Home Buying Services

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First Time Vacation Home Buyers!

If you’ve been dreaming of owning your own Outer Banks home, I understand exactly how you feel.

After coming to the Outer Banks in 1995, I bought a lot in Corolla and had a beautiful vacation rental home built by Beach Realty & Construction.

Before moving to Corolla, I used to sit at my desk in Washington DC and imagine standing on the beach in Whalehead right at the point where the water meets the shore. I could literally feel the sand under my feet! After being an absentee owner for a few years, in 1998 I gave in to temptation and moved to the Outer Banks from Alexandria, Virginia. 

My educational background includes Bachelor’s Degrees from Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio and Mount Vernon College in Washington, DC which is now part of George Washington University. I specialize in Duck and Corolla real estate and have been one of the top selling agents in the area since 2002. Active in the Outer Banks Association of REALTORS, I served on the Board of Directors for 4 years.

Right now prices are good, rental income is strong and interest rates are low. There are a lot of good deals on the market —very good deals.  I’ll provide you with the background information and professional expertise you need to make an informed buying decision.

I’ve outlined the entire buying process on in the buyer's section of this website.

Contact me today with any questions about buying Outer Banks real estate and to get started while the market is good for buyers.

I’ll help you to find the right property for you and help you negotiate your purchase at the best possible terms.

I’d appreciate your business and we’ll have fun while we shop for your new Outer Banks beach home!