Licensee Salesperson, Ray White Takanini
Real Estate Salesperson
Samoa - Sue Douglas Property Services Ltd MREINZ Licensed Agent (REAA 2008)
M: +685 7600 320. T: +685 22600
Failo Crichton has that likeable, easy going type of personality that makes talking to him a breeze, it’s a valuable asset in a world where good communication is the key to success.
His laid back style doesn’t extend to his work ethic however, and he has a history of accomplishments and drive to prove it. Upon moving to New Zealand in 1991, he initially worked in a factory, which led him to the realisation that he wanted to set the bar higher. Attending Wellington Polytechnic, he attained a Diploma of Business, and set off across the ditch. Whilst in Brisbane, he commenced his Bachelor of Commerce, and worked as a professional accountant for more than 10 years. His entrepreneurial spirit began to show during this time with a number of small businesses. Notably, he also started his own construction company, which turned over more than $1m in each of the first two years of operation.
His first exposure to real estate was in 2005, when he purchased his first property, but his true interest in real estate didn’t emerge until 2010. It was triggered through his role as manager and advisor for an accounting firm specialising in building wealth through residential investment properties. “It was then I fell in love with property, I could see a better way.” Sitting his real estate license papers in Australia, he worked within the industry for a year before returning home to New Zealand, to join the flourishing team at Ray White Takanini in July 2014.
It took Failo just twelve short months to reach Premier Status, and was in fact, only a hair’s breadth away from Elite, though he says it’s not his achievements, but that of others, which really drives him. “As a team, we move towards a goal bigger than our own.” A great team player, he considers himself a “solutions guy” and prides himself on leading by example, professionalism, and integrity. Now, starting up the Samoa Branch is his next exciting adventure.
Outside work hours, Failo prioritises his health by hitting the gym wherever possible and playing the odd bit of golf. He likes to keep focused with literature around self development.
To whom it may concern Having met Failo during his letterbox drops in the neigbourhood and engaging in long conversations about the industry when the time arose to sell our house Failo fronted up with buyers who offered a fair price straight up and a seamless sale. At all times Failo was diligent, trustworthy and therefore wouldn't hesitate to use his expertise again. Thanks
Scott and Sarah
Going above and beyond to provide exceptional service. Will highly recommend.
James & Candice
Failo is awesome!! Really understood what we wanted to achieve. Failo is a dedicated person and loved the fact he put in a lot of effort to sell the house.
Christine & Sanjay
Failo and Cathy both are amazing people and did their job very professional way . We are so happy with the quality service provided by both them
Karamjit & Daljit
He is reliable, fast response to any queries we have on mind. Very accomodating
Carlos & Belinda
I want to compliment one of your excellent employees, Failo Crichton. He went to great lengths to help me when I was struggling to find a reputable real estate agent to assist with my land sale in Samoa. My struggle has been for many years. Residing in Australia and trying to manage such process from here was very difficult and challenging. Failo simplified the sale process and the communication was at the highest level in relation to my enquiries and acting as a third party on my behalf during this process. Professionalism and attention to details were the main learning points for me dealing with Mr. Crichton. It has now been finalized with a very good outcome and my experience has been a rewarding one. Such service builds great working relationships. I will bring all my real estate business to Ray White in the future and will also recommend to friends and families.
Failo did this sale taking care of my requirements. Good customer service
Lovely personality (friendly, not pushy, etc) and genuine
Julia & Paul