Founded in 2010, the Terra Firma Group at Long and Foster Realtors has been providing an impressive array of real estate services in Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. under the outstanding leadership of Sharat Ahuja.
Sharat is a well-recognized top-notch Realtor licensed in Virginia, Maryland and DC. A resident of the DC metro area for more than twenty-four years, Sharat is extremely well-versed with the nuances of the region and is committed to helping his clients make well-informed real estate decisions in all types of market conditions. He is also an experienced resource for helping with distressed properties and has the Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR) designation.
Additionally, since Long and Foster Realtors is an exclusive member of Forbes Global Properties that caters to an upscale clientele worldwide, Sharat’s rich portfolio includes considerable experience in actively guiding wealthy investors and helping luxury buyers and sellers achieve their goals.
Being a highly qualified electrical and software engineer with twenty-two years of senior corporate experience in the software consulting business, Sharat has successfully transferred his rich skill set and love of aesthetics to real estate, his true passion. Along with his financial expertise, customer-centric management experience, strategic thinking, an innovative marketing approach, a keen eye for details and a clear recognition about the importance of cutting-edge technology today, Sharat also demonstrates an unwavering commitment to excellence and one-hundred percent customer satisfaction through professionalism, integrity, mutual respect, great communication and interpersonal skills. A consummate professional, Sharat engenders instant client confidence due to his easy communication style premised on active listening, prompt responsiveness and easy accessibility.
Sharat’s relentless hard work and dedication is reflected in his very successful trajectory in the real estate industry. He is listed as one of Washington DC's Top Real Estate Agents in several publications including the Washingtonian Magazine, Modern Luxury DC, Northern Virginia Magazine, the Virginia Living Magazine, and the NOVA Real Producers Top 500. 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 Top Producer.
The Group Philosophy
The Terra Firma Group provides real estate consulting and advice to both buyers and sellers of residential real estate, including the investor community in the D.C. metropolitan area. The Group is sensitive to and very cognizant of the fact that most home buyers and sellers can accomplish a home buying and/or selling activity only a few times in their lifetime. Yet, at the same time, Sharat and his team are equally adept and at ease in working successfully with their high net-worth clients by helping them list or acquire the best luxury properties. Accordingly, the Group works hard to ensure that the home buying/selling experience is as productive, advantageous and painless as possible for each client. Further, the Group is not shy about using the latest innovative tools as it believes rightly so that in today’s world, technology is the key to success.
The Group Services
Given below are some of the key services provided by the Terra Firma Group.
For Sellers-Top notch marketing of their home, including one-hundred percent presence on the internet on all major media channels, including social media. Given that most home buyers begin their search online, the Group makes sure that every avenue of exposure is covered. Professional pictures, drone photography and videography, visual tours, 3D tours, videos, single property websites, floor plans, and intense exposure on social media including but not limited to Facebook and Instagram are just some of the extraordinary marketing services that the Terra Firma Group provides.
For Buyers- Working with the clients to develop a clear understanding of their goals that in turn helps the Group develop an effective strategy to get them the home they want. With their in-depth knowledge and understanding of the DC metropolitan area, the Terra Firma team are very effective negotiators.
For Investors- 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 (Return on Investment) amongst other indicators.