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Ramtin Zadeh              
Shirley Ayers                
MD. DC. VA.
                  
Direct: (301) 775-4236               
agents@metrohomehunters.com

Office: (301) 468-0606 ext 249   
Fax: (301) 770 9654
              


Testimonials

Edwina Gray
"Ramtin Zadeh
Shirley Ayers
Long and Foster
6000 Executive Blvd #100
Bethesda, Maryland 20852
Agents@MetroHomeHunters.com

Dear Ramtin and Shirley;

Thereís no word known to man that can express my gratitude for the patience and professionalism displayed throughout my home search. You never made me feel like finding a new home for me and my family was your job. Instead you got to know the person I am and want to be. You nurtured my needs despite my temper tantrums, stepping carefully over the emotional baggage that could have gotten in the way, pulling me into my perfect fit.

The search for my home was an emotional process in so many ways. I couldnít imagine going through that experience with anyone other than you. Through my journey my family and I have two new true friends for life.

We love you.

Edwina Gray
Clinton, Maryland Homeowner"

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Ferne Rabsatt
"Shirley and Ramtin,
Thank you for your patience, professionalism, honesty, and kind hearts. I would highly recommend you to anyone looking for a home in the DMV area. There is no a doubt or question in my mind. From the beginning, you both went beyond the" call of duty", not only to make sure I found any house, but one I absolutely loved. It took us months to find my house, but at no time did I feel pressured or rushed. The both of you listened to what I wanted and my many dislikes. Shirley and Ramtin, you are a "fantabulous" team. I am so happy to have worked with you guys. Please keep doing what you do. You were born to put a smile on home buyers faces.

Ferne
"

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Beth Alley
"I had just recently moved from the Chicago area to Maryland and knew nothing about the area or real estate, ao was very pleased when Shirley and Ramtin insisted on spending time with me to share their expertise on Montgomery County and the different real estate options before we even began looking. They are very professional and so easy to be around, and provided great support throughout the buying process---from identifying a new home to attending the construction walk-throughs and closing. I would definitely recommend Shirley and Ramtin!"

Beth Alley
"

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Evelyn Andresen & Melissa Davey
"My girlfriend and I had started thinking of buying a place together over the summer. We had decided to go to an open house one Sunday afternoon in Silver Spring, MD. That day, was like winning the lottery. We met one half of the best part of the home buying process, our agents! Ramtin, asked if we were working with an agent, we said no. He said well you just found yourself a great agent. He wasnít kidding. From there, it only got better! What he hadnít told us about yet was about his lucky gem, his wife, Shirley. I honestly believe they are the hardest working agents in the business. Not only do they work hard, they are polished, they are proactive, they know real estate like the back of their hands, they are patient, are great listeners, have a great sense of humor, AND last but not least, they genuinely care about their clients. We ended up passing on the Silver Spring home and decided to focus on an investment type property we could live in for a while, fix it up, rent it out, and then make our next move. This is when we found Ramtinís better half, Shirley. Shirley is nothing less than amazing! (Trust me they arenít paying me for this testimonial, sheís just that good!) When we thought of buying a less expensive place, I thought it might be difficult, because agents would make a smaller commission and would have less incentive to take it on. But not Shirley and Ramtin! They do it all, from small condos to million dollar property to investment commercial and apartment buildings. They are more about the long term relationship than the quick dollar.

After, a number of months of losing a number of condos to cash buyers and some unscrupulous unprofessional seller agents, we changed our focus and decided to buy a home we would want to live in for a number of years. We found our 30ís something dream house, on the lake! Buying a place, can be scary and intimidating. But not so much for us. Shirley, was there every step of the way. She was so patient! She answered all of our questions, negotiated for us, arranged for the home inspection, settlement, made countless follow ups, and was always there rooting for us in our corner of the ring.

After we recoup, from buying our 30ís something dream home, we will be employing Shirley and Ramtinís expertise and finesse in buying and selling all of our future real estate. And just a further note about the Silver Spring property and what we witnessed. The Silver Spring home was a foreclosure that the bank listed with Ramtin and Shirley. Your average agent would have simply listed it and would wait for the day that someone wanted to buy it. Ramtin and Shirley were so proactive and on the ball, they not only did open house after open house, they organized for the house to be painted, the deck stained, and even organized for the low hanging treeís branches to be trimmed. Was this a must? No. It just goes to show the extra mile (or many) that they will go through to make their clients happy.

Melissa Davey & Evelyn Adresen"

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Deborah Ramsdell and Grace Puzon
"Grace Puzon and I never thought that we would be able to purchase a home. Working with Shirley we were able to far exceed our own expectations. Working with Shirley we were able to not only find the perfect home but close on the home in less than two months. The process had its ups and downs but Shirley was able to hold our hands through the whole thing. When we though about giving up she would call and brighten our day with new information. She went above and beyond what I would have expected of any real-estate agent. And now, even though we have already closed and our living in our home she has kept contact with us. She continues helping us even though we are no longer an obligation. I know for a fact that if any of you out there are looking to buy a home, look no further than this website. Shirley and Ramtien saved us so much headache through this process. I will be thanking them every time I get to walk my dog in this huge yard or do laundry in my brand new laundry room.

Deborah Ramsdell and Grace Puzon "

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Shaneek & Nick Celedon
"Nicholas and I have worked with Shirley since the summer of 2009 looking for a home. We searched high and low in almost every county in MD and DC that fit our search. We saw with Shirley and Ramtin at least 100 homes. Non of the homes quite fit the bill of what we were looking for. The community was important and the commute into DC was key. We weren't willing to budge on much of anything as first time home buyers do. Shirley worked with us day and night through one short sale and disappointment to the other. In the end we prevailed and found a home that had 92% of the items on our checklist and we were truly happy. Shirley was never impatient or inattentive she gave us all we needed and then some. No matter what she always kept it straight with us and gave us friendly advice as needed. If I had 10 more homes to buy Shirley would be my go to person. Might I add after this long process we are like family. I can't wait to share the home improvements we made with Shirley and Ramtin at our first cookout.
"

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Cathie Rose
"Hi Shirley and Ramtin,

This is Cathie, Mike Jeffries' Mom. Just wanted to thank you again for the list of roofers and masons. And, more importantly, I wanted to say thank you for all you did for Bev and Mike. You were so diligent, kind, and patient. I missed seeing you for weeks after they found their new home! It's awesome to watch them planning this next phase of their lives together. We're very happy to be part of all of this and to have them so closeby. Beverly is finishing up her masters, and they are aiming at June 12th to make the big move. In the meantime, I'm spending time over there with paintbrush and roller in hand. I'm sure that I don't work up to your high standards, Shirley! But I love being part of the process. (Especially when there's almost no furniture there!!)

I hope that things are going well for you. Best wishes.

Cathie Rose
"

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Wanda and Lynn Manning
"Hi Shirley and Ramtin

I wanted to take a moment to thank you again for everything you did in helping us to find the perfect home.

Buying a home can be stressful and tiresome, but you made this experience pleasant and at times fun. The personal interest you took in our wants, needs and our taste let us know immediately that our "best interest" was your primary concern. The diligence, support and perseverance you showed, even when we were ready to give up, let us know we had a champion in our corner that would fight for us to the end. When we looked at the prospective homes, your view was personal, as if you were looking for yourself. Even when we were ready to just settle you would not let us knowing that it was not the house for us and we would not be happy. Finally after finding the right house we faced new challenges and hurdles that you faced with us and sometimes for us not just as an Agent but as a Friend.

Thank you again for everything you did but most of all thank you for being there for us when we needed someone with experience and knowledge to be on our side!

Best Regards.
Wanda and Lynn Manning
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Dani & Monty Drummond
"Dear Shirley and Ramtin,

"Relocating from Southern California to the DC-Metro area is difficult enough. Throwing in the search for and purchase of our first home from 3,000 miles away was the icing on the cake! It would not have been possible without the guidance and support of Shirley and Ramtin! We cannot even begin to put into words all that they did for us. From the very first day when we discussed our unique situation and home preferences, they were extremely helpful! They far exceeded our expectations with their professionalism, integrity and sheer dedication to our every need. As first time home buyers, we found Shirley and Ramtin to be extremely patient in explaining the process to us and answering all of our questions.

Purchasing our first home from afar, Shirley and Ramtin were extremely flexible and accommodating to our situation and compressed schedule. Not only did they make themselves available whenever we were in the area, they graciously took local family members to see potential properties in our absence to help narrow down our selection! This was extremely helpful to us and certainly above and beyond the "call of duty"!

Shirley and Ramtin are extremely knowledgeable and have experience and insight on the housing market across the DC-Metro area. This level of expertise was extremely useful in guiding us to make well-informed and fair-market offers. When we were uncomfortable with a property due to the inspection results, they stood by us, negotiated on our behalf, and ultimately supported our decision to cancel the contract. Throughout this part of the process, we were amazed by their unwavering professionalism and dedication to client service!

They took the time to truly understand our needs and ensure we never settled for something less than what we wanted. They were brutally honest in evaluating and critiquing properties and remained strong advocates for us throughout the process. At times, we were eager to simply find a home as we were on a tight schedule, yet they encouraged us to stick to our guns and wait for the right property to come along. Then, when Shirley and Ramtin found that perfect home for us, they led us through every aspect of the escrow and settlement process inside 3 weeks to meet our desired relocation timeframe. This saved us the cost and burden of moving our household goods twice and dealing with storage! We could not be happier in our first new home and owe it all to Shirley and Ramtin!!!

We highly recommend anyone interested in purchasing a home in the area to reach out to Shirley and Ramtin for all of your home-finding needs! They are superb!!! We look forward to a lasting friendship and working with them again on our next home purchase and sale!!!

Sincerely,
Dani & Monty Drummond
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Bryan K. Wiliams & Lisa Leslie-Williams
"When I think of exceptional service, I think of the Nordstrom?s and Ritz-Carlton Hotels of the world. For real estate, however, Ramtin and Shirley set the standard. They both are a joy to work with. From the very beginning, it is clear that getting optimum value for their clients is what drives them. They are more than realtors; Ramtin and Shirley are genuinely concerned about their client?s needs and remain committed to excellence in every interaction. My wife and I strongly recommend Ramtin and Shirley to any current or future homeowners. "

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Justin & Beth Brady
"Dear Ramtin and Shirley,
We want to thank you for everything you did for us in finding our house (35 Solitaire Court). You were very nice to work with and we appreciate all you did for us. We and our dog RILEY love the house. We're even embarking on a complete kitchen remodel!
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Alexander Jean-Baptiste
"Not all agents are created equal!

I couldn't be happier with the professionalism of Ramtin & Shirley. I sought their assistance with selling my house in late Spring. I didn't have the greatest experience with an agent when I purchased my home several years ago, so I was very picky about the agent I chose when I started the selling process. Since selling a home is a challenging endeavor (especially in today's economy), choosing Ramtin & Shirley to be my ambassadors was one of the best decisions of my life. They worked as my agent in every sense of the word throughout this process. Immediately from the onset, they gave me a thorough assessment of the value of my house, suggested ways in which I could increase curb appeal and ultimately the sale price of my home, and explained every step in the home selling process with precision. They were easily accessible, very knowledgeable, brutally honest, and extremely dependable. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, Ramtin & Shirley are marketing gurus. They created impressive fliers, held open houses every weekend, and distributed my housing information to tens of thousands of potential buyers through various outlets. It comes to no surprise that they are among the top real estate agents in the area. If you are ever thinking about buying or selling your home, I wholeheartedly recommend Metro Home Hunters without reservation, not only because you get two agents for the price of one, but because an excellent agent is hard to find.



Alexander Jean-Baptiste
Executive Director,
Proxy Personnel"

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Jessica Lewis
"My name is Jess, and I'm proud to say that thanks to Shirley and Ramtin, I am now a first time home owner! Living as a single female in the DC Metro area and having less-than-perfect credit I'd had plenty of doubts about whether I would even be approved for a home loan. To complicate matters a bit more, I had a couple of dogs, one of which was a 70 pound puppy that desperately needed a yard so I was looking for a single family home.

When I first began making inquiries with finance companies, I was given a pre-approval for a loan that in this area would get me a small condo (if I were lucky). I began contacting one real estate agent after another and was dismayed to discover many lost much of their interest in helping me when they learned of the price range for my search. Some even required I have a finance group fax them a pre-approval letter before they'd show me any properties.

I began considering looking in the Baltimore area where the cost of living (not to mention price of housing) was much lower, agonizing whether or not I'd be able to bear the long commute each day.

Then in March I happened upon Shirley Ayers and Ramtin Zadeh's website when I was searching for properties one day. I sent an e-mail to them and Shirley wrote me back within a few hours offering to set up an appointment to go house hunting. She suggested I let her search for other homes in the area within the same price range so we'd be able to see a few properties in one afternoon. I met her and Ramtin that weekend and felt immediately at ease with them.

I was only one of their many clients, yet through these past few months they managed to make me feel like the only one in their schedules. My price range for my search wasn't very high, but you'd never know it from the way they always worked with me. Every presentation of new properties was professional and truly impressive. When I first met them I knew virtually nothing about the home buying process, but they changed all of that with their thorough knowledge of the industry and their willingness to share their expertise with me.

They knew all of the best contacts from lending agents to home inspectors to the most reliable settlement groups in the area. They helped guide me in my searches, always first to point out any flaws in the homes I visited to ensure I made the best choices. When another seller or agent tried anything unethical or questionable, Shirley and Ramtin were the first to jump in to my defense, always making sure I was taken care of.

They worked countless hours to show me homes I was interested in, and even made several late night trips to the office with me to write out a contract to make offers on homes I was interested in.

I almost gave up several times because I didn't think it would work out. But Shirley and Ramtin stuck by my side, always encouraging me and giving me other great ideas and alternatives to any situation. And their encouragement and support paid off. Not only did I end up in the home that was my first choice of all the ones I'd seen, but I got the property at a great price and could not possibly be any happier. And my dogs have a huge yard to play in every night. What could be better than that?

If you're in search of a home and haven't found an agent yet, you'd be crazy to go with anyone other than Shirley and Ramtin. I can personally attest to how wonderful it has been to work with them both!

Sincerely,

Jessica Lewis,
Maryland Home Owner
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Keren Arken
"I found the perfect home, in the perfect location, at the perfect price. Well, I didn't find it... Shirley and Ramtin did. After a few weeks of looking around at prospective homes in the Silver Spring/Rockville/Bethesda area, MetroHomeHunters took me to a place that I fell in love with during my first visit. Unfortunately, the condos were priced far out of my range. Shirley managed to talk the developer down to a price I could afford and for a unit I really wanted. As a first time homebuyer, Shirley helped me in every step of the way - from the search, to the negotiating, to the financing, to the closing. Thank you!!!

Keren Arkin"

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Carmen, Guillermo, Alirio and Rafael
"Dear Ramtin and Shirley,

I hope you had great and well deserved Summer Holidays! A month has passed since we moved to our new house and I must tell you for some reason or another you are often mentioned in our family conversations. Although our written appreciation may be late our gratitude will last forever.

I personally count as a blessing to have met you and ?hunt for a house? with you for over a year. We believe there are no coincidences and that ?everything works out for good to those who love God? and this ?experience? was certainly rewarding for all of us. We LOVE our new home and we are glad you helped us to find the right one! It is incredible to realize you only have to choose one.

Your great service and professionalism in real state is evident. We appreciate the hundreds of listings, the e-mails, phone calls and innumerable visits we made together. In a way we do miss going out with you now but look forward to keeping in touch for many years to come. You certainly helped and directed us in making the right decisions and everything you recommended (from mortgage to home insurance companies) did work for us. It was also great to receive your Home Warranty gift!

Buying a house is really an adventure particularly when you are ?first time buyer? in a new country and we believe you made this adventure enjoyable. Be assured we will call you again to search for the next one anytime!

Thanks again for a job well done and your invaluable friendship.

Blessings and best wishes!

Carmen, Guillermo, Alirio and Rafael

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Luis, Minnie & Lucas Sanchez-Perez
"My wife, my 2 1/2 month old son and I are forever grateful for what Ramtin and Shirley from Long and Foster did for us. We drove 2 days from Rochester, MN to Bethesda, MD with the idea that we had an apartment ready for us. However it turned out that the landlord at that time didn't have the apartment in the appropriate conditions for my wife, son and I to move in. We spent the next two days living in hotels and battling the first cold of our son. It was then when we met Ramtin and Shirley at an apartment complex building. They heard about us through a mutual friend and decided to help us find an apartment right away. Within less than 24 hours, they made a list of the possible apartments that satisfied our needs; next day by noon we were signing the lease of our new apartment. They took the extra mile of making sure we new our surroundings, they called us to see if we needed anything and checked how we were doing the following day. Ramtin and Shirley from Long Foster are great people, friendly, qualified and extremely knowledgeable about the area so they can provide a fast, and excellent service to anyone who needs it. We'll always remember Ramtin and Shirley for caring and helping us in one of our most difficult times.

When you think excellence think of Ramtin and Shirley from Long Foster!

Sincerely yours,
Luis, Minnie and Lucas
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"Ramtin Zadeh Shirley Ayers Long and Foster 6000 Executive Blvd #100 Bet..."
Edwina Gray

"Shirley and Ramtin, Thank you for your patience, professionalism, honesty,..."
Ferne Rabsatt

"I had just recently moved from the Chicago area to Maryland and knew nothin..."
Beth Alley

"My girlfriend and I had started thinking of buying a place together over th..."
Evelyn Andresen & Melissa Davey

"Grace Puzon and I never thought that we would be able to purchase a home. W..."
Deborah Ramsdell and Grace Puzon

"Nicholas and I have worked with Shirley since the summer of 2009 looking fo..."
Shaneek & Nick Celedon

"Hi Shirley and Ramtin, This is Cathie, Mike Jeffries' Mom. Just wanted..."
Cathie Rose

"Hi Shirley and Ramtin I wanted to take a moment to thank you again for ..."
Wanda and Lynn Manning

"Dear Shirley and Ramtin, "Relocating from Southern California to the DC..."
Dani & Monty Drummond

"When I think of exceptional service, I think of the Nordstrom?s and Ritz-Ca..."
Bryan K. Wiliams & Lisa Leslie-Williams

"Dear Ramtin and Shirley, We want to thank you for everything you did for u..."
Justin & Beth Brady

"Not all agents are created equal! I couldn't be happier with the profes..."
Alexander Jean-Baptiste

"My name is Jess, and I'm proud to say that thanks to Shirley and Ramtin, I ..."
Jessica Lewis

"I found the perfect home, in the perfect location, at the perfect price. We..."
Keren Arken

"Dear Ramtin and Shirley, I hope you had great and well deserved Summer H..."
Carmen, Guillermo, Alirio and Rafael

"My wife, my 2 1/2 month old son and I are forever grateful for what Ramtin ..."
Luis, Minnie & Lucas Sanchez-Perez

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