Our People

Sam Rettke

Co-Founder, Managing Director

Sam Rettke is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Near Me – As managing director of Near Me Real Estate Sam’s primary focus is maintaining a fantastic internal culture for our people which ensures when it comes to our clients experience that we are always exceeding their expectations and delivering an outstanding experience. With over 10 years’ experience in all facets of the property industry Sam understands that they key to success for any business is relationships and delivering on what you say you will above all else.

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Shammi Jose

Licensed Real Estate Agent

‘Keep it simple when buying and selling real estate’...that has been Shammi’s real estate philosophy for the past 13 years. Having sold suburban residential projects to upmarket city apartments, individual listings to multi-million dollar development sites - he has always maintained a high level of professionalism and integrity throughout his dealings. It is his friendly nature and enthusiasm in real estate that keeps his clients coming back for more. His past employers include CBRE where he sold upmarket city apartments for clients such as Finbar and Diploma, and later at Nicheliving selling affordable off the plan projects and established housing throughout Perth. Shammi intends to offer his wealth of knowledge and experience in project marketing to all upcoming developers and assist all vendors with their selling needs.

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Steve Macfarlane

Co-Founder, Techinical and Marketing Director

Steve Macfarlane is the Co-Founder and Technical & Marketing Director of Near Me. Steve's primary focus is on the technology developed by Near Me that makes life easier for our agents internally as well as creating better customer experiences for both vendors and buyers. Steve drives our ethos that technology is critical for creating more listing opportunities for our agents through AI marketing as well as making real estate transactions smoother and faster for every party involved

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Shaun Whiting

Operations Manager

Shaun Whiting is the Operations Manager of Near me. Shauns primary focus is supporting the core business creating systems and procedures that provide a consistent framework from which the business operates.

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Heidi Blake

Real Estate Agent / Administration Assistant

Heidi realised her passion for real estate when she bought her first property in 1998. Her love for all things real estate was instant, from renovating and decorating, to designing and building her first home in 2004, to buying and selling. She has since worked in all aspects of real estate from being a sales administrative co-ordinator, to assisting in property management, to being a personal sales associate to the top selling agent in Mount Lawley at that time, where she sold the most expensive home to date in that suburb for $5.2Million.

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Trent Caldwell

Social Media Manager

Trent Caldwell is the Social Media Manager of Near Me. With 7+ years of experience as a community service worker and marketer, Trent's primary role is managing online social platforms. He is also a half-blind portrait artist, so passionately waves all skills together to deliver value and the best customer experience possible.

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