Sunday, November 29, 2009
Being new in Japan can be a bit overwhelming and at first glance it seems as if theres no easy way to do things.
But, when I needed a new apartment I contacted Hikarihome. Seiya Kato contacted me the same day to assist me finding what I was looking for. Two weeks later I moved into my new place in Shibaura, all paperwork signed and done. It went smoother and faster than anywhere else I have ever been.
Seiya Kato is very easy to find if You need his assistance, he has been very supportive and informative. He speaks good english as well.
I can only give Hikarihome my warmest recommendations.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
I was really impressed with the level of service Hikari Homes provided. From sending my initial request I was contacted within hours by Shin and he helped me to find a great apartment that I love very quickly. I really appreciate that he also helped me with canceling my lease and utilities for my previous apartment, as well as arranging for a moving company and setting up the utilities and internet in my new apartment. Despite deciding to move quickly and expecting a lot of headaches, I had a really stress-free and pleasant move. I'm really thankful to Shin and Hikari Homes for helping me to start my happier life!
Saturday, November 21, 2009
I have been living in Tokyo for over ten years and have moved six times and every time I had to jump through all kinds of hoops with real estate companies that didn't understand the gai-jin system.
BUT I have never had such an easy experience finding a place as a gai-jin in Japan with no hidden costs. Mr. Kato-san was very knowlegable about finding me a place that would accept hoshou-gaishi (garauntor company) instead of having to search for hoshou-nin (a japanese co-signer). He also helped me find the exact type of apartment space I wanted and right next to the train station that I need to live by.
I don't only recommed Hikari Home and Mr. Kato-san to my friends, I highly recommend their service to all gai-jin looking for a new place in Tokyo. I will never again look for another place in Japan with out using this type of service. Mr. Kato made my moving experience a very good one!!!
Thank you Kato-san!!!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Finding myself in a situation where I had to find an apartment in a relatively short period of time, and not wanting to deal with the hassle of going through real estate agency after real estate agency to find an apartment I liked, I contacted Mark at Hikari Home.
He found me a great apartment in a great location; it's centrally located and has beautiful views, and it was very reasonably priced. As a long-term resident of Japan, I can tell you, I got value for my money. Hikari Home even arranged for all the utilities and the rental of my appliances, so all I had to do was move in.
So, if you're looking for an apartment, I highly recommend Hikari Homes. You'll be glad you did!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
When I was looking for a place to stay in Tokyo, Seiya at Hikari Home was the only person that replied to me before i even left my home country and was one of the first people to try and get in contact with me after i got to the country. He honestly cared about me finding a place to live and was willing to help me every step of the way, above and beyond what i expected of ANYONE.
Seiya has put me on the right track to becoming a local visitor of Akihabara, or Akiba as i`m sure i`ll start calling it. I really couldn`t of asked for a better location in Tokyo to live.
For anyone looking for a place to stay in Tokyo i wholly recommend Hikari Home, just ask for Seiya!
Dear Mark and Kinoshita san,
I'm just writing to thank for the great job you did helping me find an apartment I really love and negotiating the terms with the property owner.
My best recommendations of your company to any gaijin looking for a place to live:)
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Would absolutely recommend Kato-san from Hikari Homes for your new apartment
and moving needs. Always prompt and excellent service and able to find
exactly what I was after in the locations of interest. Excellent effort at
all hours and easily the best people about.
My wife and I had trouble finding a good realtor in Japan, until we met Mark at Hikari Home. Before Mark, we used another realtor who dilly-dallied and said the approval process would take about two weeks. So we switched to Hikari Home, and Mark was able to get my application approved in record time (a few hours). So if you're looking for a home in Tokyo... run, don't walk, to Hikari Home in Omotesando and ask for Mark!
Saturday, November 7, 2009
When I needed to move house in Tokyo Hikari Home provided me with every service that a new tenant would need. Not only did they find me a nice new apartment built within the last 5 years, but provided me with a moving service and wifi internet while I was waiting for it to be installed in my new place. Ask for Shin with the short hair! Hikari Homes no ka oi!
Friday, November 6, 2009
We have settled in our new place now. Thanks for providing the great
services. I appreciate your responsiveness and your willingness to go
the extra miles to ensure I find the ideal apartment. Your help in the
move has make our family's transition to the new place smooth and
pleasant. Overall, we are impress with your service and attitude and
hope that you will continue with the good work. Thanks again.
Thanks to Seiya Kato at Hikari Home we found the appartment we where looking for. The right size and a good location to a reasonable cost. We where very lucky at the end cause the place was already taken when we tried to apply for it, but everything turned out our way! And we are very happy about the friendly and helpfull approach we've recieved from the agency!
Ellen and Sara from Sweden