Why Choose Resort Realty?

As an Outer Banks homeowner, you own a piece of paradise, but also an important investment. After 35 years of property management experience, we’ve learned that offering a custom, cost-effective, and stress-free program gives homeowners the flexibility and stability they’ll need for a successful vacation rental home.

Our team members live and work in the communities we serve...and their local knowledge provides you with incomparable expertise in managing your vacation home.

In addition to our experience and stellar service, Resort Realty has a team dedicated specifically to Revenue Management. Using the latest software available, and by meeting on a daily basis, our team and systems automatically create the most competitive rates to achieve the highest level of bookings and revenue.

GET TO KNOW DEBBIE HARRELL: Originally from Portsmouth, Virginia, Debbie Harrell knows the Outer Banks. As a child, Debbie spent her summers on the Outer Banks and after college and her 4 year teaching career, she decided to make the OBX her home. She then raised two beautiful children and when her husband became a licensed contractor, Debbie became a broker in 2006 as part of his business. Debbie joined the rental side of Resort Realty as Director  of Business Development in 2017 where she creates success for our homeowners with Resort Realty. Debbie has unparalleled experience and is a seasoned veteran of the Outer Banks vacation rental market. She knows what it takes to build a strong performing rental home and a great working relationship with both owners and guests.

Nobody Knows the Outer Banks Better! ®


  • Resort Care Maintenance - basic in-house maintenance services included for every home in our program at no cost to the homeowner*
  • Housekeeping - in-house spring clean and carpet care packages offered at competitive rates
  • Linens - linen package is paid by the guest and not billed against commission from homeowner
  • Pre-paid Maintenance for Negligent Damage Fee - covers up to $3,000 in accidental guest damage


  • Ground Breaking Experience - since 1987, we’ve been a leader in Outer Banks vacation rental, property management, and real estate services
  • Family-Owned - greater sense of accountability and long-term commitment from employees who have been with us for many years
  • Trusted Service - our managers have a combined experience of more than 60 years in the property management industry


  • In-house professional photographer - HDR photography, aerial (drone)/videos & 3D property tours
  • Vacation Rental Guide - powerful branding tool printed annually with a distribution list of nearly 15k
  • Maximum Visibility - strategic and robust search engine marketing (SEM) creates maximum visibility for our homeowners while geo-targeted search optimization methods are used to drive as many qualified users to our site as possible.

We Put Your
Property First

Local Knowledge

4 Local Offices (Corolla, Kitty Hawk, Nags Head, Waves) - on-site management allows for efficient and productive service.

Leadership - many team members participate in local/state/national real estate associations & serve on industry boards/committees.

Owner Centric

Unique Business Model - flexible approach centered around the needs of the owner so that we can achieve top results.

Relationships - we work hard to ensure you are receiving the personal attention you deserve.

Dedicated Team

Assigned Rental Managers - located in each office offering unmatched personalized service.

Senior Management - continuously well-informed of owner and guest concerns.

Quality Assurance

Quality Insurance Coordinator - monitors after-hours calls and work orders to ensure quick turnaround service, communication & owner/guest satisfaction.

Weekly Inspection Reports - any reported maintenance or housekeeping concerns are rectified quickly.