Darren Hunter - of darrenhunter.com is a national and international property management trainer, speaker, consultant and authority on property management, specializing in fee maximization and profitability as well as time and stress management and property management productivity.
A consultant and trainer now for over 10 years, Darren has previously worked as 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 wrote the national property management policies and procedures for the third largest rent roll in Australia.
Darren presents seminars around the country ranging in topic from; new business and fee justification scripts and dialogue, rent control and time management strategies, rent roll value and income maximization, market fee updates, inspections, tenant selection, recruitment and correct interview technique plus many more 'hot topic' property management training sessions.
Darren's Facebook page also has the largest following (over 13,000 fans) of any real estate company or identity in Australia! Further, Darren has presented for the Real Estate Institutes in WA, SA, NT and TAS and has presented at the Leading Property Managers of Australia Forums (LPMA) from 2007 to 2016. Darren also was an invited speaker at Lee Woodward's 'The Complete Leader's Conference' in Darling Harbour - Sydney. In 2010, Darren was an invited speaker to the Real Estate Institute of Australia's (REIA) National Awards conference in Adelaide.
Internationally, Darren was an invited speaker at the New Zealand Residential Property Manager's Conference(NZRPM) in 2008 (Rotorua) and 2009 (Wellington), and the Professionals NZ Annual Conference in 2008 (Rotorua). Further, Darren also presented at the Leading Property Managers of New Zealand Forums (LPMNZ) in 2011 and 2012. Darren was also an invited speaker at the Florida Association of Residential Property Managers (FARPM) in Florida in 2009 and again in 2010.
Darren was also awarded the official title of 'PME- Property Management Expert'. Darren is one of only 30 people awarded this title, and represents one of only four people awarded this title outside of the United States (the three other people being fellow Australian and Property Management Experts Bob Walters and Tony and Anne Warren).
Darren was also the keynote speaker at the National Association of Residential Property Managers Conference (NARPM- Atlanta Chapter) in Atlanta Georgia, September 2011. He also presented for the NARPM Texas Chapter in San Antonio, Texas, in June 2014, speaking on time and stress management keys to property managers and business owners. Darren also returned to Texas and spoke to agents in San Antonio and Houston on fee maximisation strategies in November 2015.
Darren is a recognised expert nationally and internationally and has contributed various articles to printed and on-line publications including the 'Property Management Journal' (AUS), 'The Residential Property Manager' (AUS), 'Leased' (AUS) as well as 'PM2' (NZ), 'Florida Association of Residential Property Managers' Magazine (USA) and the 'Canada Apartment Manager' Magazine (Canada).
I don’t come from any academic background, I was a business owner in a regional town called Nowra which is on the South Coast of NSW in the Shoalhaven district just a few hours’ drive south of Sydney. I was a fruito for most of my life after I left school, one thing I keep telling people when coaching “There’s no emails in Fruit”, if a new coffee shop opened up, I had to call them or go and visit them to get the business.
Real estate has the same concept, it’s all about asking for the business and what experience you can give your clients. Real estate isn’t just about collecting rent and charging a fee, but about what services and product you can provide your clients, and how much money you can save them by using you or your services. I loved being an agent, and I now love showing others how they can too.
Deniz now Consults, Trains, Mentors and Key-Note presents to Agents across Australia, New Zealand and the United States, through the Inspired Growth Training Program with BDM Coach. “Training an agent to achieve the best possible outcome they can, is very exciting to me, and seeing them achieve their goals or win awards they never thought they could….Inspires me to be an even better Coach. My Goal is your Future, as I Inspire, I get Inspired”.
Finding out why agencies aren’t getting the numbers they want, isn’t just about getting more leads into their office, as most people think they just have to get more leads, the leads could be coming in, they may just need coaching on How to convert them…..”I enjoy doing assessments with an office, so we can find out what their blockage is. Sometimes they’re so close to getting it right, and it’s just a matter of tweaking a thing or two. Then it’s about continued consulting and mentoring them to become the best in their field.
Some of Deniz’s clients that he’s done consulting and presenting with is already an impressive line-up of clients that include the largest conferences in Australasia & Unites States: Realestate.com.au, The McGrath Group, Property Management Conference (Formally known as the Wealth Conference) PPM Group, First National PM Conference & State Regional training, Inspectrealestate Masterclass & Power On Seminars, LJ Hooker, Harcourts PM Conference, REIWA, REIV, REIQ, REISA through to the BDM Coach Two day Inspired Growth Conferences, as well as PM Grow Summit & NARPM chapter Key-Note presenting in the United States + many more. See the full list of upcoming and past speaking events here.
His focus is now growing other people’s rent rolls, and mentoring agents to become market leaders in their area.Shop Deniz's Products
A popular and dynamic speaker on the topics of property management, real estate, and business leadership; Marc helps people across the country improve their lives – by improving their business.
Marc is also the President of Grace Property Management & Real Estate, a team of 17 rockstars in Denver, COShop Marc's Products
Steve has been involved in real estate since 2002. He has owned and helped manage a 39 unit apartment complex. He still personally owns over 31 homes today along with his business partner Pete. Steve is an airline pilot based in Houston, TX for a major airline and fly’s mostly international routes on the Boeing 787 airplane. Because of his background in aviation and working for such a large company, his knowledge and experience in processes and systems has helped play a vital role in making Empire Industries what it is today.Shop MaxGrow Products
Pete has been involved in real estate since 2001. He has owned and managed a 39, 52 and 100 unit apartment complex. He still owns and manages the 52 unit apartment complex today. Pete is an IT specialist who understands the importance of system processes.
Pete used his knowledge from managing apartments to create the systems that Empire uses today to manage and operate single family homes. Pete is an endurance athlete who has completed marathons and two ironman events. Pete is married to his wife Felicia.Shop MaxGrow Products
Brad is the founder of RentWerx in San Antonio, Texas. In the last five years, RentWerx has grown to manage over 700 single family homes. Prior to starting a property management company, Brad served in the armed forces as an Army Infantry Officer before leaving the military as a Captain in 2002 to pursue his interests in Real Estate.
In 2003, Brad moved to San Antonio and earned his Real Estate License and began his career in sales. Since Brad launched Larsen Properties in 2011 then re-branded to RentWerx in 2017, it has turned it into one of the most profitable companies in the region.
With a resume that includes West Point graduate, Captain of the West Point Handball team (which, interestingly, is also referred to as “Borden Ball” around the world. Google it). We’re not sure which name came first, but we’re pretty sure Dave could tell you), US Army Chinook helicopter pilot and Co-founder, President & CEO of what is now the leading website in the country for advertising long term residential rentals.
As a resident funny-man (possibly self-proclaimed), his booming voice can be heard spreading the PMW gospel to anyone who’ll listen. And, frankly, even those who have no interest in property management. (Don’t they teach “Inside Voice” at America’s oldest military academy?)
But his high-decibel, funny ways become awfully serious when it comes to staying one step ahead for the good of our customers; because Dave has been there. As a second-generation property manager from Colorado Springs, CO, he knows the struggles that property managers go through and painstakingly dissects every step of their process to come up with ways to ease their burden.As former CEO & President of RentClicks (which went on to become Rentals.com), he strategically positioned their business to become NARPM’s first official partner and was awarded NARPM’s National Affiliate of the Year three times.
When he’s not devouring industry information at the kitchen table, you might find him bellying up to a plate of wings while watching his beloved (understatement) Broncos, flipping channels in search of a historical documentary, searching out a tennis match or preaching the ways of the world to his pre-teen sons, Andrew and Brady.Shop Dave's Products
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