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Outer Banks Real Estate Agents Should Be Present For Every Inspection

Showing property is the easy part of an Outer Banks real estate agents job; the heavy lifting doesn’t begin until the offer on an Outer Banks home for sale is accepted.  Once we are under contract, the real work begins.  I order every inspection on the property, which typically includes an Obx home inspection, a septic inspection and a pest inspection.  Once the home inspection is completed, I may then need to have other inspections performed, which may include a fireplace inspection, an elevator inspection, an hvac inspection, and a pool/hot tub inspection.  Depending on the results of the home inspection, a licensed Outer Banks builder may be needed to quote repair costs for electrical, plumbing, and roofing.  A new survey must also be ordered.

During the time we are under contract, I am at the property at least a half dozen times, to meet every inspector and to watch as the inspections take place.  I want to be present because more often than not, my Outer Banks buyers cannot be, as they live out of state and their schedules will not permit another trip down. During the inspections, as issues arise, I am on site and can ask questions to gain more clarity about the situation.  Because I’m present, I can ask the inspector’s advice on how best to proceed with the next step if there's an unusual situation.  And I almost always learn something new during each transaction.

Viewing the property multiple times also allows me to notice things about the neighborhood that my buyers and I may not have noticed while showing the home.  As an example, if there are any dogs that bark incessantly, or loose dogs running through the neighborhood, I may run across them.  My frequent trips to the property allow me to see which neighbors are home during the day, and which are not.  All of these things I then report back to my buyers.

It’s pretty rare to find an Obx real estate agent who is willing to go to these lengths for their clients.  Most don’t want to take the time, as it’s not a ‘money-making’ activity.  But as I see it, it’s my job to be my buyer’s eyes and ears.

So when you’re searching for the right Outer Banks real estate agent, be sure to find one who is willing to be present at EVERY inspection.  I am. 

For more information on Outer Banks real estate, call Holleay Parcker, Broker/Owner of Spinnaker Realty LLC today toll-free at 877.207.1617, or visit her website at


Old Nags Head Place Real Estate - Nags Head Lot For Sale

by Holleay Parcker

Old Nags Head Place Real Estate

Located Oceanside in Nags Head, and just 2 lots off the ocean, this 10,000 square foot Nags Head lot for sale should support a 5 bedroom house with a pool, and may have ocean views.  Old Nags Head Place real estate is a favorite with investors and second home owners alike, as this is one of the newer subdivisions between the highways in Nags Head.  All of the homes built here are relatively new, with Florez and Florez inspired architectural designs that maintain the historic Old Nags Head cottage style while providing tons of curb appeal as well.

Nags Head Lot For Sale

Getting to the beach is a short walk indeed, as there are three beach accesses within the subdivision.  The southernmost beach access is located on Hollowell Street, and this access provides plenty of parking, an outdoor shower, and a wood walkway to the beach.  Most important to note is that there is a lifeguard on duty here during the season.  The access at Curlew Street is located in the middle of the subdivision, and offers plenty of parking.  The northernmost beach access is located at Bainbridge Street.

Old Nags Head Place beach access

Because this is such a desirable neighborhood, there are only a handful of vacant lots for sale in Old Nags Head Place, and fewer still on the east side of Memorial Avenue.  Many Outer Banks investors choose to build a new construction home here and rent it out, because the rental income generated is consistently high for a five bedroom home with a pool.  While the majority of Old Nag Head Place real estate homes for sale are investment properties, there are many second homes also, with a few primary homes as well.  

From the bypass, it’s hard to miss Old Nags Head Place, as it’s located across the street from the entrance to Jockey’s Ridge, the single most visited tourist attraction on the Outer Banks.  The traffic light on Hollowell Street allows access on and off of the bypass, which makes getting around during the season much easier.  Street lights are another convenience in this subdivision, and the beach access on Curlew Street is lighted as well, so walking to and from the beach in the evenings is a snap.

Nags Head beaches

If you’re interested in purchasing a Nags Head lot for sale, this Old Nags Head real estate parcel located at 3521 S Memorial Avenue, Nags Head may be the perfect fit for you.  The asking price is just $205,000.  Call your Nags Head real estate agent Holleay Parkcer today toll-free at 877.207.1617 for more information regarding the Old Nags Head Place restrictive covenants as well as a copy of the lot survey.         



Corolla Oceanside Home For Sale

by Holleay Parcker

Corolla Oceanside Home For Sale

If you're interested in purchasing a Corolla oceanside home for sale under $360,000, then 762 Lakeshore Court may just be the perfect fit.  Located in the Ocean Sands subdivision of Corolla, NC, this Outer Banks home provides both ocean and golf course views.  Enjoy a cup of coffee while watching the sunrise over the ocean, and the late afternoon is a perfect time to indulge in an adult beverage while watching the sunset over the golf course and sound.  Ocean Sands real estate for sale is a favorite among owners and renters alike, as the beaches here are wide and wonderful, and just a few minutes walk from the property. 

Ocean Sands Real Estate

Spacious sun decks provide ample room for you and the family to enjoy the ocean breeze, and when you're ready for a dip, splash into the large 10 x 26 outdoor saltwater fiberglass pool.  Because this pool is in the sun all day, you can enjoy it more weeks out of the year than many others, which are shaded. When you've worked up a hearty appetite, enjoy your meal with the family in the screened porch.

Corolla Beach House For Sale

There's plenty of seating available in the living room, complete with a gas fireplace for cold nights and a large flat screen TV to catch up on your favorite shows.  The whole family can eat together in the dining area, and the kitchen boasts granite countertops, amd plenty of cabinets.

home for sale in Corolla

The owners have meticulously maintained this Outer Banks home for sale, with too many upgrades to list here; but a partial list includes a new roof, 2 new heat pumps, and granite kitchen counters in 2013, new water heater and dryer in 2012, crows nest addition in 2010, and new carpet in 2011.  Please call Holleay Parcker toll-free today at 877.207.1617 for a complete list of improvements and more information on this Corolla oceanside home for sale located at 762 Lakeshore Court.  You'll be glad you did!       

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Holleay Parcker
Spinnaker Realty LLC
4012 Creek Road
Kitty Hawk NC 27949