real estate industry assisting sellers and buyers as they make informed decisions for over 33 years.

As a person who has lived in and around military and resort communities most of my life, I specialize in all forms of real estate transactions including resale, investment, commercial and new home sales.  I strive to be sensitive to the needs of customers with a special emphasis on smooth transitions when it comes to relocating.  Whether it is a customer’s first home or third, I am sensitive to the needs of each individual client.

Buying a home is about decision-making, and you can only make the best decision when you have all the information available together with an experienced expert who can interpret if necessary.  If you are planning to buy property on Emerald Isle or the surrounding areas, please contact me.

I believe the difference between the ordinary and the extraordinary is the extra effort that goes into a real estate transaction.  My vision is to create a relationship with you and your business not for just one transaction, but for life.  I welcome any referrals that may come my way, and I will handle each transaction with knowledge, sensitivity, and a passion to connect my clients with just the right real estate on the Crystal Coast.