Altaf Mohamed

Altaf Mohamed

Realtor® | VP of The Mattingly Group of Compass
Experience
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Specialties

New Construction, Works First Time Buyers, Rentals, Foreclosure, Short Sales, REO Properties, Resale Residential, Condominiums, Urban Living, , Single Family Homes, Townhomes

Languages: Gujarati, Hindi, Swahili, English

Education

Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, MS Physical Therapy

Client Testimonials

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★★★★★
"We worked with Altaf to buy a new investment property. I have worked with about half-a-dozen realtors over the years for various properties. Altaf is far the best I've worked with and highly recommend him! Even though we were in a "sellers" market (I was the buyer), Altaf did not create an unnecessary fear or pressure that I've seen with other realtors. He was matter-of-fact about everything and didn't let emotions (ours or his) get in the way. In retrospect this was a great advantage. He is very knowledgeable about the area and brings that to the table. He was able to help decide on the right neighborhood, talk about pros and cons and bring a more global perspective to us. We were all over the map (location, price, etc...) and he was able to be flexible and help guide us. Altaf is also very responsive. There is no "I'll get back to you in a few days" type of thing. He responds to his messages almost immediately and takes the necessary actions right away. At one point my wife was firing six, seven, eight properties at a time to him that she was interested in. Within short order he had arranged for viewings and mapped it so that the drive was optimal for us rather than zigzagging across the city. Last thing is he has a lot of contacts and connections that are excellent. He provided a suggestion for an insurance who cut my insurance costs in half, we used a title company that was far superior to the one that I used for closing on my other home, the inspection company he recommended was top-notch. Overall, I can't think of anything more we would want in an agent - knows the market, super responsive, lots of contacts and just a good guy all around."
BRS FRS
★★★★★
"Altaf Mohamed enabled us to buy a single-family detached home in Potomac and to sell a co-op apartment The Promenade in Bethesda. With his close attention and guidance, we sold the apartment at a good price and bought the home at a good price, both with a minimum of stress (for us -- if there was stress, Altaf absorbed without complaint). Altaf clearly knows how to screen offerings so as to home-in on the optimum home from the many , saving us a lot of time, shoe-leather, and angst. And he gave us great guidance in selling the co-op apartment, for example guiding our decisions on how much to spend on what in order to make the place attractive to buyers. He listened patiently to our ideas, took them into account, and guided us gently when we needed it. Altaf responded promptly, honestly, and effectively to all our queries and to all the communications from other , sellers, and buyers involved in our buying the house and selling the apartment. Thanks to Altaf and for arranging the home warranty policy. We did not know we needed it, but when the home’s elderly HVAC system failed only a few weeks after we moved in, the home warranty saved us a substantial bundle. We commend Altaf Mohamed to anyone buying or selling a primary residence or making decisions about how, when, where to invest in rental property or even making decisions about remodeling. We certainly will be seeking him out again whenever we have any real estate-related decisions to make or actions to take."

AJ SR
★★★★★
"Altaf is fantastic! If you are looking to purchase a home (especially as a first time buyer), we would highly recommend working with him! Searching for the right home: Altaf takes the time to really understand what you are looking for, and he helps buyers prioritize the important home elements. Not only is he patient and thoughtful, but also incredibly knowledgeable. In our search, Altaf would draw attention to different aspects of homes, allowing us to make more informed decisions when evaluating our options. Purchasing process: Altaf was incredible! From putting in an offer to closing day, Altaf guided us every step along the way, with constant communication and professionalism. The closing process can be stressful and confusing at times, but Altaf kept us on a timeline, ensuring we submitted every bit of information on time and to the right party. We are very grateful for Altaf's services and would recommend him again!"

CP AA
★★★★★
"My husband and I could not be more thrilled our experience with Altaf. He was incredibly responsive, knowledgeable, and flexible. To out of our previous residence on time, we only had a several week window following pre-approval, to see homes for the first time and get under contract. Altaf's pleasant personality and attitude made the experience as a first time homebuyer absolutely incredible. Any tiny snag, he guided us through calmly. He smoothly handled all of the digital communication and Esigning (especially important during Covid). His team of inspectors and relationships with our financial institution made the process that much easier. We could not recommend Altaf any more highly to folks looking in the DMV!"

TC
★★★★★
"Altaf is an absolutely incredible agent. He is that rare gem of professionals who is passionate, knowledgeable, hard-working, smart, selfless, and a pleasure to talk to. All of these qualities proved essential with our house sale. After having worked with several other in the past, and comparing several for our current home sale, we went with Altaf. He had a thorough knowledge of the market trends on our street and had already spoken to that had sold houses on our street in the past few months. He knew our house was worth more than what other had estimated, which resulted in us making more money at the end of the process. Our house went up for sale right before the City shut down due to COVID and all open houses were prohibited. During those first few unprecedented weeks, all potential buyers in the market stayed home. Altaf spent countless hours and late nights talking us through various options, strategies, and scenarios. Our situation was complicated our need to sell the home within a limited time frame to be able to have the money to complete the purchase of another home we had already contracted for. Altaf approached every conversation cool, collected, and with a solid game-plan. Altaf ultimately sold our home for the price we wanted - and much higher than what other thought it could go for - in the middle of a pandemic. In short, I would say that you never know what type of complications will arise during a transaction. But when trouble arises, you want Altaf to be the one representing you."

AN
★★★★★
"We had a terrific experience working with Altaf on the purchase of our home in Washington DC. Altaf is incredibly responsive, and super connected with market and industry trends. He also is very knowledgeable and provided helpful insight and feedback as we hunted for the right home. We highly recommend Altaf!"

GA
★★★★★
"My wife and I had an excellent experience working with Altaf to purchase our first home. We were super picky and, as a first-time home buyer, generally wary so we took way longer to settle for one. Altaf put up with all that and stayed with us all through. He is thorough, patient and very professional. He is a resourceful and a fun guy to work with. We massively recommend Altaf!!!"

CP
★★★★★
"Altaf has been an incredible partner in the purchase/sale of multiple homes for our family. He develops a firm understanding of the buyers priorities and works aggressively to find the right solutions. On the sales side, he was excellent at promoting our properties and consistently secured us multiple offers. Any homebuyer or seller would be fortunate to have Altaf on their team."

RM
★★★★★
"My wife and I absolutely loved working with Mr. Altaf. He was great about breaking down the entire home buying process. Being an industry expert, he knows the ins and outs of the market. I would HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend working with Altaf - we certainty will be using his services when we start our next home search!"

J
★★★★★
"I cannot say enough good things about Altaf -- he was an excellent resource and help when we were selling properties for my father in law's estate. He always provided solid and calm advice. I highly recommend him to any buyer/seller in the MD/VA/DC area."

AL
★★★★★
"We had a wonderful experience working with Altaf on the purchase of our home in DC. He was responsive, and knowledgeable and provided great insight. He was able to advocate for us and get quick answers when it came to bid time. It felt as though our home buying process took no time at all because of how efficient and effective Altaf was. We enthusiastically recommend Altaf to anyone looking for a home."

FJ
★★★★★
"We worked with Altaf on our first home that we recently bought. Working with Altaf was great because he guided through the process including but not limited to having a detailed and lengthy knowledge session to walk us through the home buying process and answer all our questions and reservations about the process. Altaf was extremely patient through the process in showing us homes, constantly answering innumerable annoying questions, analyzing the pros and cons of each home that we toured along with us, and finally helping us find the perfect home and negotiate a good deal for us. If you are in the market to buy a home or sell one, I would highly recommend Altaf because it is great to be able to work with someone that understands you and someone who you can always turn to for advice"

DT
★★★★★
"Altaf came highly recommended a group of colleagues who had the pleasure of working with him. Being first time homeowners, we were looking for a realtor patient enough to give us a thorough overview of the processes. Altaf did not disappoint. He stuck with us through hurdles that forced us to shelf our home buying decision. In the end, we found our beautiful first home and made a good friend. My wife and I highly recommend him."

SR
★★★★★
"I enthusiastically recommend that potential home buyers or sellers strongly consider working with Altaf Mohamed! When we were looking for a home, Altaf was in constant communication, highly responsive, always friendly, smart, and a gentleman. It astonished us how Altaf would always get us in to see any home we asked about, within hours. Altaf always made us feel as if he was exclusively dedicated to us and our needs. Even more, he was wonderful with our young children, keeping them entertained while we viewed the homes. He was also really thoughtful. For example, when it was raining outside, he would arrive early at the home we were viewing to welcome us in through the dry garage. Altaf advised us with deep experience, honesty and our best interests clearly in mind – even when it reduced his commission but saved us money. When we finally found the house we loved, Altaf was amazing in the intensely competitive drama of in-person, multi-offer bidding and negotiations. Altaf won us our bid for our dream home - at a lower price than others were offering - because of the great respect that the sellers and their Realtor had for Altaf’s integrity in all dealings. Altaf had become such an integral part of our life and our family for so many months during the home search that our children were upset to learn they wouldn’t continue to see Altaf on a routine basis. This recommendation is the smallest token of our deep gratitude for all that Altaf has done for us."

AS
★★★★★
"As a general contractor, I have worked with Altaf on the sale and purchase of many properties for clients since 2009. Every transaction has been flawless and executed perfectly. This is because Altaf pays attention to details and puts the customer's interests at the forefront. Customer centric the first time and every time. In the case of my property, Altaf took great care in preparing the property for sale, holding open houses and using all available and social media avenues to maximize awareness. The property sold very quickly and for the asking price. He has been my agent of record and I have referred him to many clients who have experienced the same results as me. The best of the best in his field. Honest, thorough, competent, always available, customer centric and above all else-responsive. 100% and five stars!"

SB
★★★★★
"Altaf is the most professional, hardworking guy on the East Coast!!! He is the only honest realtor you will ever meet. This comes from his healthcare background as physical Therapist and Altaf really should be elevated to hero status!!! Great!! great!!!great guy!!! I cannot say enough good about him. Altaf if you ever see this, You are truly a class act!!"

TM
★★★★★
"I have worked closely with Altaf Mohamed for the purchase of two homes in DC. On both occasions, Altaf was knowledgeable about the market, negotiations, pricing, and provided a wealth of advice and recommendations for mortgage professionals, home inspections, and other related needs. He spent countless hours helping me find the exact homes I was looking for and is friendly and kind, making it a true pleasure to work with him. I would work with Altaf again any time and have recommended him to several of my friends in the DC area."

HI
★★★★★
"We chose Altaf to help us sell our beloved Bethesda home. Our experience with him could not have been better. He is professional, friendly, honest and always available. Altaf provided constant support through every step of the process, from letting us know exactly what home improvements would be most and least effective to finding the right professionals to do it to getting our house sold within the first few hours it was on the market (and for over asking.) He turned what could have been a stressful and difficult time into one that was smooth and painless. You won't find a better person to walk you through the process."

ZM
★★★★★
"Altaf provided exceptional service and was great to work with. He is extremely knowledgeable and quick to respond. He made the home buying experience so easy. I absolutely recommend his services!"

S
★★★★★
"Mr. Altaf Mohamed was wonderful to work with. The whole process was seamless. He is extremely easy going, we highly recommend him."

S
★★★★★
"Altaf is simply amazing. He guided me throughout the process, spending countless hours. I would like to Thank him for making the entire process seamless for me. He is a true professional and A thorough gentleman. I would strongly recommend him to everyone."

S
★★★★★
"Our family has lived in the DMV for 10+ years and Altaf has been our realtor from the beginning. With his expertise in the DC and MD markets, we have purchased 2 homes and sold 1 home together. Altaf guided us through each of these sales with professionalism, patience and unbelievable support. Altaf makes you feel like you're his only client. He was with us every step of the way!"

R
★★★★★
"Altaf was great to work with and he found our perfect home. He was very responsive throughout the entire process, from working around our work schedules, the back and forth negotiations, to the closing (during COVID-19 nonetheless). Altaf is incredibly; professional and easy to work with, he also really cares and treats you like family."

A
★★★★★
"As a general contractor, I have worked with Altaf on the sale and purchase of many properties for clients since 2009. Every transaction has been flawless and executed perfectly. This is because Altaf pays attention to details and puts the customer's interests at the forefront. Customer centric the first time and every time. In the case of my property, Altaf took great care in preparing the property for sale, holding open houses and using all available and social media avenues to maximize awareness. The property sold very quickly and for the asking price. He has been my agent of record and I have referred him to many clients who have experienced the same results as me. The best of the best in his field. Honest, thorough, competent, always available, customer centric and above all else-responsive. 100% and five stars!"

F
★★★★★
"We couldn't have had a better experience. Altaf was systematic in making sure we knew what we wanted and then quickly got us to a number of houses that fit our needs. In fact, we found our ideal home after only two weekends of visits! Altaf and his team were particularly helpful in a unique situation regarding our home heating conversion and interacted with vendors on our behalf and pressed them when they didn't deliver. We are very thankful and impressed!"

N
★★★★★
"Altaf is an amazing person and an expert realtor. He was very patient with our family as we were looking for that one place that everyone in the family could call home. Thanks, Altaf for sharing your expertise, resourcefulness, hard work, and patience with us. We are Home! Thanks a lot!"

A
★★★★★
"I was a first-time home buyer and Altaf walked through every step of the process with me. He helped me identify the homes that best fit what I was looking for and thoroughly reviewed every document I had to sign so I had an understanding of everything that was happening. If you're looking for someone trustworthy to buy a home with or sell your home, Altaf is the best choice!"

B.L.
★★★★★
"I have known Altaf personally and professionally for over a decade. I have never found him to be anything less than a consummate and knowledgeable professional. I always find him a delight to work with."

NS
★★★★★
"My experience with Altaf had been extremely positive. His knowledge of real-estate market, area (location), and all the ins and outs of buying/selling were incredible. His responsiveness through emails, text messages, and phone calls were very impressive and he keeps his clients needs as his priority. Another incredible thing about him is thoroughness in paperwork and follow ups. I would recommend him for any and all real-estate needs for anyone."

James Bond
★★★★★
"Altaf is an amazing, well informed and patient realtor. He helped purchase my primary home and a rental property. He has been resourceful, helped me navigate through the process seamlessly. Appreciate it."

SJ 
★★★★★
"We highly recommend Altaf as he patiently and diligently helped us search our home, which almost took us 1.5years. He was honest with his opinion on every house we saw. He helped us see the details of the house. He was always available and was prompt with all his replies. He helped us draft an offer and the contract while providing valuable insight. We are truly thankful for all his hard work and treating us as a family!"

MT
★★★★★
"Altaf is a highly professional, understanding, reliable, and trustworthy realtor. I met him in 2009 when I was looking to buy a house. He patiently guided me through out the entire process and helped me buy a house that meets my needs. He is always willing and happy to help even if I am not in the market. Altaf also took care of the entire process of selling my house in 2019, when I was not in the country. In Altaf, I found not only an excellent realtor but also a very reliable and trusted source of advice. I strongly recommend Altaf to anyone who is looking for a realtor."

NK
★★★★★
"Altaf is simply the absolute VERY best!! As a first-time home buyer I was notably picky, indecisive, and also had no idea how the whole process worked. However, Altaf’s steady hand, patience, thoughtful guidance, extensive experience, and depth of knowledge were instrumental in ensuring that it was an overall phenomenal experience. His creativity, innovation, and dedication ensured our offer was the strongest in a highly competitive market as we had to compete with multiple offers. In the end, I was able to purchase my dream condo entirely because Altaf went above and beyond to make the seemingly impossible, possible! He’s the very best of the best and I firmly believe Altaf is absolutely the one you want your side working with you whether you are a home buyer or seller!"

★★★★★
"It was a real pleasure working with Altaf. I bought two properties through Altaf within 3 months. He also helped me in renting out those properties. His experience and expertise was very valuable. He is professional, punctual and always available for you. He goes above and beyond to meet his clients' needs. I highly recommend Altaf for your real estate needs. I will continue to work with him in future."

NC AND SM
★★★★★
"Altaf is simply the absolute VERY best!! As a first-time home buyer I was notably picky, indecisive, and also had no idea how the whole process worked. However, Altaf’s steady hand, patience, thoughtful guidance, extensive experience, and depth of knowledge were instrumental in ensuring that it was an overall phenomenal experience. His creativity, innovation, and dedication ensured our offer was the strongest in a highly competitive market as we had to compete with multiple offers. In the end, I was able to purchase my dream condo entirely because Altaf went above and beyond to make the seemingly impossible, possible! He’s the very best of the best and I firmly believe Altaf is absolutely the one you want your side working with you whether you are a home buyer or seller!"

T AND R
★★★★★
"I cannot begin to explain how amazing Altaf was throughout the home buying process. As first-time home buyers my wife and I had done a ton of research about the process and thought we knew what we needed to know. However, Altaf walked us through the entire process from start to finish and answered any and all questions we had (which were a lot). He was professional, knowledgeable, responsive, proactive, calming, gave great advice and recommendations, and was not overbearing or pushy in any part of the process (you can add-in any other synonyms for amazing and they absolutely apply). We put in a few offers and ended up going with a short sale that had so many moving parts it was crazy! Altaf was on top of everything and helped work with us, the selling agent, the seller, the seller's bank, everything up until 30 minutes before our closing to make sure all the agreements, amendments, changes, documents, everything was in place and done to put us at ease. What was not the standard first-time home buyer experience was relatively smooth and he handled all the little bumps and snags along the way. And his team or trusted contacts (title companies, lenders, home inspectors, , etc.) are all amazing and were critical to our purchase. I would advise anyone who is looking to buy a home to go with Altaf! He is absolutely amazing and keeps your best interests in mind and is truly impartial. He will give you his professional thoughts and opinions only after you've voiced your concerns and doesn't try to push you into a purchase that you are not 100% comfortable with. He also has an amazing way of calming your nerves and walking you through each step. Not to mention his amazing stories and anecdotes! Altaf is a genuinely great person who cares about you, your family, and your home. He is engaging and accommodating and continues to check-in on our minor renovations after our purchase and offers us tips and tricks for the best resale value down the road. We may have just purchased our first home, but I'm already excited and looking forward to buying our second home with him as soon as possible (but maybe not for 5 to 7 years)!"
FRS
★★★★★
"This letter is to express our appreciation to Mr. Altaf Mohamed for the excellent services we received from him for the purchase of a second home in Potomac Maryland, in May 2020, and the sale of our son’s coop apartment in Bethesda in January 2021, during the CoVid Pandemic. We have worked with several real estate and for purchase and sale of several properties over the last four decades and can say with confidence that Altaf is far the best agent we have ever used. Altaf is a very helpful and supportive real estate agent. He is patient, professional and courteous. He listened to all our queries and at no times pressured us to make our decisions. Altaf carried out research to assess the fair market value of the Coop apartment, listened to our questions attentively and advised us not only to prepare the apartment for sale but also not to sell when we had a low offer. He negotiated effectively on our behalf. It was very clear to me that Altaf had our interest in mind at all times. He certainly was respectful of our time and concerns about our anxiety during the pandemic. I was so pleased with Altaf that I recommended him to a colleague and friend from Howard university, who was interviewing two real estate for the sale of her property in Washington DC and was ready to sign a contract. Upon my strong recommendation, my friend interviewed Altaf and was so pleased with his responses to her queries and information on Realty that she her property with Altaf."
AN AK
★★★★★
"We have worked with Altaf as buyers and sellers multiple times this point. We continue to work with him because he is honest, hardworking, kind, understanding and transparent. Altaf is dedicated to meeting his clients needs and has consistently gone above and beyond to support us. I highly recommend choosing Altaf as your realtor, as he’s someone you can trust and always count on."
★★★★★
"Altaf was a pleasure to work with - responsive, knowledgeable, and professional - and went above and beyond to ensure the whole process ran as smoothly as possible. I would absolutely recommend him if you’re looking to buy or sell in the DMV area!"


About Altaf
As a resourceful, self-motivated independent professional, Altaf strives to work for your best interest relying on his 18+ years of experience, knowledge, and expertise in real estate. He is a detail-oriented, team player who will diligently help you walk through your real estate transaction from start to finish. Altaf's goal is to offer a productive, yet stress-free experience to his clients, and he builds relationships through trust, professionalism and confidentiality.

Altaf Mohamed’s Listings

Listed By Compass
Active Under Contract
$825,000
3 BD
3 BA
1,891 SF
Listed By Compass
Active Under Contract
$349,900
2 BD
2 BA
1,284 SF