What our clients think about us

Client Feedback

Over the last 4+ years we have loved servicing the real estate sector for recruitment. Here is some of the feedback from our clients

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

Steve at Oyster People – well what can I say. He epitomises everything you want in a recruiter and more. Great listener, great negotiator, honest and knowledgeable in his field of specialty. Where other recruiters seek to just fill a role he truly understands the power of presenting the creme de la creme of applicants even if they are worth waiting for. We secured a wonderful candidate for our growth expansion into the QLD market and working with Steve was a pleasure at all times

Leigh Patrick

Operations Manager, Different Real Estate

Steve at Oyster People has done a great job finding staff for us. He is very professional and is a pleasure to do business with. All the staff he has referred to us have been fantastic. I would recommend Steve to any business looking for employees.

Yunie Omar

CEO, Ray White Rochedale, Logan City & Beenleigh

I Would like to say thank you to Oyster People for assisting us in finding a fantastic new team member.

Our agency has had a great experience and we are very glad our agency decided to work with Oyster People.

Cassandra Tasilda

Department Head, Logan City Real Estate

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

Ray White Aspley Group, Operations 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

My name is Ben Stockwell the Operations Manager for Ray White Investment Management Services Brisbane QLD. We as a business have been using Stephen 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 Stephen 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 Stephen 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

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, LJ Hooker Broadwater

It has been an absolute pleasure working with Steve at Oyster People. He truly cares about helping the high turn over of staff in our industry and he took the time to really get to know my business. His knowledge of Property Management was exceptional, he knows all of our lingo and fully understands the industry. I have no hesitations in recommending Oyster People!

Licensee, Major Franchise Agency

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

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.

Tracy Haddow

Team Leader, Ray White IMS

As a medium/ small business operation, we were very impressed with the professionalism and dedication of Steve & Oyster People in helping us find our new property manager.

Steve went above and beyond to ensure that we placed the right candidate in the role for our office. We have now found an individual who has adapted to our office perfectly.

Stevens pre and post follow up were also exceptional, which are always appreciated and well received in today’s business environment.

I could not recommend Steve highly enough to assist in finding a new team member.

Vince Ferraro

Managing Director, Primo Property

I have dealt with many recruitment companies over the years and found the process to be extremely frustrating until I met Stephen. He was eager to find a suitable person so asked specific questions and then provided candidates that really fit my 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. Stephen made the experience stress free, simple and enjoyable. He is our go to person moving forward and I would highly recommend him.
Satvir Nassar

Department Head, Brisbane Real Estate

I have always found Oyster People to be extremely fast but thorough, my agency was in turmoil with lost managements due to high staff turnover. And I was in need of a quick fix. Not only did Oyster People act fast but they also gave advice on areas I could improve. I couldn’t recommend Oyster People highly enough.

Managing Director, Boutique Agency

I initially was introduced to Stephen 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, in the local paper, Facebook property management member pages and the like 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 Stephen’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 Stephen!!! And, thank you.

Mareea Wilkinson

Licensee/Director, Homes4U

We have used Oyster People twice now to find us staff for our property management team and in both circumstances, they have found us great people who have fitted in and are able to do what they said they could do. Our first recruit is with us for nearly 3 years now and this second recruit needed very little on-board training and has fitted well with the team and has a great can do attitude. As a small business the cost saving is there for us as we continue to grow the business with little downtime.
Quy Early

Principal, Q Realty

Thank you Stephen for your assist & professionalism in securing a placement for a position we had advertised. After speaking with Stephen & informing him of our requirements, an applicant was put forward. The applicant was successful & employment offer was confirmed the next day. The process was seamless & stress free.
Samara Bowman

Principal, Ray White Mount Gravatt

As Principal of a medium sized agency I have engaged the services of Oyster People Recruitment on two occasions and have found the calibre of both the company and the applicants to be of a high standard and well-resourced in line with the expectations of the position. I would not hesitate to recommend Steve and the team for any property management related staffing requirements.
Noel Thompson

Principal, First National Browns Plains

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

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

Jasmine from Oyster people was proactive from the outset keeping us abreast of candidates that may have been suitable to our business by way of proximity of residence and relevant industry experience even when we when were not in need of staff which was fantastic to know we were always on her radar. She knows and understands the industry herself which reassured us that she understood our business needs. During the time we spent searching and interviewing to find a suitable candidate, Jasmine kept us thoroughly up to date and informed, communicating regularly and I felt confident throughout the entire process. Coming from an industry (Real estate) that can be difficult to find suitable staff, especially as a small business, Jasmine was able to deliver. We highly recommend Jasmine and Oyster People for such efficiency and professionalism with such a friendly and likeable manner.

Jasmina Vernon

Principal, Vernon Partners Real Estate

Jasmine was an absolute pleasure to deal with. Very proactive, honest, genuine with a real passion for trying to find the perfect candidate for our company. No question or issue was any trouble to Jasmine at all and her work ethic is beyond excellent. Jasmine really goes the extra mile with conversations about candidates often after work hours as this was suitable for me and was no issue for her whatsoever. A non-pushy recruiter who is not about just feeding you potential candidates without screening them but only sending the candidates with attributes that you are looking for saving everyone a lot of time. An extremely caring, polite and friendly professional that I found to offer a service that goes way beyond any other recruiter I have dealt with. I would definitely use Jasmine again for any employment needs.

Michael Michos

Managing Director, RRE Properties Sydney

Jasmine was a please to deal with. I initially hesitated using a recruitment agency but Jasmine made the whole process very easy. She followed me up all the time and let me know what was happening. Best of all she didn’t waste my time with candidates. They all met my requirements.

Stuart Rodriguez

Managing Director , Fringe Commercial Sydney

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