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.
We cannot thank you enough for all of the time you gave us and for your patience with our looking and our questions. We feel so very fortunate to have found you—you are incredibly knowledgeable in many areas and you are pleasant to be with and made us feel very comfortable!
My wife and I completely enjoyed our experience working with Gray Berryman. He is the first Realtor with whom I have ever worked who listened to my buying parameters (price/house style) and stayed within them. My experience in the past has been that some agents work to stretch the buyer out of their comfort zone – Gray not only kept to my requirements, he even reminded me of them several times! We tried a “short sale”, and ultimately bought the property through a bank. Gray kept us educated and calm the whole way through. He talked us through the process, communicated regularly, and kept his patience as the players changed and the process dragged. Many people find this process very painful, but Gray made it easy for us. After the sale, Gray was a huge help with the local contractors – he gave top picks for cable providers, pool maintenance folks, and all sorts of help. His recommendations proved efficient and responsive, and they remain on our list of people to call when we need some help.
Gray listed our rental property on Schooner Ridge Drive in Duck. Because my husband and I own our own real estate office in New Jersey, we knew what to expect during the listing process. Of course, we started out with high expectations, because we are in the same field. Gray started out with a very impressive Comparative Market Analysis for our property and his real estate performance was just as impressive, if not more. He kept us informed by phone and email through whole process and made us feel so comfortable, even though we were more than 400 miles away. He is a true professional and had our best interests at heart through the entire transaction. He is a great asset to the real estate community.
From start to finish, Stacey provided excellent service in the sale of our house. Answered all our questions quickly and in terms we understood. Took care of all the “hassle issues ” that popped up easily.
Having Barry as our broker was invaluable, particularly since we had worked with Barry almost fifteen years prior. Barry’s long-term knowledge of the Outer Banks market gave us a competitive advantage, and his vast experience allowed us to have realistic expectations regarding the sale of our property. We were briefed at every stage of the process, and given data-driven advice regarding how best to proceed in our negotiations with potential buyers. Most importantly, the combination of Barry’s background, experience, drive and realism meant that once the house was on the market, the interval between the time the house was listed and the property was under contract was remarkably brief. So it is without hesitation that we enthusiastically recommend Barry if one is looking for a broker who is up-front, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with whether one is considering buying or selling property in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Gray assisted me greatly by explaining thoroughly and walking me through each step of the way…whether it was his thoughts on a particular neighborhood or advice on the bidding process. As a result, I purchased a home that I could not be happier with. In fact, after bringing him numerous homes I wanted to tour, it ended up being a home that he brought to my attention that I fell in love with and purchased!
He went above and beyond a realtor’s expected responsibilities to make everything happen smoothly in this challenging market. His excellent working relationships with mortgage brokers, inspectors, and insurance agents made our seemingly impossible dream a reality.
For anyone selling any property in the Outer Banks, I would highly recommend Barry Breit of Carolina Designs Realty. In a very tight market, Barry is an experienced realtor who was able to network with other agents to maximize showings and get my property sold. He was always keeping me informed of his marketing and had great attention to details in maintaining the property in good showing condition before showings. He even was able to get aerial photos of the property to maximize its views for showing potential. When small repairs were needed, he had contacts who promptly got the job done. And once we got a sales contract, Barry kept me on top of what needed to be done regarding closing out accounts, insurance and finalizing the sale. For any Outer Banks sales, Barry is the man!
We could not have asked for a finer “Agent” to represent us! We have raved about you to everyone we discuss our house with. We certainly appreciate all of your efforts “above and beyond” the normal duties… We started out looking for a “good agent” but wound up with a “good friend”
Stacey is super responsive and very knowledgeable about the area. The purchase was an investment property for us and she was great at narrowing the search for our specific criteria showing us properties that we didn’t consider when doing our own research. I have bought and sold more than a dozen properties in the last 20 years and Stacey was by far the most proactive during the negotiation and closing process.