" Mike Petras made my real estate transactions smooth and easier than I could have ever expected. He kept me fully informed of any factors affecting a scheduling closing. He was extremely effective at resolving all problems that could affected a scheduled closing. Mike Petras took prompt action to all my requests during my transactions. Mr. Petras' in-depth knowledge maximized the use of my veteran's benefits which allowed me to purchase the home I could only dream of. I would highly recommend Mike Petras and the members of Showcase reality to anyone looking into making a real estate transaction. "
- Mike Bischof - Air Force Veteran
" My husband and I were looking for a broker who could help us navigate our way through the process of obtaining a VA loan as first time home buyers. We chose a home that was in foreclosure, which is always challenging. Mike Petras was there every step of the way to guide us through this lengthy and stressful process. He spent many of his evenings at our house drafting and redrafting the documentation necessary to make this type of purchase happen. His numerous contacts and familiarity with the area proved to be very enabling. We could not have done it without him! "
- Megan and Joseph Rapoport - Navy Family
"Over the past 15 years, we have bought/sold over 13 homes under the outstanding guidance of Mr. Mike Petras. For our business endeavors, there is no other real estate agent in all of Southern Maryland to match his professionalism and attention to detail for every real estate transaction. Mike's foresight and ability to stay abreast of real estate trends have netted us substancial financial gains no matter the real estate market condition or time of the year. Throughout the years, Mike has progressed from not only being our agent, but we consider him a good friend! "
- Sylvon and Melissa Josiah - Navy Family
"- Mike Petras has been our family's realtor for many years. He is the only agent that our family considers working with. The reasons are straight forward, Mike is professional, knowledgeable, friendly, responsive and helpful"
- Anderson / Linkins Family
"- Mike was great. He helped us find a house we love and made sure everything went smoothly."
- Bryan Tienes
"- My family and I returned from overseas and were introduced to Mike Petras. He walked us through every aspect of the home buying process. He made sure that we became part of his family in a sense and took care of us. The house we asked for was exactly what we asked for and met every aspect of our lives. Great person to work with. He ensured our VA process taken into consideration and utilized."
- Alex and Charlene Colon - AF/Family
"- Mike kept me informed throughout the entire buying process. His many years of real estate experience and knowledge made me feel confident and assured. Mike was by my side every step of the way from house hunting to contract to loan processing to settlement. I found him to be a very trustworthy and competent Real Estate broker. I highly recommend Mike to anyone looking to buy or sell a home."
- Wanda Jenkins
"- I cannot say enough good things about Mike. We were selling our house when two days before closing, the deal fell through. Mike rushed to find another buyer that would help us get what was deserved. The new buyer’s inspector found a lot more than the first, which was devastating. I had just left the military and was living apart from my husband with our one-year-old daughter while we house hunted in our new location, and the purchase of a new home here depended on the sale and closure of our home in MD. Mike worked tirelessly to oversee the projects happening at the house, since we were many miles away. He even made sure we wouldn’t have to be at closing, even when our buyer’s real estate company was a complete you-know-what show. He negotiated well with them to not let them take advantage all while making sure we wouldn’t get screwed in the end. He kept us up to date with almost daily phone calls. He was not only our real estate agent, property manager, and quality engineer...he was [and is] our friend. Thank God Mike Petras exists. If you’re looking for someone who truly knows their stuff and has years (35+) of experience, he’s your man"
- M/M Shirey - AF/Family
"- Mike was extremely knowledgeable of the real Estate buying process and provided timely information which help me qualify for the loan. I have recommended Mike to all my friends and family."
- J R
"I have known Mike Petras for almost 20 years, he has assisted me and my family in purchasing a home and also finding renters for our home when we temporarily moved overseas. Mike is very knowledgeable in the market and will ensure he finds exactly what you’re looking for. "
- Marie Parham
"Mike was great to work with, very thorough about the whole process. No BS here, just the truth and what you need to know. Definitely knows the Southern Maryland area! Thanks again. "
- Dave Grospitch AF/Veteran
"I moved here from the midwest and Mike was very helpful in getting me into my dream home!! "
- Janine Grako
"Mike Petras is a realtor that cares about his clients and their family. I would recommend (and have) family and/or friends to contact Mike for the sale or purchase of their home. I work in the real estate industry myself and look forward to each settlement I have the pleasure of working with Mike on. "
- Rebecca T
"We have bought and sold six homes and Mike Petras is by far the best real estate agent that we have worked with. Twelve years ago we moved from Southern Maryland to Virginia. Despite the real estate recession at that time we were able to sell our home in So MD in a reasonable time frame and at a competitive price with Mike's guidance. When it looked like the sale on that house would fall through on the buyers end, Mike helped guide the buyer's agent and we settled on time. Any agent can sell homes in an up real estate market, but few can effectively get it done in a down market. When we recently found out we were moving back to Southern MD, Mike was the first person we called. We could not be more pleased with our total real estate experience with Mike. If you need a knowledgeable, experienced, and low pressure agent to guide you through the buying or selling process, then call Mike"
- Paul and Tammie Bourdeau
"Mike provided exceptional service to my wife and I during the sale of our home. As first-timers in the selling process, Mike was patient and professional with us as he navigated is through the process. His instincts are spot on, and he is exceptionally well-researched as he provides advice to his client. To top it all off, we closed the sale on the day he estimated we would! Cannot recommend Mike enough! "
- Salmon and Veronica
"Mike Petras went above and beyond to get our home sold over 18 years ago. He worked with us in his commission in order to help us get the most we could! We will always be grateful for that! True, honest and dedicated!!! "
- Tony and Kim K
"Mike was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable about the area. He showed us many houses as we tried to find the right one. He got us an amazing price on it. When it came time to sell that house years later, Mike was our first call. We were able to sell that house quickly and easily thanks to Mike and his years of experience"
- Beth and Gene Maisano -AF/Family
"Mike was a great help in selling our home, at a good price and in the timeframe we were targeting. He worked hard to get visibility for our home on all the major sites. His knowledge of the local area would be very hard to beat. He's been working here for a long time and we found him to be knowledgeable about not only the current market, but also recent history and trends around the region. We hadn't sold a home in nearly 30 years, and Mike made it feel simple and almost stress-free. I would definitely recommend him to anyone selling a home in our area"
- Andy and Kim Buckler
"I am a retired USAF veteran from Andrews AFB. When I was looking for a house, he found me one to rent. I eventually bought it. When it was time to retire, he sold listed it and it sold in 24 hours (market was good then). I moved away but returned 3 years later and looked him up. He found me the perfect house -- exactly what I needed. Great guy to work with and I am indebted to him. When it is time to sell, I can guarantee he will be the first realtor I call!"
- Chief Sammons
"Mike is wonderful to work with! He is friendly, responsive, very efficient and most of all he really understood the local market. Selling a house in an area with new growth can sometimes be tricky but Mike provided multiple options and excellent advice which allowed our house to sell at a fair market price"
- Mike and Linda Turner
"Mike was able to find a safe and affordable rental in just a matter of days due to his ability to identify our requirements and match them with the perfect landlord.
He was responsive and always available for questions.
Mike is an honest and professional broker - the one to call no matter how big or small your needs are"
- Scalfari Family
"Mike Petras did a great job in listing and selling my house in Waldorf, MD. He was honest and straightforward. He did not try to pressure me into anything that I was not comfortable with, but did encourage me to list above what I was anticipating. Although we did reduce the price slightly from the original listing, I still netted significantly more than I expected from the sale. The buyer's agent was not familiar with the area, and the buyer's team made quite a number of missteps along the way that almost resulted in the deal falling through. Mike had to doing an incredible amount of hand-holding and follow-up with the buyer's bank, title company and agent to get this deal completed. I highly recommend Mike Petras."
- Ba S
"Mike Petras was able to sell our house in a down market. We tried other agents and the property languished on the market for nearly three years. We listed with Mike and the house was sold within two months. We would never buy or sell another house through any other agent in the area."
- Doug Ellison - AF/Veteran
"We would like to thank Mike and Brenda Petras of Showcase Real Estate inc mikepetras.com (and also our friends for the last 36 years) for going the extra mile and selling our Waldorf house for us.Mike and Brenda put a lot of time and attention into getting our house on the market and getting it sold, and we can't thank them enough. We hope the new owners will get as much joy out of it as we did while living in md. If you are looking to sell your house in the southern md area we highly recommend mikepetras.com"
- Tom and Pam Bernhardt
We were living 80 miles away from our rental when we decided to sell, but we only made one trip to the house. We met with Mike, identified issues and repairs needed to make it more salable; after which Mike did EVERYTHING. He supervised the work, while we communicated by phone, text, email, etc. He hosted several open house and viewing events, and even arranged for us to attend closing 5 miles from home. If you need an agent, Mike is your man. His outstanding personality and work ethic will make your transfer of home ownership as painless as humanly possible."
- Tony Silva
"- Mike is the nicest, most personable and knowledgeable realtor that we’ve had the pleasure to work with. Mike answered every question. Sometimes Mike had to answer the same question more than once, he always answered them as if it was the first time we asked. Mike has so much knowledge of Maryland real estate laws and regulations you can’t go wrong choosing him as your realtor."
- Jim and Darlene Musick