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.