Andrew Pennisi, born and raised in the Essendon district has grown up with real estate all around him, having watched his father build the company of which he is now a director.
Andrew started with Pennisi Real Estate as a junior while still completing his studies at Prahran College. In 1988 upon completion of his studies he joined Carlton firm, Judy Norton Property, as Senior Property Manager of over 200 Residential and Commercial properties. Two years later Andrew rejoined Pennisi Real Estate heading up their new Project Marketing Division.
Andrew's many achievements include:
- Working for some of Australia largest developers including Central Equity, Hopkins Properties, Raptis Group and Hotondo Builders.
- Heading the marketing team for the sale of Grand Central (at the time the largest residential development in Melbourne's CBD)
- Keynote speaker on several occasions at the Australian Real Estate Convention
- Leader of many training workshops for Jenman Approved and the Pittard Training Group
- Regularly sort by media including appearances on A Current Affair and Media Watch
- Six time finalist - Sales Controller of the Year - Australasian Real Estate Awards
- Winner of numerous First National Sales Awards including a Diamond Performance Award.
- Gold Badge for sales performance. This award is based on client satisfaction and sales results, winners of this award produce sales results that would rank them in the top 3% of all agents in the country.
Andrew's community activities include sponsoring scholarships at Niddrie Secondary Collage, where he is a past student and former school council member, and is a member, sponsor and supporter of Essendon Rowing Club and Essendon Football Club. Andrew is also an AFL and MCG member and enjoys getting to the footy to see the Bombers whenever he can.
Andrew is a proud parent of three children Meg, James & Kate.
“I have dealt with Andrew for over 14 years. He’s a highly experienced and knowledgeable agent well worth having on your side when dealing in real estate.”
“At a recent purchase of a property, Andrew came across as an open and honest agent during the process, displaying a professional approach to our purchase.”
“Professionally, Andrew has an immense amount of knowledge pertaining to the real estate industry and keeps up to date with current marketing and sales trends. Personally, Andrew was amazing to work with and understands how stressful it is to sell your home. His communication with us was always of a high standard and upfront - he has a great eye for detail and was extremely helpful when it came to ideas on how to maximise the value of our home. He also has a great sense of humour, which came in handy when I started to stress about things. His “team” who played a crucial role in the sale were always friendly, polite and understanding of how imposing it can be to have your home open to strangers. With this in mind they always kept any disruption to a minimum and kept us updated on any feedback from the people viewing our home. We were very happy with the entire process and outcome and would have no hesitation in recommending Andrew and his team to sell your home.”
“Andrew's market knowledge and expertise was paramount in getting us to market and selling our commercial premises. We will definitely use him and his team again.”
“Highly recommend Andrew Pennisi. He went above and beyond to assist with the sale of our property after a failed auction experience with another agent. Andrew was extremely professional, genuine and caring throughout the whole process.”
“Andrew helped sell our first ever property and was great on how he explained everything clearly with no hidden costs or big words. He sold our property within 10 days and got more than we expected. Highly recommend Andrew and the rest of the Pennisi team.”
“From first contact through to sale and settlement Andrew Pennisi and his team performed admirably. They were extremely helpful in all aspects including advising on presentation of the property, planning the schedule and negotiating the sale. The whole process was conducted in a manner that was stress-free for us. It was the best property sales experience of many that we have had. We recommend Pennisi Real Estate without hesitation, and have already told many people of their excellent performance.”
“I found Andrew and his team to be switched on, helpful and knowledgeable. The whole process from meeting to sale was handled professionally by all involved and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.”
“Was straightforward from start to finish. I am new to selling property and they were happy to walk me through the whole process. Good experience.”
“We found Andrew very straightforward and very easy to deal with. He followed up all our questions and queries and it was a pleasure to deal with him on the purchase of our property. Highly recommend.”
“We are so pleased we decided to go through Andrew to sell our home. We found his knowledge in real estate and honesty won us over initially, and now looking back on the whole experience we couldn't be happier with the Pennisi team. Andrew and the team are so easy to talk to and we felt they genuinely cared to make sure we were happy during and after the entire process.”
“Great team; friendly, efficient, enthusiastic and above all, hard working. I was put at ease and felt everyone had my best interests at heart. As a novice in the property area my fears were allayed and I was guided with skill and empathy through the whole process.”
“With no Real Estate involvement for forty years my wife Ann and I approached the selling of our house with some trepidation. What a lucky day for us when a request for a site view lead us to the Pennisi offices, and from then on discussions with Michelle Mammoliti and Andrew. They impressed us with their straightforward, reasonable and sometimes humorous presentations and we felt immediate trust with them and the team. Without hesitation we were pleased to give Andrew the exclusive rights to the sale of our house. How right we were. Within a few weeks Andrew and his very hard working team presented us with seven offers (mostly above our agreed reserve) and we were delighted to finalise the contract and await settlement. So with little or no effort on our part we achieved a great result. Throughout the process we were kept up with almost daily notifications by the Pennisi team and Michelle was sensational in this respect. The contact and care has been ongoing, even since the confirmed sale, and we feel that we are friends with the whole team. We most certainly would recommend Andrew and Pennisi Real Estate whenever the opportunity arises.”
Before I knew he came back to me with a great proposal and took care of all the paperwork. Everything worked in accordance to his advice and I have sold the property. Great work Andrew and Teresa! I thank you for all your efforts and commend you on your practice and customer service.”
“Have transacted with Andrew on a number of occasions, as a vendor and purchaser of property. It’s always a pleasant and amicable experience. Recommend Andrew and his staff from the agency.”
“Andrew and his team (in particular Glenda) did a great job of selling my property at a premium price in a very short period of time. I would highly recommend the team at Pennisi.”
“Andrew and his team were given the opportunity to sell our property, after another local agent had it for over 2 years, with miserable offers. I knew that my property was worth more than the first agent was bringing to the table. I also realised that he wasn't working for my best interest. Within 2 weeks of handing the property over to Andrew, he came back with 2 offers that were over $130k more than the best offer the first agent provided. Once again... Remarkable!”
“After liaising with numerous real estate agents to sell the property I concluded that Pennisi had the best market knowledge, strategy and overall was the only agent that offered value for money.”
“Andrew made a very fair estimate of the value of our unit. This resulted in obtaining offers that we were pleased with and able to make an early acceptance.”
“Thank you for the lovely flowers, what a thoughtful surprise! Thanks for handling the sale - so pleased it's finally over! Woohoo!
“On behalf of my husband and family, I would like to personally thank you for selling my late mother’s home at the above address. You did it so professionally, plus getting the price that I settled on. I cannot speak highly enough of your efforts, more than I can say about previous agent (in which I will not name). Andrew, once again thank you very much as you have taken a load off my shoulders on selling this property, and I will highly recommend you to any future buyers that come our way.”
“I would like to express my appreciation for your staff’s services for the recent sale of my Essendon property. Like most of the population I have only purchased and sold one property in my lifetime so the process of buying and selling property is not a familiar activity. I particularly remember the anguish experienced when dealing with snakey bank managers when I bought the property in 1983. Not a process I will ever be encouraged to do again. And, of course my perceptions of property salesmen has been shaped by the usual TV current affairs programs who feature “…the agents from hell”. When I decided to sell my flat I canvassed several of the agents in Essendon by letter and Andrew was the only agent who responded (?). He explained everything in a manner I could understand and remained in constant touch by phone and weekly letter letting me know what was happening. Your office staff were also helpful and put me wise to what my legal bloke should do (I deal with the legal profession about as much as I deal with the Real Estate profession). I’ve been a bit slow in sending the letter (sorry Andrew) but as you can see I now have a computer. Thank you all once again.”
“We wish to take this opportunity to extend our thanks to you and your staff and to acknowledge their efforts together with the personal, friendly and professional manner at all times resulting in the sale of our house in Elstone Avenue, Niddrie in a most favourable and satisfactory way. This result was achieved with the support of your team and we have no hesitation in recommending Pennisi for advice, sale or purchase of Real Estate.”
“I would like to express our thanks and gratitude to you on the way you and your wonderful staff treated us both in the negotiations for the sale of our home. In this day and age public relations seems to have gone by the board and it was a pleasure to do business with someone who cares. Keep up the good work and other future vendors will catch on.”
Great bloke. Knows his stuff. Doesn't give up. Fights for best outcome.
Very helpful and great market knowledge. Excellent service, communication and transparency. Recommended!
Great Agent and easy to deal with. We purchased a property in Travancore and were dealing with Andrew throughout the whole entire process. Andrew has made the experience very pleasant and we would highly recommend him for your next purchase or sale.
Very impressed with his service. What a great experience it was. No time wasting. Straight to business and I was very satisfied with the outcome. A little more than what I wanted to pay however so happy I did buy it. Have enjoyed my place every day since I've moved in. Happy days. Thank you so much.
I want to thank you very much for the service that you provided in the sale of my mother's house. Your professionalism, understanding of our needs, responsiveness and kindness was greatly appreciated throughout our dealings with you. We had the house on the market for about a year with no results and then once you came on board it was sold within two weeks. I would definitely recommend your services to anyone else that is selling their property.
Paul and I wish to thank you and team Pennisi for all the help you have provided with this sale. The price was above our expectations so we are extremely happy. Well, 14 Thomas street is the last of our original three properties and all three sales have been handled by Pennisi. So, we would like to say a big thanks to all the team for their help over the years and wish everyone all the very best for the future.
The whole team at Pennisi were extremely professional and authentic. I would highly recommend them at the drop of a hat to anyone needing a realtor. All our needs were addressed promptly and we felt reassured at all times during the selling process.
Blasi and I would like to thank you for all your efforts. You have been an absolute delight to deal with!
I am writing to thank you very much for sending us an old sketch that you had of our property. We really appreciated this kind gesture. My family and I have been living at this property for nearly 20 years. Although we have no intention of selling the property, we will certainly keep Pennisi Real Estate in mind should our circumstances change. I will get the sketch framed to hang it up in our home. Once again thank you very much for thinking of us.
We chose Pennisi as we did not want to go to auction and were encouraged by their commitment to selling our property in an open and transparent manner. Whilst we did struggle at times to get "our heads around" how their model worked and how they could get a price above what was listed, they did and within only a week on the market! Our thanks and praise go out to Darren and the team at Pennisi (Andrew, Belinda and Teresa) for the relatively stress-free week and outstanding result.
I just wanted to take time to thank you for your assistance in buying our new home. My family are genuinely excited about our purchase and cannot wait to move to the area. Thank you for your professionalism throughout the process. Please thank all those involved for their hard work in making the experience a pleasant one. I will definitely recommend Pennisi to friends and family.
The team at Pennisi Real Estate were the best decision I made when selling my property. From my initial meeting right through to sale, their advice and direction was professional, friendly and prompt…
Just a quick note to express Jackie and my gratitude for helping us sell our house. When the process started we had 3 different agents come and discuss our property and its potential for sale value. It was clear from the beginning that your approach suited our sale philosophy the best (and cost us nothing to “have a go”). You provided a clear structure to the sales campaign and one that I felt comfortable signing up to. I was also impressed that after inspection by the greater Pennisi team you recommended we increase our initial advertised price to ensure we returned the highest price possible. I think that this really helped us achieve our final sale result (which was at your team’s expected price). Our sale experience with Pennisi was over in 10 days but our future deals will continue for a lot longer. This has been evident with your assistance in finding us a new home, and market research provided to me. Many thanks to the Pennisi team.
I wish to thank you and your team on your selling strategy. In the current low market, your strategy has provided an outstanding result for us. The little risk in the no sell no payment was also a bonus. We met with several larger real estates and really do feel that we would not have achieved similar results with their strategies. Your team have also been professional and courteous throughout the campaign.
We would personally like to thank all the staff at Pennisi Real Estate for their hard work and commitment to achieving our desired outcome, and for making both our selling and buying experience as easy and enjoyable as possible. We were very happy with all of our dealings with you and would thoroughly recommend Pennisi Real Estate without hesitation.
Your promise to give the finest service and achieve the highest price possible certainly proved correct in an amazingly short timeframe! I would have no hesitation in recommending Pennisi Real Estate, in fact I have given your card to a number of friends and fellow golfers who are considering selling their properties. Every one of the Sales Team that I had dealings with were professional, friendly and considerate of my needs. When potential buyers were inspecting my property I was confident that my home would be presented to people who genuinely wanted to buy… Thank you does not seem enough. I can now move to my new home with good memories of the sale process knowing that I have been dealing with a Real Estate Agent who is professional, honest and who genuinely cared about me.
We wish to express our thanks to you for the way you handled the sale of our property. You acknowledged our trepidation about selling up after so many years in the one home and our desire that everything should be as stress-free as possible. You kept in constant contact so we always knew exactly what was happening and then took us carefully through each step of the sale process. Beyond that, you assisted us in the search for a new home. Throughout all this you have been totally professional and a pleasure to deal with at all times.
The sales process was carried out with ease with an understanding of how we wanted the process to be carried out given our young family, which allowed us to carry on with our normal daily lives with our privacy and security as well as relieving us from the stress of selling our home. This gave us the peace of mind that our home was in good hands. Regardless of whether you are buying or selling, I would highly recommend Pennisi Real Estate to assist in such a life changing move.
Very good service. Hard to improve. Good advice, prompt service and very professional and good options.
I dealt with Pennisi in the purchase of my unit and I always found them to be extremely professional and approachable. Pennisi always assisted me with any enquiries I had and I would have no hesitation in utilising their services again.
Honest approach, didn’t make unrealistic promises, kept me well informed and returned calls and dealt with my requests promptly and effectively. Had my best interests at heart. Have already recommended my associates to deal with Pennisi.
An effortless selling process with no stress whatsoever. Precise, professional and excellent service from listing to sale.
Pennisi were very professional, up front and there were no hidden costs. Great staff to deal with and we would definitely use Pennisi again in the future. It was a quick and easy sale!
At Pennisi Real Estate all the staff are very friendly and attend promptly to any queries that may occur. I was very happy with the Sale Price and I didn’t have to auction. I would highly recommend Pennisi and would not hesitate to use them again.
Toni and I would like thank you very much for all the hard work you have put in to find us a suitable buyer at the price which we wanted. I know it must have been difficult finding the right client considering today's economic climate. Also thank you for keeping us informed with regular updates that came through. Please also thank the Pennisi team for all their efforts. The service provided by all the staff was fantastic in all regards.
I have always had a great relationship with Pennisi and hold the firm in very high regard. Should I ever need a real estate agent I will most certainly come back to you. Please pass on my appreciation to all the staff and directors.
Thank you for the very quick and hassle free service you provided. All of my questions were answered quickly and precisely with a friendly manner
I was completely satisfied. I have found Pennisi Real Estate to be exceptional. The level of customer service I received was outstanding.
I have only praise for the team of great staff members at Sam Pennisi Property Management. Everyone has been wonderful.
We were happy with the level of service you provided and hope to do business with you again. Please keep us updated with all properties on the market as we are always looking to buy the right properties for our purposes.
Recently I was asked to do a consulting job by Pennisi. I arrived about five minutes earlier than the appointed time. As I entered his office it was like walking into somebody’s home – somewhere you felt immediately comfortable and at ease. Even though the reception staff didn’t know me… they actually looked pleased to see me and didn’t act as if I had intruded. The reception area was absolutely spotless and fresh flowers adorned the reception desk and foyer area. There was a genuine feeling of warmth and friendliness. Had I been a prospective or current tenant, landlord, purchaser or vendor I’m quite sure the greeting would have been just the same. It’s little wonder he has been able to build a successful business. People would actually enjoy visiting his office.
On behalf of my husband and family, I would like to personally thank you for selling my late mother’s home at the above address. You did it so professionally, plus getting the price that I settled on. I cannot speak highly enough of your efforts, more than I can say about previous agent (in which I will not name). Andrew, once again thank you very much as you have taken a load off my shoulders on selling this property, and I will highly recommend you to any future buyers that come our way.
I am writing this on behalf of my husband and myself on the sale of our home. You and your staff are to be congratulated on your pleasant and efficient way you handle your business we would not hesitate to recommend your company to anyone selling their home.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your professional services in the sale of my property. I could not be happier with the efficiency and friendliness you showed towards me. I am so glad I chose Pennisi Real Estate… I could not have wished for better service. I wish each and every one of you all the very best for the future and again thank you for looking after me and offering me all your kind assistance.
We would recommend Pennisi Real Estate to anyone considering selling their home. We were apprehensive about selling our home, after living here for 34 years but the staff we dealt with from Pennisi were always courteous and helpful and made the process of selling easy. Our home sold in 9 days and we are very happy with the result.
I am writing to commend you on the service your organisation has given me in finding a property. I have found your reliability and your ability to understand my purchase requirements have exceeded my expectation. I have dealt with many Real Estate Agents in Essendon, Ascot Vale, Moonee Ponds and Strathmore area who promote themselves as being the best in service for the purchaser and the vendor. These organisations promised the world and that they would do the best for us, and we have continuously been disappointed with them. It is refreshing to know there is someone out there that does have your best interests in mind. I have found your Buyers Club system to be very beneficial as it outlines to me what properties are on the market and then I am more informed about the properties and spend less time on properties that do not meet my requirements. Once again I would like to thank you for your assistance and have no doubt that when I am going to sell my property I will be placing it through yourself.
Barry and I would like to thank you and your staff for contributing to the relatively painless selling of our house recently. All the booklets giving advice on how to choose a real estate agent emphasise the need for trust rather than choosing the agent who gives you the highest price estimate. This is the criteria we used and it took only one meeting with you Andrew for us to decide that Pennisi was right for us. Having initially expected to put the house up for auction, we felt much more comfortable with private sale… This avoided the uncertainty of going to auction as well as the intensity of public inspections. Your price estimate was in line with what we were thinking after securing a valuation from a reputable valuer and considerable research in the area. Finally, although initially I was vaguely concerned about the small number of inspections made, I realised that only serious buyers with genuine interest in our home and with the right budget allocation to pay for it were invited to make an inspection. As the one to have the house bright and shining and the garden neat, I found this a distinct advantage, plus the 24hrs notice I received in most cases.
Thank you again Andrew for your consideration and tact in difficult circumstances.
We wish to take this opportunity to extend our thanks to you and your staff and to acknowledge their efforts together with the personal, friendly and professional manner at all times resulting in the sale of our house in Elstone Avenue, Niddrie in a most favourable and satisfactory way. This result was achieved with the support of your team and we have no hesitation in recommending Pennisi for advice, sale or purchase of Real Estate.
Thanks to everyone at Pennisi for your professionalism and for making this such a straightforward and simple deal.
Thank you so much, we are thrilled with the results you achieved for us on both Coniston Avenue properties. Thanks again!
I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for all your help with finding me a new place to live. The efficient and friendly service that you provided was no less than excellent and the small bag of necessities was a wonderful touch. I found Pennisi to be a thoroughly professional company and will recommend them to anyone I know looking for great service from a Real Estate Agency. Thanks once again.
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff for their friendly assistance and warm support in the recent sale of my property in Brunswick. Initially your staff assisted me in dealing with unsatisfactory tenants and then you assisted me in selling the property for a satisfying amount. During this time I felt assured that even though I was living across the other side of the country, I knew you and your people were providing me with the highest quality of service – a quality of service and satisfaction I had not encountered before in several dealings with buying and selling of property through Real Estate Agent’s in the past in Victoria. What made your quality of service memorable is the many kind and supportive personal touches which are a part of your service program and your confident and clear thinking way of providing me always with solutions rather than problems during the many occasions you took the trouble to speak to me personally by phone. Once again my warmest and sincerest thanks to you and your fine team – it really has been a great pleasure doing business with you.
I would like to thank not only you but everybody at the agency who had something to do with the sale of the apartment. You all showed a lot of class, intelligence and knowledge in your chosen profession, to the point where there would have been a sale if it were not for unforeseen obstacles. I am grateful for your patience and kindness. Thanking you all again.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff for the excellent service provided to us on the sale of our unit. Like most families involved with the sale of their home we were concerned about the prospect of obtaining a sale within a reasonable timeframe at the best possible price. From the beginning Pennisi Real Estate provided us with professional and friendly service. Without any hard-sell tactics they explained clearly the process involved and suggested a sale price objective after evaluation of our property. We were introduced to the entire Pennisi Sales team as they inspected our home and made us feel confident that the best possible sale price would be strived for. With a minimum of fuss our unit was put on the market and the whole sales team went to work and immediately organised inspections with prospective buyers. Pennisi’s philosophy of matching the right buyer to the appropriate property succeeded in a prompt sale at the sale price within a couple of weeks. Furthermore, we feel so confident with the Pennisi team that we would not hesitate to use them in the future or recommend them to our friends or colleagues. Again, thank you for a job well done.
I am writing this on behalf of my husband and myself on the sale of our home. You and your staff are to be congratulated on your pleasant and efficient way you handle your business. We would not hesitate to recommend your company to anyone selling their home.
This is just a short letter to thank you for your help in the purchase of our new home. Your knowledge of the real estate industry made our purchase so much easier. The advice that you gave us on the price of real estate in the area we were looking made our decision an informed one. Not only did we save a large amount of money with your confident negotiation skills, we also had the peace of mind that all paperwork was in correct order. Your friendly and approachable manner made it a pleasure to do business with you, nothing was too much trouble.
Just a little note to say thank-you for all that you’ve done for us, it has been an absolute pleasure dealing with you and look forward to buying our next property with you. Your professionalism is outstanding.
My wife and I would like to thank you for the handling of the sale of our property in Brougham Street, North Melbourne. Prior to you selling the property, we were approached through another real estate agency. This particular agent told us he had a very keen buyer and a quick sale could result. This did not transpire. We then attempted to sell with this other agency via auction. This was also a failure. We had no bids and we left with advertising costs and no sale. We withdrew the property for sale with that agent. We then had a discussion with you at Pennisi Real Estate. You gave us an honest appraisal and explained the process of sale very clearly. We understood a no sale would incur no costs. You were also particularly sensitive and accommodating with our tenant at the property. Only genuine buyers inspected the property. We were ecstatic that the property sold within two weeks. In addition to the quick sale, you also sold the property for considerably more than the previous agent had told us was our best price! We have no hesitation in recommending yourself and Pennisi Real Estate when selling a property and we will be telling as many people as possible. Once again thank you and we look forward to the next time we decide to sell a property.
As your company has recently completed the sale our house at 1 Pearl Street West Essendon, I thought I would like to write to you and tell you how very pleased Joan and I were with the outcome. The price is quite good and it sold in a very short time. Your staff were very attentive at all times. We would be most happy to recommend your company to anyone. Once more thanks.
When we purchased a second property last year, we had every intention of selling our current house in Moonee Ponds, and moving into our new house. We did all the things needed to make our house as attractive as possible for what we thought would be a lucky buyer. We put our house on the market, you advertised it for us, showed people through, and then we changed our minds and decided to sell the second property instead. You handled all this admirably. We were very impressed with you and your team, you sold our house in less than a week, and at the price we asked. Importantly you made it all too easy, no pressure, no dramas and no stress, we couldn’t have asked for more. We would like to say thank you very much… We would highly recommend you, and will be happy for you to sell our house for us in the future.
The property was on the market less than a week and the price more than exceeded our expectations. The result, we believe was achieved by skilled negotiators. The whole selling experience was “smooth sailing” with very little disruption and no inconvenience. Dealing with a company that has old fashioned honest values and exceptional customer service made selling our home of 26 years painless.
We have been so impressed with every aspect of the purchase and the follow up service we have received. We would have no hesitation in promoting the Pennisi Team to everyone we know who may be buying or selling a property in the future. It has been a great pleasure to deal with all the personnel we have dealt with both before and after our purchase.
We are writing to you to sincerely thank you for assisting us, listening and understanding our needs regarding the purchase of our new home and found your dedication, commitment and feedback unwavering in a assisting us regarding our purchase. We are grateful and thankful to you and Pennisi Real Estate for making this whole process an easy one as at times purchasing a new home can be a frustrating experience… Thank you again and we are grateful that you were able to assist us in our endeavors in purchasing our new home!
We were really happy with the amount of interest in the property, how quickly you were able to arrange inspections and to have private appointments definitely made it far easier for me, especially with a small baby! We couldn’t believe it when you started getting offers on only the second day of inspections and were ecstatic to receive and accept a great offer within the first week. Especially one that was well above what we hoped to achieve. Your hard work and negotiation skills were exceptional in achieving a great price for us and made the selling experience a quick and hassle free one. Your services will definitely be recommended to our friends and families.
“If we had chosen the other path we could have potentially lost $20,000”
“We are convinced that none of the other agents would have achieved a price anywhere near that which we received and it therefore made the extra fees insignificant.”
“I achieved $31,000 more than I expected… It certainly takes skilled negotiators to achieve this kind of result using honest and ethical methods.”
“You had found two buyers with your smart marketing and managed to get $40,000 more than the previous buyer… well over what I had dreamed of getting!”
We felt very comfortable knowing you could show buyers 7 days a week. Our property sold on a Sunday.
“You had a proven sales plan which would attract the highest possible price for the property in a way which was stress free.”
Thank you for the regular mailing of the Pennisi Buyers Club and other information. I have found them to be invaluable and timely when looking to buy a home. I have since purchased a home is Ascot Vale and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your advice and courteous service from all the staff that I had occasion to talk to.
“Honest and professional advice together with sound knowledge of the local area was most helpful.”
“We did not have the added pressures of going to auction, running unnecessary advertisements… nor any of the other headaches that occur when you are trying to sell a property.”
"You judged the possible price of our home much better than anyone else did.”
Your firm acted as selling agent for my home in Ascot Vale last year, and I would like you to know how satisfied I was with your services. Indeed, the contrast between Pennisi, and my experiences with other real estate agents, could not have been more marked.
Your sales team sold my property in less than 2 weeks, at a price that was not only well above my reserve, but also the top level of your market appraisal (an appraisal that had been independently confirmed by another agent before I appointed your firm). They were able to achieve this with minimal disruption or inconvenience: no open inspections, no auction, and no time-wasting with inappropriate prospects. The first two parties to inspect both made written offers, and one of these became the final purchaser, after negotiation… I was kept well-informed throughout the process, calls were returned promptly, and I was confident that your firm was honest and ethical. I have bought and sold a number of properties in the past, and on the basis of this experience I would certainly seek to appoint Pennisi Real Estate for future dealings.
“The price you obtained exceeded my expectations and your professionalism and integrity are a credit to your firm and your profession.”
"We sold with Pennisi and got $44,000 more than we would have at auction."
“I wanted to take this opportunity to sincerely thank you for the ever so quick sale, it was only on the market for a few weeks. Well done!.”
This is just a short note to let you know what a breath of fresh air we have found with dealing with your firm. In the business of Real Estate it’s hard to know what is for real and what is not, everybody has a different perspective of what I would consider being a fact. When selling a house the real facts are, when people do, what they tell you they are going to do.
In the process of selling our house and now looking for a new home, we have found that you believe what you see. We have been dealing with Andrew and I must say that we have been appreciative of his upfront candor about expectations and not looking beyond each step as it comes along. However, most of all I must compliment you not only as an employer but as a parent on his integrity, as it is a commodity that is hard to find in a business such as this one.
We appreciate your time, effort, and thank you for your assistance in the selling our house.
“The property sold after three weeks. The price was at least $10,000 to $15,000 more than we would have otherwise accepted and we couldn’t be happier.”
“My aunt and I are very happy with the price you obtained for her flat. It was more than I had factored in to my calculations.”
“You were able to achieve a sale price that was 10% greater than our own realistic price we had set, and within 60 hours of listing the property!”
“They have been honest, down to earth and very professional in dealing with us, as well as the buyers.”
“The property had been on the market for five minutes. Other agents couldn’t sell it – Pennisi did!”
Andrew and team explained the process well and we achieved a fantastic result in a short time. Would thoroughly recommend Andrew and Team to anyone looking to sell in the Essendon area.
We were first-time buyers so spent a lot of time dealing with agents and learning the system. We found Andrew very easy to work with and honest. He had a much more personal and professional approach compared to the bigger companies.
It has been a pleasure for my family, dealing with Pennisi Real Estate, for the 4th time in 25 years! Andrew is an excellent agent himself, and has built a fantastic team of people around him. All very professional, and yet providing that personal touch for their clients.
Selling up a family home is never easy but never more so when selling in the last phase of a long life well lived. Andrew not only approached the sale of this 94-year-old bachelor's home with professional expertise but with great sensitivity to the process. Visiting the owner in the nursing home, Andrew kept his client and relatives fully informed. Andrew delivered a sale price that went way beyond the owner's expectations. More than that, Andrew was able to paint a very clear picture of the young family taking over the property. This result has helped the transition to nursing home living by providing peace of mind. Priceless! I would recommend Pennisi to anyone and am SOLD on the private sale option!
Andrew kept us regularly informed of "the state of play" of our property and his skilful team of stylist, photographer and video producer displayed our home beautifully. We were quite pleased with our final sale result and it seemed to go through so quietly and steadily which suited us very well.
Andrew was a pleasure to work with during the purchase of our home. He was upfront and honest and easy to communicate with. We would not hesitate to recommend his services.
Andrew and his team are nothing short of exceptional!! The process of selling my property was seemless and easy. Andrew was professional, informative and kept me up to speed with regular updates. I was amazed at the fabulous price he achieved for my property!
We found Andrew to be quite professional in facets of real estate sales and negotiation. His overall approach was clear in communication, ethical in his conduct and transactional to be very smooth.
I had been contemplating the sale of my investment property (which was excellently managed by the team at Pennisi Real Estate) for some time - Andrew's advice was to hold off as the timing was not quite right. When he did advise that the timing might be good, he got it bang on, achieving a sale price that was well above my expectations. Furthermore, as an interstate vendor, he made me feel like a Melbourne local. Looking forward to catching up for lunch next time I am in Melbourne Andrew!
"We entrusted Andrew Pennisi and his firm to conduct the sale of our property, as we felt Andrew had a good understanding of the real estate market, as well as the area. I didn't bother getting the 3 appraisals as is often recommended, as I felt Andrew's sales presentation and marketing strategy was sufficient to indicate he had total confidence in being able to sell the property at the quoted price. Thank you to Andrew, Jodie and the team at Pennisi Real Estate."
Very professional and easy going! Andrew made the process of selling our property very straight forward and stress free. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him!
Andrew handled the whole sale process like a true professional from start to finish, well done. We are truly happy with the end result.
So very happy with the result that Andrew and his team delivered on the sale of my property. Exceeded my expectations in every way! Let Andrew do the job and it will be done quickly and effectively.
Andrew has sold two units for us within the last few weeks, and we are very pleased with the service that Andrew and his team have provided to us, with energy and professionalism, from start to finish. We are more than satisfied with the results. Thanks Andrew and staff at Pennisi Real Estate.
Andrew and his team were easy to deal with and very friendly. Communication was open and prompt. Nil complaints. Overall the buying process was smooth.
Andrew and Natalie were very professional, supportive and helpful. Without swamping us with unnecessary communications they ensured that we were well informed and up to date. We found the process less stressful than anticipated, we think due to the calm and friendly attitude of the team. Our sale involved a few unusual circumstances and glitches which Andrew and Natalie handled extremely well and kept any pressure away from us. Negotiations were well done and we believe that the outcome was the best possible for us and the buyer. A big thanks to Andrew and Natalie for their efforts and we hope the buyer has many years of happiness in their new home.
Fantastic agents, have used on both the sales and rental side. The team are warm and quick to respond. I have had several issues they have had to deal with over the years as property managers, and they were handled smoothly, with no stress to me. Highly recommend.
We wish to thank you all for your services over the last few years. All the staff at your agency have been great and very helpful. Please thank them on our behalf.
We were a little concerned with our timing of the sale of our home just prior to Christmas, but in fact we needn’t have worried at all. The process took 19 days and we were very pleased with the result. Thank you Andrew and all the team at Pennisi Real Estate.
After looking for a very long time we were extremely pleased with our first property purchase through Pennisi Real Estate. The team have been responsive and accommodating throughout the process. Would recommend for purchasing or selling a property in the area.
Both Judy and I have had Pennisi real estate agents for over ten years looking after our rental property and have always been impressed with the way they check the property every six months and give us a down to earth report. The girls have been so friendly and very open with anything that needed to be done. Andrew has been absolutely great in explaining the process when it came down to selling the property, even explaining way after hours and the result was fantastic. Thank you so much. We are very happy with the Pennisi experience.
We would not hesitate in recommending Andrew Pennisi and the Pennisi Team if you were in the market for buying or selling property. The Pennisi Team lead by Andrew were very honest, approachable and hard working to sell our property. Andrew's market knowledge is first-class, as are his and his team’s negotiation skills. It was a pleasure having them negotiate the sale of our property. Andrew and his staff have a wonderful demeanour, which spreads happiness and professionalism when dealing with them.
We wish to thank all the staff at the agency for their dedicated work and marked enthusiasm in achieving the excellent result in selling our property.
Andrew Pennisi and his team were very professional and gave great advice making the sale of our property as stress-free as possible. I highly recommend Andrew and Pennisi Real Estate.
I found you and your team very helpful and always ready to talk to me at any time. The speed at which my property sold was great and fitted into my timeframe perfectly. I would recommend you and your team to anyone who is selling a property. The service and explanation of how it all works was also very helpful to me as I have not sold a property before.
Andrew and the team have looked after us thoroughly. Andrew spent a lot of time making sure we had all the information we needed so that we were comfortable with the selling process, and his team was professional and positive. It was all very stress-free and we were very pleased with the end result. We have no hesitation in recommending Pennisi Real Estate to anyone who is looking to sell.
We appreciated the care taken towards us in the selling of our much-loved longstanding family home. It was an emotional time for us, but Andrew and the team helped to make the experience more comfortable. The team’s knowledge and enthusiasm certainly resulted in a positive outcome and along with Andrew’s skilful negotiating, our house sold for a price beyond our expectation.
The majority of the time we dealt with Andrew Pennisi, but on the odd occasion we dealt with someone else we had no issues at all. We discussed our sale months before we went to market and Andrew did not hound us as he understood our timeframe and was very patient. If required I would be happy to purchase or sell another property from him and his team. The attitude of this organisation puts most others to shame. Andrew is a great communicator and listener, plus an absolute pleasure to deal with.
Thank you again for helping us sell our home… It was great following your advice. Please thank the team for the lovely flowers and chocolates, that was very kind of you all…. A great result for all and thank you once again.
Thank you for the assistance with our property sale. Much to my surprise, it was faster than I expected with the finance clause taking longer than the actual sale process! I also wanted to acknowledge that the groundwork and sale strategy proposal you provided gave me the confidence to select you to sell my humble little property. As you were made aware, I did consider other agents and found this to be somewhat nerve-racking, as is probably the case for most sellers, but ultimately the choice to select Pennisi Real Estate in Essendon was made with the utmost confidence in your ability and commitment to sell my property. The rest was left in your capable hands, for which we had good outcomes in the way of property presentation, price estimate, advertising, sale staging - internal and live listings, and genuine offers being above reserve within a week of going live. The sale process was actually stress-free for me and that is a delight for any seller. Well done to you and the team. I have also recommended you to my neighbour for potential rental of her unit, along with considering our next rental property soon to be completed. Thanks again.
Andrew kept me in the loop with what was happening. He was at all times considerate, professional and helpful.
Thanks Andrew for taking the time to organise any inspection times that suited our needs. Buying a property when you don’t live locally was made easy by yourself and the girls in the office. Friendly, efficient and supportive during the whole process.
In our experience Pennisi Real Estate were helpful and respectful of us as vendors. They have continued to support us beyond the sale of our home, into the rental market.
My experience with Andrew has been fantastic. He is professional, knowledgeable, respectful and most importantly found me the perfect property at a fair and honest price. Andrew took the time to listen carefully to me and really understand what I wanted in a property. His experience in real estate gave me confidence in this process and he was able to give me considered advice that helped me understand the sometimes confusing world as a first-time buyer. He has been fantastic at keeping in contact and making sure I had all the information at the right time as well as effortlessly making everything happen behind the scenes. I am delighted with the outcome and I know it couldn’t have been done without him!
Andrew’s long time experience in real estate was evident in his ability to guide us through a difficult market for vendors. He gave open and honest advice and his dealings with all parties were ethical and with integrity. He was a hard worker with excellent market knowledge and gave us a satisfying outcome.
Andrew immediately understood our requirements and brief. We felt confident with his knowledge of the area and he kept us informed when required, eliminating any unnecessary information and stress. Andrew’s assistant, Carly Strudwicke, was polite, professional, informative and responsive. Great team! Highly recommend.
Andrew is easy to deal with, prompt responses to queries and regular feedback. He has a sound knowledge of the business of buying and selling. I would gladly recommend using Andrew and his team.
When we moved overseas 7 years ago we engaged Pennisi to manage our property and find suitable tenants. We were more than happy with the calibre of candidates. When we decided to sell it was a stress-free process to work with Andrew and the team remotely. We came within the expected price range and were happy with the fast sale process even though the market was tough.
Andrew and his professional team were outstanding. As a first time seller of property, Andrew educated our family and we fully agree with their sales philosophy and believe it worked well for our situation. I was impressed with how knowledgeable, organised and skilful their team was at all facets of the craft of preparing and finding a buyer for my property. We are very happy sellers and feel Andrew and his team made a happy buyer, too. An exceptional outcome!
Andrew and his team at Pennisi Real Estate were a pleasure to deal with and I 100% recommend their services. Super friendly and accommodating!
We have bought, sold and used Pennisi as rental managers. Professional, transparent and fair, we look forward to working with them on future endeavours. They took on a property in Essendon after another agent had it for a year and sold above expected price in less than a month.
We can't thank Andrew and his team enough for helping us sell our elderly parents' home. As first time sellers of a property, from day 1 Andrew was prompt, knowledgeable, organised and great to deal with. Always available to answer any questions. We fully agree with Pennisi's sales philosophy and it worked well for our situation. We highly recommend Pennisi Real Estate. Thanks Andrew for a fantastic outcome for our parents.
Easiest and most professional sale I have uncounted. Consider using this business.
We have recently purchased another property in the local area (our first with Pennisi). It was the most pain-free and stress-free negotiation I have ever encountered, the Pennisi team just operated with such efficiency. Andrew Pennisi called a "spade a spade" and was as upfront as he could be given he was acting for a vendor. If all my property purchase negotiations were conducted like this I would gain 10 years on my life. It was a pleasure dealing with Andrew and I hope I get the opportunity to purchase future investments through him and/or his office if they all operate the way he does. It was also apparent that the vendors were fair and reasonable people so this clearly helped the entire process. Overall great first time experience with an agent I have not had the good fortune of dealing with previously. So I highly recommend you consider.
I would like to thank the team at Pennisi, on how you have gone out of your way to assist the local and overseas referrals my company has sent your way over the years. You have always given a true and accurate reflection on the market as well as being able to assist my friends in many ways - not just finding properties to either buy or rent. On top of this, the work your organisation does in the local community is outstanding and should be recognised as not many companies would have raised over half a million dollars for the betterment of people in our community.
Dealing with Andrew and Carly at Pennisi Real Estate Essendon in regards to the sale of my property was an absolute pleasure. They got a great outcome for us and were fantastic to communicate with and keeping me updated with the progress. One of the friendliest teams and I couldn’t recommend them highly enough. Would not hesitate to use again.
Andrew and the team at Pennisi Real Estate were fantastic in helping us sell our apartment (Essendon/Owner-Occupier), despite the impact of the pandemic. Service and turnaround to go to market was second to none, with great market insights and a tailored approach. Greatly appreciate the assistance you all provided in achieving our desired selling price. Pricing was on par with what we budgeted/market average, noting that you have the added benefit of an exceptional negotiation team... Truly a seamless experience, delight to deal with and most definitely reaching out for future property advice and services. Thanks again, in particular; Andrew, Nat and Carly.
Dear Andrew, and Team Pennisi, we are so pleased that we went with you to sell our property. The whole process was so straight forward. Communication was great, and we were pleasantly surprised with how quickly it sold! Thank you so much!
So much great pleasure to review and recommend Andrew Pennisi as a very specialised and knowledgeable agent. Andrew presented himself professionally, but with such genuineness which made him so likeable. He responded so efficiently and promptly to so many questions and provided great assurances. He is very easy to deal with, his calm demeanour was such a big asset in our sale process. Andrew's knowledge of the market and pricing within the area was very impressive. Well done Andrew.
Our property purchase was quick, professional and efficient. It was within our budget and Andrew was largely responsible for getting an outcome satisfactory to both us as purchasers and the vendor for his target price. The whole process was very customer friendly, both face to face in Andrew's office and at Pennisi's front desk. Having purchased several properties in the last few years we were very impressed with Andrew's easy, friendly and professional style.
I highly recommend Andrew and Pennisi Real Estate. Andrew has a wealth of knowledge, is highly professional, and communicates clearly. Andrew is also warm, friendly and patient. Like it is for many people, the prospect of selling my home was daunting. Andrew and his team ensured a very smooth process and kept me informed and updated throughout. I am exceedingly happy with, not only the outcome, but the whole process, including follow up support and advice. Thank you Andrew.
Very good knowledge of local area around our home (Essendon North). Home was on the market for some time. Sale was affected by Co-Vid restrictions. Andrew never gave up and was always working hard to sell our house. Kudos on finally getting a buyer and completed sale!
We loved working with Andrew! As first home buyers it’s often quite difficult to get into the market. From the moment we first spoke, Andrew was honest, informative and patient. If you’re a first home buyer we would definitely recommend speaking to Andrew.
Andrew is a wonderful person and an excellent agent. Andrew and Nat looked after our property throughout a difficult period with Covid and other things. We have now sold and are happy to be out of the market for a while. It was hard, but Andrew and his team made it so much easier than it could have been. His knowledge of the northern suburbs and his experience overall was invaluable to us. We made the right choice in choosing him as our agent.
Very genuine, honest and easy to deal with. Kept us informed throughout the process, and every question or request we had was never any trouble.