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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
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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 :)


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05/07/2013 - user0147075
Sold a Townhouse home in 2013 for approximately $175K in Montgomery Village, MD.
Excellent service in handling the selling of my Mother's home in Montgomery Village, MD. Very prompt response to any questions I had, always had a solution to the issues that came up. Uses technology to complete the transaction, made it very easy and convenient to get the paperwork done. From start to finish, he was extremely professional and competent, I would use him again in a heartbeat.
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Response from Samer Kuraishi on 09/10/2013
It was great to see multiple offers on your home and get more than list price in the first few days on the market! All the best moving forward!


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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!
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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!


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07/04/2011 - Mahaliaj
Sold a Condo home in 2011 for approximately $75K in Lanham, MD.
Samer Kuraishi assisted me with selling my house at a very crucial time in the process. After over two years of having a reputable lawyer negotiate with my mortgatge company to work with me after being unemplyed for 9 months and underemployed for another 10 months ( I was continually 'not approved' for the Making Home Affordable Mortgage government program), I had to change tactics fast and seek the short sale process. Emotionally exhausted, tired of getting pre-foreclosure letters and calls, and ready to let go, it was recommended that I call Sam. We began our conversation in January of this year and, as soon as Sam heard my story, he immediately took charge and promised to fight for me, not charge me more than the nominal fee that was required for the lawyer to re-open my case, and negotiate with every involved party to the end. He only asked that I be up front and let him know of all the liens, judgments and any correspondences that I had so that he could negotiate with a clear understanding of what he faced.

Because of Sam's excellent customer service, professional and knowledgeable team, superior problem solving and negotiation skills, honesty, relentless work ethic and belief in winning what looked like an impossible case to win, I was able to close on my home on July 1 of this year. What was amazing was that I walked away from a house that I owed $300,000 on (but in 2011 was valued at less than half of that) and the bank approved a buyer's price of $64,000, mainly because of mold and flooding issues in my basement. I also had liens on the house because of HOA fees. The day that I went to the table, I found out that the liens were lifted, the bank chose not to pursue me any further for the substantial loss that they took, and the money that I had to bring at closing I was able to keep with the last HUD 1 Settlement document results. I OWE NOTHING. I count that an awesome blessing, and I have peace of mind. That, alone, is priceless! Thank you, Samer! I am so very grateful.
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Response from Samer Kuraishi on 04/09/2014
Thank you so much for your faith in my services to get you released of all your debt! It was a long a road but we did it! Short sales are not easy but they can be if you know what you are doing! Here for you always! SK


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07/15/2014 - laikadiesel
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $300K in Silver Spring, MD.
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.
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Response from Samer Kuraishi on 07/16/2014
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!


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07/15/2014 - oreganb
Bought a home in 2014.
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.
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Response from Samer Kuraishi on 07/16/2014
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 :)


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07/12/2014 - jenmichgut
Helped me rent a home.
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!!
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Response from Samer Kuraishi on 07/14/2014
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!


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07/11/2014 - srinivasat
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Clarksburg, MD.
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.
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Response from Samer Kuraishi on 07/14/2014
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!


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07/09/2014 - mjames14
Bought a Townhouse home in 2014 in Greenmount West, Baltimore, MD.
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!!!

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Response from Samer Kuraishi on 07/10/2014
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!!


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07/09/2014 - user21359455
Helped me rent a Townhouse home in River Terrace, Washington, DC.
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.
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Response from Samer Kuraishi on 07/10/2014
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!


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