Testimonials

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Donald and Pamela Kegley

We had the pleasure of working with Sam for the disposition of our family home and the purchase of a condominium...all in the period of about 6 months. Through the process of the sale and the purchase we felt Sam always had our best interest at heart. His marketing strategy and the digital and print materials created for the sale were highly professional and compelling. He was knowledgeable and thorough with attention to detail that was exemplary. We feel fortunate to have had him representing us during this transition point in our lives and offer our highest recommendation to anyone contemplating either the purchase or a sale of a home.

Megan

Let me start by saying Sam is very professional and went above and beyond in all aspects regarding the sale of our home. I know there is much that he does even behind the scenes, too! Sam stepped in after another realtor had moved on and rectified all issues. He spent almost three hours of his time walking us through his perspective as well as his plan to get our home sold to buyers that would love it as we did. Sam made us feel like we were there despite being three thousand miles away and dealing with this process remotely. There was never a time that we felt that we were out of the loop in any part of the process; the diligence of Sam and his team is the reason. Sam’s extensive client list as well as his contact list in the industry makes the difference. He most often will know the buying or selling agent and leverages that familiarity to ensure a smooth process all around. Sam will g…

Let me start by saying Sam is very professional and went above and beyond in all aspects regarding the sale of our home. I know there is much that he does even behind the scenes, too! Sam stepped in after another realtor had moved on and rectified all issues. He spent almost three hours of his time walking us through his perspective as well as his plan to get our home sold to buyers that would love it as we did. Sam made us feel like we were there despite being three thousand miles away and dealing with this process remotely. There was never a time that we felt that we were out of the loop in any part of the process; the diligence of Sam and his team is the reason. Sam’s extensive client list as well as his contact list in the industry makes the difference. He most often will know the buying or selling agent and leverages that familiarity to ensure a smooth process all around. Sam will get your deal done, and in a satisfactory manner for all parties involved. We are saddened we no longer live in the area and cannot rely on Sam to make our next purchase a breeze, but we hope you do and trust that he will.

Gabrielle S.

We were so lucky to have found Sam. After we had our first baby we were overwhelmed with the decision to move out of our condo and into our first family home. Sam made this transition so much easier than we ever could have imagined. He was extremely patient and caring and gave us honest advice along the way which we really appreciated. He helped guide us to the perfect first home for our family and we are incredibly grateful for that. The process was less stressful and more exciting when Sam took the burden off our shoulders by accommodating our busy schedules and being available to answer our questions basically 24-7. We even saw a majority of the homes that we were interested in on the same day. His positive, down to earth personality along with his extensive knowledge and motivation to deliver great results gave us peace of mind. We picked the right guy for the job and we will always …

We were so lucky to have found Sam. After we had our first baby we were overwhelmed with the decision to move out of our condo and into our first family home. Sam made this transition so much easier than we ever could have imagined. He was extremely patient and caring and gave us honest advice along the way which we really appreciated. He helped guide us to the perfect first home for our family and we are incredibly grateful for that. The process was less stressful and more exciting when Sam took the burden off our shoulders by accommodating our busy schedules and being available to answer our questions basically 24-7. We even saw a majority of the homes that we were interested in on the same day. His positive, down to earth personality along with his extensive knowledge and motivation to deliver great results gave us peace of mind. We picked the right guy for the job and we will always recommend Sam to our family and friends.

Dennis C.

We had a unique waterfront cottage sitting on a unique piece of land on a peninsula in a unique section of the State. Needless to say we needed a unique Realtor, one that would not shy away from the challenge and have the knowledge and skill for such. After interviewing Sam Kaplunov at Hall & Hunter we were satisfied that he had the skills for the situation. With so many unique factors in play to consider it took some time to mutually agree to work together. Sam agreed to take the listing but due to the uniqueness of the property he properly set the expectations regarding how long it may take to sell and our expected selling price range. Sam laid out his marketing plan and what was needed to sell such a unique estate. We are thrilled to say Sam accomplished our goals and executed the plan and our property sold much quicker than we expected.

AJH

Simply put, Sam is a great agent. He's the best we've ever worked with in 30 years of homeownership. He's on top of details, sensitive to his customer's needs, a fantastic communicator and knows the market. We had relocated out of state and our gorgeous house sat empty on the market while previously listed with two other agents. A knowledgeable acquaintance recommended Sam. Now we know how truly fortunate we were to have him as our Realtor. Sam analyzed our photos, feedback and market placement and then proposed some adjustments. His strategy worked. High-quality buyers returned to our showings. And when we had an offer shortly after he made sure the deal, it closed two weeks ahead of schedule.

Jay L.

As a Certified Master Inspector, I've been working with Realtors from all areas of Michigan for years. Some are really good at what they do and I tell them so. Sam, however, is in a league of his own. In my professional career, I have never seen anyone with as much professionalism, empathy, knowledge and unbelievable work ethic as Sam. That being said, of course he is the Realtor I turn to when it's time for me to buy or sell a home. I have so much more knowledge than the average homebuyer/seller because of what I do as a home inspector, and after meeting hundreds of Realtors, Sam Kaplunov is easily, I mean not even close, the absolute best professional I am fortunate enough to work with.

Danielle L.

If you're looking for a real estate agent who listens to you, will go to bat for you no matter the circumstances and is very easy to get along, with Sam is your guy. He's professional, relatable, works tirelessly for your dream home and understands how the market can change at any given time. You need someone in your corner when you're buying or selling a home, not someone looking to make their money and be done. Sam is on your side 120% of the way and will make sure you are taken care of. Best real estate agent ever!

Joe K.

I really enjoyed working with Sam. He was very easy to work with and very patient, explaining every step of the way with me. I was always impressed with his knowledge of the houses, the time frames they were built in and the pros and cons that come with that. He would point out certain things on each home that were a positive or something to be mindful of. He was not pushy and made the process enjoyable. I recommend Sam to all my friends looking to buy or sell a house.

Maria B.

Sam is absolutely the best. He has the most patience with us. We dragged our twin 5 year olds to most showings (and the closing) and Sam didn't even bat an eye. He included the girls as if they were just as important as us adults. I couldn't imagine having a better experience.

Mike A.

Great experience with Sam! My wife and I had a number of differences in what we wanted from our 'dream home'. Sam bent over backwards to accommodate us, was very accessible and worked to get us answers and make the process as painless as possible. Highly recommend.

Adam

The best Realtor I have ever worked with! Extremely professional and respectful, yet down-to-earth, very responsive and fast with paperwork. If Southeast Michigan is where you’re listing or purchasing, you won’t be disappointed working with Sam.

Ivy

After a deal fell through due to a seller's real estate agent, Sam picked me right up again and found me my perfect home in a timely manner!

M. Guzman

I can’t speak more highly of my experience with Sam Kaplunov. Sam takes a very personal approach with his clients by identifying what they are looking for in a home. He is always quick to respond and make time on his calendar during a very busy and competitive market. As a first time home buyer Sam went above and beyond my expectations to walk me through the process of buying a home and was able to confidently answer every one of my questions. I leaned on his expertise to guide me as we toured homes so I could get the best home in my budget. He is very knowledgeable of the market he serves. Sam is technologically savvy making communication and sharing new homes seamless. I would strongly recommend Sam to any homebuyer looking for a knowledgeable professional.

Mohrit S.

We have known and worked with Sam for a long time. Sam helped me buy my house and ever since then we have stayed in touch ever since. When I decided to move out of state for my new job, Sam helped us find a tenant as well. The whole process was as seamless and easy as it can possibly be. We decided to not sell the house when moving, Sam always provided his opinion about our decision without pushing us one way or the other. Sam's knowledge about the metro Detroit real estate is unparalleled and we will continue to trust his expertise in this matter. Sam has become a good friend over the years so whether I am dealing with real estate in Michigan or elsewhere, we will always ask him for his thoughts before making any real estate related decisions.

Beth & Lino

Working with Sam was one of the best decisions we ever made. Being first time home buyers, we were quite nervous and had no idea what to expect. From the very beginning, Sam took the time to explain to us how the process would go and never made us feel dumb for questions we asked. He is extremely knowledgeable and taught us so much information along the way. He was always there to help guide us but never was too pushy or made us feel we had to do something. We truly felt his main mission was to help us find our dream home and would do whatever necessary to help us. He is a guy that you want in your corner. We cannot thank him enough for making our first time home buying process a pleasurable one. He is the best!

Kristin C.

We feel so fortunate to have found Sam to teach and guide us through the process of becoming first time home owners. He never made us feel rushed and was able to quickly adjust to us as we decided what we wanted out of a home. He was extremely responsive to all questions we had and remained in our corner from the very beginning of the search to the very end of closing, making sure we got the best deal in all areas. We always felt as though he had the sincerest of intentions and I can’t say enough how much we valued his honesty regarding quality of homes. We were also impressed by his knowledge on the history of the area, homes, finishes, repairs, etc. We would work with Sam again in a heart beat!

K. Fulonger

We moved from out-of-state, having only visited the area once (Sam was referred to me by our Airbnb host, who'd used him to buy their house and trusted him like family). Sam was incredibly reliable and helpful. It's tough to build trust without meeting in person, but Sam is clearly trustworthy. He did several walk-throughs with a video camera so we could see houses. He was very patient and communicative when I got anxious, and informative about the process in this state. Most extraordinary, he did all this for a rental contract. When we are looking to buy, we will be back knocking on Sam's door.

Kevin J.

Sam was amazing throughout the entire process. We started the looking for home before COVID and even when we couldn't view homes in person, Sam was very committed and helpful to find us the home we really loved. We saw many different homes and Sam was very patient and helpful with every one of them. He was very knowledgeable when we were inside of homes and helped us navigate the other aspects including obtaining a mortgage and having all other back end details ready to go. Sam is very professional and sympathetic to our needs as well. I highly recommend!

Alisa B.

Sam was excellent! He helped us find the perfect rental home that fits all of our family's needs all in the midst of the COVID pandemic. He gave us great advice about the personalities of the different neighborhoods in Detroit. He was always professional and was able to work with our difficult schedules. He was able to secure us house showings very quickly, sometimes same day appointments as well! We loved working with Sam and could not have asked for a better realtor and new found Michigan friend.

Yamill M.

Selecting Sam as my real state agent to buy my first house was the best decision I could have made. Sam was really open to answer all my questions at any time of the day and 7 days a week. He was really honest about the specifics of the houses that we visited and I never felt he pushed me to make a decision. He was awesome during the offer and closing processes, everything went really smooth. I will definitively recommend Sam to others and will work with him if I am buying or selling in the future.

Craig & Natalie

This was our second time using Sam as our realtor, and the level of service he provided was just as personal and thorough as the first. We truly felt he was working as our personal advocate throughout the process. His insight and understanding of the local market, and overall buying/selling process is exceptional. With Sam on our side, we were confident that we were making the right decisions from start to finish. Sam is a genuine person who knows how to treat his clients with respect, patience, and truthfulness. He goes beyond the traditional transactional realtor/client relationship to build true relationships. I recommend his work and his work ethic at the highest level. And when we get the email with our next 'dream home', Sam will be the first, and only call we make.

Samara

Sam went above and beyond from the moment I began searching for a house to buy and has continued to do so after my house sold. I could not have done it without him! He has an excellent understanding of the local market, pricing, and all other home related concerns. He is timely, responsive, highly professional, and has fantastic negotiation skills. He removed the stress and anxiety from the entire process. When I chose to buy another house, I will be using Sam! I highly recommend him.

Megan C.

Sam is a great realtor. I listed my home at the start of the COVID stay-at-home period - a difficult time to sell to say the least. He was thorough, prepared, professional, and very responsive. Sam helped me to maximize my on-line presence and navigate the unique challenges the crisis presented. He kept me well informed throughout the process, responded timely to all my questions, and showed excellent knowledge of the market and selling/closing process. I highly recommend him.

Nickie R.

Sam worked with us for almost 2 years! We were picky in our home search, and Sam was always patient, understanding, and willing to go the extra mile to find us what we wanted. We never felt pressured, and he always met our questions and concerns with a knowledgeable answer. The most important thing to note - he is honest. Always. He worked hard to find us the home of our dreams, and we could not be happier! We recommend Sam Kaplunov without hesitation.

M. Propp

Sam was amazing to work with. We used Sam to purchase a new home and he was very knowledgeable when touring homes with him, it was great to understand more about the home's condition, things to watch out for, and what would turn into a project vs. be move-in ready. He stuck with us through the toughest of times during COVID, and making our latest home purchase super smooth. We'd highly recommend Sam as your next realtor.

Buyer

My fiancée and I were first time home buyers and I went into this process thinking it would be overwhelming. Well, Sam did not make the home buying process overwhelming whatsoever. He was extremely responsive (I even texted him late at night a few times) and took time to actually educate us during each phase of the process. He is an amazing realtor and would highly recommend him whether you are a first time buyer or not!

Pratheep S.

Sam is a phenomenal professional. He is always available. Gives educated and reliable opinions. He takes the time to explain details to you. He actually drove two and a half hours out to a property for us and took videos, and photos so we didn't have to. Further, he continues to help us with issues after the purchase was completed. I highly recommend Sam Kaplunov!

Alex K.

Sam was fantastic. We were first time home buyers and Sam really took the time to teach us about the home buying process. The reason we went with Sam was because of his passion for helping and teaching others. He really does care about his clients. We are so glad we went with him for our first purchase and we would recommend him to anyone.

Beth W.

Sam sold my condo in two days! He’s professional, trustworthy, and very knowledgeable. I’m so glad that I decided to work with him. He also helped me purchase the perfect new home. I couldn’t be more pleased with the entire experience from start to finish. Thank you for everything, Sam!

Bob S.

Sam did a great job on helping us find the property that was right for us. He was insightful and hard working without being pushy. He is very knowledgeable and we would recommend him to anyone looking in the area.

Lauren F.

Sam was super helpful throughout the entire home buying process and was always quick to answer any of my questions. He made sure to make the process as easy as possible for me!

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