Terra Firma Group
The Terra Firma Group provides real estate consulting and advice to buyers and sellers of residential real estate, including the investor community, in Northern Virginia, Southern Maryland and Washington DC. We recognize that most home buyers and sellers do this activity just a few times in their lifetime and we want to make it as easy as we can.
For Sellers, the Group provide top notch marketing of their home, including 100% presence on the internet on all channels. Most home buyers begin their search online and we make sure that every avenue of exposure is covered. Professional pictures, Visual tours, YouTube Videos, Single Property Websites, Listings on Craigslist and Facebook are just some of the extraordinary marketing services we provide.
For Buyers, a clear understanding of their goals helps us build a strategy to get them the home they want. We are great negotiators, especially because we know the homes and areas well.
For Investors, we provide them with the analysis necessary to make intelligent decisions about properties that can give them a good return on investment by looking at Cap Rates, Cash flows, Cash on Cash Returns and long term ROI amongst other indicators.
Technology is key to our success. We don't shy away from using new tools that makes life easier for our clients and us.
Sharat Ahuja heads the Terra Firma Group, under the Long & Foster Realtors umbrella. He brings 22 years of professional experience in the consulting and software service delivery areas to the real estate industry with a clear commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction through professionalism, integrity, mutual respect, great communication and interpersonal skills. A long time resident of Northern Virginia, Sharat is extremely familiar with the area and is committed to helping you make informed real estate decisions in any market. Sharat is a licensed Realtor in Virginia, Maryland and DC. He is also an experienced resource for helping with Short Sales and Foreclosures and has the SFR designation.
Sharat is listed as one of Washington DC's Top Real Estate Agents in the last 4 years (2018/17/16/15) by the Washingtonian Magazine in their ‘Best of Washington' yearly editions.For his exceptional performance at Long and Foster Realtors, Sharat has been included in the prestigious Founder's Club, Chairman's Club and the Gold Team since 2012. He is also recognized by the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors as a Lifetime Multi-Million Dollar Sales ClubTop Producer.
13135 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy
Fairfax, VA 22033
11122 Bowen Avenue
Great Falls, VA 22066
, 4 Bathrooms
Offered at $1,169,000
"Sharat was truly an amazing asset to us for selling the house. He was very professional, courteous, well informed, and extremely helpful. We got an offer on the house after we had moved out of state so Sharat ended doing so much more for us than a regular agent would have. We had a couple of items to repair for the home inspection and since we were out of state, Sharat coordinated with the contractors to make everything happen so effortlessly. He kept us updated all the time with the progress and the movement of events during the Escrow process. I am in the jewelry business and over the years have learned to recognize the value of a gem, SHARAT AHUJA IS TRULY A VALUABLE GEM."
- Jehangir - Baltimore, MD
"We bought and sold an investment property through Sharat. He guided us through the entire process with patience & perseverance. He is extremely responsive and does his research well. When it was time to sell, not only did we price aggressively, he marketed the home very well and got us an offer over the list price. He also had to negotiate the value of the property with not one but two appraisers and he managed to convince them of the value even though the comps were lower! He knows his business. He knows when to negotiate hard and when to be cautious. He is dedicated, thorough, knowledgeable & helps his clients above and beyond the call of duty! I wish him the very best!"
- Melanie - Burke, VA
"This was a fantastic experience and I must commend not only Sharat but also Lalitha and other members of the team. We never felt pushed and we are always treated with respect. They showed a lot of patience and provided credible data and insight which helped us in finding the right home for our family. We experienced fantastic customer service and transparency which is a notably rare trait in many real estate agents. I have and will highly recommend Sharat and his team to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home."
- Henry - Rockville, MD