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Client Reviews

Read what others are saying about Carla and Trafton Reynolds, REALTORS®.

"Trafton and team made our selling process easy and efficient. His market analysis was very in tune and he helped negotiate a great deal. He also helped guide us through various aspects of selling our investment home. If we ever buy or sell a property in the area again we will definitely turn to him again. We don't leave many reviews but felt it necessary to share our great experience with others. Thank you Trafton for a great transaction!"

Happy Seller

Recently closed on an Oceanside lot in Hatteras Colony, Salvo. The property was listed by NC 12 Realty and after speaking to Trafton Reynolds we asked him to represent us as well. Trafton handled our purchase very professionally in representing both sides. Once the sale price was agreed he worked very rapidly in getting us through the whole closing process. His local knowledge of the Outer Banks is second to none. Even weeks after our closing he will gladly take your call and share with you his recommendations on contractors and various service companies.

The Brueckners

I would highly recommend Carla and Trafton Reynolds for purchasing a home in the Outer Banks. They understand the local market very well and they helped me overcome a variety of obstacles during the closing process. If you're interested in buying a home on Hatteras Island, you should definitely  give them a call.

Brian Detwiler

Trafton and Carla both treated me more like a friend than a customer. Very knowledgeable and on top of things. On several occasions either Trafton, Carla or Erin interrupted their lunch or left home in the evening to help me take care of something regarding my purchase. Trafton made friendly suggestions, that I depended on, to help me with the negotiating process. Very knowledgeable. Never minded making calls on my behalf, and genuinely cared about me. Thanks again Trafton, you guys are the best

David

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

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

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

I'm not giving Carla & Trafton Reynolds 5 stars just because they're nice people, which they are, they get my highest rating because the service they provide to get a properly sold is tops! They figured a way to get every obstacle to the sale resolved and everybody was happy with the result. The  cottage was sold with minimum days on market, which is not always the case in the area. If you are ready to list a property for sale, give them a call and let them start work to find a buyer. If you are looking for a property let them guide you through the process to negotiate a good deal. Trafton and Carla put 110% into every transaction!

Stephen Pollock

Trafton and Carla Reynolds and the team at NC 12 Realty recently assisted us with the purchase of three investment properties on Hatteras Island. If we could give them 5 1/2 stars, we would. Because they earned each and every one of them with their knowledge, hard work, and customer focus. Trafton was an excellent partner in identifying and analyzing investment properties. His knowledge of everything from erosion rates to maximizing rental income was invaluable. He was patient and dedicated to ensuring that we secured properties that matched our needs and investment goals, even when that meant pursuing new construction. In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, he and Carla even ventured down to Hatteras Village to check on our properties and let us know how they weathered the storm. The combination of their knowledge, experience, and dedication is simply unmatched. We most highly recommend Trafton and Carla and the entire team at NC 12 Realty.

The Davenports

Thank you so much for your help in regard to the recent sale of our property in Salvo. All along the way, from the original listing, to the waiting, to the final negotiation, we felt supported, but never pressured. I hope the months and years ahead will trend positively for the OBX and for your business. Thanks again! -Mike Ward

Mike Ward

We highly recommend Carla Reynolds and NC12 Realty to anyone looking for real estate in Hatteras Island. We are now proud owners of a beautiful home in Avon, NC and have Carla to thank. Carla is incredibly knowledgeable, responsive, and thorough. Here are some additional reasons why we were so successful working with Carla and NC12: - We had been looking at all available Hatteras real estate on sites like this one and hadn’t found the right house yet. Carla identified an oceanfront house that met our goals, was in our budget, and was about to hit the market. We were able to put a contract in place on it very quickly. - We were buying from out of town. Carla and the great staff at NC12 helped us manage so many tasks from afar during offer, negotiation, home inspection, and closing. They even helped manage the repairs and updates that occurred after the home inspection. Carla and NC12 made a complex situation very easy. - We often had to meet or talk with Carla during odd hours and weekends. She always worked with us to make sure our schedules could line up and she was extremely responsive by phone, email, and text. - We could ask Carla anything about the purchase process, the house, the area, the rental market, local contractors and she always gave honest, informative answers or pointed us in the right direction. Overall, Carla was really a joy to work with. We highly recommend NC12!

David Meagher

I have purchased properties for over 40 years and felt that agents got you to sign a contract and then laid back and waited for their commission check.
Not Carla and Trafton Reynolds! They bent over backwards to help us get our dream home on "Buxton Ridge". If you want great agents willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen go visit NC Realty.
Gail and I consider Carla and Trafton to be good friends, not agents.
Sincerely,
Gail and Phil Smith

Gail and Phil Smith

My wife and I were extremely pleased with our experience. We purchased a home in Avon after looking at quite a few in the area. They sat down with us before we began searching to make sure that the homes they presented to us fit our needs. Both Trafton and Carla were very professional and patient with us. We both highly recommend NC 12 Realty.

The Ezzells

Trafton was my realtor during my process of buying a beach property in Avon. The first property I was interested in fell through and I got discouraged but Trafton was available that next weekend to show us some more properties. The 8 hour drive back down to the Outer Banks was met with a smiling Trafton ready to show us some more homes. In the end I found a place that was a much better fit for me. There were a few bumps along the way after a contract was in place but Trafton was always there to find a way to keep everything moving along. Thanks Trafton! Hope you see you during my stays this coming summer!

Jill Robinholt

Sometimes it's just easier to check the five star box on a review, but in the case of our experience with Trafton, he truly provided superior service: Very impressive with his knowledge Hatteras Island and it's unique real estate market (his background prior to real estate sales was real estate appraisal), masterful with the process and communicated every step with us, immediately responsive (never left hanging, easy to deal with via phone, email, or text), and most importantly, his negotiation skills were excellent--I'm sure he saved us quite a few thousand dollars. He truly looked out for the best interests of us, his clients, and took the time to understand our needs and motivations. I highly recommend Trafton to others looking for a real estate pro on Hatteras Island.

Brad Zeigler

We worked with Trafton to locate and purchase a home near the beaches in Avon, NC. He is one of the most friendly and patient agents with whom we have ever worked. His knowledge and expertise is second to none. Trafton also was diligent in making sure we knew what was going on each step of the process; communication is such an advantage to all of us. We have bought and sold several homes and Trafton made this the easiest, smoothest process we have ever had. Working with Trafton was our pleasure. There aren't enough words to express our gratitude and our highest regards. Trafton is highly recommended by us!

Kevin Smallfoot

I've worked with Carla and Trafton Reynolds on a couple of transactions and plan on working with them on more.  They've always been responsive and willing to work hard to fill in the blanks and help take newbies like me through the investment real estate business.  Over the years, we've come to trust and appreciate their opinion which is especially important when investing in real estate outside of your primary residence.

Chris Hemschot

Trafton, Carla and Jen were tremendous in helping us locate and purchase a foreclosed home in Buxton. We live out of state and they were always available to show us houses on our schedule and as many as we could fit into a weekend. They were in constant communication through email and telephone. They helped us in locating reliable home inspectors and tradesmen for estimates on needed repairs. They walked us through the purchase, were with us at the closing and even assisted us with meeting workers when we were unable to be present. We feel like they had a personal interest in making sure we got a quality home at the best possible price and that we were very happy with the home we acquired. They did all they could to make the entire process as pleasant as possible. I would highly recommend "NC 12 Realty" to anyone looking to purchase a home on Hatteras Island.

Kenny Cook

Just a short note to tell you how much I appreciated all the work you and your staff did in recently selling my properties in North Carolina. Not only did you get them sold, which in these economic times is hard to do, but you did so in a relatively short period of time. I appreciated your professionalism, and keeping me in the loop with information as the sale process proceeded. Your customer service was outstanding. Should I need any help in buying or selling properties in the future, rest assured you'll be the first one that I contact.

Diane Walsh

We would like to thank Trafton, Carla, Jen and the team at NC 12 for the support in our beach home purchase. Trafton worked with me for six months in our search for a beach home in Buxton. He did a outstanding job in educating me about the area. Trafton thanks for making our dreams of a beach home become a reality. 

Richard & Niki

Carla, Trafton and the staff at N.C. 12 Realty helped me buy a wonderful home in Avon N.C. on the Outer Banks. They are honest, responsible and very well informed on the housing market. They provided me the best home buying experience I have ever had. I highly recommend them.

Dan Jones

Carla kept me well informed and has helped me in every way possible to find the house that was perfect for me and very affordable. She has continued to help me with any issue well after the buying process. She continues giving very good references to me for various services. I have never had a better experience with any other realtor.

Dan Jones

I can’t say enough about the help that Trafton and Carla gave us on our home purchase. A phone call or email never went unanswered. The home search went smoothly, the negotiations were flawless, and the closing went well even in adverse weather conditions. Trafton was involved in each and every step, even going to the house after closing for several deliveries. It is not easy buying a house in a different state but NC 12 Realty made it possible to buy the house of our dreams! Please consider them if you are thinking of buying or selling a home on Hatteras Island. I can guarantee you won’t regret it.

Kathy and Doug Herman

Last spring I was on the hunt for a small “starter” home on the OBX.  Trafton and Carla Reynolds came to my aid.  They were instantly busy researching the homes in the OBX market that fit my needs.  They were always open and honest about each property and how it would or would not be a “fit” for me.  They were always knowledgeable about the peculiarities of island property, such as flood zones. Every stage of the buying process was so easy because they were always on top of things.  I would HIGHLY recommend Trafton and Carla for any real estate needs you have on the OBX .  They will take care of you like “family.”

Hope Roehrs

My husband and I were extremely fortunate to have the expertise services of both Trafton and Carla throughout our investment home buying process. From day one they went above and beyond and made us feel completely at ease with our decision to purchase a home in the Outer Banks. Being from PA, we were doing a lot of research online, and I am not sure we would have ended up with the fantastic home that we did if it wasn’t for the patience and guidance of Carla and Trafton. They helped by sending us listings, visiting the homes for us and preparing very important home comparisons for us. We sifted through many homes and visited a couple of times to finally end up with the home we have now. They always found time for us within their busy schedule which we greatly appreciated. If you are looking for a team that will truly listen to you,  give good and honest advice and guide you through the process start to finish, then Carla and Trafton are just that team! We would be happy to share our experience, just ask!

Scott & Heather F., Lancaster County PA

Carla and Trafton helped us as Buyers Agents to get a great deal on a lot. We were planning on building, but with three kids in college, it became obvious we needed to sell. Again they assisted us through the process with local knowledge and communication with the other buyers agent concerning the determination of the actual FEMA flood zone of the property and the resulting delay of our closing due to the government shut down. Nicely done!

Ed Pickett

Dear Trafton, I can’t wait until you can see "the finished before and after houses" that you helped me purchase. Your knowledge of appraisals and the workings of the loan process certainly helped me through a difficult time. Your calm and steady manner steered me through many pitfalls. Thank you again for the beautiful Kim Moser print, and it will have a special place on the wall of my "new" Buxton home.

Chalaron May

May we bring to your attention the exceptional supportive relationship we have enjoyed these last two years with real estate agent Carla Reynolds. In this down market she diligently and with persistence strove to sell our property at a reasonable price. Every opportunity for negotiation was brought to our attention with all options fully explained. She presented the market situation accurately and her recommendations were always sound. In such a down market her extended effort and support were most welcome and reassuring. And a suitable sale was eventually achieved, thanks to Carla’s persistent efforts. It was a short sale and Carla was fully versed in the ins-and-outs of a complicated procedure. We highly recommend Carla Reynolds as an extremely knowledgeable and supportive agent.

Happy Sellers

Carla is a very professional and highly skilled real estate agent. She helped us sell our family cottage in Buxton NC. Carla gave us the utmost attention and was very prompt in getting back to us with information on any questions we needed answered. I would highly recommend Carla to anyone who needs to either buy or sell a home in Cape Hatteras NC. She really knows the market and would be an excellent choice for anyone needing an agent.

Sellers, Buxton, NC

Carla Reynolds is an expert on the Hatteras Island real estate market. She’s very knowledgeable about purchasing both second homes and investment properties. Her background in real estate appraisal ensures that you find the right house at the right price. She makes herself available to answer any questions and is an excellent resource for vendor and local business contacts. Carla is an all-around pleasure to work with, and we highly recommend her to anyone interested in Hatteras Island real estate.

Happy Client

As a former Realtor, Carla Reynolds is who I recommend to buyers and sells alike. She is dedicated and professional and she is on top of the game for marketing. Carla is top notch and she is current with the market trends and will steer you in the right direction of any real estate transaction. If you are looking for a realtor to get you the best deal – whether you are a buyer or a seller – you want Carla Reynolds to represent you.

Sylvia Mattingly

What can I say that hasn’t been said! If you are looking for property on Hatteras Island or need to sell, you need go no further. Not only does she go above and beyond her duties as a broker she does it with class and professionalism. She makes each client feel as if they are number 1. In my eyes if Carla can’t find you what you want or sell what you need to, it can’t be done. She is straight forward and honest. What else could anyone ask for. I have purchased and am listing with her; can’t find a negative on either side of the fence.

Mary Lee Walden

Carla helped me sell a piece of land during a time that nothing was selling. She was very professional and showed a great deal of patience and skill in dealing with a bank that was less than cooperative. Carla’s nice personality and williness to do all possible to meet your needs make her a terrific person to work with.

Ray Gray

Carla was our listing agent when we sold a house in Frisco, NC, and we couldn’t have been more pleased with her. She kept in constant contact and always gave us good advice. If you are looking into buying or selling, definitely see Carla. Not only is she an excellent Broker, but you will have a friend for life!

John and Judy Hardison

She was my realtor when searching for a cottage on Hatteras Island. She did a great job and worked very hard. I’d give her six stars if Trafton would take me dolphin fishing again….;-) Highly recommended!

Rob Schonk

Trafton was extremely professional, conscientious, and motivated. We felt as though we were his only clients. He was extremely knowledgable about the area, and the properties. We found his background as an appraiser for area homes extremely beneficial. In our travels, looking at homes, he took us to area businesses we needed to find out more information on to help us make an informed decision. He goes out of his way for you and is very pleasant to spend the day with house hunting.

Jessie, Buyer

Our family hired Trafton Reynolds to find us a vacation home, and he really came through for us. He was very patient and understanding while showing us homes. We did not know Trafton before we hired him but he was very kind and easy to get along with.

Leonorzaki, Buyer

Trafton, thanks so much for all of your hard work that you have done on the oceanfront lot for us. You go above and beyond and I am not just saying that. We have been dealing with real estate in the North Carolina area for many years and I honestly have not had the care that you have given us. You treat our properties as if you own them yourself! You have been quick to respond and you are willing to do anything you can to help us and your offers are sincere and from your heart. I really do enjoy working with you.

R.H., Seller

Carla was great to work with in selling our beach cottage. She knows the market and is very professional in handling all aspects of the sale from making suggestions to improve the marketability of our cottage to handling negotiations of the purchase offer. We were very pleased with her performance and fully trusted her in looking out for our best interest throughout the entire process. We highly recommend Carla’s expertise and would use her again in the future.

Marsh & Lynn Pierce

Trafton, thank you for your help in securing the lot I wanted. Your diligent work in immediately notifying me that the lot had been previously taken off the market and was available again allowed me to make an offer that was accepted and we now own the lot. In my 35+ years in the residential real estate industry I have never come in contact with a couple who are both residential appraisers and brokers! It’s a combination that gives the consumer great confidence. Good luck with NC 12 Realty.

Lee & Jody

My wife and I worked with Carla both when buying a vacation home and selling a vacation home. Not only was Carla knowledgeable about the Hatteras Island real estate market, she was fun to be with as well. We are so happy with our purchase and not only think of Carla as our real estate agent, but also our friend. I highly recommend her!

Vacation Home Buyers and Sellers

Our experience with Carla Reynolds was really wonderful. She got us the “beachbox” of our dreams for the price we wanted. She was also very helpful when it came to finding out things like the numbers and names of the cable, power and phone companies and was always very quick to respond to phone calls emails and texts.We even became “facebook friends” which made communication between us that much better. Above all Carla was very professional and has so much knowledge of Hatteras Island.

Beachbox Buyers

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