Parkinson is a local, boutique real estate agency. We believe our clients are the most important people we know. Our business stands on personal integrity and our strength is the relationships we build with you.
We are passionate about people and property. Our commitment is to make the process of selling, buying or leasing your property a little bit different and a whole lot better. And with our results being the envy of the industry, we would love to make sure your next property move is the best it can be.
Parkinson is proudly independent. We are not aligned with any large franchise group.
Many people know us from the old Electra bike that has hung from our office balcony for a decade. For us the Parkinson bike represents a new way, a more efficient way. And now more than ever, we will be recognised for just that.
It's Something different. It’s reared up, dynamic and unique.
All of these qualities we believe represent the Parkinson Property style and service. You have more choice of direction when you go by bike. Some people have called it Wheel Estate. We call it freedom. You also might notice, that it is our sales director Frank Mlikota's transport of choice too.
With over 25 years’ experience in property sales, investment and development, Frank has become ‘the source’ of real estate knowledge for a lot of his clients and associates. He is incredibly astute with an outstanding track record and has many a tale to tell about his professional achievements and personal successes in property. He is passionate, committed and focused and most importantly understands his clients and their needs better than anyone. Frank’s extensive network and profile in the local area has gained him credibility and an outstanding reputation in the industry.
Frank started PARKINSON with his wife Jane in 1999, a name synonymous with real estate for the last 40 years.
If you want to sell well, contact Frank T: 0407 949 246 or email email@example.com
Born in the back of her parents Real Estate agency, Hill & Parkinson, in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Jane grew up with an inherent interest in the real estate business.
Jane pursued a career in advertising and her natural marketing skills were developed over 20 years as a Senior Television Producer working for large globally aligned advertising agencies including George Patterson Bates and Grey Worldwide. In 1999 Jane and her husband Frank started PARKINSON.
Jane now passionately runs our Property Management Department, caring for clients properties like they are her own. Building and maintaining respectful relationships with landlords is her priority and she is committed to providing an exceptional level of service.
If you want to rent well, contact Jane Mlikota, Manager T: 0408 885 315 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Positive, professional and with a growing reputation for her outstanding people skills and results, Karin specialises in residential property in Byron Bay and the Hinterland including Bangalow, Ewingsdale, Myocum, Federal and Tyagarah. Having moved to Byron from Melbourne six years ago with her family, Karin has fallen in love with the colour and diversity of the area, something that suits the way Parkinson approach Real Estate.
“It’s nice to be able to show a more personable side while selling instead of the 'black and white' real estate look” Karin comments, “People love our fresh approach to selling and a large portion of our listings are referral based from happy clients”. she adds. And with Parkinson Byron Bay achieving incredible results, including a number of record prices for the area since launching two years ago, who could argue.
“The company has really been embraced by this town, I think because we are both a little bit different” and with that she peddled off to set another record.
If you want to sell well, contact Karin Heller, Sales Agent T: 0409 177 659 or email email@example.com
Keith Parkinson was born in England in 1937 and came to Australia in 1954 on a slow boat where he spent his sixteenth birthday. Determined to prove himself at an early age Keith worked on the Hydro-Electric Scheme in the Snowy mountains and ultimately enrolled in Dookie Agricultural College where he excelled in all that he pursued. He became Rifle Captain, Football Captain and College Captain while achieving an Honor’s Degree in Agriculture and a four year course in urban valuation.....thus igniting an interest and passion for real estate that would determine his life’s path.
He was first employed at Gray and Johnson in 1962 as an Auctioneer, Estate Agent and Sworn Valuer where he soon became Manager of their Balwyn office. Later in 1965 after marrying his soul mate and partner in life and business, Jacqueline Hocking, he moved to the agency E.O. Hill & Son in Hawthorn and 1967 he liked it so much he bought the company!
Hill & Parkinson was established in 1967.
After nine years operating from 669 Glenferrie Road, Keith purchased the historic 100 year old building at the corner or Glenferrie Road and Chrystobel Crescent in Hawthorn from Mr Smith, a picture framer, philosopher and friend to all who’s iconic building was home to many great Australian artists. Keith and his wife Jacqueline went to great lengths to preserve the building’s heritage while modernising its form and function and ultimately developing the shops at the back that still exist today. Keith Parkinson was the Principal and Director of Hill & Parkinson and specialised in Residential and Commercial Property Sales while Jacqueline successfully managed the rent roll.
The agency had many wonderful staff and was hugely successful with an outstanding reputation. Keith Parkinson was a successful, charming and driven business man who created an name for himself and his agency that stood for honesty, integrity and a commitment to his clients. His contribution to the Real Estate industry is still recognised today and his impeccable reputation is something he would be incredibly proud of. Keith Parkinson passed away in September 1985.
“Real estate is still essentially dealing with people..and we bring with it our tradition that clients are the most important people we know.” Keith Parkinson 1974
Frank and Jane Mlikota (nee Parkinson) are committed to upholding the spiritual history of Keith Parkinson and all that he created and continuing to develop their company on the premise of establishing respected relationships and providing exceptional service.
Keith Parkinson......This is not a tale of overnight success, of haggard men striving for instant success in a business that must stand on personal integrity. If it must be told, it should emphasise one’s man’s earnest belief in the future of Hawthorn and a deep interest in its past.........
Headline on double page spread in The Eastern Suburbs Standard Wed, Oct 2, 1974 (See below)