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We are a boutique Outer Banks Real Estate Agency specializing in helping buyers and sellers with vacation rental property. Our team specializes in helping buyers and sellers with OBX vacation rental property. Our 4 brokers, Barry, Gray, Stacey and Fran are committed to their clients and to our company. We are the most experienced brokers on the beach. We have a combined 88 years of real estate experience. The vast majority of our business comes from repeat clients, referrals, owners and guests who have a long relationship with Carolina Designs.

With phenomenal housekeeping, maintenance, marketing, rental and tech departments, we genuinely are a full-service brokerage and can more thoroughly service our clients throughout their ownership experience. Our advice for buyers and sellers is based on years of institutional knowledge and we consult with our clients throughout their ownership. This often involves our unparalleled experience in planning rental marketing and rates, suggestions in current trending amenities, maintenance, free suggestions and management to increase the success of ownership, profitability and ensure a smooth transition to new owners.


My husband and I were fortunate to meet Stacy Baittinger relatively early in our search for a beach house in Duck, NC.  We were specifically looking in Duck, but Stacey demonstrated knowledge of all of the OBX beaches and communities.  She is very familiar with all of the neighborhoods in Duck and was able to provide invaluable information for us to select the perfect home.  After our first couple of meetings with Stacey, we knew that we wanted to stick with her through the search and purchase process.  Stacey met with us numerous times, and was always very happy to accommodate our scheduling requests to see homes.  She learned quickly what we were looking for because she listened to us and directed us to homes that were a good fit.  In addition to her knowledge of the OBX area, Stacey brings a diverse body of information to the table when showing a house.  She has background knowledge that contributes to identifying safety and maintenance issues for the interior and exterior of homes, and shares her knowledge freely.  We knew quite early that we not only trusted her, but considered Stacey to be a friend.  I would highly recommend Stacey to anyone who is interested in finding, and feeling great about an OBX purchase.