Meet Katrina

Katrina started her real estate career 20 years ago. Read about her journey that led her to be named the DMV's Top 100 Real Estate Agents for Washington DC in 2022.


Katrina Schymik Abjornson

The first year Katrina was in real estate, she was named Rookie of the Year. That was 20 years ago. Since then, her exemplary performance as a Realtor has continued and been consistently proven to repeat and new clients alike. She enjoys affecting positive change in people’s lives and assisting in transactions that, for many, are among the most consequential financial decisions they will make. 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.

She takes pride in upholding a high standard of ethics, refuses to cut corners, and provides each client—from the first-time homebuyer to the experienced real estate investor—with the same level of committed service. Originally from Indiana, Katrina comes from a family of entrepreneurs. In college, she majored in marketing and international business and studied also overseas in Vienna and Innsbruck. After college, she worked for several well-known and influential trade associations. She continued to hone her business and negotiating skills while working in high-tech sales with one of the country’s largest technology companies. In search of a way to use her extensive business expertise to help others, she made the move to real estate.  

In 2022 and for the past eight years since the award's inception in 2015, Katrina has been been named one of the region's "Best Realtors" by Washingtonian Magazine. In 2022 Washingtonian Magazine named her one of the "Top 100 Realtors" in the Washington, DC region by as voted by over 25,000 in the region who are the public, peers, clients, business partners and colleagues.   Additionally, in 2022, she was awarded Top Producer by Bethesda Magazine. This award was given to 436 agents and teams (out of over 8500) that reside in and/or do business in Montgomery County, MD. 

In 2021 and 2022, she has been recognized by Wall Street Journal Real Trends as one of "America's Best Real Estate Professionals (top 1.5% in volume amongst all individual agents in the country), and she also received the GCAAR Gold Award.

In 2021, she received America's Top 1% Real Estate Agents®️ for Washington DC, the DC Metro Real Producers Top 1000 award, Modern Luxury DC Real Estate Award, and was also ranked in the top 4% of agents in DC.  In 2022, she was ranked Top 500 out of 22,000 agents by DC Metro Real Producers.

When Katrina and her husband, Erik, a retired lieutenant colonel in the US Marine Corps, are not spending time at their vacation home on Nantucket, they are either doing something adventurous or cooking at home while enjoying a glass of good wine. They also enjoy spending time with their two German Shepherds, Klaus and Otto, as well as their indomitable cat, Gunner. Strong proponents of animal welfare, Katrina and her husband are also supporters of the Montgomery County Humane Society. They currently live in South Kensington.

Licensed in DC, MD, VA, and MA; Ninja Selling Professional; Certified Residential Specialist (CRS); Military Certified Specialist (MilRes);  Past Member of the Board of Directors for the Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors (GCAAR); Served on Professional Standards, Grievance, Ethics and Forms Committee at GCAAR.

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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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