I asked David to help me sell my house. He took the brief seriously and set about to help me. At no stage did he make me feel I wasn't in control. He worked hard and made me feel I was making all the decisions.

He made a stressful time as easy as it could be and succeeded in achiving a good deal well above my expectations.

Mary Marshall (Vendor)


David was very professional and was readily available with whatever information was requested. All communication was timely and David took time to explain any issues.

His very friendly manner made the processes of purchase very easy. I would deal with David again if the opportunity arose.

Stuart Forsyth (Purchaser)


We found our new home through David’s advertisement on open2view. Throughout the process, David was very responsive but not pushy and the deal was made in a very professional way.

David was also helpful in advising us as this is the first house we bought in New Zealand and was new to the process here.

He also followed up with us after the sales and we are very happy with his service.

Joanne & Mike Tan (Purchasers)


The process was very easy. David has a good sense of humour, but re-mained professional at all times. Went out of his way to do open homes to suit us. Always available by phone/text to answer any of out questions.

We would not hesitate to recommend David and Taranaki Independent to oth-ers. We always felt as though our property sale was their number one priori-ty. We certainly got one on one help/advice at all times. Would definitely use them again!

Christine Gunn & Graeme Beer (Vendors)


We recently had the pleasure of dealing with David whilst purchasing a lifestyle block. We would like to thank David for the excellent service he provided us as buyers.

We first dealt with David with an earlier property which fell through and were very pleased when another property we were interested in and ended up purchasing was also listed with him.

On both occasions we were very impressed with David's professionalism and found his down-to-earth, friendly and helpful nature very easy to get along with. He also went the extra mile to ensure our expectations were met and that everything ran smoothly throughout the whole process.

We also appreciated the special touches which made us feel like valued clients and made an exciting time in our lives sparkle even more.

In our view David is by far the best real estate agent we have ever come across and would not hesitate to recommend him to others. Given the opportunity, we will certainly use his services again ourselves one day.

Till then, all the best in your business David - keep up the great work!

Louise & Stephen Hall (Purchasers)


We chose Taranaki Independent Real Estate Ltd. to sell our home of 12 years because they pride themselves in only representing a select few properties at a time. This allows for quality representation, service and marketing efforts to do the individual properties justice.

David Cruikshank’s professional, yet personable, approach to dealing with all parties involved is a great attribute to your company. His communication and follow-up are second-to-none.

It was a pleasure dealing with Taranaki Independent Real Estate and we do not hesitate recommending your services to others. Thanks once again.

Jolanda Foale (Vendor)


Thanks Taranaki Independent for enabling a prompt and hassle free sale for us. The marketing of our property was conducted very professionally and we were satisfied that the best result was achieved within a month of listing via the Tender process. We were kept well informed whenever buyers showed interest and we felt that we were involved in the sale and we were treated more like friends. We would thoroughly recommend Brian, Christine and the small friendly team at Taranaki Independent Real Estate Ltd. Thank you.

Jean and Maureen Gauvin (Vendors)


David was very approachable and easy to work with. Despite his busy life, he was able to work in with our schedule and time travel commitments which meant we could plan viewing times more easily. David got back to us quickly with answers to our questions. We would recommend David’s Real Estate services to anyone.

Teena Terrill & Andrew Jordan (Purchasers)


David is very professional and did a great job selling our house. He was very relatable and friendly, I felt we all got on very well and had a laugh even in stressful times. Very easily contactable, if not he returned our calls quickly and kept us in the loop regularly. My husband and I would gladly use David to sell our house again.

Elise Arbuckle (Vendor)


When you deal with Taranaki Independent Real Estate you get good old fashioned friendliness, honesty and service. No fancy CBD sales office – instead, you are welcomed into Christine and Brian’s home where they have set up office. Both were very easy to deal with and helped us throughout the whole purchase process, including assisting us with our due diligence on the property. Our new home was listed with many Agent’s but we are glad we dealt with Christine and Brian. Thank you for making our purchase such a wonderful experience. We know we will be very happy and will have many years of great memories in our new home. We would have no hesitation in recommending your business to anyone, be it for a purchase or a sale.

Dennis & Stacey Wade (Purchasers)


We have recently sold our much loved family home with David's help. In fact this is the second time we have engaged him, and we were even more impressed second time around. David's pleasant, personal approach, along with his integrity & genuineness played a large role in our successful outcome.

Above all, we felt he truly listened to all of our concerns and questions. Nothing was too much trouble. We have no hesitation in recommending David for real estate expertise. Thanks David!

Charlie & Pamela Cordery (Vendors)


I liked how David went 100% out of his way and was helpful with things that he didn't need to do. He made the selling process less stressful for me and made me feel relaxed - not like some agents. Compared to other agents you got the job done and were a hell of a lot better.

I would recommend your services because you are really great - I would refer you no sweat.

Nancy O'Connell (Vendor)


Reliable, professional & always kept us informed. We felt comfortable & confident with you. Thanks again David, we would most definitely recommend you in the future - you were easy to talk to, understood us as a client & were friendly & approachable.

David & Kirsty McLay (Vendors)


We liked how David gave an honest opinion when asked for professional advice but didn’t push his opinion (we felt in control of the selling process but supported by David as an expert). He reacted well to the market and lack of offers initially by tailoring the marketing campaign accordingly which then produced a lot of interested buyers.

We would recommend using David’s services as he was easy to relate to on a personal level, didn’t judge the property and was always positive - but realistic also.

Sue Scott & Robert Newbrook (Vendors)


We found David very polite and liked how he kept us fully informed whilst in negotiations. He was professional and managed to arrange our initial viewing quickly without upsetting the owners.

There was no pressure, good follow-up and he appeared to work with both sides of the transaction to keep all happy. Thank you.

Win & Garth Gadsby (Purchasers)


We would recommend David’s real estate services because he came up with some great ideas to sell that we didn’t think of ourselves, he went out of his way to get us a good price and he gave us confidence that we were dealing with a professional.

Benefits we received included a recommended marketing plan that worked well to attract two interested parties and we saved a lot of time and stress by dealing with somebody knowledgeable in the real estate market.

We liked his honesty, friendliness (without being over the top) and family values. 

John & Marilyn Coleman (Vendors)


The key things we liked most about dealing with David was he was very approachable, we were kept informed at every stage of the negotiating process and he was polite, professional and worked hard on their behalf.

We would recommend buying through David as we never felt pressured at any stage, we were confident that we were dealing with a real estate professional and he negotiated a deal that kept both parties happy.                                                                               

Dean & Rachael Rice (Purchasers)


Friendly & professional, honest & hardworking, we felt David did an excellent job with minimum fuss and no pressure or drawn out negotiations. A good result.     

Jo & Shelton Brimelow (Purchasers)


David was very pleasant & always helpful during the purchasing process. Unlike some real estate agents he was not pushy or overly persistent but was always willing to help & provide any assistance needed. Service was great & the house is going well. Thank you kindly.

Gemma Cowley (Purchaser)


Thank you David for your excellent, efficient and friendly service you gave us in selling our home. We have no hesitation in recommending your firm for we have sold our other properties over the past 5 years through your firm. Thank you. There is nothing that David could do better as he gave us 1st class service.

Graeme & Joan Richards (Vendors)


We thought David related to us well, communication was easy and we felt in the picture the whole time. You made the process of selling our home a good one.

Aaron Dodunski & Caryn Wetton (Vendors)

Christine Terrey

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Brian Murray

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David Cruikshank

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Peter Bevins

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