Thursday, July 24, 2008

And the winner is...

Cowboys, Indians, Saloon Girls with a Cow thrown in set the scene for what proved to be a tremendous night of Wild West fun & frivolity at the Toop&Toop 2007/2008 Annual Awards.

Held at Penny’s Hill Winery in McLaren Vale, proceedings for the evening commenced with some whip cracking – just to help everyone get into the Wild West mood.

Our team has had a great year and the evening was spent acknowledging the cream of the crop within our own business.

In Property Management Nathan Moore was named Premier Lister, with Team Diamond taking out Top Team, Georgie Lucas named Solo-Property Management of the Year and Sandra Gesuato receiving the Property Manager Excellence Award.

For sales the commendations just kept flowing with the Top Sales Partners in each office announced as follows. For the Hills – Tom Bailey, Golden Grove – Len Allington, Port Adelaide – Dijana Sladic, Coast – David Ferrari, Central – Peter Veitch and Fleurieu – Rob Heaslip.

The night ended on a high with the announcement of the Jim Toop Rising Star, Nick Alvaro, Solo Sales Person of the Year, John Taylor, and then what they’d be waiting for all year…Toop&Toop’s Top 4 Sales Partners for 2007/2008.

Third Runner up – Kay Morris

Second Runner up – Alex McGregor-Reid

First Runner up – Phil Harris

And the Sales Partner of the Year – Peter Veitch

A huge congratulations to all our team on their fantastic efforts this year, we couldn’t do it without you! Also a big thank you to all the staff at Penny’s Hill Winery on their hospitality for the evening.

We’re now ready to meet the challenges of the new financial year and our team are buckling in for another exciting ride!

Ian Darbyshire, CEO <>

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Monday, July 21, 2008

Hotels have a Concierge- why shouldn't we?

Hotels have a Concierge- why shouldn't we? We know that selling a home can be a stressful time. While your Sales Partner will be at your side to give you guidance throughout the process, at Toop&Toop we’ve introduced a specialised division to provide you with extra support to help get you & your property prepared – first for sale and then for settlement.

Toop&Toop’s Client Concierge can help you to make the most of your life by giving you more time for the things you want to do; that means more time for you and your family.  Most importantly it means less stress!  Time is always of the essence, we all need more in our busy lives and an extra set of hands is a bonus.

Client Concierge can connect you with partners in finance, conveyancing, removalists - the list is endless. The services provided are tailored to suit your requirements, just tell us what you need to happen and we’ll do the rest. We can match you with one or many of our approved suppliers who will take care of your needs - you can make the call, or let our fingers do the walking!

You may want assistance around the home, such as painting, cleaning of gutters, rubbish removal, replacement of flyscreens, or just some door handles tightened – at Client Concierge no job is too big or small.  We eat, sleep and breathe property which allows us to provide an invaluable service to you, our clients.   

As people get older they may need extra support to manage the presentation and maintenance for the sale or even when purchasing a property where odd jobs maybe required.  Knowing that a senior relative has a reliable support service can give great peace of mind to family members, especially those living at a distance.

So to be proactive in this area Toop&Toop also provide a complementary home stylist consultant as part of our standard service - at no charge.  This service is provided by a third party - Presenting Beautiful Homes - and can extend to total project management of your move including packing and unpacking, utilising furniture and presentation of your property.

As we have said, we eat, sleep and breathe property, so we know all there is to know to make your life easy, all you need to do is give Client Concierge a call, and we will have the answers that you need and want!

Call us on (08) 8332 8888 or email us at

Anthony Toop, Managing Director <>
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Friday, July 11, 2008

Real Estate query? Ask Toopie - face to face!

Real Estate query? Ask Toopie - face to face! At Toop&Toop we’re used to change. Over the years our company has continually grown, evolved and adapted to changing markets. We lead the way in the eradication of dummy bidding, helped found the Golden Gavel Auctioneer Awards and after 23 years, continue to develop new innovations to aid consumers whether they’re buying or selling.

Now, as we embrace the new Real Estate Legislation, we’re well aware of the fact that you, as our clients, will want to know how this affects the industry as you know it. Will the process for selling a home be altered? How will buying at Auction work? Do I need to register to bid?

We’re here to answer all these questions, face to face…
well, almost!

With the internet being virtually a necessity today in all households and businesses, many of you would be a member of Facebook – or would have heard of it at least.

Facebook is an interactive communication site where individuals can set up their own page, post photos, bulletins of what they’re doing and utilise it as a tool to keep in touch with friends and family all across the world. In Adelaide alone over 170,000 people have their own personal pages on the Facebook site.

Well now Toop&Toop have page on Facebook! Here you can view up to date Real Estate news, video footage on the new legislation, information on our property navigation system ‘PropertyNavTM’ and most importantly, you can directly ask me any questions you may have on the current market – How cool is that!

At Toop&Toop we like to keep our clients well informed on all things Real Estate – so don’t hold back. Simply go to, have a browse and start firing me questions on the industry I know and love!

Anthony Toop, Managing Director <>

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