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Rob went above and beyond what is expected of a real estate agent. Purchasing a home long-distance can be daunting, but Rob was always reassuring and talked to many people on our behalf. Every call, email, and text was answered immediately. He also helped us make local contacts with reliable and trustworthy businesses.

Schneider and Dublin Family

I want to express my sincerest and heartfelt thanks for EVERYTHING Deanna did to ease John and I through the purchase process and get us to the first stop on the journey to our forever home.  Not only as our Realtor [with a capital ‘R’], but as an ally, advisor, advocate, referral source, counselor[therapist], and friend.  John and I are grateful you were in our corner and we are happy to consider ourselves a member of Team Deanna Deanna McDaniel was exactly what we were looking for in a real estate sales person. She quickly became very familiar with what we were looking for in property and ensured she did not waste our time in showing anything outside our criteria. Deanne was knowledgeable and guided us through considerations in selecting property. When it came to the closing, Deanna, took on issues that we felt were above and beyond our expectation.

Brenda Strickland

As a first time buyer, Misty was a huge help throughout the entire process. Her professional knowledge and expertise in the local market made the process incredibly easy. I would definitely recommend her to anyone interested in buying or selling in that area. She really looked out for our best  interests the entire time rganized – efficient – knowledgeable – very personable in selling Three houses on two properties in one month. Highly recommend her for any North Carolina properties.


WOW….I was UNDER CONTRACT in less than 72 HOURS for MORE than the listed price! You can’t get any better than that. I give Rob Petty FIVE STARS for all that he did during the whole process. From researching the market to find a competitive price for me to list my home to providing professional photography of my home so that my home was presented at it’s best. You can’t ask for better service so DO YOURSELF A FAVOR and call Rob. You will not regret it after all I sold my house in less than a week for more money and I closed before Christmas….Perfection!

Patricia Rose Cassidy

We worked with Deanna McDaniel for several months looking for a second home. We started by looking at homes on the sound side, then we realized we wanted a home on the ocean side, and finally we decided to buy a lot and build our dream house. Deanna was very patient, knowledgeable, and professional. I would highly recommend her.

Bill and Lucy Gordon

My family lives about 2 1/2 hours away from Avon, NC where we were interested in a beach house. Misty was really great with staying in touch with us about listing that she thought we would be interested in. We would go down for the weekend to view houses that she had lined up for us. She was  very knowledgable about the area. By the time we closed on our house Misty felt more like a family friend than our agent.

Ruby Tyner

Rob went out of his way to help us find the right lot. Very knowledgeable of the area & the properties. He has spent months helping us with the purchase of this lot & with getting all the paperwork done correctly. This company is very lucky to have Rob because he knows his stuff. We couldn’t have done it without him. He is also helping us further with the plans to build. We appreciate his help greatly. What made Rob Petty stand out from all the other brokers is his knowledge of the area and properties and his willingness to spend hours to help a customer find the right property. I was also amazed at the help Rob has given us with the permits and paperwork to purchase this lot. He went out of his way and is still doing so after closing on the lot. I would highly reccomend him to anyone who is looking for a property to buy. His knowledge of the area and requirements is uncanny and his service goes way beyond the sale.

Lynnea Crutchfield

Deanna showed us homes within our budget, meeting our needs and wants. She also helped us think beyond what we thought we wanted. When we were on Hatteras she was available to show us houses. She was honest and open to the pit falls of the houses we looked at.

Jim and Nancy Person

Misty called me within minutes of my email request for her to contact me. She was friendly, professional and thorough, and helped me (a first time property seller) every step of the way. Her personal knowledge of the area and the market were extensive and she went the extra step by saving some personal items in the property for me. 

I would highly recommend Misty for any future real estate transactions.

M. Mackinnon

Rob was professional, courteous, and knowledgeable regarding all aspects of the sales process. He kept us in the loop every step of the way. We were extremely pleased with the advertising of our home, particularly the aerial photos. Rob always went the extra mile for us and not only would we use his services again, I will highly recommend him to all my friends.

Tim and Theresa Elliott

I have purchased 2 properties with Deanna as agent. She knows the area very well and her knowledge goes well beyond real estate sales. She was helpful with repairs, decorating, rentals, and other areas. She has the knowledge of a contractor in addition to her skills a professional realtor.

Jim and Ken

If there was a better rating than ‘Five Stars’, Misty Gillikin would get it! Misty helped us buy our first beach house at OBX and we could not be happier with our experience. From the very first time we contacted Misty to the day we picked up our keys, we felt confident, comfortable, and happy to  be working with her. Misty was always professional and prompt to respond and she answered every question thoughtfully and thoroughly. With us being from out of town, Misty was accommodating to our schedules, flexible and patient. What stands out most about Misty is that she genuinely cares about her clients and it shows! We were thrilled to have Misty by our side through the home-buying process as our agent and as a friend!


Rob was extremely kind, considerate and patient throughout the whole process! We know we peppered him with tons of questions at all hours of the day and night. Weekends too! He was by far the most courteous professional we have ever dealt with! Always available and we felt like we had a friend assisting us.

Charles and Karen Suppler

Deanna was incredibly helpful in every aspect of finding and purchasing our beach house. When the house we initially looked at did not look good during inspection, she went on her own to find us the perfect beach house, the day it went on the market. Since we live 7 hours from Hatteras, Deanna handled all of the details that we could not take care of long distance. From the bidding process, inspection, and contracts, she guided us through every aspect of the purchase. We now own our dream Hatteras beach house, and it would not have happened without her extraordinary efforts! We could not recommend her more highly.

Tim Maples

If you want a real estate agent that is professional and is willing to go the extra mile then Misty Gillikin is the agent for you. Never have I had such a devoted sales agent jump through hoops like she did. Listed my home in April and it was under contact by August. Misty is a very outgoing  individual. Always there to answer questions and if she did not have the answer to a question she researched and got that answer quickly. I had to overcome many challenges in the sale of my home and with Misty by my side, those challenges became minuscule. She is truly one of the best real estate agents on the Outer Banks.


Rob Petty came highly recommended from a friend and after working with him I see why…I could not have asked for a more patient, customer oriented agent. Rob Petty always kept in mind what I wanted/needed and never recommended anything that was out of my budget or against my wishes. Rob Petty was always available and very understanding when I had communication issues such as starting a new job and only being available through text or email. He recommended financing and insurance options that I was very pleased with. I believe Rob Petty went above and beyond what was expected of a Real Estate agent and he made my first house buying experience almost stress free! I don’t know how people get through it without an agent as awesome as Rob Petty!

KC Zinn

Rob Petty went above and beyond our expectations. He contacted us frequently during the process to keep us informed, guided us through each step and referred us to other quality professionals as needed. We appreciate his honesty and insight so much that we have already referred him to family members.

Ed and Rhonda Bethea

Misty helped me find a great place that fit my needs on Hatteras Island, She handled all the details of dealing with a difficult owner and more without missing beat, I was very pleased with her service, Having bought several homes and having dealt with numerous agents, I am pleased to recommend  her without exception.

Stephen Bravar

Misty is a great realtor who has nothing but the clients’ interests in mind. She is extremely knowledgeable, experienced, communicative and does whatever needs to be done to get you your house. She has excellent contacts should any need arise during the process (outside of her realtor duties) and  gives solid advice.
We recently bought a foreclosure that required a little more work than your average house to get it closed. Misty was never discouraged and even got us money off of our accepted bid due to some issues with the house (I thought that would be nearly impossible since you are working with a bank, not actual sellers). We were able to close only due to her helpful advice and willingness to continue pushing through what seemed like an impossible deal at some points.

Misty should be your go to realtor for Hatteras Island if you want someone who is going to push for you and ensure that you are able to get to the closing table.


If we had to do it all over again, we’d definitely call Misty. She was always with us. Knew tons of info on the area. Showed her skills with every step of the process. Even with a much less than a normal negotiation, she had all of our ducks in a row. Did we mention she was fun to be around? She would be a good neighbor, too!

Tim Herbin