Judy Petrak

    Judy Petrak

    My family and I moved to Northern Virginia in 2004 on a military assignment. We loved the area so much that we decided to stay. I am the wife of a retired Army soldier. As a military spouse, I know the ups and downs of moving¿what¿s important, and what¿s not. I also learned a lot of lessons on what to do, and what not to do.


    As a Full-time Realtor® with over 20 years in the sales/service industry, I bring a wealth of wisdom and insight to the needs of my clients with proven experience performing a comprehensive comparative analysis of homes and marketing them with the highest sellable price. I know firsthand that moving to the D.C. metro area can be a daunting experience; I¿ll help make it a pleasant experience for you and your family. Whether you are conducting a marathon house hunting trip, finding a home by yourself (while keeping a spouse involved that¿s far away), or just spending hours finding the perfect home, I am ready, willing, and prepared to help you reach your goals!


    I have a Bachelor¿s degree in Information Technology and an Associate¿s degree in Business and Marketing. I have spent most of my professional life in sales and customer service; my takeaway is that the key to success is to simply listen and help people get what they want. Above all else, I pride myself on my strong ethics, professionalism, and these FIVE Core Values:


    • Commitment to Excellence ¿ Customer service is the focus of everything I do. Exceeding your expectations is my goal.
    • Integrity - High standards of honesty and strong moral principles. Doing the right thing all the time.
    • Creativity ¿ While using systems and processes, creating a personalized marketing plan for each home I sell.
    • Innovator - progressive, enlightening forward-thinker who is always engaging in new ideas for better solutions and streamlining processes.
    • Fearless ¿ Able to take on challenges, difficult situations, demanding customers, and tight deadlines. Always engaging in critical thinking.

    In my spare time, I enjoy running, working out, camping, skiing, and traveling to new places. As well, I support multiple community service causes, active as a volunteer for my church, and serve on various committees for my son¿s school. Finally, I¿m a Board Member of the Potomac Club Master Association.

    My Client Testimonials

    My wife and I are both active-duty military. I have bought and sold 5 homes. Hands down, Judy is BY FAR the best real estate agent we have ever worked with. Her attention to detail, clarity and timeliness of communication, and advice/expertise were impeccable. Throughout the entire process, we felt our interests were being represented. We would not choose another agent. ~ Rob & Maggie
    Judy was wonderful to work with during the whole process of selling our home. I appreciated her honesty and realistic expectations for our personal family dynamics. We would definitely choose to work with Judy for any future home buying or selling. ~ Teresa K, Dumfries, VA
    Thanks for the great work and hard work, dedication, and commitment. I know it was a struggle but we finally signed. Hope your next sale isn't as complicated and crazy as this one! Judy Petrak is a dedicated and great realtor who will get you what you want or as close as she can in your price range! ~ Walther and Sonia Neff
    Judy was very professional and prompt in answering my phone calls Her presentation in the first meeting was very convincing. The house was sold in a day after putting in the coming soon time period The whole process went very smooth and painless ~ Jagjit Ahuja, Woodbridge
    Judy Petrak gave me a slide presentation on what she was prepared to do to sell my home. I was impressed with her professionalism, sales record, and honesty. If I had to sum up my interaction with Judy and the seamless process with one word "Awesome." ~ Vanessa
    Knowledge of the community was very helpful. great results, great agent excellent all around great ~ Marshall E Needler Woodbridge VA
    Judy has been very impressive. Her listening ability, her professional advices and her knowledge about the business is really impressive. All those very important professional elements will make me come back to her for my future real estate needs as well as referrals to friends and family. ~ Solomon
    Judy Petrak is the BEST!! I listed my house on For Sale By Owners (FSBO). After a week of calls from realtors wanting to list my house for me, I decided to interview some of of them in case the FSBO did not work out. I did not connect with any of them. While looking at listings in my neighborhood, I saw a house that was only on the market for seven days and was under contract. So, I decided to call the listing agent, JUDY PETRAK. I contacted Judy on a Friday, met her a few hours later, and immediately wanted her to list my house. Her personality, knowledge and organizational skills are unmatched. The entire process from start to closing was stress free thanks to Judy. She listed my house on a Friday and we were under contract on Sunday! TWO DAYS¿AMAZING!! If you are in the market to buy or sell, do yourself a favor and contact Judy. It is more than a job for Judy, it is her passion. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Judy started as my realtor, but now she is a friend. Thank you Judy!! ~ Marie Woodbridge, VA
    Judy Petrak is great at what she does. She made the selling of our house easy for us. She sold it quick too. She is very professional and responsive. We we were able reach her so easily and responds quickly even on her days off. Thank you Judy for all your help even in finding our rental home. You didn¿t have to, but you did. You went above and beyond to ensure we have a new home to live. Our family appreciates you. ~ George Lejano, Dumfries, VA
    Judy understood our needs and with kids she understood what need it to get done to have a swift sales process with a need to rent back to find our next dream home. ~ Victor, Woodbridge
    It was amazing to work with Judy! She really cared about us finding the best home for us. ~ Chris Hopkins, Woodbridge
    Judy is a real Pro! She understood our neighborhood and it¿s history of sales which made negotiations with prospective buyers a breeze. Our home sold in 1 day. As we had bought our next home before selling our existing home, Judy was able to help manage getting us to closing remotely so it all went smoothly. If you have a chance to work with Judy, DO IT! ~ Victoria Miller, Woodbridge VA
    Judy Petrak was fantastic! Excellent attention to detail, very professional, and caring. Judy also lived in the same neighborhood so new all the ins and out of the neighborhood. Judy was always available, we moved out of state jand still helped while away. We highly recommend Judy, she needs to be cloned! ~ Michelle & Steven Woodbridge, VA
    There's no better agent out there. She is worth her weight in gold. No question. Judy was VERY responsive even if i texted her after hours. She explained the process perfectly. Top notch service from start to close. ~ The Sutton Family
    Judy is awesome! I love her confidence and attention to detail. She was very organized and knowledgeable ~ Esther Okpom
    I was very happy with the entire process and the work that Judy did. The house was under contract within two days of it going on the market and the deal was finalized within three weeks. And the house sold at 15K above the listed price. I just left it in her hands and she took care of it all!!! ~ Steve Moore, Woodbridge, VA
    Professional and responsive - made selling our home as easy as possible. Assistance with staging the house was very valuable. Pictures were fantastic. ~ Martin Kruger, Woodbridge, VA
    We have known Judy since we moved into the community. We have had nothing but GREAT experiences with her and her FAMILY. Would HIGHLY recommend her to others who want sh to have an AWESOME selling and buying experience. Shes an AMAZING person that I am Proud to call a FRIEND. ~ Vicki Robertson
    I cannot speak any more highly of Judy Petrak. It's rare that someone is well above average in multiple aspects of their job but Judy truly is. She possesses every single characteristic you would want in a realtor and she taught us so much along the way, she has the heart of an educator and has a genuine desire to help us get the perfect home. ~ Parker and Jane Tomasi
    Judy is extremely personable and easy to communicate with. She works tirelessly to help buyers find the perfect home and makes herself available at all hours, to include weekends, and holidays. Judy fiercely represents her clients interests and is a tough negotiator who works hard to obtain the best price possible as well as seller concessions. Finally, Judy contributed $1500.00 from her personal sales commissions to help cover closing costs. A gesture that when combined with other seller concessions she had secured, allowed for a refund of almost half of our earnest money deposit at closing. ~ Hector Lima, Dumfries
    Judy is an amazing realtor! Not only is she very knowledgeable, but she also cares about her clients. She has gone above and beyond with us and has walked us through every step of the process in selling our home and buying a new one. I would 100% recommend Judy to my friends and family! ~ Fereshta Karzai, Montclair
    We hired Judy Petrak to represent us in purchasing a new home and selling our current home. She was a true professional. I really see how her knowledge and insight sets her apart. I will recommend Judy to everyone as she deserves the highest praise. She knew the true value of properties both in what we were looking to buy and on the sale of our current home. From the professional pictures to the staging recommendations, our home looked amazing and stood out among the competition. In our home purchase she saved us money, health and peace of mind in buying our new home. In a market where buyers are waiving inspections to compete, we were able to get a contingent inspection and found a few items that saved us in our purchase. Judy goes above and beyond for her clients and is such a great advocate. Real estate transactions can be confusing and stressful and Judy thought of everything. She also took time to explain everything. The whole process was smooth and as easy as it could be because of Judy's care, knowledge and attention to detail. If you want someone you can trust who you know will advocate for your best interest, don't hesitate to hire Judy Petrak! ~ Gwen and Andrew Arredondo, Woodbridge VA
    Judy Petrak was amazing! From the moment we hired her she hit the ground running, and accommodated all of our requests and last minute searches. Judy was extremely patient with us, and beyond helpful. We were first time home buyers and Judy walked us through each and every step of our home buying process. Can't say enough good things about Judy. If we were to ever need to buy/sell a house again, we would absolutely contact her. ~ Ashley G, Stafford
    Judy Petrak was an incredible agent. She was available, understanding, intuitive and kind. She always was thinking a step ahead and advocating for us. ~ Gwen Arredondo, Woodbridge VA
    Judy sold our home in three days. She is amazingly knowledgeable about the entire process and spot on for what we needed to accomplish to get the place ready to sell. She hired an amazing photographer and made sure our home looked as new. Judy is an absolute professional and would recommend her to anyone in the market, whether buying or selling a home. ~ Kim Shulse, Woodbridge
    Judy was always punctual. If she said she would meet you at a certain time she was always there. ~ Eric Cunanan
    To Whom It May Concern: The decision to go with Judy Petrak as the realtor, to sell our home, was because of many reasons. I knew Judy prior to this transaction so it was a given that she was going to be very professional and knowledgeable of her job. We felt Judy was a good fit for us but most of all, we needed someone to comfort and ease our mind through this process. Judy exceeded our expectations. Her response time was impeccable. There was never a thought of "did Judy receive our text or email?". When I look at Judy, I think of classy, elegant and very well put together. Well, that was how the presentation of our home looked. The photographer she used was amazing. We received numerous compliments on the photos that were used, the aerial video (the music was a nice touch) and most of all, the elegant tri-fold pamphlet. Our Buyers used a VA Loan. Therefore, the process took longer than we had wanted but with Judy by our side, everything went very well. I could go on and on but overall, I would highly recommend Judy as a realtor. She has your interest at heart and will go the extra effort to make you happy.. We have had 3 other real estate experiences prior to this transaction and I have to say this was the best experience for us. I think the buyers also felt comfortable with her. They had met her at one of the open house event. Should you have any further questions about our experience, please feel free to reach out to us via email at mike.hill5@yahoo.com or tramhill@yahoo.com. V/r, Mike & Tram Hill ~ Mike & Tram Hill Manassas, VA
    Judy was totally responsive on short notice. Consummate professional. ~ Chuck Wheeler. Dumfries, VA
    Judy is more than a Realtor to us. We consider her to be a great friend who also happens to be an incredible realtor. Judy helped us through every process of purchasing our home while we were stationed overseas. Which can be difficult because of the time zone differences. Communication and managing expectations are two crucial skills for any Realtor and Judy managed both of these skills at the highest level throughout our entire process. We would highly recommend Judy to anyone looking to help them with their home buying/selling/renting needs. We love Judy Petrak! ~ Jeff & Jamie Grunner
    I met Judy 2 and half years ago when I was looking to rent a home. She took me on different showings but also mentioned the pros of owning a home. I decided not to buy at that time. However something she said stuck with me...she made the comment regarding one of the homes and that she would not let me buy that house. That let me know she cared about my well being and not just selling/buying. Fast forward to this year. I reached out to Judy ready to buy. She made a suggestion on a location she thought would be best for me...but me being the person I am (stubborn), I wanted to look at other places. We looked at homes in other locations...and guess where I found my dream home?! The same place Judy recommended! She listens to your wants and needs and has the best suggestions. She also respects your opinion. From putting in an offer to the final closing, Judy was always available...no matter the time! She is the best...no question!! Thank you Judy!! ~ C.C.P, Woodbridge
    I worked with Judy to sell my old home and her knowledge of the local market convinced me she was the right agent to work with when buying my new home. Judy recommended a home inspector forr me who was extremely thorough and professional (and personable). Her recommendation and the home inspectors quality of service saved me from purchasing a home with a multitude of hidden problems that I would not have been able to afford to correct. Judy answered all my questions within the day, or let me know she was working to find the answers. She was always clear in her emails and in conversation. She explained the purchase contract well enough and simply enough that I was not confused and felt confident moving forward with any actions. The home buying process can be daunting, but Judy made every step of the way easy and stress free. I truly believe she is one of the best agents out there. ~ Jackie Hames, Woodbridge
    I interviewed three brokers. Of the three, Judy Petrak was the most prepared, most knowledgable, and gave me the most peace of mind about selling my home. She communicated clearly and frequently throughout the home selling process, and had infinite patience with my questions and concerns. She was also empathetic and understanding when it came to inevitable bumps in the metaphorical road to a sale. I would highly recommend her! ~ Jackie Hames, Woodbridge Va

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