Hilea Walker is the kind of real estate agent people hope to find when selling their home or navigating complex real estate deals. Highly-skilled in the art of negotiation, and with an extensive list of accreditations and experiences acquired over 34 years in the business of real estate, Hilea instills a sense of confidence and calm to all who work with her. She caters to a widely diverse set of clients, from baby boomers and gen-xers looking to “right-size” their lifestyles to attorneys, trustees, CPAs, and nonprofits whose clients have a need to acquire or liquidate properties. Whether it’s an investment property or the sale of a family home, Hilea considers it a pleasure and an honor to be able to serve her clients in the Greater Salt Lake area.
Hilea has brought her experience as a co-owner of a boutique real estate agency to the reputable Summit Sotheby’s International Realty. The move to an international brand has allowed Hilea to expand her network of nationwide brokers and agents to include the vast Sotheby’s global network of agents to assist her clients, whether they are moving to the area or need a trusted referral to anywhere in the world. Within her wide circle of influence, Hilea is well-known for her creative problem solving skills, identifying her clients’ interests, and firm, yet fair, negotiations. She attributes these qualities to an ongoing commitment to continued education, a desire to bring her clients a greater sense of happiness, and her commitment to the best outcome for all parties concerned.
Hilea is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict code of ethics. She has built her reputation over 25 years within the legal community, assisting with the liquidation of assets for US Bankruptcy Court Trustees. Hilea has taken on various roles for the Salt Lake Board of Realtors®, including past President and is certified as a Mediator for the National Association of Realtors® in dispute resolution. She has also acted as Chair of the Utah Association of Realtors® Professional Standards Committee, addressing the professional standards and upholding the code of ethics and professionalism within the real estate industry. With all of this experience, it is no wonder Hilea’s been recognized by her peers with consistent awards in sales achievements as well as being awarded REALTOR OF THE YEAR by the Salt Lake Board of Realtors®.
A true ambassador, Hilea extends her time and energy to serving the most vulnerable in her community, assisting the nonprofit organization The Road Home in the acquisition of properties for shelter and housing for Greater Salt Lake’s homeless community. Some of their efforts included opening a 290-unit housing facility, acquiring land for a new family shelter, and various smaller housing properties. She has also acted as Vice Chair of Utah First Credit Union, serving 23 years as a volunteer board member.
In her free time, Hilea indulges her generous and energetic spirit by hosting events and planning parties for her blended family of seven children and 17 grandchildren with her commercial broker and developer husband of 32 years, Blaine. Her passion for the outdoors leads her to the canyons of the Wasatch Front or the Southwest exploring her beautiful state of Utah, whether it’s hiking or exploring the bike trails of European destinations.