Sharat Ahuja

Sharat Ahuja

Team Leader | Terra Firma Group

Get To Know Me

Sharat is a well-recognized top-notch real estate agent and the team leader of the Terra Firma Group at Long and Foster Real Estate. He is licensed to practice in Virginia, Maryland, and DC. A resident of the DC metro area for more than 25 years, Sharat is extremely well-versed in 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 Real Estate 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, innovative marketing approach, a keen eye for details, and a clear recognition of 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 are reflected in his very successful trajectory in the real estate industry. He is ranked in the top 1.5% of R nationwide by RealTrends in 2022. He is also consistently 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 Real Estate, 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.

Terra Firma Group

Founded in 2010, the Terra Firma Group at Long and Foster Real Estate Agents 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.

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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.

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WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY

Sharat was one of 5 Realtors I interviewed. While all were professional and would have been very good choices, Sharat stood out amongst the others. Sharat's knowledge of my immediate area and experience selling homes at my estimated price point led to a sale at full price. Not only do I highly recommend that anyone interview Sharat when it comes time to sell or buy their own home, but I recommend that yo...

— Joel S.

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY

I am writing this note to express my complete satisfaction with Mr. Sharat Ahuja as my Realtor when I placed my house up for sale in Fairfax, VA. Throughout the entire selling process, Mr. Ahuja was professional, conscientious, and motivated. I always felt as though I was his only client. His attention to detail and advice helped me in preparing the house for the sale. I would also like to recognize and ...

— Kamal A.

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY

I'm not sure how to properly convey the experience I had with Sharat. He was referred by a friend/supervisor who is known for her detailed expectations of what she wants. I knew if he could work with her, I would be in the right hands. We started corresponding in April 2016 and started the house search a couple of months later when I was ready to dig in. I knew what I wanted, and my expectations were unc...

— Sean A.

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY

My experience in working with Sharat Ahuja involved both ends of real estate activity - buying and selling. When my wife and I decided to downsize from our home in northern Virginia to a condo in nearby Maryland, we turned to Sharat to describe what we were looking for in terms of home, neighborhood, and price. He picked up on this immediately and guided us through communities we had been unfamiliar with...

— Herb B.

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY

We really enjoyed working with Sharat and we couldn't have found our perfect home without his help. He helped us buy a home that was outside our budget and helped negotiate a very favorable offer based on realistic comparable properties. Not many realtors take ownership of identifying a perfect home for their clients, and successfully negotiating it down to true market value, especially if the listing ag...

— Mukul K.

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY

After conducting thorough interviews with three agents who came highly recommended, it was clear to me Sharat far exceeded the others in many ways. From our very first conversation, he was polite, helpful, knowledgeable, and willing to go over and above the scope of his job to ensure I was comfortable with the process. As a long-distance homeowner who was selling her home in Falls Church, VA from Denver ...

— Laura C.

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY

I met Sharat when we were buying our apartment several years ago. He was the seller's agent. I was so impressed with him that I took his information and knew that I would contact him when I would need to sell the apartment. I did that and my initial impression was correct. He was methodical and very responsive. He sold our apartment more quickly than we ever imagined for the exact price we asked. Sharat ...

— Ava B.

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY

We bought and sold an investment property in Temple Hills, MD through Sharat. He guided us through the entire process with patience and perseverance. He is extremely responsive and does his research well. He always kept an eye out to see what was happening in the market. 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. O...

— Melanie B.

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY

Sharat was truly an amazing asset to us for selling the house. We could never have done it so smoothly without him. Sharat was very professional, courteous, well-informed, and extremely helpful he went out of his way to make things easy for us. We got an offer on the house after we had moved out of state so Sharat ended up doing so much more for us than a regular agent would have. We had a couple of item...

— Jehangir N.

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY

Sharat helped me to sell my home in Reston, Virginia during the spring of this year (2017). I initially picked Sharat out of the many Realtors to choose from because he came so highly recommended by other satisfied clients he had worked with in the past. I was definitely not disappointed! In fact, he exceeded my high expectations! Sharat could not have been more professional, knowledgeable, and trustwort...

— Jonathan B.

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY

Sharat was recommended by an associate of mine. Sharat was very helpful to check out houses while I was living overseas. He provided excellent area knowledge and also knew if houses were priced right. Sharat also worked around my schedule and accommodation while I came into town. He was patient and even helped me without pressure when I was thinking of renting instead of buying. Ultimately, I bought a ho...

— Mike D.

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY

We bought our first home in July 2017 and Sharat was our agent who worked with us throughout the process starting from the home search every weekend, to the shortlisting of homes and finally the closing. Sharat is a highly knowledgeable professional having many years of industry experience and has excellent communication and negotiation skills. We started our home search actively in Feb and saw homes eve...

— Vishal K.

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY

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 ...

— Henry A.

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY

Sharat is excellent! We first got to know him when we rented a house and then we counted on him again when we purchased a home. He is very knowledgeable and experienced. Working with him made it much easier for us to make the big decision with confidence.

— Rogerio P.

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY

Sharat Ahuja has been an exceptional professional who made our home-purchasing experience a pleasant one. New to the country and new to this process, there was no better choice for an agent as knowledgeable, trustworthy, and calm as Sharat. He is super responsive and has a great way of keeping you calm under the most stressful times too. We had a very rushed timeline and Sharat managed to meet all deadli...

— Heather Gonsalves

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY

Exceptional experience! My husband and I have bought and sold many homes as we have relocated 3 times in 15 years due to our work and we really enjoyed the process this time. The process can be very stressful when in a new area that you are not familiar with. On top of that, we like to entertain and so had some specific requirements such as; a space to build a wine cellar. Sharat was so professional and ...

— Deanna G.

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY

We were so fortunate to have found Sharat Ahuja as our Realtor. He helped us find the right property in the right neighborhood. He was patient as we took our time to look at homes over several months. He always answered our calls and emails and was at our side whenever we requested a viewing. He worked with us closely to make our house purchase as simple and successful as possible. His professionalism, m...

— Prasad

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY

Sharat is a great realtor, particularly for his professionalism, patience, attention to detail, and knowledge of the Northern Virginia area. He made our house searching, decision-making, and final negotiations a seamless and worthwhile process. As we learned what we liked and what red flags to keep an eye on, it made us feel confident that we were getting a house for us. His advice and guidance were inva...

— Kamal & Sangita T.

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY

It was a fantastic experience working with Sharat. I lived 400 miles away from the property I was selling so he and his colleague Beth Hite took the time to coordinate vendors to make the property presentable and rectify small issues discovered during the Buyer's Inspection. Sharat was spot on with the price for the property. His marketing and use of online technology to allow prospective buyers the abil...

— Mike M.

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY

Sharat is what we would call a true expert and hands down he was the best choice we could have made. Right from the start he helped us not only determine the right process to ensure a quick sale (in the usually quiet fall season) but also made sure that the best resources were made available to us - from a qualified stager to a professional photographer to make sure the pictures online created interest a...

— Nitin C.

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