Samer Kuraishi Group

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

Ratings & reviews (419)

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Highly likely to recommend
08/19/2015
JenniferShadeClemons
Helped me buy home
I had the pleasure and honor to have husband and wife team, Lina and Hovick as my Real Estate Agents. I was looking for a 1 bedroom condo in Northern VA in low to mid $200k range, which is not a fortune for the DMV area. However, Lina and Hovick treated me like I was purchasing a multi-million home. They were there whenever I needed them and walked me through the entire process with patience, concern, and professionalism. When 2 days before my closing it was discovered that the current mortgage company could not process the loan because of owner vs. investor rules with Fannie/Freddie, Hovick and Lina immediately set out to come up with options and within less than 24 hours, I had a new mortgage company and closed on my condo only one week and a day later than initially planned! They are wonderful, and I will use them again and will certainly recommend them to family and friends. Thanks, Linda and Hovick! Less ... More
Likely to recommend
08/17/2015
zuser20150107061254808
Helped me buy and sell homes
I wish to express my special thanks to Lina and Hovik for the above and beyond performance in all categories listed above. I will recommend all my family, friends and colleagues, who in need for real estate services to to contact Samer Kuraishi Group.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Thank you so much for your confidence in our company and especially Hovick and Lina! They are a dynamic duo team! Always putting their clients interest first before theirs! Congrats to you and your family and welcome to ours!
Highly likely to recommend
08/13/2015
gopalnrg
Helped me buy home
Very professional service, prompt, well-orchestrated, coordinated efforts by the agent that resulted in very smooth transaction, buying process for us! We wouldn't think twice to pick this team for any of my future realtor needs! Very well executed - Kudos Samer K Group!
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Raj and Komal - we are very thankful for your business! It has almost been one year since we first started the hunt and I know you were looking for something very specific and guess what having patience helped and we scored! Cannot wait to come to the first house warming! Congrats again!
Highly likely to recommend
08/13/2015
tabfiend
Helped me buy home
I was matched with Hovick and Lena Suleymanian of A-K Real Estate by WEI Mortgage Corp. Hovick contacted me immediately and starting supplying me a daily listing of properties that matched my needs. Within a week we found a property I wanted and Hovick and Lena handled all the contract negotiations expertly including working through a competitive bid for my home. Thanks to Hovick and Lena of A-K Real Estate and WEI Mortgage Corp, I am now enjoying my new home.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Hovick and Lina make an amazing team! You 2 rock start Agents for the price of ZERO :) We are very thankful for your faith and trust in our company to handle your first purchase! We hope the process was as enjoyable for us as it was for you! Congrats!
Highly likely to recommend
08/12/2015
kevinembreypchn
Helped me buy home
Samer and Angel were awesome support for my first time as a home-buyer! They were very responsive and were definitely looking out for my interests. They came highly recommended from two of my friends who both had great experiences!
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Kevin - congrats on your first condo in Trinidad DC! We had a blast making this deal happen! You were a pleasure to work with my friend! I know we will be in touch soon and always here for you!
Highly likely to recommend
08/09/2015
maxpro08
Listed and sold a home
We would like to express our endless gratitude for amazing job executed by Samer and his team of professionals. We had a really uneasy story: we started with a really unprofessional agent, who wan't able to sell our unit for the duration of 8 months, recommended by our friends. She had a really simple tactic: lower the price as much as possible and wait for someone to contact her. We were shocked that after 18 people visited our unit at an open house, she did not call anyone bas as that9;s "improper etiquette". That was a really unprofessional, lazy agent. We started looking for a professional agent, serious and passionate about their job. Out of 5-7 potential agents, Samer was one of the first to respond. He was always reachable, responsive and soon our unit was back on the market. To be honest, we we're a bit worried as at that time there were other similar units, with prices lower than ours. Samer has an amazing quality of insuring your comfort: he always has a good recommendation on the next action, while strongly representing you as their client. We had a few options: either lowering the price by $20,000 or investing $5,000 to renovate, which we ended up choosing. Thanks to his analysis and recommendation, not only we made our unit more presentable and modern but also avoided a huge financial loss. We want to point out that Samer is always available for discussions and concerns of their clients. As we lived in another state at the moment, we were only able to personally meet him at the time of the closing, and him being there we knew he was with us, representing out views, till the very end. With our experience with many agents we want to express a very important detail: Samer and his team are extremely professional: they keep in touch with potential clients and their agents, not afraid to call them, as well as using modern technologies and social networks (such as twitter, facebook, etc.) to spread and expand the range of potential clients even further. We highly recommend Samer and his team whenever buying and selling your property. Anastasia & Max Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Max thank you so much for the kind words! I am so happy we sold your unit and made the choices we made during the process! It is very refreshing to work with such great sellers and sellers who also think outside the box to sell their home. I am glad my advice on certain paths to take worked out and we completed the deal in a timely manner! Thank you again for the opportunity and I will always be here for you both!
Highly likely to recommend
08/04/2015
user8003390
Listed and sold a home
Samer and his team were phenomenal. Short selling a house in a difficult market after a divorce can be a scary experience for anyone. However Samer made the process simple and less stressful. He is extremely responsive to emails and texts and never left us feeling out of the loop.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Thank you Darrell for believing in me to handle your short sale! It was a long road but you hung in there under much stress and obstacles by the banks! Working as team goes a long way in being successful with a short sale and any deal for that matter. You wanted to get out with no debt and obligation to the bank and we did it!! Congrats!!!
Highly likely to recommend
08/01/2015
yyoung72
Helped me buy and sell homes
My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Mimi Markopoulos to purchase our new home recently. Let me start off by saying that I wasn't completely sure if I wanted a new home and my husband was certain he did not, but due the arrival of our second baby we were looking, as more space would be nice. That being said, after contacting Mimi and giving her our "must haves" to move, we had options in our inbox in what seemed like moments! The options not only matched our criteria but had been chosen with discernment, based on her knowledge of our likes and dislikes, needs as a family and personal taste. We didn't receive a single option that was not viable. This was greatly appreciated because if I wanted to search through 1000 homes, there's the Internet, but as a mom of 2 under 2, who has time for that? Mimi's knowledge seemed boundless, she found us updated, spacious homes in highly sought after areas on quiet streets with mature trees and large yards, in pockets we never knew existed. However, we weren't about to pick up and move unless we found the perfect place, and Mimi was patient and accommodating throughout the entire process. She encouraged us to be patient and not to settle, which we appreciated and admired because she wasn't interested in selling us just any home, she was vested in helping us find our forever home. We can't express enough how glad we are that we worked with Mimi to purchase our home in Olney, the process could not have been a more pleasant experience. We are so pleased to have found the home we will raise our family in, all thanks to Mimi. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Mimi is a top tier Agent here at A-K! Thank you so much for the opportunity to help you with your purchase! Mimi is very market savvy and uses the best technology to stay ahead of the rest. While the highest offer on a house is good it does not mean it is the strongest! Mimi helps all her clients be creative to obtain their goal - HOME OWNERSHIP! Congrats!
Highly likely to recommend
07/29/2015
shaferica
Helped me buy home
Leslie is amazing! I wasn't even in the market for a home when I found a nice little gem on a Saturday morning that had just gone on the market. I had to leave town the next morning early before the open house the next day, but Leslie was able to get an agent to open the house for me within a couple of hours of my email to her. Two days later, we were putting down an offer and now I'm a happy first home owner! I knew nothing about this entire process and Leslie walked me through it step by step, answered all of my questions quickly and eased some of my anxieties going through this process the first time. I'm moving in this week and am totally thrilled. Leslie is responsive, knowledgeable about the market, knows what is a good deal and what to avoid (and will tell you), and makes the process as smooth as possible -- all the way through closing and walking you into your new home! I would absolutely work with Leslie again and would highly recommend her to everyone I know. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
We heard you bought Alexander Bell's house in Georgetown! Congrats that is amazing! Thank you for entrusting us to be the ones to help you with your first purchase! Leslie Shafer is a rock star Agent who takes great strides in ensuring her clients have the best experience while buying their home. While buying a home can be daunting - she makes her clients feel like it as easy as buying ice cream! Thank you again for your faith in Leslie and our company here at A-K!
Highly likely to recommend
07/25/2015
dbrooks380
Helped me buy home
I worked with Hovick Suleymanian at AK and had a great home buying experience. I would have been completely lost with the complex the DC home buying experience without Hovick's help. Hovick's responsiveness and expertise made the whole process easy and enjoyable.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
We are very thankful for your business and trust in us making your first home purchase a reality! Hovick takes great strides in ensuring his clients are happy and get what they want. You are not buying a pair of jeans but a lifestyle and an investment and with that said here at A-K we take that very seriously. Congrats and we are here for you always!
Highly likely to recommend
07/24/2015
bazilikus
Helped me buy home
?A-K? was one of the several groups I contacted on Zillow. When I placed my requests I specifically asked realtors to reply via email, even though I was required to provide my phone number. Sameer was one of the few who didn?t instantly bust my phone calling and text messaging. Those few were further narrowed down by the ability to follow up and provide specific answers. I was moving from CA to MD and wanted to buy property fast; I knew nothing about property in DMV other than what I read online. The effectiveness was of essence. For the viewing of condos and further processing I was assigned to agent Chris Chambers. The availability and responsiveness of this guy was rather amazing. After viewing two condos and talking for a bit, he honestly expressed his vision of my situation, which helped us narrow down the search and pick the winner in the next hour or so. The rest was paperwork. Chris was extremely helpful in negotiating the price with the seller and the interest rate with the bank. He answered all my emails and text messages within one hour at the most (usually 15-30 minutes), facilitated interactions with the bank and the title company. My modest estimate is that I probably saved around 6-7K on the cost of the condo and mortgage in the end. Of note, the services of the title company were a bit more expensive than I expected. There were also a couple of minor discrepancies in regard to the property. However, after some negotiation at the settlement table all was resolved by a satisfactory compensation to the buyer (me). In conclusion, I closed on a condo in 30 days at the target price and no surprises. I highly recommend ?A-K?, in particular Chris Chambers, who I had great pleasure to work with. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
We did it! Another goal met! Chris Chambers goes above and beyond every single time for this client(s)! He is very organized and skilled in the art of negotiation and knowing how to angle offers correctly to put the client(s) needs first! Congrats again on your first purchase and welcome to Maryland!
Highly likely to recommend
07/23/2015
carlgirard69
Helped me buy home
I hired Hovick Suleymanian as my realtor who works for the Samer Kuraishi Group. The first time I met Hovick, my impression of him was that he was honest and direct. Those were two of the key things I was looking for in a realtor. Initially, I did not select him as my realtor because he didn?t work the area I was most interested in, as much as a few other realtors I had spoken to (believing they would have known that market better). After using a few other realtors, that put their interests ahead of mine, did not know how to do comparison analyses (comps) and were more interested in showing me homes they thought were good for me vs what I was interested in, I went back to Hovick. For the record, Hovick?s lack of experience working that area was not a detriment at all. My experience tells me that a good realtor can effectively work any area. We looked at a lot of houses over six months and weren?t finding homes that captured my interest. I hereby give Hovick credit for thinking outside of the box, to find other alternatives that would possibly meet my housing needs. Throughout this process, we did see a few homes I liked, one was overpriced, another one someone else beat me to and a third one that I opted to pass on because I made an offer on a house I had previously seen (that I had initially really liked) and had gone off of the market (the day after I saw it and had told my previous realtor to put an offer on it). During the offer/acceptance process on the house I did make an offer on, it became apparent to me that that home didn?t fit my needs as well as I initially thought. We ended up withdrawing my offer based on shortcomings found in the home inspection. In the end, we did find a house that I liked and bought. I found Hovick to be very knowledgeable during the entire offer/acceptance/home inspection/mortgage/closing process. He was even more knowledgeable than some of the other professionals we worked with in these processes (for example: he was able to answer a few questions the closing agent would have been expected to answer and couldn?t). Hovick was very professional throughout the process. He was easy to work with, he made arrangements for his wife Lina or other agents from his office to meet me and show me properties when he was unavailable and he returned phone calls promptly. Hovick is a bright, friendly guy and I would whole-heartedly recommend him to my family and friends. If I ever have to buy or sell real estate again, Hovick will be the first realtor I call. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Wow! Thank you for the kind words! We take great strides in being the best and giving our clients the best experience in the business ! We are so happy you had a great experience with Hovick and the A-K Team! Congrats!
Highly likely to recommend
07/20/2015
khalliday12
Listed and sold a home
Hovic really took the burden of the sales process off my plate and handled some tough negotiations really well. I highly recommend him. I sold the home because a pipe burst causing enough water damage that I lost my renter. Hovic helped me find a contractor to get the work done and got the property sold as quickly as I think it could have been. Kit
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to sell your home in Gaithersburg, MD - it was off the market quick due to high demand and a great pricing analysis of the area. Having the right team goes a long way to making it to the finish line. Appreciate you trusting us to make it happen for you!
Highly likely to recommend
07/17/2015
zuser20150708194825018
Listed and sold a home
I can't say enough good things about Samer Kuraishi who guided me through the successful selling of my condo. Real estate transactions are inherently nerve wracking, but with Samer I knew from the beginning that I was in very good hands. He allayed my concerns and was always very responsive to my questions. Samer is the best person anyone could have representing them because he excels at what he does and he really cares about his clients.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Thank you so much Barbara! I really enjoyed working with you in selling your condo! We got over list price and got it done in less than a week! You are a pleasure to work with and hope you have a safe trip to your new home out west! Always here for you!
Highly likely to recommend
07/13/2015
deborah yenser
Helped me find a home to rent
This was my first time using a realtor and I was amazed at how easy and convenient it was! Zach and Areej went above and beyond for us in finding our apartment. They know the area well and were honest with us about our options and timing. I would recommend them to anyone! And never again will I try to find an apartment myself. Samer Kuraishi will be my first stop!
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Congrats on your new unit in Arlington, VA! It was our pleasure to work with you to make it happen! We appreciate the confidence you had our team to make it happen for you!
Highly likely to recommend
07/13/2015
jamie mera89
Helped me find a home to rent
I primarily worked with Areej Kuraishi and would strongly recommend her as an agent. This was my first time using a realtor to secure a rental and I was BLOWN away by how great Areej was to work with. Not only was she extremely fast with giving us property options to choose from and answering our questions almost immediately, but acted as our advocate with our property management company to negotiate repairs and lease terms on our behalf. She really made things happen which I don't think we would have been able to do on our own. Areej really went above and beyond in answering any of our questions and advocating for us even after we had completed our move. Having moved five times in the past four years, this was the smoothest and most stress-free transition I have ever had and I definitely credit that to Areej! Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Regardless of a rental or a sale we treat every client the same as your goals matter to us! Service is a top priority to us at A-K and we are hear not only to listen to you but to accomplish your home needs! Congrats on the new place!
Highly likely to recommend
07/13/2015
vy ma
Helped me find a home to rent
I highly recommend Areej Kuraishi, she is so kind and wonderful! I was looking to rent a property close to work and was able to find it without hassle after looking at a few properties. She was also very professional and worked really hard to get exactly what I wanted. Her attention to detail is also very helpful in finding the best place. I am very happy that Areej was able to help me and I look forward to working with her again in the future!
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Congrats on your new rental unit! Thank you for trusting us with the opportunity to find you the right home!
Highly likely to recommend
07/10/2015
amal matar
Helped me buy home
Areej was awesome! We were first-time home buyers and had absolutely no idea on how the process goes. She was there for us in each and every step, explained everything in details, was always engaged and responsive, answered every question we had anytime and was knowledgable, friendly, honest, reliable and simply amazing. Thank you very much, Areej! I'll definitely recommend you for my family and friends. All the best!
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Congrats on your purchase! It is a hot market in Fairfax, VA and having an Agent like Areej Kuraishi on your side will get you what you want! Competing against multiple offers and knowing how to put your offer together to be the strongest of the group takes skill and experience! Nothing is better than seeing your client happy and know they are in a good place after their recent purchase! Always here for you!
Highly likely to recommend
07/10/2015
shababsaad
Helped me buy home
My wife and I had the pleasure to work with Areej Kuraishi and Ozzy Deniz. Both were available to take accompany us to 90% of all the properties we wanted to see. We felt that they were clear and concise and never held back in sharing their opinions about all the properties we visited. Areej helped a lot with the documentation process and was always keeping us in the loop with every minor change or update. There were some complications in the process but her attention to detail and promptness made sure overall the problems amounted to nothing. Ozzy was very knowledgeable with regards to the Baltimore area. Finding the right house is not an easy task, but both Areej and Ozzy made the process very smooth and transparent. I would love to work with them in the future and recommend them to my closest friends and family. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Ozzy and Areej are a great duo and you get both minds for the price of zero :) We are all about giving our clients the best customer experience out there! When buying a home it is already stressful and a major decision and we want to take you step by step through the process with comfort and ease as the process should be fun and enjoyable. Thank you for the opportunity and we are very very happy for you!
Highly likely to recommend
07/06/2015
user3499725
Helped me buy home
Areej Kuraishi was outstanding. We were looking for investment property and she was able to accommodate our needs based on our tight schedule to locate and purchase a home. She was knowledgeable and listened to our requests. She went above and beyond what we expected. Excellent Buyer?s Representative! She took care of Scheduling the Home inspection, getting the pre-approval. She was involved in each and every step and talking to the Lender Company from time to time to fasten the process. She even helped me to get the quotes for the contractors with the paint jobs. It?s a one stop shop, with my busy schedule she is exactly what I was looking and she rented out this property in 3 days. Thanks you so much for everything you did. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Yes! We did it!! What a ride right? Thank you so much for your patience and trust in us to make this dream come true! We enjoyed working with you from the beginning to the end! Keep in mind this is just the start of our relationship as we will be with you from now to forever :)
Highly likely to recommend
07/03/2015
user20894596
Helped me buy home
It was our first home buying experience, and we are happy that Areej was with us. The process went smoothly thanks to her professionalism, knowledge and amazing attitude. Areej saved us a lot of money by negotiating a good deal on our home. She gave us helpful tips in order to make our offer stronger. Whenever we wanted to see a house, she was able to get us an appointment quickly. When our offer was accepted, Areej found us a very good home inspection company ( actually, she gave us a list of trusted companies, and we picked one from that list). She was there for the inspection, and for the re-insection, and then she went there at the end to make sure that all repairs are done properly. We couldn't come for the last part, so she sent us the pictures of all things repaired. No question or issue is too small or unimportant for her. She explained every little detail, really. She was always responsive, friendly and honest.h Dear Areej, thank you very much again! You are amazing, and we wish you thousands more of happy customers! Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Alex congrats my friend!! We have come a long way to get to this point! Through many obstacles and many offers on properties we did not win - we finally found the right home and the best home that fit you and your family's goals! It is a great feeling to see happy buyers get what they want! Very rewarding for us to go on this journey with you! Thank you again for the opportunity!
Highly likely to recommend
07/01/2015
schoolboyzhen
Helped me buy and sell homes
It was a pleasant experience, and they are very thoughtful and helpful. I am an absolutely new buyer for the house, and they taught me step by step. They are very responsible, and get everything ready very fast.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Congrats on your recent sale! We work with many first time buyers and walk them through every step of the way. Buying a home is an investment for the future and requires a formulated plan and team work. Thank you again for the opportunity!
Highly likely to recommend
06/30/2015
stefgrinder
Helped me buy home
We worked with Eddie Vasquez on finding a home. Our family was struggling with a location to buy in, so we were a little all over the place at first. Eddie was very patient and helpful through the whole process, while being very available and attentive to showing us homes we were interested in. Our experience was overall great. As first time home buyers, I think he helped us overstep a lot of the stress we hear is associated with buying your first home.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Congrats on your recent purchase! Being a first time buyer in this faced paced market requires working with a great partner and being a solid team. Eddie Vasquez is that true professional and has guided all of his clients to the finish line and achieved their goals! Thank you for the opportunity to help you with this exciting process!
Highly likely to recommend
06/26/2015
zuser20141104163858075
Helped me find a home to rent
Anuzia was Amazing! We wanted to look at a specific place and she gave us a list of places to look through to look at She met with us and we viewed all the homes and she was very informative and supportive. She helped us rent on a very short timeline and understood our rush. She kept in contact the whole time and even checked in after! I appreciate everything and when we look to buy a home we will only go through her because after this experience I trust her completely!
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Thank you so much for letting us help you with your rental - Anuzia is one of a kind! She is very attentive and client focused and always gets her clients what they are seeking! We will always be here for you :)
Highly likely to recommend
06/26/2015
YasminHussein
Helped me find a home to rent
Anuzia helped me and my family locate a townhouse to rent in the Herndon area. She continued to stay in contact with me even after I signed the lease and addressed any concerns or questions I had during the process of looking and after. I would highly recommend her to anyone in the future.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Yasmin - congrats on your new townhome! We are very glad you were able to find what you were seeking! Anuzia is a top tier agent and very dedicated to her clients at all times. We are not just your broker but we are your partner every step of the way!
Highly likely to recommend
06/25/2015
zuser20140812194928429
Listed and sold a home
My experience with Samer and his staff (Fernanda, Angel) was excellent. We utilized him as a seller for our 5 bedroom property and the listing process was seamless. Our home was listed within a few days of original contact. Samer and his staff worked with us from start to finish (closed on 19 June). He negotiated with multiple buyers to get a desirable price for our property. Samer is extremely knowledgeable of the real estate process and he is also very responsive. If we ever had any questions regarding status or next steps in the process, Samer or his team responded immediately. Fernanda did an excellent job of staying on top of things and there was never concern that we were lost in the shuffle. Samer and his team definitely exceeded expectations and I plan to utilize his team's services when I decide to buy another home in the future. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Marcia - thank you so much for working with us to short sale your home! We had 2 banks and a heavy amount of obstacles in front us but we did it! We appreciate all of your hard work in getting us the documents we needed to make this happen. Being in this distressed situation it really matters how responsive your seller is as working as a team to reach a common goal is very important! Appreciate the opportunity and we are always here for you!
Highly likely to recommend
06/10/2015
dsxliu
Helped me buy home
I first met Samer when he showed me a townhouse that was listed for sale. I was impressed by how knowledgeable and straightforward he was, so a few months later, when I decided to get serious about my home search, I contacted him--on a Sunday morning--to ask him to be my agent. He responded immediately--a preview of how he would always be on top of things throughout what turned out to be a very rapid process. As a first time home buyer, I felt very secure in the hands of Samer and his team. They patiently addressed every question I had, no matter how naive or trivial, and they were a pleasure to work with, as were the preferred vendors that Samer recommended. I'm now a very happy homeowner, and I would wholeheartedly recommend Samer and A-K to friends and family (and Zillow-ites). Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
David you are great! So happy for you on your new home in Dupont Circle - Washington, DC - we fought against a few offers and while our offer may not have been the highest we definitely were the strongest which is all that matters! Thank you for your belief in my ability to make this happen for you! I can't wait for the house warming! Congrats David!
Highly likely to recommend
06/04/2015
Jameshd80
Listed and sold a home
I contacted Samer about a year or so go, (after reading his Zillow reviews) regarding the potential short sale of my property that was draining my pockets on a daily basis. After talking back and forth he assurred me that he could get it sold and that "team winning" was on it. I met with his agent, Angie, at the property later that week. Samer, Angie and their title co. representative, submitted the short sale request to our lender and listed the property. To make this review short, our lender (bank) with said property was very slow in responding with an approval, but finally agreed to accept an acceptable offer. 4 offers and a year or so later, the property is sold! Furthermore, I am relived of the debt from short sale. I'm really impressed with their dedication, expertise and patience. I thoroughly recommend Samer & Co.! Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
James - thank you so much for your business and confidence in us handling your short sale property! They call short sales the "long sale" sometimes and this one sure was but we never gave up and got you the results you were seeking! Debt and obligation release in full!!! Time for bigger and better things! Thank you again for the opportunity to show you we work and the results that followed :)
Highly likely to recommend
06/04/2015
zuser20140515112348535
Helped me buy home
Can't give enough praise to Edward Vasquez and A-K team!! Being that this was our first home purchase, my husband and I were completely out of our element. Eddie was extremely helpful and knowledgeable throughout the whole process. We were able to get the home of our dreams in a crazy seller's market! Thanks, Eddie!!
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Thank you so much for the opportunity to help you with your first home purchase! Our Agents are alway ready, willing and able to make it happen! We understand the importance of a home purchase and take great pride in walking our clients through the entire process so we are not just leading the way but showing the way and being very transparent. Congrats again on your purchase and we look forward to a healthy future with you!
Highly likely to recommend
06/04/2015
nhan lam3
Helped me buy home
Excellent services and almost looking out for their clients. This group was professional and had very timely responses to any questions that I had. I look forward to doing business with them again.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Thank you so much for your patience during the entire short sale process! We made it to the finish line and got you the deal you wanted! We cannot wait to see the finished product and help you get it marketed and sold! As always we appreciate the opportunity to represent you in this purchase!
Highly likely to recommend
06/01/2015
Rgezahne
Helped me buy home
I never thought purchasing a home could have been more difficult and frustrating on the lenders end. Wendy Vasquez has been a tremendously helpful and knowledgeable about the whole process. She was very encouraging when at times it got pretty difficult. She contacted the lenders on my behalf while I was at work and followed through. If it was not for all her efforts I dont think we would have purchased this home, which I truly love. If I recommend anyone it would definitely be Wendy Vasquez, she truly knows about Real Estate. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Wendy Vasquez is on top of her game when it comes to her clients needs and goals! She works with first time buyers and repeat purchasers and handles them with care. The buying process is not as easy as it once was and you need someone with the expertise and professionalism such as Wendy to work along side you to make it to the finish line. We appreciate the opportunity and look forward to a healthy future together!
Highly likely to recommend
05/24/2015
user061976
Helped me buy home
Eddie at A-K Realty was our agent when buying a condo. This was our first home purchase and he helped us every step of the way and answered every one of our many questions! He was very available and always responded quickly.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Congrats on your first home purchase! These are exciting times in one's life! Glad Eddie Vasquez was able to meet your goals and exceed your expectations!
Highly likely to recommend
05/20/2015
gjonesjr
Helped me buy home
Nilesh was very professional and knowledgeable with the process of helping me purchase a home. He was available and assisted me with finding all of the homes in the criteria that I specified.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Congrats on your purchase! Nilesh Kumar is a top tier agent in the DMV - he goes to bat for each and every client with class and finesse! Welcome to the area and happy to have you!
Highly likely to recommend
05/17/2015
gaoyujing
Listed and sold a home
I was really glad that I have retained Hovick Suleymanian sell my town house, located at 118 Elmcroft Blvd, Rockville, MD. He and his wife are really knowledgeable about the local real estate market and we were able to price the property really well. So, we were able to get a full asking price within a few hours on the market. During this selling process with Mr. Hovick, my wife and I was really happy. He has been very responsive to seller's requests and stood a firm ground for us. After all, it was a great experience. I would certainly work with him again in future. Yujing Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Yujing - thank you so much for choosing us to sell your townhome in King Farm - Rockville, MD 20850! Hovick and Lina are on top of their game when it comes to selling properties! They price right and know what buyers in the market are demanding! Getting an offer the same day on the market and for full asking price is amazing! Having a great team to support you and get you to the finish line is key in this ever competitive market! Congrats again and thank for choosing A-K Real Estate as your go to company in the DMV! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/16/2015
baloony07
Helped me buy home
We worked with Areej and her partner Ozzy. We were first time home buyers and Areej was so patient and helpful. She was very good with communication and reliable. She responded quickly to all our texts and emails, and made us feel like she was there for us throughout the whole process. Even when something unexpected came up, she was very on top of it and came to us with solutions along with the news. I will definitely work with them again when I need a real estate agent!
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Congrats on your new townhouse purchase in Columbia, MD! We know how competitive this market can be and having Areej Kuraishi and Ozzy Deniz on your team makes you have an all - star line up in your corner. They both have massive integrity and passion for what they do and always put their clients first! Thank you again for the opportunity to help you with such a massive decision :)
Highly likely to recommend
05/16/2015
richelle p wright
Helped me find tenant for rental
Lost our tenant due to military move. Samer and his team had the house rented in two weeks!!! This is the second time I have had Samer and his team find me tenants. The tenants have been wonderful because Samer performs a thorough check on them. Samer's team is responsive and professional and wonderful to work with. If you are a landlord and need a good tenant, Samer and his team is who you should hire!!
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Richelle you are amazing! Thank you for the kind words and so happy we were able to find you another round of great tenants! You are a joy to work with and can't wait to do it again! Thank you for continued faith in myself and our company here at A-K!
Highly likely to recommend
05/15/2015
davidlago
Helped me buy home
Hovick and Lina helped us buy our home in Rockville. We were on a time crunch and doing everything remotely from Boston except for the house showings (about 15 different properties in just one weekend) and closing day. They made the whole process seamless and as stress-free as it can be. They were always there for us when we called (including weekends). They were mindful of our needs and very respectful. They liaised with attorneys and loan officers, and even videoconferenced with us during the inspection since we couldn't be there in person. We always felt like they were on our side. Also, they helped us negotiate the price down! I would definitely recommend them to anyone interested in buying a home in the area. We ourselves will probably use their services again when/if we buy a bigger house. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Welcome to Maryland! Having a great team on your side can make all the difference especially when you are on a time crunch. Being able to use the latest technology to be efficient and streamlined can separate most from the rest. Hovick and Lina are very dedicated to their craft and it shows in how their clients always achieve their goals. Congrats on your recent purchase and welcome to the AK Family!
Highly likely to recommend
05/14/2015
ke0009
Listed and sold a home
I cannot say enough about Chris Chambers and the entire A-K group! I live in Philadelphia and was looking to sell my property in DC - I have known Chris for years, but not in a professional setting. I was very nervous about selling my place and not physically being there, as well as the challenge of the property being rented. Chris was able to guide me through the entire process - from listing to pricing to TOPA paperwork (required by DC for a renter occupied unit) - he constantly was available to me via phone or email and was 100% honest in all of his communications - if he wasn't sure about something, he immediately referred to one of his colleagues and got us the correct answer. Chris not only attended to me as the owner, but my tenants and my husband as well. He is so "on top" of things, he often had issues solved before I even knew they were issues! I cannot thank him and his group enough - they are the definition of "above and beyond" in terms of service. I would recommend Chris to ANYONE looking to sell a property in MD/DC/VA - his professionalism and personality are top notch and I cannot thank him enough. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Congrats on your sale! You had an amazing Agent on your side! Chris Chambers goes above and beyond for all of his clients! He is relentless when it comes to figuring out how to beat down obstacles and more importantly stays consistent and focused on the finish line. Dealing with tenants and TOPA rights in DC is not the easiest battle but with the proper knowledge and strategy it can all be accomplished. Thank you for the opportunity and we will always be here for you!
Highly likely to recommend
05/08/2015
user62867990
Helped me buy home
Purchasing an investment property for the first time can be tough but Angie Lundy worked tirelessly to ensure that my husband and I got the best property and the most bang for our buck. Though the process was long and sometimes required various meetings per week and tons of communication via email and phone, Angie never complained or made us feel as if we were wasting her time. She was very knowledgeable and offered great advice along the way. We are very happy with our property and would work with Samer Kuriashi Group in the future. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Congrats on your new home purchase in the Capital of the World - Washington DC! With this fast paced and competitive market it takes a certain caliber Agent to handle the fierce nature of other buyers against the same home. Inventory is low and demand is high - having a top tier Agent like Angie Lundy on your side will get you to the finish line in first place! Congrats again on your purchase! We look forward to a healthy future with you!
Highly likely to recommend
05/06/2015
joshuajwebster
Helped me buy home
I worked with Angie Garcia within Samer's group. Angie has a high level of knowledge of real estate in the DMV and would actively look through all properties we saw for both the flaws (hidden water damage, etc.) and boons. At no point did I ever feel as though she was pressuring me into a particular property. She had the utmost patience with me as a first time homebuyer. Angie was as determined to find the right place for me as I was. I don't know if I would have landed my condo without, but I'm glad I will never have to find out. I have already recommended her to friends, and will use Angie for all of my future real estate needs. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Josh - thank you for confidence in Angie Garcia and our firm here at AK! The DC market is very competitive and most units have more than one offer on it and it takes a skilled Agent to be creative in putting that together - as it is not alway about the highest offer but the strongest offer! We value your business and wish you nothing but the best! Always here for you! Congrats again!
Highly likely to recommend
05/04/2015
yahelou
Helped me find a home to rent
Areej was amazing and always helpful. Always on time to appointments and provided great insight into whatever property were looking at. Before I would even consider something, she would point it out. Her expertise and kindness go hand in hand with her professionalism at her job. By far, one of the best realtors I have worked with and wouldn't hesitate to call her up again.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Thank you so much for the kind words! We really appreciate your business and also had a great time helping you find the property you wanted! Areej takes great pride in her work and helping each and every client get what they want. Congrats again!
Highly likely to recommend
04/25/2015
zuser20150116074130435
Helped me buy home
Sam's team was a smooth-running, efficient operation and was great to work with. Of course, Sam is the best of the best. He has now helped my family sell and buy a place and recently just helped me buy a spot, too. We've had the distinct honor of getting to know him as an extremely savvy, capable, and friendly person. He's tenacious and will work incredibly hard for you, while adding a unique personal touch.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Danny you are the man! Thank you so much for the kind words! Nothing like owning your first home and not too shabby with a 1/1 at the SW Waterfront in DC with views of the monument! I know you will love the spot and with all the development on the water you will have a sound investment now and the future! Glad you ended up buying vs renting and you will see the value as time moves on! Make sure you tell me when the house warming party is! Again congrats brother!
Highly likely to recommend
04/25/2015
jodilynn86
Helped me buy home
My husband and I used Angie Lundy as our agent in purchasing a condo in Washington. She was instrumental in the process as we live overseas. We relied on her to see properties for us, take videos, and give us suggestions and opinions. In addition, getting an approval using foreign income proved to be quite a lengthy and detailed process, but Angie stuck with us throughout everything. Being overseas, we weren't exactly a phone call away, and we ran into issues with some people in the process who didn't want to accommodate us using applications like Skype, Whatsapp, etc. but Angie was very accommodating and responsive even with the 9 hour time difference. After the very long process of getting our approval, Angie was instrumental in helping us get our first offer accepted. There were two other offers on the property, and because Angie knew us well and noticed things about the sellers, we were able to write a letter that sealed the deal. I would recommend using Angie in the future as she was accommodating, knew the DC neighborhoods well, gave us honest opinions on properties, and helped us win a great condo in Capitol Hill! Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Thank you so much for working with Angie Lundy and A-K Real Estate! Doing long distance deals can be tough but with Angie's extensive experience and tenacity - she is unstoppable! We are so happy for you! Do let us know when the house warming will be :)
Highly likely to recommend
04/21/2015
daniel585540
Listed and sold a home
There were several obstacles in selling my home including a buyer that pulled out at the last moment. Samer and his team remained dedicated to selling my home and went above and beyond several times. All his efforts finally paid of and the house was sold. Communication during the whole process was excellent and he was very easy to work with.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Daniel - thank you for allowing me the pleasure of listing and selling your residence! We hit many road blocks but nothing we did not over come! You were very patient and trusted my direction in getting this sale done and it paid off in the end as it always should :) Appreciate your confidence in myself and my company A-K Real Estate. Congrats!
Highly likely to recommend
04/17/2015
abischy
Helped me buy home
Leslie was amazing to work during the home buying process. She was extremely patient with us as we kept changing location between VA/MD/close to the city/far away from the city etc. She was always available no matter what time (me landing from a flight at 8:30 PM and her coming to meet us at a house) and was truly the best negotiator. We won a house over an all cash offer, when does that happen!?
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Congrats on your multi family purchase! Leslie Shafer is on top of her game! She always makes it happen no matter how hard or easy a deal can be. No matter what obstacles are in front her she uses her rational and creatives strengths to get all her clients to the finish line. Congrats again and thank you for the opportunity!
Highly likely to recommend
04/16/2015
zuser20150210054834644
Helped me buy and sell homes
Samer Kuraishi and his associates are incredible to work with and I would highly recommend them for your home buying and renting needs. We worked mostly with Hovick Suleymanian, an agent with the firm. He was courteous, patient, professional, kind and an overall great person to work with. Hovick is incredibly responsive. You'll never wait more than an hour to hear back from him on an email or on whatever your request is, no matter what time of day it is. He is dedicated to his work and dedicated to finding you the best fit -- whatever that may be. Every step of the way was seamless with Hovick and my family and I truly appreciate all he did. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Hovick is a power broker here in the DMV! Top notch service is his forte! We thank you so much for the opportunity to serve you in buying your home!
Highly likely to recommend
04/13/2015
avchanu 143
Helped me buy home
Finally I bought House with A-K real estate; Nilesh Kumar is my real estate Agent. I am first time home buyer and I have many specifications and exemptions for my future endeavors regarding the house. We were searching for my dream house from past 4 months, I think we saw more than 30 houses and applied offer for 6-7 houses, but no luck, finally a day came to settle everything. He responds to phone call or messages very quick and share best information according to his knowledge. I even frustrated him regarding negotiation in many things but he professionally tackles them smoothly, patience is his biggest asset. His inputs only made me help to find a good mortgage and repairs. All these four months, I was amazed how he got so much knowledge in Real estate market even though he is very young. I would definitely refer to my friends or other people who are going buy house. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Thank you so much in your confidence in Nilesh Kumar and A-K Real Estate to help you with your first home purchase! These are exciting times and having a great partnership can go a long way in the home buying process. Nilesh is on top of his game, he prides himself on service and great communication with all of his clients. Again thank you the opportunity and congrats!!!
Highly likely to recommend
03/25/2015
insidesparkle
Helped me buy home
I worked with Areej, her detailed knowledge and experience in the field shows in her work. She has the ability to explain the detailed closing documents and relate to you on a personal level with ease. She helped me navigate from the start to closing with confidence. THANK YOU! Very Respectfully, Natalie
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Congrats on your new purchase! Thank you again for using our services!
Highly likely to recommend
03/24/2015
kzakholy1
Helped me buy and sell homes
Our Realtor was there for us 24/7 even when he was traveling overseas he always made the time to keep us in the loop. He is truly a multitasker. He is professional, eloquent , and punctual. He knows his stuff and on top of the game. He helped us to sell our townhouse and move into the new one. The entire process was so smooth it surprised us. I would deffenitely recommend him to my colleagues and peers. Thanks Samer!
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Kamal - it was a pleasure working with you and your family! We started out getting the new home under contract for your growing family! Then went back to your townhome to get hat on the market as you know we had to sell your townhome to buy the single family! We could not have timed more perfect - while the new home was under construction we got a contract on your townhome and smooth sailing from there to your new and never lived in single family in Leesburg, VA! So happy for you guys! Always here for you and so thankful for the opportunity and belief you had in us here at AK! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/23/2015
inmanct92
Listed and sold a home
In the long year that it took to complete the short sale process, Samer and his team were close by every step of the way. In a particularly trying circumstance to sell a house, they were able to advise, inform, and perform with everything required of me and at the same time calm any apprehensions I may have had due to a lack of information regarding the entire process. I have become very familiar with the members of his team because they were in constant contact and provided frequent updates in addition to being completely available to answer even my most whimsical questions. Hats off to the A-K team, and hoping that I never need their unique services again, LOL! Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Carey I am so glad we were able to get rid of both your loans and all that debt that was looming! Over 100K+ released of debt and obligation dealing with 2 banks! In the end our team really made it happen with the best possible outcome! Short sales are some times called the long sales - but what counts is that the end result was favorable and you are happy! Cheers to you and wishing you all the best!!
Highly likely to recommend
03/13/2015
user14644439
Helped me buy home
Our Realtor was available any time, day or night, and helped us through numerous negotiations until we found our perfect house. He helped us close quickly, and match up our timelines with our ending lease.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Thank you so much for your business! We are so happy that you got the home you wanted! We will always be here for you!
Highly likely to recommend
03/11/2015
user52451129
Helped me find a home to rent
I worked with Juan Urbina and my experience was wonderful. He was incredibly knowledgeable and he was very familiar with the area that I was looking to rent a home in. He was also very responsive to my emails and responded almost immediately each time I needed to ask a question or wanted to see a listing. He did a phenomenal job negotiating with my landlord to get me into the condo that best met my needs and I am incredibly grateful for his dedication and hard work! I will definitely be using him in the future for any of my real estate needs! Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Congrats on your new home! We appreciate the opportunity to work with you on this transaction! Juan always goes above and beyond for all his clients whether renting, buying, and or selling! Welcome to the area!
Highly likely to recommend
03/11/2015
user9441597
Helped me find a home to rent
The agent that helps us with our search for a rental home was very proactive (sending me email notices), professional (when talking with the owners, sellers, or landlords), and very knowledgeable about the area homes, neighborhoods and the things to watch out for whether looking to rent or to purchase the homes we looked at. I am very pleased and grateful for the assistance and happy that we now have a new place thanks to the work our agent, Juan Urbina.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Congrats on your recent rental! We know you will be very pleased with the home and we will be back in touch when you are ready to make a move to your first new home :) Have an amazing year!
Highly likely to recommend
03/09/2015
Pakipac2
Helped me find tenant for rental
Amazing experience with AK Real Estate. Reginald was an amazing rep that sent over 10-12 months with me picking out a commercial property for my business. I am not an easy individual to deal with based of my needs and my picky-ness. I hope to continue to expand my business within the next 6 months and will definitely turn to Reginald and the team at AK for my next location. Thank you,
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Thank you so much for your patience through this deal! Working as a team is critical in the Commercial space - Reginald specializes in Commercial and Residential property in VA and DC and can be looked upon as one of the best in the business. His tenacity and service always gets his clients to the finish line! Congrats!
Highly likely to recommend
03/02/2015
Danny2015
Helped me buy home
We are first time home buyers and Reginald Wheelan was our agent. Reginald has very good knowledge of this area as well as houses. He is not time bound and and I have seen him responding to emails or calls instantly even at 11:00pm. His suggestions and his knowledge helped us buy a house in very less time that we had.. He attended inspections and even asked questions to inspectors to clarify the things.. We made 3 offers on three different houses but ended up loosing them. However, He was quick to get the similar homes which we were looking very quick. We really thank Reginald and Samer Kuraish Group for helping us out.. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Congrats on your recent purchase! It has been a true pleasure working for you! Reginald offers top notch service to all his clients whether buying, renting, selling - residential and/or commercial property! His market knowledge and tenacity separates him from the rest - as Reginald is a power broker in the DMV!
Highly likely to recommend
03/01/2015
zuser20141224053039473
Helped me buy home
Zach Lipson was awesome to work with on my recent purchase of a property in Arlington, VA. He was very knowledgeable and very customer service oriented. He has prior experience in the construction business and was able to direct the buyer in what to look for in purchasing a new property. He was only interested in the buyers needs. I would recommend Zach to all my friends and family looking to purchase a new property.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Zach Lipson is a top tier agent in the DMV - with his customer service and experience level being top notch in offer negotiation - home buying process - Zach is able to offer his clients unparalleled backing during an offer to settlement timeline.
Highly likely to recommend
02/21/2015
prvngadekar
Listed and sold a home
We are first-time homeowners and had Zach Lipson as our agent. Zach was great. He helped us through the process and provided a lot of insight. With a lot of experience in the field, and especially in construction as well, he offered us invaluable tips on what to look for in a house, and what to watch out for. Very professional, personable and cordial, he eased us through the process and simplified what is truly a daunting experience. Definitely recommend working with the Kuraishi Group!
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Thank you so much for the kind words! Zach Lipson is a power broker in the DC, MD, and VA area! We take great pride in hiring the best talent out there to ensure our clients are taken care of from A to Z! Whether you are buying or selling or renting - we make it happen! Congrats again on your recent purchase!
Highly likely to recommend
02/16/2015
gajinvest
Helped me buy home
Outstanding professionalism outstanding experience from a true professional great great pleasure to have done business with a well established realtor who actually cares about getting the job done till the end always available always professional great experience thanks looking forward to work with you again
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Congrats on your new purchase! Thank you for the opportunity to help you with your first home! It is a great time to buy a home and we are very happy that you found the right fit you and your family! Cheers!
Highly likely to recommend
02/16/2015
ahmed salkini
Listed and sold a home
We are first-time homeowners and had Zach Lipson as our agent. Zach was great. He helped us through the process and provided a lot of insight. With a lot of experience in the field, and especially in construction as well, he offered us invaluable tips on what to look for in a house, and what to watch out for. Very professional, personable and cordial, he eased us through the process and simplified what is truly a daunting experience. Definitely recommend working with the Kuraishi Group!
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Welcome to DC! Not many people are able to get a slice of the city and you got a good one! With the market being very hot and with most homes having multiple offers it was not an obstacle for Zach Lipson! He is a power broker and knows how to be creative in winning an offer. We appreciate the opportunity as always and wish nothing but success!
Highly likely to recommend
01/29/2015
zuser20140703233050323
Helped me buy home
I got in touch with Areej in July 2014 to plan for buying a home around January. I am a first time home owner and from what I heard and the little I know, the process seemed very complicated and a bit scary. Areej was extremely patient with me and led me through the process step by step from day 1 till after closing. Not only I had Areej as my super "Home Buying 101" professor, but she was my consultant, my agent. In time, and due to extensive communication over many months, we actually developed a unique personal bond. My new home wasn't just a home, but rather a dream that Areej helped come true. Areej is simply fantastic and I can't imagine anyone topping her performance, dedication, communication, knowledge, or patience. 1a Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Congrats on your new purchase!! We are so happy for the opportunity to help you with your first home! I know it can be a scary process but you were in great hands with Areej Kuraishi! She puts all her clients interest first and works extremely hard to make this daunting process smooth and streamlined! We will always be here for you! Have an amazing year!!
Highly likely to recommend
01/24/2015
zuser20140228075719803
Helped me find a home to rent
Nilesh Kumar was our agent and he qas excepcional. I needed a place asap and he was able to find me an abundant amount of choices. He's very friendly and helpful. The one thing I appreciated the most was his flexibility with time he was able to work around my schedule with no problem. Highly recommend this group! Thank you for your help!
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Nilesh is an top tier Agent! Thank you for choosing our rental services! We are so happy we were able to find the right property for you! All the best and happy new year!!
Highly likely to recommend
01/20/2015
jay7701
Helped me buy and sell homes
Samer is extremely skilled at helping represent the interests of his clients. He is a talented negotiator and has a great understanding of local market real estate values. I would not hesitate in recommending him to a friend.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
It was great to sell out your 3 unit building in Petworth DC! We sold every unit over list price and they went like hot cakes! You turn out an amazing product and it shows in peoples multiple offers! Thank you for the opportunity and off to the next project! It is going to be a home run 2015 for all!
Highly likely to recommend
01/13/2015
sistaprez
Listed and sold a home
I had the pleasure of working with Reginald Wheelan in selling my home in Fairfax County, VA. He was knowledgeable about pricing my home, made suggestions on renovations to be done to make the house more marketable, and secured an offer that was above my asking price. I have referred several friends and colleagues to him and they agree he is extremely responsive, professional, and knowledgeable.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Reginald Wheelan is a Power Broker in the DMV! He is above and beyond his competition! He develops the right plan and strategy for his clients and in turn executes! Thank you again for your business!
Highly likely to recommend
01/10/2015
rodriguec
Helped me buy home
Hovick Suleymanian is an excellent realtor. For two months he helped me look for homes and showed me about two dozen homes in person, and about 150 online. He was always professional, courteous, understanding and patient. Even when I changed my mind a few times about a listing, he never pressured me to decide, and always encouraged me to take my time before I make such a big decision. He always made himself available, even on short notice. He takes the time to get to know what you want, and he tells you honestly what he thinks when you ask him. I recommend Hovick to anyone looking for a realtor, and I personally would work with him in a heartbeat. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Congrats on your new home in DC!! Great time to buy and you made it happen! Hovick is amazing at what he does and never fails to achieve his clients goals when it comes to real estate in the DMV. He is a go getter and tenacity shows in the way he gets deals done and timely. He knows how to be creative when it comes to the offer process and the right questions to ask to better structure the game plan for success! Thank you for the opportunity to help you with your first purchase! Happy new year!!
Highly likely to recommend
01/09/2015
zuser20140529121939472
Helped me find tenant for rental
Samer is an excellent, professional Real Estate Agent. I reached out to him because of some of the reviews I had read. He and his entire team are responsive, with great knowledge of the local real estate and work and do the best job on the client's behalf. I would recommend him and his team to anybody looking for knowledgeable and committed group of people to work on her behalf.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Saud - thank you for trusting us to rent out your condo you bought from us recently in Foggy Bottom near George Washington University! It took us some time to make it happen but when everything was said and done we furnished the unit and got a great tenant which will put us back into the cycle for this summer and in line with getting a year lease there after! It was great working with you during this process and look forward to the continued partnership moving forward! Happy new year!
Highly likely to recommend
01/07/2015
Sindhu R
Helped me buy home
As first-time home buyers, we weren't sure where to look or what to buy. Had very limited knowledge about the buying process, and were only relying on zillow and other sites , which got us nowhere with finding a house, but they did help us find Angie! Things were much smoother after that - a piece of cake! We only met twice before deciding on our home. On the first day, she showed us 5-6 properties and that is when she figured out our preferences. She asked us if we were willing to drive 15 mins more and Voila! Our very second meet, she took us to a property that was perfect for us, and more than a dream come true !!! It was the perfect driving distance, perfect plan and bang on budget. We had to act quick, so she went out of her way to get things clarified for us, was available on email/call at any hour of the day and in a few days, we were able to place a hold the property. That was just the beginning. Post that and until settlement, she guided us with the loan, followed up with our loan officer, recommended a good inspector for the house inspection and helped us with myriad other things associated with home-buying. She even followed up after the sale to make sure everything is going well. Angie is very caring, responsive, professional and friendly at the same time. I highly recommend Angie if you're looking for someone to help you with probably the most important and expensive purchase of your life - your house! Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Happy New Year from all of us here at AK! Congrats on your new home! We are so happy for you and your family! Angie Garcia is a top notch Realtor in the DMV! She puts her clients interest first and attacks the market based on their goals! It has been a pleasure working with you and as always we want to thank you for your business!
Highly likely to recommend
01/06/2015
charles694
Helped me buy home
My wife and I, bought a new home, closed on the new home in 12 days, and then rented our old home in three weeks. Areej, at the Samer Kuraishi Group accomplished all of this for us. She is an amazing agent. She is also now a family friend. I'm not sure anything more needs to be said !!
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
So happy we were able to get that house for you in Bethesda, MD and in turn rent your primary residence out for over market value! Being organized and having a plan is the only way to go when working in a fast paced and competitive market! Thank you for believing in us! Happy new year and congrats of course!!
Highly likely to recommend
01/04/2015
ryanmonarch
Helped me buy home
Areej was helpful from start to beyond the finish, as she is still helping us with HOA duties even after our closing. She was an excellent negotiator, and made sure that we knew what was happening each day of what was sometimes (because of our lender) a painful process. Once she knew we had found the right house, she used every skill in the toolbox to make sure we got it for cheaper and how we wanted it. Something I really liked: the seller signed the closing papers and said they would just mail us the keys- luckily Areej wasn't having that, and drove way out to make sure we had them. Our family is better off having her as our agent- thank you! Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Thank you so much for the opportunity to be your partner in your recent purchase! We take great pride in our work and customer experience! We wish you a happy new year and much success!
Highly likely to recommend
12/25/2014
michaelVA22315
Helped me buy home
Hovick Suleymanian and Lina Sogomonyan were brilliant, so helpful, supportive, thorough and very professional in helping me to find the 'perfect home' to buy in NOVA. After 10 months of looking on Zillow from London, I shortlisted down to 45 potential homes to visit for a site inspection. This was successfully accomplished in 3 days, and I made an offer on day 4. I could not have done this house purchase process without the guidance and in-depth knowledge of Hovick and Lina. Their honesty and professionalism set them apart and I am very grateful to them, and Samer Kuraishi Group team at A-K Real Estate. They were prompt, pro-active, responsive, and expertly negotiated the purchase of my new home. I highly recommend Hovick, Lina, and the Samer Kuraishi Group team at A-K Real Estate to anyone looking to buy or sell in the Washington DC metro area. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Hovick and Lina are All Stars! They are the perfect duo to have on your side! They always go to bat for their clients in every angle! This business can be very cut throat when it comes to the areas you are seeking to purchase and having creative minds that can set up an offer and guide you in the proper path based on your goals is imperative! At AK our clients experience is second to none! Thank you again for the opportunity and congrats! Happy New Year!
Highly likely to recommend
12/19/2014
usfbzn
Helped me buy home
Wonderful crew. Very helpful. We are very happy and lucky to have contacted them . We were new home buyers. Our agent Areej Kuraishi pretty much educated us all throughout the buying process . We highly recommend her and her group. Thank you!!!
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Congrats on the new purchase! You wanted to close before the holidays and we made it happen! Nothing better than having a great team working together for a common goal! Areej Kuraishi is a true professional and always has her clients interest at heart!
Highly likely to recommend
12/15/2014
sntangsi
Listed and sold a home
Samer helped me sell my property in Washington, DC. It was a tricky sell because some repairs were needed and he helped me through the entire process. There were delays with the closing on the buyer?s side and he worked tirelessly to make the sale happen. The service was exceptional and would highly recommend him. You will not be disappointed.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Thank you so much for the opportunity to sell your home in Columbia Heights, DC! It was a fun process right? In the end no matter what happened was thrown at us we overcame it all! Thank you for being such a great team player and allowing us to make it happen for you! Have an amazing holiday and new year! Your Agent and friend for life! -SK
Highly likely to recommend
12/06/2014
ommieommie
Helped me find a home to rent
I had an outstanding experience renting with Samer Kuraishi Group, specifically with Chris Chambers as my agent. Chris identified a range of properties based on my requirements and negotiated favourable terms in less than ideal conditions with the landlord and his tenants. Chris was responsive throughout the process, always returning emails within a day, if not within the hour. I highly recommend Samer Kuraishi Group and Chris Chambers.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Congrats on the new rental! Chris Chambers is the man! He goes above and beyond for all of his clients! We are appreciative of your kind words and your business! Yours Truly - AK
Highly likely to recommend
12/02/2014
commstar1
Helped me buy home
With all sincerity and honesty, I would recommend ak real estate, Marco Wong was my realtor, he is a very patient, proactive, smart and intelligent realtor to work with, always ready to schedule n follow up on listings, he did a remarkable job, he made it seem effortless, I will recommend AK to everyone around, even to my unborn child.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Thank you so much for the kind words! It is more than appreciated! Marco Wong is a super star! We are so happy you allowed us to walk you down the journey of homeownership! Buying your first home can have many obstacles and variables and having the right partnership to meet those goals is very critical to your success. Thank you for letting us be a part of your first home and wish you a happy holiday!
Highly likely to recommend
12/01/2014
tgbrokaw
Helped me buy home
I am so happy that I was recommended to A-K. My experience was nothing less than exceptional and my realtor, Angie Lundy really had a pulse on the city and got a quick grasp on what it was that I wanted in a property. I definitely plan to reach out to her and her group as I look to acquire more properties.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Thank you so much for the opportunity to work with you and getting you that multi unit building in Washington, DC! Angie Lundy has superior knowledge of the DC market and puts her buyers in the right place based on their goals. Thank you again and we look forward to helping you in the future with all your real estate needs! Happy Holidays!
Highly likely to recommend
11/22/2014
zuser20140629085708614
Helped me buy home
Working with Marina Bogatine was a great experience. She was always ready to check on a property. I would recommend her to friends and family looking to buy and will call her if I'm ever looking to buy again.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Congrats on your recent purchase! Marina is a top notch Agent in the DMV and always goes to bat for her clients whether renting, buying or selling! Thank you again for the opportunity to help you with your first home :)
Do not recommend
11/09/2014
user731300
Helped me buy home
The agent sent by Samer Kuraishi Group was below of what you might excpect from a buyer agent, As a visitor to USA, Hovick used my lack of knowledge of the real estate market in the US ( laws and rules) and my short time frame that I have for the purchase, to make the sale favoring more the seller than the buyer, in stead of protecting the interest of the buyer as I hire him as my buyer agent. Even he show me many properties like 20 in one week, we did offer for 3 condos, 2 of the offers I was not informed fully, he always pushed for the first offer of an overpriced condo which I ended buying it. another same condo which we saw in our search, same square footage, same street, same setting was sold in the same time for 21,000 less of the one I purchased, my agent never advice me to make an offer for this condo even he know that asking price was 50.000 less of the one I purchased. I strongly believe that my buyer agent lack of professional ethics, I feel that the last he cares about is the interest of the buyer and the correct and honest advice as a buyer agent. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
AK is sorry your experience was less than perfect. The cheaper condo to which you refer was the 1st property you saw. AK can?t encourage a client to purchase when not fully informed about the market. 2 days later, when you asked to purchase it, the condo was under contract. Later, a 2nd condo was listed and you purchased it. While frustrated at paying $21,000 more, your condo is more valuable because it comes with extra parking space, 30% less condo dues, and was 1 year newer. Any of these factors alone justifies a price increase. But taken together, it was a great deal, especially when appraised value was $20,000 more than purchase price. Also, AK negotiated your price down by $40,000, won addt?l discounts from the title and moving companies, and purchased a home warranty for you. By all accounts, AK met and even exceeded its own standards of excellence. Perhaps AK's real failure was not effectively communicating the true value of your purchase to you and, for that, AK is truly sorry. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/07/2014
joshsur12
Listed and sold a home
Without a doubt I can say that this was the easiest home sale I?ve ever experienced. And I feel my experience is due entirely to Samer as my representative. He worked very hard to sell my house and I had to do very little. His estimates of condition, final price, and negotiations with the buyer were all right on target. My only wish is that I had another house to sell so I could use him again.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
You guys were a pleasure to work with! Thank you for the opportunity to sell your late fathers home! I know how much it meant to your family! I know the next family will take care of it and make it home. I cant wait to work with you both again and as stated I am always here for you! Thank you again!!!
Highly likely to recommend
10/30/2014
user8874015
Helped me buy home
My realtor was Zach Lipson of AK Real Estate. Throughout the entire process he was incredibly responsive to all of my correspondence and a pleasure to work with. Zach was a native to the area and very knowledgeable of all of the changes going on over the years with various DC neighborhoods and which would appreciate the most over the coming years. Zach had great knowledge of house defects as we explored various properties and was quick to point out all of the negatives, this led to me placing a great deal of trust in Zach. After going through 4 bidding processes, we finally won a home with Zach. We developed a close relationship with Zach and he will certainly be at our house warming party this month. I'd highly recommend Zach in particular of AK Real Estate for anyone looking to buy a home in DC. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Congrats on the new purchase! Zach Lipson is a top tier broker in the DC area! He goes to bat for each and everyone of his clients! Thank you so much for the kind words and hope we can continue to do business in the future!
Highly likely to recommend
10/21/2014
drbarr33
Listed and sold a home
I am completely satisfied with the most excellent service provided to me in the selling of the 'impossible to sell' condo in the District of Columbia in record time! My Realtor worked tirelessly to ensure closing when it seemed all of the cards were stacked against us the day before closing - I would most highly recommend this company to list and sell your property.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Congrats on your recent sale! It was a hard sell but not for us! We take pride in all our clients needs! We were so happy to make it happen and the only sale in the building with others being on the market to this day!
Highly likely to recommend
10/20/2014
zuser20140401084619500
None. We connected, but it did not work out.
He was very helpful and professional. He contacted me back immediate. Unfortunately it didnt work out because I was looking for an agent in the Wauwatosa area and he stays in another State.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
We thank you so much for reaching out to us! I know we are not in the state you are but we were happy to help and find you potentially an agent in your market to assist with your home buying needs. If you ever need anything in the future we are happy to help!
Highly likely to recommend
10/15/2014
user9717339
Listed and sold a home
Sam has great knowledge of all aspects of real estate and pays tremendous attention to detail. He was very supportive in catering to our needs while serving as a sounding board in guiding us in the right direction. We trusted him with the sale if our property and he over delivered. Thanks from 150 GAW.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
It was amazing to work with you on selling your home! We got top dollar for the home as expected in record time! I hope the move is seamless and we continue to keep in touch! Thank you again for the opportunity!
Highly likely to recommend
10/09/2014
shaear mohammad
Helped me find a home to rent
Areej Kuraishi of A-K Real Estate was INCREDIBLE to work with to secure an apartment for me and my wife with less than a week's notice! She took the time to understand our needs and found us the best bang for our buck in Arlington. She was extremely meticulous and responsive throughout the entire process. As soon as we located a property of interest, she immediately set up a tour for us and had a strategy in place to get us in the door within only THREE days of applying. Her follow-up with our application and efficient communication made us feel confident that we would win. We absolutely love our new place and owe it all to Areej Kuraishi. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking to rent, buy, or sell their homes in a heart beat. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Congrats on the new rental! Glad all worked out for you! Areej handles all types of transactions from rentals, sales, investments, property management - you name it! We are very appreciative of the opportunity to put you in the right rental and hope to work with you in the future!
Highly likely to recommend
10/07/2014
iguttin
Helped me buy home
I worked with Richard Balles and Linda Weiner. They were extremely responsive throughout the home-viewing process and had some helpful input. I felt that the negotiations they did behind the scenes with the seller were effective because ultimately they helped us get the house we wanted. I also appreciated that they were on top of paperwork and worked well with the mortgage broker. I would definitely recommend them to other buyers.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Richard and Linda are amazing Agents! Thank you so much for the opportunity to help you with purchase! These are exciting times and for you share this experience with us makes us very happy! Again from all of us at AK - we thank you for your faith in us!
Highly likely to recommend
10/06/2014
qinyucao
Helped me buy home
I worked with Areej from Samer Kuraishi Group and she was absolutely great to work with! She was always responsive to all my concerns and questions and able to move quickly and diligently to proceed with the transations. Looking for apartments could sometimes be stressful and I was lucky to have Areej, who made the process fun and enjoyable. (For example, looking for lock boxes became an adventurous experience that I would always remember.) At the spot of visiting various apartments, Areej would also provide her insights and advice based on her rich knowledge of the housing market. She is really easy to work with and provides good suggestions. I would definitely recommend working with her! Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Thank you so much for the opportunity to work with you on finding your new home! Areej is amazing at what she does and how she takes her clients from the beginning to the end with ease :) Here at AK we pride ourselves in a great customer experience through out your home buying process! Congrats on your new home!
Do not recommend
10/06/2014
gray kitty
None. We connected, but it did not work out.
I contacted the Samer Kuraishi Group via Zillow to hire a buyer's agent. I was replied promptly (auto-reponse) and was assigned to an agent Fahad Bakir quickly. I set up an appointment to see a property next day, which is Friday at 5. I called him at 4:54ish to verify the appointment and location, I reached his voice mail. After he was a no-show at the location, I called him several times approximately from 5:05 - 5:20. I only reached his voice mail. I got a text from him at 5:22 pm informing that he is tied up in a closing situation and can't make it to the appointment, but he will contact me as soon as he is done. This is Monday, I finally got an email from him asking if I'm still interested to see the property or if I have anything in mind (no apologies). I guess my 250k budget is not big enough for a simple courtesy call to inform me of canceled appointment or practice professionalism. I wish I had a positive experience like the other reviewers. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
To say we were dismayed at this review is an understatement! Upon seeing this review, we immediately made inquiry as to what exactly occurred and, though A-K Management attempted to contact you, we were unsuccessful. From the information we have from our client management software log and from Fahad -- a trusted agent with a history of reliability and many satisfied clients--it seems as though the missed appointment was a result of miscommunication. For that, A-K is sincerely sorry and wants to make it up to you! Please feel free to contact us so that we can turn you into a happy A-K client like the hundreds, who have preceded you. We want to make it right so please call us! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/30/2014
beth bayou
Helped me buy home
Areej is a well exprienced real estate agent. She was available to talk to me any time of the day. She helped me searched for my dream home. She was patient and very understanding. Areej was available to view homes with me any time I asked her. I can go on and on about the service she provided me but it's best to get her as an agent and enjoy the ride. Thanks Areej for your awesome service and Starbucks coffee. You are the best!!!
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Areej is amazing at what she does! We are so happy for you and your new purchase! I know you are a first time buyer and it was a new process! Way to hang in there and make it happen with us! AK will always be here for you!
Highly likely to recommend
09/29/2014
bastanley
Helped me buy home
We moved here from out of state and worked with Zach Lipson to purchase a home in the Stafford/Quantico Area. He was excellent. He was extremely professional and made the process so easy for us. I could not say enough about his communication skills-excellent. From another state over, he kept us informed of every detail via email, text and phone. He was knowledgeable about the process, answered all our questions and found us the answers to the questions he didn't know. We were very happy with his work. I would definitely recommend him to a friend. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Zach is a master at his craft! Doing a deal remotely can be tough but with the right team behind you all can be done smoothly! Congrats on your recent purchase from everyone here at AK!
Highly likely to recommend
04/28/2014
cj201404
Helped me find tenant for rental
This is my third time working with Samer, and I once again walk away with an excellent experience. Samer's personable and honest, which can't do any harm from either buyer/seller perspective. If you're a looking for a realtor to work with, I couldn't recommend anyone but Samer. Great professional and a personal friend!
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
04/09/2014
keithmmoss64
Listed and sold a home
I was looking to sell my property fast and Samer help me get more than what I paid for my 4 unit property. I would definitely recommend Samer to all of my constituents!
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Thank you for the opportunity Mr Moss! You were a pleasure to work with! Loved selling that multi unit with you as we had a blast dealing with multiple offers and getting our highest and best offer of well over our asking price! Looking forward to doing it again!
Highly likely to recommend
08/29/2013
user4852582
Helped me find tenant for rental
When I discovered Samer, I was impressed with what his clients said about him. Enthusiastic, friendly, responsive, transparent, passionate, and knowledgeable! I found all of that to be true, and more importantly he?s fair and cares for his client as well as the other side! This quality is a plus and is hard to find in many successful businesses. Initially I was reluctant to list my townhouse for rental with him because it is located in VA and Samer's office is located in MD. I thought the far distance would cause difficulties, especially since I live out of state myself. But Samer and his team at A-K Real Estate, Inc proved to be very efficient and fast working and showed a high level of professionalism. The house was listed immediately and on the same day several prospect renters were interested. The entire process was smooth and easy. I highly recommend Samer. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
No matter where our office is, as long as we are in real estate we will make any deal happen! Its a proven fact! Thank you for choosing our rental services and we will be here for you always!