Gavin Staindl

Sales with Ray White Pakenham

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About Me

Gavin has worked his way through the real estate ranks and is now our latest Sales Consultant.

After humble beginnings as a leasing officer in the rental department, Gavin has spent 15 months learning the ins and outs of both the rental and sales side and is now primed to become a vibrant and assertive sales agent.

Gavin has lived in Cardinia Shire all of his life. After moving from Maryknoll at the age of 9, Gavin shifted to Pakenham with his family where he studied at St. Patricks Primary School and Beaconhills College.

Like any young kid, Gavin dreamt of being a sports star, unfortunately he was no good at sport. Instead, he decided to follow in the steps of his ancestors and join the property industry.

Since 2012, Gavin has developed into a confident and engaging estate agent who is forever seeking improvement. Gavin has an ambitious approach to his future in real estate and with Ray White.


5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
Just now

"Retreat to the suburbs"

As I stood out the back of my girlfriend's porch it became quite obvious why Eaglemont appeals to so many. In the foreground were paddocks, parks and a river with surroundings only occupied by bushland. In the distance the skyscrapers of the inner city poked over the native treetops. In Eaglemont you can you live within Melbourne's inner suburbia yet retreat to country bliss.
Within the suburb itself the streets are lined with trees, the houses retain a sense of character and even the local family-run mechanic treats its clients like it would in a small town. The main street only has a handful of shops but it services the locals who are proud their street isn't a bustling metropolis.
  • Close to everything.
  • Blissfully quiet
  • Leafy Streets
  • Safe and Sound
  • Stunning Architecture
  • Expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
Just now

"Pakenham - make it your own."

The great thing about Pakenham is it's as good as you make it.

I remember talking to an old friend about Pakenham. I said it was such a great rural community. With a puzzled look he turned to me and said "rural? Pakenham is suburban." From there we continued to discuss whether Pakenham was a rural or suburban environment. Eventually we concluded that the buzzing town can be both.

I live in Pakenham in a large seven-bedroom home set on two and a half acres that backs onto a creek, a walking track and surrounded by large gum and oak trees. My friend lives in a tight-knit community in Lakeside, Pakenham and he loves being able to walk to the shops, the lake, the gym and pop around the corner to catch up with mates.

Whatever your taste there is a good chance you can live it in Pakenham.

There are shops, cafes, gyms, sporting clubs, walking groups, elderly programs, disability services, transport and although it's not a Chadstone or Fountain Gate it is certainly a liveable town.

The Cardinia Shire has stated that by 2020 it believes everyone will have the opportunity to work, live and play in the Pakenham area from birth until retirement. So far all of my schooling and working life has been within the Cardinia Shire and I have no intention of leaving.

However, the town does have its detraction, namely its reputation. When I mention to others that I'm from Pakenham they laugh and assume I must carry a knife and stroll the Main Street in moccasins. I agree, Pakenham does have its fair share of "bogans" as can been seen on the Footy Show's segment Street Talk, but has increasingly become a classier place. The growth of areas such as Heritage Springs, Lakeside and Cardinia Lakes has lifted the reputation of Pakenham.

There is also a lack of nightlife/entertainment options. There have been talks of a cinema arriving in Pakenham for over a decade, but the truth is Pakenham's population doesn't warrant investments from the likes of Village. But all in good time.

The lastest figures released shows the largest population group in the Cardinia Shire stems from the 0-14 age group. This shows that Pakenham is a young town with plenty of potential. If you are someone with a family or someone who intends to start a family soon then you must consider the benefits of Pakenham.

PS literally as I was writing this I learned of a new laser tag/roller skating/mountain climbing centre to be open in Pakenham.
  • Fresh, wide, open spaces
  • Great for families
  • Local shops
  • Close to towns that have infastructure
  • Young families
  • needs cinema more casual evening dining options
  • Higher concentration of bogans than other suburbs
  • Little Night life & resturant variety
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
MichelleB2 Hi I am looking at moving to Pakenham with a 10yr old boy, which I will have to get into a primary school. It all sounds great, however, the fact that you have mentioned a higher concentration of 'bogans' in the area has deterred me a bit. What is the crime rate like in Pakenham? and does it have a police station. I've been looking at a house online and noticed it has a security system? I look forward to any feedback. Regards Michelle
gavinstaindl Hey Michelle,

Thanks for the feedback. The crime rate in Pakenham has decreased steadily over the last five years and indeed we have a high presence of police and PSO staff based centrally in the emergency complex in Pakenham.
Like most places, Pakenham has its desirable and less desirable places. Where in Pakenham is the house you are looking at?
BobS2 Hello Gavin,

I am now worried about what some people say that Pakenham have more bogans. I just saw the review done by kimj on Jul 14, 2015.. Is that true..!?

When people talk about Pakenham ,, is that about its centre area.. or certain areas.

I am looking to stay at lakeside.. is it the same.
BobS2 How the same area is rated one time as Unsafe - unfriendly,, and then someone else (see Logie comment below) comment that pakenahm is Great place to live with family..! someone must be wrong .
gavinstaindl Hey BobS2.

I think Pakenham has changed incredibly over the last 10 years. While Pakenham used to have a reputation as a "bogan" area I feel the newly built estates, like Lakeside, have enhanced Pakenham's reputation.

I relate Pakenham to a teenager who has just turned 18. Pakenham is young town with much developing to do. You can see it has quite a bit of potential and while it has flaws it is a very exciting time as it continues to grow.

Pakenham's crime rate has been dropping each year and the town continues to expand its new urban identity.

You should feel very proud of where you live. I know I do.
Aug 22, 2015
BobS2 Thanks a lot Gavin for this useful information.,, This is really helpful.
Aug 26, 2015
gavinstaindl Glad to help BobS2.
If you ever look at moving/selling, give me a call.
Sep 03, 2015
jennifero5 You sound like a real estate salesman
Jul 30, 2017
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