Who will be your Outer Banks Realtor
Deciding on who to use as your Outer Banks Real Estate Agent is one of the most important decisions you have to make when your start the buying process. Most people like to start by looking on the Internet and are located out of state. Working with the right Outer Banks Real Estate Agent with expert market knowledge can not only help you find the right house but get it at the right price. A Realtors ability to communicate with their clients, take care of all the fine details from the beginning of the buying process to closing makes for an enjoyable experience. After all buying a beach house on the Outer Banks should be fun and exciting!!
Here is what I would like to call my Outer Banks Realtor Resume:
I am originally from Richmond, VA and have spent many years living on the Outer Banks during the summers and it has been my permanent home since 2002. I have a degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, concentration in Real Estate & Urban Land Development, after which I worked in the property management field as well as banking. I have been a full time Realtor in the Outer Banks Real Estate market since 2003. Since then I have seen the ebb and flow of the Outer Banks Real Estate market from top to bottom and now going back up. As Broker/Owner of OBX Realty Group I strive to provide my clients with exceptional service as well as expert market knowledge from the first initial contact to well beyond the closing. I have a dedicated team of lenders, attorneys, and home inspectors to make the transaction go smoothly.
If you are looking to buy or sell in the Outer Banks Real Estate market I want to be your Realtor. I work with clients who are looking for primary, 2nd homes, investment property, condo, oceanfront, canal front, sound front, land or new construction. I am also one of only a handful of Outer Banks Realtors to have obtained the NAR SFR Designation as a Certified Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource. I have the knowledge and experience to work with both buyers and sellers for Outer Banks Short Sales or Outer Banks Foreclosures in the Outer Banks Real Estate market. As a Full Time Real Estate Professional I provide my clients with exceptional market knowledge and service that goes beyond the closing. Contact Me today and let's get started!!
- NC Realtor License# 223529 from 2003 to Present
- NAR Certified Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource
- Multi-Million $$ Producer 2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013, 2014,2015,2016
- Work with buyers looking for primary, 2nd home, investment property, retirement home, new construction, condo's, & lot sales
- I have listed and/or sold real estate in the following towns-Corolla, Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, Manteo, Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Hatteras, and lower Currituck County
- Established dedicated team of lenders, attorneys, home inspectors and service providers
What my clients had to say about working with me:
"I truly cannot say enough wonderful things about working with Matt Huband. I am a first time home buyer and he put me at ease and alleviated all of my concerns that came up throughout the process. He was extremely thorough in all aspects of the home buying process and made sure I understood each step. He was very accommodating in working around my schedule and always answered all of my questions in a very efficient and detailed manner. I would highly recommend him to anyone in the market for a new home! Thank you Matt!"
"You have been extremely helpful!! I feel like you have given me a Ph. D in Outer Banks Real Estate!!"
"This was Matt’s challenge:
- Four joint buyers
- Living in two states
- Buying property in a third
- Trying to realize a 20 year dream
- On a budget
Matt made the dream a reality. My sister, myself and our husbands are now the very thrilled owners of an Outer Banks beach house. The house location is right where we wanted to be and the layout is exactly what we wanted. All at an excellent price.
Luck was seriously on our side when Matt was chosen via a random link on a cell phone. We could have gotten a real clunker of an agent. Instead we hit the jackpot. It must be a lot of fun trying to show houses to four decision makers at one time. Matt is so pleasant and easy going it didn’t bother him one bit.
Matt Huband is a consummate professional. He responds so fast to communications your head might spin. Every single thing we asked of him was immediately and fully addressed. Saw our home in October and closed in December. Thank you Matt for having such a high standard for serving your clients. It is greatly appreciated!!
Deborah Karfs-Southampton, NJ
”Matt did a tremendous job in helping us turn our dream into a reality. From the initial meeting through closing and beyond, Matt has been extremely helpful. He made sure we thoroughly understood the market conditions, the general trend, as well as the potential to generate rental income from various properties. He understood our situation in terms of wants/needs, budget, need for turn-key vs. fix-'er up, and was able to steer us in the right direction. He sent countless listings via email and answered all of our questions in a thoughtful and meaningful way. As we continued to deliberate and change our minds/needs, Matt remained patient and never put us under any pressure to make a decision. He ended up showing us a lot of properties (some multiple times) and eventually helped us make a great decision for our family.
After the offer was made and the contract was accepted, Matt continued to be involved and more importantly, provide much needed help at each step along the way - including property inspection, mortgage approval, legal/real estate questions, and even went in person to the local cable company to switch over our account at closing. After closing and during the past few months, Matt has visited the property on our behalf to help with hurricane prep, check for storm damage, and even go by the house to check something out after we had left town.
We are thankful to Matt for his service and consider him not only a real estate broker, but a friend.”
Chris & Karen Murphy
"We have been going to the Outer Banks every summer for the last 12 years or so and my wife's family since she was just a kid and we always dreamed of buying a house there. We signed up for Matt's newsletter back in 2008 and spoke to Matt on numerous occasions in '09 and '10 and even though we were not serious buyers at the time, Matt gave us great support and helped us learn more about the real estate market in the Outer Banks. In 2011, we got serious and we talked about our objectives for the house as an investment and our preferred locations and features, etc. As you know there are hundreds of houses on the market in the Outer Banks today and Matt sent us a list of 8 or 9 and said these are the ones you should look at that meet your criteria and are "great deals". After my wife and I looked at hundreds of houses on-line and sent Matt list after list, we came down for a weekend and must have looked at 20 houses in one day on-line and we found the perfect house!
Throughout the whole process all the way through to closing, Matt was super responsive and always kept our best interest priority number 1! Even after all of those houses we ended up putting in an offer on one of the initial 8 Matt sent us at the beginning. If you are thinking about purchasing real estate in the Outer Banks as a second home or investment, Matt Huband is the only realtor you need to call. Thanks again Matt!"
Sean and Jeana
"We starting thinking about buying a house in OBX as an investment property a few years ago. Ten months ago, we got serious and started cruising the MLS listings and various realtors' web sites. Some sites required signing up with contact information. We were reluctant to do that because we knew we'd be hounded by those realtors as soon as we signed up. We found Matt's web site to be helpful and well organized and it didn't require signing up so we could still browse anonymously. We are scientists for a living and we wanted to research everything--including our realtor--very slowly and carefully before committing. Hours and hours were spent reading "investment property" and "second home" purchase books and web sites--with special attention to the "choosing a realtor" chapters, all while maintaining anonymity so as not to be hounded by realtors. Well, let us save you the trouble of all that research--choose Matt Huband and you're getting the best. He knows the OBX market and the ins and outs of investment property extremely well. He's calm and patient, working at your pace with no pressure, but quick to respond to email and phone calls when you need him. He's resourceful in finding the best houses to show, he's great with negotiations, and he's a nice, friendly guy."
Sarah McHatton and Ed Fulton
"From the first email to the final handshake over a completed deal and beyond, Matt has been great. He kept us informed and advised as the deal moved forward. I also appreciated his guidance and advice after the deal was finalized. I couldn't have asked for a more professional agent to deal with. I wouldn't hesitate to work with him again and have already given his name out to others looking for property in the Outer Banks."
Al & Lisa
"Matt Huband is a great broker. He knows the area and the market better than anyone, I have ever met. Most importantly, he took the time to teach us everything we needed to know, to make an informed decision. Now is a great time to buy and we feel that we bought at or near the bottom. Real estate is a long term investment and we are looking forward to a great return on our investment!"
B & A Pritchard-Realtors
"Matt was a great help to us in finding our dream retirement home in the Outer Banks. We feel that he went above and beyond what a lot of realtors are willing to do. He was very knowledgeable about different neighborhoods and always available for any questions or concerns that we had. His professionalism and assistance enabled us to purchase our home with a minimum of stress. His recommendations for a mortgage broker and attorney to complete settlement were great. Everyone we talked to told us he is one of the good guys, and we firmly believe that! We would highly recommend Matt if you are looking for a home anywhere in the Outer Banks."
Dave & Betsy Freese, Formerly of PA
“Thanks for referring me to Matt Huband in OBX. As a business man who is very attuned to good client service, it is important to me to pass on to you how well I was served by Matt. He took the time to understand exactly what we wanted and then looked tirelessly over a long period of time to help us find our perfect house. Once we found it, he helped me get the deal done and then went above and beyond to ensure a smooth closing. In short, he delivered exactly what I expect from a good real estate agent: strong market knowledge, strong negotiating skills, and excellent client service. He nailed all three and as a result my family and I have the perfect beach house."
"Thank you so much for helping us through the process of buying our Outer Banks beach house. We are so excited and looking forward to the warm weather. Thanks for recommending who to go to for our closing, insurance and house inspection. Betsy, Terri and Adam were great to work with as well. Thank you also for helping us know what we need to ask for when purchasing our house and suggestions on what we need to do due to the conditions down there."
Hope to run into you in the future!
The Hastings, Richmond, Va