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Sold a Condo home in 2014 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!
We connected, but it did not work out. Looking in Bluemound Heights, Wauwatosa, WI 53213
He was very helpful and professional. He contacted me back immediate. Unfortunately it didnt work out because I was looking for an agent in the Wauwatosa area and he stays in another State.
Response from Samer Kuraishi on 10/22/2014
We thank you so much for reaching out to us! I know we are not in the state you are but we were happy to help and find you potentially an agent in your market to assist with your home buying needs. If you ever need anything in the future we are happy to help!
Sold a Townhouse home in 2012 for approximately $475K in Gaithersburg, MD.
Sam has great knowledge of all aspects of real estate and pays tremendous attention to detail. He was very supportive in catering to our needs while serving as a sounding board in guiding us in the right direction. We trusted him with the sale if our property and he over delivered. Thanks from 150 GAW.
Response from Samer Kuraishi on 10/17/2014
It was amazing to work with you on selling your home! We got top dollar for the home as expected in record time! I hope the move is seamless and we continue to keep in touch! Thank you again for the opportunity!
Helped me rent a Condo home in Columbia Heights West, Arlington, VA.
Primary point of contact: Areej Kuraishi
Areej Kuraishi of A-K Real Estate was INCREDIBLE to work with to secure an apartment for me and my wife with less than a week's notice! She took the time to understand our needs and found us the best bang for our buck in Arlington. She was extremely meticulous and responsive throughout the entire process. As soon as we located a property of interest, she immediately set up a tour for us and had a strategy in place to get us in the door within only THREE days of applying. Her follow-up with our application and efficient communication made us feel confident that we would win. We absolutely love our new place and owe it all to Areej Kuraishi. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking to rent, buy, or sell their homes in a heart beat.
Response from Samer Kuraishi on 10/11/2014
Congrats on the new rental! Glad all worked out for you! Areej handles all types of transactions from rentals, sales, investments, property management - you name it! We are very appreciative of the opportunity to put you in the right rental and hope to work with you in the future!
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $350K in Rockville, MD.
I worked with Richard Balles and Linda Weiner. They were extremely responsive throughout the home-viewing process and had some helpful input. I felt that the negotiations they did behind the scenes with the seller were effective because ultimately they helped us get the house we wanted. I also appreciated that they were on top of paperwork and worked well with the mortgage broker. I would definitely recommend them to other buyers.
Response from Samer Kuraishi on 10/10/2014
Richard and Linda are amazing Agents! Thank you so much for the opportunity to help you with purchase! These are exciting times and for you share this experience with us makes us very happy! Again from all of us at AK - we thank you for your faith in us!
I worked with Areej from Samer Kuraishi Group and she was absolutely great to work with! She was always responsive to all my concerns and questions and able to move quickly and diligently to proceed with the transations. Looking for apartments could sometimes be stressful and I was lucky to have Areej, who made the process fun and enjoyable. (For example, looking for lock boxes became an adventurous experience that I would always remember.) At the spot of visiting various apartments, Areej would also provide her insights and advice based on her rich knowledge of the housing market. She is really easy to work with and provides good suggestions. I would definitely recommend working with her!
Response from Samer Kuraishi on 10/07/2014
Thank you so much for the opportunity to work with you on finding your new home! Areej is amazing at what she does and how she takes her clients from the beginning to the end with ease :) Here at AK we pride ourselves in a great customer experience through out your home buying process!
Congrats on your new home!
We connected, but it did not work out. Looking in Arcola, Sterling, VA 20166
I contacted the Samer Kuraishi Group via Zillow to hire a buyer's agent. I was replied promptly (auto-reponse) and was assigned to an agent Fahad Bakir quickly. I set up an appointment to see a property next day, which is Friday at 5. I called him at 4:54ish to verify the appointment and location, I reached his voice mail. After he was a no-show at the location, I called him several times approximately from 5:05 - 5:20. I only reached his voice mail. I got a text from him at 5:22 pm informing that he is tied up in a closing situation and can't make it to the appointment, but he will contact me as soon as he is done. This is Monday, I finally got an email from him asking if I'm still interested to see the property or if I have anything in mind (no apologies). I guess my 250k budget is not big enough for a simple courtesy call to inform me of canceled appointment or practice professionalism. I wish I had a positive experience like the other reviewers.
Response from Samer Kuraishi on 10/14/2014
To say we were dismayed at this review is an understatement! Upon seeing this review, we immediately made inquiry as to what exactly occurred and, though A-K Management attempted to contact you, we were unsuccessful. From the information we have from our client management software log and from Fahad -- a trusted agent with a history of reliability and many satisfied clients--it seems as though the missed appointment was a result of miscommunication. For that, A-K is sincerely sorry and wants to make it up to you! Please feel free to contact us so that we can turn you into a happy A-K client like the hundreds, who have preceded you. We want to make it right so please call us!
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Gaithersburg, MD.
Areej is a well exprienced real estate agent. She was available to talk to me any time of the day. She helped me searched for my dream home. She was patient and very understanding. Areej was available to view homes with me any time I asked her. I can go on and on about the service she provided me but it's best to get her as an agent and enjoy the ride. Thanks Areej for your awesome service and Starbucks coffee. You are the best!!!
Response from Samer Kuraishi on 10/01/2014
Areej is amazing at what she does! We are so happy for you and your new purchase! I know you are a first time buyer and it was a new process! Way to hang in there and make it happen with us! AK will always be here for you!
We moved here from out of state and worked with Zach Lipson to purchase a home in the Stafford/Quantico Area. He was excellent. He was extremely professional and made the process so easy for us. I could not say enough about his communication skills-excellent. From another state over, he kept us informed of every detail via email, text and phone. He was knowledgeable about the process, answered all our questions and found us the answers to the questions he didn't know. We were very happy with his work. I would definitely recommend him to a friend.
Response from Samer Kuraishi on 09/30/2014
Zach is a master at his craft! Doing a deal remotely can be tough but with the right team behind you all can be done smoothly! Congrats on your recent purchase from everyone here at AK!
Bought a Townhouse home in 2014 in Beltsville, MD.
Amazing experience. We were able to find a house within 4 months and I couldn't have asked for a better team. From top to bottom it was truly a learning experience and at the end I am very satisfied. Samer K., Majida Zouine and Chris Chamber along with Van P. made it happen. Thank you guys!
Response from Samer Kuraishi on 09/29/2014
Congrats on your new purchase! We are so happy for you!!