About us

Jim W Mills holds the prestigious Certified Residential Specialist designation, which places him in an elite group of real estate professionals that accounts for less than 4% of all realtors across the country.

Jim brings over 25 years of sales experience together with a deep commitment to ethics. He is highly driven to provide the absolute best service to his valued clients. When he first began his career in real estate in 1999, Jim won numerous sales awards beginning with the “Rising Star Award” given to a new agent showing the most promise.

Since then, he has consistently placed in the top producers in the Charleston area. In 2003, he was awarded for the most homes sold (110) and the most homes listed.

Motivated to serve all of his clients to the very best of his ability, Jim focuses each day on every phase of the real estate transaction process. His goal is to conduct himself and his business with the utmost integrity, the keenest knowledge and the most effective negotiating skills, which has solidified his reputation both among his current and former clients and his peers.

Jim has lived in the Lowcountry since 1989. He originally grew up in the hills of Kentucky and at the age of eighteen began a career in insurance sales and accumulated decades of experience in sales management, which has lent largely to his success in real estate sales today. When Jim joined AgentOwned Realty, he was particularly impressed by the agency’s ongoing commitment to training, moral values and ethics.

Jim built his business as a real estate agent by focusing on serving one person at a time beginning in the Goose Creek, SC market. Today, he continues to focus greatly on education, team development and competitive advantage in the local housing market. His comprehensive list of credentials includes ABR, GRI and CRS designations. Moreover, he has a well-established network of professional relationships with lenders, attorneys, and other realtors that directly benefits
all of his clients.

Jim is a member of the South Carolina Association of REALTORS®, the National Association of REALTORS®, and the Charleston Trident Association of REALTORS®. He lives in Berkeley County with his wife, Pam. He is a regular sponsor of several youth activities including youth athletic teams for the local recreation commission.

What Clients Have To Say About Jim Mills

“This highly professional team, led by Jim Mills, has provided us with confidence, convenience and the utmost satisfying conclusion to one of the largest investments most people make today. In addition, the salesmanship techniques that Jim uses never created question. Jim’s expertise, foresight and personable mannerism ranks Jim in our minds as top of his
profession.”

– Jan & Brian Pickens, Recent Clients

Debra Heiney is a licensed REALTOR ® and the lead buyer’s agent for The Jim Mills Team. Debra’s key strengths are her tremendous work ethic and attention to detail-personal strengths most appreciated by the large number of clients she has had the privilege to serve since joining The Jim Mills Team in 2000.

Before working in the real estate industry, Debra was a schoolteacher for 13 years. In this profession, she learned firsthand about the demands and pressures faced daily by families, which drives her passion to alleviate the stress of the real estate transaction process for all of her clients.

When Debra first joined The Jim Mills Team, she served in an administrative capacity, but her talents and hard work quickly brought her up to speed on all aspects of the real estate business. This working knowledge and hands-on experience propelled her to seek formal training to better serve the team’s valued clients. Debra’s extensive education includes the following certifications:

ABR, GRI, CRS, and  ePro.

Debra was born in Ohio and raised in West Virginia , where she taught in a rural town of only 650 people. Her upbringing in small-town America was a perfect fit for her eventual move to Berkeley County . She moved here in 1999 and began teaching in Moncks Corner. She is now a resident of Goose Creek.

Debra is a member of the South Carolina Association of REALTORS ® , the National Association of REALTORS ® , and the Charleston Trident Association of REALTORS ® . Despite her extensive training and affiliation with professional organizations, Debra does her own “homework” everyday by regularly studying local residential real estate listings and industry information sources in order to maintain her edge for her clients.

Debra is driven to work in an ethical, professional and loyal manner both as a member of The Jim Mills Team and as a representative of her valued clients.

What Clients Have To Say About Debra Heiney

“My husband and I closed on our home with the help of Debra Heiney. I have been incredibly busy, but not too busy to let you know how grateful we are for all that Debra has done. I’ve never dealt with an agent quite like her. She was diligent from the very beginning of our search and believe me… that took patience. She was professional, knowledgeable, and always on top of things. Her personality is just the icing on the cake. Should I ever need an agent, I will definitely find
Debra Heiney.”
-Pam Talley

Tami Gordon joined The Jim Mills Team as a licensed REALTOR ® and associate in the early months of 2006. As the most recent member of the team, Tami brings tremendous people skills along with a strong desire to assist all clients of The Jim Mills Team with any real estate need. She also brings experience and talent in staging and decorating homes. Tami believes that client satisfaction is the true measure of success in real estate.

Prior to signing on with The Jim Mills Team, Tami worked for Haverty’s furniture store for over three years as a sales associate. At Haverty’s, Tami put her people skills to use and honed her natural ability for “putting people’s homes together.”

It was also while there that she met and assisted Jim and his wife, Pam, with their home furnishing needs, and Jim immediately recognized her potential to succeed in real estate.

Like many people in the Lowcountry, Tami comes from a military family and has traveled and lived throughout the United States-including California, Louisiana and Florida-before settling down in the Charleston area. Her father served in the U.S. Air Force and would take the family to Charleston for vacations. She has family in Columbia, South Carolina, and is proud to call Charleston home. According to Tami, the natural beauty of the area and the wonderful people who live here made the Lowcountry an easy choice for her.

Tami is a member of the South Carolina Association of REALTORS®, the National Association of REALTORS®, and the Charleston Trident Association of REALTORS®. She plans to pursue extensive hands-on as well as professional training to continue to build her ability to serve all clients of The Jim Mills Team. She already possesses strong computer and telephone skills and has made it a point to declare real estate as her lifelong career choice.

What Clients Have To Say About Tami Gordon

“Tami Gordon was excellent!! She deserves a huge raise. Very pleased with everything. She made a very stressful time alot easier. Thanks so much.”

– Denise & Doug Gauntt, Recent Clients