As Principal and founder of Rendina Real Estate Kensington, A modern corporate office, Lou Rendina leads a select team of highly motivated staff with a unique vision and renowned brand into the Melbourne real estate arena.
An energetic, upfront individual, his passion for the industry is contagious. Living locally in inner Melbourne Lou's expertise and knowledge of this domain is clearly established as he approaches real estate from an all-encompassing perspective, having worked in many facets of the industry including sales, marketing technology and team management.
Lou Rendina is a proud supporter of the AFL Essendon Football Club, The Moonee Valley Festival and over the past ten years, Lou has helped raise over $2 million for various charities and institutions such as: The Whitelion Foundation, Seeing Eye Dogs Australia, Lost Dogs Home and many more.
His focus is on developing the culture that has allowed Rendina Real Estate to make such an impact in the market and consistently offer clients better quality 6 star service. Lou Rendina constantly looks for new ways to conduct business in a smarter, more efficient manner to benefit clients. As a hands-on Principal, he relishes the opportunity that his position presents and is delighted to be able to bring Rendina's considerable resources to Melbourne clients.
What Lou's clients are saying
Lou did a great job on the auction! Norris made the whole sale process reasonably painless??. His professional approach, punctuality and the way he always provided feedback after each opening were a winning combination.
Please pass on our thanks (and delight) to the whole team.
5 Stars - Google Review Stef Mason
Anything with their name on it truely does sell!!!
We would like to thank Lou and the team from Rendina for obtaining a fantastic result with the sale of our property in Essendon. Lou achieved a result that exceeded our reserve by $140,000. The Rendina team is definitely the most experienced and courteous in the area. We will definitely be choosing Rendina in the future and can not recommended them highly enough. Thanks Lou, Nathan, Richard and the team.
Harri S - Google Review
Lou Rendina, Leigh Chant and Leigh Chiavaroli did an absolutely amazing job on the sale of our house. We got an incredible price for the property and the team was nothing but professional throughout the entire process. I highly recommend Rendina Real Estate to anyone selling their property!
Matt P - Google Review
Good morning Lou,
We would like to personally thank you and your team for the first rate service you provided on the sale of our home. We interviewed four leading agents in Essendon, before choosing you. You stood out as the preferred agent, through your positive and caring attitude.The four week campaign went brilliantly.
There was constant communication from your office in addition to regular catchups with you.On the day of the auction, you and your team were comforting and it was a terrific experience to watch you all in full swing. You were the ultimate professionals, identifying prospective buyers, constantly evaluating the approach and changing tact as the auction unfolded.
We appreciated the individualised attention and the excellent service we received from start to end.You demonstrated professionalism, honesty and integrity that are truly "above and beyond", rendering you truly superior in your field.We would highly recommend your services to anyone that is contemplating buying or selling a home.
Raff & Anthony C
To All Concerned,
We are pleased to recommend Lou Rendina and his highly qualified and attentive staff to any prospective vendor. We had the misfortune of originally signing with another agency. This other large agency did a shocking job leaving us feeling more than a bit bleak with our situation. Lou and Luana Rendina, along with Nathan Collyer and the rest of the Rendina team decisively took the reins and turned around what was quite a bad situation for any vendor to be in.
The level of attention we received throughout the campaign was amazing. Whenever I rang or emailed, I was responded to immediately and Lou's advice on how to best 'show' our home was fantastic. Rendina is not just a “signing” agency. Rendina is a full service, red carpet, and excellent value for money real estate agency.
On a personal level, Lou Rendina is not only a class act, but he and his team's conduct was always professional, caring, ethical and determined. They took on the sale of our home, as if it was their own. I wouldn't place the sale of any future home with anyone else.
M & J Vulin
Hi Lou, I would just like to pay you a personal compliment via your staff email
because I think it is absolutely correct and I would like to recognise it and for it to be recognised.
To be short and sweet as I don't write too many such compliments, but I find your personal persona professionally different to most others (particularly real estate agents) said in the nicest voice as I was one once.
I don't know you really in anything other than being an agent, however since my first phone call to you about 79 McCracken Street you treated my phone call as
if it is the only one you had for the day and nothing else was more important.
Meeting you in person it was no different. I know by then that there was a house sale hanging in the balance but I still felt I was your priority. You have a communication style that emanates that you are listening and that the person talking to you is front and centre. And while it has been many years since we have met in person or even spoken, your persona (for want of a better word) allowed for communication to happen as if we had spoken every day for years.
To me it is a very rare quality or skill that has become a quality, secured my sale and it was a pleasure to transact the sale through you.
Many thanks and I am happy if anyone in the office sees this.
I engaged Rendina Real Estate to sell my Moonee Ponds property. My dealings with Rendina were nothing short of excellent. The selling process was straightforward with the property sold quickly and at an excellent price.
I would personally like to thank Lou for his hard work and commitment to achieving a fantastic outcome. His well planned and budgeted marketing campaign achieved a sale with three weeks of its commencement, with a sale price well above my reserve. Lou kept me up to date each week with the potential buyers and level of interest in the property. Lou accurately assessed the likely sale price and managed my expectations at all times.
Although selling a property is typically a stressful experience (especially when the market is so unpredictable), my dealings with Rendina were an absolute pleasure. Like their other clients, I can attest to their integrity, professionalism and reliability. I have no hesitation in recommending Rendina to my family and friends.
D. Attana, Fitzroy
I just want to thank you again for your work and dedication to selling our house in Flemington. We have been very impressed with your professionalism and absolute commitment to achieving an amazing outcome for us on the sale.
From the outset of the negotiation process you represented your business with knowledge and a high level of customer service. You leveraged your consistent results on similar properties and extensive experience in the local area, as well as your flexibility to provide a competitive fee structure, to create a very compelling reason to sign with you over and above other agents in the area.
Once we had signed, we felt confident that you were managing our interests with a balanced view to the market. You didn't over promise and under deliver, rather you gave us frequent and realistic information and advice to help us throughout the selling process. We also appreciated that you managed our relationship from a distance with us being in Sydney and never felt that we missed your personal attention to our campaign.
The final sale price you achieved for us far exceeded our expectations and we felt this was clear evidence of your skill as an agent as well your experience and understanding of the local market and the types of buyers it attracts. The fact that you were able to sell our house significantly above our reserve within a week of the first open illustrates why Rendina real estate is so successful.
With this being now the 4th time we have done business with Rendina either through buying or selling property over the last 10 years, I would now unequivocally recommend you and your team to anyone looking to buy or sell in the area.
Bronwyn and Simon Thomas
Just a short note to thank you and your Company for the way my wife and I were treated during the purchase of our property at Maribyrnong.
When I picked up the keys at your office after settlement, I was handed a gift and a thank you card for purchasing from Rendina Real Estate. I must say I was actually “stuck for words” at the kindness of receiving a card and a gift.
During the period before settlement, on many occasions, I needed to ask for assistance and found that at all times i was treated with special care and attention, the customer service provided by your team was exceptional. I found your honesty and professional ethics to be of a very high standard.
Again, thank you for your assistance and I commend your company for employing young professionals.
I write to you in huge praise & appreciation of Lou Rendina, who recently sold our property as referred above, for a complex record price & within a single figure time frame of it being on the market.......my wife & I, needless to say, couldn't be more delighted with the result.
The level of Lou's competency, professionalism & intestinal fortitude, throughout our short business dealing was nothing short of sensational.
It was certainly very refreshing to see a young man, such as Lou, continuously show us an enormous amount of tenacity, determination to succeed & enthusiasm, before, during & after the sale of our unit. Lou's communication skills, clarity & negotiation abilities were amongst the most impressive I have experience in all my years in corporate/business life.
I would certainly have no hesitations whatsoever in recommending, in particular, Lou & you're company to any of my family & friends in the future.
In purchasing our house through Rendina Real Estate, we found Lou Rendina extremely helpful.
His professional, but personable attitude was a pleasant surprise and we found ourselves constantly being kept up to date regarding the purchase of our house.
His customer service is excellent and we felt we, as the customer, were his top priority, and meeting our needs was in the forefront of his mind. I would not hesitate in recommending him to others.
This is just a short note to thank you and Lou for an outstanding result in the sale of our property in Banchory St Essendon. I have appreciated the way that you have provided frequent and clear feedback regarding potential purchaser attitudes, and general advice regarding the sale process.
We had the added difficulty of selling a house with an existing lease. You have managed the relationship with the tenants to ensure that they participated in the open for inspections that enabled the property to be presented in the best possible condition.
When we first met I set you and Lou a “Stretch Objective” for that sale price. I did not expect it to be achieved. That the Rendina team exceeded that objective is a credit to you through out the sales campaign, and Lou as the Auctioneer.
I would have no hesitation using Rendina Real Estate in the future, or recommending Rendina to friends and family.
We would like to thank you, along with the Rendina team, for your fantastic work in assisting us with the sale of our home inAthol Street, Moonee Ponds. While we initially had very little experience with property sales, you certainly made us feel at ease with your high level of integrity and professional approach throughout the duration of the campaign.
The staff maintained continuous contact with us and kept us well informed on the progress of the campaign. Their reliability and proficiency should certainly be acknowledged, and we always felt confident and assured that our property was being dealt with in the right hands. We trust that the potential buyers also felt at ease with the staff's honesty, professionalism and high level of interaction.
We were all very impressed with the way the auction was conducted on the day. The turnout amazed us all and your level of commitment and excitement left us all on the edge of our seats in anticipation. It is fair to say that the final result exceeded our expectations and we are ecstatic. We have you and the Rendina team to thank for our success. Your efforts and dedication will always be remembered.
On behalf of the extended family, we are proud to have had the pleasure of being represented by the Rendina team, who always had our best interests at heart. The level of excellence and competence displayed has certainly been recognised, and we will most definitely be recommending you to prospective vendors and buyers in the future.
Elizabeth F. and Extended Family
Dear Aaron and Lou
I would like to take this opportunity to say that the quality of service offered by the staff at Rendina Real Estate in particular Aaron, has been highly impressive. Every aspect of your service has been beyond reproach and every member of staff has been courteous, polite and reliable.
Michael and I wanted to say that we are continually impressed by the excellent service that Rendina Real Estate provides. We have no problems at all recommending your business to our friends and families.
Michael and Maria Sara
Thank you to both Nathan and Lou for a service I can not fault. From start to finish the process has not only been easy from my end but I had complete trust in them selling my property for the best price. As I live in the USA I had to be able to trust them and with the ongoing communication and updates I was always informed of what was going on.
I can’t thank Rendina enough for the record price I obtained for the property and highly recommend them to sell your property…… you won’t be disappointment and in fact you may even be as surprised as I was.
Thank you for the ginger bread house, Brooke dropped it off to us this afternoon.
And thank you to you and your team for your efforts through 2014. I must take this opportunity to tell you that in the past 20 plus years of being a landlord ( I did have property before I met you some 12 years ago) I have never had a property manager as hard working as Brooke. Even in my 6-7 years in real estate did I come across anyone like her.
She is genuinely interested in helping the landlord, and in my view goes that extra mile or more, to help. She is a great asset to Rendina Real Estate.
Lou, to you, your family and your team at Rendina, have a great Christmas, and thanks to all the team for doing their best.
Cesar and Julie Ziccone
We wanted to just let you know with regard to the service we receive from Norris Solaka. We cannot speak highly enough of him, he has been great in managing our property and his communication has been wonderful.
John and Deborah
To Whom it May Concern,
After interviewing several agents we found Lou and Richard Rendina were the most "switched on", and knowledgeable of the Kensington property market.
Once engaged as my agent they proceeded to sell my property in a very professional manner and I was delighted when they achieved a selling price above the reserve and also my expectations. The auction day in particular was handled really well with Lou proving an exceptional auctioneer.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Rendina Real Estate to any of my friends and colleagues who may be looking to sell property in the inner North/West Suburbs.
All the staff at Rendina were a pleasure to deal with and I would like to thank Lou and Richard especially for their efforts on my behalf.
Faye and I wish to thank you for the effort you and your team put into our Auction on Saturday the 21st. We listened from above to the whole proceeding and realised just how hard you tried, and succeeded in reaching our goal.
It is obvious your method of “The Team” works well and to see the boys so busy amongst the crowd was a pleasure to observe, so congratulations to James, Aaron and Brent.
When we wished to sell our apartment we approached three companies and asked for their approach. I must say that Rendina was way ahead in their projections and methods of action plan. Aaron did most of the talking on the first visit and presented very well, Brent added points along the way and it proved to be a good meeting.
Once all the details were settled Brent assumed direct contact with us on a constant basis and kept advising what actions he was carrying out to gain more prospects. He did an excellent job and obviously worked very hard toward the outcome needed. He in our opinion must be an asset to you company.
David R Murphy
You provided an impeccable service and I could not be happier with the price you achieved for my Kensington Townhouse.
From day 1 you transmitted an air of confidence and a knowledge of the area which meant I would have been foolish not to sell my property through Rendina and it turned out to be a great choice as my goals were achieved.
The point I should make is that because I live in London and not in Melbourne for the marketing and the sale I really needed someone who I could trust and that would work for my best interests and you delivered on both counts.
There are some key points which you really excelled at:
Advice and execution of works required to prepare the property for sale – your network of contractors were great value for money and completed the work on time
Constant communication throughout the marketing process – emailing me the proofs, updates after each viewing, taking calls and texts outside normal business hours, even watering the garden!!
Ensuring we had an offer on the table prior to going to auction – this was key as it gave us a platform price to work upwards from
Delivery of the auction – Nothing short of spectacular, over delivered in every aspect and achieved a selling price 10% higher than reserve
I only wish I had bought more property so I could ask you guys to sell it for me!
I would have no hesitation in recommending Rendina to anyone wishing to maximise the selling price on their property through a professional service which is second to none.
Well done boys, let’s do it again soon.
Re: Sale of 29 Rogan Lane, Kensington VIC 3031 by Nathan Collyer
We are writing to express our appreciation following the sale and settlement of our property at 29 Rogan Lane, Kensington.
In particular we want to pass on our thanks to Nathan Collyer for all the work he did on our behalf as our Agent. Nathan was exceptionally professional at all times which he balanced with a genuine and pleasant approach towards us and our potential buyers. Throughout the sales proposal stage, the campaign and settlement period, Nathan was available at all times to answer any (and many) questions and anxieties that we had. We found him to be very honest and practical in his approach to marketing our house. Above all Nathan delivered us a sale price which well exceeded our expectations and those of similar properties sold in the previous months.
We would also like to thank you for your professional approach to auctioning our house and gaining our sale price.
Please share our appreciation with Nathan and we would be delighted for you to show this letter to future potential Rendina customers.
Rachael Baker and Matthew Loft
Dear Lou and Jacqui
It is now over a week after our most successful sale and it is starting to sink in-26 years in our family home is a long time with too many memories to recount.
You both came into our lives in late June and took us through the biggest financial transaction of our life-and you were both fantastic.
We have sold 3 properties in 30 years-you do it on a weekly basis.
You professionalism,honest advice and support through the engagement and successful sale process could not have been better.
You had the best interests of us-the vendor ,foremost in your thoughts at all times.
Every inspection ,the prompt feedback calls and timely meetings as a nervous vendor were always very much appreciated.
Julie commented that Jacqui had become "a part of the family".
So Lou and Jacqui,
Thank you for your professionalism and support through our "journey under pressure".
We would be very happy to be a referee and for you to use this testimonial as you see fit Thank you again
Adrian & Julie Fitzpatrick
With the settlement of 2/33 The Crescent, Ascot Vale going through today, it marks the final day of my property investment relationship with Rendina Real Estate. I've been using Rendina for the past 20+ years to manage multiple rentals (and couple of sales) and have nothing but praise for the great work the team do.
I've been selling off my Melbourne assets and reinvesting in Brisbane, where I now live, but am more than happy to recommend the Rendina Rental and Sales team for their professionalism and great working culture.
I wish you all the best for the future.