Director of Relocation: Catharine Pappas
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Catharine Pappas is the mastermind leader of Dickens Mitchener’s award-winning relocation department. As a native Charlottean, Pappas brings a wealth of intimate knowledge, experience, enthusiasm and attention to her job of transitioning families to and from the Queen City.
Pappas is a proud graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned a degree in economics. After college, she began her career in real estate working for Coates, Reid & Waldron, the largest real estate company in Aspen, CO. Before joining the Dickens Mitchener team in 1993, Pappas worked in Washington, D.C., where she worked as the office administrator for a successful congressman.
Pappas has more than 25 years of relocation experience and also holds many impressive relocation designations. She holds her Certified Relocation Professional (CRP), Relocation Certified Coordinator (RCC) and Global Destination Specialist (GDS) designations. She also assisted Dickens Mitchener in solidifying some strategic memberships with the Employee Relocation Council (ERC), the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World™, the Charlotte Chamber Economic Development Council and the Charlotte Metro Area Relocation Council. She also has been honored with The President’s Service Award, Relo Direct Platinum Service Excellence Award in 2016 and 2018, and inducted into the Relocation Hall of Fame in 2018.
Under Pappas’s powerful leadership, the relocation department has been honored with numerous awards for outgoing and incoming referral performance and marketing. The department was recently re-certified for the prestigious RELO Quality Certification (RQC), a designation that is held by less than 4% of the top real estate companies in the world, and in 2012, Dickens Mitchener won the International Properties Award for best real estate company in North Carolina.
“Catharine is the best relocation/residential real estate person that I have have worked with. The quality of her work and attention to detail is excellent. As an example of her going above and beyond, at the closing dinner for the client, she offered to drive almost 100 miles to review the clients old house and work with the local broker to get it sold. Damned if she did not do it!”
“Catharine is a tremendous resource and advocate for transferees in her market. We have shared business referrals and I have always been impressed with the caliber of professionalism and care she takes with my clients.”
“Catharine was a Godsend!”
Relocation Coordinator: Anna Plyler
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Anna Plyler is a North Carolina native and proud graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned degrees in Journalism and Spanish. She brings years of experience as a marketing executive and advertising coordinator to the Dickens Mitchener team.
In her role as Relocation Coordinator, Plyler places and manages thousands of incoming and outgoing referrals for the relocation department. Her marketing background, which includes advertising and public relations experience, has honed her ability to multitask and meet deadlines with a sense of urgency while maintaining a positive, can-do attitude. Plyler has a passion for helping the relocation department succeed in seamlessly transitioning individuals to the Queen City, as well as helping find their niche when life takes them elsewhere.
Plyler also creates all of the relocation department’s custom relocation packages, brochures, presentations, advertisements and flyers. She is also responsible for creating and maintaining online content and the firm’s mobile app in her role as Website Manager. She authors the Dickens Mitchener blog and manages agent profile pages, statistics and video content across the website.