Stories by OBAR

2019 a Pretty Good Year for Real Estate

The Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® Multiple Listing Services Director Dan Sutherland has released the 2019 Year End Multiple Listing Services (MLS) Statistical Report for the 2019 year

Jan 20


Local REALTORS Honored

In 2019 the Outer Banks Association of REALTORS’® (OBAR’s), Young Professionals Network (YPN) introduced its first annual Top 19 in 19 Award. The Top 19 in 19 Award recognizes individuals who have gone above and beyond to make a difference in our local community. Of those nineteen winners, one would later be announced as the “Best in Class”.

Jan 17


REALTOR® Lori Brooks Named 2019 REALTOR® of the Year

Past President John Head, Colony Realty, presented the 2019 REALTOR® of the Year award to Lori Brooks, owner of Coastal NC Realty Group, LLC.

Dec 12


#BeTheLifeline this Wednesday

This Wednesday, December 4th from 12:00P-6:00P, the Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® (OBAR) will once again co-sponsor the OBX Community Blood Drive with the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church by the Sea (HRCC).

Dec 3


Open to the Public: REALTOR®Fest & Tech Fair Coming October 30th

Mark your calendars for October 30th, 2019 for the Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® REALTOR®Fest & Tech Fair being held at R/C Kill Devil Hills Movie Theatre. This fun, full-day expo combines networking, professional development, and more—all under one roof.

Oct 8


Surf Fishing for Disaster Relief

Get your fishing poles ready to raise money for area disaster relief efforts. Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® (OBAR) 23nd Annual Surf Fishing Tournament is scheduled for Friday, October 4, 2019 at Jennette’s Pier.

Sep 23


Price Gouging Law in Effect in North Carolina

The price gouging law that protects people from scammers is now in effect in North Carolina after Gov. Roy Cooper declared a statewide state of emergency to support relief efforts for Hurricane Dorian. Attorney General Josh Stein notified businesses and people today to be on the lookout for any issues.

Sep 3


Local REALTOR® Elected to NC REALTORS® Board of Directors

The Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® (OBAR) announced that member Kim Endre, of Resort Realty has been elected as the 2020/21 North Carolina REALTORS® (NCR) Region One Vice President.

Aug 29


July 2019 OBX Property Statistics at a Glance

July saw the highest number of “Under Contract” listings since September 2013 when OBAR first began tracking statistics. There was a total of 454 listings under contract. That is a 7% increase from this time last year.

Aug 27


Tips for an Easy Move into a New Home

The time has come for you to pack up your house and begin the process of moving into a new home. Whether the impetus for the move is a new job opportunity, a better financial situation, or something else entirely, everyone who has moved before knows that it’s a daunting and time-consuming process at best.

Aug 8


Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® Launches FindYourOBX.com

In 2017, the Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® (OBAR) decided to initiate a progressive plan to bring a forward-facing real estate search engine website to its REALTOR® members and the community worldwide. The Multiple Listing Service (MLS) committee appointed a taskforce of eight members to research and implement a website that would allow anyone from around the world to access the most up to date active listings for sale in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Jun 27


Southern Shores re-examines requiring permits for parties

The Town of Southern Shores could be inviting itself to your party, and if you plan to serve alcohol, it might inviting the State of North Carolina. The Town Council is considering limitations on large private gatherings.

Jun 21