We love connecting with new people and helping you achieve your real estate goals. Over the years, we've developed a proven process that maximizes your sale price, minimizes the hassles, and sells your home in the shortest time frame possible.
For most people, your home is one of your largest financial assets. That's why it's so important to have a team with decades of experience, a marketing and sales infrastructure that sets you up for success, and the time to focus on your needs.
With graduate level real estate education and broad experience in commercial mortgage brokerage, mixed-use development, and construction, we know a lot about a lot. And it's obvious at every step, from the first phone call to the settlement table, and throughout a lifelong client-broker relationship.
Canopy Real Estate™ is named after the uppermost leafy level of a forest or jungle, home to an abundance of life. It's a shelter and a perch from which you can see for miles.
Owner & Broker
Licensed Since 2007
Licensed In DC, MD, VA
Education Georgetown University | Master's Degree, Real Estate
Experience 15+ Years of real estate experience. Brokered $700+ million in residential and commercial real estate transactions. All aspects of condo-conversions: design, construction, financing, asset management. Broker of record.
Largest Transaction Closed $27 million medical office building attached to Shady Grove Hospital.
Home is where we celebrate, dream, love, and laugh. It's where we grow and learn. It's our shelter in the storm, our launch pad, and our entertaining space. It's the largest financial asset we have and the most significant emotional and physical structure in our lives. Let's make sure you're taken care of with the most capable, hardworking, and experienced team.
Nergis Qureshi (Zafar-Qureshi)
Licensed Since 2023
Licensed In DC
Education Trinity Washington University Bachelors Degree in Political Science and Women's Studies
Experience Property management of single family residential, Public sector fundraising for DC Statehood, Executive Administraion for the DC forensics lab, Public Relations for the Special Olympics.
About Nergis was born and raised in Northern Virginia and has lived in DC since 2013. She currently lives in Northwest DC with her family. Nergis has been an active member of her community in Washington, DC and is excited to be turning that local focus toward real estate. Her background in public relations offers the perfect opportunity to meld her passion for real estate with her commitment to local residents.
Experience: Served clients as a property and service manager for 5 years. I have successfully helped realtors, buyers and sellers to close sales and assist with marketing initiatives; as well as setting up appointments with agents and supporting with real estate transactions.
The house you thought about yesterday may be the one different buyers pass over today, but you won’t know until it’s already gone.
What People Are Saying
"well organized and strategic"
James’s constant smile is contagious : ) Patience, listening skills and kindness are the virtues added flavor to his personality. James is one of a kind who is absolutely dedicated and he works very hard tirelessly to ensure both the seller and the buyer are satisfied to the fullest extent. He is very honest and transparent and open to suggestions. He is very approachable. He is also a very good listener. One of the quality that we admired the most in him is that he is very well organized and strategic and prepares himself well in advance before putting the house on the market. He has an excellent team of professionals to implement each step. During the sale process, James stays in constant touch with you on a daily basis boosting your spirit since this process takes lots of toll on you. We are very much blessed to have James as the realtor. We wish him all the best as he continues his service to the community
"extremely professional and goes beyond call of duty"
I can’t find the words to describe the full depth of the wonderful experience we had with Canopy Realtors, especially with my agent James Buckley. He was truly awesome. I would rate Canopy Realtors a 5-star. If there was something like 10 stars, I would rate James Buckley as a full 10 stars. I have been a homeowner for the last 45 plus years and have dealt with number of realtors but I can truly say none like James. He is truly the BEST. He is extremely professional and goes beyond call of duty. He is thorough and follows up with you patiently, explaining every step of the process. He is very personable and approachable. You can pretty much reach him any number of times and he returns your calls promptly. He is an exceptional communicator, efficient and a joy to work with. One of his attributes that sticks in my mind is that he does a thorough analysis of the market value of your home, and his analysis is so accurate. He makes realistic suggestions when needed. He is a sweet gentleman who welcomes suggestions/inputs with a smile. It is truly a pleasure to have him as our agent. I would highly recommend Canopy Realtors (especially James Buckley) to friends and family. Thank you James for a splendid job. I would definitely contact you for our future needs
"patient and extremely knowledgeable"
James made the home buying process incredibly easy and stress-free. My wife and I have worked with several realtors, and never felt truly comfortable or secure with a realtor until we met James. He is patient and extremely knowledgeable. We never felt pressured to buy. He was always available for texts and calls.
Jack K. & Leia B.
"went above and beyond when it came to negotiating on our behalf"
Working with James is an absolute pleasure. My wife, Leia, and I started looking for our first home early this year and needless to say it is a sellers market. This did not dissuade James, though, who is an eternal optimist (one of the many things that we loved about working with him) and he guided us expertly through the home buying journey. James was responsive, always took the time to explain things thoroughly, and went above and beyond when it came to negotiating on our behalf and getting the job done. When we found the home for us, not only did James stay on top of everything from the negotiating process to close, he literally took a half day on the day before closing to make sure the seller had completed all of the contingency items. If you are looking for an agent to represent you I cannot recommend James enough.
Rachel J. & John W.
"He’s knowledgeable, reliable, helpful, and of course personable. Highly recommend him."
James Buckley was incredible from start to finish. He began the process of selling our home by presenting stats and charts for us to show us trends and how it would impact us, which really helped us better understand the home selling process. He’s knowledgeable, reliable, helpful, and of course personable. Highly recommend him for amyone wants a realtor who will help you make the best decision during selling/buying a home.
"Thankfully, I was able to find James... and he was amazing. From the first moment we met, I felt confident he knew what he was doing. "
James is a stellar realtor. When I first was looking to sell my place, I reached out to another realtor. However, this realtor didn’t know the building or what I could realistically expect in terms of price. Thankfully, I was able to find James... and he was amazing. From the first moment we met, I felt confident he knew what he was doing.
While preparing a home for sale is never easy, James... walked me through the entire process and lessened my anxiety. Thanks to him, appliances were updated, unit cleaned, and most importantly, the unit sold in record time.
I can’t recommend James enough!
"what a difference a good realtor can make"
My family had a great experience working with James. He’s very attentive to details and is extremely responsive. Consistently communicated our needs and took time to answer any questions. We have been through this process before, as we worked with him to buy our second home, and what a difference a good realtor can make. We were happy to work with James and highly recommend him.
Fair Housing & Inclusion
Because it's the right thing to do, and because it's the law, Canopy Real Estate does not discriminate in the sale or rental of housing, including against individuals seeking a mortgage or housing assistance, or in other housing-related activities. Specifically, Canopy Real Estate does not discriminate because of race/ancestry/ethnicity, color/complexion, religion/beliefs, national origin, sex/gender/pregnancy/reproductive health choices, childbirth, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, disability, matriculation, familial status, genetic information, sources of income, place of residence or business, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, credit information, status as a victim or family member of a victim of domestic violence/sexual offense/stalking.
When people aren't held back, they thrive. We seek to help people thrive.