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Jackie was so easy to work with. She was very helpful and patient with our looking. She is also very knowledgeable about the area and about real estate. She went over and above the call of duty in taking care of us!

S & S Willhauck

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Jackie goes above and beyond her duties. When we had to renovate a condo before selling, it was difficult to travel from out of town to pick out all the things we needed for renovation. Jackie jumped right in, and offered to choose all of our needs herself. She basically renovated the condo, and guided the contractor, whom she also found for us. She sold the unit in 19 days, and got the highest price that any condo in that complex has gotten in years. We have worked with her for 30 years and we would never work with anyone else on the outer banks.

D& D Shamitz

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Jackie was the selling agent for us when we decided to sell our oceanfront condo. The sale of the condo went very well and was handled professionally by Jackie and her team. I would definitively recommend her and am planning on using her again when it is time to buy another property.

R & B Sargente

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Jackie is the ultimate real-estate professional. I had heard about her expertise for years from friends in the area and finally had the opportunity to experience it as a client. She gave us excellent advice on selling our condo quickly and for the best price, and everything closed without a hitch.

J & F Cole

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When we decided to sell our beachfront condominium we wanted a seasoned local expert to represent us. Rarely do you encounter someone who is both a consummate professional and a warm, caring and engaging individual. That is Jackie. Her peerless knowledge of the market in general and our property in particular were priceless. She not only went the extra mile on our behalf, but was a comforting and reassuring presence when we encountered the inevitable "bumps in the road." We could not possibly recommend her more highly. She deserves six, seven or EIGHT stars!

T & C Martin

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Jackie Sample and her assistant Jackie O’Hara are by far the best real estate agent/team that we have worked with during 40 years of buying and selling homes in North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland. They were honest, hardworking, patient, proactive, always available, and extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of our sale of a second home/rental condo. They were also a true pleasure to work with. We recommend them very highly and expect to work them again when we purchase a retirement home on the Outer Banks next year.

E & C Sieveka

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If you are looking for a reliable and very knowledgeable realtor, then we can highly recommend Jackie Sample for whom we only have the highest praise. Jackie was recently our realtor for the sale of our renovated OBX home. She knew exactly the value of our renovations without us having to go into detail. She has in-depth knowledge of the real estate market and her experience puts her way ahead of any competitor she may have out there. In today's market, it can be very stressful, but Jackie took all that on for us. She priced the home just right, knew when to go to market, negotiated the best price and during the bidding process, masterfully navigated the various offers. Look no further if you need to buy or sell a home in the Outer Banks. Jackie can and will get you the best price and take on all the heavy lifting. It is with gratitude that we recommend her services to anyone else who might be interested.

M Bekaert & L Biagioli

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Jackie had helped my mother sell her condo in the past and my mother was very pleased. So when we were interested in buying a condo, we contacted her. We couldn`t have asked for a better agent. She was in constant contact and was always available to answer any question we had. She ended up finding the perfect place for us. She made the transaction so smooth- no worries. She is also a very upbeat and cheerful person, who never makes you feel like she is going out of her way for you. Her main concern was finding the place that would make us happy, no matter how much time she had to spend to do it. Don`t hesitate in trusting Jackie with your real estate needs.

C & K Roder

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This was a long distance sale for which I needed someone was familiar with the location and had the experience to handle the whole long distance process. Jackie was great in every way; I would not hesitate to-recommend her as a realtor or to use her services again

M Jones

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Jackie Ricks Sample has represented my interests in the Outer Banks for the past 20 years. She knows her stuff! Her primary objective is to make sure you are happy with the decision you make today, and remain happy with that decision down the road. I enthusiastically recommend Jackie to anyone looking for a local real estate expert and 'partner' who will assist you in finding the best properties for your circumstances. If you are selling, Jackie has valuable relationships with everyone working in the Outer Banks real estate community - a real help when negotiating the sale price and with anything else that may arise.

D Asberry

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Jackie was a delight to work with in assisting with the sale of my beach condo. She was always available whenever I had questions and she guided me in determining the listing price, as well as making suggestions with an offer and counter offer. Her assistant, Jackie O'Hara, did a great job in developing the on-line site of the property which resulted in over 1,000 views. This all resulted in the sale of my property at a very acceptable price.

B Watson


The Jackie Team at Sun Realty have been working long-distance with me for 10 months as I transitioned from working and owning home in WV to retiring & purchasing a condo in OBX. There were several issues that came up on my end, which delayed my WV settlement and thus delayed my NC settlement, and they were professional and very responsive every step of the way. They also gave me referrals for professional services that I needed and coordinated inspections, helped me choose law firm, mortgage lender, insurance, everything I needed. I would highly recommend them as your realtors!

J Williams

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Jackie Ricks Sample has been my realtor since the purchase of my first house in 1988. Since then, I have used her expertise for at least 4 other purchases or sales. In a vacation area, to me it was imperative I had an agent who was in the business for the good of the area and the buyer. She provides honest and valuable advice. She is trustworthy, easy to work with, responsive and professional. My original decision to work with Jackie stemmed in part, from the fact that she has been in the Outer Banks since 1970, knows the area very well and was very experienced with real estate. She is respected in the business community. She has always steered us in the right direction, and that includes not purchasing if it wasn't the right fit. My original decision was correct and I highly recommend her.

D & K Tiffany

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We planned to buy a second home in the Outer Banks and needed to have a great realtor who would have integrity, experience and an intimate understanding of the area. Having just gone through a bad experience with a real estate agent, we wanted to be sure we did our homework in identifying the right agent. We read bios, looked on the popular real estate sites and read all the feedback we could find. Ultimately, Jackie's ongoing involvement and accolades she earned as a realtor showed me that she had the passion we were looking for. The old adage of you get what you pay for does not hold true in real estate, a bad realtor gets just as much commission as a great one. So it is up to you, the buyer or seller to identify a great partner amidst a large group of options. This may be a rather long intro to our testimonial, but we want to be clear that we found Jackie by design and it paid off. So what was the pay-off? To start with, Jackie asked the right questions to help narrow down the vast array of options open to us. During this initial process, she showed us around and made sure we were very clear about all the pros and cons of the various types such as: a property requiring 4 wheel drive versus a property with easier access; a property ocean side versus bay side or a property attractive for a rental program versus a property more suited for private use. However, when it really paid to have a great realtor is when we started the buying process. Jackie's negotiation skills and immense knowledge as well as a vast network of resources saved the day. Her knowledge of the area and the going rates allowed us to go in with a fair offer which was equally fairly countered and both parties agreed on the price. After this initial agreement, Jackie truly showed off her expertise and skills and more than earned her commission. For example, she knew of a great inspector who identified some issues requiring quotes at a quick turnaround. Not knowing any resources on OBX, we were 100% relying on Jackie to help us through. We worked through all the inspection issues that needed to be addressed in the most expedient manner and were able to itemize all the items to be addressed. Most impressive indeed and more importantly, it kept us on track towards our closing date. Lastly, which agent do you know of or have you worked with who makes it a goal to help save you money? Not only does it eat into their pay if they help you bring down the purchase price, they also don't get a dime from any ongoing savings you realize thanks to their expertise. So having a realtor like Jackie who cares and cares greatly is a rare find indeed. As an example, we had no idea, nor had we ever heard of the option to install flood vents. However doing so, dropped the flood insurance cost by a whopping $1,500 annually. This had nothing to do with the purchase price of the home, so whether she helped us further or not would not have altered the outcome for her. These are the moments we counted our blessings to have found the best realtor in the Outer Banks as we truly believe it is so. It is easy to complain when things go bad, it takes a lot more effort to take the time for positive feedback. However, Jackie is so exceptional that we felt compelled to write this testimonial so that others looking for a great realtor on the Outer Banks may enjoy the same benefits we did, knowing that we thoroughly researched the realtor field and had an extremely satisfying experience. To be clear, this testimonial was not solicited or compensated in any way and we only wrote it after conclusion of the sale. Our incentive in writing this is thanks to our gratitude towards Jackie for being the quintessential realtor. We hope that you too will get to experience a flawless real estate transaction, and to start with, hire Jackie Sample as your trusted realtor.

M Bekaert & L Biagioli

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You two are an awesome team. The process to list and sell the condo was seamless thanks to your expertise. We sincerely appreciate your efforts to guide us through the real estate transaction. We are happy. The new owners are happy. All is well. Certainly Sun Realty and the Jackie team will be recommended by us to any friends or acquaintances with real estate needs in the Outer Banks area. Thank you so much!

T & G Engelberger


Once again, you have been a delight to have as our real estate agent. In spite of your previous wonderful dealing with us, this time exceeded our wildest expectations. You are a pro and simply the best. May you have all you desire in the New Year.

R & A Hines

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I am writing this letter to express my deep appreciation and respect for the high quality of professionalism shown us by your colleague Jackie Ricks-Sample and her assistant. ​ When I needed to choose a Realtor(R) to manage the sale of my mother’s townhome in Kitty Hawk, I knew it wouldn’t be easy. I wanted a local agent but all of our business would need to be transacted remotely through telephone and e-mail due to my out-of-state location. The townhome was old and located in an area where three other units had been languishing on the market for years, one of which was a short sale. Our townhome was further encumbered by a tenant family. I did not have high expectations for selling quickly at a fair price. I read Jackie’s biographical date on the Sun Realty site, and noted that she had excellent experience as well as her own site with many client accolades. I contacted Jackie by e-mail and she responded within the hour by telephone. Thus began a fruitful, professional and positive relationship. ​ Jackie made arrangements to visit the townhome so that she could assess its condition and advise me on pricing. This was the first of many visits which required continual coordination between her, the rental manager, the tenants, and later, inspectors and repair persons. Jackie and her assistant Jackie O’Hara walked us through the listing documents, patiently answering our questions. Both Jackies were always available to me, no matter when I called or e-mailed. They developed an outstanding online listing which beautifully profiled the townhome. Jackie O’Hara posted a terrific video tour. Within 2 weeks and a day of listing, the Jackies had secured for us a written contract to buy. I was astounded. ​ During the following two-month due diligence phase, Jackie expertly attended to the issues which arose. She worked tirelessly on our behalf during this period. When the buyers requested an expensive renovation and I balked, she negotiated a satisfactory settlement. She procured repair estimates for me (which was a tremendous assist, given my remote location) and continued to coordinate and schedule repairs and inspections to fit the tenants’ preferences. A last-minute heating system malfunction arose a week and a half prior to closing and Jackie effected a solution between us and the buyers. And it all culminated in a successful closing! ​ My mother and I are so pleased. In short, Jackie Ricks-Sample and Jackie O’Hara took on a challenging listing and worked diligently throughout the entire process to the end goal. We were beneficiaries of their superior skills and experience, we well as their unfailingly pleasant demeanors. I’ve met neither of the Jackies in person of course, but will seek them out on a future visit to the Outer Banks to personally thank them. They are both incredible assets to the Sun Realty organization and I hope that you can commend them in some meaningful way.

J Henson & P Morey

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Jackie did an excellent job assisting us with our condo purchase. This is the second property purchase we have made with Jackie as our agent. She and her assistant are wonderful to work with and helped to make the entire process seamless. We will certainly contact her in the future for any OBX assistance.

M & D Lilley

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Jackie Sample is extremely knowledgeable and professional. Jackie recently helped us find our dream home near the Currituck Sound, and we love it! She worked hard to find what we needed, and was with us through the whole process. She communicated with us on a regular basis, and gave us great guidance. This is the realtor you want! Thank you, Jackie

E & S Ingram

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Jackie S did an outstanding job for the sale of our house recently. It sold within 3 days which was incredible and communicated with the buyer’s agent on every level, providing quick and excellent information to him and to us. I would highly recommend Jackie and her team to anyone looking for a house on the OBX. Because of her time on the Outer Banks and expertise in the area, we had little to do but open our house for potential buyers. Everything from start to finish worked flawlessly. She’s quite good!

J & B Wiltshire


Simply put...Jackie is the best. A longtime resident of the outer bank she was able to take our needs and identify the few areas that meet out needs. She wasn't afraid to bring her top customer service to what some would call "tire kickers" as we had no definite time line for our purchase. She showed us around the areas she thought would meet our needs on our initial trip to look. Since we were from out of state- she identified a house and we bought it sight unseen due to the competitive market. I am so happy that we found Jackie- she literally found us the house of our dreams!

T & D Dix

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Linda and I recently decided to sell our home and scale down to a one story home in March of this year. We wanted someone who had been in the business on the OBX for a number of years and was a respected Real Estate Agent that we could rely on to look after our best interest and immediately we thought of Jackie Ricks Sample. Jackie could not have been more responsible meeting our needs and promoting our home for sale. She is a very professional and responsive Real Estate Agent. We are very pleased with the outcome of the sale of our home. We would highly recommend Jackie if you are planning on selling your home. Thank you Jackie!

B & L Woodard

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We are so thankful we chose Jackie to be our realtor! She was knowledgeable through every step of the process of purchasing our home from making an offer to closing. She was always responded to our questions immediately and sat down with us when we needed extra guidance. She really was our guide through this home purchase. Thank you, Jackie!

E & B Mechak


Jackie was always available to take my calls and answer my questions. She provided us with excellent service from the listing to closing. I highly recommend her to help sell your house.

D & R Mills

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We recently closed on a house in Colington Harbour and Jackie and her staff could not have been more helpful, responsive and professional. Buying a house in another state is tough enough but to do it during a nation wide pandemic makes it even tougher. Jackie worked tirelessly on our behalf to get us all the necessary things needed to close on the house and to do it within a very short time frame. If you are looking for a real estate professional who really cares and works with you, look no further than Jackie Sample.

K & S Logan

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Jackie was a pleasure to do business with from start to finish! I would highly recommend her services! She showed us houses that were in our price range in places she honestly thought was right for us! She and her staff were awesome! Love Nags Head!

N & G Burgwyn

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Jackie was very professional, checked on everything and made suggestions that made the sale happen quickly . She’s honest and up front about anything which might prevent the sale of a property. And Jackie knows all the best professionals in the area to recommend for improvements.

D & S Hofler

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Jackie was so wonderful to work with. She knows the area and is so knowledgeable about everything you need to know. She goes above and beyond to help you find just what you are looking for, and her patience is unbelievable. Jackie is great negotiating and always has your best interest in mind and will give you advice when you need it. She is quick to respond to all of your questions and concerns as well. I would recommend Jackie Ricks Sample to anyone that was looking for a house. She is the best.

J Humphries

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When it was time to sell Dad's home, I looked for a realtor who I could trust; someone with knowledge of the Outer Banks, and contacts with reliable local contractors. Jackie Ricks Sample came highly recommended from friends of my Dad. After we met with her and discussed the process both Dad and I were confident that Jackie would take care of business. Since I do not live locally, my concern was that I would be at a disadvantage as far as the sale was concerned. But Jackie and her associates kept me in the loop, via phone and email. She attended to every detail, and the sale was a success. If you are looking for real estate in the Outer Banks area, I highly recommend Jackie Ricks Sample!

M & S Camp


We highly recommend Jackie Sample!!! She was such a pleasure to work with. We had a tough due date to meet and they made it happen. Without sacrificing a good return. She is knowledgeable, personable, kind etc. We can't say enough great things about Jackie. We will recommend her to everyone who is looking to buy or sell a home on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. She is TOPS! The BEST!!

M & R O'Donnell

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We have used Jackie for all of our sales on the Outer Banks over the past 10 years. Because of her local expertise and her many years living here, she knows the market. Wouldn't think of using anyone else.

G & S Bourne

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Jackie has listed multiple properties for us over the years and does a wonderful job. Professional, knowledgeable and very helpful. She has a great team working with her at Sun Realty as well.

S & C Hines

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Jackie helped us find our new home in the Outer Banks. She was so knowledgeable about the ins and outs of the area. She has the patience of a saint and was so responsive to our many questions about moving to the OBX. Jackie listens to what you want and is an expert at what she does. Her level of service is unmatched and we highly recommend her.

C & J H

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Jackie is a professional who is warm and friendly and understanding. That makes the perfect real estate agent! My house was on the market for 23 days and when an offer came in, she negotiated top dollar for it. I'm convinced had she not made the MSL listing perfect and her assistant, also Jackie, not made the virtual tour a work of art, this would not have happened. You can not go wrong asking her to help you sell your home.

S Carter

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When we moved from New York to North Carolina in 2001, we were very impressed with our agent, Jackie Ricks-Sample, from Sun Realty. When we decided to sell that home and move locally to a single level home in 2016, we did not hesitate to contact Jackie again. We had very specific requirements for the type of house and location we were looking for. We also worked out a strategy with Jackie that would enable us to sell our house, temporarily move into a short term rental, and be ready with a full cash offer as soon as we saw what we wanted. That strategy worked perfectly! Throughout the entire process of listing and selling, Jackie had our best interests at heart at all times. We followed her advice with a very difficult potential buyer and moved on to another buyer and a successful outcome. Jackie then switched hats and helped us find exactly the kind of home we were looking for, in the location we wanted, and walked us through a purchase which also had it's challenges. Jackie's wealth of experience on the Outer Banks was just what we needed to make both transactions meet our needs.

M & J Foster

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Jackie Ricks Sample and Jackie O'Hara were wonderful to work with. They made us feel that the sell of our house was the most important thing to all of us. They were responsive to our calls and patient with our questions. Our household was challenging, but they were very flexible with our needs. We had offers the first day! We would highly recommend them to anyone thinking of selling their homes.

A & D Muir

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Jackie and her assistant Jackie are very professional and have helped us sell two houses. We have referred them to our friends. They are very helpful and very patient. We highly recommend them.

J & B Long


Jackie, Your expertise and patience in handling my listing is much appreciated! As long as I’m here you will be my “Realtor”!

A D'Agosta

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Alfred and I want to thank you and your great staff, Brooke and Jackie O, for all your help and moral support during the sale of our house.

A & S Bevan

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Sun Realty, I wanted to write to tell you how pleased I was with my agent, Jackie Ricks Sample. She was my agent as both a seller and buyer. It was quite obvious that Jackie had a thorough knowledge of all aspects of real estate from the very beginning. She and her assistant, Jackie O’Hara, created a beautiful online presentation of my home (I actually received a compliment from a computer professional). One Jackie was available at almost any time of the day to discuss questions or concerns that I had. When I sold my home, Jackie helped me find a terrific new home. She was a wonderful advocate for me. I felt like she could answer all questions I had about inspections, mortgages, and insurance. Again, she or Jackie O’Hara were available any time I needed to speak to them. I know that Jackie worked extremely hard to make me have a wonderful experience as both a buyer and a seller. I feel so fortunate to have chosen her as my agent. I cannot say enough good things about my experience except, “Thank you so much Jackie S. and Jackie O.!

N Northrup

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When we bought our first rental home on the Outer Banks in 1997 we were fortunate to find Jackie Sample. Since then we have bought and sold a few properties and always used Jackie with confidence that we were with the best. When we recently decided to sell our Martin’s Point home we, of course, listed it with Jackie. The virtual tour was so good. Jackie’s assistant, Jackie O’Hara and Jackie did such a good job when I saw our house on the tour I wasn’t sure I could part with it. Expecting the sale to take at least nine months, Jackie delivered a buyer in six weeks at a really great price. She is a real professional and always available to consult or help . We can’t recommend her highly enough.

J  & A Hauser

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We had approached Jackie for a second opinion as to what our property was worth. Based on her evaluation she thought the property was priced too low and based on her experience and market research recommended that we put the cottage on the market for 20% over the original recommended price. We went to market on Thursday, had two offers that weekend and another for $47,000 over the asking price by Monday. Less than a week on the market, it was an all cash offer and we went to closing in two weeks. Couldn’t ask for a smoother transaction. We’d highly recommend Jackie and her team.

R & B Waters

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A friend recommended Jackie. She has decades of experience. She listened, provided invaluable advice, and communicated often and professionally. Our home sold in a week!

M & B Crockett

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Jackie is an extremely responsive and knowledgeable agent. She was very highly recommended when I was looking for a property in 2011-2012 and exceeded my expectations then. That is why I contacted her to sell my property this year. I would definitely recommend her to others.

J & J Snyder

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Jackie did a great job marketing and showing the house, even when viewings were limited for some periods during the peak of COVID-19 and subsequent restrictions for visitors to the OBX. In crunch time, she 'made the sale happen' and was quick to respond to any process questions that came up. I highly recommend Jackie Ricks Sample for any real estate related needs.

T & M Fox

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Our home sale was complicated because we had donated some off season weeks to various charities for their fund raising. The sale was contingent on the buyer agreeing to honor those weeks. Jackie navigated those waters for us beautifully. Things were further complicated by Dare County closing the bridges to non-owners. It was a tough sale and we appreciated all of Jackie's guidance from the get go. We HIGHLY recommend her.

D & K Daniels

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Jackie was excellent from the moment we contacted her. She is familiar with the local real estate market and guided us through what needed to be done to list our house and, better yet, get it sold! The whole process was very interactive and we felt taken care of from the first second. We would definitely recommend Jackie for any of your real estate needs, whether buying or selling!

A & S Parrish

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Jackie is an INCREDIBLE realtor. She helped us sell a home in Duck, and, years later, she was also our agent when we bought a home in Nags Head. Jackie held our hand throughout the entire process in each transaction. We cannot envision a more attentive, knowledgeable, and professional agent than Jackie!

P & S Loving


Jackie is outstanding. We searched for a home in the OBX without knowing much about the area. Jackie was generous with her time, recommending for and against properties we found on Zillow based on our objectives and her knowledge of the local area. She responded quickly even at nights and on weekends, but didn't apply pressure to choose a home and was not pushy. Jackie facilitated home inspections, repair estimates and maintenance, which was invaluable since we live 4 hours away and don't know the reliable vendors in OBX. We paid less than we expected because of her negotiating skills. I would highly recommend Jackie for any OBX real estate transactions.

H & J Naples

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Jackie Sample is an extremely capable, knowledgeable, and professional agent. She is also very responsive and easily accessible via text, phone, or email. She priced our house correctly and walked us through every step of the process in a calm and gentle manner. I highly recommend Jackie and will use her again in the future!!!

E Shelton

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I don’t know where to start...she was knowledgeable and took the time to find just the right property for us. She answered all questions and inquiries timely; she is very professional, but friendly and easy to talk with. I know we would not have found the property we purchased without her guidance. We appreciate everything she did and we are elated with our beach house! A million times thank you!

M & T Little


Jackie was instrumental in helping my husband and me sell our Kill Devil Hills cottage quickly and with no stress. It was clear from the beginning that Jackie not only was a pro in the real estate business, but she was extremely responsive, and able to answer all our questions. She made the whole process easy! We cannot say enough good things about Jackie - she is an amazing agent!

S Shelton

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Mrs. Sample was very professional and knowledgeable in everything she did for us, from the market analysis to final closing. Our property was advertised in the local MLS and by computer. The virtual tour was wonderful. Mrs. Sample was wonderful to work with, and we were able to sell our cottage for more that we anticipated.

S & G Simons

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Jackie Ricks-Sample was superb as my realtor. From my first contact with her, she has always been professional as well as caring. I had owned my home for many years and was very attached to this home. Jackie understood my feelings and yet provided the perfect advice and guidance through the entire process of listing my home for sale, all of the showings and ultimately the contract to complete the sale. She was always available to take my calls and answer any of my questions. Jackie explained, in detail, the listing contract, all of the seller requirements, the contract negotiations, and the complete process of selling my home. When an offer came in, Jackie provided the perfect guidance through this process. Her years of experience offer her the knowledge to handle any situation that comes when selling a home. I greatly appreciate all of Jackie’s professional assistance, guidance and caring throughout the complete process of selling my home. Her assistant, Jackie O’Hara, was a great help, too. I highly recommend Jackie Ricks-Sample of Sun Realty to assist anyone looking for an honest, knowledgeable, professional and caring realtor with either selling or buying a home.

E & K Roth

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Jackie is a total professional, from start to finish. When the right offer came in, she helped us to negotiate a fair price. Settlement went off without a hitch. I would highly recommend Jackie to assist with your selling or buying needs on the Outer Banks!

J & A Matecovic

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We worked with Jackie Ricks Sample and Jackie O'Hara starting in 2005 when we were looking for a cottage to buy in the Outer Banks. Jackie is very knowledge about OBX real estate and she helped us to find the cottage in Buxton that was what we were looking for. When we decided to sell, we enlisted Jackie's services again and she was very effective in marketing our property and obtaining a qualified buyer. Jackie not only understands the OBX real estate market, but is also up to date on the latest real estate laws and regulations. Jackie is very responsive, and she is always a pleasure to work with. We highly recommend her to anyone who is interested in buying or selling property in the Outer Banks.

B & K Jameson

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Jackie Sample and her team were great from the first visit to the day of signing the contract of sale. She was so informative with each part of the process. Jackie was always available if we had any questions. We highly recommend her for the sale of your home.

R & M Hanson

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We have dealt with Jackie Sample on several properties. She has always been very prompt, professional and responsive to our needs from the start of the selling and buying process to the end of that process. We highly recommend Jackie Sample for anyone in the real estate market. It is a pleasure to work with her.

D & P Turner

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This was a very tough closing. Jackie went above and beyond the call of duty--even sweeping out the house to make sure it was clean! She kept me informed throughout the process and was a great problem solver when issues arose. Can't say enough good things about her. Hire her. She's awesome!

M Spivey

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Jackie listened and knew exactly what we were looking for! Great to work with and her knowledge of Outer Banks properties is hard to beat! She knew the builder and brought him along to answer questions and discuss changes we wanted.

C & F Hamm

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The road to selling a home does not always run smoothly, and when this is the case, it becomes more important to have a supportive, knowledgeable agent working for you. Jackie’s experience guided me through two failed contracts, and a third contract with unusual buyer circumstances which fell into place and led to a very easy and successful closing at full price. Many thanks to Jackie!

B Todd

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Jackie Ricks Sample is probably one of the best Real Estate Professionals I have known. Being from Miami and using and knowing many Jackie out stands them all. Her knowledge of the Outer Banks is amazing and she guided us all the way through the process of choosing and buying our beach house in Nags Head. She goes above and beyond to make sure all is going according to what her client ask for and makes professional and knowledgeable suggestions to make sure you are choosing the right property for you and your future. I highly recommend anyone looking in the Out Banks for property use her as you will come out a very happy new home owner.

P & D Prestegaard

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Jackie Ricks Sample helped us find and buy a beautiful home on the NC Outer Banks. She was very responsive and extremely helpful from our first phone call. She has a delightful personality, an in-depth knowledge of the area, and demonstrated absolute professionalism in our contract negotiation process. She immediately understood our priorities and needs, and throughout the entire process kept our best interests at the forefront. She responded immediately to all of our questions or concerns, always readily available by phone or email. In all of our many real estate dealings over the years, Jackie's professionalism and courtesy and the respect with which she treated us is unsurpassed.

D & F Blom

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Jackie Ricks Sample proved to be a thoroughly competent professional during the process of selling our home. She knows the market in this area. She thoroughly understands the steps involved in a real estate sale and was an excellent guide for us as we negotiated this process. She was always available and she communicated expertly with everyone from the buyer's agent, to those who assisted with pre-sale repairs, to those who managed utilities transfers, to those who handled the closing. And she was patient and congenial throughout the process. We simply couldn't have asked for a better person to manage the sale of our home.

M & H Ward

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Jackie was so wonderful to work with I would not hesitate to use her expertise again. She gave honest opinions and listened to our needs and concerns. On a side note, working shift work makes it difficult to stay in contact with most businesses....this was never a problem with Jackie! I could email, text or call her and she'd always get back to me so quickly. We sold very quickly and for more than expected...what more could I ask for in a real estate agent!

N Stieh

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I feel very fortunate to have purchased a home on Bay Drive with the assistance and expertise of Jackie Ricks Sample. From beginning to end, she really had my best interests at the forefront. Whenever any kind of issue came up, Jackie very patiently and professionally helped me and the seller work through it and come to a mutual agreement. Jackie was proactive in every regard, and I was kept completely informed throughout the entire process. I am still grateful to Jackie every time I visit my home in the OBX because she truly made it happen for me!

R Temple

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Jackie was professional in every way we couldn't have had a better experience. She was always available to answer any questions and she got the job done. A pleasure to work with and very knowledge.

J & S Gabriel

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Jackie is so easy to work with and is always readily available. She made the selling process very easy. My house sold within 4 weeks from when it was listed. Definitely someone who you would want to help you.

M Basford & J Sadler

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Long time and knowledgeable real estate lady. Appropriately advises her clients and gets results. Plan to use her again when I sell my primary residence.

C McClees


Jackie is THE BEST REALTOR we’ve ever worked with! We have worked through 12 vacation real estate transactions over the years and consider Jackie’s work on the recent sale of our Kill Devil Hills home to be the best. Jackie’s experience, timeliness, and thoroughness is unsurpassed. She made the listing, selling and closing of our transaction much easier than it could have been. She was willing to go the extra mile in helping us to resolve inspection issues and finding reputable tradesmen. She was very timely in working with all parties, the buyer’s agent and us, and provided knowledgeable and practical recommendations along the way. Jackie certainly knows the Outer Banks and the real estate business!

W & G Williams

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Throughout the process of selling our beach cottage in South Nags Head, we felt quite confident that you would, with your vast experience, caring attitude and unique capabilities, bring us through to a successful closing, and you did. We are so glad that we chose you and Sun Realty to help us sell our cottage, and we certainly highly recommend you to others. Thank you and your able assistants for all that you did.

E & E Etheridge

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Jackie Sample was our co-realtor back in 1986 when we purchased our beach house in Nags Head. We both were a lot younger than and a lot has happened over the years. When it came time to sell our house both my wife and I knew we would call Jackie. She had been with Sun Realty for the 38 years owned our home , and she had an amazing reputation. We knew that she would be fantastic, and sure enough she was exactly that ! Her knowledge of the OBX market was outstanding, her feel for the market conditions was spot on , her professionalism was unsurpassed, her response to issues that needed attention happened in a blink. The entire process from listing to closing was seamless and stress free. This lady absolutely knows what she is doing . Thank you Jackie !!

J & M Gruberg

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Jackie was fantastic! She was very knowledgeable about everything. She helped us make the best decision for purchasing a rental property in Corolla. She was referred to us from our local real estate agent in VA. I called her and she picked up the phone and spoke to me for an hour before we even got the ball rolling with houses answering questions and bringing up things that I would have never thought about. I will definitely use her again and recommend her to everyone I speak to.

J & A Conti

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Excellent in all areas of real estate and a pleasure to work with.Additionally,her staff was very efficient and very friendly to work with. The entire process of selling our house was seamless.

L & B Mauer, and
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Jackie was fantastic to work with. Knowledgeable, super responsive, and quick to get the job done. I would absolutely work with her again on the selling and hopefully someday on the buying side.

M & R Damron

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