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New owner of Top Snap is committed to taking the company to new frontiers

Australian Franchise News – 21-10-14


Top Snap International Pty Ltd would like to announce the new ownership of the company as of October 1, 2014. Ralf Barschow is the new franchisor, owner and CEO of Top Snap®. Ralf has a big vision for the company and will bring on board new creative ideas and revitalized enthusiasm that will definitely take the company to the next level. The currently 29 franchised territories across Australia and New Zealand will be managed via the same company headquarters located in Neutral Bay, Sydney.

As technology evolves, top snap® is dedicated to evolve with it and stay ahead of it to ensure that their customers get the best innovative services. The company has processed over 900,000 images for over 80,000 property marketing campaigns to date using a proprietary, exclusive top snap® online software platform “PhotoGenie”, and are prepared to double their production and processing capacity.

“It gives me a great pleasure and incredible honor to have become the owner and an active part of this exciting company. From a small base and a mere concept in 2004 followed by a transition into a franchise business model in 2007 it has now become an established and a leading professional property photography franchise network across Australia and New Zealand.” – Ralf Barschow

Top Snap® offers a wide range of high quality professional property photography and marketing services to a large variety of clients which include real estate professionals, builders, architects, interior designers and property developers. The company has established a strong customer base over the past years and is now planning to expand provisions of its services using technology advancements and international expansion.

Ralf was born in Germany and holds a Bachelor Degree in International Trade and Commerce, Frankfurt – Germany and Henley –UK. He has over 30 years’ experience in management and has worked for international companies including Degussa, Ivoclar-Vivadent, Align Technology, Siemens, Somnomed and Nobel Biocare in places like Hong Kong, Singapore, Germany, Liechtenstein, USA, Switzerland and Australia.

About top snap®
Top Snap® is a leading international property photography franchise group. The company has professional photographers in major metropolitan areas in Australia and New Zealand. We are planning to expand our services to USA, Canada, Europe, Dubai and Asia. We offer high impact professionally-staged photography that facilitates successful property marketing campaigns, whether online, print or digital.

Besides high quality daylight, dusk, elevated and aerial photography, we can maximize the impact of all property campaigns with a professional suite of tools based on cutting edge technology which include 360 degree virtual tours, standard, coloured and/ or interactive floor plans, virtually furnished rooms, 3D artist impressions and copywriting.