Our investment is in you.
A true partner in achieving
for your home rental.
Built on decades of experience managing premier vacation homes exclusively on Hatteras Island, Surf or Sound Realty has long been committed to supporting our clients' investments.
At Surf or Sound Realty, we truly believe it's not about what we do, it's how we do it. Our owner-centric management approach is built on a 44-year legacy of serving Hatteras Island homeowners exclusively & and not for sale.
Our dedicated leadership team is comprised of experienced marketing, operations, and customer service professionals with more than 70 years of experience in the vacation rental market. We are committed to serving as a true partner in achieving maximum rental revenue, providing excellent housekeeping and maintenance services, and offering great homeowner and guest experiences.
Unlike large, national vacation home rental companies, Surf or Sound Realty is your local Hatteras Island experts who are your dedicated partners and neighbors. With the largest inventory of premier homes on Hatteras Island, our commitment to our homeowners includes:
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Leaders in rental performance
on Hatteras Island
For 16 of the last 17 years, Surf or Sound Realty has led Hatteras Island in rental performance. As one of the last locally owned and operated property management companies serving Hatteras Island, our extensive experience in this rental market is supported by:
Our relationship with our clients is first and foremost a partnership. We adapt our management program to fit your ownership goals and objectives. We believe in 24/7 responsiveness and transparency from the moment you sign with us. Our owners appreciate the following benefits of partnering with Surf or Sound Realty which are offered at no charge:
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We care for your home
as if it were our own
Sharing your home with rental guests is a balancing act, one that requires a personal touch and attention to every detail. We care for your home as if it were our own. Homeowner and guest satisfaction are elevated by:
We know guests make an informed choice to select a vacation rental home over a hotel or resort lodging. We position our homes as an optimum alternative where guests can enjoy the comfort and amenities of a superior house along with the privacy they seek. Guests will experience:
We manage the entire guest experience
Surf of Sound Realty is a true partner in managing our oceanfront investment property in Hatteras Village.
They work collaboratively with us
to ensure that we maximize our return on investment
In addition, their cleaning and maintenance staff takes great care of our property.
We have purchased two homes on Hatteras Island strictly for investment purposes and have both in the Surf or Sound Realty program.
We would definitely
recommend them to anyone
- the property management services from Surf or Sound Realty are dedicated to exceeding homeowner expectations in rental performance and caring for our home!
Danny was so responsive to our needs, and very transparent and clear with all information about the program. After being part of the program for just one season, they really delivered on rental performance exceeding their own rental projection by 27%!
They act in our best interest
and care for our home
and we are grateful for the partnership.
As your local Hatteras Island neighbor widely known for our homeowner-centric culture, robust marketing efforts, and best in class operations team, Surf or Sound Realty strives to provide the best experiences for both our homeowners and guests. Surf or Sound Realty has a proven track record of maximizing rental revenue, exceeding projections, and retaining 99% of homeowners from year-to-year. With an enviable portfolio of premier homes, we have consistently led Hatteras Island in rental performance 16 of the last 17 years.
We also take great pride in caring for your home as if it were our own. Our in-house teams -including accounting, marketing, housekeeping, maintenance, standards and design - are comprised of experienced and knowledgeable professionals who are transparent in their communications and responsive to your needs.
We want to ensure our new homeowners experience an easy and seamless transition. First, reach out to Danny Register by calling or texting him at 252.996.0499 or emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Danny will provide a revenue and profit projection for your home, our commission rate, and other supporting documents for your review. When you're ready, we will ask you to sign an electronic management agreement that can be quickly and conveniently accomplished on your phone, tablet, or computer. Next, Wendy Hoekwater, our Vice President of Marketing and Reservations will personally reach out to you to learn about you and your home so that we can begin the marketing efforts. Scheduling photography, drone footage, drawing complimentary floor plans, and writing an enticing home description for your property page are all part of the marketing efforts.
We are the only home management company on Hatteras Island that has an actual damage insurance policy that is not an in-house, self-managed profit center. We require all guests to either purchase a damage insurance policy which covers up to $3,000 in accidental damage or leave a cash security deposit in the same amount. If a guest damages something at your home, we handle the claim process and post-insurance reimbursement to your account as well as coordinate any repairs or replacements.
No. Airbnb does not provide the opportunity for us to represent your property directly and therefore, we are not able to manage the guest experience. Airbnb also insists on being the "merchant of record" and holds all funds until the occupancy has occurred. This provides them with control over your money and any refunds/discounts they deem necessary.
Yes, we offer a complimentary parallel presence for your home on Vrbo. We achieved Vrbo Premier Host status for all our homes in part to receiving consistently outstanding reviews from our guests. Once a guest books a home, Vrbo allows us to immediately own the guest experience.
We charge a flat rate commission to our homeowners on all bookings that is inclusive of the vast majority of services for you and your home. These services include but are not limited to:
We are locally owned and operated, with decades of direct local market knowledge and home management experience. We see every home as a distinct entity and personalize your plan accordingly. We do not utilize a national call center; we offer three office locations on Hatteras Island, staffed by a team of top-tier hospitality industry talent who make the Outer Banks their home and dedicate their unique skillsets to treat your home as if it were their own.
There is no one better on Hatteras Island at marketing new construction homes than we are. At no extra cost we start reviewing, advising and supporting homeowners from the start of design all the way through to the Certificate of Occupancy. This includes:
Surf or Sound Realty is committed to nurturing your investment. If you are a homeowner interested in learning more about our property management company, contact Danny Register at email@example.com or call/text Danny at 252.996.0499 for a no-obligation rental projection of your home today. As your neighbor, it would be my pleasure.Schedule a Meeting