Result orientated leader with proven outstanding track record with multinational companies as well as individual clients. Ability to harness and direct talent and energy of a diverse team to ensure outstanding results above expectation. Strongly motivated, articulate and confident strong personality with an in-depth knowledge of market trends and strategic management.
CertificationLicensed Real Estate Agent (NSW, QLD, NT and VIC)Member of the FIABCIRegistered ValuerJustice of the Peace
Industry AccreditationREINSW - Real Estate Institute of NSWSCA NSW - Strata Community AustraliaFIABC -I International Real Estate FederationPIPA - Property Investment Professionals
Notable AchievementsWinner - Top 2nd Sales Office in Australia - REB AwardsWinner - Boutique Independant of the Year 2015 - REB AwardsFinalist - Principal of the Year 2015 - REB AwardsFinalist - Top Sales Office in Australia 2015 – REB AwardsWinner - Top 7th Agent in Australia 2015 – REB AwardsWinner - Sales Office of the Year in Australia 2014 – REB AwardsWinner - Top 100 Agents in Australia 2014, 2015 – REB AwardsFinalist - REINSW Excellence Awards Sales Team 2014, 2015 - REINSWFinalist - Sales Office of the Year 2013, 2014 - REB AwardsNominated – Telstra Small Business Awards 2013, 2014 & 20152013-2015 Realestate.com - 5th in New South Wales (Sales & Rentals)2012-2015 Realestate.com - 1st in the Inner West (New & Sold Listings)2013-2015 Realestate.com - 1st in the Inner West (New & Sold Listings)October 2015 RPData - 1st in Strathfield (Listings & Sales)November 2015 RPData - 1st in Strathfield (Listings & Sales)December 2015 RPData - 1st in Strathfield (Listings & Sales)January 2016 RPData - 1st in Strathfield (Listings & Sales)
Firstly I would like to say - what a result and what a team! Strathfield Partners is definitely the team to use if you are selling or buying real estate. From the outset, I was told what I would achieve, and what was possible – no exaggerations or sugar coating just honest and transparent communication which was refreshing to say the least. On the auction day, there was a crowd of almost 80 people, with a number of registered bidders. But most importantly, I felt completely at ease and confident in the team of Strathfield Partners and in particular, Robert Pignataro who kept me up to date throughout the entire campaign. Once again I would like to thank Robert and the team at Strathfield Partners for their ongoing support and commitment. I highly recommend Strathfield Partners to anyone looking to buy or sell their property.
StrathfieldPart Many thanks from Antonia Borraccino for the recent sale.. Vanessa and Robert were outstanding throughout, very approachable and patient through the entire process. Sale was well above expectations and reserve price! Very happy customer here!
Thank you to all at Strathfield Partners and I can highly recommend them as managing agents. Auction day was well attended by the many experienced staff of Strathfield Partners to ensure all potential bidders had the assistance and encouragement of the staff,ending with an excellent result. I was well informed of the progress throughout the advertising stage and Robert was easily contactable at any hour of the day and night. The whole process was very professionally managed and all staff of Strathfield Partners were sensitive to the cultural needs of the different ethnic groups of interested buyers. I recently sold a property by auction with a rewarding result.The whole process was made very painless and seamless by the managing agent,Strathfield Partners,at the helm of its leader, Robert Pignataro.
I had a great experience dealing with Strathfield Partners and would recommend them to anyone looking to sell a property. Rob was also very generous with his time and provided great advice, helping answer all my questions and address my concerns as I was a first time seller. Chelsea was a pleasure to deal with and I really appreciated her devotion to selling my property and the effort she put in to keep me informed and updated every step of the way. I am expressing my thanks to Rob and his team at Strathfield Partners for the dedicated effort that was put into selling my apartment and the great result that was achieved.
Robert Pignataro is simply the best agent in Sydney. No one compares to him. His industry experience, professionalism, and ability to sell is outstanding. I used Robert for a Lakemba sale because I had many properties in Lakemba & Punchbowl and was fed up with the local agents. Robert was able to pull in a buyer from Cabarita with in the first open inspection and sold it at the highest price per square meter. Robert managed the property and repaired it at the best price by proper trades men. Robert then helped me purchase another property immediately in Homebush as well as excellently manages my strata building in Strathfield. I would never use another agent again. Being a lovely person whom I trust with my money is a bonus.
Alan and Christine Twomey
We’d like to thank Robert and his team for their excellent work selling our property recently. Robert demonstrated detailed knowledge of the local market and the price potential of our property that was way in excess of his competitors. He had a comprehensive and effective marketing strategy - and an excellent knowledge of local developers, developer costs and profit margins, and planning approval options. He promised a ‘record price’ through auction for our house and achieved it. When this sale subsequently fell through, he and his team worked hard to sell it a second time. We enjoyed Robert’s good humour and were impressed by his diligence, realism, persuasiveness, enthusiasm (even when hobbling around with a broken foot), and effectiveness in achieving the results he set for himself. He and Harry went beyond what would normally be expected to expedite agreements and Robert resolved any issues that arose quickly and consistent with verbal understandings. Robert did not charge as much as his competitors for the first sale and substantially reduced his fees to facilitate agreement on the second occasion. We now have an insider’s view on why Strathfield Partners have won so many awards, and based on our experience, are very happy to recommend Robert and his team to anyone wanting to sell a property in his area.
In April 2016, Strathfield Partners, led by Robert Pignataro, assisted us in selling our family home. It was a home that was owned by our family for many decades, and it was obviously a very emotional sale for our family. Robert, while undoubtedly very busy, made it clear that he would personally be involved every step of the way through this difficult process for us. True to his word, Robert was involved very closely, and made our family feel comfortable throughout. Robert was not hesitant in voicing his opinion, something that was crucial at times. We had daily communication with Robert and his team, whether it be via email, telephone, or text messages; and we always felt as a priority when dealing with him and his team. In the end the result far exceeded all our expectations, and we were thrilled. We would highly recommend Strathfield Partners to anyone looking for a trustworthy, hard working agency to assist with selling their home
Thank you very much for finding me a high quality tenant in such a short period of time! I was very impressed! Thank you, thank you and thank you....
I earn a decent salary from work (I'm in the top tax bracket). Choosing the right agent took a few days of effort, but i probably earned more in that few days then i did working for the last couple our years. Choosing Strathfield partners positioned the property to achieve a record breaking price. - Communication: Honest, addressed my concerns, precise and informative. - Sales strategy: Spot on, adapted to market conditions. Made the right recommendation to not receive early offers. -Marketing: Market leading photos were spectacular and brochures make some other agents look unprofessional. Generated massive interest. 20+ contacts issued. - Negotiations / client relations: Treats prospective buyers with respect and is not pushy. Arranged for countless private viewings whenever requested by buyers. - Auction Day: More agents on the ground than other agencies offer. Diverse cultural backgrounds of agents to match clients culture & language. I highly recommend Norman and Strathfield partners. We achieved the 4th highest price in the whole of Sydney for the week and the top 3 were deep waterfronts. Thank you Michael Ma and Robert for the great service and. the amazing result.
Thank you for being there on Saturday, certainly calmed a few nerves. We are all delighted with the result and appreciate your advice prior and throughout the campaign. Your great marketing and hard work really showed on the day with a street record! A big thank you to Norman, Michael, Rickey, Harry and the guys for their efforts at the auction, couldn't have asked for more
Still bathed in joy n excitement we could not stop talking about that Saturday for two days. You are THE true leader of the industry. Our deepest gratitude to you and your crews.
Pooja and Jitender Singh Beniwal
With much delight and respect we wish to thank you for your kind guidance and support, for which we shall always be in-debt and in need :) We find ourselves very fortunate to meet you and have your support; even just meeting with you is very contenting and any business is absolutely beyond recommendations, it is above and beyond that level - as it can only be a privilege of anyone to deal with you in any shape and form of life, business is just a little part of it.
I have just had a sale of a property arranged by Robert Pignataro of Strathfield Partners.The decision to sell now was done at his advice,and the outcome was exactly what he predicted. He has looked after our properties for about 50 years and we found his services more than satisfactory, it proved to always be in our best interest to trust and follow what he said.
Pooja & Jitender Beniwal
As always, it was a pleasure to see you this morning.It was a great opportunity to see you and had a chat, I thank you for your time and sharing the knowledge. Honestly, we respect you as an inspiration and motivation to us; every time we meet you we find a thing or other to learn; like today, an important lesson - 'starting early and the first one in the office', your dedication and hard work is clearly visible in the success of your organisation,SP, and the people around you; 'May it achieve even greater heights of success'. Starting the day early has clearly its benefits like I was able to see you this morning. Sending you our best wishes and good luck for all of your personal and professional endeavours.
Congratulation Robert. It is really amazing to see how well you have expanded from properties management to properties sales within such a short span and achieving almost the top awards for yourself and your team. Well done Robert.
A massive congratulations on taking out 3 serious awards for this years REB Awards. Not only did you win 'Sales Team of the year' the other night however I have just noticed that you have taken out 2nd place in two other categories also; Most Properties Sold & Most Listings Secured. An incredible feat for the team and I am honoured to be one of the team auctioneers.
Thank you for professional help and services in purchasing property at Cook Street, Glebe. May God bless you, your family and staff for Thanksgiving season.
Arthur & Evelyn
Thank you for having transformed a tedious and stressful situation into a smotth running transaction for us.Norman, his painstaking patience and effort during the numerous inspections, Robert; your professionalism and HONEST advice, meticulous organisation and ever pleasant and helpful manner.You have gone far beyond your futy. The auctioneer's expertise is world class. We treasure our brief encounter with you. Thanks again.
Now that the excitement of the auction is over and I have had some time to reflect on the process I wanted to thank you for all your advice, guidance and diligent work. You made it an especially enjoyable process for my mother.
Dr Philip & Kay Kariatlis
What can we say! Robert and his team at Strathfield Partners made the experience of selling a property through auction a very easy and pleasant one. What more could we ask for – there were 17 registered bidders on the day of our auction which for us demonstrated the hard work that had been put into showcasing our apartment to interested parties. Not only was the reserve reached but was exceeded within the first 10 minutes. My conversations with Robert throughout this period indicated clearly to me that he has a very extensive understanding of the property market and he is able to use that expertise for his clients to obtain the best result on their behalf. We would highly recommend Robert and his team at Strathfield Partners!
We are advisors for two of the major financial institutions in Australia. We employed Strathfield Partners to sell one of our properties. We were extremely impressed with their professionalism in handling the sale. Further their result on auction day was well beyond what we expected would be the final result. Whether it be a Mortgagee In Possession matter, or a personal sale, I would strongly recommend the services of Strathfield Partners, as they are clearly market leaders in the area.
Strathfield Partners have managed our real estate investments for the last ca.50 years to our complete satisfaction. Recently, we sold two of our properties and again, we found that they put a lot of effort to achieve a very good result.At all times they gave us good advice, took us to conduct inspections of our properties,arranged any necessary services and repairs. We do not hesitate to recommend them, they are most reliable, helpful and trustworthy and deserve to be charged with any real-estate concerning business.
Aron Goldberg & Miriam Gavish
We take this opportunity to thank you and especially Frank for your wonderful help over the years with the management of our property. We have full confidence in your reliable management and await news of the closure with the respective tenants and eventual news about the future tenants.
I would like to thank you for your efforts and the good price you obtained by personally being involved with Gower. This is what we have come used to with you always excelling in service. Thanks again on behalf of the family.
Robert, big thank you to you and your team of professionals. You met my expectations and have done a marvelous job.
Nitasha Akram, Auburn Girls High School
Thank you so much for allowing me to undertake my work placement at Strathfield Partners Real Estate and learn administrative work. My experience and discussions with your staff have made me even more confident about my personal goals when I will finish my school. With this work placement I have gained skilled to play important roles as an employee. I also had the opportunity to communicate with people and work as a team member of your team. It was my pleasure to work with Strathfield Partners. Being a member of Strathfield Partners, I had the opportunities to learn many skills for example, policies of OH&S, communication with staff, working independently and with other members of the team. The interesting information that I have learnt in the past few days will help me in my future studies. Thank you again for providing a wonderful learning opportunity. I am sure that I will use all of the valuable skills I developed at your company in the future.
Brett Kaufmann (FCA FCPA Assistant Secretary, Department of Finance and Deregulation
To Whom It May Concern, By way of background, I, as an Executor of a Deceased Estate engaged Robert and his firm to market and sell a number of properties within the Estate. In this regard, we selected Strathfield Partners based on a strong reputation, particularly within the Strathfield, NSW precinct. The properties included: Albert Road, Strathfield, three shops under leasehold title, Parnell St, Strathfield, two shops under strata title and Avoca St, Randwick, one shop under strata title. Market Research: Proceeding with his engagement, I met Robert and his senior staff to work through marketing and sales strategies and finalise costing arrangements. I was very impressed with the research Robert and his staff had already undertaken, particularly understanding the difficulties associated with selling some of the properties. Robert understood the market very well. This research assisted me in agreeing with Robert a series of marketing and sales strategies. Communication: Robert and his staff kept me informed of the progress on a weekly basis, with emailed summaries of interest against all properties. I was provided for my consideration and approval, all marketing material prior to finalisation. This material was extensive, and very well presented in the market place. In addition, Robert personally, sort my instructions where a bid had been proposed, prior to auctions. Relationship management: Robert and his senior staff understood very well, the markets and prospects of outcomes. He sort out prospective buyers and kept me updated very regularly. He managed very well his relationships with myself, my conveyance lawyers, prospective buyers and other interested parties. In respect to the sale of the Albert Rd lease, Robert drove to Canberra so as I could sign the contract. All of Robert’s senior staff provided me with details as required. Managerial and professional acumen: Robert has his entire practice focused on the sales I needed to achieve. Robert also sort out legal advice as necessary, in order to eliminate impediments to sales. All of the staff that I dealt with knew who I was, and could answer questions immediately. At auction, Robert has his entire staff focused, from contacting prospective bidders, site arrangements, bidder registrations, marketing, to working bidders to achieve results. Robert and his practice achieved for me, results above expectation. Accordingly, I have no reservations in recommending Strathfield Partners as marketing and sales agents.
I am writing to extend my thanks to your team for the help and support over the year just completed in this unit, on this occasion I wish to thank you all and specially yourself. I appreciate the help provided by your team and the follow up by yourself (specially on the mice issue). I still remember the day(last year) when my brother came to your office (after the inspection)and just because of you the lease was signed at that very moment and we were able to move in on 26 January 2011, that quick judgement of people (us) and your trust in us made you very respectful in our vision. In regards to the respect, I have tried my level best to meet up to your expectations (as you had advised the advance monthly rent payment) by ensuring that the rent was not only paid on time moreover, in a week advance of the due date. For the convenience of all, I took care of a few minor maintenance tasks myself like adjusting the locks, pest control, professional cleaning etc. without bothering the team. Further, I would like to extend my thanks to David, Mohammad and the ladies at the front desk who in-spite of being extremely busy had ears and a smile for me. Nonetheless, Danny Lim one of your knowns and, amongst the few I know locally speaks big about you and your company. I acknowledge and duly appreciate the service, it has been good and satisfying. I could not find you in the office a few times I walked in to say 'thanks' hence, drafted this mail.
Natasha & Ray Bechara
Thank you for everything. Our business is doing really well. It wouldn't have happened without you.
Anthony Symond, Makhoul Symond Solicitors & Attorneys
I can say without a doubt that Robert is a person whose integrity and honesty is of a very high standard. In particular, he has enjoyed success as the Principal of Strathfield Partners Real Estate. Over the past few years, Robert has established a real presence in the Strathfield area as a leading Real Estate Agent. This can also be attested to by the many investors and owners of property was entrust Robert and his team with their residential and commercial tenants
Kimberley Securities Limited, Edgecliff
Long term client relationships are critical to business success and Kimberley Securities continues to enjoy and benefit from this relationship with Strathfield Partners. Strathfield Partners has a strong track record of involvement with some of the inner west’s most strategic property projects. With effective management of high work volumes experienced within this busy office, Robert Pignataro and his team continually strive to meet and exceed client needs and deadline time frames. This is successfully achieved through Strathfield Partner’s quality driven systems and procedures ensuring that every project is directly monitored and managed by Robert Pignataro and the Strathfield Partners’ sales team and maintaining constant contact with clients.
A J Gagliano, O’Hara & Company Solicitors & Attorneys
Over the last few years, my involvement with Strathfield Partners has increased principally due to the fact that Strathfield Partners Real Estate has become more prominent and consequently, more of my clients have had dealings with their agency. I have had the opportunity to meet many members of the organisation and from my observation and experience of Strathfield Partners, I can say that the office conducts its affairs in a proper, professional and efficient manner. Based on my experience with Strathfield Partners, I would have no hesitation in recommending their services to my clients.
M W Inns, Roads and Traffic Authority of New South Wales
Since I have known Robert, I have always found him to be honest and trustworthy and it is with pleasure that I recommend him as a person of good character. Robert has carried out his duties in a competent and professional manner under some difficult conditions associated with management of the Authority’s residential and commercial properties.
Ana-Louise E Martin
I would like to thank you for your endeavours to make me feel that my custom really mattered to your business. On several occasions when I was sitting in the office waiting for service, I observed how you would be keeping an eye on the general proceeds. On each occasion, you checked out that I was being attended to, especially if I had been waiting for a while. I appreciate this service very much and would like to encourage all your staff to follow your lead, in this respect. Even when the staff thinks no one is noticing how they treat customers, please let them know that someone is often watching and listening. I know people are not generally very good at feeding back positive experiences they have, but I hope your staff will be encouraged by my words and continue to strive to make their customers feel that they are important to them. Yours Sincerely
Father Bruno Carrera
I am writing to thank you for your assistance and the extremely successful outcome for the Auction for the sale of the above property. I was really pleased in the way you dealt with the whole process of the Auction and the way you kept me informed during the lead up to it. The confident and friendly manner with which Bob Jury conducted the Auction made a positive impression on me. I am certainly very happy to recommend you and your agency to any clients who wish to sell their property. I wish you and your agency every success in the wonderful work you are carrying out. Yours sincerely
I take this opportunity to thank you and your team for organising the sale of the above property. I am told by my solicitor that the contract has been exchanged. I wish to place on record my deep satisfaction about the efficient services rendered by you. you have proved to be a legend once again. You have sold the property within a short time after taking over the authority to sell. I thank you. It led me to believe that you have got the ability to deliver the goods. With that hope in mind, I wish to authorise you to sell my other property at Pyrmont. Kind Regards
S. McDonald – Secretary, Strathfield Chamber of Commerce
Mr Robert Pignataro, Principal of Strathfield Partners Real Estate has been a member of Strathfield Chamber of Commerce for over five years. During this time, Mr Pignataro has played an active role within the Chamber, being most generous with his time and resources in the furthering of projects to benefit to the Strathfield residents and business community. During 2008 and 2009, Mr Pignataro served as President of Strathfield Chamber of Commerce. One of the highlights during Mr Pignataro's presidential term was the Strathfield Partners Real Estate Soccer Team that played in the Strathfield Mayoral Charity Soccer Match, raising $12,000 for Strathfield State Emergency Service. Mr Pignataro is currently a Board Member of the Chamber and continues to support all the activities organised by the Strathfield Chamber of Commerce. Fellow members of the Chamber hold Mr Pignataro in high regard for his diligence, integrity and good fellowship. Yours Sincerely
Mahdi Van Dijk
Thank you so much for all that you have done for me. You keep saying "That is my job" but I feel that you go far and beyond mere duty and for this I thank you. It was a surprise to me that both units sold so quickly. I think you have a magic touch. Yours
Judy (Work Placement Student)
First of all I would like to thank you all for welcoming me during my stay. The week went past so quick and it's sad to say goodbye but I have definitely enjoyed this week so much that I don't want to go back to school. Special thanks to Robert for creating such a wonderful and harmonious workplace. Patrick and Frank for their extreme generosity. Of course I would like to extend my appreciation to everyone else for being kind and friendly. It was a great opportunity to meet the wonderful staff of SP. So for that I would like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to come. Hopefully one day we will meet each other again somewhere. Just one more thing, why do all real estate agents have nice cars?
Mrs Jeanette Carroll, Vocational Education Coordinator Santa Sabina College
On behalf of the College, I would like to extend my thanks and appreciation for the opportunity given to Veronica Cortes and Louisa Bonserio to complete the Work Placement Component of their Vocational Education Couse in Business Services with your company. The support of companies like yours is essential for the successful implementation of this Vocational Education Course and we value the assistance you and your staff have given on this occasion. We look forward to further associations with your company. Yours Sincerely,