Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia Residential and Commercial Sales

Clients' Reviews


Irina Salnikova:

I was lucky to meet Rumi and to select her as my Real Estate Agent for buying a house. Rumi is fluent in several languages – English, Russian, Bulgarian and that helps her to communicate with clients who have limited knowledge of English. Rumi is a very good listener and she quickly understands the needs and requirements of her clients. Rumi has more than twenty year professional experience in the Real Estate business; she has extensive knowledge of the Real Estate and Mortgage markets and their trends of development. Her professional expertise allows her to show her clients what should be their realistic expectations in the process of buying/selling houses and this was very helpful for me. Clients’ interests are the main priority and dedication for Rumi. From the beginning to the end Rumi was in close contacts with me, she helped me to overcome all obstacles in the buying process. Rumi is very professional, works hard with enthusiasm and respect to her clients. For me it was a real pleasure working with Rumi and I greatly recommend her to everybody who wants to buy or sell a house.

January 15, 2016

 

Takoa and Richard Thomas:

My husband and I got a word from our church that we should be looking to buy a house. As Christians we just put our faith in God and ran to a friend of ours. He told us about Rumi because she helped him and his wife to find a beautiful home. So we met up with her and let me tell you she has been a God sent. We fell into a stumbling block on a short sale which had us waiting for almost a year. Rumi stuck by our side every step of the way. She was so very patient. Needless to say we went with another house and we love it, if it hadn't been for Rumi's knowledge we wouldn't have known what to do in this complicated situation. She has been a true blessing to our family and we love her.

December 11, 2015 

 

Desiree Francis:

It was truly a pleasure working with Rumi on the recent purchase of my condominium in downtown Silver Spring. With the area booming and houses flying on and off the market, Rumi has the perfect balance of zeal, focus and determination, which is so helpful in ultimately achieving desired results. She means business! Her level of expertise allows the buyer to come into the home buying process with realistic expectations, which is probably the number one rule you want to set for yourself as a home buyer. With the process often times becoming tedious and sometimes just emotionally draining, it was great having Rumi just a text or phone call away to provide that necessary reassurance. Thanks to her and the awesome mortgage officer that she hooked me up with, closing went smoothly and I'm comfortably settling into my new home! Thanks Rumi!

November 12, 2015 

Josephine Mazie:

Hello Friends and Well Wisher and the World My Agent RUMI STOYAN is wonderful , Experience, Fantastic, She knows What to Do and when to apply her knowledge and Experience, Most Importantly SHE GET YOU , WHAT YOU NEED ( customer ) . No Rushing , Takes her Time to make the BUYER HAPPY. Not Only she Helped Me GET MY DREAM HOUSE , My AGENT HELP ME TO GET THE BEST BEST BEST BEST INTEREST, I AM PROUD. To NAME HER """"THE QUEEN AGENT """""" . . ON A SCALE OF 1 TO 10 I GAVE HER 10000000.

October 22, 2015  

Pak Rin:

Rumi was recommended to me by a friend of mine. It was a pleasure to work with her. She is very knowledgeable in her field, enthusiastic and professional. She helped me to find and purchase my first home in the United States, in beautiful Bethesda. When I called Rumi I had a house in mind. It was very easy for her to just write the offer, however, after we saw the house, Rumi told me why this is not a good purchase for me. I am a very busy business woman, so Rumi as my agent started looking for my future house. When she found it she advised me that this is the house we have to make offer and helped me all the way through the entire process. I am now looking for investment property with Rumi's help. I will always recommend Rumi to anyone who needs to buy or sell property. Thanks Rumi. Pak business owner

September 4, 2015 

Katleen Florestal:

Rumi is very knowledgeable of the real estate world. We bought our first home with Rumi’s invaluable guidance and we are thankful to have had her through the webs and intricacies of buying a home in Maryland. She was attentive to our needs, walked with us through the steps and defended our interests throughout the purchasing process and that was priceless for us.

June 22, 2015 

Marina Fefer:

My parents bought their first house with Rumi in 2003 in Rockville (King Farm). Since then, she has been and still is our family's real estate agent, consultant, and a friend. 
12 years later, a few weeks ago, Rumi once again engaged with my family and helped my parents acquire a condo in Chevy Chase. 
She had my parents’ best interest at heart all the way through the process, starting with inventory selection, going through price negotiations, inspections, repairs, loan application, and ending with a swift closing process despite many roadblocks. Her market expertise was particularly helpful in devising the bidding and negotiation strategy. She’s very professional and pleasant to work with, always in touch and on top of things. Rumi is not your regular real estate agent; her services go well beyond what other agents do for their customers. For my parents, she went far and beyond their expectations and we are very grateful to have such experienced and honest agent. 
We truly recommend her service to anyone we know looking for a house in MD/DC/VA area and are very grateful for everything she has done for our family! Thank you Rumi!

June 7, 2015

Katarina Zoubak:

Rumi was very helpful with our first home purchase and worked closely with us to make sure our needs were met! She was available and supportive.

April 14, 2015

Masood Toor:

Rumi is very professional and hard working realtor, who always keeps her client's interest as her number one priority. Her unique method and personal attention towards each client and understanding of their needs and wants paves the way to her client's success and satisfaction.
Rumi always kept her words and commitments and has been a pleasure to work with.
I have known her for 20 years and I highly recommend her for all your real estate needs.

April 5, 2015

Najam Sehar:

Finally when I found Rumi my true journey towards a dream home started and came true. Rumi helped my family in each step of the way and always respected my preferences. She tirelessly worked with us. I was very impressed by her professionalism and expertise. I highly recommend her.

April 5, 2015

 

Howie Simanoff:

Rumi helped me find my new home recently. She provided excellent service. I was extremely busy with work, and Rumi helped me a lot by being on top of everything, listening to what my needs were, and advising me on other matters related to the house. She has a wealth of knowledge related to the field, and an extremely hard worker.

April 4, 2015

 

Gracie Mancini-Rosas:

Rumi was very helpful and patient in assisting me find a home. I couldn't have asked for anyone better.

March 12, 2015  

Crannough Jones:

Rumi is more than a realtor to my family, she's become family. Rumi sold us (my mom, sister and I) our first home about 19 years ago and sold me my current home 3 years ago. Through the purchase of both homes, Rumi has been a trusted and knowledgeable advisor. The purchase of my new home span a period of three years. Her dedication was demonstrated during this time. Thank you Rumi and hope to see you soon!

March 6, 2015

Radu Marin:

Rumi helped us find the perfect house for our budget and location when we practically gave up hope. She had our best interest at heart all the way through the process, starting with inventory selection, going through price negotiations, inspections, repairs, loan application, and ending with a swift closing process despite many roadblocks. Rumi knows the market, has all the right connections and, above all, she’s very professional and pleasant to work with, always in touch and on top of things. We keep in touch periodically and we still seek her advice when it comes to home improvement, repairs, whatever is in style and sought by home buyers, to keep our home marketable. We recommended Rumi to our friends and they keep thanking us for that.

February 24, 2015

Alla Kanareykina:

We’ve known Rumi since 2001, when we first thought of moving to Washington DC area. She was always willing to help and to give good advice, and we became good friends. Only due to her extraordinary energy and support we bought a wonderful town house in Gaithersburg, though there were 5 applicants besides us… Two years ago we decided to build a new house, and again Rumi was of great help – introducing us to the building company and helping with documentation, house model selection, and interior design choices. She was taking care of so many problems that are inevitable at the time of construction… and now we live in a beautiful house full of sunlight. Dear Rumi, thank you!

February 8, 2015 

Jelena Gvozdenovic-Jeremic:

Rumi is very experienced, knowledgeable and hardworking person. Rumi spent countless hours with us looking for the right house. She used to say: “We will keep looking until we found the right one…”. She was very patient with us and at the end she helped us even recognized the right property for us. 
Local knowledge was particularly critical in our case, since we were looking in the area with a very specific market micro-economy. Since she lives and works locally she had her f...inger on the pulse of the market and she answered all important questions.
She was offering a full service package which was especially useful for us, as a first time home buyers .She helped us with a loan process which becomes more and more complex and demanding nowadays. Also, she had excellent company which did our house inspection, and at the end she helped us finding a contractor for our house renovation.
For us, she went far and beyond our expectations and we are very grateful to have such experienced and honest agent. We truly recommend her service to anyone we know looking for a house in MD/DC/VA area. Thank you Rumi!

February, 16, 2015 

 

David Yacubovich:

Just wanted to let everyone know how lucky we are that we met Rumi. Rumi helped us with purchasing our current house. The whole process of working with Rumi was a pleasure. Rumi is very knowledgeable in the field, she always was able to answer any question that we had, and we had a lot as a first time buyers, she was very helpful in any possible way. Very caring and warm person, always able to provide her very professional opinion and address any concerns. At the beginning of the process we were not sure about what area we should look for our future house, but Rumi was able to explain to us all the pros and cons of every house we were looking into, and finally to find the house that will fit all our needs. When you work with Rumi you can be sure that you will get the best possible service and the final deal will be the best possible. Thank you Rumi.

January 31, 2015 

Dmitriy Fotiyev:

- My parents bought their first house with Rumi in 2001. Since then, she has been and still is our family's real estate agent, consultant, and a friend.
- In 2011, Rumi helped facilitate my purchase of a three-story condominium in Georgetown in an all-cash deal. Her market expertise was particularly helpful in devising the bidding and negotiation strategy.
- In 2014, Rumi once again engaged with my family and helped my parents acquire a lot in Potomac and build a new home on it.

These were three very different purchases spanning over 14 years, but what makes them similar is Rumi’s professionalism and commitment to her customers. Rumi is not your regular real estate agent; her services go well beyond what other agents do for their customers. My parents have been building their new house for almost 2 years and Rumi was there with them through all the ups and downs: helping with valuable advice, consulting, negotiating with the builder and the banks, and doing everything possible to insure that my parents' new residence turned out exactly the way they dreamed it.

We highly recommend Rumi to others and are very grateful for everything she has done for our family!

February 3, 2015

Vessela Mavrodieva:

I had a great experience working with Rumi in 2011 to buy my first home in MD. As a first time homebuyer I needed education, support and guidance. Rumi provided all this. One thing I particularly liked about Rumi is that she showed me as many different types of homes (single family, townhouse, condos) as needed to find the right type and home for me. She was also very good in guiding me during the loan application process. I really enjoy my home that Rumi helped me buy. Thank you, Rumi!

January 31, 2015

George Acsente:

I know Rumi for 13 years now since my wife and I bought our first house. She helped us understand the process and her advice is providing now an income for my family, in times when we needed most. I highly recommend her expertise.

January 30, 2015 

Dina Rossi:

Rumiana came highly recommended from my friends so I decided to work with her in the purchase of my very first house. We found one pretty quickly, but after the inspection we realized some things were not quite as they should be so she advised me not to go forward with the purchase. Instead she advised towards looking again until we find the right one - which we did shortly after. In the process, she not only prepared all the paperwork, but also taught me the steps to follow and what to look for, since I was a newbie and didn't know the right questions to ask or the right things to look for. I felt that she took the time to help me not only as a client, but as a friend who had my best interests in mind. Knowledge, professionalism, patience, friendliness - those are only a few of the qualities for which I have been recommending her to others and will continue to do so!

January 29, 2015 

Mariana Vararean:

Working with Rumi was a pleasure, enthusiastic, professional and great knowledge where few of the characteristics that we loved about her. She helped us sell our house and supported us in a process that was not easy, we appreciate her patience with us looking for a new home and her understanding when our situation took us in a different way, moved out of state. We love to tell about our experience to our friends and some of them have already being working with Rumi.
We know that if we move back in the DC area we have a great Realtor to work with!

January 28, 2015 

Marjan Saber:

My husband and I met Rumi when we were buying our first home. She made that experience a happy and stress free one. Rumi is a great listener. She paid attention to us and our needs and used her knowledge to find us the best match. We loved working with her and ever since she has been our only real estate agent. She is always available and is very friendly. That makes it very easy to work with her.

January 27, 2015

Pisgah Coast

Best Realtor Agent in the DMV. We knew Rumy through a referral and Trusted her from day one after our first meeting. It was on a Sunday. After letting her know we were looking for an open house concept we went out and baam! we found a house that same Sunday. She put in an application and we were selected from 4 bidders. During inspection the seller's daughter started acting funny forcing us to withdraw our offer. Then on that very day she took us to two others and when went to a third, we new we found our home. Three things she is outstanding for:
1) She fights to make sure you win in any home contest.
2) She makes sure she explains a 100 times the paper work and the ups and downs of the mortgage type you are getting.
3) She always answers your calls and reply to text in the next minute.
Then a fourth is that she stays with you even after closing helping you out to settle. 
To sum this up in FOUR words:
SHE IS THE BEST.

 

April 17, 2016

Pisgah Coast – April 17, 2016

Best Realtor Agent in the DMV. We knew Rumi through a referral and trusted her from day one after our first meeting. It was on a Sunday. After letting her know we were looking for an open house concept we went out and bam! we found a house that same Sunday. She put in an application and we were selected from 4 bidders. During inspection the seller's daughter started acting funny forcing us to withdraw our offer. Then on that very day she took us to two others and when went to a third, we knew we found our home. Three things she is outstanding for:
1) She fights to make sure you win in any home contest.
2) She makes sure she explains a 100 times the paper work and the ups and downs of the mortgage type you are getting.
3) She always answers your calls and replies to text in the next minute.
Then a fourth is that she stays with you even after closing helping you out to settle. 
To sum this up in FOUR words:
SHE IS THE BEST.

 

Lana Rusakova  - April 25, 2016

Rumi Stoyan was recommended to us recently by a friend who was very satisfied by her experience with her as a real estate agent. I contacted Rumi and was glad to find out that she is very responsive, and actively involved in the entire process of search and buying of the house we needed. Rumi asked all the appropriate questions, listened carefully to our answers and quickly understood what were our needs and preferences. In a short period of time the house we liked was found. It turned out that other people also liked the same house. At this moment the Rumi’s skills and experience played very important role, because from the six offers for the house our offer, made by following Rumi’s advice, was accepted. As an additional bonus the house was estimated at higher price than the price we offered. Rumi’s help didn’t stop here. She connected us with a mortgage officer and the settlement company, guided us through every step to the settlement, which was done less than two months since we first met Rumi. I strongly recommend Rumi Stoyan to every seller or buyer of a house. Thank you, Rumi.

Olga Rakitina – June 17, 2016

My husband and I started looking for a house with Rumi Stoyan about two years ago. Our first choice was a Town House next to a golf course in Crofton, which was a short sale. Rumi explained to us that this could take a long time, but we liked the house and we were ready to wait. After several months the bank made a counteroffer on our price that wasn't in our best interest and we decided to withdraw our offer. Rumi was very supportive and told us that we will find a better house. In April of this year we settled in our beautiful Single Family Home near the Chesapeake Bay and the Downs Park. Seller paid almost the entire closing cost. We are very happy with our new home and thankful that Rumi was there throughout this long process. Thanks for all your help Rumi!

 

Alex Dagunts – August 18, 2016

Rumi Stoyan is very experienced real estate agent, whom we are happy to know and maintain friendly relations since 2003 when she helped us to buy our first home. This year we realized that we need Rumi’s help again because this time we wanted to downsize: sell our house and buy a condominium. We did numerous renovations and improvement on the property. To get the full value of the house we still needed to do some changes and here Rumi helped us enormously. We followed strictly all her suggestions, and at the first week we had three offers. Rumi knows dynamics of the markets very well and has a right judgment for the pricing, she was in contact with us any time when we needed her advice and that helped to close the transaction quickly. As we expected Rumi helped us to find and buy a beautiful condominium in sought after Kentlands. 
Thank you, Rumi!

 

Elena Tchernomazova – August 20, 2016

My family has known Rumi Stoyan since 2001 when she helped us buy our first home. We were very impressed with Rumi’s work, because she was consulting us at every step of the transaction, not ignoring any detail and made the purchase go smoothly and painlessly for us. Convinced in her competence and dedication to clients we asked Rumi to help us buy two investment properties. She overcame all hurdles during the transactions and brought them to successful settlements. Consecutively we sold one of the investment properties with Rumi’s help at the right time of the market. This year we decided to buy a single home and sell out existing properties. Again, Rumi’s help was invaluable. She instructed us how to prepare the properties for placing them on the market and determined the right selling price. She found the right contractors to do the necessary repairs and cosmetic changes. The transactions were smooth and at the same time Rumi helped us buy a wonderful single house matching our aesthetic and professional needs. We would recommend Rumi to everybody who is interested in buying or selling a real estate property.

 

Marina Sobchina – October 24, 2016

We had a chance to meet Rumi, while we were looking for the property to buy.
She was very helpful and answered a lot of questions, since we were first-time buyers. I was impressed with her professionalism and dedication. She gave us detailed information on every topic we had, emailed and responded super-fast. I would say she did even more than she had to. She took care of everything! After the settlement was over, she was continuing to work with us, making sure the contractor Ever, did his job well and in the specified scheduled time. It was a great pleasure working with her. I will always recommend Rumi to anyone who needs to buy or sell property. Thank you Rumi!

 

 

Angie Rivera – October 17, 2016

 

Rumi definitely went above and beyond her job. 5 stars really isn’t enough to rank her performance. As first time home buyers, we really couldn’t be happier that we found Rumi. She also has an incredible team of people she has worked throughout her career, from our amazing Loan Officer Chanin Wisler from First Washington Mortgage, to the home inspector from Top to Bottom.

Following are the things that I think Mike has been consistently exceeded:

1. Expertise-we all know that the quickest way to know a person’s level of knowledge is by asking tons of questions (I didn’t do it on purpose. It’s just what first home buyers do and me being myself). I couldn’t recall the specific questions that I’ve asked Rumi but I was very impressed every time when I got the response from Rumi. Her expertise and timely response makes her really reliable.

2. Timely communication –Rumi was on vacation as we were setting up for settlement but she did not skip a beat she was always in communication with us, via email, phone or text. It felt as if she was here. I couldn't believe she was over seas, and asked her to send me a picture. https://www.facebook.com/images/emoji.php/v9/t4c/1/16/1f642.png:) It’s not just about the deliver on time; it’s the accuracy of her response and the knowledge she has that really makes the whole home buying process smooth.

3. Care – I can honestly say she had our best interest at heart, we felt very comfortable throughout the whole process. Rumi quickly connected us with Chanin, who offered suggestions on how to build our credit, money savvy tips and available when we had questions. I would defiantly recommend Rumi to EVERYONE.

 

Mem Thorpe – November 21, 2016

Rumi Stoyan was more than excellent. She went above and beyond our expectations. As first time home buyers, we could not have asked for a better Realtor. She made the process so much easier for us. We will recommend her any day, any time.

 

Ksenia Belikova – June 26, 2017

We were looking for the house in Fairfax. Due to the popularity of location all the houses we picked were gone quickly. Then we found Rumi. She showed us three options that we didn’t see listed on websites. Those houses were only one day on the market. We chose one that we liked and she proceeded immediately. She contacted the seller the same day and that saved us a lot of time. Thanks to that we were able to “reserve” the house. The process was smooth with the exception that seller changed settlement date several times to be able to buy another house. But vacating date on our lease contract was overlapping with the settlement day. That would make us pay double, rent and mortgage, for 2 months! Rumi was very helpful in the negotiation with the seller and we got a rent-back.
We are so happy to move in next month!
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Polia Tzvetanova – June 29, 2017

Rumi and I first met about 10 months ago through a church member referral. I was relocating with my family to the DC metro area. Rumi was tremendously helpful to us understanding the DC metro real estate market where she has been a leading realtor for the last 25 years. She is exceptionally competent and was completely candid in disclosing to us her past experience with transactions and neighborhoods. She often gave us reality lessons - on DC metro pricing, fashions, trends and the subtle nuances of communities that a newcomer to the area would probably take many years to develop. With her help we landed at the pristine and serene Avenel community in Potomac. Rumi did not only help us find and close on our choice home. She proved herself to be an outstanding negotiator on our behalf and also held our hand in finding appropriate contractors for our future remodels. Thank you for everything you did for us Rumi! We hope we stay friends and have opportunities to return to you the favors you have bestowed on us! Polia & RajTop of Form


Zoya Chka – Sept 1, 2017

Rumi was highly recommended to us by a family friend, and we are so grateful for the referral. When we met Rumi, we have been struggling for several months to find a home that met all of our requirements in the very popular and competitive markets of Bethesda and Potomac. After losing multiple bids, we were starting to get discouraged.

For the first several weeks, Rumi went to see houses on our behalf and sent very detailed descriptions of her impressions of the house, including pictures, and her analysis of how it met/didn't meet our needs. We didn't have to waste our time on seeing properties that did not meet our requirements, which was a huge time saver for us. Rumi quickly understood exactly what we were looking for and her analysis and feedback was always right on target.

Only a few weeks after working with Rumi, the perfect house in a great location appeared on the market. Rumi went to see the home the same morning it hit the market and immediately contacted us to go and see it. We ended up in a multiple bid situation, with bids going over the asking price by over $50k. But Rumi worked her magic and we got the house, even though we were not the highest bid! Rumi was timely and efficient with getting all the paperwork through and ensuring that the closing went through successfully, which it did.

We could not be happier with the result and recommend Rumi with the highest regard. Her attention to detail, responsiveness, and great instincts are so very impressive. We also appreciate her husband Peter's help with this transaction, as he stepped in multiple times to help out when Rumi was busy.


 

 

Mame Diao – August 2, 2017

I have known Rumi for over 15 years and she is an excellent Real Estate Agent. She is very professional, diligent and on top of all details when it comes to working with a client to either buy or sell a house. She also is a real problem solver who would assist you with to resolve any needs you have even after the transaction is completed. I would recommend her to anyone selling or buying a house in the DC, MD and VA areas. You are the Best. Thank You for Everything! 

Rumi Stoyan Chuknyiska, Ph.D.