Tony Abboud

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Tony Abboud

About Tony

Honesty and ethical practices form the core of Tony′s business dealings. These fundamental principles have enabled Tony to build trusted long-term relationships with clients. As a result, Tony has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in the property industry.

In 1980, having completed a B.A. degree in Economics and Accounting, Tony commenced his real estate career as a salesperson. He was made a partner of the real estate office in 1982 and became sole owner of the Snowden Parkes Group of Companies in 1985, at 27 years of age. Since this time, Tony has continued to build the Snowden Parkes Group into a diverse, highly successful group of companies.

Tony Abboud has spent the past 36 years building strong and profitable partnerships with developers, both large and small. In doing so, Tony has earned a reputation for generating outstanding results for his clients.

Tony′s competitive and disciplined approach has further boosted his reputation for success. His driven and professional approach has created outstanding results for his clients. You can trust that Tony will deliver on his promises, his integrity is guaranteed.

Indeed, the entire Snowden Parkes team has great respect for its clients and offers a highly personalised service. The team consists of experienced consultants who truly love what they do.

Tony has spent many years working with the Ryde, Parramatta, Hills Shire, Penrith, Fairfield and Hornsby Councils. He has also worked directly with various State Government departments both at staff and ministerial level.


The many advantages that Tony′s knowledge and experience brings to clients include:
• An understanding of the needs of individual land owners. He recognises what drives developers, especially their costings
• An in-depth knowledge of planning laws at Local and State Government level, and the various instruments available to all parties to achieve the best outcome.
• The ability to satisfy the stringent requirements of both employed staff and elected representatives at local and state level.
• Expertise in marketing properties.
• An ability to successfully conduct off-market transactions. Many of the best outcomes happen via an off-market transaction.
• The leadership skills required to generate the best outcomes for ‘clusters’ or groups of owners; those who come together to form a site with development potential.


Alongside growing the Snowden Parkes Group, Tony has also spent many years as an advocate for the business community at large. He has held various community appointments including:
• Chairperson of the Region North Business Forum,
• Past President of the Ryde Macquarie Park Chamber of Commerce,
• Past President and member of the Rotary Club of Ryde,
• Economic Development Advisory Committee member for Ryde City Council,
• Macquarie Park Forum member for Ryde City Council,
• Past Chairman of the Community Consultation Committee for the redevelopment of Top Ryde City Shopping Centre,
• Member of the Community Consultation Committee for the Redevelopment of the Ryde Civic Centre on behalf of Ryde City Council,
• Past member of the Civic Precinct Advisory Committee on behalf of Ryde City Council, and
• Justice of the Peace
I would just like to thank you so much for assisting me in achieving a very favourable sale price for my home.

Right from our initial meeting through to the completion of sale I was impressed by your level of expertise, attention to detail and excellent communication skills. You worked relentlessly to market the property just right finding the most appropriate prospective buyers for inspections. Not once did I feel left out of the process! I very much appreciated your regular feedback and reports.
Thank you also for going that extra mile.........making sure the house was warm, cushions were correctly placed and even disposing of wilted flowers!!....nothing was ever too much trouble for you!
I would certainly recommend you as the ideal real estate agent.

Wishing you all the best for your future listings.
- Mr & Mrs Ryan
Thank you for your professional approach to buying my first home. I would highly recommend you to my friends. Thank you for your patient and returning all my phone calls out of hours. Buying and moving is never easy, especially when you are a first home buyer, but it was made less stressful because of your assistance. Your local real estate knowledge and attention to detail was invaluable. You made everything go smooth for me and were always going out of your way to make sure I had all the information. You were not pushy to get the sale and always looked out for my best interest. You kept me in the loop every step of the way and kept me informed with every new piece of information you received, whether it was your responsibility or not. You patiently answered all my questions, were willing to accommodate my requests to view the property on a number of occasions.
Again, thank you so much for everything that you've done.
- Miss Emily H
Firstly, I like to thank Tony for all his efforts towards my purchase back in November 2009 B609 which is now back on Sale and its promised that is on target for resale with the help of the sales team.

I know that it must be a great loss for Snowden Parkes for Murray to leave. He was a true professional, but I do know the team will do an excellent job as well.

Secondly, I like to discuss my experience that I have encountered with the team on the sale of my mums property and the purchase of B912 they continuously kept me in the loop to pass on the progresses to my family they even came to my place to sign some paper work for the sale of mums property on this occasion the team even met my sister who was so happy with their honesty and professionalism and requested that they look out for a rental property around Ryde & Eastwood area.

So I can not thank enough of the Snowden Parkes Team including admin that showed us the progress of the Top Ryde City apartments last week.

I know lots of things are happening during this busy period for your team, but with the efforts they put in individual sales or purchases. This is a truly an exceptional efforts goes to you Tony to maintain a professional team.

Once again I have my hats off to you and your team.

I wish and hope everything works out in 2012 to all parties with immense satisfaction.

Please pass this on to your team thanking you from the bottom of my heart.
- Daniel M
We recently purchased in Denistone, for which the Snowden Parkes team was the sales consultant. From the very first phone call we made to enquire about the property, right up until the date of settlement some 10 weeks later, the Sales Team was a delight to deal with. They were professional and personable, honest and courteous, and always on call to answer any questions or concerns that arose along the way. We had been searching for a new home for over 8 months before we inspected this property, during this time we dealt with many different real estate agents. We can confidently say that the service we received from Snowden Parkes was second to none. We will gladly recommend the Snowden Parkes team to anyone we know who is thinking of selling their home.
- James & Raquel Tracy
In a flat market and in the face of rising interest rates, Tony and the Snowden Parkes sales team achieved a terrific sale price for our North Ryde home.
Tony and the Snowden Parkes sales team strong work ethic and commitment were evident from our first meeting and manifest in the negotiation of a great result.
- Anthony & Debbie Horan
Dear Tony and the Snowden Parkes team
We would like to extend our sincere thanks for facilitating a very professional sales campaign and achieving a wonderful result with the sale of our property in just six days!
We are delighted with the result and could not be happier with the way you and your team managed the entire process. You were all confident from the outset and you all certainly delivered on all accounts.
Snowden Parkes superior market knowledge was impressive and demonstrated a thorough understanding of the attributes of the suburb. We also appreciated the unique sales approach and overall campaign strategy, which we felt was integrous and well aligned to the manner we wished to proceed with the sale of our home. It was refreshing to come across a sales approach that truly placed the interests of the vendors first.
We also appreciated the personal attendance to every aspect of the sales campaign to ensure each element ran smoothly and involved us at each stage.
Selling our home has been a wonderful, stress-free and rewarding experience, thank you. As mentioned, we would be happy to wholeheartedly recommend your services to any of your potential clients.
All the very best for the future, we have no doubt that you will continue to experience abundant levels of success.
Warm regards
- Jennie & Leo
Tony and the Snowden Parkes sales team completely exceeded our expectations and sold our house for a figure significantly above the asking price in less than 2 weeks.

From our very first meeting the sales consultant was a pleasure to deal with and was at all times friendly, enthusiastic, professional and above all honest. We were greatly impressed by his knowledge of the market and his ability to attract genuine interest in our property. He was very thorough in explaining the sales process and genuinely listened to our needs and ideas. The marketing campaign was flawless from the marketing material to screening potential buyers and conducting private viewings. We always knew exactly what was happening with Snowden Parkes providing regular and informative updates.

Tony and his sales team provides an exceptional level of service and we could not have chosen a better real estate agent. I would have no hesitation in using Snowden Parkes again and would gladly recommend their services.
Yours Sincerely
- Rob Young
Dear Tony and the Snowden Parkes Team,

Your efforts and success in the handling of the Sale of our mothers property at 29 Belmore Street Ryde were nothing short of remarkable! your marketing, the generation of high buyer interest in a well located but unspectacular property needing considerable refurbishment, a selling period of less than two weeks and a price to exceed all expectations. This was all done I believe through a combination of your market insight, local knowledge, right strategy and the sensitive management of key stakeholders - the vendors and the potential buyers. Your constant communications and feedback were exemplary not to mention your resilience, tactical flair and persistence.

To handle three 70 year olds in the way that you did was also an achievement in itself. You demonstrated a maturity and professionalism beyond your years and established an early personal base with us. You made each of us feel comfortable and knowledgeable at all stages in the process. You impressed from our first meeting, instilled confidence and as a consequence, we did not pursue other agents. This confidence was rewarded with sales performance and a great result.

Should any potential user of your services require testimony on your real estate capabilities, please use us as a case study. Again, on behalf of myself and the family, congratulations and a big thank you.

Yours sincerely
- Graham Byrne
To whom it may concern,
Having the Snowden Parkes sales team as my property consultant I have found them to be thoroughly professional in the sale of my property. I believe that first impressions are vital in society today, especially when providing a service to the public. The Snowden Parkes sales team have proven they have the knowledgeable, are confident, articulate and are an experienced property consultant.
Having resided in the home for 41 years I had become very emotionally attached. Snowden Parkes approach, re-assurance and communication throughout the sale was integral in a stress free and a terrific result.
I would gladly and will be recommending Snowden Parkes for any real estate needs and I wish all of the team the best in their career.
Yours Sincerely
- Glen Anderson
I am writing to thank you for your great effort in selling my property in Bowden Street for a price which was very close to my expectations. The entire process was conducted quickly and efficiently. I will have no hesitation in recommending your services to anybody who is looking to sell their property.
- Doug Armstrong
Dear Tony, We have dealt with your business as a vendor and as a buyer. We have been very satisfied with the experience, on both sides of the transaction. On one occasion we dealt with you personally and on the other with Simon Saad, yet the quality of service was equally high, no matter which individual managed the transaction. The service was professional and efficient and you were prepared to go the extra mile. We would certainly engage you again if the opportunity arose.
- Robert Keavney
Selling your home is always an important and usually tense time and one which needs every decision in the process to go well to maximise return and minimise hassle.
We looked at Snowden Parkes because of their reputation of client care and great results. What we got was professional outfit that understood our need to get top dollar and the strain that selling our lovely home of 20 years generates.
Snowden Parkes certainly understood our needs. They assessed the property, gave us top advice on how to prepare and present our home, developed a tailored marketing strategy and with the team not only sold the house within one week but negotiated a sales price well above what we were asking. How fantastic is that!
All that is good but the real pleasure and benefit was Snowden Parkes understanding, care, enthusiasm and dedication to the job. They have great knowledge, yes but is modest and easy to deal with. Their services did not stop when pen was put to paper they kept in touch, facilitated communication with the new buyer and when they needed to visit someone from the team always accompanied them.
In short Snowden Parkes efforts before, during and after the sale was exemplary making the tough task of selling our home easy and extremely rewarding
- Peter & Elizabeth Bardos.
Dear Tony and the Snowden Parkes team,
We would like to thank you very much for your fantastic support and professional service in selling our two properties in only a few days both at record prices. We appreciate the way you kept us informed on the sales progress throughout. We were more than happy with the service given to us during the whole process of selling the properties and we could not have chosen a better agent. We would not hesitate to recommend you to our family and friends.
Sincerley
- Georgy & Elena Yurovskiy
Thanks so much ,you are a very good sales agent, my other agents had the property on the market for 3 months and it still did not sell,but you only needed 3 weeks. Many Thanks
Anny L
- Anny L
Dear Tony,
We wanted to thank you for your time and efforts in helping us secure our dream home /block of land in Putney.

As you know we had been looking for quite some time, and we felt your professionalism did stand out from the rest of the other agents we were dealing with.

You kept in touch with us regularly, updating us on each new property that came up. You took the time to find a house / block of land that matched our criteria. You did not waste our time on places that you knew would not suit our needs.

With this purchase you made the buying process quick and painless. It was straight forward. We have had some bad experiences in the past with previous agents, which were not pleasant. You made this purchase experience a happy one for us. Professional and still personal.

Thank you again for your help, we really appreciate your efforts

Alex and Samantha Dekker
- Alex & Samantha D
Yeen & I would like to thank you for the successful sale of our property and the good price you achieved for us.
Without marketing, advertising & signboard you managed to seal the deal promptly.
Your professionalism, honesty & hard work during the sale was very much appreciated.
We have no hesitation recommending you to anyone selling or buying into the property market.
- David & Yeen
We had a very tight time frame to work within to sell our house in Putney, and Tony and the Snowden Parkes team ensured it was met. This would not have happened without their work ethic and committed communication with legal representatives, executors and ourselves. Tony and the Snowden Parkes team are personable, respectful and we would not hesitate to recommend them to sell your property.
- Narelle & James
Tony and the Snowden Parkes sales team achieved and outstanding result for the sale of my property in Macquarie Park, in an unbelievably quick time. From the beginning, the team presented as friendly, trustworthy, personable and confident. They proved to be extremely professional, courteous, honest and conscientious throughout the process from start to finish. The entire team communicated clearly and personally attended to every aspect of the sale process. They clearly understand the market and the area, and I would not hesitate to recommend Tony and his team.
- Andrew Kuo
Tony and the team at Snowden Parkes were unbelievable in selling our Gladesville home.
The first nice surprise was that they showed a real interest in getting to know all of the features of our home in detail and the whole sales team through to brief them.
The team was very hands on from the beginning, taking us through the selling process, a process which is supposed to be one of the most stressful you can experience, but with his depth of experience and knowledge Snowden Parkes made it very easy.
Tony and the team showed a genuine respect to us and our situation and when he said he had contacts, he truly did. Not only was he able to sell our house in 4 days, but well over the asking price, which made the whole experience very pleasing for us to say the least!
We would not hesitate to recommend anyone to use the services of Tony and the team at Snowden Parkes, their level of professionalism and dedication is well worth any fees payable, we will use them on our next property transaction for sure.
- Brendan & Deborah Smith
Dear Snowden Parkes,
Thank you very much for the sale of our property on Badajoz Road, Ryde. The approach to the sales and negotiation process was excellent and I have no hesitation in recommending you to other people.
Specifically, I would commend you on the level of communication. From the start of the process to after, it was concluded you were clear, concise and professional. It was also appreciated that once you had finished the sale you remained in contact to ensure everything went smoothly.
Regards,
- Gray Thompson
Hi Snowden Parkes,
Thanks for your great work and your team on selling our house, you actually sold the house three times that must be a record. You kept in constant contact throughout the whole campaign so we were up to date with everything that was happening. .
Keep up the great work.
Cheers,
- Colin & Sonia
Dear Snowden Parkes,
Thank you very much for your efforts in selling our home in Putney for a great price. We felt very confident and comfortable with you throughout the sale and appreciated the regular buyer feedback and insight into the best strategy.
In less than 2 weeks you presented us with a number of signed contracts to consider. We have gladly recommended you to other sellers and will continue to do so.
Kind regards
- Stuart Smith
Dear Snowden Parkes,
Thank you very much for successfully selling our property at 10 Pellisier Road, Putney. The way you marketed the property and handle the potential buyers was remarkable. From our first meeting we were put at ease and felt very comfortable with you.
You kept in touch with us from day one to the completion of the sale which we appreciated very much, your input after the sale helping us look for other properties to buy was also very helpful and very kind of you. We have recommended you to people and will continue to do so.
You are certainly a credit to yourself and any company employing you is doing themselves a great service.
Warm regards,
- Ross & Deborah McInnes
Dear Snowden Parkes,
Thank you for all your help with selling our mothers home at 67 Church Street, Ryde. Your efforts and enthusiasm helped seal the deal for a great price and we are forever grateful.
Thanks again,
- Vrej & Lisa Jebian, Kevork & Vicki Beyle
Snowden Parkes... where do I begin; we cannot thank you enough for helping us sell our property in Ryde. You made the tranistion from our idea to reality so much easier as we felt very comfortable with you to represent our very much loved home on the property market. Your enthusiasm, dedication and honesty are unrivalled and we are thrilled with the result we got in only 12 days. You kept us informed and gave us advice when you knew we were stressed and we greatly appreciate the terrific effort you put into making us feel at ease at every stage of the selling process.
We have been telling everyone we know who you are and what you have done for us. We will continue to do so and hope that we can work with you again in the near future.
Congratulations on a job VERY well done!
Kindest Regards
- Natalie & Con Mitropoulos
Dear Tony and the Snowden Parkes team,
We would like to thank you for all your efforts, your professionalism, pleasant manner, dedicated assistance and for going beyond the call of duty to sell our mothers home. We felt comfortable choosing Snowden Parkes Real Estate , being a local real estate agent and having that local knowledge resulting in a sale within 3 days on the market, above the asking price and beyond our expectations. This reassured our confidence with the agency further and we have no hesitation to recommend you and Snowden Parkes to our family and friends.
Warm Regards
- Kevork & Vicky Beyleryan Vrej & Lisa Jeb
Dear Snowden Parkes,
I just wanted to take the time to thank you for the honest, professional and efficient sale of my house in Marsfield. From the first meeting when we reviewed the sale prices of comparable houses in the area and subsequently agreed on the targeted sale price of my property, I felt very comfortable with your approach and honesty. My thoughts were confirmed when my house was marketed and sold above our expectations only a couple of weeks later. Throughout the process I was always fully informed and knew that you were committed to getting the best outcome. Because of the manner in which you conduct your business, I found the whole process very easy as there was no unexpected changes to our original plan, no hidden 'marketing costs' and would gladly recommend you to our friends and family.
Regards
- Ben & Katrina
Dear Snowden Parkes,
We would like to thank you for your effort and professionalism demonstrated during the process of the sale of our home in Putney which was evident by setting a street record result. You were a pleasure to deal with and we would have no hesitation in recommending you for any real estate needs.
All the best.
- Max & Pat
Dear Snowden Parkes,
I write to thank you and to congratulate you for your great work in managing the recent sale of my Meadowbank property. I valued your professionalism in many respects - your advice prior to sale in relation to presentation of the property and timing of the sale; your judgement in relation to marketing strategy; your clean communication and regular feedback during the process. Most importantly, the property sold after just a few days on the market, at a price that exceeded my expectations and set a record for an apartment in this building. I happily commend your services to any prospective vendor, and will recommend you to my family and friends.
Sincere thanks
- Steve Dynan
The Snowden Parkes Sales Consultant acted as the real estate agent for the sale of our house. From our first meeting with Sales Consultant, we were impressed by his knowledge of the market and his friendly and honest style. The Sales Consultant made an accurate assessment of the property and the key features distinguished it from other properties in the area. He understood the types of buyers who would be interested in it, and was therefore able to target the right type of buyer with direct marketing and advertising. He gave what we felt was realistic and an honest estimate of the potential sale price, which we were able to achieve. The marketing resulted in a lot of interest in the property. The Sales Consultant screened potential buyers well, resulting in only serious buyers being taken through the property. Private viewings were conducted with minimal interruptions. In the first week the property was on the market we had a significant number of enquiries and viewings, handed out a number of contracts, and received a number of good genuine offers. Because of this, we believe we received the best price possible for the property. The Sales Consultant continually updated us throughout the entire process with information on potential buyers who had requested contracts or submitted offers, ensuring we were fully informed of the current situation, especially when critical decisions had to be made. The Snowden Parkes Sales Consultant is professional, relaxed, friendly and his outgoing personality makes him a pleasure to deal with. We would have no hesitation in recommending Snowden Parkes as a real estate agent.
- Dr. Anthony Preshaw
Dear Snowden Parkes,
Just a small gift to say thank you for all your help and support over the last few weeks. Your honesty and loyalty is much appreciated your a great credit to the company. Thanks a million and sorry for pestering you so much! Nb: You did tell us to call you if we needed anything.
All the best!
- Aaron & Mel
We are really pleased with the above- market sale price you achieved for our townhouse in Marsfield. It is particularly noteworthy, considering the tough conditions prevailing now. Thank you very much for your help. It has been a pleasant experience dealing with you right through the sales process. We will be pleased to recommend your services to our friends.
- Jayakumar T Nair
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