Samer Kuraishi Group

15 years of work experience
A-K Real Estate, Inc.
1776 Eye St NW #701
Washington, DC, 20006
(240) 200-4175

Ratings & reviews (297)

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Highly likely to recommend
07/09/2014
mjames14
Helped me buy home
Areej was the BEST!!! She was extremely attentive and honest throughout the entire home buying process. As a first-time homebuyer it was so reassuring to work with someone that cared about me as a client, more than just making a sale! Thanks Areej for helping to make my dream of homeownership a reality!!! MD
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Yay!!! We did it!!! Took a few extra days dealing with all the Seller's side items but we made it and there is no looking back! Thank you so much for your confidence in Areej Kuraishi and myself to make this deal happen! We We wish you nothing but continued success!!
Highly likely to recommend
07/09/2014
user21359455
Helped me find a home to rent
I had the pleasure to work with Angie Lundy. She was excellent! I needed to find a rental quickly and she delivered. She was extremely attentive and was quick to respond. John and Angie took me to see nearly a dozen properties and never complained. Angie offered great advice and was my advocate during an exhausting negotiation. Butfor her I would not be in a unit that I love which is in my preferred location. Thanks to Angie and John for their hard work.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Congrats!!! Angie Lundy is at the top of her game! Clients come first here at AK! We are so happy for you!!! Thank you again for the opportunity!
Highly likely to recommend
07/09/2014
khelmi
Showed me homes
Areej Kuraishi had an initial meeting with my wife in DC , I have give her notes regarding our specific needs in a single family home as well as our budgetary limitations. She is highly talented technologically and made excellent use of the relevant search engines and real estate databases to quickly find us a variety of homes for sale in Maclean and Fairfax , She did not waste our time with homes that were out of our price range or not in line with our needs. even though I am located overseas , she was along my wife side throughout the home search process, she also managed to arrange a leasing bank to offer us a foreign mortgage . There is nothing that escapes Areej attention when it comes to property sale . even when I was in contact with her from overseas I felt if I am their with her . Areej is highly attentive agent, almost as if we were her only customers, although we did not close the deal , She is still in contact with me and returned all phone calls and emails the same day. i never felt neglected or unimportant. She is also an engaging personality. I am pleased to recommend Areej to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. She will be my first choice in my real estate deals . Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Thank you so much for the opportunity to serve you and your family! We take pride in our clients goals of home buying and do our best to make it an amazing experience! We will always be here for you!
Highly likely to recommend
07/08/2014
benjamindhong
Showed me homes
In the past, my approach to searching for apartments was to simply look around at apartment complexes or popular listings. I never thought there was much wrong with it until I started working with Areej. Areej was a pleasure to work with as we worked together to find available apartments. She was friendly and always very prompt with responding to any questions that we had. In addition, she was always willing to go the extra mile to ensure that we were educated on the process along with working to find us what we were looking for at the best price possible. I would highly recommend her and will definitely be working with her in the future when I will inevitably have to move again! Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Areej is a superstar and always takes care of her clients whether renting or buying or selling! We are so happy for you! Congrats!!
Highly likely to recommend
06/30/2014
WFREYVOGEL
Helped me buy and sell homes
Samer Kuraishi and Chad Morton handled our recent purchase of a high-end condominium in Georgetown. We had found the perfect home in the city, but needed to rent out the apartment for two (2) years while we methodically downsized from our current home in McLean. Samer and Chad were instrumental in creating a smooth and enjoyable transaction for everyone. Having the right people on your team can make all the difference in the world. From negotiating the deals with the seller and the tenants to juggling all of the scheduling arrangements with the third-party contractors who prepared the apartment for our tenants, our agents did a truly fabulous job. We look forward to spending many happy years at our new condo on the C&O Canal. We will fondly remember the talented real estate professionals who made it all possible. Thanks again to Samer and Chad for a masterful effort. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
You were a delight to work with and congrats on your new Georgetown Condo at Water St! It is very refreshing to have a buyer who knows what they want and is very responsive especially in fierce market like in DC! Thank you for the opportunity to make it happen for you and your family!
Highly likely to recommend
06/30/2014
zuser20140502072810756
Helped me find a home to rent
I worked with Angie Garcia and she was wonderful. This is her employer, so this speaks highly that you hired her. Angie was wonderful to work with. She was very quick, responsive and assertive. She was always ready and willing to meet to show places and found me my dream place within 48 hours of meeting me! She was so wonderful. She responded via email, phone and text messages and was a complete joy to work with. I will certainly return to her when I need to move again!
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Thank you so much for the opportunity to help you with renting out a condo in the Rockville area! Angie is the best in her class! She always goes above and beyond with all of her clients! Congrats again!
Highly likely to recommend
06/29/2014
c morelandj
Showed me homes
If you are looking to buy a new home, do not hesitate to call A-K real estate. I contacted Samer after seeing his great reviews. His response was super fast. He and Leslie are both the best at what they do. They will work very hard to get you in the home you want. I am very satisfied with my experience working with them. That is why A-K real estate is my #1 choice for my future real estate needs.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Courtney, Leslie and I are so happy for you and your son! We finally got you a beautiful place that you both loved!! Patience makes it happen sometimes when sometimes it feels that we will never find it! So thank you again for your patience and the opportunity!
Highly likely to recommend
06/17/2014
zuser20140602162157815
Helped me buy home
Angie Lundy was the most responsive agent I have ever had. She never missed a call at any time of the day and got me expert responses to any of my questions or concerns. Angie is really personable, which helps the entire real estate process. She went well above and beyond her duties to get me the perfect home. Her negotiation skills also got me a great deal on the house! She is the only agent I would ever work with again and would highly recommend to anyone else.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Yay! So happy you got your well deserved home!! Angie Lundy is amazing at what she does, she puts all her clients/customers first and is a great listener and go getter! At AK we want to make the home buying process an experience not a hassle and that is why we stand by you every step of the way! Thank you again!
Highly likely to recommend
06/14/2014
zuser20140614065341012
Helped me find tenant for rental
I used Areej to help me find a tenant for rooms in my house. She was very responsive even after hours. I found her to be: warm, friendly, professional, and very experienced. She helped me with the negotiations of my new tenants. I would love to work with her again and I would highly recommend her. She is a person I would choose for a friend.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Thank you so much for the kind words! Areej Kuraishi is a top tier Agent at our firm! She takes great pride in all her client dealings. Reaching and obtaining all of your goals is our top priority! We are here for you always!
Highly likely to recommend
06/11/2014
djgpsmom
Helped me buy home
We had a very positive experience with Mr. Cobbie Prather. He exercised a very confident attitude with professional results. The first home we put an offer on, we were out priced; however, Cobbie reassured us that he would go back to work and find another solution. Well, the rest is history. Within 4 days, he found exactly what we were looking for and within our price range. Overall, we would and have already recommended A-K Real Estate. After relocating from North Carolina, our first inclination was to use a company with a large brand and name recognition. After contacting one of the larger competitors in the area, we were very disappointed in the sales attitude of the agent. First impressions go a long way and how you treat people when you do business with them. Mr. Prather, we sincerely thank you and you have a very bright future ahead of yourself. Blessings to come! Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Yay! Congrats on your new home!! I know the relocation was not easy but we did it!!! Cobbie Prather is a true professional and really fights for his/her client's needs when it comes to their home purchases. We appreciate the opportunity and look forward to being at your house warming party :) -Your AK Family
Highly likely to recommend
06/11/2014
zuser20140611142148486
Helped me buy home
We loved our process of working with Areej. She was on top of everything we needed and extremely responsive, especially when we needed to make quick or important decisions. If you're looking for excellent service and a true partner to support you with buying or selling your home - then you need to stop what you are doing and call Areej. .
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Congrats on the purchase! We thank you so much for your business and we will always be here for you!!
Highly likely to recommend
06/07/2014
zuser20140607073123767
Helped me buy home
Our apologies to Samer for not posting this review months ago ? we rarely post ratings/reviews. In March 2013, we started working with Samer as our Buyers Agent for the Summer 2013 purchase of our family?s next (now current) home in the Falls Church, VA, area. We had several criteria for our Agent, and Samer ended up being a fantastic fit. While we were shopping the usual ?open market? of posted homes with Seller?s/Listing Agents, we knew we were also targeting For Sale By Owner (FSBO) listings and the highly irregular ?not listed? properties. We wanted a senior partner/owner of a real estate firm, in order to have greater flexibility in commissions and other terms (Samer is Senior Vice President, and was extremely flexible). We wanted a highly experienced agent (Samer has over 15 years of solid performance). Proven agent (Samer has an amazingly high number of incredibly high reviews and ratings, here, and in other forums). Experience with distressed homes (Samer is CDPE and, as these reviews show, has tons of experience helping sellers out of hot water, which also makes him good at buying such properties). Knowledge of renovations/costs to fix up a rough home, and appreciation for real value of a property (Samer has experience with ?real estate investing? and contractors/pricing and is a rare agent that would tell you when things are overpriced). Responsiveness (Samer is incredibly busy, but he always found time to reply to our calls and emails quickly. He was always able to show us the properties of interest, himself, with little advance notice). Effective network of vendors (Samer maintains a posse of lenders, title agents, inspectors, and other professionals who very quickly deliver high quality services, reliably, at a good value). We were not the typical home buyers, and Samer adapted well to our (over?) involvement ? from our extensive pre-analysis of sales history on comparable homes in the targeted area when we first met, to mailing and other ?guerrilla-style? targeting of off-market properties, and us even pitching the offer to the prospective seller. Together, we toured several listed properties, and some good off-market properties - well before they were prepared for market. We were in contact with the final homeowner within hours of them learning that they had to relocate due to a job. Once we verified that the property was of interest, Samer engaged with the homeowner to ease their mind through facilitation of an off-market FSBO transaction with us. In order to not scare the homeowner (not having their own Listing Agent), we had Samer play a more supporting versus leading role in the transaction. Samer aided us in lining up the lenders and other professionals who could deliver on our promised compressed closing period. He helped us prepare the property for the VA inspection, analyzed the property and comparables, and helped refine our very fair offer. He did an excellent job working with the homeowner and the various closing vendors to close the final gap in the sale price. We were able to get a great deal on a VA Loan (which has VA inspections and appraisal requirements) and close (August 2013), as promised, 21 days after the offer. Knowing what we know now, we would not hesitate to work with Samer again, and highly recommend him to others needing a Listing or Buyers Agent. While we would prefer to work directly with Samer, we now also have high confidence in working with any of his firm?s other personnel. Everyone we met (he always seemed to have someone else with him, as he always was going to or coming from another closing or other appointment) was a true professional. We also highly recommend using any of the vendors Samer recommends, tailored to your situation. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Thank you so much! I am blown away by your kind words about myself and my company! We really went to war to find this perfect property for you and we were a great team! Through it all we found what we wanted and everyone was happy! Congrats again and always here for you!
Highly likely to recommend
06/05/2014
harris helen
Helped me buy home
Samer was awesome! He quickly helped us find a home in the DC metro area. We were looking for a home prior to relocating to the DC area, and Samer was extremely helpful. He FaceTimed several locations for us prior to us being able to visit DC and seeing them in person. He was very quick at responding to all our inquiries and assisting us through the buying process (this was the first home we purchased, so we were clueless!) He is very objective and to the point, and didn't waste our time, quickly understanding what we were looking for. We would definitely recommend him to our friends and when the time comes to sell our home, we will be contacting him. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Congrats guys! I am so happy to have helped you find a beautiful home in Arlington! I know it was your first home and we did the deal remotely but it sure turned out for the best! Your family was a pleasure to work with and I know we will do many more deals and get togethers in the near future!
Highly likely to recommend
06/04/2014
zuser20140604120651847
Listed and sold a home
Sam was great to work with and patiently coached us through the entire process and ultimately helped us get above our desired price. He was great at listening to what we wanted but also providing guidance and direction using his years of experience. Sam proved to have a great feel for the market and was able to get us a few more dollars than what other agents thought was possible. Sam's team was also really helpful in helping find new housing. It was a full service shop!
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Adam you are the man and appreciate the kind words! I am so happy that all worked out and as expected! What a market we live in! We got our number and all parties are excited about their next steps in life! Congrats again and appreciate the faith in myself and my company! #Winning
Highly likely to recommend
06/02/2014
carey1212
Helped me find a home to rent
I worked with Samer and his partner Majida on a rental (which I know isn't as complicated as purchasing a property) but I wanted to write a review to mention how wonderful and amazing they were. Let me start off by saying this wasn't your average rental- Majida had to find my family and I a place that accepted a 40 pound dog, cat, low budget with bad credit (we have been turned down many times on applications while working with a previous realtor). She found us a beautiful townhouse and her and Mr. Samer Kuraishi set us up with a credit repair company. When I'm ready to buy I will be calling them! Majida was extremely helpful, caring (SO HUMBLE) and most importantly, LISTENED which is rare in today's real estate market. AK REAL ESTATE IS TOP-NOTCH FOR PROFESSIONALISM, CARE AND OVERALL MAKING SURE THEY MEET THEIR CLIENT'S NEEDS! Thank you Majida and Samer! Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Thank you so much for using our services! We thank you so much for the opportunity and we will be ready for your first purchase! Majida Zouine is amazing and she always takes great care of her clients!
Highly likely to recommend
06/02/2014
zuser20140602081121753
Helped me buy home
Chris Chambers was an excellent agent. He helped me purchase my first home. He was always responsive, day or night, to myself and the listing agent. He was on point with negotiation tactics and skill. Very easy to work with, talk to and get advice from.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Congrats on your new purchase! Chris Chambers is an amazing agent with great people skills and customer service! He takes pride in all his clients needs and goals! Thank you again for working with us here at AK!
Highly likely to recommend
06/01/2014
kushalmonica
Helped me buy home
We found Samer on Zillow and after reading all the wonderful reviews about him we decided to go with him as our agent. From the point of initial contact to buying our new home we realized that everything we read about Samer on Zillow was absolutely correct. Samer was super responsive, extremely patient and would go out with us to look at properties rain or shine. He is an ultimate negotiator and he got us a really sweet deal. Samer helped us buy our dream home and we can unequivocally recommend him to other home buyers. It was a pleasure working with him. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
You guys are amazing! Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your home buying journey! I cant wait till the house is done and we can have a huge party!!! Congrats!
Unlikely to recommend
05/31/2014
user0220208
None. We connected, but it did not work out.
The response I received was so delayed that I was too nervous to get into business with that agent. I felt as if any questions I'd have in the future or steps I needed to take to move forward would also be very delayed. I wanted attention to timeliness, and responding to my initial inquiry should have been the first indicator of that. I would be very hesitant to recommend the agent but didn't put never only because there may have been circumstances unknown to me that kept communication from happening within the first few days. I would hope that is the case, as it would otherwise be a disservice to those searching for a home to rent or purchase as well as those entrusting the agent with something as valuable as their home. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Good afternoon! I just received your feedback and wanted to reach out to you and see where the disconnect was? As we pride ourselves on communication and service to all our clients and customers. We value your time and goals especially when it comes the biggest purchase/sale of most peoples lives. Love to speak to you if you are available and I can be reached direct at info@a-krealestate.com or 202.775.4663.
Highly likely to recommend
05/30/2014
zuser20140530104438422
Listed and sold a home
Samer was professional and courteous. He went above and beyond in helping us complete some house upgrades as the house was on the market. He negotiated well for us and helped push through to closure. I would recommend him as someone who wants to be successful and help you be successful in your real estate deals.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Wow what a ride I must say! 3 different buyers, but we made it happen!! You guys were great and I appreciate the opportunity as always, we said what number we were going to hit in the beginning before we listed and made it happen! It is always refreshing to work with amazing sellers like yourselves! Congrats and hope to see you soon!
Highly likely to recommend
05/13/2014
tfsimon
Helped me buy home
Hi everybody, first-time home-buyer here. Roman Mychajliw of A-K Real Estate was my agent and he was a true pro: highly knowledgeable, punctual, friendly, and honest in helping me every step of the way. That includes researching online, visiting in person, getting approval, making offers, contracts, negotiating, inspection, all the way to closing. Even after the sale, he followed up several times to make sure everything was going well. I benefited greatly from his expertise and seasoned professionalism. He was always available but never pushy. In one situation I was under contract on a home and then later decided not to buy it; he reassured me that it was a good decision. I know I would have had a much rougher time navigating the home-buying experience without his advice. Thanks Roman! Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Welcome to the home buyers club! Roman is an amazing Agent and a true professional who is on top of his game! We appreciate the opportunity to make your home buying experience a success! We will always be here for you! -Your AK Team
Highly likely to recommend
05/13/2014
user9852373
Helped me find tenant for rental
In the last 15 years, we rented a couple of houses first and then bought a couple of houses. During all this, we never worked with a real estate professional. Of course we met a few in social circles but never did any business through them. I had no idea how the experience will be. I guess it was my good luck that we contacted Samer. I cannot come up with one thing that he could have done better. He responded right away to our queries and was always punctual to the appointments. He was utmost courteous and patient while explaining the process to us. He did not promise us anything that cannot be delivered. With his immense experience of the market, he corrected / suggested improvements in what we were looking for. He was forthright about what we should expect in the process and stuck to his end of the bargain 100%. As things changed along the way and deadlines were getting near, I had some personal travel that took me out of the country. It meant that I was taking far longer to get back to him and some of the things were slipping a bit. He never lost his cool, stood with us through the whole way and recommended steps to take at the right time. I do not know what housing needs I will have in the future. I don't know if we will have to look for new house sometime or if we have to move. But among all those things I don't know about future, one thing is certain -- I found my real estate professional for life. I don't have to look for a different one again. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Srini, you are too kind! So glad we were able to meet and make this happen for you and your family! I know we will be life long friends and business partners for many years to come! Thank you so much for your faith in my company and myself to get your property rented! I know this was your first time renting a home and glad you were able to walk down the path with us every step of the way! Always here for you!
Highly likely to recommend
05/13/2014
user46249060
Helped me find tenant for rental
I've used Samer multiple times to help me rent my home in Rockville. He and his team are simply fantastic. Very responsive, willing to go the extra mile, eager to make the transaction as easy and straight forward as possible. I very highly recommend Samer!
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Thank you Tal! Glad we were able to rent your beautiful home out again! As always it has been a pleasure working with you!
Highly likely to recommend
05/13/2014
user55271926
Helped me buy home
We would like to Thank Samer and his team for getting us the perfect house we wanted. Samer and his team are really professional and their response to our first contact with them was really quick. Our agent Areej was really helpful and she understood what we wanted. She was always excited and ready to show us the houses and went over every detail and explained all the terms and conditions. Getting in touch with her was really easy and she was always ready to answer any questions we had. She helped us getting a good deal and putting the right offer. The process was really smooth from the beginning till the closing. We would definitely recommend Samer and his team to anyone looking someone to help with real estate projects. Closing Date- 4/30/2014 Location- Silver Spring,MD ~Aman & Jyoti Singh Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Congrats on your new purchase! We are so thankful for your business and wish you an amazing year! Areej and I are so happy for you both! Always here for you! -Your AK Family
Highly likely to recommend
05/09/2014
user05484718
Helped me buy home
This was my first Home buying experience so I did a lot of research on Homes, Real Estates and the agents. With good reviews of A-K Real Estate, I made a call and got a quick response. With all the information provided, I got a chance to work with Angela Hoyos. I really don't know other agents that works at A-K Real Estate but I feel lucky to work with Angela. I am sure other agents are the same. Angela was not just a real Estate agent, she was a friend with whom you can share what you are looking for without any doubts that you are in good hands. She is an expert with quite a good experience on the market. She understands the market and she will explain you everything that you need to know about home buying. The most important think I liked about her is she enjoys her work and is not just here to buy or sell a house. She make the experience very satisfying. She did not rushed me into anything. She wants to first understand you, your need and what you are looking for, then she will proceed with different options very patiently. Don't get me wrong, when right time comes and needed things to move quickly, she is the one to get it done sooner than anyone I think. As I said, with the first time Home buying experience, I was very pleased and satisfied. We got a great home that we wanted and at the end of the day, I can have a peace of mind with the home I bought and the Agent that I dealt with. If you are a Home buyer, please do not pass Angela or rather ask for her. I am sure A-K Real Estate has all of their agents same way. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Congrats on your recent purchase! Angela Hoyos is a superstar! She goes the extra mile for all her clients! We here at AK want to always provide top notch customer service to each and everyone of our clients! We thank you so much for your faith in our company and of course in Angela! Always here for you, your AK Team!
Highly likely to recommend
04/28/2014
cj201404
Helped me buy home
I met Sam through Zillow -- when I was researching what type of home I wanted to purchase. For a first-time buyer like myself, I had a lot of questions that google searches couldn't satisfactorily answer. However, Sam is very knowledgable, and unlike other agents, he is very responsive. I never had an email go unanswered for more than 10 minutes. If you are a type of person, who needs to get his/her answer immediately, I would most definitely recommend Sam. I've come to notice that realtors can be very disrespectful or sometimes dismissive of your needs. Some dismiss your expectations as unrealistic or hard to satisfy with the amount of asset you will be committing. However, Sam really tries to understand what you're specifically looking for in a home, and goes over what your purchasing power is. Based on my needs, he quickly came up with a list of potentials from which I ended up buying a very lovely town house. One of the best thing about Sam is that he has a great vision for his company. That passion really bleeds into his work ethic, which is one of the best I've seen across various industries. If you have been having trouble picking a realtor, go with Sam. I seriously doubt you'll regret your decision. If I need to purchase a home again, it'll without doubt be with Sam. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Jesse, it was a pleasure working with you!!! I am very happy for you! I know this was your first purchase and it can be very overwhelming but I can sure say we had a blast going shopping! We beat out 3 other offers and as I told you it is not always the highest offer that wins but the strongest one! And we sure proved that didnt we? Congrats my man and sky is the limit from here!!!!
Highly likely to recommend
04/26/2014
rida bukhari
Listed and sold a home
Richard Balles and Linda Weiner are 2 of the real estate agents on the A-K Real Estate team and they listed and sold our town home in Burtonsville, MD. It was a fairly new development at only 2 years old and 3 different "experts" in the real estate industry told us we were looking at a loss if we sold so quickly but Richard and Linda both gave us hope and listed it for us. We sold it, at a profit, less than 2 months after listing in an off season (winter) so I can't even imagine the results if we sold during peak season! They are very responsive, very friendly and very humble! When we thanked them at the end, they simply said "the house sold itself!". They are spectacular! Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Richard Balles and Linda Weiner are a great team! They treat their clients like gold and give the best service out there! We thank you so much for choosing our services! Always are your service here at A-K Real Estate!
Highly likely to recommend
04/26/2014
rida z rizvi
Listed and sold a home
Samer Kuraishi handled the short sale of and elderly relative's home. It was a difficult situation and we were actually researching bankruptcy options but Samer and his team met with us and convinced us that bankruptcy was not the best solution and was the "quitter's way out". He was right. He brought exactly the expertise, eagerness and proactivity to the situation and was able to negotiate a very favorable deal (considering the situation). He went so far as to mediate negotiations with the buyers about personal effects/semi-permanent fixtures in the house in order to actually gain some profit from the deal! We could not be more happy with our choice to go with A-K Real Estate. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
We did it!!! Your property was a challenge with many variables but nothing we could not get done! We slay banks for a living if you know what I mean! You wanted out of your debt and we made it happen!! Thank you for choosing our short sale services! 2014 and beyond will be amazing!
Highly likely to recommend
04/26/2014
wnorment41
Listed and sold a home
Samer Kuraishi and Angie Garcia are the real deal. They sold my house (Short-Sale) for me in SE, Washington, DC. First, before going to Samer, I was going to just let the house foreclose, but after speaking with Samer, he insured me that he could get the house sold. It was a long process, but Samer and Angie was with me every step of the way. Whenever my bank had questions, Samer & Angie had the answers and kept me informed. If you're trying to Short-Sale a home, it would be in your best interest to contact Samer & Angie of A-K Real Estate immediately. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Congrats Bill! It took us 2 years, 4 different buyers, 4 different bank appraisals but in the end we DID IT!! We made an amazing team and got to the finish line baby!!! No more debt and by by Fannie Mae! Thank you so much in your confidence in our firm to handle such an important matter! Here for you always!
Highly likely to recommend
04/23/2014
klasso1959
Helped me buy home
Samer demonstrated extensive knowledge of the real estate market and made the process of purchasing a foreclosed apartment very, very easy. His professional attitude and problem solving skills are impeccable. I've already been recommending him to my friends. Thank you so much.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Kate congrats! I am so happy for you and your new purchase! Dealing with Fannie Mae was not the easiest in the world but we made it to the finish line! We are a great team and I miss my partner already! Have an amazing 2014!!!
Highly likely to recommend
04/11/2014
user6871948
Helped me buy home
We worked with Megan Bedard and she helped us through every part of this process. There didn't seem to be a time that she wasn't available to help us and answer all of our questions. Since this was the first home my wife and I purchased we had a lot of questions. Megan was also able to help us by mediating between us and the mortgage company. We would absolutely recommend A-K Real Estate to anyone we know looking for the house in the Metro area and we look forward to working with them again if/when we start looking for another house further down the road. Thanks. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Thank you so much for working with us! Megan Bedard is a rock star agent! She takes great pride in her work and getting her clients the best deal and giving the best service out there! Congrats again on your recent purchase!
Highly likely to recommend
04/07/2014
amit1kapoor
Listed and sold a home
There's a reason why Samer is listed as the top agent on Zillow and he is worth the ratings. Trust in your real estate agent is important because you are ultimately relying on their skills and experiences to guide you through this very complex and sometimes allusive process. Samer has both exceptional skills and vast experiences to guide you through the listing, showing, contract and successful closing process. 1. Listing and marketing the house - Great job with an incredible amount of activity in both open houses and ad-hoc appoinments. 2. Contracting and negotiation - Samer guided me through multiple offers, weighing pros/cons of each offer, renegotiating and finally concluding on a qualified buyer 3. Closing - Unfortunately, we hit a snag during the closing process of my house that was completely unrelated to either buyers or sellers qualification and Samer really had the patience and skills (while I sometimes did not) to guide me through the successful close of the house. To be quite honest, the Buyer's real estate agent was completely useless in expediting the process and Samer really facilitated the close by ensuring communications between the buyers, sellers, lenders and title company. If you're in the market for anything related to Real Estate, definately contact Samer. Great Job to Samer and the whole A-K Real Estate team! Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Amit, thank you so much for the opportunity to sell your home! You were amazing to work with and your faith in myself and my company was and is appreciated! It was a bumpy road with all of these variables we had to over come but in the end it was a true success! Here for you always! SK
Highly likely to recommend
04/03/2014
fb2102130790
Helped me buy home
I had a great time dealing with Areej Kuraishi at AK real Estate. They took their time, and were very very tech savvy. Would use them again for any Estate matters. We looked at 2 houses and found the one for my girl friend and I. Also was taken out to dinner after purchasing the house.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Areej is amazing and thank you for much for using our services!! Congrats again on your new home!!
Highly likely to recommend
03/27/2014
landonzinda
Showed me homes
I spent approximately three months visiting properties and making three separate offers on homes with A-K Real Estate. During every aspect of the process, A-K was extremely helpful. I visited approximately 30 different properties with widely ranging conditions. Their staff were friendly, extremely responsive and willing to work with me even when altering my original plan. Offering large amounts of money can be nerve-wracking, and they were very helpful in walking me through the process and making me confident with the amount and conditions I was offering. They were very flexible on scheduling visits, and were often eager to set up additional viewings that had recently been listed. While circumstances didn't allow me to purchase a home yet, I hope to use A-K for their friendly service when I finally do complete a purchase. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Thank you so much for working with us! We are confident we will make it happen for you! It is a tough market out there but we will continue to push hard and lock one down for you!
Highly likely to recommend
03/16/2014
user627826
Helped me find tenant for rental
Samer Kuraishi helped me rent my condo in Adams Morgan Washington DC during this past winter of horrible cold weather and snow. He was very efficient with the set up, communicated extremely well with clients to see the property, and got me market value within a month of listing the property. All the paper work was done through docu-sign and I received all the required paperwork and fee's in a timely manner. Great Job A-K Real Estate.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Appreciate the opportunity to rent out your condo! I know how much that unit meant to you and now it is in good hands. Also congrats on your new place we got you, I know you and your family will be very happy! Have an amazing year Chris!
Highly likely to recommend
03/10/2014
laki13
Helped me buy home
Mr. Samer Kuraishi and Mr. Richard Ballis have helped me to buy my property in 2013. It was long and very complicate process. Service I have received from both agents was professionally outstanding - with personal approach and maximum support. I highly appreciate their assistance and result was excellent - I now have my new wonderful house! Good luck with your business, dear friends! Natalia.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
We thank you so much for your business! Congrats on the new home and way to hang in there through the process! I know it was fun :)
Highly likely to recommend
03/10/2014
AaronIngersoll
Listed and sold a home
I really enjoyed working with Samer. His team was able to get my short sale done quickly, which took a lot of weight off my shoulders. I would highly recommend him and his team to anyone needing to buy or sell their property. Thank you Samer!
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Aaron we did it! We got rid of your short sale debt and your condo debt in FULL! Now off to bigger and better things! We appreciate your patience with the whole short sale process and thank you greatly for your cooperation as I know it was a stressful time but in the end we accomplished what we said we would do which was be DEBT FREE! Congrats and enjoy the year my man!
Highly likely to recommend
03/07/2014
user40327802
Helped me buy and sell homes
Samer and his team were extremely professional and knowledgeable throughout the entire process. His recommendations saved us a ton of money which is the name of the game. Deciding on a realtor to help you acquire the house of your dreams can be a tough decision. We could not have chosen wiser, his team made the buying process an enjoyable one. Not only did he help us find a new home, but also sold our existing home within a few days due to his market savvy and strategic approach. I would highly recommend using his services, top notch. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
It was a pleasure working with you both to find your dream home and also sell your other home to make this one happen! In a tough Arlington market it is all about being creative and getting to the finish line! Way to hang in there! Congrats and always here for you both!
Highly likely to recommend
03/07/2014
dhall rohini
Listed and sold a home
I had MPDU property to sell in Market with a lot of restrictions on it. Samer helped us getting through the problem. He is very quick , knowledgeable & trustworthy personality. Eventhough He did'nt have any prior experience in selling MPDU property, but he took it as a challenge & assured us that we will get through this sale. He made it possible. I would highly recommend him.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
What a process to the say least but you know what we did it!! MPDU was a very hard sell since only a certain amount of people could qualify but we never gave up and made it to the finish line! Thank you for your belief in my self and my company to make it happen!
Highly likely to recommend
03/07/2014
paulwtuccinardi
Listed and sold a home
When it dawned on me that I was going to have to short sell a property I owned, I feared for the worst. Wondered if foreclosure would just be "easier" and the "right" choice. After doing a quick search for agents well-versed in the ART of the short sell I came across Samer's website. Read the reviews, seemed like a good choice, at least a good starting point. Picking the first agent I came across was the easiest decision I made, for sure but it also turned out to be the best decision I made. Samer was always available, always had good information, and ALWAYS was optimistic (and anyone dealing with a short sale needs some optimism in their life). As horrible as the whole process was, it was made much much better by having someone like Samer on my side. I would recommend his services to anyone interested (by choice or not) to sell a property. His knowledge and communication skills are unparalleled. I thanked him many times during the process for everything he did and will continue to thank him going forward. Thanks Samer for making a rough process much, much less rough, and thanks for being honest and upfront about everything. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/21/2014
michaeltaylor81
Helped me buy and sell homes
I started the process of selling my condo in early December 2013, and honestly I had no idea where to start. I was also looking for a new condo/townhouse at the same time. Daunting to say the least! I actually used zillow to find a home I liked and contacted Samer Kuraishi. My inquiry was responded to very quickly and I was contacted by Angie Garcia of A-K Realtors. She was very helpful getting me started in the process of looking for a new home. After an extensive first day of looking at many condos and town houses, I was very excited about finding my new home. More importantly, Angie was more than helpful during that days search. She was insightful, knowledgable, and I could tell she wanted to me to find what was right for me, not just what would get a sale quickly. It was these qualities that lead me to ask Angie to help me sell my condo. I am glad I did. The next few weeks were a whirl wind of many homes to view. And, in the meantime, she helped me get my condo ready for sale, and on the market fast. There was lots of interest, and within 2 weeks we had a buyer. So a long story... slightly shorter. My home sold quickly, and with as few hick ups as possible. Eventually, I decided not to buy a new home, however I know I will ask Angie for help when I do. It was a great experience through uncharted waters, I would recommend her to anyone. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Congrats on your sale! We were are so happy to have helped you make it happen! Always here for you!!
Highly likely to recommend
02/11/2014
LBrown28
Helped me buy home
I worked with Areej of A-K Real Estate to purchase my first home, a condo, in Fells Point in Baltimore City. Above all, Areej was so easy and such a pleasure to work with. She is extremely responsive, and quickly answered all of the questions I had in the home-buying process. She is a great negotiator, and I was confident that she truly had my best interests at heart. My sale ended up being somewhat complicated, but she handled all of the issues with ease, and made sure the deal happened. In addition to Areej's great qualities, she has the entire A-K Real Estate team to back her up. I'd recommend her and her team in a heartbeat. Thanks Areej! Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Thank you so much for working with us! Areej is a top notch agent here at AK and we are so happy to hear your kind words and feedback! Congrats on your new purchase and we will always be here for you!
Highly likely to recommend
02/04/2014
caritalc
Listed and sold a home
I sold my condo through a short sale which can be a long, confusing, depressing and frustrating process. Samer walked me through the entire process, answered all of my questions and found 3 buyers (the first 2 backed out, which added to the frustration). He worked diligently to find the best buyer for my property and always kept me in the loop. He is an excellent, energetic realtor and I would recommend him to anyone that asks.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
So thankful for your patience while we handled your short sale. Your community had some very high delinquency rates and made it very difficult for anyone with a loan to obtain a sale there. So we had to wait it out for a cash deal and beat up your banks and association at the same time. Was not an easy one but the finish line proved successful, again thank you for faith in our short sale services and we wish you nothing but the best!
Highly likely to recommend
01/27/2014
achillesvergis
Listed and sold a home
Samer recently assisted me and my family in selling a property in the Capitol Hill area of Washington, DC. He not only met, but exceeded our goal by negotiating an asking price that was $70,000.00 over what other realtors claimed to be the maximum price the property could bring in. He is a FULL SERVICE professional, and I highly recommend him. It was a pleasure working with him.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
We blew the roof off that sale! I knew we would get top dollar for that property! So glad you followed the game plan and it worked to perfection! Appreciate your faith in myself and our company to handle the sale of your home! Have an amazing year!!
Highly likely to recommend
01/23/2014
flhh
Helped me buy and sell homes
We wouldn't be in the home we are in without Samer's negotiation skills. With other contracts on the house, Samer was able to negotiate us into our new home. Samer is extremely responsive and was our rock and sounding board throughout the whole buying process. He also put my home on the market to sell, and was able to quickly obtain an offer with only 5 days of the house being on the market. He put together fantastic materials/flyers and held a successful open house with over 17 different showings!! Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Thank you so much for your business and it was amazing working with you to get that great deal in Arlington for you!!! So happy our listing for your home is coming along smoothly!
Highly likely to recommend
01/21/2014
amymoffitt42
Helped me buy home
Wendy Vasquez from A-K Real Estate was a true professional and an absolute delight to work with. I am a first time home buyer and had a tight turn around time due to my schedule and to issues with the place I was leaving. From the very beginning, Wendy demonstrated a clear commitment to getting me to the finish line, quickly recommending properties, bending her schedule to do visits within the limited time frame I had available, guiding me graciously through the home-buying process and pulling multiple late nights and early mornings to make sure that we got everything done on time. I was and continue to be in awe of her dedication to the success of her client, as well as her ability to guide a newbie through the process with an upbeat attitude. I would *enthusiastically* recommend her to anyone looking to buy in the DC area. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Wendy is a rock star! We are so thankful for your business and opportunity to make it happen for you! Thanks again for choosing AK for your purchase! We will always be here for you!
Highly likely to recommend
01/20/2014
shipgreen
Helped me find tenant for rental
Samer has been an absolutely excellent resource for us. He clearly loves his job. He was professional, dynamic, knowledgable, and indefatigable when it came to our property. He made us feel like we were his only client. He was on top of every issue and detail until it was satisfactory to everyone. I don't think that he sleeps. Even when we were out of state he was in constant contact, and we were able to complete much of the paperwork electronically. Samer has definitely earned our respect and repeat business. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
So glad we found you a great tenant for your lovely home! I know moving across the country can be hard and also leaving your home 3000+ miles away, but everything is under control and thank you allowing me to help you make this happen!
Highly likely to recommend
01/20/2014
Margo804
Showed me homes
Hovick and Lina are the absolute best. From the moment I called, they took things over and I never had to worry about a thing. Everything was timely, arranged and orderly. They were very patient in showing me all the condos in the Arlington area. Never pushy and very knowledgeable of the area. When I finally picked one this was one of the best and painless transactions ever. They had everybody aligned. The inspector, The lender, The Title company. These guys at A-K Real Estate are simply phenomenal. I highly recommend Hovick and Lina. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Congrats! Lina and Hovick are AMAZING duo! They take care of their clients like no other! So happy to hear that all went well! We appreciate your business!
Highly likely to recommend
01/15/2014
kdermody31
Helped me find a home to rent
I used Samer for a lease in a College Park home. He was very helpful in giving me a short term lease and he was always very quick to respond whenever I contacted him. He was also a very kind and fun person to work with in general. I would definitely recommend him.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
It was a pleasure helping you find a place to live! Glad all worked out for you!
Highly likely to recommend
01/14/2014
shirpaulm
Helped me find a home to rent
I worked with an agent from A-K Real Estate, Claudia Moss. Claudia was very attentive and took time to take me to listings which was a life safer for a person new to town with no knowledge of travel routes and limited transportation resources. Claudia keep me informed of issues and was always prompt to answer calls/emails. I highly recommend her as an agent, especially due to her knowledge and ability to find great deals in the DC area in particular.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Thank you so much for choosing our team to help you with your search! Claudia Moss is amazing! Always on top of her game and goes to bat for her all her clients! We look forward to a healthy relationship with you always!
Highly likely to recommend
01/14/2014
sdecbuffington
Listed and sold a home
Samer Kuraishi was a dream to work with! I needed an agent to handle the sale of my house in DC while I was living across the country in LA. I found Sam online after reading so many positive reviews of his work. Now I can add my high praise and recommendation to the list. My 85 year old house was semi-remodeled, good enough to live in but needing some major renovation. The question was whether it would appeal to developers or to a family interested in making changes over time. Sam kept the listing hot after two deals fell apart, and quickly found a third and final buyer. He was flexible and agile in negotiating when the buyers became worried about some of the repairs recommended by the inspector. He even gave up part of his commission to make the deal work. And he handled everything so I wouldn't have to interrupt work to travel back to DC for closing. I was thrilled! I highly recommend Samer Kuraishi. He even makes the process fun. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Sandra your too kind! You were so great to work with! Such a pleasure even though you were in sunny California without me! Glad we got the deal to work, nothing came easy but hey we never gave up and we worked as a team and we got your deal done remotely while you were in California! Thank god for technology! Cant wait to see you again and as always thank you for believing in our firm and myself to handle the sale of your Washington DC row home!
Highly likely to recommend
01/10/2014
eric dacosta
Helped me buy home
One of the hardest workers I have ever met?Sam's knowledge of real estate puts him in a different place when it comes to protecting his clients best interest. I highly recommend him and his team to anyone who is serious about selling or buying a house. His go get it attitude feeds of his own clients and makes them feel at ease knowing Sam and his staff are working hard for them.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Thank you so much and congrats on your new home! It was a pleasure working with you to make all happen! Lets rock and roll to the next one!
Highly likely to recommend
01/09/2014
brantleydd
Helped me buy home
Sam and Seth Haskins did an amazing helping me purchase a home a couple of months ago. They really went the extra mile in helping me out when I imagine most other agents would not have. -David
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Thank you so much for your business! Seth Haskins is an amazing Realtor! Customer service at its finest! We wish you a happy new year!
Highly likely to recommend
01/02/2014
princetonmario
Helped me buy and sell homes
Awesome to work with, very responsive, excellent knowledge of the market. Very professional. I would absolutely recommend their services to anyone. We were able to close on three properties within a short period of time.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Thank you for your business! We look forward to doing more investment deals with you to help build your portfolio!
Highly likely to recommend
01/02/2014
user332152
Listed and sold a home
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Sam on the sale of our condo in Gaithersburg. We found him and his team always ready to spring into action, respond to all the requests at any time of the day, and most importantly find a solution to any problem that we encountered along the way. He really made an entire process easy on us. We can recommend him to anyone, without hesitation.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
It was a pleasure helping you sell your condo in less than 8 days to a CASH buyer! Thank you so much for your business and faith in getting this deal done for you during the holiday time! Happy new year!!!
Highly likely to recommend
12/30/2013
User7JA7
Listed and sold a home
Samer Kuraishi and Angie Garcia are two of the most top-notch professionals I have encountered. With their help and guidance, I was able to sale my College Park house that I purchased in 2005, when the market was at its highest. Earlier this year, I decided that I needed to sale my house, but the market value was nearly $150,000 below the amount of my original purchase. After spending months researching my options, I contacted Samer based on the reviews that had been posted and the statistics that I found about his record. Samer did not disappoint. I sent him an email briefly explaining my situation and received his response within minutes. We set up a call and he explained my options and discussed the pros and cons of each scenario. For me, the only option was to short-sale the house. Samer and Angie walked me through the process and provided excellent and professional advice. Samer put my house on the market and we received 11 offers in the first week. In the end, we accepted an offer over $50,000 greater than the list price. Angie worked with the banks and gained short-sale approvals on both my first and second mortgages. In addition, her negotiations with the lender provided me with a $3,000 moving allowance that I received at closing. The team of Samer and Angie are at the top of my list. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for profession, honest, and responsive agents. I look forward to working with A-K Real Estate for all of my future real estate activities. I can?t thank them enough for their professionalism and hard work in helping me through the selling process. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Thank you so much for choosing our short sale services! You have been amazing to work with and we appreciate your patience! Glad we got you out of your debt with bank and off to a new year! Congrats!
Highly likely to recommend
12/26/2013
tshraim
Helped me buy home
After hearing some raving reviews from several friends and colleagues about Mr. Samer Kuraishi's exceptional service as a real estate agent, my wife and I decided last summer to recruit his services to help us purchase a new home. To our pleasure, Samer did not disappoint and instantly made an impression on us as one of a kind real estate professional. Samer truly distinguished himself as a remarkably knowledgeable real estate professional, who not only demonstrated that he knew the real estate landscape inside out, but unlike so many other real estate agent, he actually put our interests as buyers above all other considerations. He was so engaged with us as buyers, helped us find a number of good properties, and gave us thorough advise on what was worth buying and what was not. We truly felt that we were in good hands, as not only did he treat us with utmost care but gave us incredible guidance that proved quite important for us as we went through the process, since my wife and I knew very little about real estate and many of the pitfalls that unsuspecting buyers fall into. Samer made sure we received all the right information about every single property we saw, and and gave us all the help we needed to make our final decision about a property we really liked, and ended up buying. Samer was present with us in every step of the process and made sure that we were completely taken care of. I highly recommend Mr. Kuraishi for anyone seeking to buy or sell their property. He really is remarkable agent, and I know that for a fact, just from experience, that it's extremely hard to find people like him our there, not only in terms of knowledge of the market, but also in providing the best service to clients. Thanks Samer for your tremendous help. My wife and I couldn't be any happier and we are so grateful for everything you've done for us and the service we received. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Appreciate your confidence in myself and our company to handle your new home purchase! We are so happy for you and your family and wish you guys nothing but the best! Thank you again for the opportunity!
Highly likely to recommend
12/23/2013
tcaraballo20
Helped me find a home to rent
I am pretty hard to impress, but I have to hand it to agent Angel Garcia who helped me with my apartment shopping. He was so meticulous and had a such a keen understanding of exactly what I wanted that I felt completely at ease leaving the process in his hands. Really great customer service, from a great team.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Thank you so much for choosing our rental services to find your next home! Angel Garcia is very dedicated to his clients and always shows a sense of urgency and passion when it comes to getting his clients taken care of. A never quit attitude goes a long way in his quest for excellence! Have an amazing new year!
Highly likely to recommend
12/20/2013
Rainflower tears
Listed and sold a home
Samer was an amazing agent to work with. He was extremely professional and so responsive!. He would return my text messages and emails right away. The house was a difficult sale, and the selling process was extremely stressful for me, but Samer really took the extra mile and provided guidance through every step of the way. I can't thank him enough for all the help that he has provided. Would definitely highly recommend!!!
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Thank you so much for the opportunity to sell your home! It was definitely a challenge with it being next door to a busy highway, having an easement and also being next to a place of worship! But WE DID IT!!! The end result is what matters and no matter what obstacles we have we made it happen! Thank you for entrusting our company and my self to make it happen! Have an amazing new year!!!
Highly likely to recommend
12/20/2013
Christopher Chambers
Helped me buy home
Sam took the time to guide us through 40 to 50 house's over a three month time frame. We took his advise to understand the homes we liked and put the strongest bids we could in the DC market that is very competitive. The first house we let go due to issues, second house we were out bid, but the third house was the charm. We put the best bid in we could up front and Sam worked his magic to get us the best value at the max price we could do. Once we won the bid we were excited, but only half way their. We worked with Van on the loan side (who was recommended by Sam) and he really walked us through all the paperwork in order to get the deal done. Every issue that popped up Van had an answer in a very professional, comfortable manner. At the end of the day, the deal could have gone south a couple times but the team Samer Kuraishi has in play is the best in DC. If you need guidance on anything related to real estate Samer Kuraishi is the only man in DC for you ! Thanks SAMER !!!!!! Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
So happy for you and your family! Yes the DC market is so competitive but that doesnt matter when your on the attack and we have the power of pushing forward!!!! Appreciate your faith in myself and our company! We will always be here for you all!
Highly likely to recommend
12/20/2013
user01277423
Showed me homes
Working with Samer and A-K Real Estate has been an wonderful experience. Samer is extremely responsive, proactive, ethical and committed to serving his clients. He puts his clients best interest ahead of his own, listens carefully to their needs and most importantly delivers results. These are rare qualities in an industry that if flooded with inexperienced agents who don't share these same principals. Samer sets the tone for A-K Real Estate and in my dealings with them its clear his client centric approach is key to the success of the entire A-K team. If you're in the market to buy or sell I would highly recommend Samer and the A-K team of real estate professionals. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Thank you so much for working with us! We are so happy for you and again congrats! Have an amazing new year!
Highly likely to recommend
12/19/2013
csanelson
Helped me buy home
When I met Wendy Vasquez, she immediately went to work arranging visits all over Frederick and the surrounding areas. She listened and worked very hard to get the home we wanted. When banks said no, Wendy got someone to say yes! I highly reccomend Wendy and the services she offers.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Thank you so much for choosing our company to help you with your first purchase! Wendy is a top tier agent and always takes care of her clients! Congrats again on your new home and we are for you anytime!
Highly likely to recommend
12/19/2013
user80366361
Helped me buy home
My husband and I were first time home buyers and stumbled on Samer and Angie through Zillow. And thank goodness we did! Samer started by answering all of our questions quickly and professionally through email, then put us in touch with Angie to finish up the rest of our experience. She was attentive, professional, and listened closely to what we wanted. So it was no surprise that she found us a dream home in no time! We went on a few showings, and landed in a short sale house that made my husband and I immediately say "we'll take it!" Angie worked with us, even over the 4th of July holiday, to get our contract in quickly. She was knowledgeable about the other parties also putting in offers at the same time and made suggestions to really cinch the deal. Over other offers, ours was picked, and she kept us abreast of any updates from signing the contract to the time our offer was approved a few months later. Once the offer was accepted, she helped guide us and put into motion negotiations that actually helped lower the already very reasonable price by even more! Then, we rode an awful roller coaster with the mortgage bank (Capital One) and she was TOTALLY on top of it. Things were not getting done, two extensions had to be made, so she took great initiative and strides to make sure that the supervisors got involved at the bank and that we were clear to close without any further delay. Angie also made sure that we were kept in the know about every detail and reassured us when we had doubts that things would fall through after all of this time and hard work. She even put us in touch with professionals (like other mortgage banks, insurance brokers, etc) that were extremely helpful and important in our journey to get to the end. Thrilled to say we went to closing with time to spare and are now very happy homeowners! It would never have happened without the professionalism, kindness, diligence, and knowledge of the A-K Real Estate Team. I would recommend them to EVERYONE, especially if they're looking at buying a distressed/short sale/foreclosure property. And we hope to use them again with our next real estate experience! Thanks, Angie and Samer! Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Congrats on your new home purchase! We are so happy for you! Angie is a rock star and always gets her clients to the finish line with grace! Thank you so much for choosing our company to help you find your new home! Have an amazing 2014!!!
Highly likely to recommend
12/19/2013
user9241611
Helped me find a home to rent
We dealt with Wendy Vasquez for our rental transaction. She was extremely helpful in our relocation to Germantown from Florida. Wendy sent us up to date information so that we could research in advance, and was very flexible in working with our househunting schedule, which was fairly tight. I would highly recommend working with her; and plan to contact her when we are ready to purchase!
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Wendy Vasquez is amazing at what she does! She is always ready to make her clients happy and get their goals met! Thank you again for again for letting us help you make this transition. Yours truly, your AK TEAM!
Highly likely to recommend
12/18/2013
user5310586
Helped me buy and sell homes
My and wife enjoyed working with Leslie. She is by far the best agent I have ever worked with. I enjoyed her professionalism and honesty. I would recommend Leslie to everyone I know. If your looking for a top of the line agent, contact Leslie Shafer. You will not be disappointed!!! A+ service and satisfaction!!!
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Leslie Shafer is amazing at what she does! Top notch service to all her clients! Thank you again for choosing our company to handle your purchase! Have an amazing new year!
Highly likely to recommend
12/15/2013
user2763023
Listed and sold a home
I can't say enough wonderful things about Angie! When I decided to sell our family home of 29 years to downsize, I did a web search comparing real estate agencies' reviews and their number of listings. I decided on A-K Realty because they had great reviews, numerous listings and covered a large geographic area which I thought would allow great exposure for my house listing. I sent an email inquiry to Angie and received a quick response. When we met a couple of days later, she came prepared with comparable home listings in my area, projections about costs and profits and suggested listing prices. I felt that I had found an agent who was competent, knowledgable and one who would work to get the house sold. And was I right! After I signed the contract (Thursday), Angie walked around the house, took pictures with her camera phone and said that they would go on the web the next day, but that a professional photographer would come in a couple of days to take better pictures and that we would have an open house the following week-end. Those things never happened because, as promised, Angie's camera phone pictures went on Zillow the next day (Friday). I received a call the next day (Saturday) that someone wanted to see the house. Since I was out of town, the potential buyers could not see the house until Monday when they signed a full list price contract. It was only 4 days after I had signed the contract and would likely have been sooner if I had not been out of town. After the contract was signed, Angie provided information and guidance about all the steps that needed to be completed. Everything progressed quite smoothly from my perspective as the seller, but a glitch arose regarding the buyer's loan two days before the scheduled closing. It was Angie who helped the buyers contact a different loan agency which completed an expedited loan approval within one week so that closing could occur one week later. She even opened her office on Black Friday so that we could complete the final transactions there. As I said at the beginning, I can't say enough wonderful things about Angie. I was so pleased that the process of selling my home went so smoothly. It was much easier than I ever anticipated. I have no reservations about highly recommending Angie...she was great! Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Thank you so much for choosing our services to sell your home! It has been a pleasure working with you and making your deal happen! This is the excellence we strive for in making each and everyone of our clients happy and their goals met! Have a prosperous new year! As always your AK Team!
Highly likely to recommend
12/13/2013
letigiard
Helped me find a home to rent
My husband and I have been very lucky to meet Leslie. She was very nice and professional and helped us in finding a new home in a timely and efficient way. Soon after we moved into the new place we had serious troubles with the owners and we strongly wanted to terminate our lease. This has been successful thanks to Leslie: she assisted us in every single step, was available 24/7 even during her vacations, and helped us to find another home. Now we live in a lovely place and we are very happy. For sure we'll invite her for a dinner! Great person and great professional, 100% satisfied! Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Congrats! Leslie Shafer is the best! And thank you so much for choosing our services to make your property search happen! Have an amazing new year!
Highly likely to recommend
12/11/2013
nasiahross05
Listed and sold a home
Sam was very good in getting our house sold quickly. There were a few hic-ups with buyers but he got us through them. I would say that you should make sure you know of all the cost involved in your title company and make sure you ask about any and everything. Overall Sam provided us with a quick sell that was very efficient. He will negotiate your wants and needs and get you what you deserve without any hesitation.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Thank you so much for the opportunity to sell your home in Ft Washington! I know you had a many agents lined up to interview and thank you for canceling them all and going with my company to help make your deal happen! Again it was a pleasure and so happy for you and your family as you move on to the next steps in life!
Highly likely to recommend
12/11/2013
Van Papadopoulos
Helped me buy and sell homes
Having worked with Samer on a number of real estate transactions, I can attest to the high degree of hard work, attention to detail and results-orientation that he demonstrates for his clients. He is passionate about his work and relentless in pursuit of meeting his clients' needs. He is a top-tier real estate professional and I highly recommend him without hesitation.
Highly likely to recommend
12/09/2013
jerome a pickett
Helped me buy and sell homes
Hovick and Lina were remarkable. Both went above and beyond to help me find an ideal property to purchase, and assisted me in ways I thought was too much to ask. Simply fantastic.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Congrats on your first home purchase! Thank you for your confidence in our company and staff! Hovick and Lina are amazing TEAM and thank you again for choosing our services!
Highly likely to recommend
12/08/2013
DCMR
Listed and sold a home
I found A-K Real Estate, Inc in Zillow.com. It's been a pleasure working with Samer and Angie during the process of selling our house. I could always count on Samer and Angie to be there for guidance exactly when we needed them.They are professional, reliable and knowledgeable. I highly recommend A-K Real Estate.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
It was a pleasure working with you to sell your home! I know you had a bad experience with your first agent and we were happy to have made your home sale happen so you are in a position for your next renovation project! Again thank you for your confidence in my partner Angie Caballero and myself! Yours always the AK Team!
Highly likely to recommend
12/08/2013
user90237844
Helped me buy home
We just bought a condo in Northwest DC, and Samer and Shivani guided us skillfully through the whole process. They were both very responsive. We weren't sure what we wanted, so every time we found a property we wanted to see, either Sam or Shivani would make it happen and would help us think through the pros and cons of the property. When we finally found the right one, the team crafted an offer with us and followed it through -- even negotiating a lower price than our limit, no small feat in this hot market. What struck us about Samer is his common sense, extensive knowledge, connectedness, sense of ethics, and just plain good humor. He chooses his agents carefully, and Shivani was a delight to work with too. WE LOVE OUR NEW HOME! Thanks. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
You guys were amazing! I know you lived in Rome for a long time and it was a different transition coming back to the ever competitive DC market place! Shivani Tomar and I were so happy and thankful that you choose us to work with in finding your next home! We are so happy for you both and hope this new place brings you joy and happiness as we embark on the new year! Have an amazing holiday!
Highly likely to recommend
12/08/2013
user15144319
Helped me buy and sell homes
From the moment I met Leslie I knew I had a great agent on my side. I feel comfortable speaking my mind with her. I am a quick shopper and it was nice to have someone support me with professional advice. I had visited another agent before and did not appreciate his automatic (mis)diagnosis of my financial situation. Leslie is truly a professional, sincere and helpful agent. I especially appreciate her promptness to reply to emails/texts/calls at all hours of the day. Thank-you, Leslie! I have had so much fun working with you! Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Leslie Shafer is a top tier agent and in a class of her own! She always exceeds all expectations for her clients! Thank you so much for working with us on your new home purchase! As always we are here for you forever! Have a great and prosperous new year!
Highly likely to recommend
12/04/2013
BAL7
Listed and sold a home
We had the great pleasure of working with Sam on the sale of our house in Potomac, MD. We didn't necessarily expect to say that about any broker we worked with, based on past experience, but trust me when I say that the entire experience with A-K, including Leslie and the other brokers who ran our "open house" events, exceeded our expectations. This was not because we got every penny we wanted on the sale but Sam's advice, which resulted in our offering "realistic pricing" that enabled us to distinguish our home from competitors on the market and undoubtedly resulted in a quicker sale than we might otherwise have made, was right on target--even when we didn't necessarily want to hear it. Thinking about which two words might best represent the performance of Sam and his colleagues, we come up with "classy" and "responsive." In the latter regard, I can honestly say that I have not worked with a professional in any field in recent memory who was quicker to respond than Sam, especially impressive because we know how busy he is. Our "slice of serenity," as Sam described our house in the ads, and we, could not have been better represented. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Mr and Mrs Levine! Where do I start! You both were so great to work with! You make real estate more about life than just work! I cannot say enough how blessed I am to have met such great people, clients and new friends! Welcome to the AK family and of course thank you for the opportunity to meet such amazing people like yourselves :) 2014 will be out of this world!
Highly likely to recommend
12/04/2013
shokoohi47
Helped me buy home
Can't say enough great things about Megan! She is truly the best! She has incredible attention to detail and pointed out things in potential homes that other realtors never considered. She has nothing but the clients? interests in mind. She is knowledgeable, experienced, COMMUNICATIVE and works within the parameters you give to her. As first time buyers, we were so lucky to have Megan help us with our purchase. She kept us informed, educated us on the process, and continues to follow up with us the whole way through this crazy process with such care and professionalism. Back in summer she showed us a house for rent and immediately she started walking us through the process and identified our options to buy the house. Since then she really got to know our needs very well which helped us toward finding potential homes that were right for us. But that was not it! She was truly amazing not only in finding the house but also in making the deal happen. Since we finalized the deal, Megan has remained in close contact, following up on the processes that need be covered. She has each and every step in her hand and you should not be worry about your mortgage, inspection, contract, title and so on? I have recommended her to close friends and I will be definitely using her again for our future buying or selling! Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Thank you so much for using our services! Megan is one of our best agents, she is very customer service oriented and knows how to get a deal done! Congrats on your new home and we will always be by your side! Have a great new year!
Highly likely to recommend
12/03/2013
terry pr
Listed and sold a home
I submitted an online request the first time through A-K Real Estate and I received a call back within a couple of hours. From the first time I spoke to Samer he was not only very knowledgeable but also patient through out the selling process. The staff at A-K Real Estate are also excellent and communicated with me effectively and in a timely manner; putting up with me every step of the way. I appreciate all the effort and time taken to work with me and would recommend Samer and his team any time. I have worked with other agents but Samer is by far the best at what he does and does not rush you through the process. Thank you for a job well done and for all your support through this process. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Terry thank you so much for your patience through the short sale process! We attacked your banks and the condo debt and got it all gone for you so you can move on to better and bigger things in life :) Thank you so much for your cooperation and we look forward to being there for you always!
Highly likely to recommend
12/03/2013
user4408070
Helped me buy home
Well, let me start with this: "Say No to redfin and yes to Samer!". I was looking for our first home since almost the beginning of summer (more than 6 months). I worked with redfin and made three offers and no luck - I lost all three offers because I didn't have a hard working agent! I did not have an agent who could respond to my call at mid-night to change the offer details in the last minute and beat others. I talked with friends and they advised me of the problem: it is all about agent: to find a strong agent, an aggressive one who can fight for me, be on time, and work for me hard to get the best deal. I searched online, on Zillow, and luckily I found Samer! (Actually not really luckily, cause I sorted by ratings and Samar and Samer they have one of the highest) Samer is a very nice, hardworking and aggressive agent. She never pushed me to make a rushed, careless decision and offer, as many other agents do! She is honest - she promised us of some help during closing and she kept her promise exactly as what we discussed. She is also very friendly and will help you a lot ? a lot and a lot, during the entire stressful process. We faced several problems during the closing, but for each of them, she was there for us, answering our questions/concerns and negotiating with the seller agent, aggressively. THE BOTTOM LINE: IF YOU ARE A SERIOUS BUYER AND ARE LOOKING FOR A SERIOUS, HONEST, SUPPORTIVE, HELPFULL, AGGRESSIVE AND HARdWORKING AGENT WHO WILL BE A TRUE REPRESENTATIVE OF YOU, WORK WITH SAMER. I FINALLY BOUGHT MY DREAM HOME IN VIENNA, THANKS TO SAMER! Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
We really appreciate you choosing us to help you with your first home! I know you had some bad experiences before but at the end of the day we made it happen and you are VERY HAPPY! We love to see our clients reach their goals and being a part of that is even more fulfilling! You are not just our client but our family now! Congrats!
Highly likely to recommend
12/03/2013
user7051547
Helped me buy and sell homes
Samer Kuraishi is without peer. In my 30 years as a practicing real estate finance and corporate attorney, I have never encountered the likes of an agent who so distinguishes himself by surpassing all expectations in every important area. Earlier this year, my husband and I decided to sell our home after 21 years and to buy a new and very different one in a bustling urban area of DC. There were numerous complexities: timing, several false starts and stops because potential buyers or sellers hadn?t acted in good faith or were representing themselves and didn?t understand real estate transactions; appraisal issues; several contingencies on both sides including a home sale contingency; jurisdictional issues; protracted negotiations; etc. Through it all, Sam diligently and patiently worked each issue as it arose and was able to reach satisfactory resolution. There is not one attribute one would ideally seek in an agent that Sam doesn't possess in abundance. In no particular order but in equal measure, he?s proven time and time again that he?s honest, extremely responsive, patient, anticipates clients? needs and addresses them, takes initiative, informed, courteous, respectful, kind, knowledgeable, upbeat, positive, enthusiastic, energetic, empathetic, realistic, forthright, industrious, inspires confidence, has the best interests of his clients at heart, and generous. He makes each client feel as if his/her transaction were the most important one at any given moment. He takes the time to respond to messages within minutes, even just to let you know that he?s occupied but will get back to you as soon as he can. We closed on Nov 22, thanks in large part to Sam's hard work and perseverance. He?s significantly raised the bar for excellence and created a new class for distinguished service. To date, based on our experience, he?s the only one in that class. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
I am so happy that we made it to our GOAL! It was a nice ride I must say with so many variables but we did it! Your words are so kind and I could not have asked for a better set of clients, friends and family out of this transaction. This is more than dollars and cents, it is your lives and I am thankful for the opportunity to share the experience with you! Again always here by your side! Have an amazing new year!
Highly likely to recommend
11/27/2013
Anthony Gray
Helped me buy home
Angela Hoyos and Samar Kuraishi helped me buy my first home, a single family detached house in Montgomery County, Maryland. Their professional expertise, responsiveness, and personal attentiveness made the process no more stressful than finding and moving into a new apartment rental. I contacted Samar based on the positive reviews he has received, which I have discovered first-hand to be well deserved. He put me in contact with Angela Hoyos, one of the real estate agents on the A-K Real Estate squad. She proved to be a skillful and friendly real estate agent that carried me from start to finish through the house buying process. We started the house search on 9/13/13 and we got a ratified contract on what I initially thought to be the ideal house on 9/18/13, but which fell through as a result of unforeseen issues discovered during the home inspection. So, we continued the house search and we found my most ideal home that exceeds all my expectations on 10/15/13. I?m sitting in my new home today 11/27/13 after settlement on 11/15/13 typing this review and I am as satisfied with the home purchase as any purchase I have ever made. If you are looking for a real estate team that will guide you through the house buying process in a super professional and friendly manner with care and patience, then you should put A-K Real Estate on your team. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Anthony so glad you chose us to help you with your first home! Being a first time buyer can be tough but having the support from our experienced staff definitely is an added value to get your goals met and get you the home that you were seeking! Thanks again for your patience through the process and we appreciate the opportunity to serve you! Your AK Team!
Highly likely to recommend
11/27/2013
temoney43
Helped me find a home to rent
It has been a blessing in working with Mr. Cobbie Prather, he responded to all of my needs pertaining to finding me a house that i can call my own. I really appreciate the time and effort that was given to me and if i could recommend him to everyone i would.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Thank you so much for the opportunity to serve you with your home search! Cobbie Prather is amazing at what he does and we look forward to serving you in the future! Happy Holidays!
Highly likely to recommend
11/22/2013
aanaiman
Helped me buy and sell homes
I've sold numerous properties on behalf of my clients through A-K Real Estate. My contact there, Shivani, is always prompt, insightful, knowledgeable, and a general pleasure to work with. I've spoken with Samer as well, and he has exhibited the same traits. Some of the properties are in rough shape with a limited market, but they always find me buyers. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for a buyer's or seller's representative.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Thank you so much for using our services! Shivani is an amazing agent with her clients best interest at heart! Congrats on your new purchase and look forward to a healthy future together! Yours truly, The AK Team!
Highly likely to recommend
11/21/2013
user2892080
Helped me buy home
I am the type of person who never writes or send feedback to compliment or recommend people. I believe everyone must do a good job, especially if they are being paid for it. However, this time it is different. I finally found ?the exception? and I think I will not be true to myself if I remain silent in regard to the type of support and services Ms. Angie Caballero provided me. For 11 months, Ms. Caballero held my hands and stood by me, helping me reach my dream finally. On November 8th 2012, with Angie?s help I purchased a house in Hyattsville, MD. This is the fourth time I purchased a house. I had a house in St. Louis, MO; in Columbus, GA; in Philadelphia, PA; and now this one. I never found such a terrific and knowledgeable Real Estate Person before. Angie, has been my Banker, my Appraiser, my house Inspector, you name it?. I will not hesitate a ?New York? minute to recommend Angie to all my relatives and friends and/or anybody. Angie is my Angel. Truthfully Joel N. Gustave Hyattsville, MD Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Angie Caballero Garcia has been with AK for over 6 years STRONG! We take great pride in bringing on high caliber agents to help make sure our clients are taken care of! We are so happy for you! Again congrats from your AK Team!
Highly likely to recommend
11/15/2013
lanz1989
Helped me find a home to rent
I am really thankful to Samer and his associates at A-K Real Estate who helped me purchase two investment properties over this past year. Given his wealth of experience and wide network in real estate, it?s no surprising that Samer is able to quickly find and seize great deals for me. What?s really exceeding my expectations is the outstanding client service from him and his entire team in every possible aspect. Samer provided me extraordinary rental help all FREE of charge. Following my recent purchase, he immediately installed lockbox and advertised my property for rent on MLS, zillow, and other social media. He forwarded me each showing notification and his agents worked very hard to bring in people. When I didn?t know how to interpret a credit report, I asked Samer. When I couldn?t find an appropriate form online, I asked Angela/Samer. When I wasn?t sure how to respond to renter?s request, I asked Samer. There is just no question that cannot be addressed by Samer and his response time again is super fast. Samer is such a remarkably bright, capable and enthusiastic leader. His entire team at A-K Real Estate is incredible!!! Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
We are so thankful for your continued support and business! We will always stand by your side as you continue to grow your portfolio today and the future! Have a great holiday from your AK Team!
Highly likely to recommend
11/12/2013
user9229246
Helped me buy home
The northern Virginia real estate market is really tough. After two bad experiences with other real estate agents and losing out on two house offers, it was great to find Hovick. He's very responsive and clearly works for you. The other real estate agents made us feel like they were out for themselves-- never provided real solutions when a situation got tough, and didn't understand the contracts they were presenting to us. Hovick had great ideas, communicated positively and professionally, and kept negotiations moving forward. He was always available if we had questions or concerns. I am sure that without him, we wouldn't have been able to close on our house. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Thank you for the opportunity to make your home buying experience a great one! Hovick is one the best agents in our company and he knows how to get the JOB DONE! So happy for you and your family!
Highly likely to recommend
11/12/2013
ace0519
Showed me homes
Under A-K Real Estate, I have been working with Claudia Moss. Claudia is an amazing agent and truly demonstrates her knowledge in real estate. As a first time homeowner, she has made home buying the most pleasurable and stress free experience. Her knowledge, flexible schedule, persistence, and dedication are just a few qualities that she posses in which I find extremely beneficial in home buying. Durning this process, Claudia has been very consistent and has definitely found me homes that are specific to my needs. It's actually been an overwhelming experience thus far, because just about every home she has shown me, I have really liked, therefore making it difficult to choose! I have friends who has had bad experiences with real estate agents, so I can honestly say that I'm blessed to have Claudia as my agent after hearing their stories. Claudia is very passionate about her job and I truly believe I am in good hands. It's a great feeling to know someone is in your corner that has your best interest at heart. She is a pleasure to work with and I definitely will recommend her to anyone seeking to rent or buy a home. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
We look forward to reaching your goals and walking you through every step of the way to getting that dream home you have always wanted! Yours truly the AK Team!
Highly likely to recommend
11/11/2013
BridgetGentleman1
Helped me buy home
Shivani is Awesome!! We love her and were so blessed to have found her! She was so much fun to work with, very professional but also like hanging out with a good friend. She was beyond accommodating with her time, we we're scheduled to see one house but then found three others that we wanted to see and she called all the people up and was able to show us the other three houses in the same day, including the one we ended up buying!! Our house was a foreclosure and I can't imagine going through the process with anyone else! She let us know what we were in for and we knew she had our back for the whole ride! She was great about answering her phone email, and was very thorough when we had . Not to mention girl's got skills when it comes to negations!! We told all our family about her, and well recommend her to anyone looking to sell or buy a house. She is the only agent we will ever work with from here on out, having her is like having an ace in your hand!! Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Congrats on your first home purchase! Buying a foreclosure can be daunting but with the right representation it can be a smooth process, Shivani is a master at her craft and we are very appreciative to be a part of your growth :) Here for you always the AK Team.
Highly likely to recommend
11/10/2013
mmartin7
Showed me homes
I have been working with Claudia Moss. In the short time I have been working with Claudia, she has been a gem. I have limited time in which I am able to see properties. She has been very understanding regarding my stringent schedule & most importantly incredibly accommodating. She is very knowledgeable regarding my area of concentration. I have been very impressed by her knowledge of the market & it's current state in my area of focus. She has been able to relate to my needs & request to be in a specific area & that I don't want to settle for elsewhere. Claudia is well versed on the city & has put me at ease from the onset. Her professionalism and knowledge struck me as exemplary from the beginning. I look forward to completing my purchase with her. I have already referred a family member as well. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Thank you so much for the kind words! Claudia is an amazing Agent here at AK and she will get you to the finish line. Thank you again for the opportunity for us to find you a home :)
Highly likely to recommend
11/05/2013
accounter1212
Showed me homes
We had a great experience with Samer Kuraishi. He is extremely reliable, reasonable, and timely. He took all of our requests into consideration and did not try to force any quick decisions upon us. I would highly recommend Samer if you are looking for a successful and pleasant experience in the Washington DC area.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Tom your the man! Way to hang in there in this market place and stick it out until we made it to the finish line! 2013 was great for you and 2014 now will be even better especially since you found your amazing condo at a steal of a price! Congrats again!
Highly likely to recommend
09/17/2013
PamelaBusch2
Listed and sold a home
Samer K. is definitely hardworking and energetic with his real estate entrepreneur savvy. He establishes a good rapport with his clients and keep them updated in the ongoing process maneuvering the real estate road-map. He had my property sold and settle within a couple of months. The real estate agent and the title agent done a great job in handling the sale smoothly and with quick turnaround. I would highly recommend Samer to handle your real estate transactions for superb results in a professional and timely manner. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
We have a long road ahead and buckle up while we beat up your banks!!! Thanks for choosing us for your short sale needs!
Highly likely to recommend
09/12/2013
user01256387
Helped me find tenant for rental
Sam did a great job renting out my apartment. He was fast, efficient, and made sure everything was very clear. I also received the rent that I was asking for.Sam ensured that all my questions were answered and responded quickly. He is also very knowledgable about the different areas and the rental comparables.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
It was our pleasure helping you find a tenant and making your investment property purchase make cash flow! Thanks again for using our services!
Do not recommend
08/07/2013
sghannam211
Listed home, but didn't sell
Updated review based on one year of working with Samer (A-K Real-estate): Conclusion: ? Samer (A-K Real-estate) failed to sell my property ? Received one offer on property within 12 months, counter offer rejected ? Accepted only offer, but failed to close deal with the bank ? Vacated home in order to help sell it faster, attract more offers, etc. ? Moved family into rental property ? Continuously failed negotiations with bank on initial offer ? Property foreclosed on Jan 2014. I lost my home If the above situation is one you?re willing to accept, then please contact Samer (A-K Real-estate) and do not read this very long review any further. If you want to know more based on my experience, please read on?So, looking back on everything now, I do wish I had made a different choice selecting a real-estate agent. I am not sure why I decided to do business with Samer because I had no family or professional referrals suggesting to use him and I do regret that decision now. My fault, lesson learned, Anyway, so back around November 2012, I think at the time I was on Zillow looking at homes and came across Samer?s profile, there was one review in particular I liked cause I could relate to the seller?s work, home, and family situation and figured that if Samer helped this guy out, he could do the same for me. In fact, there is a lot of excellent reviews on this guy, but in the end, not the case for me. He didn't solve my problem. Obviously I contacted Samer and gave an opportunity to him to list and sell my home. After the home was listed in January 2013, I never physically met with Samer again. All business regarding this property was via email and phone. Which I fine with because I worked full time and have three kids to spend time with every day. We finally received an offer about 6 months later for 295k, my home was listed at 325 I believe. But Samer was very confident he could get the banks to approve and write off the difference. In other words, the initial and only offer received did not pay off the mortgage in full, but Samer was convinced he could get the banks to release me of the difference. Looking back on this matter now, I do not think he fully understands how banks will react to certain offers. And not all banks behave the same way. Anyway, this type of sale is a called a short-sale. I was o.k. with this because I was upside down on my mortgage anyway and was expecting this type of sale, but I was hopeful he could sell it. In the end, he was not able to get the offer approved by the bank as he so confidently expected. Worst of all, I think the banks dragged out the offer, returning phone calls, and answering emails from A-K Real-estate just until my home ended up going into foreclosure. It was such a coincidence that by the time I received notice in December by a flyer in my mailbox from some local lawyers advertising their services (public records made the lawyers aware) that my home was going into foreclosure on Jan 1, 2014 and now the banks are returning emails and phone calls to Samer (A-K Real-estate) it was already too late to save it. The next option Samer suggested was declaring bankruptcy in order to stop the foreclosure process. Which is illegal anyway and filing for bankrupting absolutely not even going to consider on top of receiving a foreclosure notice. So after working with Samer and his legal person for a couple days, it was too late to save the home. I believe Samer and his team did act in good faith and did what they could to sell my home in the beginning, but I did not ever really feel that they cared if my home sold or not. If it went into foreclosure it was not there problem, that?s how I feel about it. In the end, my wife and lost our home do to foreclosure, not what we were expecting to happen, but we will recover. It only took me 10 minutes to type up this review and if it helps one person, my job is done. Good luck finding the right real-estate agent. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Losing a home to foreclosure is a very emotional thing and I am so sorry that this happened to our client. Our team diligently worked for months in an effort to prevent foreclosure. Having successfully executed hundreds of short sale transactions in the past, it is true that I believed I could short sale this property. But my belief was based on the information provided to us. Out of respect for our client, I will not provide additional details on this matter, but I will say our team takes pride in educating consumers every step of the way. I appreciate our client?s feedback and this will only help us become even a better resource in the future. We welcome transparency. Thank you. Less ... More