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Courtney Griebe

After 10 years in the financial services field, Courtney Griebe chose to change career streams. She joined Century 21 Properties Plus, which welcomed her to its Summerville office.

She will specialize in residential property sales in greater Charleston, the company says.

Griebe, who attended Trident Technical College, devoted a decade to her banking career that stretched from teller transactions to call center representative to servicing auto and boat loans. “She brings that customer service and financial experience to her new career in real estate,” Century 21 Properties Plus says.

“Quality service is my No. 1 focus,” Griebe says. “I promise to make sure your experience with me will be as smooth and peaceful as possible. I am proud to be a part of Century 21 Properties Plus and look forward to handling your real estate transaction needs.”

The Charleston native says she loves what the Lowcountry has to offer: “Beautiful beaches, warm weather and the friendliest people around.” Griebe says she can’t imagine living anywhere else and looks forward to helping customers with their real estate needs.

Michelle McQuillan is a pro at showing homes and estates to prospective clients from around the world. That’s one reason she attended a global networking event last month in the Rocky Mountains.

The William Means Real Estate associate joined agents from other affiliates of Christie’s International Real Estate for a January meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyo.

“It was such a pleasure to be included in this amazing group of top producers, people who do a first-rate job of selling the most celebrated properties in their areas,” says McQuillan, whom the company says is one of a select few agents in the country to earn the designation of Christie’s International Property Specialist. “I learned a great deal and the experience inspired me to redouble my efforts here in Charleston,” she says.

“Agents gathered to connect and share ideas while hitting the slopes at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Village, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary,” according to Charleston-based William Means Real Estate.

The associates heard from industry experts “while building relationships with peers around the world,” the agency notes. Jimmy Chin, National Geographic photographer, award-winning filmmaker and 15-year veteran of The North Face Athlete Team, was keynote speaker.

Christie’s International Real Estate calls itself an invitation-only affiliate network composed of top luxury real estate specialists. William Means Real Estate became an affiliate in 1997.

William Means Real Estate, founded in 1933, is one of the oldest real estate companies in Charleston. Visit

Attributes that Simone Tomasek believes will put her in good stead as a real estate associate are her youth, newness to the Lowcountry and medical background.

“The Southern hospitality, weather, culture and history Charleston offers made me fall in love with the city and I hope to share my enthusiasm with others,” she says.

Century 21 Properties Plus says she will work from its Charleston office, focusing on residential property sales in the Charleston area.

Tomasek earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Toledo. She lives in downtown Charleston and works as a registered nurse at MUSC specializing in infant care.

According to the real estate firm, Tomasek “feels that being young and new to the area has given her the opportunity to pursue her interest in real estate and history.”

With the encouragement of a friend at Century 21, she began her education and licensing for real estate, the agency says.

Contact Tomasek at 843-277-6677 or visit the company website at

A varied group of agents from the Lowcountry, West Virginia and Florida are joining Elaine Brabham & Associates in Charleston.

They are Jana K. Delli-Gatti, Kim Howard and Mark Motley.

Delli-Gatti, raised in Fairmont, W. Va., spent time as an X-ray technologist before she married and moved to Charleston in 1985. She’s spent the past 30 years handling bookkeeping for her husband’s dental practice, raising her children and volunteering in their schools. She has two “Charleston native” adult sons.

Active in the Olde Charlestowne Sertoma Club, Delli-Gatti also has served on the homeowner’s association in her neighborhood for six years.

She’s assisted another Realtor for the past three years and just obtained her license to work on her own, according to Elaine Brabham & Associates. “Very familiar” with the West Ashley area, she has been learning about the rest of metro Charleston.

Delli-Gatti wants to be able to help shoppers find a home that’s the right fit for their life and family, Elaine Brabham & Associates points out. “She will help sellers prepare their home for the market and walk with you through the process until closing,” the agency says.

Howard, who moved to Charleston from Orlando, Fla., brings long-time experience as a Realtor. “Having relocated many times, she understands the process of selling and purchasing real estate,” the agency says. She’s also passionate about helping people through the home selling and buying experience “from contract to closing,” Elaine Brabham & Associates points out.

Howard has a bachelor’s degree in business/organizational management. She lives in West Ashley with her husband.

Born and raised in Charleston, Motley “has a passion for his hometown and knows it very well.” The home-grown background puts him in a good position “to offer pros and cons” about most neighborhoods in greater Charleston, according to Elaine Brabham & Associates.

Motley, a 2003 graduate of West Ashley High School, built a 15-year career in management for Publix supermarkets. Five years ago, Motley and his wife Danielle invested in a Wild Birds Unlimited store in Mount Pleasant and have grown the business since then. The couple have two children, a 3-year-old boy and 2-month-old girl.

Last year, Motley made the decision to retire from Publix. He chose to put his focus on the family’s small business and his real estate career.

“As someone who has spent their entire life watching the Charleston area grow and who has grown a passion for the real estate market he is excited to help others sell their home but also find their dream home in our beautiful town,” the agency says.

Andrews signs on with Charleston branch of national company

She knows the water as an area native, boater and manager in places close to the ocean or harbor.

Now Faye Andrews brings her waterfront background to Century 21 Properties Plus as a real estate associate.

The agency says she will be based in the Charleston office and specialize in residential property sales in the Lowcountry.

Andrews, a Charleston native, got involved in the real estate industry on a local level more than 20 years ago and has spent much of the time in the resort markets of Kiawah and Seabrook islands.

She served in real estate departments such as administration and property management, as well as resort reservation and accounting on Kiawah and Seabrook islands. She also worked in the real estate relocation department for six Merrill Lynch offices in Charleston and the villa accounting department for Kiawah Island Co.

Andrews is a member of the Harbor Club of Charleston and the Sea Island Yacht Club.

“She knows the waterfront, rivers and creeks of the Charleston Lowcountry like no other,” Century 21 Properties Plus says. “She has spent many vacation hours, days and summers on the Lowcountry waters with her family boating and sailing,” it says. Andrews also has taken extended trips on the Intracoastal Waterway through several states, the agency says.

Contact her at 843-277-6677.

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