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Petra Socolovsky

Realtor® Licensed in MD, DC & VA


Client Testimonials
"Petra is amazing and thorough. I am absolutely thrilled at our experience with her. She sold our house in four days, with multiple offers and a final sale over $100K above asking price, and helping us through every stage of prepping the house for sale, listing, negotiating and closing. Some of the things that she did that really stood out to me: 1) she connected us to Compass Concierge, which provided a substantial loan against the sales price for us to make improvements and repairs before listing, so that it didn't feel painful spending several thousand to have the whole house painted and to have the deck and patio fixed; 2) she met with us early when we decided to sell to talk strategy and figure out what we need to to do to beforehand, including getting pictures of the house before the leaves fell (for a winter sale) so the buyer would know what it looks like in spring; 3) she used her language skills to help me talk to our painter, and she checked in regularly on their work when we were out of town; 4) she worked very closely with buyers' agents to get all the information about the buyer and to make sure that we didn't have any surprises at closing - she spoke directly to the lenders to make sure that the buyers could follow through on their offer 5) communicating with us every step - follow up after the brokers' open and two open houses, how the buyer was moving through the stages for closing - we were never wondering what was happening and 6) amazing attention to detail, like making sure we upgraded the (old yellowed) switchplates after the painters had finished the bright white walls, getting new house numbers to replace our dated ones, bringing over new knobs for our hall cabinets - I could go on and on, but these little things were just proof that she cared and was paying attention to our house to make sure we received the best price. She strongly recommended an experieienced title company to the buyer, which led to a super smooth closing and us receiving the sales proceeds the day of closing. Of course, the best thing was the final price way above what we had anticipated. It was just a fantastic experience." - Anne-Marie B.

" Petra is an amazing realtor! She made our home search in DC such a fun and great experience overall. We had an idea of what we wanted, but we were exploring different neighborhoods in the DMV area. With her expertise and knowledge in the market, she helped us realize where we want to be and found the perfect condo! The entire process was smooth, from the search all the way to the closing table. She is responsive and gave us honest feedback and suggestions.
We found a fabulous realtor and we highly recommend her and her team."
- Madeliene T.

" When we contacted Petra about selling our house in early 2022 the DC market was red hot - but we weren't selling until May. Petra felt by then the market would be very different and advised us to paint, redo the floors, stage and add plantings to the garden. Her advice was spot on. By May mortgage interest rates and inflation were way up and economists were predicting recession. At least two houses in our neighborhood had price reductions before selling (they had not prepped for sale). Thanks to Petra our house was beautiful and ultimately was never even listed - right after the brokers' open house we had a non-contingent offer way over what we were planning to ask, and we took it. Thank you, Petra!" - Mark K.

" I have worked with various realtors over the years and my experience with Petra was by far the best. I so appreciated that she is always very direct and honest and also that she is so knowledgeable and professional. She also has a great sense of humor I am so happy with my condo purchase and would recommend Petra in a heartbeat. You can’t do better!" - Charlotte H.

" We met Petra after interviewing several agents. I knew instantly we would work with her. She listened to our list of wants desires and dreams and our budget and never discouraged us or made us feel like they were unattainable. Petra guided us on an epic search. Always prompt with response and being flexible for showings and open houses. She worked around our schedule with out any issues. Every interaction was pleasant and we truly felt how much she cared about helping us along this journey. With Petra's help we found our dream place that checked 99% of the boxes! I would recommend Petra to again and again. She made the process fun and exciting every step of the way!" - David H.

" I highly recommend Petra. She handled a very complicated multifamily sale for us, and was able to call on her network of experts to guide us through the process. She and her team are very responsive and answered all of our questions. She also empathized with our frustrations and stress at several points." - Anne-Marie B.

" Petra guided us through the entire process: she taught us about the intricacies and the hidden jewels of the DC-MD-VA region and the trends over the last few months. She helped us focus on what we needed to have for our home. She wisely and patiently gave us insight into understanding the value of patience and being assertive when one wants a home in a historically crazy market. She was incredibly responsive for any query – big or small – that we needed answered. And she was empathetic and compassionate to us for all of it. We are so fortunate to have learned and worked with Petra and her team. We cannot recommend enough just how lucky we were to have her in our corner." - Kelly G.

" Petra was a wonderful realtor to work with for our first home purchase! She wasn't pushy, is understanding, responsive, and taught us so much about the home buying process. We are so happy to have met her and worked with her. She took the time to get to know us and give us her honest thoughts on the homes we saw. I've already recommended her to our close friends who also just closed on their first home through her!" - Jessica C.

" Petra was the perfect agent! First of all, she helped us win a large, single family, end unit rowhouse with a front and back yard in a top DC neighborhood during the insanely hot housing market of March 2021 (something like that would get >15 offers above asking in 1 day!). We were only able to get this dream home because she used her great network to get us a pre-market deal - if this house had gone to market it would have been bid up so much that we could not afford it. Second, she is simply a kind, smart, and interesting person that you want to spend time with, which is great when you have to dedicate so much time to finding a home. Her easy-going, pleasant, and effortlessly cool personality was also an absolute asset in securing our purchase - we interacted with the seller directly several times and I know that she loved Petra as well, so it definitely was a part of the whole package! In summary: dedicated, kind, smart, fun agent, with a great team at Wydler Brothers, who gets you the home you dream of!" - Cchou A. 

" As a former journalist and an expert speaker of 3 languages (possibly more), you want Petra on your team. She is also deeply attune to human nature -- what better combo for ferreting out good information from all parties and hammering out an offer that will win? And aside from the negotiation aspect of buying a home, Petra listens carefully to her clients and is an expert finder of dream homes!" - Kat.

"Petra is the best. She saw us through the whole process and got our condo sold in record time. We met her on June 22, listed on July 1, had an offer on July 6, and closed on July 31. Simply amazing! Plus, she’s a lot of fun to work with." - Spencer L.


BA in Journalism, University of Stockholm, Sweden
MA in International Relations, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Real estate license in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia


United States Holocaust Memorial Museum - Oral History Department
Swedish Women's Educational Association
About Petra
Petra Socolovsky has grown her business rapidly by expertly helping her clients navigate DC’s changing real estate market. With determination and caring, she prioritizes each seller or buyer’s unique situation and ensures an outcome that consistently outperforms the market.
Born in Sweden, Petra was a foreign correspondent for Swedish Public Radio for almost two decades. She has lived in Spain, Germany and the Netherlands and speaks five languages.

Petra has always been drawn to real estate, and with her distinct sense of style and eye for investment opportunities she renovated historic homes in four countries. Among her favorite projects are a canal house loft in the heart of Amsterdam and a mountain villa in Madrid that once belonged to King Alfonso XIII’s personal physician.

In 2010, Petra relocated to Washington DC and instantly fell in love with the architecture and people of the city. In representing buyers and sellers primarily in northwest DC, Petra prides herself in providing personalized service and strategic advice. And in a city where market conditions can vary from block to block, and from week to week, Petra’s research skills and deep knowledge of the local market have proven to be great assets to her clients.

Petra lives in Mount Pleasant with her husband and their two sons.

Petra Socolovsky’s Listings

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