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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 09/10/2013
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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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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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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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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04/11/2014 - user6871948
Bought a Townhouse home in 2014 for approximately $475K in Wheaton, MD.
We worked with Megan Bedard and she helped us through every part of this process. There didn't seem to be a time that she wasn't available to help us and answer all of our questions. Since this was the first home my wife and I purchased we had a lot of questions. Megan was also able to help us by mediating between us and the mortgage company. We would absolutely recommend A-K Real Estate to anyone we know looking for the house in the Metro area and we look forward to working with them again if/when we start looking for another house further down the road. Thanks.
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Response from Samer Kuraishi on 04/15/2014
Thank you so much for working with us! Megan Bedard is a rock star agent! She takes great pride in her work and getting her clients the best deal and giving the best service out there! Congrats again on your recent purchase!


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04/07/2014 - amit1kapoor
Sold a Townhouse home in 2014 for approximately $400K in Germantown, MD.
There's a reason why Samer is listed as the top agent on Zillow and he is worth the ratings. Trust in your real estate agent is important because you are ultimately relying on their skills and experiences to guide you through this very complex and sometimes allusive process. Samer has both exceptional skills and vast experiences to guide you through the listing, showing, contract and successful closing process.

1. Listing and marketing the house - Great job with an incredible amount of activity in both open houses and ad-hoc appoinments. 2. Contracting and negotiation - Samer guided me through multiple offers, weighing pros/cons of each offer, renegotiating and finally concluding on a qualified buyer 3. Closing - Unfortunately, we hit a snag during the closing process of my house that was completely unrelated to either buyers or sellers qualification and Samer really had the patience and skills (while I sometimes did not) to guide me through the successful close of the house. To be quite honest, the Buyer's real estate agent was completely useless in expediting the process and Samer really facilitated the close by ensuring communications between the buyers, sellers, lenders and title company.

If you're in the market for anything related to Real Estate, definately contact Samer. Great Job to Samer and the whole A-K Real Estate team!
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Response from Samer Kuraishi on 04/09/2014
Amit, thank you so much for the opportunity to sell your home! You were amazing to work with and your faith in myself and my company was and is appreciated! It was a bumpy road with all of these variables we had to over come but in the end it was a true success! Here for you always! SK


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04/03/2014 - fb2102130790
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Rockville, MD.
I had a great time dealing with Areej Kuraishi at AK real Estate. They took their time, and were very very tech savvy. Would use them again for any Estate matters. We looked at 2 houses and found the one for my girl friend and I. Also was taken out to dinner after purchasing the house.
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Response from Samer Kuraishi on 04/07/2014
Areej is amazing and thank you for much for using our services!! Congrats again on your new home!!


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03/27/2014 - landonzinda
Showed home in 2014 in Washington, DC.
I spent approximately three months visiting properties and making three separate offers on homes with A-K Real Estate. During every aspect of the process, A-K was extremely helpful. I visited approximately 30 different properties with widely ranging conditions. Their staff were friendly, extremely responsive and willing to work with me even when altering my original plan. Offering large amounts of money can be nerve-wracking, and they were very helpful in walking me through the process and making me confident with the amount and conditions I was offering. They were very flexible on scheduling visits, and were often eager to set up additional viewings that had recently been listed. While circumstances didn't allow me to purchase a home yet, I hope to use A-K for their friendly service when I finally do complete a purchase.
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Response from Samer Kuraishi on 03/29/2014
Thank you so much for working with us! We are confident we will make it happen for you! It is a tough market out there but we will continue to push hard and lock one down for you!


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03/16/2014 - user627826
Found a tenant for a home.
Samer Kuraishi helped me rent my condo in Adams Morgan Washington DC during this past winter of horrible cold weather and snow. He was very efficient with the set up, communicated extremely well with clients to see the property, and got me market value within a month of listing the property. All the paper work was done through docu-sign and I received all the required paperwork and fee's in a timely manner. Great Job A-K Real Estate.
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Response from Samer Kuraishi on 03/18/2014
Appreciate the opportunity to rent out your condo! I know how much that unit meant to you and now it is in good hands. Also congrats on your new place we got you, I know you and your family will be very happy! Have an amazing year Chris!


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03/10/2014 - laki13
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $325K in Bowie, MD.
Mr. Samer Kuraishi and Mr. Richard Ballis have helped me to buy my property in 2013.

It was long and very complicate process.

Service I have received from both agents was professionally outstanding - with personal approach and maximum support.

I highly appreciate their assistance and result was excellent - I now have my new wonderful house!

Good luck with your business, dear friends!

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Response from Samer Kuraishi on 03/11/2014
We thank you so much for your business! Congrats on the new home and way to hang in there through the process! I know it was fun :)


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