Nick Salmon FNAEA (Honoured) MARLA, is a well known and respected figure in the world of residential estate agency; a senior leader and an authoritative property market commentator. He has extensive knowledge of multi-branch estate agency operation, business development, marketing, legislation affecting the industry and the processes of home buying and selling.
He co-founded and led the extremely successful SPLINTA Campaign (an acronym for Sellers’ Pack Law is Not The Answer) to lobby the then Labour government to drop plans to compel home sellers to buy a Home Information Pack (HIP) when putting their property up for sale.
This high profile campaign drew the support of over 2,000 firms of estate agents and solicitors and for several years Nick toured the country to give seminars and lectures on the subject. He frequently appeared on mainstream television and radio and received extensive national press coverage. His meetings with ministers, politicians and civil servants contributed to the debates on HIPs in both houses of Parliament and Salmon very effectively engaged the media to gain maximum coverage for his group’s message.
The campaign persuaded the Conservatives to pledge that HIPs would be abolished if and when they came to power. When they won the election in 2010 the suspension and abolition of HIPs was one of the first acts of the new administration.
For his work in the industry Nick was awarded a prestigious Honoured Fellowship by the National Association of Estate Agents.
He has been managing director of a prime central London agency and of a highly successful multi-branch agency in the east midlands. He has also been a director of a property newspaper business and has extensive experience of media advertising, journalism and copywriting. Nick is managing director of www.propertyindustryeye.com – a leading online publication for those working in the residential property sector.
Passion for the property market, classic vehicles, aviation, and photography led to the development of the SPLINTA Marketing & Press Release business.