Thursday, October 30, 2008

Hall of Fame!

Hall of Fame! Definition: The group of people whose achievements in a particular field are at the highest level.

Why is it that we’re drawn to watching the Olympics, the AFL grand final, the ARIA’s or the Logies? While it might be because we like sport or we’re keeping an eye on the fashion, the true reason is because we want to witness the best of the best in action - the leaders in their specialist arena competing or practicing at the highest level.
When it comes to our day to day lives we continually strive to improve ourselves. Whether by completing tasks just that little bit quicker or by finding an hour for that one thing we never quite have time for. This is the same with a business.
At Toop&Toop we work on a daily basis to continually lift the level of service and quality of innovations we provide to our clients in our quest to be the best within our field.
At the 2008 Real Estate Industry Awards for Excellence a new category was launched to acknowledge those who have remained at the top of their field within this industry for the past 3 years…The Hall of Fame.
Toop&Toop, for Large Agency of the Year, along with Peter Veitch, as South Australian Sales Partner of the year, are proud to be the very first business and individual to be inducted into this inaugural guild. What an honor!
From here we’ll continue to build and develop our business in order to provide you, our clients, with the ultimate Real Estate experience.

Mandy Wurth, General Manager - Sales <>

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

First Home Owners Grant (FHOG) Confusion

Looks like the recent announcement by the Federal Government to increase the FHOG from $7,000 to $14,000 has had the desired effect with an marked increase in enquiries by first home buyers.

The confusion however seems to be with the SA State Governments extra $4,000 Grant.

So to clarify, First Home Buyers in SA will get a total of $18,000 to buy their first property, or $25,000 to Construct their first property.

That's gotta please GenY!

Post courtesy of

Paul Robertson.


17 Melbourne Street
North Adelaide SA 5006

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Friday, October 10, 2008

It's all about the service!

It's all about the service! What defines the ultimate dining experience? Inviting surroundings, delicious food and top notch wines are a great start, but there is an additional element which can make or break your meal – the warm and friendly, or more often curt and distracted, waiting staff.
We’ve all had these experiences and it’s a well know fact that regardless of how good a meal or product is, if the customer service received is below standard we won’t be heading back to that business anytime soon!
Real Estate is no exception to this rule. We’re in the business of helping people to find the property that’s right for them – so for us, service is everything.
At Toop&Toop we’ve implemented a number of innovations to make house hunting that little bit easier and improve even further the service we provide to you, our clients. To begin with every home has its own home on so you can go directly to the source of information, regardless of whether you’re on your PC or Mobile eg By registering as a buyer or renter with VirtualAgentTM you’ll be informed of new properties that meet your criteria before they hit the market through SMS or email.
We’ve even implemented a system to help you plan your day of open inspections, PropertyNavTM will put the properties you want to see in order of inspection time and load the directions on how to get there directly into your navigation system.
With all these innovations, we still believe that classic people to people contact remains the strongest form of client service. So, for those of you who aren’t into technology and gadgets we’ve developed Client Concierge as your one stop shop when it comes to assistance and referrals to help you navigate the way through your Real Estate transaction.
One of our missions at Toop&Toop is to provide service to our clients of a standard unmatched in Real Estate. As our clients your experiences allow us to continually improve our services - without this we would be unable to grow and develop as a business. Your feedback is invaluable to us and we invite you to provide us with this. Just call Client Concierge on 8332 8888 to share your thoughts so that we can continue to strive to provide you with the ultimate Real Estate experience.

Anthony Toop, Managing Director <>

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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

**BREAKING NEWS - Reserve Bank announcement**

Moments ago the Reserve Bank announced a MASSIVE reduction to interest rates of 1.0% - this is the largest single rate reduction in over 16 years. Now it's a waiting game to see which Lenders will actually pass on either some or all of this rate reduction to their customers.

Info courtesy of Paul Robertson


Platinum Finance Services

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Friday, October 03, 2008

Bricks & Mortar Vs Wall Street...

Article By Mandy Wurth, General Manager - Sales

The nation and world’s economic situation is holding every media headline at the moment and is set to be for a number of months to come. However, every cloud has a silver lining – and for investors this one is yours!
The downturn in the US economy has impacted the countries stock & property markets, with a ripple effect being felt across the globe. It’s now been a month since we saw the Reserve Bank lower interest rates by a quarter of a percent providing some relief to home owners. Spring has seen the usual substantial increase in the number of properties for sale, however the ‘unknown’ in this market is continuing to keep buyers at bay.
An increased demand and in turn shortage of rental properties is also causing some ‘rental rage’ from frustrated tenants across the nation. Property Managers are receiving a number of applications per property with those below $300 per week being consistently in high demand. Last month the eastern states recorded a low vacancy rate of around 1.2% with our own state currently sitting at 1.23%.
All of these elements combined provide an opportune time for the astute investor to buy into the Real Estate market.
Our Sales Partners are finding an increase of quality investment properties becoming readily available throughout Adelaide’s central suburbs all within 10kms of the CBD. From Mile End across to Manningham, Payneham & Parkside these properties offer an ideal alternative to investing in the share market.
So, why not take a flick through the following pages to find your future investment.

Mandy Wurth, General Manager - Sales <>

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