Selecting Vacation Rental Homes

A first timer’s guide to selecting vacation rental homes on Hatteras Island Continue reading


USA Today article encourages vacation home renters to book early

A January 7th USA Today article which examined the optimal times to book a range of vacations, from cruises to European trips, found that the best time to book a vacation rental home is early – at least 6 months in advance. Continue reading


Congratulations to Surf or Sound Grandpas

The Surf or Sound Realty family was delighted to hear that two of our staff members became grandparents, amazingly within just a day of each other.

Our controller, Ron Burgess, welcomed his new grandson Bradford Christian Burgess Jr. , aka “Brady” on the morning of August 31. Brady was born at 8 lbs., 9 oz in Baltimore, Maryland. Continue reading


Surf or Sound Realty launches our new Facebook Page

Surf or Sound Realty is delighted to announce the launch of our new Facebook page. Fans of Hatteras Island and all things Outer Banks can become fans of Surf or Sound Realty by logging onto www.facebook.com/surforsound.

Our Hatteras blog posts are all fed into the Facebook Fan Site, for up-to-the-minute updates on activities, special events, attractions, and news. Our facebook page also features links to Hatteras Island related articles, and status updates on notable happenings and news both at Surf or Sound Realty and on the Outer Banks.

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Surf or Sound Realty’s Travel Insurance Expands Protection for Job Loss

As of April 6, 2009 the TRAVEL GUARD insurance offered by Surf or Sound Realty for trip cancellation coverage due to involuntary termination or layoff now requires only ONE year of employment with the same employer instead of the previous requirement of 5 years. In order to receive this coverage, you must elect to enroll in the Travel Guard travel insurance on your lease before making your final payment. Continue reading


Picture of the Week

Sunset in Avon

Sunset in Avon

A winter sunset in Avon. When you are on Hatteras Island you need to make sure you have a camera handy at all times since you never know what natural beauty you might be able to capture on camera. Photo by Vicki Langhel of Surf or Sound Realty.


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It's your friend's vacation too

It's your friend's vacation too

Make sure you bring your four legged friend on vacation with you. Your devoted friend will surely enjoy it! For a list of dog friendly homes on Hatteras Island click here. Photo taken by Ann Wood of Surf or Sound Realty.