The 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 Short, sweet, and to the point, our tweets will keep you on the leading edge of the real estate market.
Multiple Listing Service Access
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.

Please contact us at if you have any questions about these easy to use information sources.

Tom & Louise Hranicka
P.O. Box 280
Avon, NC 27915
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