TESTIMONIALS

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"We couldn't have been more pleased with Katrina's expert guidance in the complicated process of both selling and buying a home. Very professional, knowledgeable and personable. I would recommend her to anyone!"

Jonathan Mann

"As first-time home buyers navigating through a crazy competitive market, my husband and I are so grateful to have known Katrina. We are both in the military and completed the entire process remotely/in a different time zone, but Katrina was very responsive and accommodating by handling everything over there while calling/facetime us to keep us in the loop. There was never any uncertainty as she was able to answer all of our questions/concerns and equipped us with all the information we needed about the process, current market, and the area. We were on a quick timeline to find a home and she frequently checked in with us and our VA lender contacts to ensure we were on-track to close-out on time. We secured a beautiful home in Newport News without any issues! I would 100% recommend her to anyone buying a home, especially any other military members stationed at Langley or first-time home buyers. Katrina is the absolute best!"

Lindsey Soukhome - Buyer


"Relocation during a global pandemic can be stressful to say the least. Katrina was a lifesaver during the home purchase process! Her local knowledge and willingness to go the extra mile (she happily called the president and chief operating officer of a large local builder to ensure he met us at a property) along with her genuine interest in ensuring we purchased a home we loved made the entire process from viewing to closing a breeze. She asks great questions and is a true master negotiator! Katrina is not only the best real estate agent we have ever used (we’ve purchased and sold 7 homes in our lives) she is also a close friend. Perhaps the best compliment we can pay Katrina was to recommend her to our family members who are purchasing property in the local area. If we could give her a higher rating than 5 stars, we would without hesitation."

gscovel - Buyer and Seller


"Katrina helped me purchase a home that met all my requirements and more! After weeks of looking for a trustworthy and reliable realtor, a friend from the area recommended Katrina and after taking a deep dive into her portfolio of past homes and client's experience I knew she was the one. Once in contact with Katrina, she provided foundational guild lines of the current market as well as realistic expectations. Combined with my personal needs and desires, Katrina was able to create a search matrix that notified me of homes that met all requirements indicated. Once a home caught my eye and I was certain of my decision, Katrina went into overdrive, ensured we put in a competitive offer and was responsive to every party in the process no matter the day or time. As a result of her in-depth knowledge of the real estate market and her unwavering commitment, purchasing the home of my dreams became a reality Katrina fulfilled. With no doubt I would recommend Katrina to anyone looking to buy/sell in the real estate market."

Neptaly Trujillo - Buyer


"Katrina was amazing! We knew we were moving to the area several months in advance and Katrina was willing to work with us from the start. She kept us updated with houses that matched our preferences as they came available, almost daily, through her own website. She also kept us informed about the Virginia Beach real estate market through periodic emails. With her help, we found the house of our dreams and made an offer within less than a couple weeks after arriving in VB. Most important, I know that she represented our best interests throughout the entire purchase process, even after closing."

mashton251 - Buyer


"Katrina was recommended to us by a friend who had just finished working with Katrina through a home sale and purchase. We discovered quickly why our friend gave her such good reviews - Katrina is knowledgeable, follows through on things quickly and efficiently, and was responsive and very communicative through the whole process. We bought an older home, so there were some things to work through, and we really felt like she was looking out for us the entire time and keeping us posted at every step of the way. We will definitely recommend her to our friends and anyone else who is looking for a realtor. Hire Katrina - she is GREAT!!"

 ljbrown06 - Buyer


"In early 2020, Katrina was hired to promote and sell my family's condo. Immediately, her professionalism and vast knowledge of the real estate business was prominently on display. I could not have been more pleased. In the past, I have had success with Berkshire Hathaway and thus wanted to stay with them. While I did not know Katrina before, I could not have chosen a better agent. I must say her communication skills are impeccable as she always and continuously kept me in the loop. No surprises. And when I state that she went above and beyond the scope of her responsibilities is no exaggeration. Honestly, she became my right hand person throughout the process. She is, simply stated, a gem and a credit to her profession. I would highly, highly, recommend Katrina as a Real Estate Professional. You will not be disappointed."

Dan Fry - Seller


"We were from out of state and needed a realtor to handle the sale of Mark's dads condo. She helped handled it all from getting condo set up for the sale to the very end of closing. She was very professional, knowledgeable, handled everything that came up, had very positive outgoing personality. Her skills and expertise in what she knew showed everyday that we dealt with her. I would recommend her in a heartbeat to anyone that has property to sell."

Valerie Muchow - Seller


"We were offered the opportunity to have our house staged as part of the sales strategy. Houses in our neighborhood had been on the market for as long as 9 months and we were looking for an edge. Our house had been built 20 years ago and was in need of updating to make it competitive in today‹s market. Katrina selected a new color scheme for the house and decorated/staged the house. After being on the market for only 15 days, we had a ratified contract. We highly recommend Katrina Cantrell to get the "wow" factor when potential buyers enter the house. It really works!”

Dale and Janice - Sellers


"We wanted to sell our house quickly, in a difficult market. We were very impressed with Katrina‹s professionalism, and followed her instructions carefully. Our house looked gorgeous when she was done, and it paid off, as we received two offers on our home within one week. We recommend her highly.”

Del and Cynthia - Sellers


"Our house had a contract on it in five days in this down market, and there is no doubt in my mind that Katrina‹s vision for our home deserves a lot of the thanks. She helped us decide what to keep and what to store on her initial visit, and brought in all the right touches to make the house look beautiful for pictures and showings afterwards, without making it unlivable for us and our two young children. I would recommend Katrina’s services to anyone looking to sell their home.”

Heather - Seller


"Our house went on the market Thursday afternoon (9/4) and we had 2 contracts by Tuesday morning (9/9)!!!! We were excited about your 13 day average and even more so that this went faster!!! MANY thanks for your excellent report and recommendations. We are convinced your staging ideas mad ALL the difference (and heard from many sources how nicely our house showed). All of what you suggested made perfect sense, but none of it we would have thought or known to do on our own. I took pictures of our house "before" so the children will remember it and cannot believe how different the "after" -looks! Here‹s hoping someone is doing the same for us in Chicago. KUDOS, KUDOS, KUDOS!”

Jennifer - Seller


"Once in contact with Katrina, she provided foundational guild lines of the current market as well as realistic expectations. Combined with my personal needs and desires, Katrina was able to create a search matrix that notified me of homes that met all requirements indicated. Once a home caught my eye and I was certain of my decision, Katrina went into overdrive, ensured we put in a competitive offer and was responsive to every party in the process no matter the day or time. As a result of her in-depth knowledge of the real estate market and her unwavering commitment, purchasing the home of my dreams became a reality Katrina fulfilled. With no doubt I would recommend Katrina to anyone looking to buy/sell in the real estate market."
Neptaly Trujillo


"We could not have had a better agent than Katrina. She worked very hard to guide us through the complicated process of a home sale, from day one to closing. Her attention to detail was remarkable. She was  also very encouraging when we were disappointed with losing bidding competition for our next home. We are now under contract with a beautiful home, thanks to Katrina's diligence. We would highly recommend her services to anyone." - Jonathan Mann


"Katrina is amazing!" 
Greg Scovel


"We were offered the opportunity to have our house staged as part of the sales strategy. Houses in our neighborhood had been on the market for as long as 9 months and we were looking for an edge. Our house had been built 20 years ago and was in need of updating to make it competitive in today‹s market. Katrina selected a new color scheme for the house and decorated/staged the house. After being on the market for only 15 days, we had a ratified contract. We highly recommend Katrina Cantrell to get the "wow" factor when potential buyers enter the house. It really works!”

- Dale & Janice


"We wanted to sell our house quickly, in a difficult market. We were very impressed with Katrina‹s professionalism, and followed her instructions carefully. Our house looked gorgeous when she was done, and it paid off, as we received two offers on our home within one week. We recommend her highly.”

- Del & Cynthia


"Our house had a contract on it in five days in this down market, and there is no doubt in my mind that Katrina‹s vision for our home deserves a lot of the thanks. She helped us decide what to keep and what to store on her initial visit, and brought in all the right touches to make the house look beautiful for pictures and showings afterwards, without making it unlivable for us and our two young children. I would recommend Katrina’s services to anyone looking to sell their home.”

- Heather


"Our house went on the market Thursday afternoon (9/4) and we had 2 contracts by Tuesday morning (9/9)!!!! We were excited about your 13 day average and even more so that this went faster!!! MANY thanks for your excellent report and recommendations. We are convinced your staging ideas mad ALL the difference (and heard from many sources how nicely our house showed). All of what you suggested made perfect sense, but none of it we would have thought or known to do on our own. I took pictures of our house "before" so the children will remember it and cannot believe how different the "after" -looks! Here‹s hoping someone is doing the same for us in Chicago. KUDOS, KUDOS, KUDOS!”

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Jennifer


"Katrina has an amazing eye!  She transformed our first level with some paint and objects we already owned!  She is professional, on time, and does as she promises.  She made some major updates to our second level by moving art around, painting, and replacing window treatments.  Voila!  It's almost like having a new house.  Contact Katrina.  You will not be disappointed!"

- gandem2


"Katrina's provided invaluable advice on colors, fixtures and other tweaks was invaluable as we prepared our home for listing, and her staging put us over the top with a strong first-day offer!"

- David Liu



"Katrina's staging helped sell my last listing in one day, all cash. Several people commented on how well the home showed and I am confident we would have not gotten the offer we did without staging."

- Steve Michaels


"I live in an area particularly affected by the subprime mortgage crisis. Faced with a relocation in conjunction with military orders, we decided to rent our townhome, and hired Katrina to help set it apart from the several others for rent in our neighborhood.  We listed it online, and what results! Within days we had serious inquiries from several suitable prospective tenants, and repeatedly received compliments about the decor and organization of our home.  (We found the perfect tenant, by the way! Her first comment when she walked in our house:  "I've looked at alot of places and they've started to look the same.  This home is like a breath of fresh air.") Thanks Katrina!"

- Nayda Mannle


"We were amazed at the transformation of our home as a result of Katrina Cantrell's skill and expertise. She was professional, courteous and took great care to be sensitive to our concerns while addressing the most important aspects of showing our home.

As self-proclaimed "do-it-yourselfers", we were not convinced we needed the assistance of a professional.  Looking back, we could not have achieved the results that we did without her!  We received several offers within the first few weeks of listing the property in a difficult market.  The money that we saved by selling it quickly and for the price that we wanted far exceeded the cost of Katrina's service."

- Renee Stegmerten



"I loved the fact that you were able to use a few of my little decorative baskets (two Ethiopian fish taps and an Ethiopian egg basket) and some other little things, “not so good” pieces of furniture that looked good with our special touch. Staging not only helped sell our home –in three days … it helped make the move to the new home a smoother and not rushed transition."

- Anne Strasser


“So very impressed”, are but a few words I’d share about the advice, recommendations, and results provided by Katrina Cantrell! Home and furniture staging is undoubtedly her niche. After a walkthrough of our residence, she was able to quickly assess, envision and put into action her plan for setting our furnishings so as to achieve a warm, cozy, and altogether harmonious atmosphere. We had several rooms that despite our best efforts, looked awkward and unflattering. Her tasteful redesign proved more aesthetically appealing, and resulted in a more organized, efficient home environment. Thanks so very much for our “new” place, we could not be more pleased!"

 - Chris Macaluso


"I would like to leave a positive comment about the assistance we received from Katrina Cantrell.  We sold two houses in a down market because of the efforts of Katrina.  Words cannot express what a transformation she made with our homes. We are definitely believers that her expert advice and efforts helped us sell two homes in less than two months during an incredibly stressful time.  If you should have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me."

- Bill Stegmerten


"I was so impressed with Katrina and Capitol Staging.  Her color selections and the way she staged my seller's home was so beautiful that the house had a contract within 12 days and we got multiple offers which resulted in getting top dollar.  I held two Open Houses and I had 15-18 people come by.  Most of them came off of the Internet.  They remarked that the pictures on the Internet were very alluring.

Every one of them said that the house showed very well.  My seller made $20,000 more dollars and had his home sold quickly because of Katrina and Capitol Staging. She is well worth the investment.  Thank you Katrina."

- Eddie Seymour 


"Katrina and her co-worker came in and quickly and efficiently went to work organizing and blending her staging materials with my own furnishings. The end result was fantastic.  We got an offers on our house as soon as it went on the market.  Her skills and cheerful attitude are a great resource for anyone who needs to sell their home."

- Kathy Hughes