Friday, April 27th, 2012 - Toop Real Estate Group
The Society of Auctioneers & Appraisers will next month award the industry's Top 10 'best of the best' Sales Consultant Auction Marketers at the Annual Golden Gavel Awards. An impressive five of the 10 awards will go to Toop & Toop Sales Partners.

On Thursday 24 May, 2012, The Society of Auctioneers & Appraisers will hold the Golden Gavel Awards, supported by The Messenger Community News and Bank SA. Here, the Top 10 Principal and Sales Consultant Auction Marketers and the Top 15 Real Estate Auctioneers in the SA real estate industry will be recognised.

Leading real estate agency Toop & Toop Real Estate are featured heavily, with an astounding five of the Top 10 Sales Consultant Auction Marketers coming from Toop & Toop

John Williams, Nicole Neill, Stephanie Williams, Lew Toop and Kay Morris are the five Toop & Toop Sales Partners who will be awarded next month.

Troy Tyndall, Member of the Board for The Society of Auctioneers & Appraisers and Sales Partner at Toop & Toop, says the Golden Gavel Awards are the benchmark for professional development for Auctioneers; "it assists in raising the professional standards of auctioneers by offering recognition and reward," he said.

Mr Tyndall said the fact that Toop & Toop have five of the Top 10 Auctioneer marketers is a great testament to the culture at Toop & Toop and our Sales Partners.

"The desire to achieve an unconditional on the day result in a timely manner for our vendors and a transparent transaction for our purchasers is foremost to us," Mr Tyndall said.

Further to this impressive result, three of Toop & Toop's Corporate Auctioneers will also be recognised as Gold Club Auctioneers, who will receive a Golden Badge as anointment on the night.

Garry Topp, CEO of The Society of Auctioneers & Appraisers says those anointed into the Gold Club are determined by results attained from the previous year.

"From members auction results that are sent in and published monthly in The Advertiser and (published) on our web page, each year we recognise the Top 15 Real Estate Auctioneers from the previous year in South Australia," Mr Topp said.

A big congratulations to Toop & Toop Corporate Auctioneers Troy Tyndall, Tim Thredgold and Peter Fried for being recognised at this exceptional level. Toop & Toop are extremely proud of their sales and auctioneer teams for achieving these outstanding accolades.

The Golden Gavel Competition and Awards, supported by Community Messenger News and BankSA, was created by Past President, Anthony Toop FSAA (Life) in 1993 and has been passionately supported by the Auctioneering professions since inception. The concept evolved as a means to give profile to local Auctioneers and it has become the benchmark for the Australasian Competition and other Auction Competitions within the Real Estate, General and Livestock professions within Australia and New Zealand.

For further information on the Golden Gavel Competition and Awards night, please visit

The Golden Gavel Awards will be held on Thursday 24 May, 2012 at the Arkaba Hotel in Adelaide.

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Toop Real Estate Group

South Australia’s largest independent residential real estate agency and the most highly awarded in the nation was founded by Anthony Toop. It has become a national icon in marketing and selling in the residential real estate industry having won National Real Estate Agency of the Year in 2007 and is the only real estate agency in the industry’s REISA Hall of Fame. Toop&Toop is also the only real estate agency in the Family Business Association Hall of Fame as an iconic business in South Australia. Founded by Anthony in 1985 has won virtually every major state and national business award since 1993 - and has received recognition both nationally and internationally for achievements in business excellence. In April 2009 Anthony was recognized nationally by the Real Estate Institute of Australia by receiving the nations “Community Service Award” for work done with charities and with the Community. He also received the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) Long Life Leadership regional recognition in December 2008 the “Legacy Honour 2008”.

Anthony Toop
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