It is no small feat to maintain a family business for 40 years.  Vista has thrived as a  respected member of Winston-Salem’s robust and competitive real estate community. 

In November of 1979, 40 years ago this month, Paul Mullican and Don Caudle, were a part of the movement to develop affordable housing in the suburban areas around Winston-Salem.  With their wives Barbara Caudle and Darla Mullican leading the helm a partnership was formed to manage those properties.  When other members of the Winston-Salem building and development community saw their efficiency and success, they were approached to manage additional properties.  Never one to pass opportunity by, Vista Realty was officially established.  They started a family business that grew to be a leader in the local property management industry and to provide rental investment opportunities across the triad.

After thirty years of dedication and success, the Mullicans confidently passed operations of Vista Realty over to their daughter, Heather Coleman. Heather had worked at Vista every summer of her childhood.  Her passion for real estate and business administration found its natural match when she formally joined the company after getting her MBA in 1999.  Now, as President, Heather and her team of dedicated Vista employees have grown the company to include the management of thousands of apartment properties, a multitude of homeowners associations, and an ever growing number of single family rental homes.  They have earned a stellar reputation of wading a sometimes tricky investor real estate market to protect their clients’ interests and assets.

Heather Coleman


Heather Coleman is the President and Broker In Charge of Vista Realty, Inc.  She received her BA in Business Marketing from UNC-Wilmington and a Masters in Business Administration from High Point University.  Heather is a licensed Realtor for North and South Carolina.  She is an active member of the Winston-Salem Region Association of Realtors, Inc. and NCAR.  She is the past President of the Property Management Division, 2009 and 2010. Heather received the Property Manager of the Year Award in 2011 for her “Outstanding service and contribution to the field of property management”. She is also a member of the National Association of Realtors and the North Carolina Association of Realtors.

Heather oversees all members of the Vista team including highly trained and experienced site managers, leasing agents, accounting personnel, maintenance technicians, and personnel trained in the legal procedures of the Landlord/Tenant relationship and Home Owners Association management.

Heather also serves her community as a member of the Town Council for the Town of Bermuda Run.  She enjoys gardening, walking her dog, Riley, and spending time with her husband, Jesse, and two active and athletic kids, Braddock and Gracyn.  She is proud to sponsor several local charities including Bermuda Run Cares and Open Arms, a charitable fund through the United Methodist Church.