After attending Clemson University, Heyward moved to Charleston, SC before finally settling in Atlanta for good in 1992. After a career with American Express he found his true love, real estate. Heyward began with a successful team learning the business from the ground up. After a few years he struck out on his own and successfully marketed and sold out two new construction neighborhoods of over 175 homes in less than two years. In 2006 Heyward, along with partners, started his own brokerage which grew to over 40 agents and two locations. In 2008, Heyward was selected as the real estate expert on HGTV's hit show "Designed To Sell." He filmed 30 episodes throughout metro Atlanta.
In 2012, Heyward joined Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty along with his business partner, Kelli Meier as the Heyward Group. He is a lifetime member of the Atlanta REALTORS® Association Top Producers and was named one of Atlanta's Best Agents by Atlanta Magazine. When not busy listing and selling homes throughout Atlanta, Heyward enjoys time at his family's home on Pawleys Island, SC and attending any Clemson sporting event he can.