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.
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.
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!
Gray has done a superb job finding the properties that work best for us, negotiating great prices and checking the details so that there are not surprises! We are thrilled with all three properties that we have purchased with him.
Barry Breit was the realtor representative for our home on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Initially, my wife and I listed the home in August. Barry assured us of a sale before the end of the year. True to his word, we closed in September of that year! Barry’s attention to detail, emphasis on meeting our needs, and overall professionalism are why we chose him. We would, and will, highly recommend Barry to anyone seeking representation; he knows the market well and is extremely personable.
Hiring Barry Breit as our agent was our best business decision when we decided to sell our investment property in Duck. He’s got his finger on the pulse of the market, he knows all of the properties, and he gave us solid advice on the value of our home as the market and the economy fluctuated. He has worked with all of the area’s agents, inspectors, vendors, and lawyers, and was able to give us unique insight throughout the process as a result. Most importantly, he was always straightforward and honest in our discussions, he was diligent and prompt, he always picked up his phone, returned texts and emails, and ever-so-gently nudged us to take care of what was on our plate. He’s not a “yes” man–he tells it like it is, and similarly, he stands up and fights for you when the need arises. He went above and beyond in helping us sell our property, and we could not recommend Barry Breit and Carolina Designs Realty more highly.
We had the privilege in working with Gray Berryman to purchase our home in Kill Devil Hills. Gray worked diligently with us for several months in striving to find a profitable vacation rental property within the Outer Banks. While we live over 5 hours away, Gray made this process very simple, accommodating and pleasurable. Prior to Gray, we worked with three different agents where Gray’s knowledge “far surpassed” anyone we had dealt with. Gray also projected rental income for our home, where with all aspects in working with Gray, he was right on! Gray was great to work with during the sales process, and even after the sale, he assisted us with great advice regarding upgrades, introduced us to various staff members within Carolina Designs whom would be managing our home, and guided us to ensure we invested in a “profitable vacation home”! Our expectations in working with Gray far surpassed our expectations! Gray’s knowledge of the real estate environment in the Outer Banks is second to none. Combining his knowledge of the market, great personality, and continued support after the sale, in my opinion there is no other choice in a real estate agent among all of the Outer Banks.
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!
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.
As an out-of-state investor it was critical that we found a realtor with deep market experience. Barry new every street, every builder, every market rent. This local knowledge gave my wife and myself the confidence to purchase our second home. As the closing approached Barry’s connections with attorney’s, insurance, as well as property repair and management was second to none. His easy-going personality was exactly what we need in making such an important difficult decision. I must say without Barry I do not think we would own a home in the Outer Banks.