Tim & Andrew
Director, Principal Buyer Advocate
Director, Principal Buyer Advocate
Tim’s comfortable interaction with people has stood the test of time and he is considered a leader in the real estate industry. He’s known success as a real estate agent since he was 20 years old, coveted with awards during his tenure as Partner at both Kay and Burton, and Jellis Craig.
Clients often turn into friends and while Tim is clear eyed about the ups and downs of the business, he believes he’s chosen a career that can genuinely help people. Therefore it was a natural fit for Tim to transition into the buy-side of the transaction where he now represents buyers.
His solid, loyal network has contributed significantly to the edge he provides his clients.
Tim prides himself on being a great Dad to his twins, Benny and Lulu. Golf also occupies a place of considerable importance in his life, being a member at Kingston Heath Golf Club. If the kids grow up loving golf, he’s got it made.
Tim Picken’s reputation as one of Melbourne’s finest real estate agents is continuously reinforced by outstanding results.
From the moment he left school Andrew knew he wanted to be in real estate. The industry was just a natural fit for a personable, hard working young man and he sold his first property at 18 years old. That success continued and he soon built an enviable track record across the Stonnington area. Andrew naturally connects with people and enjoys helping them. He believes this is what real estate is all about.
Andrew has worked for some of Australia’s largest property firms, Mirvac and Asia Pacific Building Corporation, but is best known for his reputation and successful tenure with Kay & Burton South Yarra.
Having renovated and developed a number of residential properties in the Stonnington area, Andrew has a great understanding of building, planning, construction process and marketing.
He likes people and they like him. His ability to listen carefully is an essential attribute honed by three daughters eager for his attention. His daughters all attend schools locally in Stonnington, and Andrew is well versed in the knowledge of the various school zones and the effect on the housing market.
Andrew appreciates a challenge, whether it’s walking the Kokoda Track or negotiating a great result for his clients. Nothing is too much trouble or too hard. He is prepared to do everything he can for the people who depend on him to deliver their real estate goals.
Tim & Andrew have been involved in over $3B of real estate transactions across their 20+ year careers. Some significant achievements for clients are below:
- $ 12.2 Million – Toorak
- $ 10 Million – Armadale
- $ 9 Million – Malvern East
- $ 6 Million – Toorak
- $ 5.5 Million – Toorak
- $ 4.1 Million – Armadale
- $ 4 Million – Malvern
- $ 4 Million – Malvern East
Tim was excellent at clearly identify both pros and cons for each property which helped greatly in my decision making process. His market knowledge, endless real estate industry contacts and exceptional negotiating skills made him invaluable.
He is dedicated, polite, extremely helpful and provided excellent advice with frequent communication. All of these attributes made Tim a fantastic resource and the whole process of buying our home so simple.
Helen Roderick | Client
Tim has a superb understanding of real estate and a wide range of contacts within the industry which means he taps into possibilities that are yet to be advertised or are only available for private sale. His confident performance during the hotly contested auction was outstanding and secured for me a new home in a highly-valued location. I strongly recommend Tim to anyone thinking of engaging a buyer advocate.
John Houghton | Client
We had previously considered engaging a buyers advocate to assist us, and when my wife first contacted Tim Picken, it was clearly evident we would benefit from his help and expertise.
We secured our lovely family home (before scheduled auction) due to Tim’s savvy and expert strategy, and for a price lower than the expected auction price. I can say without any doubt that we would not have secured the property without his help, and we are so thankful we engaged Tim and allowed him to direct our search for our beautiful home.
Jayde & Mike Davey | Client
We are very happy with the purchase of our new property in Hawthorn. Tim’s real estate market experience, contacts and advice in negotiation was extremely helpful to the point we would not have secured this property without him.
I would highly recommend Tim and his expertise to anyone looking to use a Buyers Advocate to purchase their next property.
Kevin McKinnon | Client