In January 2021, Pennisi Real Estate Essendon turned 48. It’s a privilege to have served the community for so long, yet after all these years there’s still a few things people don’t know about our family-owned and run Essendon real estate agency. Here are 10 little known facts about Pennisi Real Estate that we’d like to share with the Moonee Valley community.
1. We are the oldest real estate agency in the City of Moonee Valley
Sam Pennisi established Pennisi Real Estate in January 1973 at the age of 33 with a staff of only two. Today the company employees a team of over 15 and is the oldest agency in the City of Moonee Valley. In 2023, we look forward to celebrating 50 long years in Essendon real estate. Learn more about the Pennisi story here.
2. We are proud supporters of the Cancer Council
In 2018, we raised $18,940 for Cancer Council Victoria’s life-saving work in research, prevention and support of the 622 people diagnosed with cancer in Moonee Valley City each year. Learn more about our annual fundraising campaigns here.
3. We have a “No Sale, No Pay” policy
When you’re selling Essendon real estate, you don’t pay any money in advance for any reason with Pennisi – no exceptions! Until your home is sold, you pay nothing. Unless we do what we promised you, you pay zip. Learn more about Pennisi Real Estate’s Risk-Free Selling Services here.
4. We have a thriving Commercial Real Estate Department
This could well be our best kept secret. Pennisi Real Estate has an active database of commercial properties for lease and commercial properties for sale, servicing the entire Moonee Valley region. Our comprehensive range of commercial real estate services includes leasing, acquisitions & sales, and investment management. Learn more about our commercial property services here.
5. We love GIVEAWAYS!
As a community-centric agency, we love getting involved with local residents and businesses, and that includes promoting local products, services and events through competitions and giveaways. Whether it’s Father’s Day, Christmas, Easter or “just because”, we love a good giveaway. Like Pennisi Real Estate on Facebook and keep an eye on our page for the next big giveaway.
6. We have a professional boardroom for hire in Essendon
We have a fully equipped boardroom in our office for local businesses and community groups to hire for meetings, classes or training sessions. It includes WIFI access, full use of a kitchenette and toilet facilities, plus a range of other amenities for all your meeting needs. See what else is included and enquire about bookings here.
7. We offer FREE online home appraisals – without the hassle
If you’ve been wondering how much your home is worth in today’s real estate market, Pennisi Real Estate offers no-obligation sales and rental appraisals at no cost. The appraisals include a full comparative analysis showing results of recently sold or leased properties in your area along with a genuine, hassle-free estimate of your current property value. Learn more about our free property appraisal service here.
8. We’re Instagram stars!
We’ve got over 700 followers and 600 posts! It’s not all just sold Essendon properties and new listings, either. We like to give our followers a ‘behind the scenes’ look at what goes on in the Pennisi office, which involves a fair bit of cake, new staff announcements, community news and video walkthroughs of our most luxurious listings. Check us out on Instagram.
9. We’re always hiring!
Yep, you read that correctly. As our database of sellers, buyers, renters and property owners continues to grow, so too does our team. We’re always on the lookout for enthusiastic, committed, honest and reliable people to join our team. Don’t have experience? Don’t worry. We’re willing to teach the right people with the right attitude the skills they need to enjoy a rewarding career in real estate. Learn more about Pennisi Real Estate careers here.
10. We DON’T Auction. Like, ever.
It’s a common misconception that all real estate agencies offer sale by auction. We don’t go anywhere near the things, with good reason. Speak to one our Private Negotiation Specialists to find out why auctioning your property is a HUGE mistake – it’s a financial and emotional minefield for sellers, and we refuse to put you through it.
Stay in Touch
Want to know even more about what goes on behind the scenes at Pennisi Real Estate? Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with all the latest news and views from our Director, Andrew Pennisi, and head over to our Essendon Community Facebook Page for what’s happening in and around Moonee Valley.