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A-K Real Estate, Inc. ("A-K") offers a diverse, motivated group of real estate professionals—all of whom are dedicated to putting the DC Metropolitan clients' needs first.  Using the most cutting edge technology and providing constant education and training, A-K's agents are always prepared and ahead of the market.  These efforts have paid off because, most recently, Real Trends ranked A-K #2 in most units sold in the DC Metropolitan area and #107 in top producing brokerages nationwide on the Wall Street Journal.

Premier Zillow Agent, Samer Kuraishi, leads A-K's group of professionals.  Samer is licensed in Maryland, DC and Virginia and holds the distinguished Certified Distressed Property Expert designation for short sales and foreclosures. With the largest presence on Zillow nationwide and nearly 300 glowing reviews from satisfied customers to show for it, Samer is well-known among the real estate tech-savvy.  Having consulted and presented to numerous real estate investment groups and technology organizations nationwide, Samer is a trend setter in the real estate social media world.

In building the A-K group, Samer carefully hand-selects each A-K Agent and instills in them A-K's drive to constantly improve the client experience through technology, creativity, service, and truly understanding the client's needs. Samer ensures that A-K Agents receive comprehensive and ongoing training in all aspects of the home buying and listing process.  From home inspections to skilled negotiation tactics, A-K agents are well-prepared to represent their clients.  Supported by experienced management and legal counsel, A-K Agents are able to provide the highest level of customer service.  Yet, A-K Agents are always striving to be better. 

For over 25 years, A-K has sought to improve the real estate experience for its clients and it will continue to do so for another 25 years or more. Having thoroughly vetted lenders, home inspectors, contractors, title professionals and others, A-K provides a seamless transaction from beginning to end. And, to better serve the diverse population of the DC Metropolitan area, A-K offers Agents fluent in many languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, French, Armenian, Russian, Hindi, Urdu, Korean and Cantonese.  A-K's commitment to improving the client experience has allowed it to sell more than a half-billion dollars of real estate in just the last three years alone.  Despite its success, however, A-K strives to do better – always better!  That is the A-K way!  At A-K We Make It Happen!   

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      - Highly likely to recommend
      03/23/2012 - nktdjt
      Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $75K in Frederick, MD.
      You might not find a direr situation than my own. Before I met Samer Kuraishi of A-K Real Estate, I had negative equity in an Investment Property, a LOT of land, 5633 Bartonsville Rd Frederick, MD 21704 that had a fair market value of at least $210,000 LESS than my Loan Amount. In other words I: - was Facing Foreclosure - was Facing a Deficiency Judgment of $210,000+ upon Short Sale or Foreclosure. - owned Property difficult to sell, a LOT of land. - had a Lender that was uncooperative and wouldn't accept reasonable offers Samer Kuraishi’s knowledge, ability, and hard work ethic has significantly contributed to my family’s long-term financial stability. Samer was successfully able to: (1) Complete a Short Sale of my investment property and (2) Help me avoid a DEFICIENCY JUDGMENT by NEGOTIATING with my lender on my behalf. I was relieved of over $210,000 of debt owed to my lender and avoided a “foreclosure” on my credit. At closing I was reviewing the closing docs and to my amazement, the lender signed an agreement to not pursue a deficiency judgment. Unbelievable this was pulled off! This means now I can qualify for college tuition loans for my children, keep my security clearance, qualify to buy a home next year (opposed to waiting 7 yrs if I foreclosed), and most importantly, be DEBT FREE. I contacted Samer Kuraishi less than 6 months ago to assist with the short sale of my Investment Property, which was a Lot (Land). In 2010 and 2011, I worked with 3 other mainstream realtors, each with 20+ years of experience and a specialization in short sales. They were unsuccessful in attempts to attract any offers. Within 1 month of working with Samer I had an offer, and now, just 3 months later, the bane of my existence, my Investment Property, was sold and I avoided a Deficiency Judgment. WHAT A RELIEF! There are a lot of great real estate agents and realtors out there but very few have the special ability to NEGOTIATE. The buyer of my property was a cash investor in bank owned short sale properties whom had known Samer for a long time, one of many that I assume is a result of A-K Real Estate’s reputation for premium service. I will leave you with a few takeaways from my experience with A-K... - Less than 24 hr Response, Simple Transparent Process, Quick Short Sale - Avoided Foreclosure, Avoided $200k Deficiency Judgment, Saved my Credit THANK YOU Samer Kuraishi and A-K Real Estate! GOODBYE to 5633 Bartonsville Rd Frederick, MD 21704  MoreLess
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      Response from Samer Kuraishi on 06/11/2014
      It was a pleasure working with you through short sale process! Appreciate your patience as we call the short sale the long sale :)

       

      - Highly likely to recommend
      10/02/2012 - user7587815
      Bought a Cooperative home in 2012 in Bethesda, MD.
      Just awesome! Enthusiastic, friendly, expert, go-getter, responsive, passionate, and a clear vision – the first few words that come to my mind as I’m writing my review for Sam. For a first time home buyer and someone that worries about things even when there is nothing to worry about, my mind was always at ease working with Sam. Any questions I had were answered in a matter of minutes. Honestly, in the two years working with Sam to find the perfect place for me I never waited any longer than 5 minutes for a response to an email or a phone call, it’s bizarre really! No where do you find that level of customer service these days. You literally feel like you are the only person he is working with to help find a home, when clearly, that is not the case. If you use Sam and his team you will not be disappointed, actually, you will likely feel more at ease knowing that he is working for you. The whole team has a level of professionalism that is unparalleled. Thank you, thank you, thank you!  MoreLess
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      Response from Samer Kuraishi on 09/10/2013
      Thanks again for working with myself and my company! We appreciate your business and are very happy for you!! Always here for you!

       

      - Will never recommend
      08/07/2013 - sghannam211
      Listed, but didn't sell my Townhouse home in 2013 in Ashburn, VA.
      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.
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      Response from Samer Kuraishi on 06/11/2014
      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.

       

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