What it is all about.

“Thanks to you, John the experience of buying a home in the Outer Banks area was very easy. John’s expertise and knowledge of the area helped us locate the perfect home for us. We knew we wanted a new build and we found the perfect house in Nags Head within a day of looking. John even showed us the home last minute on a Saturday evening and we put a contract on the house late Saturday night. During the entire home buying experience, John was always quick to respond to our numerous texts, emails, and phone calls; we always felt we were in constant contact and that John was working hard for us. The experience from day one and even though our closing date has been exceptional. Even after we closed on our new home, John has been in contact we us to make sure everything that needed attention concerning the house has been addressed by the builder. We feel that even though the closing date has passed that John is still making sure things are going smoothly for us and our new home. I highly recommend John as a Real Estate Professional who will work hard for you. I feel that not only have we found a realtor we can work with if need be in the future, but that we have found a new friend in the Outer Banks. Thank-you again John for all your hard work. It did not go unnoticed.” – Deborah T., Nags Head, NC

Excellent assistance with buying property

Excellent assistance with buying our property from start to finish. Went above and beyond what we would have ever expected. Really appreciate John answering all of our questions and then some, and if he didn’t know the answer, which was rare, he found it out and got right back to us. We  definitely could not have asked for a better agent. Thank you so much John for everything

Jimmy & Michelle

John is a true professional

Without any hesitation whatsoever, we can truly say that it was a pleasure working with John Register as he assisted us with selling own our current home and closing the deal on the home we purchased at Colington Pointe. John is a true professional who thoroughly understands the real estate business. His knowledge and experiences working in the real estate market on the Outer Banks and his commitment to us, while serving as our agent were second to none. He always had our best interest in mind and provided us with options and advice that we hadn’t considered. John isn’t just concerned about the business of selling the Outer Banks…he’s devoted to building a community of people who love it…the way that he does…and who will contribute to make it a place that will be endeared by all who visit and by those you call it home, year round. Believe that’s what sets John apart from his contemporaries.

James D.
Colington, NC

Will go above and beyond the call of duty

I told John what I was looking for and how much I wanted to spend and fell in love with and bought the first house he showed me! He also knew exactly what lender to hook me up with because of my special circumstances. Being from out-of-state, some situations arose that would have been difficult for me to handle, but John graciously offered to take care of them for me. He genuinely cares about his clients and will go above and beyond the call of duty for them.

Linda Veazey
Colonial Heights, VA

He is the only agent we would dream of working

When my husband and I decided this past January to sell our home on the Outer Banks and relocate out of state, we knew the chips were stacked against us so to speak. Having bought our first home in the real estate boom a few years ago, we knew that selling our home and moving our three children would take a-lot of hard work and thinking outside the box and we wanted a sales agent that would see past the obstacles and get the job done.

In my first phone conversation with John, I told him we were willing to be creative and do whatever it took to sell our house. He made it very clear that he was looking out for our best interest and he wanted to make sure that we came out of the deal without losing everything that we had worked so hard for. However, with the plunging real estate values at the time, it seemed as though nothing short of a miracle would put a “SOLD” sign on our house.

Through a series of conversations with our lender, John was able to negotiate a “short sale ” on our home and close the deal. Despite the articles that I had read that such a deal was drawn out and difficult, we closed right on time with no hassle. Not only were we thrilled with the outcome, but our closing attorney actually commented that we were very lucky to have the reached the deal through such an aggressive realtor.

We love the Outer Banks, we miss the sand, and our children  proudly tell everyone in our new town that they are “from the beach.” In my conversation with John on the day of closing, I told him to call me if he ever came across a great deal on a little vacation home there. He is the only agent we would dream of working with on the beach. Not only do we know a great realtor on the Outer Banks, but we now have a great new friend.

Jill, Jimmy, Jacob, Hailey & Gray Midgett

Best realtor we have worked with

How likely are you to recommend John Register?

highly likely

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My wife and I have purchased more than 10 homes in 8 states over our lifetime due to career choices. I can say without hesitation that John Register was the best realtor we have worked with. John not only understands the complexities of the local markets but he tenaciously follows through on every inquiry and detail throughout the process. We bought a second home through John and live far away. One month after buying the home a hurricane came directly over our new home. We called John and he took care of preparing our property without hesitation, even though the sale was completed and he was under no obligation!!!

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Helped me buy a home or lot/land

Ken Suesse

Honest reliable friendly and professional real estate agent

Dear Mr. Oakes

We would like to write you a letter regarding Mr. John Register, our real estate agent for the purchase of two houses on the Outer Banks. We purchased these houses one on the sound side and one on the ocean side. The purchases occurred in 2009 and 2010. One house was a short sale and the other was in foreclosure making the purchase process challenging to say the least. Throughout the entire time, John was helpful, knowledgeable, honest, kind, with good humor and understanding. The guidance and help that Mr. Register provided us went way beyond what was required and encompassed not only the search and purchase phase of the investment, but also help and advice following the closing and the setting up of the property for rental.

When we searched for houses, John was very well prepared, informative and open about the pluses and faults of the different properties.

Even now, after the houses have been bought we are still in constant contact with John, asking him for advice and help. He is just as timely, conscientious and through with his responses after the sale as he was prior to the sale.

To say that we would use John in future real-estate purchases or recommend him to our friends who are looking for property is an understatement. He is not only our agent but has also become our go to guy and friend.

Mr. John Register is what an honest reliable friendly and professional real estate agent should be. We are very fortunate to have found him and we believe you are very fortunate to have him working in your organization.

The Feldman Family

I would highly recommend his services

John is very knowledgeable about the area and an expert in real estate. I would highly recommend his services and do when asked by someone. He truly helped my transaction to closing without any incidents which is hard considering the market and lending restrictions currently being used.

Paul Farr

He treated us like we were his only customer

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a letter of recommendation for John Register. We met John through a contact on the internet.  He was extremely helpful and knowledgeable regarding the Outer Banks real estate market – both properties and houses. He spent numerous hours researching for us as well as spending time showing us houses during off hours. Within one weekend, we found the property and builder for our vacation home.

John continued to be of great support and assistance to us. He worked with us to find a lawyer and bank to handle the closing and finances. He closely monitored the progress of our loan paperwork and contract with the builder. He was available to us anytime, day or evening. He provided pictures of our property, and even checked on it during hurricane Isabel.

We continue to keep in touch and get together when we are in the Outer Banks. I would highly recommend John Register to anyone. He treated us like we were his only customer, and provided the excellent service you expect when purchasing a home.

Bernie Gibson

A smooth and timely closing

I was very satisfied with Mr. Register handling the listing and sale of my property. He was very thorough in all aspects of the contract which resulted in a smooth and timely closing. I would recommend and use Mr. Register’s services in future Real Estate business.

Mrs. Virginia S. Phillips

Under contract in less than a month

John sold my sister’s home after she had been through quite a few other real estate offices. She had her home on the market for approximately 5 years with other Realtors. John was able to raise the price and have the home under contract in less than a month. The closing went smoothly and on time.

When I decided to sell my home, John was able to list my home fairly and I was very happy with the selling price of my home. John took the time to show me quite a few houses, until I decided which one to purchase. I have now been in my new home for 1 1/2 years and my children and I are very happy.

Barbara Teague

Top Producer status

Dear John,

Achieving the Top Producer status in a RE/MAX office is an accomplishment for which anyone can be proud. You have done just that for the month of July, and we send our sincerest congratulations!

The diligence and effort necessary to attain this position is unknown by most and practiced by few.  No doubt your clients, customers, and RE/MAX Associates understand the importance of such hard work!

Thank you for your involvement and commitment to the RE/MAX System. May you have many more successful months and years ahead!

Geoffrey Hill
CRB, Regional Director/Vice President


Dear John,

Satisfying the real estate needs of customers and clients equates to success in the real estate industry. Qualifying for the RE/MAX 100% CLUB is a true measure of such success.

This year, your energetic efforts have placed your name on the membership roster of this very special group of dynamic achievers.  On behalf of the entire Regional staff we congratulate you and thank you for your contributions to the RE/MAX System.  

We trust your diligence and hard work will bring you continued success. Thank you for being on the “RE/MAX Team”

Geoffrey Hill
CRB, Regional Director/Vice-President