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Our Team

Jody Hams

Jody Hams

Realtywriters’ founder and director, Jody used her extensive background in writing and marketing to bring together a team of professionals who would take real estate marketing to a new level. Developing a reputation and level of service that remains the industry benchmark, her philosophy is to work hand-in-glove with agents to achieve the best possible sales result and explore new and effective marketing methods. A long-time peninsula resident and mother of two, Jody’s effervescent personality and qualifications as a news reporter and real estate editor over a 15 year newspaper career give her an intimate understanding of marketing opportunities in local, national and international media.

Les Hams

Les Hams

Co-founder of Realtywriters, Les not only brings experience to the team as a news reporter and award-winning news editor of 20 years, but also his passion for photography and the unique art of image editing. The team’s quality control manager and trainer, Les has an eye for perfection, while his newspaper background provides a unique understanding of marketing concepts. With a rare combination of skills in photography, imaging technology and as a professional writer, Les also specialises in aerial and elevated photography.

Dianne Murphy

Dianne Murphy

Office Manager
Realtywriters office manager, Dianne has a wealth of experience in the real estate industry working in real estate agencies and holds a current real estate agents license. A peninsula resident and mother heavily involved in schools, sporting organisations and the local business world, Dianne’s people skills and business sense delivers harmony to our busy team and invaluable assistance to our clients.

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Bree DeRoche

Copywriter
An extraordinarily creative wordsmith, Bree DeRoche is a member of Realtywriters journalistic team with a wide background in professional writing, editing and proof-reading that spans more than 20 years. With a degree in Professional Writing & Editing and a postgraduate Diploma in Creative Writing from Melbourne University, Bree has edited more than a hundred books and dozens of magazines, has written copy for countless websites, advertisements and real estate listings for a broad range of clients. A Frankston South resident and mother of two, Bree’s highly developed skills quickly identify a property’s best marketing elements to prepare a campaign that brings buyers flocking.

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Nathan Carr

Floorplanner/CASA certified Drone Operator
A senior draftsman with a love for real estate, Nathan’s infectious personality makes a great addition to any real estate agent’s resource portfolio. A long-time peninsula resident with experience working in the local shire council planning department, Nathan represents every property to exacting standards noting every inclusion and marketing feature as well as measurements to help home buyers make their final decision. Now with CASA qualifications to operate a remote controlled drone for stills and video, Nathan’s services completes the perfect sale campaign.

Nigel Samson

Floorplanner
Educated in London and Dublin with a Diploma in Architecture, Nigel brings european style and excellence to home marketing in Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula. With experience as a designer and illustrator with several Sydney firms, at an international real estate marketing company and more recently as a co-owner of Mt Eliza business, Nigel has extensive knowledge and experience that adds an immeasurable advantage to any real estate advertising campaign.

Jill Mitchell

Photographer
A long time newspaper photojournalist and advertising photographer, Jill has transferred her skills to showcasing homes in their best light. With extensive knowledge of the real estate industry and local knowledge few can boast, Jill’s extensive career has included photographic publicity work with Channels 7 and 9 and as an award winning newspaper photographer shooting everything from news events to real estate feature properties across the peninsula that put her work in front of thousands of readers each week.

Darren Murray

Photographer/Videographer
A highly skilled photographer Darren has an accomplished career spanning 20 years as a videographer and film producer who previously owned a successful film production company abroad. Now based on the Mornington Peninsula, Darren is equipped with the latest filming technology that brings wonderful life and animation to real estate promotions though video tours as well as shooting drone video footage. Darren also specializes in dusk photography.

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Tom Blanche

Photographer/image retoucher
Enjoying early recognition as a repeat finalist in a renowned Australian photography competition and having his work displayed in numerous exhibitions, Tom Blanche has an insatiable thirst for knowledge in all facets of photography, from equipment to composition and new discoveries in image enhancement and technology. A Mornington resident, Tom has a strong interest in the local real estate industry and an eye on excellence in marketing properties at their finest. Well travelled, Tom also enjoys landscape and lifestyle photography and indulges in his love for vintage cars and their restoration.

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John Freeman

Photographer/image retoucher
Having already achieved acclaim with his spectacular award-winning landscape and beachscape photography, John Freeman joined Realtywriters to build on his love for architectural photography and the art of clever real estate marketing. A long-time peninsula residence whose photography has won multiple awards and been splashed across numerous magazine covers as well as in Canon marketing, John has a keen eye for detail, while his quest to constantly explore fresh new ideas and the latest photography styles shows his impressive enthusiasm. When he’s not shooting real estate, John indulges in photographing marine life and other underwater photography.