Outer Banks Testimonials
Rick Drumm is a superb professional. Diligent, creative, organized and a great communicator.
All aspects of the sale were smooth and fast. Rick Drumm was constantly energetic, proactive, and made the sale very easy for me. Rick went from 0 to 60 mph in a flash on this sale. He brought all of the elements together, and negotiated a great deal for me.
Relationship with Rick Drumm - this is our 5th transaction with him. Rick was an amazing adviser and really did well for us when there were two offers on the table. He helped us get a higher price for our property than we expected. He stayed on top of the deal and was a great negotiator of concessions after the inspection. He knew the deal inside and out and ultimately saved us a significant amount of
money. Thank you Rick!
I really am so grateful to have turned our beach property over to Rick Drumm. We had our property with another agent for over 2 years and it did not move. We finally decided to go with another agent and Rick had been sending me info for other properties and I asked if he would list our property. What a relief. He has only had the property for a short time and we went to close on the 3rd of June 2016. Thank you Rick for all of your input and determination. He can use me for a reference anytime.
I wanted to take a few minutes to let you know how pleased we are with Rick Drumm. We meet with Rick this past weekend and he has been courteous, understanding, knowledgeable and truly cares about our needs as a family. These are often hard to find and he has been there to answer all our questions and periodically "talk us off the ledge" as needed.
Frankly, at this point we consider Rick a friend of our family.
Just wanted to make the effort to let you know what I'm sure your know that Rick is a huge asset to your company! I look forward to completing the last couple hurdles and purchasing Carolina Kids in Avon and with Rick's help we know we are in good hands...Thanks for your time...
George and Kim Hockenbury
Thanks Rick. You are a patient man, and an absolute pleasure to work with. If I ever get the opportunity for and Outer Banks referral, you will get it.
"We have sold two houses and bought another five with Rick - from Duck to Nags Head - and we always knew that everything was well taken care of due to Ricks organizational skills and commitment to excellence. We highly recommend Rick if you want to buy or sell real estate on the Outer Banks."
"You were very consistent and remained calm through some rough times during our Nags Head home sale, and I commend you for that. Thanks for selling our Outer Banks home!" Our home sold within $2,000 of our asking price."
Rick, thanks for your help in finding our Corolla OBX house. From the first call we had it was obvious that you take pride in your service. Your knowledge of the Outer Banks real estate market has proven extremely valuable in our decision. We greatly appreciate the professionalism, responsiveness, and patience you showed during the process. In our particular case there were a few rough spots and in every instance you were a great help in getting things to a positive end.
We will be very happy in our new Kill Devil Hills Outer Banks home and look forward to making fun memories there in the years to come. It was a pleasure working with you. We would not hesitate to refer you to our friends looking for Outer Banks real estate in the future..
With warm regards,
Rick, I'm an old C.P.A. and I have seen a bunch of Real Estate agents and brokers...and YOU are Good! Thank you for helping us sell our Nags Head Outer Banks home!
Rick was a pleasure to work with: easy to communicate with, clear in all communications, and on top of things all the way. We have dealt with him on several occasions over the years and would highly recommend him to any person wanting a truly professional and quality agent representing their interests in real estate in the Outer Banks.
Hi Rick. Joe and I are very pleased that the house in Dolphin Run Village at Nags Head sold so quickly. A family member passed up the first offer on their home and then waited very long for a second one. I read that it's always in a sellers best interest to strongly consider the first offer. Again, we were very pleased with the manner in which you handled our Nags Head Outer Banks sale and I would gladly give you a reference indicating this.
"I must tell you that I was very satisfied with your services. As a real estate professional myself I talked with many other agents in your area trying to decide. I know the importance of a good
agent. I was impressed with you from the beginning so it wasn't a hard choice. I know that you probably thought I was difficult to work with, scrutizing every move. Your market there is different than it is here in Virginia so I had to depend on you for your advice and I'm glad I did. I do intend to purchase more investment property in the future. I hope that we can keep in touch. By the way I love the little news letters you send out. Keep up the good work. I will refer everyone I know that is thinking of purchasing or selling a home in your area.
You're #1 in our book. After speaking with 3 other Real Estate agents, luckily we found Rick on the Internet. We emailed back and forth, and when we came to the beach (with no notice for him) he helped us locate a few cottages in our price range. In one day we found our cottage and signed a contract. The day before (before we moved into our new cottage) Rick made accommodations for an overnight stay.
Lloyd & Cathy Bishop
Thank you for all the many years you have given us prompt and courteous service while we were looking to buy a home in the Outer Banks. You were always polite and helpful throughout our buying experience. At times we thought we would never find a house that met our needs, budget and location, but because of your guidance and expertise, we were able to locate "just what we were looking for". Your weekly emails with Real Estate Updates were such a help. In fact, it was through your updates that we found our home.
The entire experience was smooth and easy. Each week you kept in constant contact with us. It was because of your professionalism and enthusiasm for real estate that made us realize we had found the right agent for our needs. Your many suggestions, phone calls and emails made our closing flawless. You are a credit to your agency.
We hope you continue to do well in your business endeavors and help many other families find the home they are looking for in North Carolina.
Bernard and Linda Sherbinsky
Thank you for the professionalism and expertise displayed during the start to finish marketing and sale of our home in Nags Head.
From the beginning, we found your Competitive Market Analysis by far the most comprehensive, insightful, and useful of several presented to us.
Debbie and I knew we would have to rely on a seasoned and knowledgeable Realtor, especially with the tough real estate market - twice as many listings and 1/2 as many buyers - and the challenge to not only attract prospects, but also get offers, and negotiate a final sale.
We are certainly glad we selected you, and deeply appreciate your full responsiveness to us, and effective real estate and people skills, in achieving our objective.
We would not hesitate to use you, or recommend you to anyone, for real estate services in the future.
Thank you again, and Best of Success,
With warm regards,
Gary V. Parker, MAI, CRE & Debbie L. Parker
Just wanted to give you a quick note of thanks and appreciation for all your help with our home purchase. We went online and asked questions of other agents and you were by far the most prompt and thorough with your information.
I am in the real estate business and I know how most agents work and was very impressed with how you were able to accommodate us and get back to me with questions. Since I am hard to reach by phone email was the best way to communicate and you responded to my questions and concerns via email faster than phone tag would have been.
When we first made our appointment we were hap-hazard with where we wanted to look and you were able to narrow our focus to get us to something we would be comfortable in. We were reluctant to even look at the house we bought and are thankful you suggested we visit Corolla Light. There is no better source of help in looking for a home in a strange area than working with an agent who is able to help someone figure out what area would be suitable to them,
We will recommend you highly to anyone we know looking at buying a home in the outer banks and in a few years if we move up yours will be the first name we look for. Thanks again.
Ken and Trish Byrne
Thank you for helping my husband and I find and purchase a home in the Outer Banks this past summer. It was nearly painless. You paid careful attention to the home preferences we expressed in our e-mails before we traveled to Nags Head and had an effective and efficient game plan in place. When we arrived at your office your kind, friendly welcome made us feel at home. The brief, informative discussion you had with us before taking us out to view homes was very helpful preparation. We were pleased that you took care to assemble a variety of home styles in differing locations around the Outer Banks. Your manner was friendly and easy-going, and you responded thoughtfully to all of our questions. You pointed out the strengths and weaknesses of each property we visited, yet allowed us to gain our own perspective as we viewed the homes and did not pressure us in the least. It is no wonder to us that we were able to find the perfect home for us in only a few hours.
Once we found our home you helped me to initiate the mortgage process, and provided us with the names, addresses and phone numbers of a variety of individuals, businesses and services we would need in the course of purchasing and settling into our beach property. That I was able to settle and take possession of our home in only 20 days is a testament to yours' and your contact's efficiency. You even continued to think of us after the sale by recommending us to others who were looking for a short-term beach home rental.
"We have dealt with Rick during two property transactions and have received personalized, professional assistance. Using a comprehensive Investment Analysis, Rick enabled us to project a "what can we afford" scenario. There ere no surprises after our purchase. Our property has provided us with quality rentals and more importantly quality time of our own at the beach."
"When we thought of acquiring another property several years later, our first call was to Rick. Both transactions were handled to our satisfaction and we are now considering a third property. While we consider different properties on the beach, we will never consider another Realtor. We know we are not Rick's biggest or only clients, but he sure makes us feel that way!"
Sloan and Carmen Heare
"Rick was compassionate and always available to handle what ever came up during the selling of my home. His recommendation of a home warranty saved me over $2,000 during the listing period. My air-conditioning unit and air handler both had to be replaced during the time the home was listed for sale and they were both covered. Rick could not have done a better job-great follow-up and communication! I would recommend him to anyone-thanks!"
Rick did an outstanding job in helping us sell our home. His comparative analysis of local home values and prices enabled us to price our home accurately and contributed to the immediate interest in viewing our home. Our home sold within 2 weeks. We highly recommend Rick Drumm as your real estate agent.
Rick works hard to provide his knowledge and expertise that is so important as a buyer or a seller.
He has relationships with contractors and other professionals that are invaluable.