use of Internet-based and mobile communications to obtain
information and to interact socially is one of the revolutions
of our time. It is staggering to realize that 350 million
Facebook members (out of 500 million total members) send
over 4 billion messages each day! Twitter adds 300,000 new
users and gets 600 million searches daily. In addition,
there are about 300 million cell phones in use in the United
States. Nearly half of these are estimated to be "smart
phones", i.e. they have some enhanced capability to
run programs or to function like computers.
For many, text messaging
has replaced telephone calls and e-mail as the preferred
method of communication.
One of the interesting aspects
of these new ways of communicating is that people can tailor
the content of the information that they receive and decide
with whom they want to interact. Recognizing that you have
a special interest in Hatteras Island and its real estate
market, we would like to be one of your primary resources
for the most current information available in ways that
are custom-made for your personal preferences. Toward that
objective, here are some options through which you can stay
up to date on island news and the real estate market:
Visit us on Facebook at
Then, click "Like". We post information
about market trends and statistics several times
each week. If there is a topic about which you would
like to learn more, just let us know.
Follow us on Twitter at
sweet, and to the point, our tweets will keep you
on the leading edge of the real estate market.
Would you like to have instant
access to information about all properties for sale
on the island on your cell phone? It's simple -
just text "OBXHI to 87778" and download
the free application. Regardless of where you are,
you can research the Hatteras Island market based
on your personal search criteria such as price,
number of bedrooms, zip code, etc. on any phone
that has access to the Internet.
You can also
access the Multiple Listing Service database from
your computer through our web site
Click on the Properties page, and scroll to the
bottom. There you will find a portal that will take
you to the Multiple Listing Service.