Bill Cook and Philippe Batters are excited to announce that Williams Batters has joined the Woodards group. Building an incredible business and such solid reputations hasn’t been easy, but they have always done it together with a smile on their faces. There is now another smiling face joining them: Luke Piccolo, Director of the Woodards South Yarra office. Williams Batters has been serving the vibrant South Yarra community from the same building since 1878, and has always had the heart and soul of a boutique, relationship-based operation that offers the highest level of service to its clients – a tailored approach. This will continue as Bill and Philippe continue to stay on within the business, looking after their valued clients as they always have.

They are now able to also add the buying power of a network of 20-offices, and better implement the right technologies that are genuinely meaningful innovations. Modern tools are meeting a historic brand and an experienced, trusted team. You may see more activity near South Yarra Station, including an office renovation and a move up from the ground floor to levels one and two. This will mean more space for the team: in world where change is the only constant, the business evolves and grows.

This same team of local property experts will be able to enhance their offering to a market which Bill and Philippe have served for over 40 years. While there will be change as the Williams Batters and Woodards brands come together, what won’t change is the value of the long-term relationships and reputations that all involved have built. Both are known for their unmatched local knowledge, exceptional results and most of all, integrity. The combined Woodards and Williams Batters teams will now take these and all of the mutual benefits of the merger to their clients and the community with shared optimism.

The team also look forward to continuing their philanthropic efforts, as both organisations love to give back. After winning the 2021 REIA National Award for Community Service, the Woodards team are excited for additional volunteers and a wider network of donors, who will all have a huge impact on those that need it most. A portion of every transaction is donated to those experiencing homelessness, family violence and social isolation. There are already members of the team and clients putting their hands up to help.