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.


Tracy was in charge of an American Cancer Fundraiser, and David was asked to donate his music performance at the event. After meeting at the Fundraiser, they decided to form a Real Estate Partnership to provide even greater service to their clients. Together they have over 60 YEARS of combined experience! Since working together, Carroll & Dayton have seen a tremendous amount of success in their business, which is totally focused on their clients needs. David's wife Beth is also working to assist with listings and sales. The fundamental and underlying emphasis of their Real Estate business is heart. Helping people with their real estate needs, with strong hands and big hearts!



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Tracy started her Real Estate career over 30 years in Long Island, NY. Tracy worked for a Builder and then went on to work for one of the largest Real Estate Companies before moving to Hilton Head Island. Tracy and her husband Robert owned a Physical Therapy practice in Stony Brook Village in NY. Her husband Robert works as a Physical Therapist at Hilton Head Hospital & operates Body Works, a Private Physical Therapy practice on the Island as well.  

They are raising their 2 children here and her Mom also lives with them. We truly get to enjoy the Island Lifestyle when we are not hard at work. 

Like many who come to Hilton Head, we love the never ending beauty each day brings, the Spanish moss draped in the canopy of live Oak trees and the salty sweetness that permeates the air.  This is why my family chooses to live here and the lifestyle is a perfect complement to our passion for the outdoors.  Whether its bike riding, walking, paddle boarding or kayaking, we always enjoy what Hilton Head Island has to offer.

I am honored to be a Hilton Head Island Ambassador promoting the Island's rich history, abundant nature, culture and arts.  I embrace being involved in the community and am proud of my role as Committee Leader for an annual 'Benefit on the Beach' raising funds for the American Cancer Society, Making Strides against Breast Cancer as well as participation in the Deep Well Project, bringing awareness to important issues.

My family and friends will share with you that I am tenacious when it comes to achieving my life goals, and I hope that you will let me put my 30 plus years of Realtor experience and drive work for you, whether you are looking to purchase or sell a home here in the Hilton Head Island or Bluffton area. 

I work hard to provide my clients with the most positive real estate experience possible. A vital part of today's real estate industry is technology, and to that end I provide my clients with state-of-the art marketing and web tools.

The Hilton Head area is paradise for those looking to escape to a place of natural beauty, warm friendly people, and beautiful weather.  I look forward to working hard for you to make your real estate dreams come true.


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

Tracy has been amazing from the beginning to the end of our purchase. Her customer service is above and beyond and she was ALWAYS available to speak to us. We live out of the country and she was the perfect realtor for our real estate needs. She went beyond being a real estate professional- she was an advocate for us, she was always available for whatever our needs were- showing the house, taking videos of the house (we haven't seen it in person yet), speaking to us on Skype and Facetime, measuring items for us, and most importantly her customer service and dedication to her clients is stellar. I could not recommend her more highly and would use her again for any and all real estate transactions.

-Marie Morris

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

Tracy is AMAZING!!! I can't begin to tell you how effortless & painless she has made this purchase for me. I am not in the same state as the home I purchased but she has walked me through everything step by step. She asked what was important to me and made sure that the property I chose fit thatcriteria. When I arrived to view the property, she was there to meet me and show me others just to make sure I was absolutely positive that this was the right fit for me. She gave me a tour of the town, and pointed out the things that were important to me based on our many conversations! I could not have made this choice without her!!! I am truly blessed to have connected with her & I highly recommend that you do as well!! You will not be disappointed. I've met a new & trusted friend!!! 

-Lisa Holmes