Our approach to Outer Banks long term property management

We have seen a major uptick in requests for long term rental properties by people who have clearly stated that they are moving to the Outer Banks. They have proven to their bosses that they can be effective working from home. The COVID-19 crisis has also brought opportunities as well and many people who have want to live at the beach are now making their move here. This is in line with the trend we have seen in other beautiful, spacious places as well.

We believe this is a great time to put your house into a long-term rental program. The trend of remote workers moving to the Outer Banks, coupled with the uncertainty of the Air BNB model makes long-term rentals a much more stable cash-flow option.

Outer Banks Long Term Property Management

Our Property Management Services:

Tenant Screening

We put a big emphasis on finding the right tenants! In order to find the best tenant for your home, prospective tenants are carefully screened for suitability. This includes:

  • Nationwide criminal background check
  • Credit check
  • Eviction history check
  • Thorough reference checks
  • Past rental history
  • Income qualification

Maintaining Your Home

Home inspections are scheduled and completed twice per year to ensure lease compliance and upkeep to the home. We send you a detailed report, outlining the condition, required repairs, recommended repairs, and suggested preventive maintenance. When a repair is needed, we select just the right person for the job from our list of trusted contractors.

Marketing Your Home

Colony Realty is the largest and most experienced long-term property management company on the Outer Banks. As such, referrals are a very large part of obtaining prospective tenants. Home availability is shown on our website with multiple pictures from prospective clients. We also advertise on several other rental platforms as is appropriate.

Owner Communication

Each owner is provided with a unique login and password to the owner’s website. This site provides the following:

  • real-time information for all financial data related to your property
  • work orders
  • vendor invoices
  • tenant information
  • rental-related documents (leases, management agreements, inspection reports, etc.)
  • customize and print your own Rental Owner Statements
  • Automatic email notification when your ETF owner draw has been initiated

For those who prefer not to use the owner’s website, monthly statements are mailed.

Management Availability

You can call us with questions, comments, or any help you need. We have the knowledge and the experience necessary to make your ownership of an Outer Banks rental home as hassle-free as possible. You can reach us by phone, email, and through our website.

Get the most out of your rental

We listen to prospective and current tenants so we know what they are looking for in a rental home. We help guide maintenance and upgrade choices for your rental home to maximize your return on investment

Contact Julia Head, President:


252-441-3051 x5503