Tom and Louise Hranicka
Associate Broker/Sales Department Manager
Outer Beaches Realty – Avon
40227 Tigrone Boulevard
Avon, NC 27915
Originally from the Baltimore-Washington area, we moved to Hatteras Island in the spring of 1991. We are licensed, full-time real estate brokers with over 23 years of experience, and we are recognized as one of the most innovative marketing teams on the island.
Throughout the years, we have striven to set the standard for the practice of real estate. We are the authors of Your Personal Guide to Hatteras Island Real Estate, the first book devoted exclusively to the Hatteras Island real estate market. In addition, we wrote a monthly real estate article for the Hatteras Monitor magazine from the early 1990s until 2004. We began writing articles for the Island Breeze newspaper in August 2005. In the autumn of 2007, we started writing a monthly real estate article for the Island Free Press, Hatteras Island’s online newspaper – www.islandfreepress.org.
To serve our clients in the best possible manner, we have made professional education one of our core business values. We are charter members of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing. We have successfully completed the Recreation and Resort Specialist (RRS) training course and the Luxury Home Marketing course. We are Graduates of the Realtor Institute (GRI), and, we hold the Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) professional designation. Most recently, we acquired the CDPE, CIAS, and the National Association of Realtors® Green designations, demonstrating expertise in working with distressed property owners, investors, and homeowners interested in adopting energy efficient and smart building practices. Tom has also earned the prestigious Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation.
During 2014, Tom was featured on national TV on the Destination America channel’s program, Buying the Beach, and he filmed a second national TV show for the HGTV series Beachfront Bargain Hunt which aired in January 2015. Tom was also selected to present the weekly Hatteras Island Business Review on Radio Hatteras, the island’s recently launched radio station.
Technology is playing an increasingly important role in real estate marketing. We are members of CyberStars International™, an elite group of 200 real estate professionals with demonstrated outstanding ability in production, using today’s technology in their marketing efforts and a willingness to share their discoveries and ideas with others. In conjunction with our CyberStars™ affiliation, we have been featured in three books, and we have given presentations at industry seminars addressing the use of technology in resort real estate marketing. We invite you to visit our nationally recognized, award winning website and our Hatteras Island video.
When the time comes for you to buy or sell real estate on Hatteras Island, you will want the security of knowing that you are working with professionals who understand your needs and care about your preferences. We stand ready to assist you in every way possible. Please feel comfortable calling us at (252) 305-1556, or contacting us by e-mail.
“WE WROTE THE BOOK ON HATTERAS ISLAND REAL ESTATE”