Samantha Thorne

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Real Estate Writer and Head of Marketing at OpenAgent


Real estate, property market trends, interior design, property selling process. Adding value to a home, marketing


  • University of Wollongong
  • University of Sydney


  • Specialises in the property selling process, giving advice on agent selection and styling properties for sale.
  • Work and commentary appears in The Illawarra Mercury, Yellow (formerly known as Yellow Pages), Barry Plant and more.
  • Tertiary educated in both linguistics and publishing.

I’m passionate about cutting through buzzwords, jargon and noise to communicate real estate information clearly. I want readers to come away knowing what to do next and feel like someone out there understands and is in their corner.


Samantha is a professional writer and marketer whose work and commentary has been published in The Illawarra Mercury, hipages, Yellow Pages, Milray Park, The Dubs and more.   

She previously worked for hipages and Finder, where she wrote about an array of topics, including renovations, interior design, and finance. She also worked as a freelancer, working for the likes of Canva, GoGecko, Drive My Car and more. 

Samantha writes about a wide range of topics, but her interests are highly focused around real estate, design, marketing and tech. Outside of writing and working within the real estate / proptech industry, she is a keen property investor and proud owner of a Victorian terrace house in Sydney's inner-west. 

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