The entire experience with Adam was a breeze due to his NC real estate knowledge, his relationships with professionals in the area, his easy-going manner, and his attention to detail. Purchasing an OBX vacation home remotely was made incredibly easy because of Adam’s timely and informative responses to my endless questions. I knew I was in good hands, and highly recommend Adam!
Shane helped us list and sell an older house on Hatteras Island when no other agent could. We couldn’t believe how great he made it sound with his words and pictures. He is truly a professional and all around nice guy. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to any friend or family member….can’t go wrong with Shane Collins.
Jessica and Wallace Gray
We went to closing on the sale of our family beach house at 152 Marlin Dr. Duck, North Carolina. We wish to thank our agent, Adam Burkhimer and Outer Banks Blue for thoroughly facilitating this process. In addition, our entire experience with Adam was totally positive. He was professional, affable, and kept us informed at all times. During a long distance sale, these qualities were especially appreciated. We would highly recommend Adam as a knowledgeable real estate agent on the Outer Banks.
Ken and Karen Wilson
As a young, first time home buyer I went into buying a house with very little knowledge about the process and all of the complexities involved. I can honestly say that Shane made the experience easy and stress free. He was professional and highly knowledgeable but also laid back and he made me feel comfortable working with him and confident in his abilities. He was patient with my inexperience and walked me through each step in the process. I felt like Shane was genuinely concerned about making sure everything worked out in my favor. I got the sense that he really “had my back,” so to speak. I knew I could reach him at any time for any question, big or small, and I appreciated his dedication around the clock. I highly recommend Shane as a realtor who not only knows the business, but cares about the people he is working for and will go above and beyond to do what is best for his clients. Thanks for an awesome home buying experience, Shane!
Just a note to let you know how impressed I have been with my experience. While I wasn’t able to purchase a new home, I was equally satisfied with a land purchase that I’m immediately building my beach house on. You and your staff were great to work with and the website you have is better than any I’ve found listing Outer Banks properties. I was equally amazed by your local mortgage suggestion and was able to close in less than 45 days, an amazing task these days especially for a self-employed person like myself. I would gladly do business again with you and will recommend you personally to anyone needing your help!!
Shane was very professional, very helpful, very honest and has very good knowledge of the area, having grown up in the outer banks. He is not pushy, but was very good at coming up with suggestions that met our criteria and in making suggestions that might expand our areas of consideration, so that we didn’t miss any possibilities. He showed us many houses on several different trips and gave us time to digest what we had seen. In the end, he was there to help and advise us through the closing process and after our purchase. After our purchase, if I need a suggestion for a dependable service, etc. I don’t hesitate to call Shane. He’s always more than happy to talk and help out. I highly recommend Shane as a Real Estate Professional.
Bill and Linda Tripepi
Are we crazy? Buying, let alone building, a home in the Outer Banks, when we live in New York? My wife Ann Marie and I were asked that from everyone we knew, from the moments we first started to contemplate such a proposition. After years of vacationing in the Outer Banks and looking at listings on line, I will admit to having real reservations when I finally took the first step, picked up the phone and called Adam Burkhimer to inquire about a specific home. Throughout the process he gave us invaluable candid information on the homes, communities and detailed investment and return prospects of each property. After getting educated on all the pros and cons we decided to buy a plot and build. Adam introduced us to Olin Finch, our builder, who was a delight to work with from the moment the planning started to the day he gave us our keys. Though out the entire process Adam would check in with us, send pictures and give guidance on everything we asked. This summer, when we moved in and hosted friends and family, there was no more talk about being crazy, seems like everyone thought the idea was brilliant after all. Suffice it to say my wife and I are thrilled we took the leap and contacted Adam. They are not at all pushy, if you are at all tempted at least pick up the phone and ask if it’s right for you.
Bryan and Ann Marie Carroll
Buying real estate can be very stressful. With Shane representing us that was not the case. Throughout the process he was both professional and personable. His knowledge of real estate and the area are beyond his years. Shane pays close attention to your needs, wants, and specific details to make certain he will find you the home that is just right for you. During the negotiating process he offered solutions that secured us with the deal to purchase the home of our dreams! When buying real estate I would never consider using anyone but Shane
Billie Rabel and Joe Minorics
Shane was recommended to us by a friend and we couldn’t be happier with his expertise and treatment. His knowledge of the area is incredible and he always kept our wishes and budget in mind when showing us homes. His network is amazing and after we purchased out home, his recommendation of painters was invaluable – he always knows someone who can help you if he can’t himself. Even after the sale, he has made himself available to us. He’s become a member of the family and we would recommend him to anyone looking for a home along the Outer Banks.
Eric Z. and Kathleen M.
Adam was the best agent we have every worked with as his knowledge and maturity really impressed us. We have an ongoing relationship with him and plan to do business again with him in the future.
Todd and Jan Butterworth
After vacationing in the Outer Banks for 15 years we figured we liked it so much we may as well look at a few homes to see if we could afford a second home. One of the first homes we looked at for sale was being listed by Shane Collins. We contacted Shane and from the first time we met Shane we knew he was the type of sales agent we wanted to work with. He listened to what we were looking for in a home and what our budget was. It wound up taking us 2 years to find a home that met our criteria, but Shane stuck with us the entire time. Shane has been a resident of the OBX for much of his life and is very knowledgeable of the area. His advice on the pros and cons of the various towns and neighborhoods was extremely valuable, as was his advice on the various flood zones. If your looking for a sales agent that listens to your needs and makes recommendations based on his extensive knowledge of the OBX, Shane is the agent you need to work with. Even though we settled on our home just about a year ago, we continue to keep in touch with Shane because we consider him a friend who helped us make our dream come true. Please don’t hesitate to contact Shane, he will make your home searching and buying process enjoyable without the stress of someone attempting to sell you every house that comes on the market. Good luck with your home purchase and give Shane a call to assist!
Walt and Debbie McJilton
Shane was a pleasure to work with when I purchased my home two years ago. I can still call Shane anytime for questions or advice and he is happy to help. I will only use Shane for any future real estate dealings.
Adam was a superb agent, helping us navigate through the challenges of buying a short sale. We were successful in getting the house we really wanted in Corolla, and at a good price. He took the time to understand our needs, and was diligent in showing us only the homes that fit those needs, while providing good income and investment potential. He understands the Outer Banks and its real estate market, and shares that knowledge openly.
Would recommend Adam highly!
Mike and Sandy Waters
We are so happy in our new home! Thank you so much for your patience and persistence in showing us so many properties. Your knowledge of the market, professionalism, amazing negotiating skills, and your honesty made you so easy to work with. We are also very thankful for your help in listing and selling our rental home between the highways. We were very happy with the transaction and appreciated how you handled everything for us when we were unable to be here in person. We valued how “even keel” you always were, even when unexpected issues came up. You were thorough, knowledgeable and always looked out for our best interest. Thank you for all that you did to help us fulfill our dream of finally living in the OBX. We will continue to highly recommend you to anyone interested in buying or selling a home in the Outer Banks.
We were very pleased with the professional service we received from Adam. He guided us through the process of selecting and purchasing our investment property in the Outer Banks. He was very easy to work with and always made himself available when we needed. We feel he helped us make a good decision based on his analysis of the market and the properties we reviewed. Even now, several years later, he continues to help us with decisions regarding the property. We would definitely use him again.
Glenn and Pam Kmecz
Shane Collins is one of the finest young men I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. His knowledge and expertise in Outer Banks real estate is immense. My wife and I felt that Shane had our best interest at heart from the beginning. Shane directed us to the right property for our needs, led us to the best arena for financing the purchase and placed us with an attorney for closing that was both helpful and patient. Rest assured, if we ever purchase another piece of property in the area, Shane will be our first and only call.
Dwight and Sharon Austin
We just closed on a house in KDH and wanted to let you know how much we appreciated Adam Burkhimer. Adam goes above and beyond his duty as a real estate agent. We were looking at the least expensive houses in the OBX and Adam gave us exceptional service. His research and insight were invaluable. In one instance, he was able to speak with the former owner of a foreclosed house to get an answer to one of our questions. Within a day, Adam was able to find surveys, elevation certificates and pertinent information on file with county agencies. Adam was a delight to work with; he made everything easy and has a great personality as well! Also, your website is very user friendly. We have been looking for an OBX home for over a year and have used several different websites, and yours is, by far, the best. We will definitely recommend Adam to any of our friends looking for a home in the OBX.
Paul and Sheila Kagi
I first met Shane a few years ago through many mutual friends in the surfing community here on the Outer Banks. When I started looking into buying my first home this past summer I spent many hours online educating myself and driving around looking at properties I liked. At the time I was unaware of a dollar amount that I may have been qualified for in the way of a loan. For that reason I was hesitant to contact any realtor agents and potentially waste their time. My first step was visiting two local banks followed by two low quotes for a home loan in return, then discouragement. A few days later I ran into Shane and explained my dilemma to him and instantly his local knowledge kicked in. He immediately referred me to a mortgage broker friend of his, and then a few days later I had a substantially higher “ballpark” loan quote that enabled us to zero in on a few nice listings in the Kill Devil Hills area that I desired. The fact that Shane grew up in Kitty Hawk (myself, a transplant) reflected highly, and his honesty in pointing out the positive and negative aspects of the homes I liked assured me that he was always looking out for my best interest. It doesn’t take more than a few minutes of talking with Shane to realize that his calm and straight to the point demeanor are the characteristics of someone who never sugar coats anything. There was one house in particular, that had only been on the market a week or two, and the instant I drove by it I knew it was the one. Shane was able to show it to me on a Sunday and after our thorough walk through he confirmed it was truly a find. Shane’s input on my offer was crucial and he submitted it to the owner on Monday. It was accepted on Tuesday and I was officially under contract to buy one day later. Over the course of the next forty five days I was able to relax and focus on the loan process while Shane took care of all the rest (inspections, survey, insurance, etc.) I have always heard that buying a house was a difficult process, a hassle or even a nightmare but I would strongly have to disagree. The day Shane met me at the house and handed me the keys was a dream come true. I still cannot believe how fast it happened and that I am the owner!
Adam is a great agent! He is very friendly and easy to work with. He helped us purchase a piece of property and build our “home away from home” in the Outer Banks. We couldn’t be happier with the final result! We still keep in contact with Adam, and he is always quick to help us out when needed. We would highly recommend Adam!
Charlie and Dee Williams
Shane has been wonderful in helping me find my new home. He is very patient with this picky client and has been on cue with my wish list. He has spent some Saturdays away from his family to show me some property. He is native to this area and knows it well and understands the changing market. Shane is very responsive with question and has emailed me numerous properties and advice on land, builders and bankers.
As a REALTOR myself, I truly understand and appreciate everything that goes into being a good REALTOR and how important customer service is in the home buying/selling experience. Adam made sure that my husband and I were well taken care of during the buying process by maintaining excellent communication in a timely manner throughout the entire process. Adam has continued to be available with information regarding contractors, etc… to help us to maintain our vacation home in the Outer Banks.
The Germanos Family
Our experience with Shane was superb. He is highly knowledgeable of the Kitty Hawk area and what the market was doing at the time of our sale. He was more than a real estate agent. During the time of our sale of our home, my husband and I had serious medical problems. This situation prohibited us from doing the normal tasks of a seller. Shane was so attentive to our needs he: — helped stage our home —took magnificent photos of our home and the aerials views were outstanding —he helped me with groceries or with whatever I needed while my husband was hospitalized —he provided moral support when times were difficult —during our negotiations, he provided us with patience and gave me strength to continue Shane went far beyond a real estate’s job description. There are so many things that Shane has done for us, for which I will be forever grateful. We have already recommended Shane to a neighbor of ours before we moved. Shane is an expert in his field. Anyone who has Shane as an agent rest assured you have the best.
Ron and Jean Burgess
My experience purchasing a house at the Outer Banks was nothing but positive thanks to Adam Burkhimer. Adam was always professional and patient as I asked question after question and toured property after property as an inexperienced buyer. If he didn’t know the answer off the top of his head, I could always count on Adam to be prompt and accurate in following up with a well-researched and easy to understand answer. He was a delight to work with and I would highly recommend his services to anyone looking to buy a home at the Outer Banks!