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We were extremely please with the work of Sherri Sembly.

We always felt that she understood our needs and interest. Sherri was always timely, very professional and unrelenting in providing us with the best possible options. Once we decided on a location, Sherri along with her lender made it possible for us to close in 3 weeks.

Ronald and Marie Braxton

LaKeta is truly exceptional!

She guided us every step of the way and refused to let us settle. As veterans, we sought a realtor who understood the process, and she went above and beyond, even showing us properties via video every weekend. Her knowledge and dedication made the daunting task of purchasing a home from overseas seamless. She is completely trustworthy, transparent, and truly understands her client's wants and needs. A perfect 10/10 recommendation. We will certainly work with her again in the future. She is simply the best!

Ericka C (Homebuyer)

LaKeta is outstanding!

Her service and exceptional expertise she provided throughout the process of selling my home was fantastic! It was a pleasure working with her. Thank you for your guidance and expertise, my home sold in a remarkably short time frame and at the asking price. I cannot recommend your services highly enough.

William Simpson

Nisha is very professional and very Diligent.

She is an amazing person and business women. We love working with her and look forward to working with her in the near future. Nish thanks for all you have done for us and our family!!!! Thanks ...The Jordan’s xoxo

Aundre Jordan

Laketa is an amazing Real Estate professional.

She is a seller's and buyer's agent. While conducting business with Laketa by my side I learned a few important facts about her that inspires me to continue future real estate opportunities with Laketa. She is respected in the community. Other agents, settlement companies. and brokers prefer working with her opposed to others. Most importantly, she is always on top of her work load and has the compasity to work with multiple clients all at once. Lastly, she is a trainer and educator. I personally witnessed Laketa train a team of new agents in a servant leadership manner. I have worked with many in the real estate industry and Laketa sets herself ahead of all others. Most importantly...she loves what she does!

James Laster (Owner)

From the initial consultation, listing agreement, staging & showings, inspection and settlement process, her performance was top notch.

Nisha helped us clear several hurdles, provided referrals, facilitated closing and maximized our return. Truly a full service RE professional, we cannot recommend Ms. Smithrick strongly enough!

V. Lericos

Mr Hawkins is a patient and caring Realtor and will go above and beyond to make sure his clients are satisfied .

Angela Hayden

Sherri is AMAZING!

I used Sherri for the purchase of my condo and she really took great care of me. She was on top of everything, from the showings straight through to settlement (and even after). I then chose to use Sherri when I decided to rent out my property and once again she was wonderful. From helping me understand the process to following up with me throughout the year. I plan to use Sherri for any of my future real estate needs!

Moya Sebo

Nisha is excellent as a Realtor.

She is always available to answer questions and that was especially helpful for me as I was a first time home buyer with VA homebuyer assistance. Her team of experts were amazing and patient with me as I had a lot of question involving the process and even with the past year of ownership. She is very intuitive of your wants and needs when looking for your home and sticks with you through the whole process. I am grateful for all her help and could never have done it without her.

Jacki Postlethwait

Dr.

Burgess was highly knowledgeable, communicative and effective in navigating my search for a new home. Any time I had a question, I did not hesitate to reach out to her. In turn, she quickly provided me with answers and resolutions. Dr. Burgess maintained excellent contact with any listing agents, submitted timely offers, negotiated well and most importantly, got me into a home I adore.

Lana A (Attorney)

If you want a real estate agent that is more interested in your happiness and less about the sale then Sherri is the person for you.

I trusted her opinion like I would one of my family members because I knew she always had my best interest at heart. I was a first time home buyer and asked a million questions that Sherri answered promptly and kindly. She was patient and never pushy. Even though I just bought a house, I cannot wait to buy another one so I have the opportunity to work with Sherri again. She is honestly the best I could have asked for.

Brittany Cudmore

Zaria did an outstanding job supporting me throughout the process of purchasing my lot.

She is professional and courteous and was always responsive to any questions that I had. I would highly recommend her and I would reach out to her again for any future real estate needs.

Dana Murr (Registered Nurse)

Nisha is absolutely wonderful!

!! Nisha walked us through the selling of our old home and the purchasing of our new home. What seemed like it would be a super stressful experience, Nisha helped every step of the way getting us multiple offers and a contract in just 2 weeks. If that wasn't impressive enough, Our "potential" new house already had 5 offers on it and we became the 6th offer. We not only secured the house but most of our demands as the buyers were met from the sellers. I would recommend Nisha to all my friends and family!

Jasmine Jordan

She wasn’t afraid to be honest with me, from the start, even if it meant losing me as a client.

She encouraged me to move forward with my initial goal, to sell my home, when I hit a snag and stopped the show. Nikki’s response to that, helped me to regroup and get back on track. She reminded me, that it was in my best interest, to sell. I felt as though my house was displayed adequately and thoroughly , to potential buyers, as there seemed to be no shortage of scheduled showings. She was very organized, especially in regard to the open house. Nikki was quick on the draw with sending documents to be signed. She expressed enthusiasm and positivity; she was polished, and dressed to the T. Initially, I felt as though her fee was too high for me, but in the end it seemed fitting. Her sign, however, became problematic, in my front yard, as it became lopsided, and I felt as though she didn’t take care of it, in a timely manner. When the buyer put in an offer, Nikki strongly suggested that I take it, although it was substantially lower than the listed price. I was excited about the offer because it seemed right, however, I’m not sure why she/we, didn’t counter it. At settlement, I was very happy with the proceeds. I had no qualms about it. She got my house sold, for me! Nikki also got me away from what had become an ongoing and extremely difficult living situation. It was one which was detrimental to my mental health, healthy wellbeing, and personal safety. Thank you.

Carolyn Blanche Kahoe

Sherri Sembly & team are fantastic professionals!

Listed and sold my home in 3 days. Their marketing ,photography are the best. Highly recommend for selling or buying.

R. Swann

Mrs.

Burgess was the most wonderful agent to work with. She was knowledgeable and helpful the whole way. She fought for our wants and wishes and madie it happen. Jessica Laster

Jessica Laster

Lesley Johnson helped us this summer to find an apartment for our elderly friend.

She did so much beyond what was expected, to push for our application to be accepted, and it was! I am so grateful to her for all the fantastic work she did to help our family find ideal housing for a complex situation. Thank you Lesley and Next Home Forward!

Gabrielle Finck

Sherri is the absolute best!

She made selling my home smooth and easy. She’s strategic, knowledgeable, and caring. Want someone that will go the extra mile to get the job done and put your mind at ease, she’s the one. I HIGHLY recommend Sherri!!!

Danielle Bond

Working with Laketa was a great experience.

She was patient, knowledgeable and flexible through out. Would recommend her for anyone looking for someone who is all of the above and also advocate for you.

Avril Johnson

Ashley has been amazing from the beginning of this process.

She gathered information about me and my life. With my unique situation, Ashley worked diligently to make my dreams a reality in finding my home. She is a true gem and I am fortunate to have met her. Her skill set and outgoing personality are incredible, which makes her perfect for this role. I highly recommend Ashley to anyone looking to find the home of their dreams.

Virginia Espree (Ms. )

Sherri worked with my son and I to purchase his first home in Bel Air, MD.

It took a couple of months before we found 'THE PLACE' because we had a specific price range, amenities, school district and other demands. And she was GREAT! She always stayed on top of things, made herself available and had excellent follow up and follow through skills....before, during and AFTER we closed. He loves his place and now she and her new partner are keeping their eyes open for a place for our younger son. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Theresa McLarney

Dr.

LaKeta Burgess was truly awesome, she was patient in answering the numerous questions we had throughout the process of searching, touring, and closing on our house. She was impressive with her honesty, transparency, and knowledge of the market. Her responsiveness was incredible, and availability to schedule home / video tours for varying schedules and time zones was helpful and truly appreciated. Her energy and calmness help put me at ease in a process that can be quite stressful. She truly listened to what we were looking for, she was honest on what is possible in the market and price range we had in mind. Her critical eye for details and understanding of our needs was excellent. We truly felt heard and felt she was looking out for our needs. We are happy with our new home and thankful for her assistance. We would recommend her to anyone in a heartbeat!

Amaryllis & Tony Diaz

LaKeta is #dabomb!

Her commitment to excellence was evident in every aspect of the selling process. She went above and beyond to ensure that my property was presented in its best light, utilizing professional photography and a comprehensive marketing strategy to ensure we received our asking price. Despite her busy schedule, she always made me feel like a priority. LaKeta's responsiveness and availability, whether through phone calls, emails, or virtual meetings, it provided me with a sense of confidence and trust. Her professionalism and integrity were unwavering, and I felt well-supported throughout the entire selling journey. I highly recommended!!

Felicia Simpson

I truly appreciate working with Laketa Burgess.

She is and was knowledgeable, intentional and professional. She took the time to explain things to me and worked to get this first time homebuyer into a home despite the small turn around time I had. She's been an ally, friend, and advisor and helped me navigate a difficult time to buy a house. My growing family and I are immensely grateful to had had the opportunity to work with her. Thank you, Thank you I will recommend you to everyone I know if they want to receive the best service possible! I will definitely be back to you when it's time to sell and purchase.

Ms Jessie Chevez (Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist )

An aspiring committed real estate agent.

I have been on a journey to find a passion and career that i would love. I have been in the health care field for 15yrs and counting due to being a great service to others. You meet so many great people and build long term friendships. Health care will forever have my heart but i have set out to find another way to provide service and i believe real Estate is it.

Octavia Allen

I utilized the services of Calvin Islar, Jr.

as my real estate agent. Mr. Islar was always professional and extremely knowledgeable when responding to any questions related to my purchase,. He made the home-buying experience seamless from the onset of the buying process to closing by responding to calls timely and following up to ensure the necessary documents were completed. I highly recommend Mr. Islar for your next home-buying journey. You will not be disappointed!

Pennye Jones

I want you for all your many efforts in the acquisition of our new property.

Finding a legitimate home is not that easy. We found the hard way. With advice from Nikki we were able to make sound and wise decisions. In moving forward with the process. So we were able to close on a very nice property. TD Bank is the underwriter ask for Amit Desai . Also did wonders as well . I recommend using this team of people.

Gilbert Bryant (Chemical Operator 33yrs)

Sherri is Awesome!

She made home selling and buying doable and occasionally even fun, which is saying a lot considering how much stress the whole process of moving can cause. I am so grateful to have had her in my corner. Her expertise, her positive attitude, and her ability to get things done are unmatched. Very highly recommend!!

Katri Lein

I would definitely recommend Travis to anyone who is looking for a knowledgeable, trustworthy, and dedicated real estate agent.

His strategic approach made the process smooth and stress-free. Thank you for helping us to find the perfect place to call home.

Tayseer Azzubaydi

My name is Tiesha and my fiance Reggie and I were looking for a place to call home.

We were being denied everywhere because of our credit and rental history. After almost giving up on our search and becoming homeless, we met Malik. He help us found our dream home and didn't give up on finding the right home for us. He asked what exactly are we looking for and he made sure we got it. He stayed in contact with us everyday and anytime we texted him he responded immediately. He then went with us to see the house to make sure everything was good. After we were approved and moved in, he came the same day as we were moving to check on us and say congratulations. Malik was amazing and we are definitely keeping his number for our next home!!!!

Tiesha Garrus

Absolutely the sweetest sales person ever!

Professional and not at all any pressure! Very helpful and honest! Better than 5 stars! Highly recommend!!!

Diane Hagens

It has been a pleasure working with LaKeta.

She is a team player and wants her clients to succeed. She sees challenges and creates feasible solutions. Within a short time of working with her I obtained my first investment property in Williamsburg, VA. I look forward to more transactions together.

Julian Jones (Investor)

She wasn’t afraid to be honest with me, from the start, even if it meant losing me as a client.

She encouraged me to move forward with my initial goal, to sell my home, when I hit a snag and stopped the show. Nikki’s response to that, helped me to regroup and get back on track. She reminded me, that it was in my best interest, to sell. I felt as though my house was displayed adequately and thoroughly , to potential buyers, as there seemed to be no shortage of scheduled showings. She was very organized, especially in regard to the open house. Nikki was quick on the draw with sending documents to be signed. She expressed enthusiasm and positivity; she was polished, and dressed to the T. Initially, I felt as though her fee was too high for me, but in the end it seemed fitting. Her sign, however, became problematic, in my front yard, as it became lopsided, and I felt as though she didn’t take care of it, in a timely manner. When the buyer put in an offer, Nikki strongly suggested that I take it, although it was substantially lower than the listed price. I was excited about the offer because it seemed right, however, I’m not sure why she/we, didn’t counter it. At settlement, I was very happy with the proceeds. I had no qualms about it. She got my house sold, for me! Nikki also got me away from what had become an ongoing and extremely difficult living situation. It was one which was detrimental to my mental health, healthy wellbeing, and personal safety. Thank you.

Carolyn Blanche Kahoe

He doing really good job help to buy my house

David rosado

She is a very good real estate lady, very persistent, will call you right back, very nice respectful lady, and determined to put you in the Dream House in your range, I would recommend her to friends and family.

Anonymous

Great and hard worker, the best realtor ever.

Thanks Nisha for all we really appreciate.

Hans Vizcaino

Zaria truly took the time to get to know our needs and wants in our new home.

She was very open and honest about the process and being a first time home buyer myself it really made the process feel more at ease. She was not afraid to ensure that her client's requests were voiced with the other party and I admire that in an agent and feel it is an important quality to have. She went above and beyond as I was making an out of state move to home I had never physically walked into. I can not thank you her enough for everything she did to make our move in day as seamless as possible.

Elias Orozco (Compliance Manager)

Stephen was a true professional.

He took the time to educate me on all the options I had and was a great communicator. Stephen and his team did a fantastic job and I would highly recommend him for anyone looking for a smooth experience

Rick Saville

Sherri Sembly has been an extraordinary Realtor.

She sold my house in two days and was there to follow me through all the paperwork necessary steps to complete the job. I highly recommend her to anyone who is seeking professional assistance.

Danny Reyna

I highly recommend Zaria for her exceptional support during our home search.

Her commitment went beyond expectations, especially as we relocated from out of state. She dedicated time to meet with the inspector, coordinate with house cleaners, and engage with us via face time regularly to provide updates. Her proactive approach and genuine concern for our needs made the entire process smoother. Her invaluable assistance showcases not only her expertise in finding the right home but also her dedication to ensuring a seamless transition. We are grateful for her outstanding service and professionalism.

Matt Zamorano

Nikki is a very good realtor with good knowledge of Baltimore neighborhoods.

She is attentive and asked good questions and directed me through good conversations. I believe she is a newer agent and still have some knowledge to gain but is dedicated and willing to work for the client not the other way around!

Matthew Flowers

Travis Hawkins did a wonderful job with helping my family find our dream home.

He was always on time when we had appointments and communicated with me on a consistent basis. Travis as well made my family always feel welcomed and answered my questions in a timely manner. If I found a home not with in his realty company he’d get me a next day appointment or means to see the home quickly. I would 100% recommend him to friends/family and really anyone who is looking for their dream home. I am so happy I had someone like Travis by my side every step of the way. 🩵

Dana Wells (Supervisor Inside Sales)

Sherri was there to help us every step of the way during the process of buying our first home.

Sherri was always very professional and caring when it came to looking out for our best interest. As a first-time homebuyer, we had a lot of questions. Sherri was always there to address our concerns in a timely and knowledgeable fashion. It was a pleasure to have Sherri as our realtor and we would highly recommend her to anyone looking for their new home. Thanks Sherri!

Mike Novia

What can we say besides…fantastic, go-getter, and extremely pleasant to work with.

We are so grateful for LaKeta’s hard work and dedication. She was on top of every detail, from the initial home search to the final closing. LaKeta was kind and patient as she listened to our every detail of what we looked for in our true ‘Dream home’. Her professionalism, knowledge, helpfulness and quick to respond to each question we asked. She helped us find our dream home faster than we ever thought possible. Her keen eye for detail and understanding of our needs were commendable. We are extremely happy with our purchase and felt very well taken care of during the entire process. Her negotiation skills were top-notch and she was able to secure our dream home in a timeframe that seemed impossible. She was always available and went the extra mile to make sure we were comfortable throughout the entire process. We would recommend LaKeta without any reservations! Thank you for such a great experience! We love our new home!

Matthew Hawes

As a home inspector I have seen many agents come and go,,,, Sherri is here to stay!

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Dan Martin

One of the most professional agents I've come across

Iesha Jackson

Well, well, it's time for my review.

lol I loved working with Mrs. Sherri. Great person and a hard worker, I might add. She will stay on top of things with you and walk you through everything . If you want your next home, go with NextHome Forward into your next home!!!!

Michael Bowman

LaKeta was an amazing Realtor.

Every house that we viewed was perfect! I have already recommended her to others, and will continue to do so.

Brian Corbin (Owner, Same God New Me)

Sherri is extremely professional, thorough, and hardworking!

She takes her job very seriously and knows real estate inside and out. Sherri always made herself available to me and communicated every detail of our transaction. She is always honest and direct, with a kind heart and a passion for what she does, and is a wonderful advocate for her clients. I would highly recommend Sherri to anyone considering listing their home or purchasing a new home!

Melanie Selvi

Laketa did an exceptional job with assisting me with my home buying process.

I look forward to working with her again. You won’t be disappointed.

Lauren Jones

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