Cell Phone: 828-200-0157
95 Highway 107 South
Cashiers, NC, 28717
Dick Hattler was born and raised in the Republic of Panama and is fluent in Spanish. Moving from Panama to Coral Gables in the 60s Dick went on to graduate from the University of Florida where he met his wife to be and then started his career as a real estate appraiser with a group of MAIs in Miami.
In 1975 Dick, along with his wife Debby started Western Hemisphere Realty and specialized in sales of U.S. real estate to foreign investors. The company was sold in 1980, and Dick moved into the Banking industry and a career as a commercial real estate lender with the major lending department of First Federal a/k/a AmeriFirst Federal. He went on to become the Senior Vice President and Chief Lending Officer.
In the 1990s Dick went back to his real estate career roots with a real estate investment firm with offices in Miami and Geneva, Switzerland, selling investment real estate with a specialization in credit triple net leased investments throughout the U.S. During this time Dick and Debby decided to move to the Highlands/Cashiers area where they had been spending their summers since the late 1960s. Dick’s parents were founding members of Wildcat Cliffs Country Club.
Eager to stay involved in real estate Dick and Debby started Hattler Properties, a real estate brokerage company on Lake Glenville, and purchased Mountain Lake Rentals, a vacation rental company to complement the sales operations. The company specialized in lakefront and other fine mountain properties.
In 2019 Dick and Debby sold Mountain Lake Rentals to another vacation rental company and at the same time took advantage of an opportunity to merge Hattler Properties with Sotheby’s International Realty.
Dick and his wife have 5 children and enjoy the outdoor mountain activities available as well as traveling. The move to Sotheby’s has provided a new level of marketing exposure and he is excited to be affiliated with such a recognized world-class organization.