Meet the Team

HeatherHeather Murphy

Listing Specialist, Associate Broker, REALTOR®, GRI, SFR, SRS, DPP, CLHMS, CMRS

Heather Murphy is one of Savannah’s leading Realtors specializing in luxury homes, resale, new construction, and corporate / military relocation. The Heather Murphy Real Estate Group has an average of over 60 Million in sales volume each year with over 2000 homes sold in the Greater Savannah Area to include Chatham, Bryan, and Effingham counties.

She is actively involved with the Savannah Area Board of Realtors, Young Council of Realtors, Women’s Council of Realtors and is a member of The Distinguished Sale Society.

Heather’s success is the result of her business education and years of experience working with Savannah’s largest new homebuilders. Her knowledge and expertise in new home construction provide Heather’s Buyers and Sellers an advantage during the building process.

Being a Savannah native and working closely with relocation companies and military families, Heather’s proven results in providing her clients with exceptional service are evident in her repeat and referral business.

Surrounding herself with the best, Heather has chosen an experienced team of professionals that provide her clients with excellent customer service, effective marketing strategies and personal attention to their real estate needs.

The entire team is committed to getting the job done for their clients. As full time, full service Realtors, they go above and beyond to ensure that their buyers and sellers have an enjoyable and stress free experience. They are real estate matchmakers and love what they do. The Heather Murphy Real Estate Group has been awarded the Top Real Estate Agent in Georgia by Top Agent

Heather Murphy Real Estate Group Accolades –

  • #1 Team at Keller Williams Realty – Coastal Area Partners (Serving Greater Savannah, Pooler, The Islands, and Richmond Hill Areas) Since 2006
  • Continuing Member of Savannah Board of Realtor Distinguished Sales Society – 10+ years
  • Savannah Magazine, Women In Business – Featured Agent since 2011
  • Recognized as Top Team in State and Nation with Inman
  • Real Trends Magazine – America’s Best Real Estate Agent – Georgia  2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017
  • Angie’s List – Super Service Award Since 2013
  • Client Satisfaction Award from American Institute of Real Estate Professionals 2015
  • National Top Agent Magazine – Featured Agent May 2014
  • Best of Trulia Top Agent Award 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018
  • Generation NEXT: Savannah’s Rising Stars of Business Award 2016
  • Leadership Savannah Class 2016
  • Women’s Council of Realtors: Entrepreneur of the Year 2016
  • Certified Military Residential Specialist



Nancy Stanley

Buyer Specialist, REALTOR®, CMRS

Nancy grew up in Florida and after college fulfilled her wanderlust as an airline employee. Following a successful career based on excellent customer service, she decided real estate was her true passion. She joined Keller Williams Realty in Gainesville, Georgia after graduation at the top of her real estate class.

In 2008 Nancy and her husband, Joe, were able to make their dream of moving to Tybee Island a reality. She joined Keller Williams Realty Coastal Area Partners in Savannah and in 2011 became a Buyer Specialist for The Heather Murphy Real Estate Group.

Nancy is a member of the Savannah Area Board of Realtors, Georgia Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors and a continuing member of the Distinguished Sales Society. Her knowledge of the coastal area and her strong negotiation skills make her an exceptional Buyer’s Agent.

A coastal living expert, Nancy loves to help buyers find the right home at the right price with the neighborhood amenities that matter.



Penny Flowers

Buyer Specialist, REALTOR®, SFR, CMRS

Penny is a Savannah native with a degree in Finance from the University of South Florida. She worked for 14 years in both the stock and bond market and has a deep understanding of financial matters, mortgages and particularly the secondary market where home loans are sold. Committed to integrity and fiscal responsibility, she raised over $1 billion in assests for one firm and quadrupled the assets of another in 3 years.

After many years spent living outside of Savannah, Penny moved back to town in 2011 and went to work finding the perfect homes for her buyers with Keller Williams Realty. She joined the Heather Murphy Real Estate Group in 2013 as a Buyer Specialist and works towards helping her clients find a home that is right for their budget.

Penny has received the Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource designation from the National Association of Realtors and is a member of the Savannah Board of Realtors.

Her experience in both the stock/bond trade and real estate gives her clients the advantage of knowing that they are not only gaining a home but a solid investment.

Returning to Savannah, Penny enjoys exploring the historical aspects of Savannah with her husband, as well as horseback riding, tennis, travel and Crossfit.



Brandy Jenkins

Buyer Specialist, REALTOR®, MRP

Brandy Jenkins is a native of Savannah, Georgia and feels honored to have the privilege of living and learning the surrounding counties and what the area has to offer! At a young age, Brandy’s father, owner of a widely-known roofing company, exposed her to the true joy of helping others achieve and maintain the dream of home ownership. Today she thrives in the opportunity to make those dreams a reality.

Currently Brandy serves as a board member of the Home Builders Association’s Sales and Marketing Council. This prestigious position allows her the opportunity to work with the builders in our area while also maintaining an up-to-date account of new construction inventory as well as knowledge on important details relating to new construction and resale homes alike.

As a member of the Savannah Board of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, Georgia Association of Realtors and the Distinguished Sales Society, Brandy enjoys taking a step further to assist her clients with top notch service and a well-rounded experience. This drive to exceed expectations encouraged Brandy to earn the Military Relocation Professional designation. Relocating can be a difficult and trying time however she enjoys the pleasure of helping our Armed Forces find their perfect home.

Brandy currently resides in Effingham County with her husband and three children. Some of her hobbies include boating with her family in Richmond Hill and shopping in Pooler.



Melissa Groves

Buyer Specialist, Associate Broker, REALTOR®

Originally from Rochester, New York, Melissa, moved to Savannah, Georgia at a young age. After graduating from Windsor Forest High School in 2003, she expanded her knowledge of the finance industry while working for a prestigious finance company for over five years. In 2009, Melissa began her exciting journey in real estate where she quickly found her true passion for providing superior customer service and top-notch professionalism.

Melissa understands first hand why destination seekers have chosen this beautiful coastal community to call their home as she has gained a thorough appreciation while working for a locally owned property management company in Richmond Hill, Georgia. Her move to Keller Williams Realty- Coastal Area Partners afforded her the opportunity to change the dream of homeownership into a reality for countless families across the Greater Savannah Area.

Melissa is a member of the National Board of Realtors, Georgia Board of Realtors, and Savannah Area Board of Realtors. In 2017 Melissa achieved her goal of obtaining her Brokers License for the State of Georgia and joined the Heather Murphy Real Estate Group in 2018.

Melissa currently lives in Richmond Hill, Georgia with her daughter, Ava. They are an active, sun loving family who enjoy spending time by the pool or beach. When Melissa and Ava are not soaking up the sun, they enjoy shopping and reading the season’s best seller novel in one of Savannah’s beautiful squares.



MaryMary Merritt

Sales Manager, Associate Broker, REALTOR®, SRS, ABR, SRES, AHWD, E-PRO, IMSD

Mary is a Savannah native and has been active in Real Estate since 1980. Although Mary is known as a master of all by her fellow agents, she prides herself in specializing in new community developments, new homes, first time home buyers, condo/townhomes, and gated communities.

Her 9+ years of experience as the Relocation Director for one of Savannah’s leading real estate companies has made Mary an expert in relocation and the needs of her clients. “I love what I do!” attitude can be felt by all that surround Mary on a daily basis.

Mary’s marketing and managing experience of as many as 40+ corporate homes a year has offered her the opportunity of receiving extensive training in negotiation practices as well as working with countless Fortune 500 company executives. These keen negotiating skills ensures that Mary’s clients never walk away with money left on the table.

Mary was the driving force for over 9+ years as the Managing Broker of Fine Properties. This prestigious brokerage firm served the Greater Savannah Area with an exclusive resale division in the beautiful Landings community on Skidaway Island. Her plethora of knowledge relating to New Home Sales and Resales alike created the perfect balance of exceptional customer service and hard work.



TorrieTorrie Cesaroni

Director of Operations, REALTOR®, CMRS

Torrie Cesaroni knew she was destined to be a part of real estate from a young age. Torrie began working at a real estate law firm in Florida her junior year of high school and continued through a large portion of college. After seeing the law side of real estate for over 5 years, she realized that the business administration side appealed to her sense of organization and keen time management skills. Torrie obtained her Bachelors degree in Business Administration and Finance from Florida State University.

Relocating to the Savannah, Georgia area, she quickly fell in love with the southern charm and personality of Savannah. The beautiful landscape and historical features around each corner cemented her love for real estate. The opportunity to become even more involved with the market presented its’ self as she was offered a position on Heather Murphy’s Real Estate Group. Her high respect for ethics, education, and integrity made Torrie a perfect match for the Heather Murphy Group. Drive and determination to be an asset to the team has led Torrie to become a licensed REALTOR in the state of Georgia. Torrie firmly believes that customer service, efficiency, and teamwork are key components to providing our sellers with top class service and a stress-free sale.

Torrie enjoys traveling and exploring with her two dogs, Stella and Lilly.



Whysper Keane

Marketing and Listing Manager, REALTOR®

Whysper was born and raised in Baxley, Georgia where she cultivated a love for people and helping others through her involvement in the community. Whysper continued growing her passion of helping people as she attended and graduated from Valdosta State University in May 2012  with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.

In 2013, Whysper and her husband, Kelon, relocated to the Savannah, Georgia area where Kelon accepted a job at Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation.

Whysper enjoys traveling, crafting, and spoiling her two dogs, Ace and Murphy.

The love for helping others, the desire to obtain complete organization, and the true dedication to ensuring a smooth listing process has made Whysper the perfect addition to The Heather Murphy Real Estate Team.




Gracie Frison

Client Concierge

Born and raised in Mississippi, Gracie has always had a passion for helping others.  With over fourteen years in sales and sales management, she has a firm belief in building relationships through customer loyalty and tenacious customer service.

Gracie enjoys spending time with family, cooking, traveling, and exploring other cultures.

Her positive and outgoing personality, attention to detail, and willingness to do whatever it takes to provide superior customer service makes Gracie the perfect addition to the Heather Murphy Real Estate Group.



Emma Kornegay

Closing Coordinator, REALTOR®

Emma was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina where she met her high school sweetheart and now husband Soren Kornegay. Soren and Emma are the proud parents of two handsome boys Malcolm and Theo .

She graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in Birth to Kindergarten Child Development and a minor in Psychology. After years of work in the Child Development field, she and her husband embarked on a new adventure here in Savannah, Georgia where he is now the Campus Minister for Reformed University Fellowship at SCAD.

Emma enjoys taking her dog Sebastien to Forsyth Park with her husband and crafting home décor. Her love for customer service and people along with her mastered skills of time management and organizing makes Emma a perfect match for the Heather Murphy Real Estate Group.



Lauren Burtsell

Closing Coordinator

Lauren is a Savannah native who has always had an interest in real estate. During Lauren’s early years, she spent many weekends with her mother touring beautiful properties around the Savannah, GA area gathering a plethora of knowledge from key sources within the Real Estate community. This exciting and ever-changing world prompted Lauren to obtain her license in 2004 where she quickly grew in her profession while attending Savannah Technical College to further her education in business. In 2008 Lauren’s experience and education made her the perfect candidate for a position within a prestigious downtown law firm. For the next 9 years, she gained ample corporate experience and a drive to provide exceptional client service.

Lauren currently resides in Pooler with her husband of 15 years, Robert, where he currently holds a management position at Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation. They enjoy spending time with family, friends and their dog, Tristan.

Lauren is an asset to the Heather Murphy Real Estate Group as she provides our clients with sincere dedication and top-notch service.