Real Estate Professional (16 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Foreclosure,
Short-Sale

Add personality to your profile! Tell the community about yourself, your home, and your profession.

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 #1 in most units and #2 in volume sold in the DC Metropolitan area and #44 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 over 400+ 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 26 years, A-K has sought to improve the Real Estate experience for its clients and it will continue to do so for another 26 years and beyond. 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!   

More Less 
About Samer Kuraishi Group: <p>A-K Real Estate, Inc. ("A-K") offers a diverse, motivated group of Real Estate Professionals&mdash;all of whom are dedicated to putting the DC Metropolitan clients' needs first.&nbsp; Using the most cutting edge technology and providing constant education and training, A-K's Agents are always prepared and ahead of the market.&nbsp; These efforts have paid off because, most recently, Real Trends ranked A-K #1 in most units and #2 in volume sold in the DC Metropolitan area and #44 in Top Producing Brokerages Nationwide on the Wall Street Journal. </p> <p>Premier Zillow Agent, Samer Kuraishi, leads A-K's Group of Professionals.&nbsp; 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 over 400+ glowing reviews from satisfied customers to show for it, Samer is well-known among the real estate tech-savvy.&nbsp; 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.</p> <p>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. &nbsp;From home inspections to skilled negotiation tactics, A-K Agents are well-prepared to represent their clients.&nbsp; Supported by experienced management and legal counsel, A-K Agents are able to provide the highest level of customer service.&nbsp; Yet, A-K Agents are always striving to be better.&nbsp; </p> <p> </p> <p>For over 26 years, A-K has sought to improve the Real Estate experience for its clients and it will continue to do so for another 26 years and beyond. 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.&nbsp; 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.&nbsp; Despite its success, however, A-K strives to do better &ndash; always better!&nbsp; That is the A-K way!&nbsp; At A-K We Make It Happen! &nbsp;&nbsp;</p>

Premier Lenders

 
Profile picture for CodyKessler
(14)
(240) 403-7233
NMLS# 182716

The premier lender and the agent have a financial relationship and pay to advertise on this page. Zillow and the agents do not recommend or endorse any of the premier lenders. For more information on Zillow advertising practices, see Zillow’s Terms of Use & Privacy.

Listings & Sales  

  • For Sale
  • For Rent
  • Sold

Active Listings  

(24)
Property Address
Bed / Bath
Price

Past Sales  

(750 all-time)
Property Address
Represented
Sold Date
Price
Buyer
07/30/2015
$151,000

Report a problem with the transaction

07/30/2015 - Buyer - $151,000

Please enter a valid email address.

Transaction flagged

We will review this transaction. If changes are necessary, it may take up to 2 weeks for corrections to appear on Zillow. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.

Buyer
07/30/2015
$248,999

Report a problem with the transaction

07/30/2015 - Buyer - $248,999

Please enter a valid email address.

Transaction flagged

We will review this transaction. If changes are necessary, it may take up to 2 weeks for corrections to appear on Zillow. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.

Buyer
07/24/2015
$460,000

Report a problem with the transaction

07/24/2015 - Buyer - $460,000

Please enter a valid email address.

Transaction flagged

We will review this transaction. If changes are necessary, it may take up to 2 weeks for corrections to appear on Zillow. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.

Seller
07/24/2015
$150,000

Report a problem with the transaction

07/24/2015 - Seller - $150,000

Please enter a valid email address.

Transaction flagged

We will review this transaction. If changes are necessary, it may take up to 2 weeks for corrections to appear on Zillow. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.

Buyer
07/23/2015
$234,900

Report a problem with the transaction

07/23/2015 - Buyer - $234,900

Please enter a valid email address.

Transaction flagged

We will review this transaction. If changes are necessary, it may take up to 2 weeks for corrections to appear on Zillow. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.

Team reviews

Leslie is amazing! I wasn't even in the market for a home when I found a nice little gem on a Saturday morning that had just gone on the market. I had to leave town the next morning early before the open house the next day, but Leslie was able to get an agent to open the house for me within a couple of hours of my email to her. Two days later, we were putting down an offer and now I'm a happy first home owner! I knew nothing about this entire process and Leslie walked me through it step by step, answered all of my questions quickly and eased some of my anxieties going through this process the first time. I'm moving in this week and am totally thrilled. Leslie is responsive, knowledgeable about the market, knows what is a good deal and what to avoid (and will tell you), and makes the process as smooth as possible -- all the way through closing and walking you into your new home! I would absolutely work with Leslie again and would highly recommend her to everyone I know.

  

07/29/2015 - shaferica
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $625K in Georgetown, Washington, DC.
Primary point of contact: Leslie Shafer

Leslie is amazing! I wasn't even in the market for a home when I found a nice little gem on a Saturday morning that had just gone on the market. I had to leave town the next morning early before the open house the next day, but Leslie was able to get an agent to open the house for me within a couple of hours of my email to her. Two days later, we were putting down an offer and now I'm a happy first home owner! I knew nothing about this entire process and Leslie walked me through it step by step, answered all of my questions quickly and eased some of my anxieties going through this process the first time. I'm moving in this week and am totally thrilled. Leslie is responsive, knowledgeable about the market, knows what is a good deal and what to avoid (and will tell you), and makes the process as smooth as possible -- all the way through closing and walking you into your new home! I would absolutely work with Leslie again and would highly recommend her to everyone I know.  More Less 

Profile picture for Samer Kuraishi Group
Response from Samer Kuraishi on 08/01/2015

We heard you bought Alexander Bell's house in Georgetown! Congrats that is amazing! Thank you for entrusting us to be the ones to help you with your first purchase! Leslie Shafer is a rock star Agent who takes great strides in ensuring her clients have the best experience while buying their home. While buying a home can be daunting - she makes her clients feel like it as easy as buying ice cream! Thank you again for your faith in Leslie and our company here at A-K!

 

  

07/25/2015 - dbrooks380
Bought a Condo home in 2015 in Columbia Heights, Washington, DC.

I worked with Hovick Suleymanian at AK and had a great home buying experience. I would have been completely lost with the complex the DC home buying experience without Hovick's help. Hovick's responsiveness and expertise made the whole process easy and enjoyable.

Profile picture for Samer Kuraishi Group
Response from Samer Kuraishi on 07/29/2015

We are very thankful for your business and trust in us making your first home purchase a reality! Hovick takes great strides in ensuring his clients are happy and get what they want. You are not buying a pair of jeans but a lifestyle and an investment and with that said here at A-K we take that very seriously. Congrats and we are here for you always!

 

  

07/24/2015 - bazilikus
Bought a Condo home in 2015 in Silver Spring, MD.

“A-K” was one of the several groups I contacted on Zillow. When I placed my requests I specifically asked realtors to reply via email, even though I was required to provide my phone number. Sameer was one of the few who didn’t instantly bust my phone calling and text messaging. Those few were further narrowed down by the ability to follow up and provide specific answers. I was moving from CA to MD and wanted to buy property fast; I knew nothing about property in DMV other than what I read online. The effectiveness was of essence. For the viewing of condos and further processing I was assigned to agent Chris Chambers. The availability and responsiveness of this guy was rather amazing. After viewing two condos and talking for a bit, he honestly expressed his vision of my situation, which helped us narrow down the search and pick the winner in the next hour or so. The rest was paperwork. Chris was extremely helpful in negotiating the price with the seller and the interest rate with the bank. He answered all my emails and text messages within one hour at the most (usually 15-30 minutes), facilitated interactions with the bank and the title company. My modest estimate is that I probably saved around 6-7K on the cost of the condo and mortgage in the end. Of note, the services of the title company were a bit more expensive than I expected. There were also a couple of minor discrepancies in regard to the property. However, after some negotiation at the settlement table all was resolved by a satisfactory compensation to the buyer (me). In conclusion, I closed on a condo in 30 days at the target price and no surprises. I highly recommend “A-K”, in particular Chris Chambers, who I had great pleasure to work with.  More Less 

Profile picture for Samer Kuraishi Group
Response from Samer Kuraishi on 07/29/2015

We did it! Another goal met! Chris Chambers goes above and beyond every single time for this client(s)! He is very organized and skilled in the art of negotiation and knowing how to angle offers correctly to put the client(s) needs first! Congrats again on your first purchase and welcome to Maryland!

 

Service Areas