Meet SK Group

Started by Sam Kaplunov, SK Group strives to provide top-notch representation to all of our clients, at every price point.

Beginning in 2015, Sam Kaplunov and SK Group have been recognized annually as part of elite top producers – recognized by Hour Media as an All-Star being in the top 5 percent of producers.

It’s all about our clients. We don’t aim to be the biggest, we aim to be best. Our clients become extensions of us and vice versa, so we truly empathize and are able to represent their needs and wants as though they were our own.

We handle everything in house in real-time. Nothing is out-sourced to unknown providers, so when it comes to oversight, we truly provide the highest level of detail-oriented customized attention which leads to maximum service and top-notch results. This is rooted in our strong work ethic, market knowledge and experience.

When representing sellers, we don’t just wait for the phone to ring. We actively create the market and take direct steps toward finding the best buyer possible. The world is tech driven and we utilize the latest and greatest tools to allow for maximum exposure. With that said, though, this is still a people business and at the end of the day…it’s the connections that count.

Growth is incredibly important to us. Our business grows, but more importantly, we grow as people. We constantly evolve and adapt adapting to provide the absolute best real estate service to our clients.

We are a luxury brokerage yes, but we don’t just sell luxury high end homes. We focus on providing the luxury service to each and every client and customer we deal with. Whether it’s a 1st time homebuyer or an ultra-luxury high end listing, you get the same straight forward and honest approach.

We truly care about the people in our life. Life is short so we only surround ourselves with good people and those that we enjoy being around. We want to be happy and are always optimistic, humble and grateful. We embody these principles to create a healthy work-life balance.

Our clients become friends, and our friends become family…and at the end of the day, family is what it’s all about, right?

SK Group

Sam Kaplunov | Birmingham Office Broker

I pride myself on blending up-to-the-minute technology with old-fashioned customer service. I recognize the importance of establishing relationships when working with both buyers and sellers through honesty, integrity and personal attention. A native of the Chicago area, I moved to Michigan after receiving my bachelor’s degree from Miami University (OH). My passion for real estate helped me to quickly realize the strengths of the local communities, and I am proud to call Southeast Michigan home. 

Tate Gilpin | Realtor

As a young real estate professional in a fast paced and highly competitive environment, I focus my attention on staying disciplined in three main areas: increasing my knowledge, punctuality, and trust. I pride myself on staying up to speed on daily market conditions and being “in the know” in order to be steps ahead of the competition. In this age of up-to-the-minute technology, I recognize my clients’ need for a speedy relay of accurate information. With a successful five year track record of happy buyers and sellers alike, it has been an honor and a privilege to gain the trust of the wonderful people that make my career possible. 

Josh Pruett | Realtor

Josh is excited to share his passion for real estate with his clients by helping them achieve their goals. He specializes in residential real estate and offers a comprehensive suite of services that range from luxury listings to multi-family investments and contractor assistance. Josh is a tireless worker who strives to deliver a first-class experience at all price points of the buying, selling, and leasing process. Prior to entering real estate, Josh's background was in the automotive retail industry where he achieved national recognition and held leadership roles that assisted in the elevation of several automotive franchises.

Sarah Smith | Realtor

Buying or selling a home is always a big decision and with my help, the process will be as effortless as possible. I strive to give the best client service and build lasting relationships. Family is one of the most important things to me, and when you work with me you are treated like family.

Jody Wachler | Operations Manager

Jody is a licensed real estate agent and brings her past business and marketing experiences to SK Group. She works behind the scenes to manage the transaction details, ensuring a smooth process from the beginning of your buy or sell experience all the way to the closing table and beyond. Jody fully embraces the SK team philosophy of putting you, our client, first. 

Work With Us

Sam and SK Group have the experience to help a wide range of clients from first-time buyers to multi-property investors. We recognize the uniqueness of each situation and strive to provide a personalized approach to meet the needs of each client.