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Claudia Laskow (View Listings) Agent On Duty
Associate Broker

Outer Beaches Realty - Avon
40227 Tigrone Boulevard
Avon, NC 27915

Office: 800-627-3150 Ext: 3252
Cell: 252-305-1533
Fax: 252-995-5019

E-Mail: Click Here to E-Mail Me

Website: www.obx-hatterasisland.com

Born & raised in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, I, like many others, had a love of the beach. As a child, I spent many summer vacations on Long Beach Island, NJ. That time brings back fond memories of the beach, sailing and fishing.

Alas, I had to grow up and become a responsible adult. I earned an undergraduate degree in Sociology from Keuka College located on Keuka Lake in upstate New York. A beautiful location, but too darn cold! I married my high school sweetheart (23 years & counting!) and bought a house that was 120 years old! After years of renovations, (anyone who has ever owned an old house knows exactly what I am talking about) we had it placed on the historical register.

With one project completed, another began. While working as Director of Case Management Services at our local community mental health center I attended Penn State University. There I earned a Master's Degree in Public Administration.

During our renovation and schooling period we always made time for a vacation. And where did we spend our free time? On the Outer Banks, of course! One week would turn into two, the tent became a pop-up, and there were numerous discussions on how Hatteras Island would be a wonderful place to live.

Now, what did I do with that Masters Degree, you ask? I turned it in for an apron and a new pair of sneakers! You guessed it!!! We sold everything we owned, bought a house in Avon and moved! I waited tables at a local restaurant while my husband established his business. We became involved with the local community, contributing time and energy to the Avon Volunteer Fire Department and Outer Banks Hotline.

In 1992 I became concerned that my brain was turning to mush. Friends had been nagging me for years about how I should go to school and get my real estate license. More school, never! (Well, never say never!) I went to school, got my license and began to work at Outer Beaches Realty. 10+ years and still at it! Sure there are highs and lows, but that's life! I have the opportunity to meet new people (many who have become friends), advocate for my clients (a passion from my past) and sell castles in the sand!

Claudia Laskow
Heather Nicholson (View Listings) Agent On Duty
Associate Broker

Outer Beaches Realty - Hatteras
57205 Eagle Pass Road
Hatteras, NC 27943

Office: 866-627-6627
Cell: 704-860-7345

E-Mail: Click Here to E-Mail Me

Website: www.hatterasislandproperty.com

I have always believed that you are drawn to the water or to the woods. For me that draw has always been the water and more specifically the ocean. Being from Georgia, we spent our vacation time in Florida. My family spent weekends in St. Marks on a Chris Craft cruiser and summer vacations in Destin fishing the Gulf Coast. We enjoyed crossing the Atlantic numerous times to fish in the Bahamas with the Mako Marine Tournament group. We swam, snorkeled, scalloped, fished, made friends, spent time with family and made lots of memories. We learned how to appreciate nature, respect the ocean, and conserve our natural resources.
As life would have it, I moved from Georgia and eventually settled in North Carolina. It was then, over 12 years ago, that I was introduced to the Outer Banks. I was truly mesmerized by the natural beauty of the island, the sea oats swaying in the breeze, the miles of untouched beaches and the peacefulness that reached out to you like a long lost friend. The lack of high-rise condos, huge shopping centers, and theme parks only added to its charm. In a word, I thought Hatteras Island was "perfect".
Like so many others who visit Hatteras Island, I longed to have my own piece of this beautiful coastal life. After visiting the Outer Banks for years, the opportunity to make that dream a reality presented itself. When I began my search for a home, my first and only choice was Hatteras Island. And when deciding to begin a career in real estate my choice was easily Outer Beaches Realty. Outer Beaches Realty has an excellent reputation in both sales and property management which I have experienced firsthand, and I am proud to be associated with this company.
I have found that Hatteras Island conjures different thoughts and feelings in those who come here - whether they are visitors, new residents or natives. For some, it is a memory of surf fishing with dad or, driving on the beach for the first time. For others it's basking in the sun, or making s'mores by the fire while the moon is high in the sky. But for all of us, it is a special place. For me, I have found "my Hatteras Island" and I would be privileged to help you find "your Hatteras Island." Take the first step. Give me a call, shoot me a text, or send me an email and let's get started!
Pete Groom (View Listings) Agent On Duty
Associate Broker

Outer Beaches Realty - Waves
25206 Sea Vista Drive
Waves, NC 27982

Office: 866-627-6627 Ext: 3413
Cell: 252-305-1722
Fax: 252-987-2803
Home: 252-995-5915

E-Mail: Click Here to E-Mail Me

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I grew up in Troy, New York, an area of upstate NY adjacent to the Adirondack mountains. It was there that I first developed an interest in windsurfing and the outdoors in general.

In the mid-1970's I moved to the San Francisco, California area and resided there until the early 80's. I then moved back to the upstate NY region and pursued a business career in that area.

A logical step in my windsurfing avocation was to make a windsurfing safari trip to Hatteras Island in the early 80's. The bug bit me and several windsurfing trips to Avon each year became my normal pattern.

In the 90's, my wife and I acquired a rental cottage in Avon and made plans to move to the island. Once our family had grown and was off pursuing their own desires the time was at hand to make the official move. My wife currently manages a retail store in Hatteras Village and I became involved in real estate. We have never second-guessed our decision to move to the island.

I believe my experience as an out-of-state owner of a rental cottage gives me a different perspective when dealing with potential buyers. When dealing with current owners I think my experience allows me to adopt a different vantage point when discussing their needs and desires.

My association with Outer Beaches Realty started as an owner and has progressed to that of a REALTOR associate. To me, Outer Beaches Realty represents the pinnacle of the real estate management companies on Hatteras Island. I am committed to offering you the service you deserve as you explore the sale or acquisition of real estate on Hatteras Island. Please contact me so that I may help you find your dream beach cottage.
Tom & Louise Hranicka (View Listings)
Associate Brokers/Sales Department Manager

Outer Beaches Realty - Avon
40227 Tigrone Boulevard
Avon, NC 27915

Office: 866-627-6627 Ext: 3248
Cell: 252-305-1556
Fax: 252-995-5019
Home: 252-995-4120

E-Mail: Click Here to E-Mail Me

Website: www.hatterasisland.com

Originally from the Baltimore-Washington area, we moved to Hatteras Island in the spring of 1991. We are licensed real estate brokers who consistently produce multi-million dollar sales results, and we are recognized as one of the most innovative marketing teams on the island.

Throughout the years, we have striven to set the standard for the practice of real estate. We are the authors of Your Personal Guide To Hatteras Island Real Estate, the first book devoted exclusively to the Hatteras Island real estate market. In addition, we have written a monthly real estate article for the Hatteras Monitor magazine since the early 1990s.

To serve our clients in the best possible manner, we have made professional education one of our core business values. We are Charter Members of the Worldwide Recreation & Resort Sales Council, an industry organization that focuses on the unique needs and practices of recreation and resort property sales. We have successfully completed the Recreation and Resort Specialist (RRS) training course; we are Graduates of the Realtor Institute (GRI), a professional designation held by only 11% of Realtors nationwide; and, we are graduates of the Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) program, reflecting a commitment to provide the highest quality of specialized services in the field of buyer representation.

Technology is playing an increasingly important role in real estate marketing. We have been designated Allen F. Hainge CyberStars, an elite group of real estate professionals with demonstrated outstanding ability in production, using today's technology in their marketing efforts, and a willingness to share their discoveries and ideas with others. In conjunction with our CyberStar affiliation, we have been featured in one book addressing the use of technology in real estate marketing, and we will soon be featured in another. We invite you to visit our nationally recognized, award winning website http://www.hatterasisland.com.

When the time comes for you to buy or sell real estate on Hatteras Island, you will want the security of knowing that you are working with professionals who understand your needs and care about your preferences. We stand ready to assist you in every way possible.

Tom & Louise Hranicka, ABR, GRI
Dottie Reed (View Listings)
Associate Broker

Outer Beaches Realty - Hatteras
57205 Eagle Pass Road
Hatteras, NC 27943

Office: 866-627-6627 Ext: 3808
Cell: 252-305-1572
Fax: 252-986-2531

E-Mail: Click Here to E-Mail Me

Website: hatterasislandhomes.com

I was a city girl, born and raised in Philadelphia, until I discovered a place where folks are friendly, the air smells fresh and clean and I don't have to lock and triple bolt my doors at night. Don't get me wrong, I love my birthplace - it's where my people still live. But city living is city living and island living……well, it's a little bit of heaven.

Hatteras Island has been very good to me and I am happy to share her secrets and promote her abundant blessings. She provides a lifestyle that brings out the very best in people, and that is the true value of the Hatteras experience.

I became a member of the Outer Beaches' family immediately after relocating here 19 years ago. I have experience not only in sales, but in property management as well. I've been involved in just about every facet of operation in this company. The reason I've been a loyal, strident member of the team for so long, is because Outer Beaches Realty provides superior service in sales and property management. And if you want to be the best, you've got to hang with the best!

With nearly 20 years' experience in Hatteras Island real estate, I'm in a position to help my clients with understanding all aspects of buying, selling and owning property here on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. And it has been such a rewarding experience. I found that it is not just about the sales commission, of course that helps. It's about building a business and making new friends. It's about providing a service based on hard work and honesty and feeling good about it at the end of the day.

Hatteras Island. She's been good to me. How about you?
May, 2010
Belinda Thomas (View Listings)
Associate Broker

Outer Beaches Realty - Waves
25206 Sea Vista Drive
Waves, NC 27982

Office: 866-627-6627 Ext: 3412
Cell: 252-996-0478
Fax: 252-987-2803

E-Mail: Click Here to E-Mail Me

Come experience a different world - a place that becomes part of your heart and calls you to come back as often as possible. I am sure you can already tell that it has become part of mine. I grew up in a small town in Southern Ohio nestled in the valley alongside the river. I spent many of my summers as a teenager coming to Hatteras. Although I have seen many changes come to our little island, it has never lost its charm. With its laid back, close knit community feeling, there is so much our island has to offer.

I have been blessed to call Hatteras Island my home for nearly 24 years. My family has grown during that time. I am the mother of four amazing children ranging in ages, the oldest is in the Air Force and the youngest is in elementary school. It has been a joy to watch them all grow, each with their own unique personalities and interests. I enjoy being active in the community, being the troop leader for Girl Scouts to being a member of the Hatteras Island CERT team.

Over the years, I have held various positions in the community. I have worked in the service industry for years and when the opportunity came to become involved in real estate, I gave it my all to see that dream happen. Here I am finally experiencing that dream becoming a reality. Life is truly an adventure. Sometimes you just have to make that leap of faith.

Let me help you take that leap in your search for a home on Hatteras Island. I would like to offer my knowledge of real estate and the area to guide you. Whether you are ready to start looking now, or you are just interested in getting comfortable with the market, I am happy to answer any questions you might have, and I am looking forward to helping you find your little piece of paradise.

I am excited to be able to share such a unique and beautiful place with you. Whether you're interested in surfing, kite boarding, wind surfing, taking a leisurely bike ride or any of the many activities we have to offer, there is fun to be had by all. Between the amazing sunrises and the colorful sunsets, Hatteras Island is a special place to relax with family and friends, creating fond memories to look back on for a lifetime.
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