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Kelly Cameron

Director / Mortgage Broker, Fortitude Valley

"Everything is possible. If you don’t ask, you don’t get."

Kelly was 10 when her grandparents’ home was sold and her and her family (grandparents, parents, uncle, brother and sister) were forced to rent. Seeing her grandmother, a very stoic woman, upset at the kitchen sink, worrying about losing the house, a young Kelly made a decision to buy her grandmother another house when she got older. Seeing the distress that not having a family home had on her family, Kelly made it her business to help people buy houses, and to achieve financial security through real estate investing.

Though she followed the well-trodden path of obtaining a degree and graduate diplomas in business, she took up an opportunity to work in Seoul, in a merchant bank in South Korea straight out of university. Working in a country that was in the midst of a financial crisis was eye-opening, and rewarding, but her passion to work in finance and help people on a personal level led her to work back in Australia for one of the big four banks. After one year though, she left the bank, and commenced working as a mortgage broker, keen to build more personal relationships with her clients and to make a real difference to the way people related to their money. Kelly set her goal to retire at 30, and after not finding the answer from many “financial” experts, she realised that she was going to have to work out how to do it.

At the age of 30, in fact on her 30th birthday, Kelly sold her first mortgage broking business in Brisbane, which she built from scratch and then she moved to Sydney. She had the intention of retiring, but after only 6 weeks off, she started another business, ‘Get Real Finance’. After 2 years, she relocated the business back to Brisbane, and now services her interstate clients and her local clients.

Having found a “mentor” in John, a taxi driver, Kelly was keen to build her own financial security through real estate investing. At 25, Kelly purchased her first home, (the home her grandparents now live in), and she has been buying (and selling occasionally) real estate ever since. She has amassed a sizeable property portfolio and her clients benefit from the huge depth of her experience that she has in real estate purchases and real estate investing. Kelly has helped people from all walks of life, in areas such as saving to buy their first place (whether that has been a home, or an investment property), or just helping people pull their lives back together after something traumatic. Kelly is highly sought after, because of her technical skill in mortgage broking and deal structuring, and her negotiation skills. She is intensely passionate about her work as a mortgage broker, and she stays at the cutting edge of what is happening in the financial and property markets, which is of enormous benefit to her clients.

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Stephen Doherty

Mortgage Broker / Senior Loans Administrator, Fortitude Valley

"I love a challenge and the success of an application approval!"

Stephen started with the Get Real Finance team in March 2010. His career began with a major Bank, much of which was completed in regional and North Queensland areas. After 16 years he decided to move into the Mortgage Broking industry. Over the past 12 years Stephen has worked in key roles for businesses both large and small. These roles include mortgage broker, credit advice officer and loans processor.

Stephen’s primary role is to assist Kelly and other brokers with completion of loan applications and to manage each application daily from submission to settlement. His aim is to ensure each step of the process is dealt with promptly and efficiently.

Stephen has a wealth of experience in the credit process area and is known to many lenders in the industry for his honesty, dedication and loyalty. Stephen enjoys the processing of applications and communicating with lenders to achieve the desired results for clients. Stephen is married with 3 children and a lovely Grandson, they live in the Ipswich area in the home they purchased 15 yrs ago.



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Matthew Thompson

Mortgage Broker, Fortitude Valley

“Your dreams for tomorrow, can be your reality today.”

Matthew started with the Get Real Finance team in May 2013. In May 2009 he graduated from Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Business degree with a double major in accountancy and banking and finance. Matthew is currently completing his studies to become Certified Practising Accountant and hopes to complete this in 2016. Matthew had been working in the field of Insolvency for nearly 3 years from 2010 to 2013 and he has a wealth of experience with both personal and corporate insolvency appointments.

Matthew first met Kelly, through his former employer at their annual seminar. Matthew met Kelly again in March 2013 to discuss finance for a construction loan. He was so inspired by Kelly's advice and wisdom that he changed his career from an insolvency accountant to become a Mortgage Broker. Matthew has completed his studies to become a Mortgage Broker and will continue to develop his skills under the guidance and mentorship of Kelly and Steve. Matthew has never looked back since becoming a Mortgage Broker and he enjoys the opportunity to help make clients dreams come true.

Matthew enjoyed the whole process of building his first home in 2013. Matthew will continue to look at building his investment portfolio in the future. Matthew hopes that through his experiences he can help others achieve their dreams too.

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Rebecca Hetherington

Operations Manager, Fortitude Valley

Rebecca joined the Get Real Finance team in April 2018. She has 10 years’ experience in customer service and 7 years’ experience in accounting and human resources. Rebecca has stepped up into her role at Get Real Finance after managing her and her husband’s business for the past 7 years. She is thoroughly enjoying the challenge and the opportunity to work with such an experienced team.

Rebecca primarily oversees office administration and organisation, ensuring the office runs smoothly and cohesively. She offers support to all other members in the team and is the link between clients and brokers.
Rebecca lives in Brisbane with her husband and 2 young children. Enjoys a game of netball and relaxing with a wine on the weekend.











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Sheralee Mitchell

Loans Processor, Fortitude Valley

Sheralee joined the Get Real Finance team in March 2014. She originates from New Zealand where she has worked with a major bank for 10 years as a Banking Representative. She moved to Australia in 2008 where she worked as a Loans Processor for 6 years on the lovely Sunshine Coast.

Sheralee’s main role is to work with Kelly and the other Mortgage Broking and Loans Processing team to ensure that Loan applications are processed in a timely efficient manner.

Sheralee has one older daughter who still lives in New Zealand and she enjoys all the time she gets to spend with her. Her other interests include spending time relaxing at a beach, walking & general quality down time spent with friends & family.







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Monica Inman

Office Administrator, Fortitude Valley

“Every accomplishment starts with a decision to try”

Monica started with Get Real Finance in November 2013. Monica manages our reception area, and she manages a lot of communication between our office, clients and external parties. She has nearly ten years' experience in customer service and is loved by our staff and our clients alike for her warmth and friendliness and integrity.

Monica hails from Moree in NSW and moved to Brisbane with her now husband in 2013. Her ultimate dream would be to start a family, and channel her inner creativity and calligraphy skills some more. In her spare time she enjoys cooking and spending time with her family.








Sean ODonoghue

Sean O’Donoghue

Broker Residential, Commercial and Equipment Finance – Fortitude Valley

“With the right people and processes on your side you can achieve your goals and dreams”

Sean started with the Get Real Finance team in April 2016. His career spans over 30 years of banking and finance during this time he has worked with two major banks and one regional bank. He has a wealth of knowledge in Business Banking, Equipment Finance, Owner Occupied and Investment Home Loan lending. He has also gained valuable business experience as a Financial Controller for a large mining services company and self-employed building relational database IT systems.

Sean realised that being with one bank/lender, he may not always be able to offer his clients the solutions that they need and was introduced to Kelly by his Accountant. He is very excited to have entered the Mortgage Broking industry as he now has many more options for his clients that have followed him from bank to bank. He enjoys working through solutions for his clients and assisting them build their wealth.

His business banking experience includes Business and Property Finance, International Trade Facilities and Finance, Franchise Lending, Stock and Debtor Finance, Equipment Finance, Home and Investment Home Loan Finance.

As a Financial Controller he built processing and reporting systems and understands the day to day processes and challenges that businesses face. He has worked in various locations in Brisbane, Childers, Charleville, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Blackwater and Toowoomba.

In his leisure time Sean enjoys Camping, 4WD along our great beaches and Islands, Kayaking, Sailing, Bike Riding and spending time with family and friends.

Louise Doherty

Louise Doherty

Office Administrator, Fortitude Valley

“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations”

Louise Started with Get Real Finance in August 2017. Louise’s main role is to assist all office staff including mortgage Brokers, Loan Processors and administration staff with all that they may need. Her aim is to ensure that all Clients are well looked after from the beginning to the end of their dealings with Get Real Finance ensuring they have a positive experience. She is the first point of contact for the business and her lovely nature makes everyone feel welcome.

Louise lives in Western Brisbane with her 2 dogs. In her free time Louise loves spending time with her family. Her life goal is to live each day to the fullest by completing her bucket list of adrenaline filled sports, travelling the world and being able to help all children and families in need.