Real Estate Professional (16 years experience)

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

Team reviews

I hired Hovick Suleymanian as my realtor who works for the Samer Kuraishi Group. The first time I met Hovick, my impression of him was that he was honest and direct. Those were two of the key things I was looking for in a realtor. Initially, I did not select him as my realtor because he didn’t work the area I was most interested in, as much as a few other realtors I had spoken to (believing they would have known that market better). After using a few other realtors, that put their interests ahead of mine, did not know how to do comparison analyses (comps) and were more interested in showing me homes they thought were good for me vs what I was interested in, I went back to Hovick. For the record, Hovick’s lack of experience working that area was not a detriment at all. My experience tells me that a good realtor can effectively work any area. We looked at a lot of houses over six months and weren’t finding homes that captured my interest. I hereby give Hovick credit for thinking outside of the box, to find other alternatives that would possibly meet my housing needs. Throughout this process, we did see a few homes I liked, one was overpriced, another one someone else beat me to and a third one that I opted to pass on because I made an offer on a house I had previously seen (that I had initially really liked) and had gone off of the market (the day after I saw it and had told my previous realtor to put an offer on it). During the offer/acceptance process on the house I did make an offer on, it became apparent to me that that home didn’t fit my needs as well as I initially thought. We ended up withdrawing my offer based on shortcomings found in the home inspection. In the end, we did find a house that I liked and bought. I found Hovick to be very knowledgeable during the entire offer/acceptance/home inspection/mortgage/closing process. He was even more knowledgeable than some of the other professionals we worked with in these processes (for example: he was able to answer a few questions the closing agent would have been expected to answer and couldn’t). Hovick was very professional throughout the process. He was easy to work with, he made arrangements for his wife Lina or other agents from his office to meet me and show me properties when he was unavailable and he returned phone calls promptly. Hovick is a bright, friendly guy and I would whole-heartedly recommend him to my family and friends. If I ever have to buy or sell real estate again, Hovick will be the first realtor I call.

  

07/23/2015 - carlgirard69
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $275K in Fort Washington, MD.
Primary point of contact: Hovick Suleymanian

I hired Hovick Suleymanian as my realtor who works for the Samer Kuraishi Group. The first time I met Hovick, my impression of him was that he was honest and direct. Those were two of the key things I was looking for in a realtor. Initially, I did not select him as my realtor because he didn’t work the area I was most interested in, as much as a few other realtors I had spoken to (believing they would have known that market better). After using a few other realtors, that put their interests ahead of mine, did not know how to do comparison analyses (comps) and were more interested in showing me homes they thought were good for me vs what I was interested in, I went back to Hovick. For the record, Hovick’s lack of experience working that area was not a detriment at all. My experience tells me that a good realtor can effectively work any area. We looked at a lot of houses over six months and weren’t finding homes that captured my interest. I hereby give Hovick credit for thinking outside of the box, to find other alternatives that would possibly meet my housing needs. Throughout this process, we did see a few homes I liked, one was overpriced, another one someone else beat me to and a third one that I opted to pass on because I made an offer on a house I had previously seen (that I had initially really liked) and had gone off of the market (the day after I saw it and had told my previous realtor to put an offer on it). During the offer/acceptance process on the house I did make an offer on, it became apparent to me that that home didn’t fit my needs as well as I initially thought. We ended up withdrawing my offer based on shortcomings found in the home inspection. In the end, we did find a house that I liked and bought. I found Hovick to be very knowledgeable during the entire offer/acceptance/home inspection/mortgage/closing process. He was even more knowledgeable than some of the other professionals we worked with in these processes (for example: he was able to answer a few questions the closing agent would have been expected to answer and couldn’t). Hovick was very professional throughout the process. He was easy to work with, he made arrangements for his wife Lina or other agents from his office to meet me and show me properties when he was unavailable and he returned phone calls promptly. Hovick is a bright, friendly guy and I would whole-heartedly recommend him to my family and friends. If I ever have to buy or sell real estate again, Hovick will be the first realtor I call.

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Response from Samer Kuraishi on 07/27/2015

Wow! Thank you for the kind words! We take great strides in being the best and giving our clients the best experience in the business ! We are so happy you had a great experience with Hovick and the A-K Team! Congrats!

 

  

07/20/2015 - khalliday12
Sold a Townhouse home in 2015 for approximately $650K in Gaithersburg, MD.

Hovic really took the burden of the sales process off my plate and handled some tough negotiations really well. I highly recommend him. I sold the home because a pipe burst causing enough water damage that I lost my renter. Hovic helped me find a contractor to get the work done and got the property sold as quickly as I think it could have been. Kit

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Response from Samer Kuraishi on 07/22/2015

Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to sell your home in Gaithersburg, MD - it was off the market quick due to high demand and a great pricing analysis of the area. Having the right team goes a long way to making it to the finish line. Appreciate you trusting us to make it happen for you!

 

  

07/17/2015 - zuser20150708194825018
Sold a Condo home in 2015 for approximately $125K in Gaithersburg, MD.

I can't say enough good things about Samer Kuraishi who guided me through the successful selling of my condo. Real estate transactions are inherently nerve wracking, but with Samer I knew from the beginning that I was in very good hands. He allayed my concerns and was always very responsive to my questions. Samer is the best person anyone could have representing them because he excels at what he does and he really cares about his clients.

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Response from Samer Kuraishi on 07/20/2015

Thank you so much Barbara! I really enjoyed working with you in selling your condo! We got over list price and got it done in less than a week! You are a pleasure to work with and hope you have a safe trip to your new home out west! Always here for you!

 

  

07/13/2015 - deborah yenser
Helped me rent a Multi Family home in Buckingham, Arlington, VA.

This was my first time using a realtor and I was amazed at how easy and convenient it was! Zach and Areej went above and beyond for us in finding our apartment. They know the area well and were honest with us about our options and timing. I would recommend them to anyone! And never again will I try to find an apartment myself. Samer Kuraishi will be my first stop!

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Response from Samer Kuraishi on 07/14/2015

Congrats on your new unit in Arlington, VA! It was our pleasure to work with you to make it happen! We appreciate the confidence you had our team to make it happen for you!

 

  

07/13/2015 - jamie mera89
Helped me rent a Condo home in Buckingham, Arlington, VA.
Primary point of contact: Areej Kuraishi

I primarily worked with Areej Kuraishi and would strongly recommend her as an agent. This was my first time using a realtor to secure a rental and I was BLOWN away by how great Areej was to work with. Not only was she extremely fast with giving us property options to choose from and answering our questions almost immediately, but acted as our advocate with our property management company to negotiate repairs and lease terms on our behalf. She really made things happen which I don't think we would have been able to do on our own. Areej really went above and beyond in answering any of our questions and advocating for us even after we had completed our move. Having moved five times in the past four years, this was the smoothest and most stress-free transition I have ever had and I definitely credit that to Areej!

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Response from Samer Kuraishi on 07/14/2015

Regardless of a rental or a sale we treat every client the same as your goals matter to us! Service is a top priority to us at A-K and we are hear not only to listen to you but to accomplish your home needs! Congrats on the new place!

 

  

07/13/2015 - vy ma
Helped me rent a Single Family home in Ellicott City, MD.

I highly recommend Areej Kuraishi, she is so kind and wonderful! I was looking to rent a property close to work and was able to find it without hassle after looking at a few properties. She was also very professional and worked really hard to get exactly what I wanted. Her attention to detail is also very helpful in finding the best place. I am very happy that Areej was able to help me and I look forward to working with her again in the future!

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Response from Samer Kuraishi on 07/14/2015

Congrats on your new rental unit! Thank you for trusting us with the opportunity to find you the right home!

 

  

07/10/2015 - amal matar
Bought a Townhouse home in 2015 for approximately $400K in Fairfax, VA.

Areej was awesome! We were first-time home buyers and had absolutely no idea on how the process goes. She was there for us in each and every step, explained everything in details, was always engaged and responsive, answered every question we had anytime and was knowledgable, friendly, honest, reliable and simply amazing. Thank you very much, Areej! I'll definitely recommend you for my family and friends. All the best!

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Response from Samer Kuraishi on 07/13/2015

Congrats on your purchase! It is a hot market in Fairfax, VA and having an Agent like Areej Kuraishi on your side will get you what you want! Competing against multiple offers and knowing how to put your offer together to be the strongest of the group takes skill and experience! Nothing is better than seeing your client happy and know they are in a good place after their recent purchase! Always here for you!

 

  

07/10/2015 - shababsaad
Bought a Townhouse home in 2015 for approximately $275K in Beechfield, Baltimore, MD.
Primary point of contact: Areej Kuraishi

My wife and I had the pleasure to work with Areej Kuraishi and Ozzy Deniz. Both were available to take accompany us to 90% of all the properties we wanted to see. We felt that they were clear and concise and never held back in sharing their opinions about all the properties we visited. Areej helped a lot with the documentation process and was always keeping us in the loop with every minor change or update. There were some complications in the process but her attention to detail and promptness made sure overall the problems amounted to nothing. Ozzy was very knowledgeable with regards to the Baltimore area. Finding the right house is not an easy task, but both Areej and Ozzy made the process very smooth and transparent. I would love to work with them in the future and recommend them to my closest friends and family.

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Response from Samer Kuraishi on 07/11/2015

Ozzy and Areej are a great duo and you get both minds for the price of zero :) We are all about giving our clients the best customer experience out there! When buying a home it is already stressful and a major decision and we want to take you step by step through the process with comfort and ease as the process should be fun and enjoyable. Thank you for the opportunity and we are very very happy for you!

 

  

07/06/2015 - user3499725
Bought a home in 2015 in Arlington, DC 20330.
Primary point of contact: Areej Kuraishi

Areej Kuraishi was outstanding. We were looking for investment property and she was able to accommodate our needs based on our tight schedule to locate and purchase a home. She was knowledgeable and listened to our requests. She went above and beyond what we expected. Excellent Buyer’s Representative! She took care of Scheduling the Home inspection, getting the pre-approval. She was involved in each and every step and talking to the Lender Company from time to time to fasten the process. She even helped me to get the quotes for the contractors with the paint jobs. It’s a one stop shop, with my busy schedule she is exactly what I was looking and she rented out this property in 3 days. Thanks you so much for everything you did.

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Response from Samer Kuraishi on 07/06/2015

Yes! We did it!! What a ride right? Thank you so much for your patience and trust in us to make this dream come true! We enjoyed working with you from the beginning to the end! Keep in mind this is just the start of our relationship as we will be with you from now to forever :)

 

  

07/03/2015 - user20894596
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $500K in Springfield, VA.
Primary point of contact: Areej Kuraishi

It was our first home buying experience, and we are happy that Areej was with us. The process went smoothly thanks to her professionalism, knowledge and amazing attitude. Areej saved us a lot of money by negotiating a good deal on our home. She gave us helpful tips in order to make our offer stronger. Whenever we wanted to see a house, she was able to get us an appointment quickly. When our offer was accepted, Areej found us a very good home inspection company ( actually, she gave us a list of trusted companies, and we picked one from that list). She was there for the inspection, and for the re-insection, and then she went there at the end to make sure that all repairs are done properly. We couldn't come for the last part, so she sent us the pictures of all things repaired. No question or issue is too small or unimportant for her. She explained every little detail, really. She was always responsive, friendly and honest.h Dear Areej, thank you very much again! You are amazing, and we wish you thousands more of happy customers!

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Response from Samer Kuraishi on 07/04/2015

Alex congrats my friend!! We have come a long way to get to this point! Through many obstacles and many offers on properties we did not win - we finally found the right home and the best home that fit you and your family's goals! It is a great feeling to see happy buyers get what they want! Very rewarding for us to go on this journey with you! Thank you again for the opportunity!