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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 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.
R. Berndt