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I enthusiastically give Your Minka Group my highest praise and 5 stars.

Minka and Beatriz were a delight to work with. Neither Minka nor Beatriz ever put pressure on me but were always there to provide excellent advice. Minka truly cares about and looks out for the best interests of her clients. Her file of contacts is amazing. When I had an issue requiring legal representation Minka referred me to an excellent lawyer whose fees were very reasonable. He in turn referred me to a CPA who I still use. Quite simply Minka is the best there is! JK


Dear Prospective Homeowners and Renters:I am writing to recommend Beatriz and Jessica of Your Minka Group for any buy-sell or rental in the Bethesda MD or Potomac MD area.

On very short notice Beatriz quickly arranged for me to visit a variety of homes in line with our needs and managed the logistics to suit my schedule. Beatriz and Jessica are both highly attentive and returned all my phone calls and emails the same day. They are also highly personable and have an engaging personality. They are the best in the business and if we ever need to move again or buy/sell they will be our first choice in real estate agents.


I can't say enough good things about Minka and Beatriz and their team.

They helped my family and I when we moved from our home in Rockville and they got us more than we thought we could get for our old house. They were always well-prepared and professional and they were always there when we needed them. They made the process as easy as it could be with expert advice from when we first started thinking about selling all the way to the end when there was an offer to consider (and eventually accept). I would (and frequently do) highly recommend them to anybody who is even thinking about moving.


We have worked with Minka several times to both purchase and sell a home.

She is professional knowledgeable patient and so much fun to work with! We felt like we had a real advocate who understood what we wanted and needed. We could not recommend her highly enough!


Minka Goldstein is a 5-star realtor.

She looks into every detail; covers all the bases; points out problems and then solves them; is very trustworthy in her estimation of value negotiations etc. She is a tough negotiator even though she is one of the nicest warmest persons you will ever meet. She's very smart. I trust her judgment completely and her integrity. She would never mislead you. Minka has developed a fine team to work with her. Beatriz was a big help in renovating my house to prepare to sell it. And they were very incisive and knowledgeable about real estate issues. I've done three real estate deals now in Rockville/Potomac with Your Minka Group and hope to do more as an investor and as a homeowner.


I have used Minka as a realtor for 2 purchases and a sale and would absolutely use her again.

She understands the market and home valuations and is on your side for the negotiations. What I am most impressed about is the follow through - keeping involved through the closing and ensuring a rigorous inspection.


There are no words to describe the level of gratitude and praises that I have for the Minka Group.

I am a military officer and had been stationed in DC then transferred to St Louis. Our MD house was rented out to a very painful tenant who up and left leaving me with an uncovered mortgage to pay. I contacted the Minka Group to take over the house get it in move in condition and list it. Within 21 days my house had been beautiful restored to good-as-new move-in condition and 3 weeks after that we closed at a fair market price and my wife and I breathed a heavy sigh of relief. They took care of absolutely everything: all the recommendations were excellent; the contractors were very reasonably priced and did an great job; they staged it properly; and they marketed it exactly as promised. And then they did an outstanding job in working with the buyer's agent to negotiate what we all agreed was a fair price. If you are looking for an agent who really knows the business well the Minka Group is that agent. They were worth every penny. They stayed in touch they stayed engaged they followed through and got the job done. If I had other properties in the area to sell I would undoubtedly give that agency to the Minka Group.


Minka and Beatriz are caring knowledgeable and excellent realtors.

And their great service didn't end with the sale.


We had a wonderful experience with Minka and Beatriz.

Their caring natures patience and years of experience helped make our house-hunting process an enjoyable one. In the end we were able to buy a lovely property. Thank you!


The Minka and Beatrice Team is great.

Minka is always extremely happy to show us properties and Beatrice is always there to back her up. Both of them have so much experience and knowledge of the field as well as the area that it is so easy to get really good advice from them. They are always looking out for their clients making sure they get the best experience buying or selling a house.


Minka and Beatriz helped us every step of the way from staging our townhouse and then advising us every step of the process.

They were terrific with all the details involved once we got our buyer and negotiated in our favor regarding the buyer's demands. Thank you Minka and Beatriz--you'll be our first call when we decide to sell our condo!


We could not have purchased our help without Minka.

It was a seller's market and the seller insisted on having an auction where they would choose the highest bid without countering. Her advice on how to bid was instrumental in us getting the house. We love it!


Your Minka Group did in amazing job helping us buy our house.

They were extremely hard working and responsive to our many questions and requests. They were very talented and knowledgeable. They were willing to do research to answer questions that were new to them and was willing to consider other people's opinions in making a recommendation. They are part of a great team and we really enjoyed working with Minka whose expertise was a great asset to us as well. We would absolutely use Your Minka Group again. Thank you!


Minka & Beatriz were phenomenal!

They were able to find me exactly the house I wanted in the neighborhood I wanted at my price point! Even more impressive they advised me on which house NOT to buy!! Ilene


Beatriz and Minka were very helpful to us as we looked to rent a house in Potomac.

They know the area well and were always available to advise us and to show us houses. They are also pleasant friendly and nice people! YT


Minka and Beatriz are a valuable asset to anyone who is looking to buy or sell their property.

Their tireless efforts of researching the market and matching it up with their clients needs allows Minka and Beatriz to provide exceptional service. Their insight and knowledge of the DMV area are excellent. This team will meet and exceed your expectations. Look no further you have found the Best Team with Minka and Beatriz. Highly recommended!!


Jessica was great!

She helped us in everything she could! She always gave us all attention. I totally recommend!

Manoel Valdir Guedes Filho

Minka and Beatriz are the best.

They worked with my husband and me to find the perfect house in Rockville. We ended up with a beautiful little house that is perfect exactly what we wanted. I recommend the Minka Group to help you find your perfect home.


Our house went under contract within 2 days of being listed!

Your Minka Group was clear efficient knowledgeable and displayed incredible calm under pressure! We loved working with them- they took a situation that could've had enormous stress (listing and selling a house) and turned it into a pleasant experience!


Minka Goldstein is a pure real estate professional totally focused on her clients' best interests.

As a mortgage lender I have worked on several home purchases with Minka. Each time we've shared a client I've been impressed at how thoroughly Minka helps her clients through the home buying process. Whenever I've called Minka she's always answered her phone even late into the evening. She's very available to clients and business partners. Minka's warm nature makes it so easy to work with her. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.


I give Minka a five-star (excellent) rating for honesty credibility market-based knowledge thoroughness efficiency and dedicated service.

She is sincerely interested in doing everything possible to make sure her clients get the best house possible for them at the best possible price. She is so thorough in fact that on the walk-through the day before possession was to take place (after closing had taken place) she went through the house turning on all the faucets and found the hot water was not working properly and secured a new hot water heater from the sellers for us (the purchaser). Since then she has always been there for us to answer what ever house or real estate related questions that arise. Thank you Minka.


Minka Goldstein is an exceptional agent and caring person.

Not only did she find us a great home years later she found a great home for my parents!! A real estate agent for life!!


Definitely five stars - very effective very helpful and we're very grateful for their help in finding the perfect condo for us.

H & T

Last fall we made the decision to sell our home and subsequently contacted Your Minka Group.

In the months prior to putting our home on the market their team spent time assessing what was necessary to best showcase our home facilitated all the various vendors and contractors needed to accomplish this and followed up constantly to ensure all was satisfactory to us. They took the time to answer all our questions provided accurate data to assess the best possible price for us gave us a well thought through marketing plan then negotiated and brought us a full price contract with a well qualified buyer  from another agency and we sold our house within 24 hours. The follow up and communication on all details from contract to closing was great and alleviated all our concerns about meeting a short settlement. We can't thank them enough for making this as stress free as possible during this transition in our life.


Bravo Beatriz and Minka!

Your professionalism expertise care and commitment are wonderful. You were attentive to every detail and concern and helped me navigate numerous complex issues. It was so reassuring to know I could rely on you for anything I needed.


Serious professionals!

They have sold every home for family members and friends and helped others to find the perfect home to buy! Both women are adept friendly capable and most of all accomplished. They are sticklers for your details and are the most knowledgeable real estate agents in the entire area. If you are looking to buy or sell you can not do better!! Diana E.


Minka and Beatriz are a fantastic team.

They helped my father-in-law purchase a second home in Maryland so he could be closer to the grandchildren. They advised him on various neighborhoods and looked after his best interests. And the team concept is everything. Between the 2 of them they were always available to us. They are a great complement to each other and amazing to have on your side.


We chose Your Minka group after listing for 10 months with another reputable realtor.

Our selection was made on the basis of strong recommendations by several previous clients. They guided us in staging our house created a beautiful listing brochure and hosted a number of "open house" events with superb follow-up with all who expressed any interest. They advised us on the several proposals we received resulting in the final sale at about 1% below our asking price. Of additional value to us was their guidance and assistance in effectively disposing of household items we could no longer use even well after the closing of the sale. Throughout our relationship they could not have been more responsive to our interests and needs. The services we received were outstanding and well beyond all of our expectations.


Minka and Beatriz helped us purchase a home in Rockville two years ago.

This was a beginning of what feels like a new friendship. I still ask them for advice on real estate and other local matters and they always are ready to warmly help! Minka and Beatriz care about you and it shows in the work they are able to accomplish. In our complicated purchase (from owner with every complication you can think of) their people's skills wisdom and kindness brought it to a problem-free close. I wholeheartedly recommend Minka and Beatriz to everyone and I hope they continue to serve the community for many years to come.


You can't go wrong with the Minka Group.

Totally trustworthy. I had to move to Maryland about 13 years ago but was still working on the west coast. I made one trip explained to Minka Goldstein what I wanted and she showed me a few places but we knew that none of them were quite right. I went back to the west coast Minka called me occasionally with new listings and then one day called and said this is the one perfect for you. She was right; I bought it sight unseen. She worked out all the details explained everything. 13 years later I still love the place. I trusted her then and I trust her more now. Minka has helped me buy another place for my children. She points out all the problems doesn't sugarcoat anything negotiates better than Donald Trump. Together w/ Beatriz who is also a pleasure to work with they are a great team. They walk you through each step in the purchase process. I would never use any other realtor in that area.


Minka and Beatriz have truly been friends and realtors to me.

I have worked with them for many years with rental properties and also my final home. Without them I don't think I could have mentally survived. They have truly brought happiness to my life.


Jessica Navidad fue mi realtor estoy feliz y agradecida por su ayuda es una persona con mucha paciencia y muy profesional.

Estuvo en mi proceso desde el inicio para la compra de mi casa.Me hizo sentir muy cómoda y segura en la toma de decisiones

Kenia Bower

Minka and Beatriz used their vast knowledge of the real estate industry to help us obtain our dream home.

The guidance they provided along with their negotiating skills were just what we needed! I would recommend Your Minka Group to all of my family and friends.


We have never met a realtor as patient as Minka.

We had very precise requirements when we were shopping for a house (though some of them we learned while looking!) and Minka took us to a parade of houses that she probably thought would never end. She also gave us good advice - instead of just telling us whatever would make us buy a house she gave honest opinions that gave her advice a lot more credibility. Finally we found exactly the right house for us and have been happily living in it ever since. I would strongly recommend Minka to anyone buying/selling in this area.


What a great duo!

Beatriz and Minka are that rare combination everyone hopes to find in realtors. Warm friendly and make you feel part of the family yet no nonsense when it is time to close the deal. I would highly recommend using Your Minka Group!


Minka and Beatriz are by far the best Realtors I have ever worked with.

They genuinely cared about my needs and were completely honest and open with me at all times. They embody the true spirit of costumer service by helping every one they meet find what they want. Minka and Beatriz didn't just help me they befriended me and made me feel at home with them.


Minka and Beatrice traveled repeatedly to the Baltimore area to help my husband and I look for our perfect house.

We had a lot of specific needs and they were extremely patient informed and supportive. I would recommend them in a heartbeat.


We cannot speak highly enough of our experience with Beatriz and Minka.

As first time homebuyers looking in an area far from home they made us feel like family and were generous with their local knowledge connected us with excellent references and dedicated time to our search. We are now enjoying our first home and have two lovely new friends.


I had an outstanding experience with the Minka Group as they helped my step- daughter and son-in-law buy a home and sell their old home.

They were professional knowledgable and were extraordinarily helpful. They went above and beyond answering our questions and getting us an excellent deal on our new home. We could not be more pleased and satisfied! Thank you! Debra


Minka & Beatriz have been extremely helpful in helping us locate a home.

They are wonderful representatives of Your Minka Group.


Always putting their clients-first this team will work all stages of buying or selling your home!

Minka also has terrific vision when looking at houses: seeing the potential according to each client's needs and interests. They work with families large and small. Whether you're for a quick-fix or taking your time to find exactly the right fit - this team will do whatever it takes to please.


We just sold our house through Your Minka Group and couldn't be happier.

Beatrix and Minka did a wonderful job in advising us throughout the process. Our house sold in just a couple of weeks with no problems. I highly recommend them if you are looking to sell. Don and Alicia Mays


I can highly recommend the Minka Group for the sale of your property.

They are my current realtors for a rental property in Potomac and were my realtors for the purchase of my current residence in Bethesda. These are each near a million in value and were serviced accordingly.


Jessica was so amazing!

She helped me find the perfect home. I was probably so hard to work with because I always found something I didn’t like in a home but she was so patient with me. She’s amazing!!!

Oneyda Hernandez

It was a pleasure to work with Beatriz Yanovich and Minka Goldstein on the occasion of selling my Condo Apartment in Bethesda Maryland.

Both of them are highly professional and caring to understand and explain the intricacies of what in fact was not a very easy transaction. They went the extra mile to satisfy the needs of both the seller and the buyer. The closing went quite smoothly and incident free. We do recommend them very highly.


We are so grateful for Minka and Beatrice.

Your commitment and willingness to advocate for your clients is truly astounding. We had a rough time with the first landlord we tried to rent from. In the face of their dishonesty you stood by us and helped us find a new home which we absolutely adore. We are so grateful we choose you and recommend you to all of our friends!


Minka and Beatriz were fabulous and very patient with us.

We were looking to buy in one specific neighborhood and had a very flexible timeline which meant the process could potentially have taken many many months waiting for the right place to come on the market. That did not bother them. They weren't in it for the quick commission but rather to find the right home for us as a family. They are fun to be around in what can be a stressful process. We couldn't be happier to have them on our side.


We are so glad we went with Your Minka Group after a friend of ours referred them to us.

They guided us through the process of buying and selling which is quite an ordeal. The Buyer and Seller manuals that they gave us was really helpful in managing the stress. It has all the steps and walks you through the process. They also patiently discussed the process with us and are always there to answer any questions. Buying experience- We gave them a list of must haves and what we wish for as they suggested. It was overwhelming and we needed a lot of guidance from the type and style of house to schools and locations. They were very patient and walked us through different types of houses making sure that we get a glimpse of each design gave us suggestions and honest pros and cons- something that you don't typically get from a realtor.  Selling- This is actually tougher than buying but Beatriz was very patient and would actually come by our house happily and check on our progress. We had to list our house while we are still living there which required a lot of organization and boxing as well as making some improvements( like painting). She patiently checked everything and gave us pointers on the best ways to present our home. Once we had it up for sale visits came pouring in and ended up with an offer before the open house. Minka handled the open house and was really great at making sure everyone feels welcome. More offers came in 3 days after we listed and this was winter time had multiple offers and ended up getting $10k more than the listed price! I don't think we would have received such offers if we did not listen to Beatriz' suggestions. It was an overall great experience saved on the house that we bought and earned more on the house that we sold. They really look out for you it's like having a family in your house hunting team. This group is a winner! We highly recommend them!


Minka and Beatriz are amazing - they are on top of the market and are knowledgeable about the entire process of real estate transactions.

They have really helped me to become better informed and in the process have helped me to make smart and decisive real estate decisions.


Minka and Beatriz are a dynamic team!

The knowledge professionalism and personal attention they provide is top notch! From our first encounter of finding a home in an expedited move from out of state...to later purchasing a home they were always available and eager to help. Beatriz went over and beyond providing invaluable information for a new comer to the area and Minka was tenacious in representing us all through the buying process. We couldn't have had a better experience!


Minka and Beatriz spent countless hours helping us find a rental house for our son's family who just moved here for a 2 year posting for the Air Force.

They guided us to the best neighborhood avoided pitfalls and coped with an owner and agent who did not speak English well. After a month in the home we are thrilled -- it is everything we wanted and at a very reasonable price. Minka and Beatriz were available until midnight when needed and they took care of numerous unexpected pitfalls professionally and promptly. We cannot rave enough.


We had an amazing experience using Minka and Beatriz's services.

They were extremely hard working and available to help almost 24/7. Their intimate knowledge of the neighborhood made buying/selling in Potomac easy. We would highly recommend them to anyone else interested in buying/selling in the area.


The Minka Group has shown great dedication to helping a future client sell a house not upgraded in many years.

There are not enough words to describe the thoughtfulness assistance and attention to detail that is put helping the client. Their integrity and genuine interest has endeared the Minka Group and Avery-Hess to be the realtors of choice for me.


Last year we needed to sell our home and selected Minka & Beatriz to assist us.

In the months prior to putting our home on the market their team spent time in helping us stage our home to prepare it for market. They were excellent in advising us during the entire process and all the details in handling all the details involved once we an offer was accepted. Though stressful to us after 30 years in the same house that we loved they made it fairly painless and quick. We have been recommending them to everyone we know. It has been our great pleasure to work with the Minka group and have only praise for their knowledge and expertise. We now consider them friends.


We've bought two houses sold one and rented one with Minka and Beatriz.

They treated us like we were their only client and first priority. We highly recommend them to anyone wishing to buy sell or rent their home.


My husband and I were fortunate to have use Minka for our last house purchase.

Minka helped us with every possible aspect of our transaction and made the deal possible. We were in the market for while we different agents and didn't seem like were were going anywhere. Then we found Minka. After spending an hour talking to us Minka knew exactly what we were looking for. Her ability to listen and get a feel for our needs was amazing. I give her 5 stars Minka is the best.


Working with Minka and team was a very pleasant experience.

We had a real advocate who helped us buy our dream home. We are so happy in our mid-century modern ranch house!


I have had the pleasure to working with Beatriz for quite a few years when we worked together in Richmond VA.

I know her as a selfless hardworking professional who REALLY DOES put her clients' needs first. I would not hesitate to refer her to any of my friends or family moving to the Washington DC area. She is knowledgable helpful honest and truly a pleasure to be in the car with!!


Hi Teri: Earlier today we had the pleasure of a most informative walk-thru with Minka and Jessica.

At that time we had the opportunity, as I do now with you, to express our appreciation and thanks for the wonderful relationship that we established with the Your Minka Group and its most helpful, professional, and concerned staff. The guidance we received from all of you was so deeply appreciated, particularly as we were buying from a distance and relied on the expertise and experience of your valued professionals. The support was enhanced by the step-by-step advice we received concerning the Closing and your engagement in that process. Our sincerest thanks. PAR


Minka is knowledgeable about real estate and financing it and introduced us to plenty of people to make moving so much easier!


My wife and I couldn't be more pleased with Beatriz and Minka - they deliver unparalleled customer service and results!

We have worked with them numerous times and each time from start to finish we feel treated like family. Thank you YourMinkaGroup!


We needed to sell our house quickly and to get a certain amount for it in order to break even as the market had tanked after we had bought high.

Minka came in and made a list of suggested upgrades to our kitchen and a few minor cosmetic changes that would make the house show much better. She even referred a great contractor to us. Within a couple of days the house looked so good I almost hated to move. But we were able to find a buyer instantly and voila--we were able to move. She is a miracle worker. My best advice is let her lead you - follow her advice borne out of long and hard experience. Let her do her job and you will get great results. And secondly once she does get you a great buyer be sure to refer your friends to her as well!


Minka and Beatriz were the most amazing realtors!

They were with us every step of the way making sure that every detail was taken care of. With Minka and Beatriz on our team our minds were at ease because we knew they were out there helping us both on the selling side and the buying side.


If you are looking for exceptional VIP service Minka Goldstein is the right agent for you.

She is well informed about the intricacies of the market and is the best advocate one could ask for. The first time we bought a house over 19 years ago we got to know her Minka was outstanding. She was patient caring and made us feel like we were her only clients. Highly recommend her to anyone. She is probably the best agent in the area.


The following is our unsolicited review of Beatriz and Minka who are two of the most trustworthy professional and forthright individuals in the business.

They were 24/7 accessible and instrumental in selling our property in a very short time. We got to know them both during the process and hopefully will remain friends. Whatever your experience with the process of selling a home or property we can confidently express a level of gratefulness not before experienced. Highly recommended! Sincerely D&G


We wanted to thank both of you for your help finding our new-build townhouse which we love.

If it wasn't for Beatriz keeping close tabs on the builder and letting us know as soon as the house became available we wouldn't be living here now. As you know Pam was one of Minka's first clients a number of years ago and when it was time for us to buy another home we came back to Minka for guidance. Both of you really took the time to listen to what are priorities were for a new house. Both of you are the rare combination of being extremely knowledgeable and effective while being such CARING people. In addition the help and quality advice you provided in orchestrating all of the details throughout the closing process was outstanding. We found your referral list very helpful as well and used several of the vendors listed with favorable results. I have bought 5 different houses in my life and have worked with a number of realtors--and I have to say that you all are the best by far! We highly recommend both of you for anyone with real estate needs.


Minka and Beatriz have been wonderful and very professional whether the need was a value comparison of other homes or the purchase of homes in Aspen Hill.

I recommend them to anyone looking to buy a home. You get two for the price of one! Five stars!

Reviews on Zillow
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"Minka Goldstein was my realtor for the sale of my mother’s house in Bethesda. She patiently guided me through understanding the process, managing the details and bidders better than I could have myself. She was especially good at the psychological part of the job, calming me down and explaining things that otherwise would have upset me. She went out of her way to help me in a number of aspects of the sale, and I am deeply grateful for the help.

Perhaps the most notable thing about her, besides her willingness to help, was her integrity and trustworthiness. I always had the feeling that things were being handled for my best interests, and that I could relax, knowing that I wasn’t being exploited in the slightest, but being helped. Should I have any further real estate transactions, I will choose Minka as my first choice for an agent, and hope that we can work together again.

Julian Silk"
5 /5.0
by marsilk
"Minka Goldstein is my role model for what it means to "stay in the loop." Two years ago, she and her partner represented my husband and me when we bought our first home in Maryland. This week I needed to retrieve some paperwork from that sale, and Minka did not hesitate to help.

I needed a copy of the termite warranty and proof that the escrow account had paid for it. I did not know what the piece of paper looked like, nor where to find it in my file. Minka and the attorney she had recommended made sure to send me a pdf of the warranty and the cancelled check. Minka was in touch with me by phone to make sure that I understood the paperwork so that I could show it to a termite eradication vendor. Minka even offered to be at my house when I met with the vendor!

Because Zillow's Review Guidelines allow only one post/transaction, I would like to take this opportunity to comment on another aspect of the transaction two years ago. The agent who represented the seller had never done an escrow before, so Minka and her partner ended up having to spend extra time to help her sort out things: timeline for vacating the property; which items convey; and other steps that I was not directly aware of. Minka and her partner handled the glitches in a respectful and professional manner."
5 /5.0
by MichelleFromSanDiego
"Both Minka and Beatriz worked with us when we bought our first home several months ago. They were extremely knowledgeable, insightful, and it was always clear that our our best interests were their number one priority throughout the process."
5 /5.0
by bornchi
"Please note Minka does not work on Saturdays. I felt this hindered the process.

Minka rented a home for me. The pictures that were taken & posted where very unprofessional (i.e. - a picture of a cluttered sink) and the description was inadequate. Once this was brought to her attention she quickly changed it, but I was not happy that I had to police that aspect. That made me think that she wasn't taking the rental seriously. We had a conversation & got back on track. After that we were okay, but we did hit those early bumps in the road."
3 /5.0
by user056176
"Minka helped my husband and me find a house in the Washington, DC, suburbs while we were still living in Indianapolis. Not only did she identify a house we love, she guided us skillfully through mountains of paperwork and shared her wealth of information about local service providers. Minka always found time to take our calls, and cared so much about making our move a success that she soon felt like part of the family. She is a treasure!"
5 /5.0
by Anita Plotinsky
"Minka is a delight to work with. Professional, knowledgeable and incredibly skilled at what she does. She has a keen understanding for the real estate market in this area and will make sure you get a great deal, and more importantly, are protected. I cannot recommend her highly enough."
5 /5.0
by xandra628
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