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Southern Shores Realty has been providing families, just like yours, with Outer Banks vacation memories since 1947.

Our vacation rental homes span miles of the Outer Banks from as far north as Corolla and as far south as S. Nags Head.

In the early 1950's, Southern Shores Realty was the exclusive sales agency for the developer of the Southern Shores community (at 2,600 acres, this was the first and largest planned residential community on the Outer Banks). Our services have grown to include Outer Banks: vacation rentals, property management, residential long term rentals, commercial leasing, as well as sales assistance. We currently employ 63 full and part time year round staff, and over 100 seasonal employees.

Southern Shores Realty prides itself on having one of the most stable and experienced sales divisions on the Outer Banks. With 9 full time licensed brokers and dedicated support staff, you can count on us to meet or exceed all of your OBX real estate needs.

Our rental division consists of 4 licensed rental and property managers with fully staffed year round reservations and property services departments. We handle over 500 seasonal, year round and commercial rental properties. Additionally, Southern Shores Realty provides professional property management services for vacant or second homes.

Being so deeply rooted on the Outer Banks, Southern Shores Realty has always made it a priority to give back to the communities we serve. Check our our Southern Shores Realty Cares page for a list of benefits that we have sponsored.

Interested in employment opportunities? Check out our Outer Banks Jobs listings!

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What our owners and guests have to say...

Reviewer: Brenda H.

"Our 4th year with Southern Shores and I can't say enough about the staff. Yet another great season. Every time I call with a request, I'm greeted with southern hospitality. It is a pleasure to work with you. We were nervous about becoming rental owners, and you have made it extremely easy on us. Thank you! Very much. And thanks to our renters for coming back year after year."

Reviewer: Lisa S. from PA

"...dealing with Southern Shores is so easy, I really like the way you do things to make booking so simple..."

Reviewer: Joni

"I have stayed in numerous houses over the last 19 years on the Outer Banks. My family and friends have rented with many rental companies. Southern Shores is the best rental company on the beach. Their houses are clean, they respond quickly to any problems, and their brochure tells you everything you need to know about your rental home. They are terrific. We now only rent in Southern Shores. Best value also with their rentals and top quality of homes. What more could you ask for?"

Reviewer: Brian K. from GA

"We have rented with Southern Shores every year since 1960. For us, it is the only place to stay on the Outer Banks."

Reviewer: Jim Z.

"We rented various houses from Southern Shores for 17 years. Never had a problem with the Realty company. If there was a problem at the house, they were there in a flash to fix it. They impressed us so much that when we built our beach house in Southern Shores there was no question as to whom we wanted to manage our rental."

Reviewer: Wallace S. from KY

"The reservation staff is excellent. Very competent and personable. I would much rather deal with a human. Don't give up your very competent staff. I have been coming to you all for 30 years."

Reviewer: Jill F. from VA

"I constantly praise the staff and the ease of the rental website to coworkers and friends. I really enjoy booking my vacation through Southern Shores"

Reviewer: Ellen M. from VA

"Properties Are always well maintained, and in our experience when staff is contacted for help, they are prompt & friendly. Makes for stress free, fun relaxing vacations!"