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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 from Samer Kuraishi on 12/19/2014
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!
Sold a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $475K in Park View, Washington, DC.
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 from Samer Kuraishi on 12/17/2014
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
Helped me rent a Townhouse home in Friendship Heights, Washington, DC.
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 from Samer Kuraishi on 12/08/2014
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
Bought a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $250K in Upper Marlboro, MD.
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 from Samer Kuraishi on 12/04/2014
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!
Bought a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $550K in Petworth, Washington, DC.
Primary point of contact: Angie Lundy
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 from Samer Kuraishi on 12/02/2014
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!
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 from Samer Kuraishi on 11/24/2014
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 :)
Bought a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $400K in Rockville, MD.
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.
Response from Samer Kuraishi on 11/12/2014
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.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $700K in Sixteenth Street Heights, Washington, DC.
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 from Samer Kuraishi on 11/10/2014
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!!!
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $675K in Brightwood, Washington, DC.
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.
Response from Samer Kuraishi on 11/03/2014
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!
Sold a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $225K in Brightwood Park, Washington, DC.
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 from Samer Kuraishi on 10/22/2014
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!