Darren Hutchins

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Our purpose is to create a place where we can facilitate people's growth.

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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Our values and purpose.

Our purpose is to create a place where we can facilitate our people's growth. Our values are:

Our colleagues are our broader family, assist when needed and when in need.

Respect our colleagues and our clients as you would like to be respected.

Unlock your full potential, encourage and support your colleagues.

Strive for excellence; be open-minded and willing to embrace change.

Work towards being well balanced within yourself.

The OBrien difference.

43 offices with 1 in Cairns in Qld.

275 in sales & 99 in property management.

Over 30,000 sales since founded in 2010.

Our average clearance rate in 2023 is 85.8%.

Homes is $935,049 and Units is $612,906.

Industry leading results, with an average of 28 days.

Industry benchmark results with 1% vacancy.

We manage and serve over 16,000 properties.

Across our network we speak 36 different Languages.

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