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8455 Colesville Road, Ste 1150 , Silver Spring - MD 20910
Office: 1-301-691-2209

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About Emcee Arah & EMA Team

Licensed in Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C., I have been serving the community in real estate with integrity since 1991. With my Architectural background (B-Arch - Univ. of Tenn., 1986) , marketing and negotiating skills, I am well-positioned to serve all your real estate needs with professional distinction. Among numerous certificates received over the last two decades, are At-home with Diversity (AHWD), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Certified 2 Excellence (C2EX), Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) and Certified Investor Agent Specialist (CIAS). As a Maryland resident since 1986 and currently living in Silver Spring, Maryland with wife and three of our four children, my familiarity with the pros and cons of many neighborhoods in and around Silver Spring is invaluable to many of my clients particularly my international clients. In my spare time, I enjoy swimming, playing tennis, basketball and soccer with my family and close friends. Off duty from selling homes and playing sports, I like to read, travel and watch Washington Commanders Football, Baltimore Ravens Football, D.C. United Soccer, Washington Wizards Basketball and Washington Mystics Basketball. If you want a full-time Professional that understands buildings, experienced in the real estate business, caring, reliable and available every step of the way, contact Emcee and EMA Team of Samson Properties.301-691-2209.

Whether you’re buying or selling a home (or both), your success hinges upon the expert advice and services provided by your real estate agent.

Our team is committed to providing our clients with professional services based on our experience, knowledge and skills.

We’ve filled this website with tips and resources to help you quickly understand what you need to know — and how we deliver the services designed to meet your needs.

If you’re selling click here to learn more about the process and how to ensure your property sells quickly and for the highest price possible.

If you’re buying click here to discover how to find your next dream home and get it, without overpaying.

We’re the real estate team that specializes in this local market – and has the reputation for putting you, the client, first. Any time you want information on the market or are ready to buy or sell a property – contact us. There’s no obligation.

We’re looking forward to learning more about your needs and goals.

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Samson Properties

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Certified Distressed Property Expert Designation (CDPE)
CIAS - Certified Investor Agent Specialist
Commitment to Excellence
CRS®, Certified Residential Specialist®
Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO)
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