Deborah Hattler migrated to our beautiful mountains from South Florida where she and her husband Richard raised their 5 children.
Debby attended the University of Florida and began coming to the Highlands/Cashiers plateau as a part-time resident over 40 years ago. Her early career covered the areas of corporate travel, and in 1975, she began her career in real estate investments, brokerage and management. Through their company, Western Hemisphere Realty, Debby and her husband successfully developed a business that marketed and sold U.S. real estate to foreign investors.
Debby and her husband began coming to the Highlands/Cashiers area in 1969 and in 1989 decided to build their home in Cashiers. In 2004, the family moved permanently to the area where Debby assumed the responsibility for managing the rental program for Mountain Lake Rentals. In 2007, Debby bought
the company and also started a new firm, Hattler Properties, LLC. located on the shores of Lake Glenville, where she specialized in lakefront and other fine mountain properties on the Highlands/Cashiers Plateau. The company flourished despite the downturn in the economy in 2008.
Debby is involved in numerous local civic and community activities. Debby is the past President of the Highlands/Cashiers Board of Realtors and the Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce where she continues to serve on the chamber board. She is also a founding board member of the Jackson County Tourist Development Authority where she served as Treasurer.
Debby, along with her husband enjoys all the outdoor year-round activities this area provides as well as traveling, as time permits. In 2019, Debby and Richard merged their company with Sothebys International Realty and she took over as the Broker-in-Charge of their Cashiers office. Debby is excited about this new opportunity to devote her expertise to a company that is known for its world-class service, state-of-the-art technologies, exceptional sales associates and a deeply-rooted commitment to excellence and quality.