Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
Adelaide, SA: Historically in the property market, Spring has been seen as the ideal season to sell property. But there may be a shift in this precedent, with data showing an increase of sales in South Australia during the Autumn months of 2011.

While Spring has always been perceived as the busiest time of year for property sales, statistics show Autumn may now be the best time to sell your house. Episode 123 of Toop TV -which airs live today at 1pm at looks into this shifting trend.

According to the Real Estate Institute of South Australia (REISA), during the 2011 December quarter there were just under 3,500 sales, while in the 2011 June quarter there was 3,678 sales.

Results were similar in 2010, where the June quarter had more than 150 extra sales compared to the last quarter of the year.

REISA believes more people are now avoiding the busy end of year period because of lifestyle.

Elise Partington, presenter and producer of Toop TV, says that because a large number or people are preoccupied with school exams and Christmas parties at the end of the year, many now prefer to take advantage of the fresh start at the beginning of the year where there’s more time available to prepare a home for sale.

"Those who live in the Adelaide Hills also find selling in the Autumn months advantageous where there’s still flowers in the garden, the leaves are turning and it’s an ideal temperature," said Miss Partington.

However there are no proven benefits to selling outside of peak seasons, where properties sell just as well in Winter and can even sell on Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Also in Episode 123 of Toop TV:

- Live in the studio, Business SA CEO Peter Vaughan

- See one of SA's Finest at 362 Glynburn Road, Kensington Gardens:

- Go behind the blinds with 303a Checker Hill Road, Kersbrook:

and 92 Causeway Road, Exeter:

To view the complete episode today, Wednesday 18 April, log onto at 1pm. All past episode also available online.

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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”.

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362 Glynburn Road, Kensington Gardens

303a Checkerhill Road, Kersbrook

92 Causeway Road, Exeter

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