Director & Licensed Estate Agent
Founder and co-director of O’Brien Real Estate, Darren Hutchins is passionate about real estate and is driven to establish O’Brien Real Estate as the number one franchise group in Victoria and beyond.
Darren has worked in real estate since 2003 and is inspired to see people grow and to provide a world-class working environment at O’Brien Real Estate.
As a co-director Darren shares the vision to grow while still incorporating family values, mutuality, realising potential, embracing change and the importance of nurturing health and energy.
Darren relishes the opportunity to share his vision and success with more than 300 individuals across the O’Brien Real Estate franchise, which has grown substantially over the past six years to dominate Melbourne’s southeast corridor.
He thrives on knowing that every day in real estate is different and brings ever-changing challenges and rewards. Darren also loves seeing the positive impact of exciting technological changes in the industry and how it enhances real estate transactions.
Growth of the business is high on Darren’s list of goals for the future, while remaining focused on the people that make it happen – staff and clients.
Darren loves dealing with people and believes it’s O’Brien Real Estate’s people-focused culture that sets them apart from its competitors.
He also believes the focus on training, embracing technology and the importance of family values have been key to success.
Darren enjoys traveling and fine dining and a spot of fishing and golf in his down time and values the importance of time away from work to unwind and recharge.
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Auction sales remain strong with 879 auctions scheduled in Victoria this week and with the results collected thus far a 75% clearance rate has been recorded. There has been a resurgence in Auction sales in the South East Suburbs within the municipalities of Cardinia, Casey, and Greater Dandenong. The team at OBrein Real Estate achieved an 82% success at auction this week with an average day on market of 26 days. A notable sale in Narre Warren North this week which required by request of the vendor formal registration of bidders prior to the auction. There were 16 registered bidders of which more than a dozen competed for the property with an eventual selling price of $1,970,000