About Our Winning Program

Surf or Sound Hatteras Island Property Management

When it comes to managing your investment home, keep it Pure, Focused and Driven with Surf or Sound Realty.


Surf or Sound Realty is a professional property management company. For 40 years we have been representing vacation properties exclusively on Hatteras Island. We provide premier service to our homeowners and represent the finest luxury homes offering the most attractive amenities in the most desirable communities. Over 71% of our homes have rates of at least $3,000 per week compared to just 45% for that of our next closest competitor.

We are seasoned property management professionals that live and work locally on Hatteras Island and the Outer Banks. We share your hopes and your concerns as your neighbors with a vested interest in providing service on which you can rely.

Our rental performance is unmatched on Hatteras Island due to our focused marketing, continuous monitoring of the rental market, premier selection of homes and unique benefits that we offer our guests. For the past 8 years, we have led the island in average weeks per home and for sold out weeks each year. For the past 12 years, we exceeded an average of 25 weeks per home, and for the past 5 years, we surpassed 28 average weeks per home.

Guest Benefits

We care for your guests with respect and courtesy that makes them eager to return to your home year after year.

  • Efficient check-in and check-out featuring Kaba electronic keyless entry and early check-in.
  • Easy booking and confirmation including electronically signed leases, custom online guest account management, flexible installment payment plans and multiple payment methods.
  • Quick response and dedication to providing a quality experience.

Homeowner Benefits

We are an owner-centric property management company. Our leasing policies and insurance programs protect you, your rental income and your property. Our simple business model offers convenient, quality service at a fair cost to homeowners.

What distinguishes the Surf or Sound Hatteras Island Property management program from the rest? 

  • Exclusively serving Hatteras Island homeowners for 38 years.
  • 98% average annual homeowner retention rate.
  • Seasoned and experienced local staff dedicated to your success.
  • Management team with well over 100 years of combined property management experience.
  • Simple business model offering convenient, quality service.
  • Realistic rental projections and one-year management agreements.
  • We do not own or operate for-profit support services to distract our focus from your bottom line.
  • No hidden fees or mark-up.
  • We do not self-insure accidental rental damage insurance.
  • Proven, consistent track record of unsurpassed rental performance.
  • No advance discounting and no discounting or rate adjustments without your approval.
  • Our line-item pricing model allows you to keep more of your advertised rental rate.
  • Highly-customized, user-friendly website with many advanced features that enable guests to easily find and book your home.
  • Guest-friendly payment plans, payment methods and electronic lease signing for easy booking and confirmation.
  • Laser-focused and multi-faceted marketing program.
  • Complimentary guest welcome bags at no expense to you or your guests.
  • Kaba electronic keyless entry system.
  • Clear, itemized and easy to understand accounting statements.
  • Our leasing policies and insurance programs protect you, your rental income and your property.

We represent the largest percentage of premier homes on Hatteras Island because we focus on our homeowners’ interests. Find out why 456 discriminating owners of premier Hatteras Island vacation homes chose Surf or Sound Realty to manage their investment and their bottom line.

Contact Rob Petty at 1-866-534-1795 ext. 123 or pmteam@surforsound.com for a no-obligation rental analysis of your home today.