Sam Saladino has joined Keller Williams Urban after spending the past four and a half years at David Griffin & Company.
“My time at David Griffin and Company was super fantastic,” he said. “I really enjoyed working with David and the crew there, one of the best groups of agents and staff that I have ever had the privilege to with.”
While leaving those colleagues and friends behind was tough, Saladino said he is excited about the new opportunities that await. He plans to expand his brand, and focus on bringing more depth and focus on creating synergy between his real estate services, staging and interior design.
“Keller Williams Urban will provide the infrastructure and expanded reach I need to help me take the next step,” he said. “Moving forward its not only about reaching out to more people but ensuring that my client services will be enhanced by a more detailed development of my brand and services.”
Saladino’s slogan is “No Boring Houses.” That credo is at the core of how he approaches and markets his properties. He writes much of his marketing material in a interesting and irreverent tone. This provides a much-needed creative outlet and, he believes, helps him stand out from the pack.
“If I’m going to market your house, it’s not going to be boring. It’s going to be cool and fun and sexy,” he said.
Those who frequent NorthPark Center may remember Saladino as a popular Neiman Marcus sales associate. While working there, he began making his way into the interior design world. His first break was when Al Coker and Associates hired him to set up two model units in an upscale condominium conversion in the State Thomas neighborhood .As a result of the success of this project he began helping other real estate agents stage their properties.
When he decided to become an agent, Saladino heeded the advice of those agents and friends he trusted and stepped back from the design world in order to focus entirely on real estate. He began at Allie Beth Allman and Associates, which he said provided him with a good initial platform. As he gained more experience, he realized that many of his clients needed his interior design expertise just as much as his real estate skills. Now he believes he is in a better position to serve them in both areas.
“I feel like there’s a market for both whether it’s together or separate,” he said. “I just want to be able to be of service in the best way possible to the client.”