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Outer Banks Property Management

OBX Property Management Done Right!

Whether you have a vacation rental property, long-term property, or second home, Southern Shores Realty has an Outer Banks property management program specifically built for you. Individual owners have been with Southern Shores Realty as long as 40 years and entrusted us with as many as 13 vacation homes. We reciprocate by providing property management service with an integrity and work ethic worthy of your trust.  Last but not least, Southern Shores Realty throws the best owner appreciation party on the beach the day before Easter every year. We want to see you there!


Outer Banks Vacation Rental Management

OBX Property Management

We want to represent your OBX vacation home!

Southern Shores Realty is one of the oldest and most respected real estate firms on the Outer Banks, and we have been managing rental properties since 1954. This experience combined with our commitment to developing new and more efficient business strategies provides you with the best representation on the Outer Banks for your vacation home.

We handle over 500 rentals varying from seasonal, year-round, and commercial, of which gross over $20M annually. Our maintenance and housekeeping services consistently rate highly on owner reviews, and our vacation rental marketing program is extensive.

Southern Shores Realty would like to speak with you about representing your vacation rental home. Contact one of our licensed rental managers below to start the conversation and learn how you can solidify your rental income.

The Southern Shores Advantage

Southern Shores Realty has provided comprehensive real estate services to North Carolina's Outer Banks for over 60 years.

In the early 1950s, Southern Shores Realty was the exclusive sales agency for the developer of the Southern Shores community, at 2,600 acres -- the first and largest planned residential community on the Outer Banks.

Our services have grown to include Property Management, Vacation Rentals, Residential and Commercial Leasing, as well as Sales Assistance. We currently employ 63 full and part time year round staff, of which 17 are licensed real estate professionals, and over 100 seasonal employees.

Dedicated Real Estate Sales Division

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 all of your real estate sales needs.

Long Track Record of Vacation Rental Management
Our Rental Division consists of 6 licensed rental and property managers with fully staffed year round reservations and property services departments. We handle over 500 seasonal, year round and commercial rentals grossing over $20,000,000 in rental income annually. Additionally, Southern Shores Realty provides property management services for vacant or second homes. Property management services include security checks for vacant properties, housekeeping, 24-hour on-call maintenance assistance and any other services required by absentee property owners.

On-Time & Reliable Accounting
Our Accounting Department, which includes a full time CPA, is fully automated and staffed with experienced personnel. This department offers bill paying services and direct deposit of rental income to all property owners.

In today's market you need a company that has been successful through difficult economic times. We have this experience and offer professional services that are flexible enough to fit your needs.


Second Home Management - Property Maintenance Program

If you have a vacation home that you prefer to keep for personal use, but would like the convenience of a year-round local management company to handle maintenance issues, our 2nd Home Management Program is just for you.

The program offers:

  • 1 Security Check per month, year round
  • In-house maintenance services at a low hourly rate
  • Scheduling of vendors from our preferred vendor list
  • Bill paying services for your property expenses including vendor invoices, utilities, and mortgage.

For more information contact one of our Rental Managers today.


Long Term Rentals

It's a fact, not all rental properties belong in a weekly vacation program. Many are more suited to long-term, or yearly rentals. With the continued growth and changes on the Outer Banks, the need for year round housing has become critical to the area. Southern Shores Realty is committed to filling that need by representing selected homes and providing the best customer service on the beach. At the same time, we strive to earn owners the greatest return on their investment.

When you employ Southern Shores Realty to manage your home in our long-term rental program, we provide the following:


  • Internet advertising on SouthernShores.com
  • Listed in local MLS with exposure to over 900 licensed brokers
  • Property showings to prospective tenants

Tenant Screening

  • Substantiate employment
  • Evaluate credit
  • Verify references

Property Inspections

  • Inspect & photograph premises before and after each tenant
  • Inspect at Owner's request

Security Checks

  • When vacant, houses are checked once per month for security

Collection Services

  • Collect monthly rent
  • Collect payments for utilities remaining in owner's name
  • Perform collection service for any past due amounts

Accounting Services

  • Disburse rent to owner
  • Pay any utilities which remain in owner's name
  • Pay contractors' invoices (Only contractors who carry Workman's Compensation and Liability Insurance)
  • Perform periodic audits of Owner and Tenant accounts

Maintenance & Housekeeping Services

  • Troubleshoot & confirm maintenance issues
  • Routine maintenance work at minimal cost with itemized invoices
  • Coordinate maintenance work with contractors & verify invoices
  • Arrange cleaning service between old/new tenants
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