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 (371)

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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
09/26/2014
aangelesmorales
Helped me buy home
Amazing experience. We were able to find a house within 4 months and I couldn't have asked for a better team. From top to bottom it was truly a learning experience and at the end I am very satisfied. Samer K., Majida Zouine and Chris Chamber along with Van P. made it happen. Thank you guys!
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Congrats on your new purchase! We are so happy for you!!
Highly likely to recommend
09/25/2014
bruceman200
Helped me buy home
I was lucky to have Zach Lipson as my buyer's agent. I was looking for a DYIer bargain to be financed by conventional so it was not an easy task with all the cash offers floating around this year. Zach took me through many homes before I was finally able to close one. He was always prompt and available, no pressure, and always took the extra steps to make the process smooth or maximize my chances of winning a bid. I will definitely recommend. Thanks Zach!
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Zach is a rock star Agent! He always makes it happen for his clients! So are grateful for the opportunity and confidence you had in him and our company! Congrats on your purchase and we will always be here for you!
Highly likely to recommend
09/21/2014
npinvestingllc
Helped me buy home
My realtor was Zach Lipson. A very helpful and over all great guy. He helped us through the long process that had all kinds of up and downs. We had to switch title company and lenders last minute. Zach was there the whole time to help smooth the process out. He was quick with responses. I highly recommend him to help you with your real estate services.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Thank you so much for the opportunity to help you with your real estate needs! It was a pleasure working with you and we hope to have a long lasting relationship!
Highly likely to recommend
09/18/2014
cedric brady
Helped me buy home
Leslie has been working with me for the past nine months, helping me turn my home ownership dream into a reality. We've been through quite a few different hurdles in my pursuit, but she's always been there for me whenever I had a concern. Now, I'm two weeks from closing on my first home. With Leslie's knowledge and expertise, I've got a great deal on a very nice home, and I couldn't be happier. Thanks Leslie!
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Leslie Shafer does not know the word quit! Fights to the bitter end to ensure her clients get what they set out to do! Make no mistake - she does it with care and finesse as it is seamless when you are on top of your game! We appreciate the opportunity to make it happen for you!
Highly likely to recommend
09/17/2014
zuser20140618150123466
Showed me homes
Very Good, Agent Majida was very Good. They did showed us lot houses from listing. She is very Patient and attentive to our needs.I Highly Recommend them. thanks!
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Thank you so much for the opportunity! We look forward to working with you again!
Highly likely to recommend
09/15/2014
zuser20140621075717563
Helped me find a home to rent
A-K Real Estate alongside Samer Kuraishi and Majida helped us, the presidential family of Panama find a suitable home for our diplomatic needs and very detailed needs. They didn't just find our home, but went above and beyond for us. The agent we worked with, Majida, was in contact with us throughout the entire experience and helped us out so much. We highly reccommend them for any housing and/or real estate needs!
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
So happy you got the home you wanted! Majida Zouine and I could not stop until we met all your goals! We fought through many obstacles but we made it happen! You guys were truly a pleasure to work with and thank you again for your patience! Always here for you! -Your AK Family
Highly likely to recommend
09/13/2014
souconde
Listed and sold a home
I was lucky to work with Samer Kuraishi Group thru Hovick Suleymanian. I would highly recommend them to everyone. I was walked through the entire selling process and what I needed to do before putting the house on the market. I was kept informed, educated throughout the process; they were extremely patient and responsive I can't thank them enough.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Congrats on your sale! I know it was a tough one especially being a short sale and dealing with the banks and the back and forth! Hovick is top tier Agent has a no quit attitude! Appreciate the opportunity and we will always be here for you!
Highly likely to recommend
09/13/2014
cartergrant1
Helped me buy home
I could not have been more satisfied with my experience. Before finding the Samer Kuraishi Group, I worked with three different agents who never answered their phones, took a day or longer to call me back, only worked 9-5, and for some reason could only locate 4-5 listings (which happened to be within a few miles of their offices). Then I called Samer, who said one of his agents would call me. Before I got off the phone with him, I was already contacted by Marina, his agent. She sent me two hundred listings that met my criteria immediately, and was completely on top of her game. She never missed my phone calls, and was always available to talk, even when I called on Saturday and Sunday at 9 PM. Every time I found a property that I liked, she was willing to meet me within two hours to see it. If you want an agent that will make your home purchase their priority, Marina is the agent for you. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Here at AK we value each and every client! Our main goal is to give you the best buying experience out there! We take total pride in making sure we walk you through every step of the home buying process! Marina is a top notch Agent and does not stop till she gets what her clients want! Case in point :) Thank you again for believing in our services!
Highly likely to recommend
09/12/2014
jimsm1
Listed and sold a home
Sam with A-K Real Estate is a top notch knowledgeable professional who sold my house with ease. I fired my other realtor from lack of effort and Sam was all about effort. I highly recommend Sam and A-K for all your real estate needs. You will not be disappointed.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Thank you Jim! Great working with you on the sale of your home! I am glad I was able to find a developer to pick up the 5 acre lot and the home who has a vision and knows how to make it into something special! Appreciate the opportunity!
Highly likely to recommend
09/10/2014
jaybhalla
Helped me buy home
I recently had a great experience working with Samer Kuraishi. I've done a few transactions with him in the past, and its always been a pleasant experience. Areej and the rest of the AK team helped iron out all the details for the purchase, and both myself and the seller felt the transaction was very fair. I look forward to working with the AK team in the future!
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Thanks Jay! Pleasure working with you! Cant wait to see what you do with this 5 acre lot in Potomac! Love your work and I know it will be a stunner! Congrats!
Highly likely to recommend
09/09/2014
bassm309
Helped me buy and sell homes
Very excellent real estate agents. My family has been dealing business with them over 10 years. When i first but my condo , Mr. Kuraishi made sure I bought the right condo for a short term investment. And it turned out to be the right one. Very organized , made it simple and fast for buying the condo and for selling it, and answered all the questions i had when I didn't understand. I highly recommend Samer Kuraishi Group. Thank you guys again!
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Thank you so much for the kind words! Your family has been a pleasure to with for the last decade and cant wait to help you for the next 100+ years! Appreciate the opportunity as always and belief in our company!
Highly likely to recommend
09/03/2014
user65196638
Helped me buy and sell homes
Angie was spectacular. She was professional, smart, savvy and patient. From the moment she returned my call (on very short notice) she was flexible, listened to exactly what we wanted and stuck with us until we found it. In the couplel weeks we looked, Angie was persistent, she was willing to meet us whenever we were available and she always had a good list that matched our interest. We never wasted our time and with everything she selected we learned more and refined our choices better. She was terrific, we could not be happier with our apartment and owe it all to Angie. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Congrats!!!! You got such a nice property! Way to hang in there and make it happen with us! We pride ourselves on the best service we can provide to our clients and making sure we are there very step of the way with you :) Angie Lundy is a master at her craft! Thank you for letting us be a part of your home buying experience!
Highly likely to recommend
09/02/2014
sam greenberg11
Helped me find a home to rent
Areej was a fantastic agent and super helpful! She was available around the clock to help me with whatever I needed and to answer any questions. She helped make my moving process a lot easier and I would not only use her as an agent again but recommend her as well!
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Sam, Thank you so much for the opportunity to help you with your rental in VA, welcome to the area! It was a pleasure to work with you and I know we will be working together for many years to come! Again congrats from all of us at AK!
Highly likely to recommend
09/01/2014
Ada E
Helped me buy home
My realtor, Areej Kuraishi of AK Realtors is simply amazing! As a first time home buyer, Areej walked me through the process every step of the way. She was extremely responsive and got back to me promptly. She was on top of every detail and gave me regular and on time updates. Areej is so wonderful to work with - she is very personable and positive, and her can-do attitude made what can be a daunting process seem doable and manageable. Areej is very professional and knowledgeable. She responded to my questions accurately and provided more clarity when I needed it. She coordinated and negotiated well with other professionals involved in the process. I did not have to worry about any part of the process of my home search because Areej took the time to know and understand what my needs were, and she ran with it. She took me to see properties that met my criteria, she gave me honest guidance and information; I always felt she had my best interest at heart and really wanted me to find the home that was best for me. I never felt pressured by her and she took the pressure of me throughout the process. I can't say enough about working with Areej! She was truly an awesome partner in finding my dream home. Last Friday I closed on that dream home! (Thanks, Areej! You totally rock!!) I already miss not having her as my realtor now that I have closed but I know I will call on her again and again for other real estate interests. I highly recommend Areej and have been raving to all my friends about her. You are not likely to find too many agents that will handle your business the way Areej would. She is one of a kind! Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Woohoo!!! What a journey right? You were amazing to work with and definitely are sad the process is over but more importantly we made a great friend and will always be there by your side as all grow in life! Congrats on your new place! And thank you for having so much faith in Areej Kuraishi and AK!
Highly likely to recommend
08/29/2014
zuser20140622091814137
Helped me find a home to rent
My name is Shahidah Abdul-Ali. Donta Butler is the agent that assisted my family in securing this townhouse. He was very knowledgeable with regard to the property itself, the neighborhood, and with the lease agreement. As well, he was very accommodating to us, willing to meet with us at times and locations that were convenient to us. I would recommend him as an agent to see when leasing or buying a home. He's the best! Thanks Donta. We really appreciate your assistance.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Congrats on your new rental property! We are so happy for you!! Donta Butler is at the top of his game when it comes making sure his clients receive the best service and care. He is a closer and we are appreciative of the opportunity to help you!
Highly likely to recommend
08/18/2014
zuser20140618082946263
Helped me find a home to rent
I had great experience with Marina Bogatine for finding a rental home in Urbana. Since we were not local, she scheduled two tours for us through Skype. She was thorough at presenting each townhouse, telling us pros and cons and helping us make decisions. She was highly responsive, through email and phone, even at late nights and over weekends. I finally met Marina in person on our move-in date, which happened to be a Saturday. It was also the first time we saw the house. She made sure she was there for us during the walk-though. Now we have moved in and are very happy with the townhouse Marina recommended to us. I highly recommend Marina, and I will hire her for our next house hunting. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Marina Bogatine is a super star Agent! We are so pleased to have made it happen for you! I know you were out of town but thank god for technology right? Welcome to the area and we will be in touch when you are ready for your next home :)
Highly likely to recommend
08/12/2014
mmsiem
Helped me buy home
The realtor that helped us in our search was Areej Kuraishi, and she was extremely helpful in finding the right place for our daughter near her university. She was knowledgeable, knew what she was doing and helped us through the difficult process of buying a place in Fairfax VA. She helped us snag a place as it came on the market after the first house fell through, and was there to answer any questions that we may have had. We would definitely recommend her and the realtor group to anyone buying in the DC metro area Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Congrats!! Areej Kuraishi is very attentive and always puts her clients first! We are very happy that we made your recent purchase happen and will always be here for you in the future for all your real estate needs :)
Highly likely to recommend
08/08/2014
HaoHe
Helped me buy home
Samer's firm may be the best firm to buy real estates in Greater DC area. The firm is, Very responsive. Professional, comfortable to communicate with. A great group of people to do business with. We had hesitations and emergencies for quite a bit. Samer and Areej coordinated the situations seemlessly at my best interest. The firm does business and means business.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Alan and Ivy you both were a pleasure to work with! Though we did your deal with out you seeing it, I knew in the end you would love the 12th floor view over looking the city! We appreciate the kind words and are so happy that everything worked out! We know buying your first home can have a quick learning curve but you guys hung in there and made it happen!!
Highly likely to recommend
08/07/2014
skyrunner262
Helped me find a home to rent
Areej was instrumental in assisting me with finding the ideal home for me. She was always timely and responsive to my requests. She has extensive knowledge about both the rental and buying market and local neighborhoods. Her use of technology at the appointments expedited gathering information. She was comprehensive when establishing contracts and negotiating. She has a pleasant personality and was easy to communicate with related to my goals.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Kara such kind words! You were super cool to work with! Way to hang in there while we found you the right rental that fit your needs! Hope the move went well without any hiccups :) Thank you again for the opportunity!
Highly likely to recommend
08/07/2014
masogabi
Helped me buy and sell homes
This was the most agent who I initially contacted on Zillow. The agent was immediately responsive and incredibly helpful. It was thanks to the agent that I found our house and was able to smoothly go through a very complicated process of bidding and purchase.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Can we say yay!! After 3 contracts written we got you the house of your dreams! Multiple offers did not stop us from winning, we may not have been the highest offer but we sure won it by being the strongest! Being creative in this HOT market can be the key to success! We take pride in our work and being cutting edge and savy with our aggressive protection of our buyers! In the end we came out on top together! Thanks again for putting your faith in AK!
Highly likely to recommend
08/05/2014
tcarpiof1
Helped me buy home
Working with Megan Bedard and the A-K Real Estate team was one of the best, and most professional experiences we've ever had. This was our first time buying a house, and we didn't realize how intensive, and exhausting the process can be. Megan helped us get through every step of the way. She answered every question we had, and even the ones we never even thought of. Megan is very professional, friendly, patient, and communicative. My wife and I can't express enough how happy we are to have worked with Megan. It was truly a pleasure having her on our team. I don't think we would have found the perfect home without her. We look forward to recommending her and the A-K Real Estate team to everyone. Thank You Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Megan is an outstanding Realtor and has mastered her craft! So happy that we were able to help you reach your housing goals! We will always be here for you!
Highly likely to recommend
08/04/2014
neverjon
Helped me buy home
Areej was so much fun to work with! As a real estate investor, it is very hard to shop for a primary residence. The investor tendencies are just too strong! Areej did a great job of understanding my needs, and asked me the questions that I needed to hear, not just what I wanted to hear. Her patience and motivation both have no end! We spent months working together. Yet, when things popped up last minute, she was somehow always available, nights, weekends, and even holidays. The only thing she missed was the actual closing! I could not recommend her more! Out of fairness, I did start out by working with Samer because of his Zillow reputation. All of the above statements apply to him. I'm thrilled to have worked with them both. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Mr. Newman! Congrats my man! What a ride we went on! I know we started together and my partner Areej Kuraishi took over and got us to the finish line! So glad it worked out and you were a pleasure to work with! We wish you great success for many years to come!
Highly likely to recommend
08/01/2014
user8200416
Helped me buy home
Chris Chambers (an associate at A-K) truly made our dream come true. At our first visit, we knew this home was the one. Chris was attentive and supportive of us at every step of the way. He was knowledgable about the process, which - as first time home-buyers - was really important to us. He was trustworthy and honest and gave us frank and very useful advice. He answered questions at all hours of the day, and truly went the extra mile with the sellers to ensure that the deal went through. We couldn't be happier in our new home, and we owe it all to Chris and A-K real estate. Thank you so much for helping us make our dream come true! Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Thank you so much for your confidence in Chris Chambers and our team here at AK, Chris is a super Agent who only puts his clients first before anything else. He works day and night to make it happen! It is rare to find someone who does not look at real estate as a job but as life and how he can help others achieve what they want! Congrats again and thank you for the opportunity!
Highly likely to recommend
07/31/2014
samthegreenberg
Helped me find a home to rent
Super helpful, super kind and on time. Friendly, professional, and a pleasure to work with. Would recommended to anyone looking. Punctual and replied to all forms of communication promptly. Best agent I've ever worked with!!
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Areej Kuraishi is in a league of her own! She takes care of each and everyone of her clients like no other! So glad we were able to find you and your group a rental that suited your needs. We look forward to working with you again!
Highly likely to recommend
07/30/2014
user83827986
Helped me buy home
Marco Wong with A-K Real Estate helped me tremendously with buying my first house. It was a bank owned property, he walked me through the process and taught me a few things for future reference. Marco is a very reliable person, and I knew that I would be able to land this property once I knew he was handling the situation. He is very responsible, and manages his, and my time very wisely. There were little problems with paperwork with the company I was working with to get the house, but Marco made things move very swiftly. I would recommend Marco as a real estate agent to anyone wanting to buy a home. Marco made things so easy, and the process incredibly fast. I am now a happy owner of my first home! Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Congrats on your new home!! Being a first time buyer can be stressful especially walking down a path you have never been before. We strive ourselves on making sure every Agent in our firm gets our clients to the finish line with care and great service! Marco is the man and is top notch at what he does! We appreciate the opportunity to make it happen for you!
Highly likely to recommend
07/30/2014
casey burgat
Helped me buy home
Samer: As I'm sure you are aware, Sara and I closed on our house in Hyattsville this morning without a hitch. I know we presented a few abnormal challenges (being out-of-state, closing in Colorado, etc.) but I just wanted to send you a quick note bragging about the team you've put together. I told Chris this, but I was recommended a realtor out of the different agency when we started our search at the beginning of May. After just one phone call I realized that she was not going to work for us and after 10 minutes of Internet research, your firm was clearly the one that I wanted to deal with. Chris replied to my inquiry no more than 30 minutes after I submitted it, and ever since then he had been one of the most professional, responsive, and thorough agents I've ever had the pleasure of dealing with. We took up nearly 3 full days of his time while we conducted our search, yet he was there each morning ready and excited to help us make this big transition. After we narrowed our search to a few properties, Majida showed up and presented another perfect personality to complete the team. After our first house fell through due to the inspection, we wasted zero time in throwing out multiple offers on several other properties all managed perfectly by Chris and Majida, despite the time zone differences weekends, an out of country work trip for me, and unbelievably fast turnarounds needed. Don't let either of these two go. This is all the way of giving you the biggest compliment I can offer in creating a firm and a team that we would be proud to recommend to anyone and everyone. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Casey! Whats up my man! You and Sara are exactly why this business is so fun, rewarding and of course challenging! Right from the start we hit the ground running seeking out exactly what you guys wanted. Being a remote deal was an obstacle but also being very transparent as we are on all deals that made it easier for all :) It was a pleasure helping you guys obtain your home here in the DMV! Cant wait for the house warming! Thank you again for your faith in our group at AK!
Highly likely to recommend
07/27/2014
chrishozik
Helped me find tenant for rental
A-K Real Estate has continued to manage my investment property in Federal Hill, Baltimore. A-K successfully listed, marketed, and and approved a new tenant when we were under a major time crunch. Samer, Angel and company are always very professional and willing to go above and beyond what is asked. They make the entire process very smooth and stress free, which is important since I live across the country. I would recommend A-K's services for any real estate needs.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Chris thank you so much for working with us again on renting your property out in Baltimore! At the end of the day we did it! Thank you for all your efforts as I know you are in California and working on deals remote can be challenging but as always we made it happen! Thank you again and all the best! See you next year!
Highly likely to recommend
07/22/2014
cici29
Helped me find a home to rent
Angie has been highly recommended by a family friend and I must say she is the kindnessest , honest, smart and helpful realtor I ever meet. Her knowledge and persistence got us a beautiful rental home and made the process easy and enjoyable. If you ever need someone that listens and the advises she is the one. We love her and she will always be the only realtor we will ever use.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Thank you so much for the amazing review! Angie is a superstar Agent and always has her clients best interest at heart! So glad we were able to help you with your goals! Thanks again for the opportunity!
Highly likely to recommend
07/17/2014
user882961
Helped me buy home
I was interested in a home purchase and was looking for a realtor when I found AK Real Estate online at zillow.com. After reading the reviews I decided to try them out as this was my first purchase. From the point of contact until closing, it has been one of the greatest experiences I have encountered. My Realtor, Areej Kuraishi was just outstanding , she was highly knowledgable in real estate and delivered solutions to every aspect in the mortgage process. Her follow up and responses to questions were swift and immediate. I would highly recommend AK Real estate to anyone whose interested in making a purchase while having a great experience. If your'e looking for excellence in service I would specifically ask for Areej Kuraishi. Thank you AK Real Estate (Areej) , for making our dream a reality ! Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Congrats!!! Thank you so much for the opportunity to help you find your new home! We cannot wait for the house warming!!
Do not recommend
07/15/2014
cpejs01
None. We connected, but it did not work out.
Never got back to me with details on coop I was looking at..we talked but they never followed through...they did inform of difference in coop vs condo...
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
We hate to hear that you had anything less than an outstanding real estate experience. After researching the particulars, it looks like this was a simple miscommunication and, for that, we are truly sorry. When our agent initially spoke to you, you indicated that you wanted to first review the cooperative documents for the property to ensure it fit your needs. Our A-K agent provided you with those documents and emailed and spoke to you several times thereafter to schedule a time to see the property. After several attempts, our A-K was still unable to nail down a date and time and, therefore, she thought that you were no longer interested. At A-K, every client is very important to us and our main priority is to thoroughly answer all of your questions and exceed all of your expectations. If you can provide me with the best contact information, I would love to connect with you and discuss any concerns you may have or get you moving to the finish line. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/15/2014
laikadiesel
Listed and sold a home
Angie was exceptional to work with as was Samer. I would use their services again in a heart beat. I had to sell my childhood home of 56+ year remotely from Oregon and Angie was always able to answer my questions and sooth my concerns about selling the house remotely. They were always responsive in a very short period of time.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Judy! Thank you so much for the opportunity! I can tell you now - wow what a deal!! So many obstacles but nothing that we couldnt over come! So happy for you and your family! Always here for you!
Highly likely to recommend
07/15/2014
oreganb
Helped me buy home
My wife and I stumbled upon Angie Garcia and Leslie Shafer by luck of the draw (she was the first to respond to our inquiry about a certain property). What luck!! Leslie and Angie became our buyer's agents because they proved they knew, bar none, what they were doing. In terms of diligence, responsiveness, and knowledge, I cannot say we were disappointed. On the contrary, in the modern era of ultra-strict lending standards, Angie and Leslie knew not only how to negotiate a deal that was superb, they had the personal skills to "smooth our ruffled feathers" whenever there was an annoying "bump in the road" on the way to our home purchase. Specifically, Leslie and Angie were zealous in their pursuit of the best possible deal for us, and in securing that deal, their efforts were ceaseless, and their communication outstanding. We recommend, in the strongest possible terms, that in seeking agents with the fortitude and skills to make homebuying as stress-free and as lucrative as possible, you make Angie and Leslie your agents. Less ... More
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Leslie Shafer and Angie Garcia are out of this world AMAZING AT WHAT THEY DO! We are so thankful for the opportunity to help attain all your goals in the home buying process! We are so happy for you and wish you continued success! Always here for you from your AK Family :)
Highly likely to recommend
07/12/2014
jenmichgut
Helped me find a home to rent
Areej Kuraishi from Samer Kuraishi Group was incredibly helpful throughout the whole apartment finding process. She helped me narrow down apartments based on my exact criteria (no matter how many times I decided on something different). She was very accessible and responsive to any questions I had. I would definitely recommend this team to anyone looking for an apartment in the DMV area!!
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Congrats on the new DIGS! Great location in Arlington especially that you can get on the metro and be in Georgetown in minutes walking!! Best of both worlds! Let us know when the house warming party will be!! Thank you again for the opportunity!
Highly likely to recommend
07/11/2014
srinivasat
Helped me buy home
I worked with Samer on the purchase of a new single family home in clarksburg area. Samer has great local knowledge, responsive and took time to answer all my questions. Instead of wasting words, I would like to just say that, I am so impressed with Samer that, I made my friends to work with Samer even after they signed up with another agent.
Response fromSamer Kuraishi Group
Yay Sri!!!! What a process! We finally got the new home built to your liking! And in turn we rented out your townhouse! I remember 1 year ago when we sat down to come up with the plan and we executed it! Thank you again for the opportunity! Wish you many years of great success!
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!
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
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
04/09/2014
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!
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