Friday, October 26, 2007

Who's Buying Property in Adelaide!

Whenever you are looking to sell your home it is only natural that you want the best possible price!

So when we are working with you to market your home our aim at Toop&Toop is to reach the widest possible number of people who are looking for a home just like yours. Lots of other agents say that our marketing is “gimmicky” or “not needed”, getting back to basics is all that is needed ! Sure, the buyer may come off a card in their window advertising your home, but would you want to miss the chance of reaching national & international buyers who may not be well versed in Adelaide prices and be prepared to pay it’s true worth ?

In the last month alone (Sept 17 to Oct 17 2007)at Toop&Toop we have had the following hits on our website from buyers looking for
property in Adelaide :
The level of interest from interstate, particularly Sydney, Perth & Brisbane as can be seen above has been amazing. The interest has been focussed on the newer apartment type dwellings as well as the growth suburbs of Adelaide such as : Golden Grove, western suburbs, and city & coastal fringe. In addition to the buyers around Australia we have also seen an influx of purchasers from Asia, UK & USA as they look to settle in metro Adelaide & the Hills.
If it were me I wouldn’t want to miss these buyers accessed by Toop&Toop when selling my home !!! Call us as to how we can help you !

Monday, October 22, 2007

Industry Awards

And the winners are...

Australian television stars mark their success with the logies. In this industry our night of nights was marked last Friday with the Real Estate Industry of South Australia Awards for Excellence… and what an excellent night it turned out to be!

A buzz of anticipation was in the air as a rather suave bunch of real estate practitioners gathered at the Hilton International. Each year the quality of these awards and the calibre of finalists goes from strength to strength and this year the bar was raised once again. The competition throughout the 26 categories was fierce but our team at Toop&Toop were honoured with finalist positions in 11 of them.

The night started and ended well for the Toop team. After an adrenalin filled night we walked away smiling proudly with a staggering 6 commendations. Well done and congratulations to all our finalists & winners who are recognized for their outstanding contribution to the industry.

Winner South Australian Sales Person of the Year - Peter Veitch, 3 years in a row

Winner Rookie of the Year – Troy Tyndall

Winner Large Property Management Agency of the Year, 2 years in a row

Winner Innovation of the Year, 2 years in a row (Nathaniel Wolff, Natasha Burfield and Anthony Toop)

Winner Large Agency of the Year, 3 years in a row

Winner Website of the Year, 3 years in a row

Finalist Local Residential Sales Person of the Year East & City – Peter Brown

Finalist Local Residential Sales Person of the Year North/North East – Wayne Lands

Finalist Local Residential Sales Person of the Year Hills – Anne Einarson

Finalist Community Service Award – Tom Bailey

Finalist Corporate Marketing of the Year

Being acknowledged for our efforts is rewarding in itself, but rest assured we won’t now stop in our tracks. We will move forward and continue to provide the best possible service, recommendations and innovations for all our clients.

Congratulations to all our staff on a fantastic effort and to our clients, we’d like to thank you for your continued support and can’t wait to assist you further with any of your real estate needs.

Anthony Toop, Managing Director

© Toop Real Estate Group

Friday, October 12, 2007

The future is to register!

The future is to register! Do you ever find yourself at the first open inspection of a property, madly keen because it’s the ideal home for you, only to be told by the sales partner it’s already under contract? Why not avoid that disappointing situation by being one of the first people to be informed when a property, that’s right for you, hits the market?

With Toop&Toop it’s easy. Just go to, and fill in the criteria with the type of home you’re looking for. In return every time we have a suitable property for sale we’ll send you an email or SMS with the property details and an invitation to a VIP inspection. You’ll be able to “beat the rush” and view your potential home before it appears in the newspaper – best of all this service is absolutely free! So why not take some of the hard work out of house hunting by registering with Toop&Toop, it makes perfect sense doesn’t it.

We’re also developing our website even further to provide the best possible information source for our clients. The just .toop it! phenomenon continues to develop every day and we have some massive new innovations being launched this spring. We’re starting to trial a few of these concepts and they’re proving popular already with our website traffic going almost vertical! See if you can discover these new innovations… we’ll tell you much more about them in the coming weeks.

Meanwhile, if you’re in the market to buy remember to

Anthony Toop, Managing Director <>

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Friday, October 05, 2007

The Footy's finished- time to look at Real Estate!!

The Footy's finished- time to look at Real Estate!! Now that the AFL Grand Final has been played, we can officially say that winter is over for another year. In the real estate terms this means we’ve hit one of the best times to put your home on the market.

Spring is known for being a huge month in this industry - whether you’re buying or selling this is the time to do it! However if you’re currently looking to buy you may be finding it a little bit difficult. Although there are some fantastic homes on the market, they are being snapped up at a rapid pace.

We’re experiencing a very buoyant yet tight market. Compared to this time last year, open inspection numbers appearing in The Advertiser have been down by around 600 for the last few weekends! Sitting at around 1000 opens it’s no wonder house hunting is proving a little difficult. These numbers are unheard of for this time of year!

 If you’ve been thinking of selling and putting it off, there are no more excuses. With the footy season over and the Grand Final barbeques out of the way, now is the ideal time to put your property on the market.

Toop&Toop have literally thousands of qualified, registered buyers ready to purchase a home. If you’re ready to sell give your local Toop team a call for an no obligation, free appraisal and to hear how we can give your home it’s own home on the web!


Norwood                     8362 8888

Golden Grove             8251 4044

Coast                          8294 8888

Port Adelaide              8200 9888

Hills                              8339 0888

Fleurieu                        8555 8888

Karen Raffen, CEO <>

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