David grew up in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, attended Thomas Jefferson High School, and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Cum Laude) from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, with a degree in Art, Music and Communication. After putting himself through College, David ventured to Hilton Head Island with less than $1,000 (plus college loan debt), to accept a job with Modern Mass Media. This was 1986. One year later, David started in Real Estate. David and his wife Beth (also from Pleasant Hills, Pa.) have three beautiful daughters. Their family loves their two Border Collies, Dakota and Denali. Over the 30 plus years David has called Hilton Head Island home, he has helped thousands of families with their Real Estate needs, as well as served the community. Some of the volunteer organizations and clubs David has been involved in include; Rotary, Greater Island Committee, Self Family Arts Center, St. Francis School Board, Experience Green for Sustainable Living, Habitat For Humanity, Open Door Youth Program, Cursillo, American Red Cross, Low Country Property Management Association, American Cancer Society, Second Helpings. 

Click to hear David's Music!

Click to hear David's Music!

David also performs and writes music (click to view/hear music), and volunteered in schools to teach the children music. David is able to combine his business savvy plus his vast experience of Hilton Head Island Real Estate along with his unique creativity, in a way that truly benefits his clients.


David is the best of the best. We gave him a few details regarding our dream home. After a few days he had two listings that fit us best! It literally took my family one week to decide on our home and he was so knowledgeable about the entire process. He was there whenever we had a question and was able to provide us with great insurance, attorney and inspector recommendations. We couldn't want for a more simple process than what David provided for us! My family loves our new home!

-Brook & Linnea Russell

In the past week, David and Tracy sold two of our homes on Hilton Head Island. One of these was a new spec home which had been on the market for a full year prior to their obtaining the listing. This seven bedroom ocean-oriented “rental monster” was marketed so well, there were several buyers for it. The other property was an older home which we refurbished completelyand to which we added a pool. David, his wife Beth, and Tracy worked very hard and creatively to market both of these properties. They held numerous open houses, and advertised in many media outlets to obtain a swift successful outcome which served the buyer and seller very well. My wife and I are very happy to heartily recommend David Carroll & Tracy Dayton. We’ve dealt with at least 10 realty groups in our almost 40 years on Hilton Head Island, and they are unquestionably the best we’ve encountered.

-Chuck and Marty McIntyre