Real Estate Professional (16 years experience)

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

Team reviews

I had the pleasure and honor to have husband and wife team, Lina and Hovick as my Real Estate Agents. I was looking for a 1 bedroom condo in Northern VA in low to mid $200k range, which is not a fortune for the DMV area. However, Lina and Hovick treated me like I was purchasing a multi-million home. They were there whenever I needed them and walked me through the entire process with patience, concern, and professionalism. When 2 days before my closing it was discovered that the current mortgage company could not process the loan because of owner vs. investor rules with Fannie/Freddie, Hovick and Lina immediately set out to come up with options and within less than 24 hours, I had a new mortgage company and closed on my condo only one week and a day later than initially planned! They are wonderful, and I will use them again and will certainly recommend them to family and friends. Thanks, Linda and Hovick!

  

08/19/2015 - JenniferShadeClemons
Bought a Condo home in 2015 for approximately $225K in Herndon, VA.

I had the pleasure and honor to have husband and wife team, Lina and Hovick as my Real Estate Agents. I was looking for a 1 bedroom condo in Northern VA in low to mid $200k range, which is not a fortune for the DMV area. However, Lina and Hovick treated me like I was purchasing a multi-million home. They were there whenever I needed them and walked me through the entire process with patience, concern, and professionalism. When 2 days before my closing it was discovered that the current mortgage company could not process the loan because of owner vs. investor rules with Fannie/Freddie, Hovick and Lina immediately set out to come up with options and within less than 24 hours, I had a new mortgage company and closed on my condo only one week and a day later than initially planned! They are wonderful, and I will use them again and will certainly recommend them to family and friends. Thanks, Linda and Hovick!

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Response from Samer Kuraishi on 08/20/2015

Congrats on your new purchase! We are so happy to have helped you find your home!! Hovick and Lina are a great team and always stride for greatness! Customer services is a top priority here at AK!

 

  

08/17/2015 - zuser20150107061254808
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $500K in Rockville, MD.

I wish to express my special thanks to Lina and Hovik for the above and beyond performance in all categories listed above. I will recommend all my family, friends and colleagues, who in need for real estate services to to contact Samer Kuraishi Group.

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Response from Samer Kuraishi on 08/18/2015

Thank you so much for your confidence in our company and especially Hovick and Lina! They are a dynamic duo team! Always putting their clients interest first before theirs! Congrats to you and your family and welcome to ours!

 

  

08/13/2015 - gopalnrg
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $1.3M in Chantilly, VA.

Very professional service, prompt, well-orchestrated, coordinated efforts by the agent that resulted in very smooth transaction, buying process for us! We wouldn't think twice to pick this team for any of my future realtor needs! Very well executed - Kudos Samer K Group!

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Response from Samer Kuraishi on 08/14/2015

Raj and Komal - we are very thankful for your business! It has almost been one year since we first started the hunt and I know you were looking for something very specific and guess what having patience helped and we scored! Cannot wait to come to the first house warming! Congrats again!

 

  

08/13/2015 - tabfiend
Bought a Townhouse home in 2015 for approximately $375K in Germantown, MD.

I was matched with Hovick and Lena Suleymanian of A-K Real Estate by WEI Mortgage Corp. Hovick contacted me immediately and starting supplying me a daily listing of properties that matched my needs. Within a week we found a property I wanted and Hovick and Lena handled all the contract negotiations expertly including working through a competitive bid for my home. Thanks to Hovick and Lena of A-K Real Estate and WEI Mortgage Corp, I am now enjoying my new home.

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Response from Samer Kuraishi on 08/14/2015

Hovick and Lina make an amazing team! You 2 rock start Agents for the price of ZERO :) We are very thankful for your faith and trust in our company to handle your first purchase! We hope the process was as enjoyable for us as it was for you! Congrats!

 

  

08/12/2015 - kevinembreypchn
Bought a Condo home in 2015 for approximately $250K in Trinidad, Washington, DC.

Samer and Angel were awesome support for my first time as a home-buyer! They were very responsive and were definitely looking out for my interests. They came highly recommended from two of my friends who both had great experiences!

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Response from Samer Kuraishi on 08/18/2015

Kevin - congrats on your first condo in Trinidad DC! We had a blast making this deal happen! You were a pleasure to work with my friend! I know we will be in touch soon and always here for you!

 

  

08/09/2015 - maxpro08
Sold a Condo home in 2015 for approximately $225K in Arlington Ridge, Arlington, VA.

We would like to express our endless gratitude for amazing job executed by Samer and his team of professionals. We had a really uneasy story: we started with a really unprofessional agent, who wan't able to sell our unit for the duration of 8 months, recommended by our friends. She had a really simple tactic: lower the price as much as possible and wait for someone to contact her. We were shocked that after 18 people visited our unit at an open house, she did not call anyone bas as that's "improper etiquette". That was a really unprofessional, lazy agent. We started looking for a professional agent, serious and passionate about their job. Out of 5-7 potential agents, Samer was one of the first to respond. He was always reachable, responsive and soon our unit was back on the market. To be honest, we we're a bit worried as at that time there were other similar units, with prices lower than ours. Samer has an amazing quality of insuring your comfort: he always has a good recommendation on the next action, while strongly representing you as their client. We had a few options: either lowering the price by $20,000 or investing $5,000 to renovate, which we ended up choosing. Thanks to his analysis and recommendation, not only we made our unit more presentable and modern but also avoided a huge financial loss. We want to point out that Samer is always available for discussions and concerns of their clients. As we lived in another state at the moment, we were only able to personally meet him at the time of the closing, and him being there we knew he was with us, representing out views, till the very end. With our experience with many agents we want to express a very important detail: Samer and his team are extremely professional: they keep in touch with potential clients and their agents, not afraid to call them, as well as using modern technologies and social networks (such as twitter, facebook, etc.) to spread and expand the range of potential clients even further. We highly recommend Samer and his team whenever buying and selling your property. Anastasia & Max

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Response from Samer Kuraishi on 08/11/2015

Max thank you so much for the kind words! I am so happy we sold your unit and made the choices we made during the process! It is very refreshing to work with such great sellers and sellers who also think outside the box to sell their home. I am glad my advice on certain paths to take worked out and we completed the deal in a timely manner! Thank you again for the opportunity and I will always be here for you both!

 

  

08/04/2015 - user8003390
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $475K in Glenn Dale, MD.

Samer and his team were phenomenal. Short selling a house in a difficult market after a divorce can be a scary experience for anyone. However Samer made the process simple and less stressful. He is extremely responsive to emails and texts and never left us feeling out of the loop.

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Response from Samer Kuraishi on 08/06/2015

Thank you Darrell for believing in me to handle your short sale! It was a long road but you hung in there under much stress and obstacles by the banks! Working as team goes a long way in being successful with a short sale and any deal for that matter. You wanted to get out with no debt and obligation to the bank and we did it!! Congrats!!!

 

  

08/01/2015 - yyoung72
Sold a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $325K in Olney, MD.

My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Mimi Markopoulos to purchase our new home recently. Let me start off by saying that I wasn't completely sure if I wanted a new home and my husband was certain he did not, but due the arrival of our second baby we were looking, as more space would be nice. That being said, after contacting Mimi and giving her our "must haves" to move, we had options in our inbox in what seemed like moments! The options not only matched our criteria but had been chosen with discernment, based on her knowledge of our likes and dislikes, needs as a family and personal taste. We didn't receive a single option that was not viable. This was greatly appreciated because if I wanted to search through 1000 homes, there's the Internet, but as a mom of 2 under 2, who has time for that? Mimi's knowledge seemed boundless, she found us updated, spacious homes in highly sought after areas on quiet streets with mature trees and large yards, in pockets we never knew existed. However, we weren't about to pick up and move unless we found the perfect place, and Mimi was patient and accommodating throughout the entire process. She encouraged us to be patient and not to settle, which we appreciated and admired because she wasn't interested in selling us just any home, she was vested in helping us find our forever home. We can't express enough how glad we are that we worked with Mimi to purchase our home in Olney, the process could not have been a more pleasant experience. We are so pleased to have found the home we will raise our family in, all thanks to Mimi.

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Response from Samer Kuraishi on 08/04/2015

Mimi is a top tier Agent here at A-K! Thank you so much for the opportunity to help you with your purchase! Mimi is very market savvy and uses the best technology to stay ahead of the rest. While the highest offer on a house is good it does not mean it is the strongest! Mimi helps all her clients be creative to obtain their goal - HOME OWNERSHIP! Congrats!

 

  

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.

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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.

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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!