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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's a relaxing, peaceful lifestyle, whether full time, part time or vacay time. I am willing and able to help you - are you ready?

Client Testimonials

"We worked with Dottie Reed 18 years ago to find and buy our dream vacation home in Frisco. We were so happy with the professional service she provided, that we chose to work with her and NC 12 Realty to sell our house this past year. We couldn't have been more satisfied with the service she provided, including pricing the home based on comparable sales, staging and photographing the home and taking care of all the little details to get it shown and sold. Selling a house while living over 800 miles away was made simple and easy due to Dottie's hard work on our behalf. She guided us through all the steps and made sure that our needs were her first priority. We couldn't be more please with our experience."                                    -Mike & Debbie Bohrer, 2021 Sellers

"Dottie, thank you so much for going above and beyond the call of duty to help us with the purchase of the house on Dory Lane. You were a wonderful guide and support through this roller coaster ride. We all appreciate your kindness so much , as well as that of Sam! We look forward to enjoying Avon and plan to stay in touch." -The Lewis Clan, 2020 Buyers

"Dottie Reed is a ten star real estate agent who goes above and beyond on every phase of the deal. She was able to help us successfully negotiate a multiple offer deal. Then, during a real estate closing frenzy, she got us closed in 30 days including all inspections. Then, at the last minute, the seller was trying to squirrel the deal and she worked her magic to keep the deal alive and bring it to closing. Dottie is such a pleasure to work with. She's always upbeat, tells it like it is, and is very responsive to all questions and concerns. Does she ever sleep? I certainly don't know all the real estate agents on Hatteras Island, but I do know that Dottie Reed is top notch. I keep thinking I was to buy another property just to work with Dottie again!"                 -Susan Casscells, Buyer 2020

"Our experience with working with you was great from day one! You were very responsive and helpful with the whole process. 10 out of 10! We look forward to working with you again and would recommend you to anyone looking for something down there." -Davin & Stephanie Akers, 2020 Buyer

"A simple 'thank you' doesn't do justice for the amount of appreciation I have for you and the help you've offered me over the past few months, as I've stepped into unfamiliar territory armed with enough questions to dizzy the most astute of real estate agents. You've been patient, understanding, informative, and thoughtful in your approach to my needs as a client. I can only chalk up this second to non evaluation of your services to a true passion that you must have for your job and the people you have the pleasure of helping. While I know it's not always a walk in the park in your profession, I believe that even in the most challenging of scenarios, you will provide a consistent service tailored to my needs and go out of your way to know you've done everything you can do to help me. For this I thank you. My utmost gratitude."-Crew Hayes, 2020 Buyer

"Dottie is the best with regard to communication and follow through, which we greatly appreciate. She is personally interested and involved with our goals for selling. She understands the challenges we face with our current property manager and has personally intervened to aid and assist on our behalf. She also keeps an eye on our home, acting as one set of boots on the ground for us there on the island. We are very confident that when we receive a valid offer, she will be totally engaged to get us to the closing table with minimal issues and in a timely manner. I have never known her not to meet a commitment. I believe Dottie goes out of her way to understand us and our motivations as we move through the process of listing, marketing and selling our property. We're certain she is the same way with all her clients, which sets her apart." -Pete & Anna Marie Coady, 2020 Active Sellers

"I am grateful for all the guidance Ms. Reed has provided over 34 years of buying and selling properties on Hatteras Island. The frequent updates concerning my listings and general information from Dare co. MLS and other sources are always appreciated. The suggestion as to making the various properties interesting, the staging, and the decor tweaks of the houses to make them more attractive to potential buyers are above and beyond what other agents have done on my behalf" -Sam Hagedon, Builder, Hatteras Island Construction, 2020 Buyer/Seller 

"My experience with Dottie Reed and NC 12 during my recent purchase of my home in Avon was refreshing and exciting. Dottie weeded out homes for me to look at during my short visits to the island were productive. She was well prepared with the facts for each house she showed me. I was given several references from mortgage companies and local services such as HVAC and plumbers. Dottie's work ethics are outstanding. She was on top of getting what my dream retirement home would be and made it a reality! Thanks to her dedication to her work I'm a OBX home owner. I would definitely recommend Dottie Reed if you are selling or buying on Cape Hatteras!" -Teresa Pinnell, 2019 Buyer

"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're 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!" -Bill & Lisa Rugers, 2018 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, 2018 Buyer

"Thank you Dottie!!! We couldn't have done this without you! Your professionalism and understanding of our situation was priceless! If we ever want another property in Hatteras we will definitely call you! Thank you Dottie for your persistence and making this happen!" -Cindy & Ed Turose, 2017 Sellers

"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 all the facts and the best deal possible. We are so happy with our new house!" -Shelia McGovern, 2016 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, 2014 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 a knack of understanding pretty quickly of what buyers like us were looking for. Dottie is very responsive and through 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, 2014 Buyer

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