Darren Hunter from Darren Hunter and Inspired Growth Training is based in Adelaide, South Australia. He is a national and international expert property management trainer and leading industry authority in property management fees and overcoming fee discounting.
Darren brings 15 years’ experience in the property management industry to his full time property management consultancy and training business. Prior to starting his business 12-years ago, Darren was the State (network) Property Manager with one of Australia’s most respected real estate brands – recruiting, training, implementing policies and procedures and managing 28 property managers in 18 regional offices over South Australia and the Northern Territory.
In 2006 he was responsible for writing the national property management policies and procedures for the third largest property management company in Australia.
As an accomplished speaker, Darren shares his expert knowledge and experience through seminars presented nationally and internationally. He presents topics including new business and fee justification scripts and dialogue; rent control and time management strategies; rent roll value and income maximisation; market fee updates, inspections, tenant selection, recruitment, and correct interview technique; plus, many more hot topic property management training sessions.
Darren’s recognition as a valued speaker has seen him present regularly at conference sessions for the Leading Property Managers of Australia (LPMA), the Leading Property Managers of New Zealand (LPMNZ), and the Real Estate Institutes for WA, SA, NT and NZ. Plus delivering conference and seminar sessions for a number of state and national based brands over 12 years.
Darren uses effective methods of engagement across social media, proven with his business Facebook page (facebook.com/darrenhuntercom) being the largest property management following (over 18,000 fans) in Australia and New Zealand, and the third largest globally. He achieves this by feeding his audience with regular tips, articles, expertise, industry discussion and of course, effective Facebook ads. The same positive engagement trend in social media is now also happening with Inspired Growth Training, growing to 4000 likes in 15 months.
Darren is regularly consulted for his social media knowledge, strategies, and experience.
Along with his Australian conference appearances, Darren is in-demand as a keynote and seminar speaker internationally, including:
- Florida Association of Residential Property Managers (FARPM) – Florida- 2009,2010.
- NARPM – Atlanta Chapter keynote speaker 2011, Texas Chapter San Antonio 2014, Houston and San Antonio 2015, Virginia chapter 2017, Florida state conference 2018, Virginia state conference 2019
- Geared for Growth – Nevada 2018
- Door Grow Summit – Missouri 2018
- Growth Masterclass Phoenix May 2019
Darren’s contribution to property management knowledge around the globe extends tonumerous articles in printed and online publications. These include:
- Residential Property Manager (AUS online)
- The Property Management Journal (AUS)
- The Residential Property Manager (AUS)
- Leased (AUS)
- PM2 (NZ)
- Florida Association of Residential Property Managers Magazine (USA)
- Canada Apartment Manager Magazine (Canada).