Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Undoubtedly one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make is when you purchase a house, and a risky investment could be a financial burden for years to come, says leading real estate agent Toop & Toop Real Estate.

To help you make the right decisions, this week’s episode ofToop TV, live today at 1pm, delivers the following important points for you to take into consideration when purchasing your next property...

Check the house for structural faults. Anthony Toop, Managing Director of Toop & Toop Real Estate and Presenter of Toop TV says “this includes looking for springy floorboards, rising damp and cracks running through the bricks.”

Investigate the property’s history: “The Internet has made this easier than ever and extensive property reports can be purchased for as little as $40,” says Mr Toop.

Visit the area more than once: Buying smart real estate is all about location so talk to the neighbours about the street and check out the surrounding environment in the day, night and on weekends. Also beware of buying in an area where prices are still falling.

Elise Partington, Toop TV reporter suggests to make an educated price offer. “Having done your research you would have some idea of what the property is worth so make a reasonable offer which still gives you some room for negotiation,” Miss Partington says.

Have a plan at auction: If the house is being sold under the hammer set a limit for what you will pay and possibly find a friendly agent or experienced buyer to help you out on the day.

“It’s a buyers’ market meaning there’s plenty of stock available, so choose wisely and set yourself up for a profitable future,” Mr Toop says.

Also on Episode 155 of Toop TV:

- Live in the studio, Advantage SA’s CEO Karen Raffen to talk about upcoming exciting initiatives for South Australia

- Weekly Market Update on what’s going on in real estate around the country, as well as a summary of the local market

- This week we have three SA’s Finests at 56 Yeronga Avenue, Kensington Park93A The Esplanade, Hove and 5 Fairway Drive, McCracken

To view the complete episode live today, Wednesday 28 November, log at 1pm. All past Toop TV episodes are also available online at 

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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 and wife Sylvia in 1985. They has become a national icon in marketing and selling in the residential real estate industry. In 2012, Toop&Toop won the REISA Marketing & Communications of the Year award, Small Agency of the Year (Stirling) and Property Manager of the Year, an impressive result in the agency's 28th year. Toop&Toop also won the National Small Agency of the Year (REI) for the Stirling office in 2011. 2009 saw Toop&Toop named the National Winner of Innovation, as well as National Winner of Community Service. In 2007, Toop&Toop also won National #1 Real Estate Agency of the Year (REI), and in 2005 were the only real estate agency to be initiated into the Family Business Association Hall of Fame as an iconic business in South Australia. Toop&Toop has won virtually every major state and national business award since 1993, and has now been Hall of Famed out of all major award categories. They have received recognition both nationally and internationally for achievements in business excellence. In 2011, Anthony was awarded the Sir Robert Torrens Award - which nationally recognises an individual who has made a significant contribution to and raised the standing of the profession (REI). October 2011 saw Anthony inducted into the REISA Hall of Fame for Community Service, having previously won the category three times prior to induction. Toop&Toop are currently in their 28th year of business, and still family owned until this day.
Anthony Toop
P: 08 8266 8887
M: 0418 824 188


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