We are the leaders in Real Estate Recruitment

We are the leaders in Real Estate Recruitment

We are the leaders in Real Estate Recruitment

We are the leaders in Real Estate Recruitment

Welcome to Oyster People Real Estate Recruitment

Oyster People have been in operation for over 8 years and specialise within the Commercial and Residential property space for Real Estate Recruitment. Our Real Estate recruitment team shape the industry by providing an unrivalled service to our clients and candidates. Our team is made up of a skilled group of consultants who have a mixture of industry and recruitment experience approaching 20 years, making us the true real estate recruitment specialists.


Ask anyone who knows me they’ll tell you I don’t dance around the truth. So many recruiters (and I’ve dealt with many) talk a lot, but ultimately much like agents are transactional and seem to have a disconnection from the wreckage the wrong recruit can leave in your business. I’ve had recruits given to me who were literally unlicensed when having been mislead by recruiters that they had sighted the license.

So spending huge money to incur huge business disruption. We gave up. We even had other firms not uphold replacements of staff due to “sorry the person who made that undertaking no longer works here”. Really.

Then there is Steve and Paige from Oyster.

The cynical part of me probably was a little hard on Steve, I wanted to see them put their money where their mouth was about retention and they accepted the challenge and then some. Steve and Paige scoured the market, in a space not their primary focus and found not just one but two superb, contrasting recruits.

What impressed me most was Steve was not just trying to ram a random recruit down our throats, he would tell us to steer clear of 4 in every 5 people short listed after doing some due diligence on them. This is invaluable.

It’s evident though how much Steve cares about his clients, the staff he employs and the outcome, to the point where you can tell how much it grates every fibre of his existence if he can’t get a hold of an A+ prospect.

Forget the rest, just start with the best (and save yourself upwards of $80,000 in wasted fees). Give Steve a call today.
We can confidently recommend the services of Oyster People and in particular Steve to other businesses looking for top quality professionals. I do say to any business, be clear with what you want and give direct instruction so that they can deliver on your requirements.

Tristan Rowland

Stone Aspley

My name is Ben Stockwell the Operations Manager for Ray White Investment Management Services Brisbane QLD. We as a business have been using Steve and his team for a number of years and with great success. Oyster People have actively sought and secured a number of professionals for our business that have gone on to be an integral part of our business and our philosophy.

Oyster People and in particular Steve listen to our requirements, understand our vision as a company and what we are looking for in a working professional before we even meet with a candidate. It is important to us that all prospective applicants understand our business model and the importance of customer service, loyalty, and hard work.

We can confidently recommend the services of Oyster People and in particular Steve to other businesses looking for top quality professionals. I do say to any business, be clear with what you want and give direct instruction so that they can deliver on your requirements.

Ben Stockwell

Operations Manager, Ray White IMS

Exceptional support from Paige, after my job was made redundant, I called her to see if she could help me find work. Within the first week I was sent for a job interview. She is very humble, professional and above most friendly, which is what is needed in this industry!! I have never come across a recruiter who calls, texts and emails daily to touch base and to see where everything is at!!

Def 5 plus stars for Paige… highly recommended!!

Bridget Mansour

Senior Property Manager (VIC)

I utilised Steve at Oyster people to find myself a new position. I emailed him my resume and he contacted me back within 30 minutes of receiving it. I was looking for a unique role and explained my requirements to Steve. That afternoon he had arranged an interview for me and I was offered the job on the spot. Steve had listened to my requirements and found me a perfect fit, the first time. I was very impressed with the service.

I am now a client of Oyster people and use them to recruit for our agency. I am pleased to report that the last 2 candidates we employed were referred from Oyster people and I couldn’t be happy with their calibre of skill. They are exactly what I was looking for and Steve delivered again.

I would have no hesitation recommending Steve and his team.

Tracey Haddow

Senior Property Manager

Recruitment can be a daunting process, particularly for a boutique independent agency that prides itself on its differentiation in the market place. But Steve at Oyster People understands that small business demands are very different and listening is one of his many strong points. The time he has taken to understand our business operations and needs, provide market insight and to tailor his candidate search accordingly has been impressive. Communication was constant and diligently responsive. Oyster People have worked harder for our business and demonstrated care to meet our needs and the needs of our new team member, setting the groundwork for a successful working relationship. He has raised the benchmark for recruiters in this industry and Oyster People represents the calibre of business we wish to partner with. We would highly recommend them to those looking for a fresh approach to real estate recruitment.
Annette Lattanzi

Operations Manager, Clark Realty

I made the move to the Gold Coast from New Zealand and was looking for a Property Management position.

I applied for a role through Oyster People, and within hours had a call from one of their representatives! I found them to be proactive, honest and really easy to communicate with. We chatted about what I was wanting out of a role and discussed not only the ideal role, but what kind of people I gel with, my goals, my family situation etc, it truly felt like they took the time to get to know me before putting me forward for a couple of available positions.

This meant they found a business which matched me, not only did it tick all my boxes, but they managed to position me in a role 2km from home!

Since being placed with LJHOOKER I have had the opportunity to interview other candidates who have gone through Oyster People, that literally match people with people.

I highly recommend them as they want the best result for the business and the candidate.

Three of my colleagues have all been placed by Oyster People.

Emma Cash

Senior Property Manager

I initially was introduced to Steve by receiving his newsletters via email advising of the potential candidates in our area looking for employment. Over the years, I had gone through the motions of advertising on Seek.com, in the local paper, Facebook property management member pages etc and I can honestly say that I have only ever found one staff member through these channels who is still employed by me today. The rest of it was basically a waste of time and brought me people who were the wrong fit for our agency.

Given that we are small independent boutique agency, the cost to source a valuable employee was always on our mind and this played a large part in us never using the services of an employment agency – until now…..

Stephen has been an absolute gem to deal with. He received a pro forma of the type of person that we were looking for and he started working on it immediately. Within approximately 24 hours, he had 2 candidates for us with more to follow but I am happy to say that candidate number 2 was the right choice for us. We are only 1 month into that employment but I couldn’t be happier, both with the choice of staff member and with Steve’s desire to get the job done quickly for us but with the right person. His continual follow up has won us over. Don’t change a thing that you are doing Steve!!! And, thank you.

Mareea Wilkinson

Principal / Licensee, Homes4u

Steve at Oyster People recruited me for a role this year when I wanted a career change. Steve took the time to get to actually know me and help me move into the direction I wanted. He then used his knowledge and connections and had multiple interviews set up for me. However, after my first interview, as I was driving away I had received a call from Steve checking in as he had already followed up with the company. He was more excited about this opportunity for me than myself. Steve looked after my career change from start to finish and I am now with an amazing company and building my career. Thank you, Steve and Oyster People.
Elise Masters

Property Manager

We have used Oyster People for many years now, for our Property Management recruitment throughout our 5 offices.

We have also found the work by Steve and Rik to be of high standard, and the qualification of applicants allows us to have confidence that we are not wasting our time with unnecessary interviews. We run a very large operation and do not have time to filter through resumes and applicants that do not meet our criteria. Oyster People only refer the top matches for what we are looking for, whether it be an administrator, Assistant PM, PM, Senior PM or Leasing Agent.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Oyster People.

Andrew Dixon

General Manager, Ray White Aspley Group

I received an email from Steve advising me of suitable roles within my area and a followed-up phone call. He explained what the role was and in what suburb – knowing this was important to me. My CV was sent to the client and an interview was organised through Steve. I received great feedback and was successful in securing the role!! I would not hesitate to recommend Oyster People as dealing with Steve was simple and straightforward.
Sandii Cook

Property Manager

I have dealt with many recruitment companies over the years and found the process to be extremely frustrating until I met Steve. He was eager to find us a suitable Property Manager and asked specific questions and then provided candidates that really fitted our brief. This ensured effective time management for me as I only interviewed 2 people and found a suitable candidate. He was professional, efficient and kept me updated with regular communication. Steve made the experience stress free, simple and enjoyable. He is our go to person for real estate recruitment moving forward and I would highly recommend him.
Satvir Nassar

Head of Property Management, Brisbane Real Estate

Oyster People have been nothing but a delight to work with. They are dedicated professionals that not only help you to find a job but also take the time to listen to what you are after and deliver. I have been impressed and will definitely recommend them to friends and families.
Elvire Mulowayi

Property Manager

I have always found Oyster People extremely helpful with the recruitment of Property Management staff. They take greater care putting forward quality applicants and I have 3 Property Managers via them who have enhanced my business. I would not hesitate in recommending Oyster People to other Real Estate agencies.
Danny Malone

Principal / Licensee, LJ Hooker Broadwater

We have been dealing with Steve to help recruit for our Property Management Assistant role. After letting Steve know our requirements he was quick to provide us with a fantastic candidate who has fit in well with our team. The whole process Steve was constantly in touch and at no point did we feel lost or forgotten. Thanks so much Steve, really appreciate it!
Jessie Hall

Department Manager, Ray White Wilston

Steve Inman was very attentive during our hiring process going above and beyond to ensure he was putting through suitable candidates and setting up interviews. I would not hesitate in recommending Steve or Oyster People to any other employer
Donna Goodall

Department Manager, John Reid Real Estate