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Although not a Hatteras Island native, when I first saw the beautiful views, beach, and water sports activities the Island had to offer, I knew this was a special place that would like to call home.

My Real Estate career started in 2005 in Memphis, TN.  There I specialized in residential sales, first time homebuyers, new construction sales, and foreclosure sales.  

In the back of my mind, I knew that I would eventually come to Hatteras Island and continue my real estate career.  Now, I am living that dream!

I have taken extensive education courses to better serve my Buyers and Sellers.  I am an Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), Resort and Second Home Specialist (RSPS), Seller Representative Specialist (SRS), and Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR).  

With my years of real estate sales experience in Tennessee and North Carolina, I can guide prospective Buyers and Sellers through the process of selling or buying their Hatteras Island "Beach House". 


We’ve moved and bought houses several times for a variety of reasons.  Needless to say, We’ve met and worked with a few real estate agents.  When it was time to buy a house on the Outer Banks, I contacted three different real estate agencies.  That’s how we met Joan Williams at Outer Beaches.  One company never got back to us and the other sent us a packet and asked me to call them.

Joan delivered the whole package.  She patiently showed us many houses, because I had my mind set on certain aspects.  Joan connected us with a financial team, insurance and a legal agent. She even cautioned me on the dangers of the ever changing shore line.

Now, we are ready to buy again, and I know exactly what team that will make my experience the best.  

~ Janet and Paul Freimuth


We would highly recommend Joan Williams to help you find your new home.  Joan was very professional as she worked with my husband and I to find the perfect beach house . She was organized and helpful planning showings  as we traveled from Northern Virginia to look at homes over several months until we found the home perfect for us. Joan's knowledge and experience was beneficial as we navigated the purchasing process from out of state. Joan assisted with contractors, inspections, and referrals to resources to ensure a positive overall experience. Thank you Joan for all your help and guidance.

~ Terrell and Janine Sewell 


Working with Joan was like spending time with a friend. She was very down to earth, yet professional and accessible. We looked for our home over many months with lots of trips, yet Joan remained patient and encouraging while helping us find the best fit. We couldn’t be happier! We trust her, and would definitely use her again. 

~ Vicki and Mike Beard  


Joan Williams was our realtor for the selling of our home and the purchasing of a new home on Hatteras Island, NC.  I would highly recommend Joan to anyone selling or buying a house. She was very knowledgeable, always getting back to us quickly with answers to our questions. Our home sold with no problems and she found us a new home that checked off all the boxes on our needs list. She was also helpful in small ways, like paying for the pest inspection herself and letting us reimburse her so that the process could move ahead more quickly. She also seemed to have an innate sense as to what type of house we were looking for. We have bought and sold many properties but I think we had the best experience with Joan.  What can be a stressful process, moved ahead in a timely way with little if any stress. I recommended Joan to relative who also had a good experience. Joan is very professional but she also is a very nice person who was easy to talk to!

~ Debbie and Ray Van de Castle


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