About Surf or Sound Realty
An Overview of Our Company
Surf or Sound Realty is a premier property management and real estate sales company located on Hatteras Island, North Carolina. Since 1978, we have grown to manage nearly 600 vacation homes, welcoming more than 100,000 guests and 12,000 reservations annually.
Our locally owned and operated company has taken care of Hatteras Island vacation rental homeowners and vacationers for over 45 years. Throughout our journey, we have accumulated decades of experience in managing homes exclusively on Hatteras Island. Our commitment to excellence and personalized services has made us a trusted name in the industry.
One of the core aspects of our service is understanding that owning a vacation rental home is not just about having a place for relaxation, but it is also a significant investment. We recognize the importance of safeguarding and enhancing our homeowner’s investments, and that’s why we go above and beyond to support them in any way we can!
What to Know About Our Hatteras Island Vacation Rentals
Our Outer Banks rental homes are located throughout Hatteras Island in all of the seven villages, including Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, Frisco, and Hatteras. Our inventory includes everything from family beach cottages to expansive oceanfront estates with a wide range of luxury amenities.
No matter which Hatteras Island vacation rental home you choose, you will have all the comforts of home and an impressive range of amenities designed to enhance your stay. From private swimming pools with outdoor entertainment areas like tiki bars to home theater rooms equipped with state-of-the-art electronics, our properties have it all.
Committed to Improving and Growing
We genuinely believe it's not what we do but rather how we do it. Our homeowner-centric management approach is built on years of serving Hatteras Island homeowners seeking to align with our services to care for their homes and increase their investment. We are committed to working with our homeowners as partners to achieve maximum rental revenue and exceptional guest experiences.
We have been scaling for growth over the past several years implementing key strategic priorities across the company, including operations, marketing, reservation sales, and business development. Everything we do is to help bring our homeowners even more success.
Our extensive experience in providing exceptional guest experiences has led to 14X more Google 5-star reviews than our next closest competitor in the last 12 months and allowed us to serve as a premier host on Vrbo for all of our homes. We have also received 92% very satisfied and satisfied housekeeping scores from our homeowners.
No matter how much we grow, we always keep sight of what's important: homeowner and guest satisfaction. From employing strategic principles to ensure maximum cleanliness to utilizing the latest marketing efforts like personalized email campaigns, we do everything to ensure we provide the highest level of service.
The Surf or Sound Culture
We believe in taking care of all the homes in our program as if they were our own while building trusting relationships with guests and homeowners. Everyone who makes up our incredibly talented team plays a valuable role in helping us serve our homeowners and guests. We truly believe our greatest asset is our people, and the happiness of those we work with is paramount.
Our team works to maintain an environment of serving and caring for all we encounter, which extends beyond our clients and guests. Throughout the years, we have been a proud sponsor and supporter of many non-profit and charitable organizations as well as events on Hatteras Island and the Outer Banks.
The Caring Spirit
At Surf or Sound Realty, we are more than just your Hatteras Island partners; we’re also your neighbors. As a locally owned and operated company, our commitment extends beyond vacationers and homeowners into the Hatteras Island community. This is where our families live, work, and play; we join together as a community to support one another.
Through sponsorships, partnerships, and charitable contributions, we aim to make a positive impact and foster a sense of togetherness. Here is a sample of the organizations and events we have supported over the past several years.
- Avon Fireworks
- Cape Hatteras Anglers Club Surf Fishing Tournament
- Cape Hatteras Secondary School
- Capital City Four-Wheelers Fishing Tournament
- Hatteras Island Christmas Parade
- Hatteras Island Food Pantries
- Hatteras Island Meals
- Hatteras Island Youth Education Fund
- North Carolina Coastal Federation
- Outer Banks Association of Realtors
- Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce
- Rodanthe Waves Civic Association
- Virginia S. Tillett Community Center