Dottie Reed REALTOR®
Born and raised in Philadelphia, I was a city girl through and through until I met Hatteras Island. It was a love affair that began a long time ago and has grown into a lifestyle that is hard to imagine living without.
I have lived almost half my life on Hatteras Island (I say “almost” because I celebrate being 39 every August, and I sometimes lose track!) and I am the senior member of this remarkable real estate company. As such, I am proud to bring to the table the wisdom I have accumulated during the past 27 years in the real estate business, exclusively on Hatteras Island. The one pearl of wisdom that dominates above all else is keeping your eye on the end game - a satisfied client! A satisfied client is more powerful than any marketing piece and extremely gratifying on both sides. A client referral is priceless and the foundation of my business.
Studying the market; finding a property that is the best fit; negotiating price and terms; and creating a marketing plan ~ these are a few of my favorite things! When these activities are not keeping me too busy, I am definitely cooking, entertaining, decorating or looking for a game of tennis.
I am a member of St. John's Methodist Church in Avon and an active member of our Kinnakeet community.
Hatteras Island has been good to me. It's more than a beach, a fishing mecca, a resort island and so on...it's a relaxing, peaceful lifestyle, whether full time, part time or vacay time. I am willing and able to help you - are you ready?
We were SO LUCKY to have had Dottie Reed as our agent when we bought our condo in Hatteras! My wife found the listing on Zillow and cold called the agent listed who happened to be Dottie. She was extremely helpful and accommodating for our first visit to the condo, even arranging for a viewing of a second one for us during our visit. Through the entire process she went above and beyond expectations. When the home inspector noted some minor issues, we asked her for information on contractors in the area since we were 11 hours away. She provided names, arranged for their access to the unit, and assisted us when things were not happening as they should on the sellers end. Our closing was delayed and since we were not from the area, so she made sure we had a place to stay until the closing date. Even after the sale she remained in contact. Hurricane Florence struck two weeks later and wouldn’t you know that she called us to let us know that the condo appeared to be ok after the storm! N.C. 12 has a winner with Dottie! Thank you Dottie! -William and Lisa Ruger, Buyer
"I have worked with a lot of real estate sales people. Some are very knowledgeable, some are congenial and of course some lack the appropriate temperament. On Hatteras Island there is one sales person that is the complete package. Dottie Reed has the real estate skill and understanding of the Hatteras market that you should be looking for but you get so much more. You get to work with a person that hears your needs and is willing to explore every avenue to get the results you desire. I have never met anyone that will do as much for a client as Dottie Reed. In today's world, it is a refreshing experience to work with a person that loves what they do, has the skill to do it well and has the heart to make it happen. Dottie Reed is the "Rudy" of Hatteras real estate." -Jeff DiPaola, Buyer
“We feel so fortunate to have met Dottie Reed and Carla Reynolds at NC 12 Realty. They really know the area, the people, and the business of vacation properties. They will listen to you to understand your goals, and give you straight talk advice. We were impressed with their negotiating skills as they worked diligently to get us the all the facts and the best deal possible. We are so happy with our new house!” -Sheila McGovern, Buyer
“Dottie was very professional and helpful. She patiently and diligently helped us find the right house. Then during negotiations she worked hard to ensure we were comfortable with the home and the process. We will definitely continue to work with Dottie.” -Garrett Hoffman, Buyer
"We have worked with Dottie over the past two and a half years and bought two homes through her on Hatteras Island. Dottie is extremely professional. Dottie knows the market and the homes. She has knack of understanding pretty quickly of what buyers like us were looking for. Dottie is very responsive and thorough in her work to the very end of the process. I would highly recommend working with Dottie if you are buying or selling." -Pete Coady, Buyer