Our People - David Sandeman


Introducing David Sandeman, entrepreneur and founder of the innovative, pioneering company Essential Information Group (EIG), seen by many within the industry as The Hub of Property Auctions.

David has 34 years of experience and extensive knowledge of the industry and is much sought after as an industry expert to provide current industry comment on topical issues.

After qualifying as a barrister in 1982, David spent the rest of the 80's in the London property market building and modernising flats and houses. Many of the properties were acquired at auction and this gave David valuable experience in the field of property investment and development.

In 1990 he saw a market need for a broad reporting service for the UK property auction industry and set up the Essential Information Group. The ethos of the company was simple: to provide users with comprehensive, accurate and independent information and reporting on the UK property auction industry, so that users could make educated and informed decisions. To this day EIG remains the acknowledged industry expert on auctions. The EIG database, established now for over 20 years has full information on over 750,000 past auction lots and over 35,000 more are added each year offered by over 400 active auctioneers.

Media Interest

The market leading trade publication The Estates Gazette sources all of its auction details and statistics from EIG, as do many other media groups on an ad hoc basis.

David Sandeman regularly publishes reports on the state of the market, including an EIG monthly newsletter. Find the latest newsletter edition at: https://www.eigpropertyauctions.co.uk/news/newsletters

Given David's in-depth knowledge, he is a regularly interviewed by the press, radio and television on the state of the market. For a recent interview David Sandeman was invited to join Leading Britain’s Conversations (LBC) radio host Clive Bull, for a live discussion on LBC property hour.

Industry Standing

For the last 23 years David Sandeman has been the key speaker at the Property Shows on the auction buying process. In sharing his knowledge, he educates his audiences on what to look out for when buying at auction with specific examples of deals done 'in the room' and the resulting profit margins.

David is a sought after speaker and has been described as having an enthusiastic, humorous and engaging presentation style. He frequently speaks at training seminars on the auction process and at professional conferences, for estate agents and auctioneers. He is also regularly invited to present at various networking events around the country.

In 2012 David was honoured to be asked to sit on the RICS Auction Steering Group, which aims to guide the auction industry in terms of best practise as it continues to evolve moving forward.

If you would like any comment on the industry, or statistics for a specific area or sector, do please contact David directly.

Contact David Sandeman

Email: davids@eigroup.co.uk
Tel: 01737 226150
Mobile: 07876 456655