With a firm grounding in sales Darren is an individual with great drive and determination who enjoys using his expertise in negotiation to achieve top prices for his vendors. 
Operating with a natural affinity for relationship building, Darren has a positive and energetic personality – providing a superior customer service experience at every opportunity.
A clear communicator, Darren operates with a solutions driven mindset, leaving no stone unturned. Meticulous in his approach, he establishes an instant rapport with his clients, leading to a meaningful selling experience.
In a business where reputation is everything, Darren is recognised for his honesty and integrity and the great relationships he has with his clients.


We are so happy with the recent sale of our house and not to mention that it didn't take long at all .Thankyou so much Darren for you help and would definitely recommend John cook Verified by RateMyAgent

Angelo & Anne-Marie

Darren is the agent you want when selling and buying property. Can’t do enough for you he also got above asking price on house and it sold at first open house. Darren will listen and try his best to meet your criteria, at all times Verified by RateMyAgent


Darren was extremely helpful and very easy to talk to. Verified by RateMyAgent

Peter & Lynda

Darren has helped us buy/sell several properties in Orange over the last 7 years. He has an excellent knowledge of the local market and has always been so helpful, available and supportive with all aspects buying or selling. We are very happy with the outcome of selling 5/2 Parker Place and thank Darren for all the time and effort he put into selling our property. Verified by RateMyAgent

Pat & Trish

At our first meeting it was very clear that Darren was very knowledgeable and knew what to do. He said he would do everything possible to get the best price he could for the property and he did. I was kept informed every step of the way. I would recommend Daren to all. Verified by RateMyAgent


When considering selling our investment property, we touched base with Darren McMillan at John Cook Real Estate. He was very knowledgeable of the current market and gave sound advice. Darren supported us every step of the way right up to the successful sale of our property. Darren was professional at all times and very patient when explaining processes. I felt very comfortable asking questions knowing I would obtain my answers in a timely manner. All responses were within the hour. My husband and I were very grateful for Darren's genuine support and enthusiasm. Verified by RateMyAgent

Christine & James

Very helpful regarding any questions and kept me well updated throughout the whole process. Verified by RateMyAgent


As first home buyers we were a little daunted by the whole prospect of buying a house. Darren, however, guided us through the process in a friendly professional and made himself freely available to answer all our questions (big and small). Thanks Darren Verified by RateMyAgent

Dane & Kelly

Darren went above an beyond to help us understand things an made everything run smoothly, he was very professional Verified by RateMyAgent

Christine & Ray

What can I say about Darren at John Cook Real Estate, well this is the second home that Darren has sold for us, and he hasn’t disappointed at all! Darren is focused on maintaining clear communication throughout the whole process, and is extremely knowledgeable with the real estate game in Orange! Nothing is a problem as Darren will go out of his way to ensure a trouble free sale for his clients! This experience has been so delightful and I really can’t thank Darren enough for all the support and understanding he has when selling a home! I highly recommend Darren if your looking for an agent. High class, thanks again ! Verified by RateMyAgent


Thanks Darren For the knowledge of the market, always on time for the communication. Sale was done - with top level of professionalism E.M Verified by RateMyAgent


I found Darren to be extremely professional in his approach ..has great knowledge of the Orange real estate market . It was a pleasure to work with him and his response time to any queries was excellent . All in all the process purchasing the property was totally pain free !! Would thoroughly recommend Darren to anyone looking to buy in Orange. Verified by RateMyAgent


I was renting my property out through another agent and Darren took care of everything for me. The whole process was so much faster and easier than I could have imagined. Received an offer which I accepted after only 3 days on the market. Verified by RateMyAgent


Darren made the purchasing of my first house a very pleasant experience. Darren was very knowledgeable of the local area surrounding these houses and was happy to discuss any concerns I may had during the process. Darren went above and beyond throughout the whole process. Verified by RateMyAgent


Darren was very professional, responsive and diligent in all his dealings in relation to the sale. He’s attention to detail, follow up and prompt response meant the transaction was a complete success! Verified by RateMyAgent


Darren and the team at John Cook were very easy and friendly to deal with, it made for a seamless transaction. Verified by RateMyAgent

Harry Cummins

Darren was friendly and approachable and keen to answer any of my questions. No request seemed to be an issue. Very pleased with my interactions with Darren during my purchase. Verified by RateMyAgent


Thank you John Cook Real Estate for selling our home. Darren put all the hard work into the sale and did a great job.

Alan & Lorna Moss

In our experience, we have found Darren and all at John Cook Real Estate excellent in providing us with effective communication, guidance and support throughout the whole process of selling our home. It was so much appreciated.

Bruce Langford-Smith

Answered all my questions in a timely and easy to understand manner. Knowledgeable about Orange and surrounding areas.

Kate Glover

John Cook Real Estate have been amazing in helping me buy a property. They have friendly and very helpful staff especially Darren who has worked with us every step of the way, thank you John Cook Real Estate for your wonderful service.

Simat Zegeer

Darren was excellent to deal with, flexible to view the property when it suited me and kept me well informed throughout the process of buying my first property. I would definitely deal with Darren and the team at John Cook Real Estate again in the future.

Jake Gillette

I have bought 3 properties through Darren in recent years and have always found him to be very knowledgeable, very accommodating, easy to deal with and not at all pushy (which I like), and why I go back when ready to buy the next investment property. Darren has always been helpful and makes buying property a pleasant experience. I have bought 4 in total through John Cook Real Estate and have several rented though the team and they are all very pleasant to deal with.

Stephen Adams

I found Darren to be an honest, reliable and friendly agent who had great knowledge of real estate around the region. Darren went out of his way to assist me through the entire buying process and answered any questions I had promptly. He was very professional in every way and I could not have been happier with the result Darren achieved for me. I would highly recommend him.

Zac Ahern

I wanted to send an enormous thank you to Darren and the team for doing an amazing job on the recent sale of my property. Darren was always so professional and showed enthusiasm and drive as well as being friendly and positive. He was recommended to me by another client and I'm so pleased he was. I had the upmost trust in Darren and I was never let down. He is an enormous asset to John Cook Real Estate and the real estate industry in general. Thank you Darren!!

Stephanie Teston

Chris and I just wanted to say thank you for your efforts in selling our house in Orange, the lovely flowers you sent and everything you did to help us out whilst we were living so far away.  As you know we struggled to get the house sold and after trying a couple of times with other agents you called us to say you felt you could sell it, and you did!.  This is our 3rd property sold by the team at John Cook and each time we have had a great result within a short timeframe.   We would have no hesitation in recommending the team at John Cook to anyone trying to sell or purchase a home and again, we thank you for your hard work and commitment to get the job done.

Chris & Debbie Lemmon

In our experience, we have found Darren and all at John Cook Real Estate excellent in providing us with effective communication, guidance and support throughout the whole process of selling our home. It was so much appreciated.

Bruce & Margaret Langford-Smith

On behalf of my family I would like to thank you for the professional and efficient manner in which the sale of my mother's property has handled.  The sale happened very quickly, but we were always kept well informed at all times.  Your guidance and advice were greatly appreciated.  Once again thank you very much.

Nanette Price

Darren, our friend Kylie delivered the keys and the bag of 'goodies' yesterday afternoon. It was a surprise to receive the bubbly and the thumb drive with the files and pictures. Thank you. We are very pleased that we've reached the end of the purchase process and can get on with enjoying the new house. We have been very impressed with your professional manner, your prompt and punctual attendance to all matters associated with the purchase of our house and the patience you have shown when we were experiencing changes with our financial arrangements. We got there in the end and we thank you for all you have done. 

Noel & Vicky Annett

Thank you for your involvement in the sale of our property in Orange which was at the high end of the market. We were impressed with your integrity and ethics regarding bringing prospective buyers to view our property and the way you kept us up to date with details regarding interested parties. We were impressed with the company's policy of 'no sale - no bill'. That gave us the confidence that you would try your utmost to find a buyer for us.

Carol & Leonard Hughes

Darren McMillen understands the Orange market and provided sound selling advice.  He swiftly responded to my queries, arranged for some minor repairs to the property to assist the sale, and worked assiduously to quickly achieve the best price for the property.  He also helped the purchaser by negotiating the inclusion of some chattels in the sale.  Darren McMillen’s professionalism, competence and, above all, the results he achieves, is why I am more than happy to recommend him as a selling agent for houses, units and land.

Peter Wythes

I will always be grateful to you because of your help and support during my sale. You did an excellent  job finding a buyer so quickly and you are so prompt to respond to my enquiries. It was great journey with John cook Real Estate, please convey my thanks to all of your team members. 

Safina Alam