Real Estate News

How to (Ethically) Boost Your Property's Sale Price

    Below are the 4 key steps you must follow for a successful property sale. You may be new to the property market and this may be the first property you have sold, or you may be an experienced property seller and just need reassurance that you're on the right path. This guide steps you through the 4-stage process for effectively selling your property to get the maximum possible sale price.     1. Choose the Right Agent Selling your property is an important life event which can be financially and emotionally demanding, and that’s why you need an experienced and trusted professional real estate agent to help you with the process. Find an agent you trust, who you believe will look after your interests and do a great job. Interview as many as it takes to find one you trust. Beware of agents who try to dazzle you with empty promises of an unrealistic price, or an expensive marketing campaign that promotes their agency, but does litt...

5 Simple Tips to Make Your Property Stand Out

Selling your property takes time, effort and a little help from the experts. Showcasing your property in the best light will make a big difference to its value.   1. Street Appeal First impressions count! Mow the lawn, tidy and water the garden, plant some blooms, clean gutters, remove cobwebs, sweep the path, upgrade the letterbox.   2. Minimise Clutter Create light and space. Open the curtains. Remove excess furniture and belongings, family photos and half the contents of storage spaces.   3. Clean the House Make it sparkle, especially the kitchen, bathroom and windows. Remove all trace of pets and banish bad odours with fresh air or fragrances. A prospective buyer with an allergy to cats will be deterred by couches and carpets covered in fur, so ensure every surface is well vacuumed and use a lint roller where needed.    4. Interior Update Wobbly door handles, torn fly screens and squeaky doors can be easily fixed. Consider updating f...

Pennisi Trivia Night 2019

The countdown is on until Pennisi's annual trivia night on Saturday March 30th 7pm at Hyatt Place Melbourne in Essendon.     Please join us as we raise much needed funds for Rotarian Action Group of Multiple Sclerosis, Childhood Cancer Research (Supporting Dean Scarse Family) and The Black Dog Institute.     Tickets are $50 per person, including finger food and a chance to win some amazing prizes and giveaways on the night! Drinks will be available at bar prices.     We look forward to seeing you Saturday March 30th!     Book tickets here and don't forget to RSVP on Facebook... Tables are selling fast!           With over 250 people attending in 2018, this year's fundraiser is set to be bigger and better than ever!    BOOK NOW to ensure you don't miss out!                         

Take a Look Inside Home Buyers Minds

Home buyers are a diverse group of people and there are never two exactly the same. Every buyer has their own individual circumstances, motivations, budget and criteria for investing in real estate, requiring a unique and customised approach for each buyer. Despite these differences however, many share the same views when it comes to how they search for properties, how and when they choose to engage real estate agents, and their preferred method of sale.   Click the video below to discover what really goes on inside the minds of real estate buyers.         List with an agent you can trust. For more information call 03 9379 5616 or email can also view our recently sold properties here. 

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Meeting Room For Hire at Pennisi Real Estate in Essendon

  We have a pretty neat meeting room here at the Pennisi Real Estate office in Essendon, but when we're not in meetings and training, we're out in the field selling real estate and managing rental properties... which is why we've made our beautiful boardroom available to the community for hire!    Ideal for small meetings, training sessions and classes, the Pennisi boardroom is fully equipped for all your meeting needs...   Generous room size with ample light Heating for winter and cooling for summer White board with markers and eraser Wall-mounted flat screen TV for playing DVDs Complimentary bottled water Tea and coffee facilities Well-maintained toilet facilities  Full use of kitchenette with glassware and crockery Unlimited download WIFI access  If you would like to enquire about hiring the Pennisi boardroom for your next meeting or training session, call us on 9379 5616 or send us a message...

The Auction Myths The Lazy Agents Love

    "Auctions always bring the best price."   Really?! This is a long-held myth that does not hold up against reality. Whenever you have the fortunate situation of more than one buyer trying to buy your home, the worst thing an agent can do is disclose competing offers to each of the interested buyers – which is exactly what happens at a public auction.   When this happens, the respective buyers' focus becomes outbidding the competing buyers by $1,000... as opposed to offering their highest price for the property, which could have been $20,000 more (...or more!)   When you're selling your home, you want the eventual buyer to have paid their maximum price for it. To win an auction, the buyer does not need to pay their maximum price - they just need to be the highest bidder. This is a BIG difference and that difference could mean tens of thousands of dollars to you.   Selling to the highest bidder as opposed to t...