O’Brien Real Estate – Darren Hutchins

O’Brien Real Estate – Darren Hutchins


I’m Darrin Hutchins, Corporate Director of
O’Brien Real Estate. I grew up in a racing family, my father was a trainer, my
grandfather was a trainer and I had 13 years of racing Victoria. The beauty of
racing is it gave me such a good grounding of how to deal with different
levels of people. From there I felt Real Estate was a great opportunity to do
what I did on a day to day basis which was deal with multiple people. I
completed my Agents Rep at Chisholm, I then started at Noel Jones
and then I basically started prospecting, listing and selling. I decided to open my
own business a couple years in. I just felt that real estate was evolving and
as it was evolving it was time to look at doing something different. I met Darren who was at that stage when he was wanting to grow and expand his
own business and he needed the Real Estate license for that. I had an amazing experience doing my Certificate IV. I needed to at the time
get my license completed very quickly and it was a combination of recognition
of prior learning with my years of experience in real estate, distance and
classroom training. The teachers were fantastic and it was just a very
pleasant experience. Going from and agents rep to experienced salesperson, getting a Certificate IV and being able to open what was originally their second
office in their franchise group. They have now grown into multiple offices; he’s taken his business well and truly to the next level. The key to starting in real estate
is to get into an office where there groundings is right and you can learn.
We just wanted to build a place where people could come and facilitate their
growth and have a really good work environment where people were proud to
come to work. As an employer we’re always on the lookout for people that are
passionate about what they do. I love when people turn up that have put
themselves to the challenge of doing a Certificate IV in Property Services. A person that’s invested in a Cert IV has invested in their own growth We offer the Certificate IV in Property Services real estate where they’ll actually learn the practical skills of
what agents will do on a day to day basis Over the past probably six to
seven years I’ve actually referred a lot of people onto Chisholm and we’ve had a
lot of people come through the Agents Rep and the Certificate IV in Property Services. Real estate is a good career course, there’s lots of opportunities for people
of all ages these days. It’s an amazing career from Property Management through to administration through to reception through to, you know, owning a business.
Admittedly I had 13 years in racing and I love the racing industry but there was
nowhere to go where as Real Estate opens up so many so many spheres, it’s just such a diverse industry.

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