real estate career developers

Finding a new job or finding a new staff member can be time consuming and filled with uncertainty.

RECD assists with minimising the uncertainty and reducing the time you spend in your search.

We are actively engaged within the industry and carry with us 15 years of knowledge as a company.

Although temporary and permanent placements is what we do every day, it is the long term relationships that brings us the job satisfaction to keep us passionate about Real Estate and delivering results.


The core of our business, this involves researching, networking and identifying the right staff for our clients to ensure the outcome is a long term and mutually beneficial one.


We offer flexibility to clients and candidates with our team of temporary candidates. Temporary staffing can let you increase your workforce to accommodate an increased work load, cover a vacancy or let you test a role for suitability.


This exciting new chapter is coming soon. What will real estate businesses look like in 5 years +.  Register your interest and learn more.


A critical part of our role is keeping up with technology and trends. This is part of what we do every day. Utilising both traditional and social media to extend our reach to the active and passive markets.

The Team

Melissa Karatjas

Melissa Karatjas

I like to play practical jokes

Trish Payne

Trish Payne

I cook to relax

Kirsten Splatt

Kirsten Splatt

I said I loved wine to get a job

Kate Rowe

Kate Rowe

I sailed for Great Britain

Kerry Cecolini

Kerry Cecolini


Veronica Margary

Veronica Margary


Candidate Centre

What can we do for you?

  • You can expect to get a wealth of information and advice
  • We will listen to you and offer our professional opinion on the goals you have set for yourself and what you might need to consider to succeed. Be warned you might not always hear what you expect!
  • We are there to offer you support not just to find you a role. We are as passionate about the industry as you are!
  • We will be a champion for you. Selling your skills, assets and aspirations to our clients.
  • We understand… we have been in your shoes and have had the good fortune of working for a great business, boss or mentor. We have all made mistakes too.
  • We will have access to roles before they are advertised
  • We will always, where possible and authorised by the client, give you all the information on hand about a role before we send your details to our clients. We respect your privacy.
  • We can also offer you the flexibility of temping until you find your best possible match. A bit like dating but we do the introductions and the break ups!

What you can do?


We are people just like you. Be honest with us and we will work hard to find that perfect something for you.


Respect our time the way we respect yours. We know your day will throw up unexpected obstacles but please try and be on time & communicate clearly so we can do our best for you.


The drive and desire to be the best at whatever you choose. You spend too much time at work to not feel that fire in your belly.


We think what we do is pretty amazing and would love you to refer our services. Not just to your colleagues but remind the boss about us too.

Kate Rowe was amazing to deal with. She found me a job as a property manager so quickly. She listened to me and always kept me up to date through every step. Would highly recommend Kate any one looking for a job in real estate!


Melissa has been my "recruiter mum" ever since I joined the world of Real Estate.
She has guided me throughout my career. The contact between Melissa and I never just stopped after I was placed in a role. She has always stayed in contact with me to ask how things were going & making sure I was genuinely happy in the role.
Melissa suggested I look into sales. Something I was always scared to take the leap into. Without her pushing me, I wouldn't be where I am today.
Melissa believed in me & knew that my talent was being wasted in a leasing role. She genuinely cares about her clients & takes pride in placing the right person to the right position.
I have now known Melissa for close to 10 years & couldn't highly recommend her enough.
Thanks for changing my life for the better Mel & for being my "rock" throughout it all.


Kate was so lovely and easy going when I had my first interview with her. She made me feel comfortable and was very understanding at my situation. Kate has a very holsom and genuine personality, she is very dedicated and hard working. Most of my interviews were because of Kate and I wouldn't have got my fresh start in such a short time frame if it wasn't for her.


Kate is an absolute gem! She completely understands the industry! She is so easy to deal with! I would highly recommend her!
Thank you for all your hard work Kate!


I have been working with RECD for about 3 years and have had an excellent experience. The team at RECD has always found the right placement for me be it temporary or permanent assignments. I highly recommend Kerry Cecolini to anyone looking for temp roles. She has been fantastic with finding me assignment back to back. Trish at RECD ensures the candidate and client is the right match. I recommend RECD to anyone looking for a role in real estate industry


I met Kate when I was seeking a full time PM position. Kate genuinely listened and took on board the criteria that I was looking for in my new role. She worked diligently to find the perfect role for me and constantly kept me updated throughout the recruitment process. Her professional approach, bright and cheerful personality and calm demeanor made her an absolute pleasure to deal with. I highly recommend dealing with Kate Rowe at Real Estate Career Developers and will do so if needed in the future


Veronica Margary is definitely one of the star in RECD. She is very friendly, honest, reliable, have a good sense of humor and most importantly, she landed me a job very quickly. I have no hesitation in recommending RECD, especially Veronica to anyone who is seeking for a job or a reliable employee!


RECD provides exceptional customer service and assisted me in every step of the way during the recruitment process. The service was consistently amazing the entire way through. Kate and her manager Trish went above and beyond to secure me in the perfect role.


I would like to highly recommend Kate from RECD. When I first met with Kate, she took the time to be acquainted with myself, my work history and the skills I had to offer potential employers. Kate went above and beyond to help me secure the perfect role within the Real Estate Industry


A massive thank you to the team at RECD and a special mention to Candice. After meeting with her, she went above and beyond. Candice was very helpful and understanding, with her assistance she helped me find the right position. I highly recommend Candice and the RECD team. Thank you for all your hard work!


I would like to take this opportunity to thank Kate for being so patient in finding the right position for me. You were attentive to my needs and I felt comfortable from the day i walked in. You were with me every step of the way. I would highly recommend you to other people (which I already have)


Kirsten Splatt took my initial call and was so professional and calming that I immediately knew I was in good hands.

At my initial meeting with Kate Rowe, I was a little fragile after a really distressing experience at work. She took her time with me and saw through the doubts. Then guided me to my dream job and I can't wait to report back with nothing but success! Kate, you are a superstar. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.


Veronica was AMAZING - I was so unsure with what I wanted to do next with my real estate career unsure if I even wanted to be in real estate. Within a day I had a call saying that she had found the perfect role for myself. Within 3 days I had a contract signed and was ready to start a new year with a fantastic new job! Would never look back, if I didn't have Veronica's support and guidance who knows where I would be today. I am so happy and its all thanks to her!


The day i submitted my resume to recd within an hour i had a call from Kate wanting to meet with me and help me find the right role!
i felt so comfortable having an interview with Kate, its like i was sitting in a room with my closest friend we got along real well and could have a laugh
Within half an hour of me leaving Kates office i had an interview the next day! I was so wrapped the interview went so well that Kate had organised for me that i was offered the role that day!


Veronica can be easily described in one word "Legend".Most successful people have one common trait "Humbleness" and i believe she's got it.


Dealing with Kate was an absolute pleasure! Kate made sure to find me a suitable role through RECD and made sure that I would be happy! Throughout the time Kate ensured to keep me posted and would always remind me to be positive. I have been in my role for a number of months now and Kate has not let it go too long without touching base with me to make sure that i'm still happy. She is just a delight to deal with and understands your situation perfectly.


Kate was given my contact details and was right on the ball. she kept in constant contact with myself and made any transitioning amazing. i couldnt have asked for a better experience


Firstly, thank-you sincerely for all your hard work, prompt follow-up and for the assistance that you gave me whilst I was looking for work. I genuinely felt like I had someone on my side who was there to help me build my career, rather than just using my skills to put me in any job to get a commission. You made it so I was not alone in my search, and thoroughly considered all options to help me and my family. Your thoughtfulness and honesty has restored my faith in the recruitment industry and you are the best recruiter I have come across in 11 years of real estate.


Recruitment agency that actually gets you somewhere. Kate was very lovely and helpful I spoke with her over the phone whilst i was in between job . First time meeting Kate felt relaxed and comfrotable the job hunting was successful. I am happy to say I got the job!!! Forever grateful for Kate's help ! Thank you once again.


Thank you to you and your team for all your help.
Your professionalism and tenacity are unparalleled. You went above and beyond what was required in order to get things across the line. I am truly impressed, and will recommend you highly.


Kate interviewed me when I had absolutely no experience in Real Estate, simply because she appreciated my Cover Letter and my uniqueness. She made great suggestions and really got to know me and my strengths.
She seeks more than just experiences. She values work ethics and potentials in her candidates.
Kate is truly wonderful and a great recruitment agent.


Kerry Cecolini has been a pleasure to deal with. She found temp work for me right away. She was very professional and was always happy to help me. Thank you for everything!


The best recruiters out there! Have dealt with them twice over the last few years and they are fantastic! Every person i have dealt with has been great, they genuinely care. I met with Veronica Margary and she had many options for me straight away. She got me the perfect job within just a few days of meeting with her. She is professional, lovely and gets back to you straight away which is rare with recruiters. She is amazing and would recommend her to anyone!


Veronica was excellent. She was always helpful and made the process of finding a new job less stressful for me. I would highly recommend Veronica.


Kate is the best recruiter that I have ever met! She helped me secure my state manager role within days. I'm not an easy person to please and she went over and beyond! I received a lovely bunch of flowers from her on my first day of work!


I'd like to thank Veronica from everything she has done to help me find my new job! Veronica has been extremely supportive and professional and It was such a pleasure to work with her. I would definitely recommend her to anyone because she is the best recruitment consultant you will ever find!


I had the pleasure of meeting Kate recently when I was job hunting. I had an interview the day after meeting her and a new position as a result. Kate took the time to find out what it was that I wanted to do and matched me with positions she felt suitable. She was an absolute joy to work with, caring, positive and nothing was too much trouble. Thanks to you Kate, I now have a future to look forward to!


I would like to say a big thank you to Kate, as she has been proactive and easy to deal with. I would easily recommend RECD to someone else.


I would like to thank Candice Ayton for helping me get my foot in the door within the real estate industry. I am now loving my new job and its all to Candice for helping me find the perfect job for me! Thank you again 🙂


Kate was amazing to deal with. She made the whole process of applying for a job so easy and within a week, I had an interview and a job offer. Highly recommend!


I found that all the recruiters that I contacted when I moved to Melbourne, RECD was the most pro-active and the only one that kept in contact with me after I had a job.


Kate was fantastic helping me find a great job in brighton as an assistant property manager. She was very helpful and informative and even gave me some great tips for my interview. The job was a perfect fit for me and I couldn't be happier with the result. I would recommend Kate to anyone seeking new employment in the real estate industry.


I have recommended RECD to a colleague who will be looking for work in the near future. RECD have been a pleasure to deal with and really understand the needs of their clients.


Melissa and the team at RECD were extremely professional and quick to find temp work for me. The position they found resulted in a permanent job offer. They kept in touch with me and always responded promptly. I highly recommend them.


Client Centre

What we can offer you?

  • A complete overview of the candidates currently in the market as active job seekers and an insight into the passive market available.
  • We actively look for candidates using Seek, LinkedIn, social media, our database and our extensive referral network.
  • Information about the current market, availability and terms of employment.
  • When we present a resume to you we have the candidate’s permission and engagement in the role so we don’t waste your time.
  • We do the background research and can support your business with behavioural profiles and more in depth research to support your business human capital growth. This could include identify your assets and liabilities scientifically.
  • Many of our clients love the fact that we have all worked in real estate and understand the nature of the industry and the roles within an organisation.
  • We are purely focused on the Real Estate industry, we don’t recruit for any other sectors, our 100% focus stays in the industry we all love!
  • Once you are part of our RECD family we work hard for you! We respect your time and try to make informed recommendations.

Where to from here?

Job Brief

A good job brief, it can make or break how a candidate feels about your role and their suitability to join your organisation.


A good understanding of what sets you apart from your competition and what your staff say about the organisation. This is paramount to making a good long term placement.


Forward planning to assist us in helping you get a great placement with minimal stress. We understand that this isn’t always possible so we do offer a temporary support desk to help alleviate the pain!

Open Mind

An open mind and forward thinking approach to your recruitment strategy.

Current Hot Candidates

March 21, 2018

Newsworthy Candidates!

November 2, 2017


May 26, 2017


May 26, 2017

May the 4th be with these hot candidates!

Our people are the most important element of our business. We know that when we’re looking for great new people for our business, we can always rely on Melissa, Trish and their team at RECD.

SamJellis Craig

I have been using RECD for the past 4 years and have been extremely happy with this relationship and trust their advice in recruiting my staff. They understand our requirements and expectations and know our business and culture. Using RECD definitely saves me time and I appreciate the honesty that is provided to both clients and candidates. I would and do recommend RECD to anyone looking to employ or looking for a career in Real Estate.

PrueBrad Teal

I have been utilising the services of Melissa Karatjas and the RECD team for many years now and cannot recommend them more highly. Both Melissa and the team fully understands my business and my recruitment needs and are proactive when working with me to source the best members for my team.
RECD is my first point of call for all my recruitment needs.

LeahMetro Property Management

Thank you Melissa again for your ongoing assistance and support. Our professional relationship has gone back 7 or 8 years now and I would like to take this opportunity to let you know that you are far and away the best Real Estate recruitment agency that I have had the pleasure of dealing with.
Whether finding me a position, or finding me a suitable applicant for a position, you have always supplied the very best options available in the industry. Your advice has been sound, honest and completely reliable.
I appreciate your friendly help, advice and your impeccable candidates that you have provided over the years. I am a RECD fan for life!

NickLittle Real Estate

Over the past 7 years I have been fortunate enough to have Melissa and the team at RECD assist with my requirements both whilst searching for employment and also whilst I search for staff (full time and temps) since I’ve been running my own company. Over the years RECD have been able to put forward quality candidates that suited our requirements and also offer sound advice to assist with the transition. RECD have a great understanding of the Real Estate industry and the people most suited for the role.

Jacinta VearVear Property Management Pty Ltd

Real Estate Career Developers have been providing our agency with professional staff since their Company began it's operation.
We cannot speak highly enough of the management under the guidance of both Melissa and Trish.
Their honest approach and delivery have been faultless.
We highly recommend their services to any persons, either seeking employment or an Employee seeking a suitable candidate for the business.

Robyn Rech Professionals - Whiting & Co

I don’t like dealing with recruiters, in general, I find that they do not assist in the process of finding great people. That was until I met Kate Rowe from Real Estate Career Developers. The difference with Kate is the time and care. First off, when Kate and I started speaking she took the time to ask high-quality questions. To get to know our team, our business, our office and things that make us unique. The time taken meant that she know who we were and what a good fit for us really meant. She then takes the care to consider which candidates will benefit from joining our firm, as well what we will gain from having them with us. She has a considered opinion from a mature head, always focused on what will be best for both parties. This focused approach, combined with being a brilliant human being, makes Kate our go to person for all of our recruitment needs.

Sam Nokes Jellis Craig

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