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For over 30 years, we have actively served individuals and families moving into and out of the Charlotte area. Many of our customers come back to us over and over again as their housing needs change. That’s because our award-winning Relocation Team knows how to put your mind at ease when you are faced with relocating your household. We can help with selling or buying, and offer rental assistance services should they be needed. After we assess your real estate needs, we will hand-select an agent who is available to assist with your home search. Click here to be connected to a member of our team for assistance with your next move.


If you want to buy a second home at the beach, find a condo for your college-age child, or need help selling Grandpa’s country home – we can help with that too!   As a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, we can introduce you to a great REALTOR® anywhere in the world.   Leading RE is a network of over 500 independently-owned real estate firms in the U.S., and over 40 firms around the globe. These agencies are committed to providing the highest level of customer service in the real estate industry.   It is our affiliation with this network that allows us to provide our local clients with global service!
Click here to learn more about how we can assist with your real estate literally anywhere in the world.



We are proud to have represented many of Charlotte’s largest corporate citizens as they brought groups of employees to our area. And we are honored when smaller local businesses turn to Cottingham Chalk Hayes for assistance in handling the moves of their individual employees. It is important that all transferees feel their needs are being met, so we interview each one to assess their needs, and then select an experienced relocation-certified REALTOR® to assist them. Our team works diligently to insure that every transaction is handled in the most professional manner. And we are approved to work with every relocation management company (RMC) in the United States. Let our experienced Relocation Department assist with your next move. Click here to be directed to a member of our team for more information or to request a proposal for corporate relocation services.


Our relationship starts by customizing services that are suited to each corporate client’s needs. We understand that you want to maximize services and minimize costs while never losing sight of the fact that every transferee deserves our undivided attention. A sampling of the destination and departure services we provide are as follows:

  • Conduct thorough needs assessment to determine transferee’s criteria and preferences
  • Customize area tours to assist employees in the decision making process
  • Send Welcome to Charlotte information via email and follow up with printed materials upon request
  • Coordinate bus tours for group moves with stops hosted by home builders and service providers
  • Provide a Welcome to Charlotte gift basket in hotel rooms for executive-level employees
  • Assist with rental search on either a complimentary or fee basis
  • Interview homeowner to determine marketing expectations and needs
  • Select a relocation-certified agent with knowledge of the subject neighborhood
  • Provide ERC Broker Market Analysis or other format as required by corporate client
  • List and market the home with the goal of maximizing return to the homeowner and capturing the broadest buyer pool available
  • Manage Corporate Inventory homes including coordinating repairs, utilities, etc.


Suzanne Lail

Lail_Suzanne_2014Suzanne Lail started with Cottingham Chalk Hayes in 2001 and brings over 20 years of real estate experience to her position as Relocation Director. She is an active member of the Worldwide Employee Relocation Council® (ERC), Relocation Directors Council® (RDC), and currently serves on the Board of the Charlotte Metro Area Relocation Council (CMARC). In May 2014, Suzanne earned her Certified Relocation Professional® designation which demonstrates her commitment to being at the top of her profession. Her daily responsibilities include managing the department, counseling transferees and assessing their needs, training her team of relocation agents, and seeking new business opportunities for the department.

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Kathryn Kirby

Kirby_Kathrynt_2014Kathryn Kirby started with Cottingham Chalk Hayes in 2014 as Relocation Coordinator, and soon earned her Relocation Coordinator Certification from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World™. Her attention to detail and excellent people skills allow her to effectively work with both newcomers to Charlotte as well as those who find it necessary to move to other destinations. Kathryn is an active member of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce and the Charlotte Metro Area Relocation Council (CMARC). Her day to day responsibilities include working with our relocation-certified agents, counseling transferees and assessing their needs, reviewing Broker Market Analyses, managing our relocation software and internet leads, and placing outbound referrals.

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