Specialties

Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, Consulting

Licensed in DC, MD, & VA

Education

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★★★★★

"Katina is a diamond in the rough, rough field of real estate. We went on an 18-month journey with her, saga really, searching for a house during what is probably the worst and certainly scariest market for a buyer in decades. Between the post-pandemic low inventory, the sky-high prices and the climbing interest rates, it was a stressful time. Katina was immensely helpful, thoughtful, adaptable and above all patient with us. She was keenly perceptive in the style and attributes we were searching for, the elements that were deal-breakers for us, and the aspects where we were flexible. She never rushed us, and yet was somehow always available to send us valuable information on a house or meet for a quick house viewing. Along with her bubbly personality and notable professionalism, Katina also brought her interior design expertise to the table, which was often very helpful in visualizing the possibilities and potentials of different spaces. She put a great deal of work into finding the right the place for us, and when it finally came along, she was excellent in helping us get it. Ultimately, the thing we appreciated most with Katina, was her straightforwardness. She was never cagey or oblique when we would ask for her opinion or analysis of a particular property, and things always seemed to turn out the way she had predicted. Highly recommend giving her a call."


Auggie, Morty, Seb, and Steph

St. Lawrence Dr. Silver Spring MD, 20901


★★★★★

"We were extremely fortunate to work with Katina Benenate, who could not have done a better job taking care of us and helping us buy our first dream home. Katina was professional, knowledgeable, compassionate, and extremely human and down to earth. We had NO idea how to navigate the process of buying a home, and she was our steady guide. She gave us valuable suggestions about how to maximize the likelihood that our offer would be accepted, she patiently talked us through everything we needed to handle for the closing, she kept us calm and helped us understand what to expect, she checked in on us frequently (and helped us stay on top of the many to-dos when buying a home), and she was available by text, email, and phone at all hours of day and night. All with a great sense of humor, enthusiasm, and confidence, which helped cut a lot of the tension that can come with making an offer. Katina has also been quite helpful in connecting us to local community resources in what will be a new neighborhood for us. Additionally, she has a design background, so as we were evaluating the home, she was able to give us great insight into what kind of furniture layout would work for our family and what we could reasonably fit in each space. She even got on a call with us to look through furniture the seller was offering and helped us decide what to take. Katina was patient and accommodating, as we went through this process as out-of-towners on a short time schedule with two very young children at home complicating our availability. She was fun to be around and made what could have been a very stressful process actually feel quite manageable and even fun. She was a pleasure to hang out with, celebrate with, and learn from. We really feel like we made a lifelong friend, and we genuinely felt that she was doing right by us every step of the way. If there were an option to rate her higher than 5 stars, I’d take it!" - Caroline S.

★★★★★
"My boyfriend and I are first time homebuyers, and Katina Benenate really helped us navigate the crazy market and made the whole process so easy. She was able to answer all of our questions thoroughly, and kept in touch with us throughout the process so that we never missed a deadline for anything. She definitely exceeded all of our expectations and helped us find a home that we love." - Lauralee D.

★★★★★
"Katina Benenate was my realtor and helped me with closing on my home. I truly appreciate her warm personality and cheerful demeanor!" - Nicole C.

★★★★★
"My fiancé and I really enjoyed our time with Katina Benenate! We are first time home buyers, and are so grateful for Katina's patience with us as we had a lot of questions. She was very thorough and always on top of things so that we would never miss a deadline. I would 100% recommend Katina to anyone looking to buy a home in this crazy market; she will get the job done and exceed expectations!" - Amy H.

★★★★★
"Katina was great in helping us through the process of making an offer in this fast paced competitive market. She was prompt in answering all our questions and tracking down information. Her bright personality was a joy to work with and I recommend her to guide you through the purchase of a personal property or investment." - Nancy D.

★★★★★
"We really enjoyed working with Katina! Moving during a seller's market was daunting but Katina made the process smooth and low stress. She was very helpful in answering our questions and would respond promptly. Her enthusiasm was contagious and she was always professional. We would definitely recommend her to any friends or family looking to buy in the DMV area!" - Monica M.

★★★★★
"Katina Benenate was incredibly helpful, honest, direct, and always responsive. My husband and I were first-time home buyers with tons of questions and very limited time, and Katina answered all of our questions and made it work! Definitely recommend!" - Mary S.

★★★★★
"So we had the opportunity to work with Katina Benenate, she is still getting her feet wet with Donna Kerr Group. All I can say is we were so fortunate for her to find us. I made the mistake of letting our renting land lord know that we were looking for a house and basically he let us know we had 2 months to find a house, because he wasn’t going to miss out on this market. Katina and I spoke for about 30 minutes about what I wanted in a home. This was not my first chat about what I wanted but it was my last. She took maybe 2 hours and sent me 15 houses with my needs and asked if I could broaden my area just a little bit; which was no big deal she sent member 40 homes in my price range with my style and with no carpet. As a owner of cats and dogs that was my biggest thing, multiple times with different realtors they would just look at me and say it can get removed no big deal. Not Katina, she knew how important it was to have non carpet floors. She found us our dream home in 20 days. Her enthusiasm, patience and hard work is everything we could have asked for. Thank you for all Your hard work we can’t wait to see you soon, already miss you!" - Suzanne W.

★★★★★
"Katina is nothing short of A-MAZ-ING! She is knowledgeable of the market, and has been phenomenal with navigating these unprecedented times. Did I mention her dedication?!! If you need education, she will provide understanding. If you aren't sure, she'll help you weigh pros and cons. Most importantly, Katina is genuine. I was a first time home buyer and I was guarded because you can never assume people's intentions but every time I fact checked, Katina was 1000% accurate! She is genuine and authentic and I needed that in order to have a trusting, professional relationship. Whether you are a first time home buyer or well experienced with buying, Katina is the person you want to help you find your next home! Thank you Katina." - Roshni R.

★★★★★
"We were extremely fortunate to work with Katina Benenate, who could not have done a better job taking care of us and helping us buy our first dream home. Katina was professional, knowledgeable, compassionate, and extremely human and down to earth. We had NO idea how to navigate the process of buying a home, and she was our steady guide. She gave us valuable suggestions about how to maximize the likelihood that our offer would be accepted, she patiently talked us through everything we needed to handle for the closing, she kept us calm and helped us understand what to expect, she checked in on us frequently (and helped us stay on top of the many to-dos when buying a home), and she was available by text, email, and phone at all hours of day and night. All with a great sense of humor, enthusiasm, and confidence, which helped cut a lot of the tension that can come with making an offer. Katina has also been quite helpful in connecting us to local community resources in what will be a new neighborhood for us. Additionally, she has a design background, so as we were evaluating the home, she was able to give us great insight into what kind of furniture layout would work for our family and what we could reasonably fit in each space. She even got on a call with us to look through furniture the seller was offering and helped us decide what to take. Katina was patient and accommodating, as we went through this process as out-of-towners on a short time schedule with two very young children at home complicating our availability. She was fun to be around and made what could have been a very stressful process actually feel quite manageable and even fun. She was a pleasure to hang out with, celebrate with, and learn from. We really feel like we made a lifelong friend, and we genuinely felt that she was doing right by us every step of the way. If there were an option to rate her higher than 5 stars, I’d take it!" - Silver S.


About Katina
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Katina exudes vibrant energy and an unwavering passion for assisting individuals in discovering homes tailored to usher in their next life chapter. A seasoned entrepreneur with over 16 years of experience as an interior architect, Katina Benenate leverages her background in interior design as a key asset, consistently adding significant value to her clients.

Her journey is characterized by a fusion of positivity, entrepreneurial acumen, negotiation prowess, and a determined "get-it-done" attitude that has been instrumental in propelling her to remarkable success in the real estate arena.

With a natural ability to motivate, an efficient communication style, and formidable negotiation skills, Katina understands what it takes to ensure her clients' success in any market. The enduring and genuine relationships she has cultivated with both present and past clients bear testimony to her caring nature that extends well beyond the confines of a sold sign.

Katina's approach to real estate is heavily influenced by her educational background, life experiences, and a profound passion for design. Specifically, her detail-oriented personality and analytical skills render her exceptionally perceptive and an incredibly active listener, enabling her to connect with clients on a profound level and align them with the exact homes they've envisioned.

The driving force behind Katina's commitment is the pure joy and fulfillment derived from getting to know her clients and guiding them toward their dream homes while infusing an element of fun into the process. Acknowledging the unique needs and visions of each client, she prioritizes diligent work, surpasses expectations, and ensures the home-buying process is as stress-free and enjoyable as it was meant to be.