Cass Chies is the broker-owner of Diamond 1st Real Estate in Palmerton.
Before becoming a Realtor®, Cass owned and operated Cass Chies & Associates, an advertising and consulting agency targeting companies in the turbomachinery industry. Cass has traveled domestically and internationally (she’s made it around the world!). During her travels, she met the then-president of Interspace Airport Advertising (IAA) and later became a sales manager for the company. It was during these years Cass realized her love of meeting people and growing relationships with clients, which led her to the real estate industry.
In 2003, Cass obtained her real estate license, joined a local broker office and, within 4 years, had earned the CRS, ABR, GRI, ASR and SRF designations. In 2008, Cass passed her broker exam and was elected to the Carbon County Association of REALTORS® (CCAR) Board of Directors. She served as treasurer for CCAR in 2011 and 2014. Since then, Cass has obtained the CNE, SRES, BPOR and MRP designations. For the Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS®, she served as Secretary in 2015, President-Elect in 2016, President in 2017, and Past President in 2018. Cass has served as a Board of Director for the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors® since 2016.
Cass is very involved with her parish, Sacred Heart Church, Palmerton. She fulfilled two terms on the parish council and is chairperson for the Altar Guild and the parish stand at the Palmerton Festival.
At home, Cass loves cooking, baking, gardening and spending time with Bella, a Chow Chow, and her Parrothead fish. But most of all, she loves the two weeks she spends vacationing in Curacao and celebrating holidays with her family and friends.
Cass is originally from Allentown, having moved to Palmerton in 1997. She and her husband, Michael Chies, have six children and 17 grandchildren.
Diamond 1st Real Estate
236 Delaware Avenue
Palmerton, PA 18071