Selling Outer Banks Real Estate

Real Estate Agent with Beach Realty & Construction

If you are considering selling your Outer Banks property, I would appreciate the opportunity to earn your business. I'll get you the information you need to make an informed decision about pricing your home to sell quickly and at maximum market value. I approach all of my work with professionalism and integrity, and have had wonderful business relationships with people from all over the eastern United States.

I love selling Outer Banks real estate and I realize that a successful real estate career is built on a foundation of long relationships. My goal is to make this transaction so easy for you that you would never work with any other Outer Banks real estate agent! I want you to be so happy that you refer all of your friends and family to me.

I'll showcase your property in our extensive advertising to make sure it reaches the widest possible audience of prospective buyers. When you hire me, I won't let you down. I want your business and I'll earn it.

Pricing to Sell

Price your house too low and you are taking your money and literally "giving" it to a buyer. Price your house too high and it will sit on the market which costs you mortgage fees, maintenance fees, utilities, and sometimes even headaches from wondering when it will finally sell!

If you are considering selling your Outer Banks home, you need to know how it compares to others selling in today's market. A Comparative Market Analysis report, CMA, is a tool to help you determine the approximate value of your home in today's marketplace. A CMA is an evaluation of recently sold properties, usually three, compared to your home. It is generally used as a guideline to determine your home's value in the current market. I will provide you with a suggested sales price in your CMA. Contact me today and I'll get started on a CMA for your Outer Banks property.

Remember, neither your CMA nor your friendly REALTOR determine the price your home will command on the market. The price your home will bring on the market is determined by two things, a willing seller (you) and a willing buyer.

1031 Tax Exchanges

It is a big decision to sell an Outer Banks property. You must take into consideration how much you currently use the property, the current market conditions, tax ramifications, and the emotional ties you have to the property.

If your current property is an investment property and you plan on buying additional investment property, it may be advantageous for you to do a tax deferred exchange. Internal Revenue Code Section 1031 provides a vehicle for deferring the payment of capital gain taxes on the sale of investment property allowing you to reinvest the proceeds from the sale of your current investment property into another investment property without paying your capital gains at this time.

If you choose to do a 1031 tax exchange, you must follow IRS guidelines to complete the exchange. Check with your accountant to see if a 1031 tax deferred exchange would be beneficial for you. More information on tax deferred exchanges is available at

Selling for Maximum Value

After you have used the CMA and market research packet I prepared for you to determine the asking price for your property, it is time to forget all of the emotional attachments you have to the home and to view it as if you are seeing it for the first time.

Does the exterior of the home look nice or is the paint peeling? Is the yard well kept? Is the carpet clean? Is it neat or did renters leave the games all over the game room? Does your home smell nice? Don't laugh, buyers remember bad smell!

I'll give you my honest opinion of how your home will show to prospective buyers against the other competing homes on the market. My goal is to help you sell your property quickly and for maximum market value.

Marketing Plan

  1. All properties are entered into the Outer Banks Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service, Outer Banks MLS, providing all Outer Banks Realtors with the information about your property.
  2. Unless it is against your community association guidelines, I place a for sale sign on your property with an information box containing professionally designed full-color brochures of your property.
  3. Your property is advertised in HomeTour of the Outer Banks magazine.
  4. Your property is listed in the classified section of the North Beach Sun which is mailed to all Northern Beaches homeowners and available FREE to Outer Banks visitors at many Outer Banks locations.
  5. Your property is advertised on the internet at several sites for maximum exposure to buyers:, and 
  6. I contact other Outer Banks investors who already own property similar to yours as they are very likely to invest in additional Outer Banks property.
  7. I contact buyer prospects who have contacted Great Escapes Realty for information on buying Outer Banks property.
  8. If it is appropriate, your property is advertised in National publications such as The Washington Post, Washingtonian or Unique Homes.

Jean Terry
Keller Williams Realty Spartanburg, S.C. - Spartanburg, SC

Hi and welcome to Active Rain, a great site to network, share, learn, and have fun. Good luck. And if you ever need an agent in the upstate of South Carolina, please call me.

Apr 25, 2009 12:48 AM
The Trumm Team Omaha Homes for Sale, Real Estate
Keller Williams Greater Omaha - Omaha, NE

Welcome to ActiveRain!

If you would like a few tips on getting the most out of ActiveRain, please visit my blog Welcome to Active Rain.  It has a few simple steps of what to do now that you have joined.

If you ever have any questions, just let me know.

Troy Trumm, Trumm Team, Omaha NE

Apr 25, 2009 12:55 AM
Yvette Gardner
Keller Williams Realty, Spartanburg, SC - Spartanburg, SC

Welcome to the Active Rain community. This is a great site with lots of information.  Have fun with it and hope to see more of your blogs soon! 

The Gardner Team, Keller Williams Realty

Apr 25, 2009 09:24 AM
Keith Elliott Jr
KEIRE Realty Group - Manassas, VA
Principal Broker/Owner

Hi Leslie,

Welcome to Active Rain and congratulations on your first post! The opportunities to learn and network are incredible here. Best of luck to you!


Apr 25, 2009 04:30 PM
Sergio Rebollo Jr.
Real Estate TeamMates - Miami, FL

Leslie....Welcome to ActiveRain.  This is a great community to network with others as well a great place to learn from other's experiences and knowledge.  I've enjoyed it; I hope you enjoy it as well.

Sergio Rebollo Jr.
Exit Prime Realty
Coral Gables, FL  33146

Miami Short Sale Specialist - Profile

Apr 29, 2009 04:34 PM
Leslie Gilmore
Beach Realty & Construction - Corolla, NC
Real Estate Services for the Outer Banks Investor

Thanks very much for making me feel welcome! It's nice to meet you all.




Apr 30, 2009 05:16 PM