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Community Highlights: Meet Miki and Aissa of Akin Developers

Today we’d like to introduce you to Miki and Aissa.

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
In Sept 2018, Aissa Sires and I met at a real estate event. From then, we became friends and attended multiple trainings together. Aissa has a real estate agent have been wanting to become an investor for a long time. Armed with eight years of experience in our DC-MD-VA market, she was finally ready to make the jump. As a real estate agent, she projected manage some renovations and met many GC. One of them is Wilson, with whom they nurtured the relationship and worked so well together. Miki was motivated to learn more about the real estate world as her family in Congo have all been building their legacy through real estate. After helping each other for few months on marketing, we decided to combine the forces of our three companies into one: Akin Developers. Akin is a people-first company that provides solutions to real estate challenges. We organized ourselves unto different areas of the business: Marketing, Acquisition, Project Management, Finances and Sales. In order to grow and be more efficient, we continuously work with mentors and coaches.

Our first project was in DC area and what a great learning experience this was. After testing the market in cities like Cheverly, MD and Lorton, VA, we decided to concentrate our work in Baltimore. Through consistent networking and marketing, we were able to secure several properties and to work on them. Our biggest reward is to be able to see the smiles on the face of our buyers when they love our products. At Akin Developers, we strongly believe in offering a quality product to our buyers, after all a house is a great investment in someone’s lives. We love working in Reservoir Hill in Baltimore, it’s a vibrant neighborhood with a lot of redevelopment projects. It’s a wonderful feeling to know that we’re helping this city get better one house at a time.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
No, this was not a smooth road at all. We had to learn to run a business and to make the right decision quickly. The business is “US” meaning it moves with our energy and action that we put into it. It requires constant care at the beginning, so it’s emotionally demanding. Financing our deals have also been a struggle at the beginning because people want to lend to people that have experience…which is very hard when you’re new. We had to leverage a lot of our personal attributes to show that we are indeed capable of doing projects and running a business. Another struggle is balancing the family life and business. For us, it meant including our children into the business so we could still spend time together while working and learning.

We’ve been impressed with Akin Developers, but for folks who might not be as familiar, what can you share with them about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Akin Developers is a Real Estate company. We mainly serve the greater area of Baltimore city in MD. Since our inception, we have helped homeowners and improved communities in each and every city we work in.

Through our extensive knowledge of the business, network of resources, and years of expertise, we are able to assist homeowners with a wide variety of real estate problems. We pride ourselves on our reputation for working one-on-one with each customer to handle their individual situations. We are a people-first business.

With the ability to directly purchase homes and make cash offers, we can create an extremely fast and hassle-free transaction.

Our mission is to rejuvenate neighborhoods and increase the standard of living by improving the overall quality of housing for the residents.

Real Estate Specialties:
Foreclosure Avoidance
Debt Removal or Renegotiation
Bank Owned Property & REO’s
Sell Your Property Without Realtor Commissions
Solving Title Issues
Relocation Assistance
Vacant Properties & Houses in Major Disrepair
Environmental or Structural Problems
Apartment & House Rental Specialists
Bankruptcy
Over-leveraged Properties
Clearing up Judgments or Outside Liens
Credit Repair
First Time Home Buyer Programs
And rental program

We not only purchase property but we also sell homes, many of which are completely renovated and in move-in condition. We can also renovate “a la carte” to meet a client’s needs.

Akin Developers is truly committed to helping each individual customer. We focus on fast response, integrity and over-delivering on customer service. By putting the customer’s needs first, whether selling or buying a home, we help the client realize their real estate goals.

Networking and finding a mentor can have such a positive impact on one’s life and career. Any advice?
Attending real estate investor meeting in our local area and out of state through zoom have been a great way for us to network. We have also created our local Baltimore-DC invest group where we meet once a month through zoom. Via this means, we have been able to have a guest speaker and connect to great investors in our area.

We have mentors and continuously work with a coach to help us grow. We have found them through friends that have highly recommended them.

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