Vice President, Realtor

5471 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 300

Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Katrina Schymik Abjornson

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  • Chris and Cara

    We worked with Katrina and she was absolutely fantastic. Very helpful and attentive from showing to closing. Would recommend to anyone looking for a home in the DMV!

  • Elena M.

    After having worked with Katrina several times, our strategy when buying and selling real estate has become "do exactly what Katrina says." Best strategy, ever.

  • Frederic

    Katrina was very responsive and helpful in explaining to us the different steps of the buying process. It was a pleasure to work with her and would strongly recommend her.

  • Rob M.

    Katrina is an A+ sales person and Felicia provides great back office support. We have used them to buy two houses and sell one house. We have recommended them to others and will continue to do so as we were 100% satisfied.

  • Shawn S.

    We loved working with Katrina and Compass! She was extremely receptive to our questions and worked with us closely to narrow down our home search to exactly what we were looking for. We found our dream home in less than one week!

  • Vivienne C. B.

    Thanks to Katrina Abjornson and to Felicia Haggerty for a very successful handling of my recent real estate transactions. I always felt that both of them were on top of everything and handled the bumps in the road with skillful solutions.

  • Nicole

    You are fantastic and were amazing when we had to find a house over a weekend, moving from Seattle to the DMV. Your diligence, organization, preparation, expertise, and calm demeanor turned what could have been a nightmare weekend into a remarkable success.

  • Jim and Laura

    Few moments in life can compare to buying your first home, and we are thankful for the professionalism of Katrina and her team. Katrina is our friend and trusted realtor to whom we are forever grateful for helping through the process of owning our dream home.

  • Chris and Laurie

    Outstanding service. Fast, market-savvy pros clearly focused on not just the big picture but attention to the subtle details that can influence a decision. The outcomes of both our transactions (buying and selling, led by Katrina Schymik) exceeded our expectations.

  • Tanny

    Katrina and Felicia made the entire process so very simple. Not only were they super responsive to all of my queries (even over holiday weekend), they provided me with answers to questions I didn't know I should be asking. I've already recommended them to my friends.

  • Vince

    Katrina was incredibly knowledgeable and in touch with the DC market. She was reliable, reassuring and very well organized. She made the home purchasing process stress free and fun. Would gladly recommend her to any of my friends and family looking to purchase in the area.

  • Phoebe G.

    Our experience with Katrina was the very best! She went above and beyond what anyone would have expected from a real estate agent. Had our place sold in 3 weeks after it sat on the market for 5 months with another agent. She does it all and with such grace and integrity!

  • Jacob and Simone

    Katrina helped us negotiate a good price on our new home and work through all the contingencies, and then turned around and sold our house for the price we were hoping for. She’s easy to work with, sincere and kind. My sister had recommended her to us and we’ll recommend her to others.

  • Gina A.

    As the Seller and a fellow (out of state) Realtor, I can say you exceeded my expectations at every step throughout the process. A heartfelt thank you for all your hard-work and professionalism. I would strongly recommend you to anyone looking to sell their home in the area. You are top notch!

  • Andrew and Astrid

    Katrina and the Compass team delivered a high-quality customer experience and empowered us to ultimately select and settle in an outstanding home. I can highly recommend Katrina for the professionalism and support she showed my wife and I during each step of the home buying process.

  • Saira and Jennifer

    Katrina and Felicia and the entire team were real pros - they walked us through a lengthy, complicated process and made it seem easy. They were responsive to our questions and they turned around documents and contracts very promptly. And they were simply a pleasure to deal with. We give them our highest recommendations!

  • Meghan and Amber

    As first time home buyers, we were very lucky to work with Katrina Schymik Abjornson. She came highly recommended to us by friends and we can now highly recommend her to others looking to buy a home. Her expertise and professional know-how helped us craft a successful offer for a house we couldn't be happier with.

  • Amar

    Katrina was an excellent realtor. I can be very demanding and detail oriented and Katrina exceeded all my expectations. She was punctual, available by phone and email, and aggressive in helping me secure my contract. I was impressed with her insights and opinions on potential properties and market conditions. I highly recommend her.

  • Jeffrey L.

    We recently sold our home in Washington, were very impressed with the way the team handled everything. Our situation was complicated, and the team never missed a beat with the changing conditions. We got very personalized service and very good recommendations on staging and preparing the house. Katrina and Felicia are a great team. Thank you!

  • Sonia T.

    Compass was such a treat to work with! From the Realtor we worked with, Katrina, to all the support staff, everyone was so experienced, friendly and helpful. They helped us get into our dream home and recommended wonderful home inspectors and helped us look into every detail we had questions about. Katrina was a wealth of knowledge and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend!

  • Gina and Matt

    Katrina is an amazing agent and always made me and husband feel like her only clients. She went to show us nearly 6 homes every Saturday morning for 6 weeks. As first time home buyers, she clearly explained the search and offer process. She was always available by phone, email, and text. We couldn't have been happier with our home buying experience and recommend Katrina to all our friends looking to buy!

  • Sean and Chandler

    I could not have asked for a better team to guide my fiance and I through our first home purchase. Katrina's expertise made us comfortable throughout the entire process. Katrina and Felicia, always responded to our questions promptly, providing all of the information that was requested and more. We couldn't be happier with the service they provided and have already suggested them to multiple friends.

  • Jennifer B.

    We Loved Working with Katrina. I can't say enough how good Katrina is at her job. She was on her game every step of the way. She was pro-active in identifying any problems we encountered and working through them. She had answers to every last question my detail-oriented partner could come up with. There is no one I would rather have on my side than Katrina when it comes to real estate matters. She's a pro. Added bonus, she's fun.

  • Thomas P.

    We couldn't be happier with the support that Katrina and Catherine gave us when selling our property! They were so professional, efficient, and made the whole process as easy as it could be. I'm confident that my property sold for the highest amount I could get, and so pleased that they handled all the final details that got me to closing. I'd gladly work with them again and definitely recommend them to anyone buying or selling a home.

  • Amanda K.

    As a first time home buyer, the process seemed daunting but Katrina made it easy! Her knowledge of the DC area home market is incredible. From our initial meeting to the closing Katrina was constantly in contact with me, explaining everything, answering my questions, letting me know what to expect and what I needed to do. She was extremely easy to work with and she made sure that everything went smoothly. I would definitely recommend Katrina to my family and friends!

  • Steve and Rachel

    Katrina was amazing to work with. She carefully listened to what we were looking for in a home and guided us through the entire process, at all times being both professional and friendly. When visiting properties she knew exactly what we were looking for and highlighted both the good and bad points. She was available any time to answer questions and she and her colleagues made us feel completely at ease during the closing process. We have no hesitation in recommending Katrina.

  • Christopher and Nalani

    My wife and I recently purchased a house in Virginia and were guided through the process by Katrina. Being new to the area, we didn't exactly know what to expect from the market or what residential area would suit our family needs the best. Katrina helped us narrow our search and we found our house after only a month of looking. The level of communication, detail, and knowledge provided by Katrina made a usually complicated process relatively simple and stress free. We couldn't be happier with our new house!

  • Crystal W.

    This was my second time working with Katrina - first on the purchase of my condo, and then six years later on its sale. There's a reason I came back to her, she is thoughtful, patient, strategic and knowledgeable. They put together an excellent strategy for the marketing of my condo, and got me top dollar for it. I've bought and sold a few times over the years, and without doubt Katrina and her partners are the best agents I've ever dealt with.

  • Charlotte and Joe

    Katrina and her team were excellent to work with. She served as our agent a few years back and without hesitation we reached out to her again to find our next home. She proved invaluable in scoping out properties to view, shared her extensive knowledge of the local real estate market and was able to answer any question we had. She made the process of buying a house less daunting by helping us navigate through all the requirements and paperwork. Would highly recommend to anyone in the VA/MD/DC area.

  • Lina B.

    We cannot imagine any realty group that could be more sharp, efficient, warm, and professional. They maneuvered and guided us through the sale of our home with pinpoint accuracy in assessing the value and market. Katrina is an amazing realtor! She and Felicia took care of details with a meticulousness and calmness that was impressive. They work effortlessly as a team with their lawyers and whole group. We really had the feeling that we were completely taken care of, and we could trust their judgement and acumen 100% of the way!

  • Will A.

    Compass helped us find our first home, we were referred by a friend of a friend and worked with Katrina and her team. We really enjoyed working with her as she helped us by searching homes in the area specific to our needs. She took the time to go out with us and walk through houses showing us the positive and negatives based on our criteria. Once we found the home we loved the process seemed even easier working with Katrina and her team from start to finish! Thank you very much for your help along with the entire team to help us find our first new home - we love it!

  • Tyler and Karen

    Our experience with Katrina was excellent from start to finish. Even from our first meeting, we felt like she was a full partner in the process and her efforts on our behalf never waned throughout. Katrina was conscientious about keeping our preferences in mind and was always willing to provide professional suggestions throughout the negotiation process. After our offer was accepted, Katrina, Felicia, and the rest of the team provided close guidance in the days leading up to closing, and the closing itself could not have been easier. Would highly recommend Katrina and team to anyone.

  • Elena and Johan

    My husband and I are so fortunate to be able to work with Katrina Schymik Abjornson during the purchase of our first and second homes. Top among the many reasons that we love working with Katrina is that we trust her implicitly. She gives fair, honest assessments and advice and is a top strategist when it comes to making and structuring an offer, particularly among competition. She is clearly passionate about what she does and makes what could otherwise be a stressful process an exciting one. We are delighted to be in our new home, all thanks to Katrina and the rest of the team. Thank you!

  • Andrea K.

    Katrina is a true professional that is always willing to go the extra mile. When I was trying to decide on what neighbourhood was best for me she asked former clients if they would be willing to share their experience with me. She gave great insight and feedback throughout the process and when we found the right place she and Felicia were on top of everything for the closing. Their support didn't stop there for when a few items popped up after I was already living in the house they continued to support me even though they had no obligation to do so. I would definitely recommend Katrina and her team.

  • Amy F.

    I’d like to recommend Katrina Schymik Abjornson. I have been on both sides with Katrina, first as a buyer and then as a seller. She is smart, highly organized, provides excellent fact, figures, research for her clients and gives honest, reliable feedback. She handles curve balls with grace and is always available to brainstorm, hand-hold or give an unvarnished perspective. She is strategic and creative. Her marketing is neither formulaic nor routine - instead she uses all forms and thinks outside the box uniquely addressing your goals. She is a true partner in the process whether you are buying or selling.

  • Anastasia and Duncan

    We had an amazing experience with Compass. As first time home-buyers moving to the Washington DC area, we were extremely nervous and unsure of what to expect. However, Katrina Schymik Abjornson and Felicia Haggerty did a fantastic job guiding us throughout the entire process. They took the initiative to make us feel comfortable and informed and answered all of our questions in a prompt, helpful manner. Katrina and Felicia made everything go so smoothly for us and we could not be happier with their service. We would absolutely recommend to anyone looking for an outstanding realtor in the DC area. Thank you Katrina and Felicia!

  • Daniel C.

    I had the pleasure of working closely with both Catherine and Katrina – who are beyond amazing and make a formidable team. I knew nothing about buying a home and they taught me so much, with zero pressure and plenty of patience as my priorities evolved, changed almost every other day. They were awesome throughout, especially at settlement when we ran into a bizarre and completely unforeseen set of circumstances, which Catherine handled beautifully – with a poise and professionalism that literally saved the day! I’m thrilled that I chose this team as my realtors. It is hands down one of the best decisions I made in my home buying process.

  • Kate T.

    Katrina was there for me through the entire (very long!) house hunting process. We did lose out on houses along the way, but ones that I wasn't willing to go higher on. I was never pressured despite the month and months passing. Just when I thought everything on my wish list was never going to be within reach my dream house came on the market. Katrina helped me put forward the strongest bid, winning over many other (higher!) offers. Katrina and Felicia helped me navigate through all the overwhelming steps once the offer is accepted and we got everything done with plenty of time to spare and much less stress than expected! If only unpacking the boxes could be as easy!

  • Naomi

    My experience working with Compass was entirely positive. Katrina Schymik was always responsive, always helpful, and a great help to me as I went through the process of selling one home and purchasing another at the same time. The entire team was reliable and always available to answer my questions. I certainly trusted their advice and their suggestions. As I was selling my previous unit, we ran into some minor challenges with the buyer, and both Catherine and Katrina really went to bat for me and made sure that everything proceeded as it should. Their help relieved a great deal of pressure for me. All in all, it was a great working relationship, and I would absolutely work with them again.

  • George and Emily

    We just purchased our first home in Capitol Hill, and we know that it would not have been possible without Katrina. Throughout the process, Katrina was professional, proactive, and always available. She possess a unique knowledge of the hyper-competitive DC market and she always acted in our best interest. Katrina was entirely committed to helping us accomplish our goals. She was invaluable in helping us confront and overcome a number of hurdles before finally taking possession of our beautiful new home. As a result, we're now happy home buyers. We are both enormously grateful to Katrina for her poise and professionalism. If you're looking to buy in the DC area, you need to have Katrina in your corner!

  • Tim N.

    Katrina and Felicia are an outstanding team to work with. Katrina is very experienced and knowledgeable about the Alexandria market. She gave me lots of great advice, guidance, and helped me secure the house I wanted in a coveted area while competing with multiple offers. Communication was excellent, as she was always available and very responsive. Felicia was great about keeping me informed and updated regarding the inspection process, home warranty, setting up utilities, and laying out a timeline for financing deadlines and closing escrow. It's a lot to manage, so with my busy work schedule both Katrina and Felicia kept me well-informed, on-track and shepherded me through the purchase and closing processes.

  • Kristin M.

    We had an amazing experience working with Katrina and Felicia when we purchased our home. Katrina was warm, professional, and easy to communicate with. It was our first home purchase and she did a wonderful job teaching us about the process and keeping us informed every step of the way. We really felt like she had our best interests at heart and was a great advocate for us when we put in our offer. The buying process was made even easier with Felicia's hard work managing our contract. She kept us organized and on track and I really appreciated being able to email her with all of our questions. I can't imagine working with a better real estate team and would highly recommend Katrina to anyone considering buying a house.

  • The Walkers

    I received Katrina's contact info from my coworker. My husband and I went to view our new home with Katrina on a Saturday and we put an offer the following Tuesday. From that point on, Katrina was very professional, thorough and awesome until the end of our process. I am known to be very high maintenance but Katrina put me at ease which is hard for many people to do. She stayed on top of every email I sent and responded quickly. I really don't think she ever sleeps lol. Katrina kept us in the loop every step of the way so we were never left in the dark. We appreciate all the time that Katrina put into making our first time home buying experience seamless. Katrina is our go to gal for all future purchases! Thank you again Katrina.

  • Angela K.

    My husband and I were in a crunch time between selling our place and buying a new place in DC or VA area due to relocation of our jobs. Katrina was super professional from day one, scheduling multiple properties in different areas in DC area for us to check out. She quickly assessed our needs and wants and gave her professional opinions as we searched for our new home. We were able to find a property, put an offer, do the inspection, and close the property all within two month while we were selling our other place. It was very stressful time - doing this all from out of state. Katrina kept very communicative throughout the process which made things less insane. Thanks Katrina and your team for working swiftly and with our schedule to make this happen!

  • Sally K.

    When my house sold faster than expected, I was scrambling to find a new home in a short period of time. Katrina and her team were fantastic! Through the stresses of packing and moving into a temporary place, Katrina was a reassuring partner as we searched for my new home. Her steady guidance and market expertise enabled me to focus my search and evaluate my options in an informed and efficient manner. I especially appreciated the time we spent walking through properties as Katrina pointed out positive features and called attention to potential concerns. Her input was invaluable! Within a few weeks I was closing on my new condo! Katrina and her team served as trusted partners throughout the process and I highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate!

  • Pierce and Alayna

    Katrina and her team were amazing throughout the process. As first time buyers, we were happy to work with a team that knew the process and the area extremely well. We ended up having to make an offer on a short timeframe and Katrina and her team were able to complete the offer within 4 hours of our decision to offer on the property. We don't know how we would have done it without all of the support Katrina (and the rest of her team behind the scenes) provided to us. From reminder emails to helping us keep track of the various moving pieces as we came down to closing, it was really amazing to have Katrina on our side throughout the process. We are thrilled to be moving into our new home and would highly recommend working with Katrina!

  • Bernard and Eileen

    From first conversation to final meeting after the sale, the team was incredibly professional and supportive. We had a somewhat challenging apartment conversion to complete (separating a two previously joined apartments) and the contractor whom Catherine and Katrina recommended was also excellent. What we most appreciated was how quickly the process went: from the Open House to the most competitive bid took under a week. I think this was in part due to how lovely the apartment looked once Catherine and Katrina put their creative efforts into the staging. The last phase of the project also went smoothly - the Group managed to get the new owner and the Co-op board to meet quickly and the settlement then proceeded without snafus. We feel very lucky that we chose this team to work with and we would definitely choose them again!

  • Thomas P.

    This is our third time working with Compass and Katrina and we cannot say enough good things! She sold my first home to me, helped me sell it when I was ready to upgrade, and then helped me find a new home! She's miraculously always available, always friendly, and is sincere and passionate about finding the perfect home for her clients. Throughout the process she was patient, kind, and knew what we wanted so that we could maximize our weekends only looking at what would be right for us. For our latest home the bidding war was intense, the sellers were only accepting offers on the Saturday of the first showing, and Katrina helped us craft the perfect offer that helped us win despite offering less money than the other bidders. When we eventually decide to sell or buy again Katrina will be our first and only call.

  • Ray

    Katrina and her colleagues are without a doubt on top of their game! The reason I decided to work with Katrina on the sale of my condo was her vision! She had a plan of what the place should look like and best timing to bring to market. She was there every step of the way working with contractors on paint, what colors to use, what carpet would work best. Katrina's help and vision gave my condo the wow factor it needed to bring top dollar and it became very clear during the open-house turn out. We listed on a Thursday, open-house on Saturday, multiple contracts to review on Tuesday. Sold for over listing price! Slam Dunk! From setting up the listing package with Nina, working out the closing details with Felicia the commutation was flawless! It was a pleasure and I am so thankful for all your help! Katrina, Nina, and Felicia you guys are the wow factor in my book! Cheers!

  • Frances P.

    Katrina and her team turned in a flawless performance during my condo sale and purchase in Spring of 2019. With her quick responses, complete attention to every issue large or small, and warm personality, Katrina makes you feel like you are her only client. She is incredibly well organized and experienced, anticipating every detail and eventuality. Katrina's marketing and pricing advice were right on target. I was able to sell my old place quickly and above asking price. She and her staff kept me informed every step of the way, and provided me with helpful reminders and to do lists at critical junctures. Over the years, I've purchased five condos and sold four of them. So I have an idea of how these transactions can either go smoothly or not so smoothly. This last purchase and sale was the smoothest I've ever experienced. I will definitely turn to Katrina for the next time, and I recommend that you do, too.

  • Brittney B.

    I was referred to Katrina Schymik Abjornson by a friend, and I have to say - it was an excellent decision! As an out-of-town owner, I was looking to sell a rental condo in Washington, DC without having to be too involved. Katrina immediately took control of everything - from advising on rental laws in DC, to scheduling contractors and staging, and then finally bringing the property to market. It was the smoothest real estate transaction I've ever been a part of, and I wasn't terribly involved! And the bonus, the property sold above list within 3 days! It was priced perfectly, marketed well, and attracted the right buyers immediately. Once under contract - the team made for a very smooth and informative closing. I may sound like a paid advertisement, but I promise that I'm just a very happy customer. If I ever buy or sell another property in DC, I'm definitely coming back to Katrina. I highly recommend her, and her team!

  • Hugh

    If all real estate agents charge about the same, why wouldn't you hire the best? Get in contact with Katrina. She's knowledgeable, relentless in pursuit of your interests, trustworthy, attentive. I was a first time home buyer and I never felt pressured once. Her consultation and recommendations through the entire home buying process were invaluable. Due to some unusual circumstances surrounding my purchase, a less responsive and less quick-thinking agent almost certainly would have lost the deal. But because of Katrina, I ended up with the home I wanted. She was prepared to go above and beyond, to do things like search for off-market homes, to help me find a home that fit my needs. The entire Compass team was great, as well. Compass's smartphone and web apps are well designed and actually useful. Just contact Katrina. If you're buying a home, there's no reason not to. Seriously, you might not know it yet, but I'm doing you a favor.

  • Jan P.

    I approached Katrina due to a pending condo listing she had that looked like something I would be interested in (I had been looking informally for over two years, all over the DC area). Turned out that her seller had also bought the unit with her help, and that it had been a similar situation to mine - buying from out of town, well-defined requirements (which limited what I was interested in), and ready to move quickly if something came available. After some back and forth, I decided to sign with her as my buyer's agent - she seemed to really appreciate what I was looking for. When the right possibilities came up to warrant a trip to DC, I hopped on a plane and we made it happen in the course of one weekend, then I went home! Needless to say, a lot fell on Katrina after that point to shepherd the sale to conclusion - her recommendations were all on-point, and I really felt she was readily available and looking out for my interests. I couldn't be happier with the whole experience, and with my new DC condo!

  • Demetria and Shannon

    Katrina and her team are absolutely phenomenal. I first worked with Katrina about 8 years ago when she helped me find my first apartment in Arlington, VA. Katrina is very patient and listened to our "deal breakers" and did not dissuade us from anything that we had to have in a home. I've heard horror stories from other people where their realtor tries to bucket them into what they think they can get the buyer, instead of taking the time to really see a bunch of homes that may actually work. Katrina took the time to meet with us and take us to over 10 properties over the course of a month or so, until we found the property we couldn't live without. She quickly put together an offer and managed the documentation that same day and won us the offer on the house! The experience after that was so smooth - Katrina had a mortgage lender and settlement company that she works with regularly and it was so helpful, especially for first time home buyers. Katrina was always available via cell phone or phone app and we always felt in very good hands. We will continue to refer Katrina and use her through all of our buying and selling needs.

  • Justin and Tim

    Katrina is both a wonderful person and a truly gifted real estate agent. From the very first time I met her, I knew that she was going to be a great real estate agent to work with. I have now used her services on five different occasions, to buy or sell five different properties in Washington DC, and she always does a truly extraordinary job. There always seem to be some major issue that comes up in the middle of the transaction that nearly seems to crater it altogether. Katrina does an amazing job of working to solve the issue, and in my experience she goes above and beyond to fight for her client and what your goals are in the transaction. It is clear to me that Katrina is a highly respected real estate agent in the greater Washington DC metropolitan area and that helps to move transactions in which she is representing one of the parties through the system more smoothly. I have always found Katrina to be extremely responsive to my questions, whether by phone, email or at in-person meetings. Her advice about the local real estate market is always spot-on. In short, I highly recommend Katrina to anyone for any real estate transaction, whether you may be buying or selling.

  • Maureen

    I found out my job was transferring me from California to the DC area in October 2012. Katrina Schymik was recommended to me through some mutual friends. From the moment I spoke to her on the phone, it was clear to me that she was the perfect person for the job of assisting me with my relocation across the country. Although I flip-flopped between renting and purchasing, Katrina listened and understood my needs and was determined to provide me with as many options as possible. Once I made the decision to purchase a new home, I found the perfect location through email listings Katrina sent me. During a visit to the area in January, Katrina spent an entire day with me looking at various houses. More importantly, Katrina understood the importance of finding an area that met my personal needs which included the best pet care for my dog. Once I decided to build a house, Katrina continued to further impress me. She accompanied me to the home design center and her advice was vital in helping me with the selection my cabinets, flooring, counter tops, and other various accessories. Additionally, as I was still in California, Katrina acted as a go-between with the builder and even coordinated the pre-construction meeting and conducted the pre-dry wall installation walk through on my behalf. Lastly, Katrina’s knowledge and expertise was paramount during what turned out to be a very complicated loan process. I have had my share of experiences with realtors in my lifetime but I cannot say enough about Katrina Schymik. She is the consummate professional, but most importantly, the personal attention she gives to her clients is what elevates her above the rest. I will be recommending her to all my friends and co-workers who transfer to the area.

  • Randall

    As a first-time homebuyer, I was entirely satisfied with the assistance I received from Katrina Schymik and Felicia Haggerty and would recommend them to other buyers. Katrina had a straightforward time assisting me with my home purchase (so no horror stories here). I found my desired home and placed an offer (the only offer on the house) within two weeks of meeting Katrina. After that, she and her team took charge in order to keep everything on track for the closing (while making sure to respond quickly to any questions, concerns that I raised). Notably, they suggested and helped arrange for a plumber and a roofer to visit the property (and Katrina made sure she was present) when I still had some lingering concerns following the initial inspection. Throughout the process, Katrina and Felicia described the steps involved and what actions I needed to take, checked in to make sure I was comfortable moving forward with the purchase, and always responded quickly to my communications (primarily through email at my request). Katrina communicated well and built productive relationships with everyone involved in the purchase, including the owners and the various inspectors. Closing was quick and efficient.

  • Sam and Shannon

    As first time home buyers who were also new to Washington DC, we felt overwhelmed by the fast pace of the housing market when we first started the search on our own. We were introduced to Katrina through a colleague, and we are thankful to have worked with her through this process! Katrina impressed us since the very first meeting, when we sat down together to go over what we were looking for as well as all of the steps and information needed from us to buy a home. Throughout the process, she was organized, thorough, and prompt in answering all of our questions. I think every question we emailed her was answered within two hours, no matter what time of the day. She provided candid assessments of the properties we visited and was quick to point out problematic issues. She was in constant contact with us throughout the various stages of the process to make sure that we knew what to expect and were prepared. She educated us about the local housing market, bidding process, and provided referrals for the title company, insurance provider, and our mortgage lender, who were all great to work with. Overall, we could not believe the entire process went so smoothly. We are happily singing her praises to friends and would definitely recommend Katrina to others, especially first-time buyers.

  • Eric and Jacqui

    We had a fantastic experience working with Katrina Schymik and her team to sell a home for the first time and to purchase a new home. Katrina was knowledgeable, professional, accessible and a great advisor every step of the way. She was extremely flexible, and always willing to work around our schedule – no matter what time of day, she would respond almost immediately to any call, email or text message. Her dedication to her clients, knowledge of the DC real estate market, and friendly personality made her a joy to work with. In just one weekend on the market, Katrina’s advertising and marketing strategies brought in ten offers on our condo. She provided guidance on staging our property, and was knowledgeable about our neighborhood and surrounding development. Katrina’s expert knowledge of local real estate (taxes, transactions, contracts) was immensely helpful as we considered whether to buy our home. She was able to guide us on things to look out for that we otherwise would not have thought of on our own. This expertise and attention to detail allowed us to make confident decisions with Katrina’s advice. Even since moving in, we have sent her some real estate and home improvement related questions, and she always responds promptly. We have confidently recommended Katrina to friends, and will definitely use her again!

  • Anna and Justin

    We are first time home buyers and so thankful to have had Katrina Schymik as our real estate agent guiding us through the home buying process. We had been looking on and off for a house in the DC metro area for a few years, during which time we worked with two other real estate agents prior to finding Katrina. She made such a difference! The fast-paced DC housing market was somewhat overwhelming to us. Without Katrina’s incredible organization, strong work ethic, and dedication to finding us the perfect home, we’re not sure we would have ever pulled the trigger. Having a real estate agent like Katrina was simply invaluable. She did a great job of educating us on the process at the beginning and working with us to tailor searches that matched our very specific criteria. She then worked around our schedule (and seemingly around the clock) to make sure we were able to see the houses we were interested in, as well as any others that had recently come on the market. At every step, Katrina was constantly in contact with us, which took a great deal of the stress of buying a new home off of our shoulders. Even after closing, Katrina continued to help us by forwarding recommendations for service repair persons to keep our house in good working order. We would certainly recommend Katrina to others, especially first time home buyers.

  • Jessica Maddux

    I can’t imagine having a better realtor! Katrina is an incredible agent, helping us find a home in a tight market and manage multiple negotiations. She was super responsive, has great intuition, and was all around a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend Katrina and her team to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the greater DMV area.

  • Sam Ashworth

    Katrina is flat out amazing. She worked with us for well over a year, was incredibly responsive and immaculately professional, and helped us find a house we adore. She was consistently available to show us houses on short notice, which was vital given the 48-hour speed of the DC real estate market. She is deeply knowledgeable and communicative, has an extensive web of contacts for help with inspection and contracting, and in general is a wonderful guide through the occasionally harrowing world of real estate. I can't imagine having done this with anyone else. I recommend her completely.

  • Scott Light

    Hire Katrina. Trust her. She is truly second to none. Katrina was always one step ahead of us. My partner had been through the condo buying process, but not house. This was my first time going through either. Little did we know how much we’d value the ways that Katrina was thorough and informative about things from our very first meeting. She figured us out quickly. She internalized our desires, however subjective, and was able to nudge us in what was always the right direction. She knew where we sat in the market and kept us focused there. She was realistic, patient, and always encouraging that diligent work would pay off. Katrina knew what was mattered to us well enough to help our desires evolve by pointing out things we didn’t realize were important to us and things we needed to make a bigger priority. She put properties in front of us that nearly always ended up coming out at the top of our list of interests. We felt like we had a partner out there looking with our eyes and if you’ve done this before you know how valuable and reassuring that is. We are so happy we went with Katrina and would do it again in a heartbeat.

  • Jaclyn Assarian

    Katrina was amazing to work with from start to finish. I was quite nervous about purchasing a home during a pandemic and she really made me feel comfortable and supported. She was also responsive and communicative every step of the way. I cannot recommend Katrina highly enough!

  • Matt Green

    Fantastic realtor! She was quick to respond to any question and did a great job helping me through the process as a first-time homebuyer. Can't recommend strongly enough!

  • Stephen Roderick

    Katrina assisted me in locating and purchasing a house during the COVID pandemic. She was absolutely fantastic - incredibly helpful, knowledge, and professional. She helped me dial in what I was looking for, narrowed down the search, and provided excellent advice during home inspections and the like. She was also incredibly patient in helping this first time home buyer understand the entire process, and patiently answered my many, many questions! Highly recommended - I would not use anyone else for future real estate transactions in the DC metro area!

  • Will Federman

    As first-time home buyers, Katrina made what could have been a very overwhelming and intimidating process as easy as possible and helped us find the home of our dreams! Responsive, honest and thorough. Her team is excellent at helping clients navigate through the process!

  • Brooke Kuhn

    Katrina is friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient- her expertise allows the home-buying process to move as smoothly as possible. As first time buyers, we were so grateful to have her guidance and would highly recommend!

  • Chandler Clay

    I can't imagine having a better home buying and selling experience than I had with Katrina. She is timely, organized, incredibly friendly and a true joy to work with. I never had to worry about deadlines or to-dos, since Katrina and her team were on top of it all. She has set an incredibly high bar for real estate agents, and now that I'm moving away from the DMV area, I can see that she spoiled me and it will be impossible to find an agent quite like her.

  • Aleek K.

    Katrina was a great realtor! She was super responsive to email, texts, calls. Understood my needs and was able to find something that met all my non-negotiables, in my price range!! She was very knowledgeable about the the process, and was my biggest advocate in the process, which was very important to me as a first time home buyer in DC.

  • Katie G.

    Katrina was knowledgable, kind, responsive, and enjoyable to be around. I'd highly recommend her!

  • Work With Katrina

    Most important to Katrina is the success of her clients, which she attributes to her organization, honesty, communication, and unflagging commitment. She is a skilled negotiator and an unrelenting advocate for her clients.

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