Surf or Sound Realty Welcomes New Sales Agent

Surf or Sound Realty is pleased to announce the addition of broker Deanna McDaniel to their dynamic sales team.

“We are excited to have Deanna as part of our real estate sales team. Her background and expertise is a great fit for our organization and will serve our clients well,” says Melvin Stone, President of Surf or Sound Realty.

McDaniel, who has lived on Hatteras Island for 13 years, currently resides in the village of Frisco and has a daughter, Rachael, who attends East Carolina University in Greenville. McDaniel secured her real estate license in 2001 after 20 years of owning her own successful business and assisting her late husband, a general contractor, with his business endeavors. “I have spent a lot of time in the building business,” states McDaniel.

McDaniel has worked as a broker since obtaining her license in 2001 and proudly promotes Hatteras Island real estate. In 2012, McDaniel obtained a Certified Distressed Property Expert designation and serves as a short sale/foreclosure resource.

Deanna McDaniel can be reached in our Salvo office at (252) 987-1444 x115 or deanna@surforsound.com.


Cownose Rays

Are you intrigued by the rays that cruise the waters of the eastern seaboard?

Join Mr. Robert Fisher of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science on Monday, February 11th at 7pm at the Fessenden Center in Buxton or on Tuesday, February 12th at 7pm at the Ocracoke Community Center. Mr. Fisher will discuss his research on the Cownose Ray which will include displays, underwater video, and other imagery.

Take advantage of this free program to learn more about our fascinating coastal environment!


Calling All Brides!

As a new year gets underway, many newly engaged couples travel to the Outer Banks to participate in the OBX Wedding Expo, an annual event drawing a sizeable crowd of eager brides. Throughout the weekend, couples will have an opportunity to explore venues, speak with wedding vendors, and sample delicious cuisine! After attending the Expo, brides will have a better understanding of the many options that are available for a dream destination wedding along the shores of the Outer Banks!

Having options as to the way your special day will unfold is great! Once you start fine tuning the details of your wedding day, there are a few things to consider. …Where will the wedding ceremony take place? What time of day would you like to get married? Who will serve as your officiant? Will you have attendants?

In order to assist in the planning of that magical moment, Rev. Tanya Young, an experienced officiant on the Outer Banks, has this bit of advice for any bride planning a wedding at the beach during the warm summer months:

Your Outer Banks ceremony should be no longer than 30 minutes which would include the processional and recessional. Guests will start gathering on the oceanfront 15- 30 minutes prior to the ceremony and may want to linger afterwards. However, they should not be held on the beach any more than one hour due to the heat of the summer months. I would suggest between 6 and 7 p.m. for ceremonies June- August and 6 to 5 p.m. at all other times. Spring and fall are beautiful times and often ceremonies are held from 11 a.m. onward. A sunrise ceremony is also possible but should include a small amount of guests.

Be sure to check out Rev. Tanya Young’s website for many helpful resources for Outer Banks’ brides!

Congratulations and we’ll see you at the beach!


Fan Photo Friday

It’s the perfect time of year to start planning your dream destination wedding at the beach! Attend the OBX Wedding Expo in Kill Devil Hills on January 19th & 20th and have a chance to explore venues, chat with vendors, and sample delicious eats! Check out the Expo program for details and a full schedule…

Photo submitted by Aubrey Kovolenko to our Facebook page.


Collect and Recollect

This is the time of year that some of us start longing for the sunny, warm days of summer. The delightfully, hectic holidays are behind us and we’re left with plans for the new year. Many of us set goals or organize our thoughts in order to tackle A, B, or C on our lists. Making plans for the new year can be exciting, yet overwhelming depending on what you set your sights on in the months ahead.

In the midst of it all, we stumbled upon a fantastic way to compile a memento of past beach trips and the most fabulous thing about it is that you’re automatically whisked away to that little piece of paradise. Introducing…The Beach Sand Collection. Simply gather small amounts of sand from beaches you’ve visited in bottles, jars, or any other container that suits your fancy, label it, and display it. We believe that this collection will serve you well in the cooler months following your trip as you reminisce about your days spent by the shore. Hopefully this collection with conjure up feelings of relaxation and happiness…

Visit Completely Coastal for ideas and inspiration…Thanks to The Beach Sand Collection you can collect and recollect for years to come!