Real Estate News

The Acts of Kindness Project

The City of Moonee Valley is running 12 free workshops that anyone in our community can attend.Each workshop teaches you something new: from learning to keep your house plants happy to creative writing.If you love what you learnt, chances are someone else will too. Pass on the kindness by teaching the skill to someone new. Whether that be your family, friends, neighbours, soccer team, book club, the wider community or that person walking down the street with a sad potted plant.If you’d like to learn how to run a more formal workshop, whether in person or online, project partners Laneway Learning will be on hand to teach you the skills and offer tips.It’s been a tough few months, but our community has a lot of kindness to share and we need your help to spread it around!After all, one person’s small act of kindness can make a big difference in trying times. View workshop details & sign up!Pennisi Real Estate are Real Estate Agents in Essendon, Keilor &...

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R U OK? Day - How to Keep the Conversation Going

This year's R U OK? Day message is 'There's more to say after R U OK?' By learning what to say next you can continue a conversation that could change a life.In this video, R U OK? Day Experts & Ambassadors share their tips for keeping the conversation going. Make a special effort to check in with someone today… An old friend, a grandparent, a neighbour, a colleague... Because these simple ice breakers could turn out to be life savers.  View more R U OK? Day tips ad resources.

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Top 10 Secrets to Selling Real Estate from Andrew Winter

In a real estate career spanning three decades across the globe, Andrew Winter has seen it all when it comes to selling and buying property. No matter what type of home you’re selling, or where, these expert insights can help you to get the best possible price. 1. Never go to auction An auction is categorically not the best way to sell your home. It can put unnecessary and artificial demands on you as a seller and place you in a precarious and highly stressful “all or nothing” situation. There is an intense focus on the Sydney and Melbourne auction markets but across the country most properties are not sold this way. If necessary an auction campaign can kick start the sales process but your home doesn’t then have to go under the hammer. Exceptions might be where transparency is required such as divorces, deceased estates or foreclosures. 2. The tender selling process is the best option The beauty of the tender process is that it’s good for the buyer and th...

Property Management Client Reviews

Azra Kunic Very professional and helpful. Always available and responsive on calls and messages. I am very pleased and happy. Zoe Oliver Thanks for all your help on the transfer of the properties and the management of them all. As always Pennisi has delivered outstanding service and hassle-free property management. Rob W, North Melbourne Just want to make a shout out to Bianca and Vanessa. They both are stars. We had an early termination of the lease at our North Melbourne apartment. I was bracing myself for an extended period of vacancy and a significant haircut on the rent. The property has been re-leased in next to no time and with only a minor reduction in rent. The new tenants sound ideal. Just goes to show we should not believe everything we read and hear and also why we continue to work with Pennisi Real Estate! Please convey our appreciation. George Sampson, Niddrie Over the many years of owning investment properties, I have found Pennisi and the Property Manager reliable and a...

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Pennisi Home Staging Project With Melbourne Property Stylists

We recently teamed up with Cheree and the crew from Melbourne Property Stylists to stage this 2-bedroom Essendon North property, which sold for $601,000 by Private Negotiation.Find out how much value small home improvements and property staging can add to your home. GET A FREE APPRAISAL

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Rental Rewards - Is It Really Worth the Qantas Points?

An opinion piece from the Barefoot Investor.  Being a renter must suck right now.After all, you’re sitting on the property sidelines watching house prices go up, up, up.If only there was a reward for renters.Well, it turns out there is. It’s a fast-growing scheme called ‘Rental Rewards’, which many of Australia’s leading real estate agencies have signed up to.Here’s how it works: real estate agents outsource their rent-collecting to Rental Rewards, who charge renters a fee to pay their rent, and reward them with Qantas Frequent Flyer points.On their website the company describes their service as “revolutionary”, “convenient” and “rewarding”.Yet on the popular ProductReview website, customers of Rental Rewards describe it as: “Absolutely terrible”, “So bad I can’t believe it exists” and “Avoid! Avoid! Avoid!”(And, in the interests of fairness, I’m not cherrypickin...