A letter from our Founder
My name is Sam Pennisi. I hope you don’t mind, but I’ve got some things to share with you.
It’s hard to believe, but it’s true. Forty years have passed since I opened Pennisi Real Estate in Essendon. It was 1973, the year that both Cathy Freeman and Kieren Perkins were born. Gough Whitlam was Prime Minister. Rupert Hamer was our Premier. The Commonwealth Government had just lowered the voting age from 21 to 18; despite that hundreds of 18 to 21 year-old diggers had died in Vietnam. 1973 was also the year that we got out of that heart-breaking conflict. Back then Australia’s population was a mere 13.3 million. Today we have grown by around 70 per cent to more than 22 million.
How things have changed since the day that I (nervously, I admit) opened my little real estate office. Back then it was just me and a secretary. That’s all I could afford. Until that is, something began to happen. The local community began to support me. My business started to pick up. I had a simple philosophy – I believed in working hard and I believed in taking really good care of customers. I also wanted to be innovative. I was always looking for new and improved ways of serving clients. There was someone I most wanted to help – you, the residents of my area.
As the years rolled on business kept improving. I was lucky. Or, perhaps, as the saying goes: ‘the harder I worked, the luckier I got’. I quickly learned the importance of two words to say to my customers. They are two words that I’d like to say now – to all the people of this district (including the more than 30,000 families who have graced us with their business over the past 40 years). Those two words are important and they need to be said. THANK YOU!
Thank you for sticking by us for so many years. Thank you for being with us in boom times and gloom times. Thank you for being there after disaster struck at 5am one Saturday morning in 1990. There was a terrible fire. Our office burned to the ground. But, thanks to the support of our staff and the community, we were re-located and back in business in 48 hours. People cared, they really cared. Thank you.
It has been almost 25 years now since my son, Andrew Pennisi, and I made one of the biggest and, as it turns out, one of the most popular decisions in the history of Pennisi Real Estate. We decided to embrace the ‘ethics in real estate’ philosophy. All my life, my business practices have been built on the principle of integrity. I believe that ‘your word is your bond’. We conduct
our business on what’s best for our clients. The interests of our clients come before our own interests. You, our customers, have loved this approach. The bunches of flowers, the bottles of wine and the boxes of chocolates that arrive regularly in our office from our happy clients are testament that we are on the right track.
Yes, we are proud to have been serving our community for 40 years. But, as my son Andrew rightly told me the other night, ‘We wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for you, our customers.’ Thank you.
Andrew Pennisi was only three when I opened Pennisi Real Estate. Today he has taken over the reins. I am proud to say that he’s taking great care of our customers. He’s an innovator who’s leading the way in the real estate world. With his effort and your support, I think Pennisi Real Estate will be around for another 40 years – at least.
Thank you again. Thanks for your years of support. And thank you to the dozens of people who work so hard at Pennisi Real Estate. Without you we couldn’t make any customers smile!
My best wishes to you all,
P.S. Back in 1973, the Bombers finished fourth on the VFL ladder.
About Pennisi - The Agent You Can Trust.
The Pennisi partnership comprises a hand picked team chosen as much for the people skills and professional qualifications as for their life experiences. We back this up with demanding standards and quality customer service so that we are left with a team of people you feel comfortable inviting into your home.
Ours is an enthusiastic agency in a constant state of training and improvement. Our staff are passionate about their work and strive to provide the best professional and personal service to our clients. We renounce the pushy confrontational approach in favour of co-operation and our main focus is to do whatever it takes to have you, our clients, totally delighted.)
Pennisi Real Estate offer you a wide range of marketing options & fee structures, wether it is an Off market campaign you are looking for, or a full blown campaign, our marketing team have got you covered.
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For your detailed market appraisal and a guaranteed price on your home please call Andrew Pennisi directly on 0413052401
Please note we have several fee structures starting from as little as 1.5% including marketing and advertising.)
Andrew is to be congratulated on the pleasant and efficient way he handles his business. We would not hesitate to recommend your company to any one selling their home.
Kelvin & Patricia Slade / Essendon
Pennisi’s philosophy of matching the right buyer to the appropriate property succeeded in a prompt sale at the right sale price within a couple of weeks.
Patrick Foenander / Keilor East
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.
John & Paul / Essendon
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.