Client Testimonials

Couldn't be happier!

We are so grateful that Gray Berryman was our agent while we were searching for our house on the Outer Banks!  Gray has the perfect blend of Southern hospitality and business acumen.  He is incredibly knowledgeable about the Outer Banks real estate market, down to the nuances of the individual communities, and the way that homes are constructed.  Gray was very patient while showing us several properties; sometimes the same property more than once.  If you’re looking for an expert, Gray’s your guy.  We are now the proud owners of a lovely home in Duck, and couldn’t be happier!

Mike, Sara & Noah Buffington

Above and Beyond!

We could not have asked for a finer “Agent” to represent us! We have raved about you to everyone we discuss our house with. We certainly appreciate all of your efforts “above and beyond” the normal duties... We started out looking for a “good agent” but wound up with a “good friend”...

Bob and Diane

Many Thanks!

We SO appreciate everything you have done to make the house purchase so painless! You have been invaluable in providing great resources locally—we can’t wait to use some of them. Many Thanks!

The Veary Family

New Beach House

Thank you so much for all of your help. We love our new beach house.

Shelley and Mike, Jupiter, Florida

Incredibly Knowledgeable in Many Areas

We cannot thank you enough for all of the time you gave us and for your patience with our looking and our questions. We feel so very fortunate to have found you—you are incredibly knowledgeable in many areas and you are pleasant to be with and made us feel very comfortable!

Gayle Smith, Potomac, Maryland

Lucky Break!

 

I have bought and sold at least nine properties in the Richmond and Northern Neck of Virginia over a period of 60 years.  I can honestly say that I have NEVER worked with an agent who is as hard working, knowledgeable and pleasant as Gray Berryman.  He gives you 20/7 of his time before and after your purchase.

What a lucky break for us when we selected him as our broker!

Shirley M. Stoneham

Much Easier

Gray,


Thanks for all your help in making our dream of a 2nd home in the Outer Banks a reality.  Your understanding our needs and the local real estate market made the process so much easier.  We sincerely appreciate all your efforts and feel like we have made a friend in the Outer Banks as well as a realtor we would highly recommend.


J. and M. Swenson

Huge Help

My wife and I completely enjoyed our experience working with Gray Berryman.  He is the first Realtor with whom I have ever worked who listened to my buying parameters (price/house style) and stayed within them.  My experience in the past has been that some agents work to stretch the buyer out of their comfort zone - Gray not only kept to my requirements, he even reminded me of them several times! 

We tried a "short sale", and ultimately bought the property through a bank.  Gray kept us educated and calm the whole way through.  He talked us through the process, communicated regularly, and kept his patience as the players changed and the process dragged.  Many people find this process very painful, but Gray made it easy for us.

After the sale, Gray was a huge help with the local contractors - he gave top picks for cable providers, pool maintenance folks, and all sorts of help.  His recommendations proved efficient and responsive, and they remain on our list of people to call when we need some help.

-- R. Berndt 

Could not be Happier!

 Gray assisted me greatly by explaining thoroughly and walking me through each step of the way...whether it was his thoughts on a particular neighborhood or advice on the bidding process.  As a result, I purchased a home that I could not be happier with.  In fact, after bringing him numerous homes I wanted to tour, it ended up being a home that he brought to my attention that I fell in love with and purchased!

Chas Gregory

Superb Job

Gray has done a superb job finding the properties that work best for us, negotiating great prices and checking the details so that there are not surprises!  We are thrilled with all three properties that we have purchased with him. 

Ray and Joy Howell

Performance was Impressive

Gray listed our rental property on Schooner Ridge Drive in Duck. Because my husband and I own our own real estate office in New Jersey, we knew what to expect during the listing process. Of course, we started out with high expectations, because we are in the same field. Gray started out with a very impressive Comparative Market Analysis for our property and his real estate performance was just as impressive, if not more. He kept us informed by phone and email through whole process and made us feel so comfortable, even though we were more than 400 miles away. He is a true professional and had our best interests at heart through the entire transaction. He is a great asset to the real estate community.

~ Rose Marie Sinisi

Excellent Working Relationships

He went above and beyond a realtor's expected responsibilities to make everything happen smoothly in this challenging market.  His excellent working relationships with mortgage brokers, inspectors, and insurance agents made our seemingly impossible dream a reality.

Reed and Jamie Hoffmier

Second to None!

We had the privilege in working with Gray Berryman to purchase our home in Kill Devil Hills. Gray worked diligently with us for several months in striving to find a profitable vacation rental property within the Outer Banks. While we live over 5 hours away, Gray made this process very simple, accommodating and pleasurable.

Prior to Gray, we worked with three different agents where Gray’s knowledge “far surpassed” anyone we had dealt with. Gray also projected rental income for our home, where with all aspects in working with Gray, he was right on! Gray was great to work with during the sales process, and even after the sale, he assisted us with great advice regarding upgrades, introduced us to various staff members within Carolina Designs whom would be managing our home, and guided us to ensure we invested in a “profitable vacation home”! Our expectations in working with Gray far surpassed our expectations!  

Gray’s knowledge of the real estate environment in the Outer Banks is second to none. Combining his knowledge of the market, great personality, and continued support after the sale, in my opinion there is no other choice in a real estate agent among all of the Outer Banks.

Dr. William Smallwood

Corny sense of humor and always a pleasure!

In 2003, we sold an oceanfront house, then several months later
we purchased an oceanfront condo, and a soundfront home.  In 2008, we sold
the condo, and in 2009 Gray worked with our daughter and her husband to
purchase a house.  The point is that once we worked with Gray, we have
wanted to have his help thereafter.
Gray was terrific in advising us about location, quality of the property,
items in need of further attention, and other factors whether pluses or
minuses.  His financial analyses were always insightful, whether the
property was for investment or residence.  During all of our transactions,
we were living out-of-town, and his communications were timely and
complete.  He has always responded quickly to any of our questions.
Gray has a great demeanor, corny sense of humor, and is always a pleasure
to work with.    Charlie Gregory, Manteo, NC

Every day!

"Every day that I come down and stay in my new house I get more excited about it!"

Steve Bassford, Salisbury, MD

Even after over a year of searching...

"Gray explained things to us step by step and was always extremely patient, even after over a year of searching.  Through our seemingly never-ending search and countless offers Gray never let us get discouraged....We can’t say enough about our experience working with Gray."

Andy and Heather Blankenbaker, Nags Head, NC

We are impressed!

"Throughout the entire process, you kept us up to date with regular phone calles.  You got estimates for us on repair work, met with home inspectors and did all the things a good Realtor should do.  In short, you were never sparing with your time or effort....Carolina Designs is well represented by you."

John and Evelyn

Highly Recommended

I have been privileged to know and work with Gray for a number of years. He is one of the most ethical people I know. If you are looking to purchase property in the Outer Banks, Gray has proven himself as a real estate expert, in particular when dealing with oceanfront property. 

Gray takes his fiduciary responsibility to his buyers and sellers very seriously. In a market where many agents just concentrate on closing a purchase, Gray goes farther to make sure that his clients’ interests are looked after through the entire process and beyond. 

I highly recommend him and am privileged to consider him a part of our team.

Bud Dean, Furlong, Pennsylvania

Great Future

You did a wonderful job in selling our house and the process afterward.  I see a great future for you.

Nancy and Buddy

The house is really perfect!

Thank you so much for all your help with picking out our house. You were very patient with us while we tried to narrow down our choices… The house is really perfect, it is just what we wanted and our nice, new hammock looks great and has already been used. I can’t thank you enough because it has always been a dream of (my husband’s)...He is really happy and excited about it…

The Sullivan Family

A True Professional

Both (my wife) and I are very are very excited at the purchase of our beach house. However, none of this would have been possible without the time, effort and commitment shown to us by Gray Berryman. Without Gray’s personal dedication we would not have ever purchased this home.

Gray is in our opinion simply wonderful to deal with. We feel like we acquired a new “friend of the family” in Gray. He stayed with us through this process for over 1 ½ years and in the end helped us achieve a dream for our family. He truly went above and beyond spending several ½ and ¾ days showing countless properties and dealing very well with our 3 children, including our very critical teenage daughters and very excited 8-year old son. He showed great humor with our kids and they in turn really enjoyed seeing Gray on our trips to the Outer Banks.

When it came time for the transaction, Gray did everything he could to ease anxiety and I would honestly say that I cannot offer any way to improve his process. All of my interactions with Gray were professional and helpful, even when the news was not in my favor. In fact, the only two times I was not satisfied occurred when things were outside Gray’s control.

Overall I would give Gray a “10”….On behalf of me and my family, I would like to thank Gray and the support team at Carolina Designs.

The Gambles

Highly Responsive

"I found Gray to be pleasant, patient, and highly responsive throughout the entire process.  Although the agent representing the seller made a number of demands, Mr. Berryman was able to manage the relationship in my best interest, saving me considerable expense."

Lee Fitzgerald

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