Real estate for me is part of a life-long education. I have had a fantastically successful first year in this industry; being involved in both listing and selling a variety of homes in Hamilton city and its surrounding lifestyle locations such as Tamahere and Te Kowhai. It gives me a great deal of pleasure and pride to work with my clients in ensuring successful outcomes for all, be it buyers or vendors. I have been involved in sales transactions in the million dollar plus category as well as homes at the more modest end of the scale and I enjoy the diversity of working across the range of stock we offer and also the broad spectrum of clients we deal with. Bayleys’ superb marketing resources have allowed me to launch my career with the best possible support and expertise behind me.
Prior to entering real estate I completed studies at Waikato University and then headed to Cyprus to work as a missionary. Travel for me is about personal growth, and finding the seed of triumph and joy in adversity. I have travelled through the Middle East, Europe and the States, working, studying and learning about overcoming challenges and embracing new cultures. I came back to live in Wellington with a renewed sense of what a wonderfully blessed country we get to live in.
If travel taught me about negotiation, problem solving and people skills, then Wellington taught me some good lessons in community, social justice and a concern for our environment, all things I have become passionate about. I worked as a pastry chef for some of Wellington’s finest restaurants, while living in an old renovated factory and doing voluntary work creating safe caring communities for the city’s homeless.
In Wellington I fell in love with and married my long-time friend Sarah. I worked for a company building rammed earth housing, and I firmly believe we need to strive for our homes to be warmer, more efficient and built to last. Out of a passion for sustainable transport we started up a company called Mamachari Bicycles. We had our sights set on starting a family and sold the company while waiting for our son Isaac to be born. This allowed for a smooth transition to return home to the beautiful Waikato to be close to family.
Here in Hamilton we are a part of the community at Gateway Christian Centre in Victoria Street. I enjoy long-distance mountain running, basketball and also golf. I thrive on challenges and so when it comes to buying or selling your home you can rest in the knowledge that I will be removing the obstacles from your path and making the process as smooth as possible.
Here’s what some of my clients had to say about me…
Let us begin with saying that prior to working with Jason Penny, we had been trying to sell our house for two years. Selling a house in an economical crisis is hard enough let alone selling a house that is considered a “luxury home”. During this time we had shuffled through a variety of different real estate agents so we feel we are more than qualified to give an accurate critique on performances in such an area.
As you can imagine after two years of trying to sell and having agent after agent make excuses as to why the property would not sell it got quite tiring, we didn’t need excuses, we needed a sale!
In September 2012 we phoned Bayleys and Jason was assigned as our agent. From the get go Jason showed a passion for our property. We even remember him commenting that he would like to live here. After 1 day Jason had a plan in place in order to get our home sold. He had created an effective marketing scheme which conjured the required interest to host a number of open homes. Through this entire process we were kept up to date via email and phone calls. He never missed a beat and we felt good as we were up to date.
Finally after 6 weeks Jason got us a sale. 6 WEEKS!!! It was 6 weeks for Jason and 2 years for us. If the results don’t speak for them selves let us tell you that not only did Jason sell our home he has been a delight to work with. He is polite, honest and genuinely loves what he does. We could not be more grateful. We thoroughly recommend his expertise to anyone wanting to sell. You wont be disappointed.
Adrain and Debbie de Bruin
I was very happy to have Jason on my side when selling my property. He was excellent at communicating what was happening at every step of the process and considerate of the fact that selling a property is not just a business transaction but can be a very personal experience for the owner. Jason made sure that I was aware of all the possible outcomes of any negotiations and did not put pressure on me to make any decision until I was comfortable with it. I believe that Jason puts forth his best efforts to achieve good outcomes for any parties involved.
Jason Penny, Bayleys Real Estate, marketed our property in Fairfield, which has been sold in June 2012. His active, creative approach as well as knowledge and personal integrity contributed greatly to the successful sale of the property. He managed to develop really professional business relationships with us as the property vendors. We had been regularly updated on all steps and results of their team efforts, and generally it was a very nice experience working with Jason.